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08/25/2019 - 10/09/2019

Sunday, August 25
Sun 8/25 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Daniel Glover  More...
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Monday, August 26
Mon 8/26 8:30 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out II
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music--

Monday, 8/26, 8pm (8:30pm start)
No Cover/Donations Accepted

Set #1: Steve Blum Solo (electronic/ambient)
Set #2: Tim Bulkley Trio (modern jazz/improvisation)
Set #3: Omree Gal-oz (jazz)  More...
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Thursday, August 29
Thu 8/29 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Bill Orcutt + Sult quartet
Rob Magill solo
Car Made of Glass + Devin Nolan quintet  More...
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Thu 8/29 7:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
In connection with her participation in San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery’s side by side/in the world exhibition, Pamela Z will present “Other Rooms”, a suite of solo works for voice and electronics performed in a environment of multi-channel, interactive video at The LAB.  More...
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Friday, August 30
Fri 8/30 6:00 PM Et Al Gallery [620 Kearny St San Francisco, CA 94108]
Katy Cowan & Heidi Howard Closing Reception
Music performances:
Eve Essex
Cranky (Sean Keenan / Jake Parker Scott / Mitch Stahlmann)  More...
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Thursday, September 5
Thu 9/05 6:30 PM Honey Hive Gallery [4117 Judah St SF]
Crude Drawings / Sarah Lockhart / Dylan and Lee  More...
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Sunday, September 8
Sun 9/08 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Greg Kelley (Seattle) + Chris Cooper + Danishta Rivero + Jacob Felix Heule quartet
Zachary James Watkins
Glands Of External Secretion  More...
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Tuesday, September 10
Tue 9/10 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
- Velox Humm (Scott Amendola + Lenny Gonzalez)
- Suki O'Kane
- Aaron Oppenheim  More...
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Thursday, September 12
Thu 9/12 8:00 PM Envelop SF [The Midway at 900 Marin St, SF CA]
SFEMF announces its 20th Anniversary Festival dedicated to groundbreaking electronic music. With one evening of fixed media multi-channel sound works and three nights of live performances featuring a diverse cadre of internationally renowned and emerging composers. The festival will begin at Envelop SF, a next-generation immersive audio venue. This concert will present fixed media works by Amy X Neuburg, Jim O’Rourke and Italian duo My Cat Is An Alien. The festival continues with live performances Friday through Sunday at Brava Theater Center.  More...
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Friday, September 13
Fri 9/13 7:30 PM Oakland Technical High School [4351 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611 Auditorium Entrance on 42nd Street]
“Watershed” is a collection of six new pieces composed by Ted Allen for the Incendiary Cycle, an ongoing creative music project for four horns, electronics and percussion. The Incendiary Cycle is an evolving set of reflections on the dynamic relationships between people, industry, and nature in California.  More...
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Fri 9/13 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Omri Shimron – Metamorphosis

Omri Shimron explores the idea of transformation through works by J. S. Bach, Philip Glass, Franz Schubert, and Menachem Weisenberg.  More...
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Fri 9/13 8:00 PM Brava Theater Center [2781 24th St, San Francisco, CA]
SFEMF announces its 20th Anniversary Festival dedicated to groundbreaking electronic music. With one evening of fixed media multi-channel sound works and three nights of live performances featuring a diverse cadre of internationally renowned and emerging composers, the festival will begin at Envelop SF, a next-generation immersive audio venue and continue at Brava Theater Center with live performances Friday through Sunday. Friday evening artists: Maggi Payne, Joel St. Julien, and MSHR.  More...
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Saturday, September 14
Sat 9/14 4:30 PM San Francisco Public Library, Richmond Branch [351 9th Ave. San Francisco, CA 94118]
Thomas Dimuzio will be playing a Buchla modular synthesizer for this performance.  More...
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Sat 9/14 7:00 PM Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture [2 Marina Blvd SF]
On September 14, SF Contemporary Music Players open their 2019-2020 season with a stunning assembly of forces for the world premiere of a new, concert-length, site-responsive work by Bang On A Can founding composer Michael Gordon with special guests Roomful of Teeth, and Splinter Reeds.  More...
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Sat 9/14 8:00 PM Brava Theater Center [2781 24th St, San Francisco, CA]
SFEMF announces its 20th Anniversary Festival dedicated to groundbreaking electronic music. With one evening of fixed media multi-channel sound works and three nights of live performances featuring a diverse cadre of internationally renowned and emerging composers, the festival will begin at Envelop SF, a next-generation immersive audio venue and continue at Brava Theater Center with live performances Friday through Sunday. Saturday evening artists: John Weise, Dohee Lee, and Marc Kate  More...
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Sunday, September 15
Sun 9/15 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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Sun 9/15 8:00 PM Brava Theater Center [2781 24th St, San Francisco, CA]
SFEMF announces its 20th Anniversary Festival dedicated to groundbreaking electronic music. With one evening of fixed media multi-channel sound works and three nights of live performances featuring a diverse cadre of internationally renowned and emerging composers, the festival will begin at Envelop SF, a next-generation immersive audio venue and continue at Brava Theater Center with live performances Friday through Sunday. Sunday evening artists: Carl Stone, Dana Jessen, and Svenska Elektriska Operaensemblen  More...
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Wednesday, September 18
Wed 9/18 7:30 PM San Francisco Public Library, Richmond Branch [351 9th Ave. San Francisco, CA 94118]
A free screening of the Sublime Frequencies documentary "Musical Brotherhoods From The Trans-Saharan Highway" (2008), on Moroccan street music.  More...
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Thursday, September 19
Thu 9/19 7:00 PM The Contemporary Jewish Museum [736 Mission St SF]
Experiments in Sonic Potential: Animals and Giraffes

Musicians from the Bay Area’s rich improvisational jazz scene perform live music in conversation with Annabeth Rosen’s ceramic sculptures.  More...
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Thu 9/19 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Expanded film + Sound with
Gino Robair's Unpopular Electronics
Featuring the 16mm Films of Lori Varga & Tom Djll Plus very special guest!  More...
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Saturday, September 21
Sat 9/21 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Christina Braun and Tom Nunn perform “Deep States,” a set of 8 pieces for dancer and original experimental instruments. Each dance features a particular state of consciousness or circumstance and instrument.
Christina Braun is a lifelong dancer and prolific choreographer. Tom Nunn is Christina’s long term improvisational art mentor. Christina's solo dance works with composer David Samas have been recently presented by Safehouse Arts, the LAB, the Oakland Museum of California and the Asian Art Museum. As SF Butoh LAB, Christina has produced Butoh dance symposia, performances, and workshops. Tom has designed, built and performed with experimental musical instruments since 1975, always with a focus on recycled/re-purposed materials, to create a unique voice in improvised music. His years of work with Christina Braun have brought a rich visual and dramatic focus to his music. He has participated in several Bay Area festivals with Christinba, and others such as the High Zero Festival in Baltimore, Sound Symposium in Newfoundland, and AK07 in New Zealand.  More...
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Sunday, September 22
Sun 9/22 6:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Martin Freeman Comes To Oakland  More...
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Sun 9/22 6:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Broken Shadows with Tim Berne, Chris Speed, Reid Anderson & Dave King
Sunday, September 22, Joe Henderson Lab
6:00pm & 7:30pm
$30
Named for one of Ornette Coleman’s most evocative compositions, this all-star project honors the Coleman legacy along with the music of Coleman’s fellow Fort Worth native reed players Dewey Redman and Julius Hemphill, featuring the wildly inventive saxophonists Tim Berne and Chris Speed, and the Bad Plus rhythm section of bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King. Debuting as a band in January 2017 for the Konceptions Music Series at Brooklyn’s Korzo, the band is a remarkably balanced vehicle for performing Coleman’s work, approaching it with fearless experimentation, deep grooves, and wicked humor.  More...
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Tuesday, September 24
Tue 9/24 8:30 PM Starline Social Club [2236 Martin Luther King Oakland]
Voicehandler
Alförjis (Lisbon)  More...
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Thursday, September 26
Thu 9/26 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Joel Nelson - guitar
9:00 pm Feral Luggage
Kersti Abrams - alto saxophone/thumb piano, Mika Pontecorvo - guitar/electronics/voice, Colleen Kelly T - cello/ electronics, Mark Pino- drums/percussion, Elijah Pontecorvo - bass/vocals, Lorenzo Arreguin - drums/guitar  More...
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Saturday, September 28
Sat 9/28 3:00 PM San Francisco Public Library [100 Larkin St San Francisco]
Rova Saxophone Quartet at SF Main Library  More...
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Sunday, September 29
Sun 9/29 8:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
Bruce Ackley & Henry Kaiser Explore The Music of Steve Lacy  More...
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Sunday, October 6
Sun 10/06 12:00 PM Herbst Theatre [401 Van Ness Ave SF]
Experience the vitality of Bay Area music making in all its forms at SF Music Day, the Bay Area’s free daylong music festival in downtown San Francisco, presented by InterMusic SF. From chamber music to jazz, contemporary works to global traditions—SF Music Day brings together virtuoso musicians from across the Bay, with musical sounds that span continents and centuries.

2019 Artists:

Classical & Early Music
Fervida Trio
The Meráki Quartet
Brass Over Bridges
Sylvestris Quartet
Telegraph Quartet

Contemporary Music
Chordless: Sara LeMesh and Allegra Chapman
Stenberg | Cahill Duo
Patrick Galvin and Jung-eun Kim
Ensemble for These Times
Astraeus String Quartet
Friction Quartet
StringQuake
Keyed Kontraptions
The Dresher | Davel Invented Instrument Duo
The Living Earth Show
Quinteto Latino

Contemporary & Global Music
Melody of China
The Alaya Project
Cornelius Boots & the Heavy Roots Shakuhachi Ensemble

Jazz & Improvised Music
Ila Cantor's Encanto
Myra Melford / Fay Victor / Lisa Mezzacappa
Dee Spencer: The Smile Orange Project
Terrence Brewer Acoustic Jazz Quartet
Richard Howell Quartet
Trance Mission
Destiny Muhammad Trio
Howard Wiley & Extra Nappy
Hristo Vitchev Trio
Nathan Bickart Trio
duo B. Experimental Band  More...
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Tuesday, October 8
Tue 10/08 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series 10th anniversary!
- Laetitia Sonami
- Las Sucias
- Foot SOS
- gabby fluke-mogul & Jacob Felix Heule
- Jordan Glenn  More...
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