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11/19/2018 - 01/03/2019

Monday, November 19
Mon 11/19 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Clara Yang Piano: Sound of the Past and the Present  More...
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Mon 11/19 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS Presents: Tim Rowe's How To Play The Drums  More...
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Wednesday, November 21
Wed 11/21 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Music for People Volume 2
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Street Priest- Jacob Felix Heule, Matt Chandler, Doug Katelus

gabby fluke-mogul

Berlin Duo- Suki O'Kane, Edward Schocker

Snake- Nick Barbeln  More...
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Saturday, November 24
Sat 11/24 11:00 AM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Andre Custodio is hosting a series of performances of textured sound utilizing electronics and other instruments for a bookstore environment. Performing solo for most of these Saturdays, but will occasionally invite others to fill-in.  More...
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Sunday, November 25
Sun 11/25 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
This special All Ears Interfaith Sangha gathering will honor the life, work and memory of our beloved Pauline Oliveros on the two-year anniversary of her passing. Come witness, experience, participate in, and discuss some of Oliveros' most powerful compositions.  More...
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Monday, November 26
Mon 11/26 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
The World According to Sound, LIVE!

You will hear bridges and ants and the gurgle of mud pots. The sounds will transport you inside another person’s head and back in time a hundred years to the streets of Berlin. There will be a musical performance by a washing machine, a sonorous tennis match, and a disturbing howl Marco Polo heard centuries ago while crossing the Gobi Desert. There's absolutely nothing to see. It will be a spectacle entirely for the ears.  More...
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Mon 11/26 9:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out Special presents cutting-edge bands in the worlds of jazz, improvised music, and creative song. Our maiden show features an explosive new set from Oakland art rock/experimental duo Grex, paired with new music from Santa Cruz transplants JUDO NO.

Grex (art rock/experimental): Karl Evangelista-gtr, voice, percussion, Rei Scampavia-keys, voice, percussion

JUDO NO (polyrhythmic rock)  More...
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Mon 11/26 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
GAS Live – Recombinant Festival 2018 Opening Night Performance

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Wednesday, November 28
Wed 11/28 7:00 PM Mills College Art Museum [Danforth Lecture Hall (across from Museum) 5000 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA 94613]
Mills College Art Museum: Art 21 Screening
Bay Area Art in the 21st Century with Creative Growth  More...
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Wed 11/28 7:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Herman Kolgen – Recombinant 2018 Artist in Residence

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Thursday, November 29
Thu 11/29 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Laurie Anderson’s Songs For Women with Tammy Hall
The first part of the Laurie Anderson series was inspired by the composer Tammy Hall’s beautiful piece “For Miss Jones”. Anderson thought it would be interesting to do a collection of pieces written for women and make it into a celebration that crosses back and forth from jazz to stories to electronics.  More...
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Thu 11/29 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Antonic/Fischer
Thomas Antonic - text, recitation
Michael Fischer - ad-hoc soundscaping
A morphological text- and soundscape, richly allusive, drawn, sculpture-like, filmic, cross-linking, floating. Whirring visions form a coup of poetic escalation.

9:00 pm Nishi-Smith/Robertson
Kanoko Nishi-Smith - koto
Owen Stewart Robertson -guitar  More...
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Thu 11/29 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Disks and Grooves: Exploring Rotary Instruments  More...
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Friday, November 30
Fri 11/30 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Enrique Arriaga (Unknown Persons) and Concepción Huerta (Territorios Personales)  More...
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Fri 11/30 7:30 PM Grace Cathedral [1100 California Street San Francisco, CA 94108]
Laurie Anderson’s Lou Reed Drones with Stewart Hurwood
Lou Reed’s powerful drone piece features the hypnotic overtones and harmonics of guitar feedback. As part of it, Anderson will be joined in a viola duet by Eyvind Kang.  More...
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Fri 11/30 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Aïsha Devi, Drew McDowall, Hiro Kone + more – Recombinant Festival 2018 Friday Night

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Saturday, December 1
Sat 12/01 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Laurie Anderson’s Songs For Men with Scott Amendola
“I realized I’ve also written a lot of things for and about men and I asked the amazing Scott Amendola to join me in an evening of improv. Some of the greatest experts on women are men and of course vice versa so I’m hoping for some lively mash ups.”  More...
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Sat 12/01 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
DO-OVER Music Series: duo B. Experimental Band + Tim DeCillis solo
Featuring: Kyle Bruckmann, Polly Moller Springhorn, Matt Ingalls, Josh Marshall, Theo Padouvas, Brendan Lai-Tong, gabby fluke-mogul, Julie Michael, Crystal Pascucci, Nava Dunkelman, John Finkbeiner, Lisa Mezzacappa, Jason Levis.  More...
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Sat 12/01 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Demdike Stare, Antenes, Rrose + more – Saturday Night Recombinant Festival 2018

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Sunday, December 2
Sun 12/02 3:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Crown of Eternity – Sound Experience  More...
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Sun 12/02 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Laurie Anderson’s Scenes From My Radio Play with Fred Frith
Scenes from My Radio Play is themes and variations on the characters and situations in the play. Guitarist Fred Frith will join Anderson in invoking hypnosis, memory, old juke joints, canoe trips and love.  More...
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Sun 12/02 7:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Time Machines Live A/V Show – Recombinant Festival Closing Night

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Monday, December 3
Mon 12/03 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS Presents: Seiyoung Jang & Will Gluck  More...
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Wednesday, December 5
Wed 12/05 7:30 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Gloria Cheng & Terry Riley
The Heaven Ladder & other works for piano by Terry Riley  More...
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Wed 12/05 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Beam Splitter & Voicehandler

Beam Splitter is a duo for amplified voice, trombone and occasional analog electronics. Utilizing the pure sounds of acoustic and closely amplified sound sources, the duo joins together two individual voices into a distinct dialog that delves beyond the borders of the corporeal elements of extended technique and sound.

Voicehandler plays intuitive, incantatory music grounded in the most primitive and somatic instruments -- the voice and percussion -- juxtaposed with contemporary, disembodied electronics. We situate ourselves in our physical and social environment through our music. Our improvisations are shaped by their setting and context, and we use site-specific installations to more deeply experience spaces. We deconstruct song forms in relation to mythology and literature to explore our humanity and the shifting discourse surrounding it.

Jacob Felix Heule: percussion
Danishta Rivero: voice and electronics  More...
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Thursday, December 6
Thu 12/06 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
BEAM SPLITTER is a duo for amplified voice, trombone and occasional analog electronics.  More...
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Thu 12/06 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
War Hippy/Thomas Dimuzio/Names/Gerritt Wittmer
Power Ambience, Experimental Electronics, Noise, introspective experimental electronics, and Power Intellectualism in a controlled setting!  More...
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Friday, December 7
Fri 12/07 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Andy Meyerson: Ritual & Resonance  More...
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Fri 12/07 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Roscoe Mitchell Quartet

The Lab will host saxophonist and composer Roscoe Mitchell and his quartet with Ambrose Akinmusire, Junius Paul and Vincent Davis. The project marks Mitchell’s last performance before he returns to Madison, Wisconsin, celebrating his eleven-year contribution to the Bay Area as the chair of the Mills College music department. An iconoclastic figure in contemporary music whose work ranges from classical to contemporary, from wild and forceful free jazz to ornate chamber music, Mitchell is an internationally renowned musician, composer, and innovator dubbed one of the most important musicians in jazz by The New York Times.  More...
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Fri 12/07 9:30 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Nathan Clevenger's Book of Exits & The Green Mitchell Trio  More...
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Saturday, December 8
Sat 12/08 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Roscoe Mitchell Quartet

The Lab will host saxophonist and composer Roscoe Mitchell and his quartet with Ambrose Akinmusire, Junius Paul and Vincent Davis. The project marks Mitchell’s last performance before he returns to Madison, Wisconsin, celebrating his eleven-year contribution to the Bay Area as the chair of the Mills College music department. An iconoclastic figure in contemporary music whose work ranges from classical to contemporary, from wild and forceful free jazz to ornate chamber music, Mitchell is an internationally renowned musician, composer, and innovator dubbed one of the most important musicians in jazz by The New York Times.  More...
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Sunday, December 9
Sun 12/09 4:00 PM Saint Mark's Lutheran Church [1111 O'Farrell Street San Francisco, CA 94109 United States]
Celebrate the holidays by decking the halls with new traditions! We offer beloved seasonal music from around the world, from sublime to silly, old to new, and with (optional) audience singing. Works by Grieg, Howells, Tavener, Hassler, Puerling, Willan, Praetorious, Conte, Grau, Poulenc and others and new favorites for the years ahead. Introducing our Composers-in- and Not-in-Residence, Jean Ahn and Robinson McClellan.  More...
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Sun 12/09 7:00 PM Institute of Advanced Uncertainty [296 Ivy Street
 San Francisco]
bitter banquet CD release concert  More...
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Sun 12/09 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Shapeshifters Cinema: duo B. (Lisa Mezzacappa and Jason Levis) vs. viDEO sAVant  More...
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Tuesday, December 11
Tue 12/11 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Way Out West Concert Series - Matt Renzi's "Arm-Sized Legging"  More...
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Tue 12/11 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
- Monopiece (Nathan Corder, Timothy Russell, Matt Robidoux, +1)
- Alex Cohen  More...
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Wednesday, December 12
Wed 12/12 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Join us for an evening of music, meditation, art and dance expiring and celebrating the consciousness or our allies in the green world. 7 PM: Plant Meditation with Michael Dooley and plant portraits by Anjelica Collard. 8 PM: Sarah Cahill, Piano: Patterns of Plants, Mamoru Fujieda. 9 PM: Pet the Tiger: Psychobotanikon.  More...
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Wed 12/12 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Damn Skippy Featuring Scott Amendola, Will Bernard, John Schott, Jenny Schieman & Todd Sickafoose  More...
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Thursday, December 13
Thu 12/13 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Damn Skippy Featuring Scott Amendola, Will Bernard, John Schott, Jenny Scheinman & Todd Sickafoose! TWO NIGHTS! Completely different music each night!  More...
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Saturday, December 15
Sat 12/15 8:00 PM Stork Club [2330 Telegraph Avenue Oakland]
New Zombies, an 11-piece avant-jazz ensemble, plays the world music-inspired compositions of Dan Plonsey. Forer Effect opens the show, followed by Jordan Glenn's BEAK.  More...
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Sat 12/15 8:00 PM Saint Mark's Episcopal Church [600 Colorado Avenue Palo Alto]
Celebrate the holidays by decking the halls with new traditions! We offer beloved seasonal music from around the world, from sublime to silly, old to new, and with (optional) audience singing. Works by Grieg, Howells, Taverner, Hassler, Puerling, Willan, Praetorious, Conte, Poulenc and others and new favorites for the years ahead. Introducing our Composers-in- and Not-in-Residence, Jean Ahn and Robinson McClellan.  More...
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Sat 12/15 9:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Eugene Chadbourne  More...
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Sunday, December 16
Sun 12/16 3:00 PM The Women's Building [3543 18th Street #8, San Francisco, CA 94110]
Each year, SFCMP holds several community events that encourage the exploration of contemporary music in a festive, community atmosphere.

We hope you'll join us in December for our in the COMMUNITY get together featuring Cornelius Cardew’s "The Great Learning, Paragraph 7."

In this group performance experience, the audience has the opportunity to add their voices to the musical recitation of an ancient Confucian text. The mood and spirit will be set through a Sonic Meditation by the great Pauline Oliveros.  More...
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Sun 12/16 4:00 PM Saint Paul's Episcopal Church [114 Montecito Avenue Oakland]
Celebrate the holidays by decking the halls with new traditions! We offer beloved seasonal music from around the world, from sublime to silly, old to new, and with (optional) audience singing. Works by Grieg, Howells, Taverner, Hassler, Puerling, Willan, Praetorious, Conte, Poulenc and others and new favorites for the years ahead. Introducing our Composers-in- and Not-in-Residence, Jean Ahn and Robinson McClellan.  More...
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Sun 12/16 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation, non-hierarchical workshop in free improvisation)

The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or come to listen. No advance notice needed — just show up. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names immediately before each group plays. We try to keep transition time between groups at a minimum. Over by 10pm. It's free. If you want to contribute, bring snacks and drinks.  More...
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