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02/24/2024 - 04/09/2024

Saturday, February 24
Sat 2/24 2:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [Screening Room 701 Mission St @3rd SF]
ATA @ Bay Area Now 9 – Untitled: sound & images

Saturday, February 24, 2024, 2:00 pm
Presented at YBCA screening room.

Untitled: Sound & Images

Curated by Artists Television Access, this program explores the interactions of sound and images through works by Paul Clipson and collaborative expanded cinema performances from Bay Area artists Amma Ateria, Linda Scobie, Joshua Churchill, Konrad Steiner, and more. Each performance sees the sound and visual practices of the individual artists resonate and refract as they integrate improvisational processes and cross analog and digital media.  More...
Sat 2/24 4:00 PM Mare Island [1024 Nimitz Building 34 Vallejo CA, 94592]
RE:SOUND MIGRATION Sholeh Asgary / Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase / LEXAGON
$15

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Sat 2/24 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Nate Wooley Concert — Mills Music Now

Prepare to be mesmerized by the captivating melodies and innovative sounds that Nate Wooley will bring to the stage.

This event promises to be an unforgettable experience for music enthusiasts. Nate Wooley, a renowned experimental trumpeter, improviser, composer, will showcase his exceptional talent and unique musical style. With his mastery of the trumpet, Wooley will transport you to another world.  More...
Sat 2/24 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
CONCERT: SYNTHETIC REALMS — CONSTANTIN BASICA & ANDREW A. WATTS  More...
Sat 2/24 8:00 PM Audium [1616 Bush St. SF]
"New Voices III" features custom sound works by Roco Córdova, Makana Muanga, and Danishta Rivero. The artists, each disillusioned with the state of the world in 2024, have created an ode to current times that is both haunting and hopeful.  More...
Sat 2/24 8:00 PM Beauty Supply Arts [email for address]
-Paul Sakai (dr), Kumi Maxson (bs), Matias E.A. (gtr)
-Liana Warren (singer/songwriter)
Doors 8:00, music 8:30.  More...
Sunday, February 25
Sun 2/25 7:30 AM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Streaming and in-person:Click for stream  
Quarantine Sessions #118

The telematic improvisation series started at the beginning of the pandemic is finally bringing some of its core members to the CCRMA Stage, performing together with the other musicians remotely, and inviting an audience to join them in person for the first time.  More...
Sun 2/25 4:00 PM Spruce Street Concerts [send email to harry@fullplatemedia.com]
Guitarist/improviser/ composer Fred Frith and violinist/improviser/composer gabby fluke-mogul perform in duo in the intimate setting of a house concert.in a craftsman home in the Berkeley Hills. Seats are limited.  More...
Sun 2/25 7:00 PM West Oakland Sound Series [2201 Poplar Street Dresher Ensemble Studio Oakland]
GNEISS - from LA! (jeonghyeon joo, joshua gerowitz, erthan marks, georgia bell)
BLEEDING VECTOR - from Oakland! (eric vogler & Lorin Benedict)  More...
Wednesday, February 28
Wed 2/28 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
50th Anniversary Tour! Kahil El'Zabar & the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble  More...
Thursday, February 29
Thu 2/29 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Brian Day gives a talk/demonstration of Vertical Measures, his collection of instruments constructed using upcycled common household objects, many of them midi-controllable through a simple keyboard interface.

Reception with light refreshments at 6, talk/demo at 7  More...
Friday, March 1
Fri 3/01 3:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Composition Colloquium: David Monacchi  More...
Fri 3/01 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Velox Humm(Scott Amendola & Lenny Gonzalez)  More...
Fri 3/01 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
CONCERT: DAVID MONACCHI  More...
Saturday, March 2
Sat 3/02 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Thurston Moore & William Winant Concert — Mills Music Now

Presented by the Center for Contemporary Music and Mills College at Northeastern University

This event is open to the public.
Registration is required.

Mills Music Now presents a dynamic evening of improvisational music with internationally acclaimed performers Thurston Moore, one of the founding members of the rock band Sonic Youth, and percussionist William Winant.  More...
Sunday, March 3
Sun 3/03 7:00 PM West Oakland Sound Series [2201 Poplar Street Dresher Ensemble Studio Oakland]
Eric Theise and UNPOPULAR ELECTRONICS (Gino Robair with Tom Djll) present real time cartographic improvisations using projected, manipulated digital maps, and custom-built electro-acoustic instruments. Evenings of street grids, rivers, islands, and curiosities from the built environment. Saturated colors. Glitches in crowdsourced data. Orphaned information and free-floating symbology.

ANN CALLAWAY plays her Three Existential Postcards for Piano and Char: Six Poems by Shinjiro Kurahara with RICHARD MIX, bass; plus works for solo voice by JOHN CAGE, MORTON FELDMAN, HENRI POUSSEUR, ELLIOTT CARTER, troubadors, trouveres & minnesingers.  More...
Sun 3/03 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. Donations for the venue rental are encouraged.  More...
Tuesday, March 5
Tue 3/05 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Improvisation Workshop, monthly series, hosted by Lewis Jordan
Open Workshop and Playground in free improvisation. Spontaneously assembled small groups will collaborate.
Musicians, poets and dancers are invited to this non-hierarchical setting to improvise together.  More...
Wednesday, March 6
Wed 3/06 7:30 PM David Brower Center [2150 Allston Way, Suite 100 Berkeley]
Other Minds presents a screening of the work-in-progress documentary film Following Pál, the story of composer Pál Hermann, on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 7:30 pm at the Goldman Theater, David Brower Center in Berkeley, California. The filmmaker, Hanh Nguyen, will hold a feedback session with the audience following the screening, as she works to refine the final version of the film.  More...
Friday, March 8
Fri 3/08 3:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Composition Colloquium: Roger Reynolds  More...
Fri 3/08 7:00 PM Medicine for Nightmares [3036 24th St SF]
Phillip Greenlief & Jon Raskin's 2+2 plays Steve Lacy  More...
Saturday, March 9
Sat 3/09 6:00 PM Mr Tipple's [39 Fell St SF]
The Lisa Mezzacappa Quartet

Adventurous approaches to standard jazz repertoire, original music by members of the group, and rarely performed gems by heroes Herbie Nichols, Charles Mingus, Carla Bley, Ornette Coleman and others.  More...
Sat 3/09 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
CONCERT: ROGER REYNOLDS  More...
Sunday, March 10
Sun 3/10 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Streaming and in-person:Click for stream  Click to make donation  
Wooden Fish Ensemble plays Women Composers!
https://www.oldfirstconcerts.org/performance/wooden-fish-ensemble-plays-women-composers-sunday-march-10-at-4-pm/

Centuries of Innovation in Celebration of International Women’s Day

- WOODEN FISH ENSEMBLE -

Terrie Baune, violin & Thalia Moore, cello & Thomas Schultz, piano

A reception will follow the concert. Everyone is cordially invited!  More...
Sun 3/10 7:00 PM West Oakland Sound Series [2201 Poplar Street Dresher Ensemble Studio Oakland]
Compositions and Improvisations by:
RACHEL BEETZ + ANNE HEGE + JULIE HERNDON
Ken Ueno + Matt Ingalls  More...
Monday, March 11
Mon 3/11 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Bow and the Brush is Dan Flanagan’s unique and exciting project of commissioning and composing music inspired by paintings and sculptures. The program will include works by Libby Larsen, Nathaniel Stookey, Cindy Cox, Edmund Campion, Peter Josheff, Jose Gonzalez Granero, Evan Price, Shinji Eshima, Jacques Desjardins, and Dan, himself. Each piece is performed alongside a projection of the artwork that inspired it. This performance is immediately followed by a tour including Boston University, Carnegie Hall, University of Rome Tor Vergata, and The American Library in Paris.  More...
Mon 3/11 8:30 PM Little Hill Lounge [10753 San Pablo Ave El Cerrito]
A regular evening of instrumental improvisation with Miles Lassi, Zekarias Thompson, and Skyway Man

Featuring DJ Andy Cabic  More...
Tuesday, March 12
Tue 3/12 7:00 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Tim Berne Trio: Tim Berne, saxophone; Tom Rainey, drums; Gregg Belisle-Chi, guitar  More...
Tue 3/12 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Nadah El Shazly + BINT + Camellia Boutros  More...
Wednesday, March 13
Wed 3/13 7:00 PM City Lights Bookstore [261 Columbus Ave San Francisco]
Rita Bullwinkel & Friends

City Lights and Viking Press celebrate the publication of Headshot - by Rita Bullwinkel - published by Viking Press - Join us in an evening of merriment with music by Theresa Wong, readings by Venita Blackburn, Jennifer Cheng, Ashley Nelson Levy, and discussion with Rita Bullwinkel and Oscar Villalon.  More...
Thursday, March 14
Thu 3/14 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]
EKG, Transient, Grotesque, Noriegas
Thurs March 14 8pm-11pm Peacock Lounge, 552 Haight, SF
All-ages, $5-$15 no one turned away for lack of funds.
Please rapid-test day of show, keep each other healthy!

EKG
Ernst Karel & Kyle Bruckmann sculpt a bizarre organic soundworld of sizzling, sudden, creeping textures, elusive feints toward melody, and microscopic noise.
https://ernstkarel.bandcamp.com/album/200-years-of-electricals

Transient
Eye-O hybrid-drumkit drummer and sound designer, Kevin Woodruff, joins multi-instrumentalist David Molina for a collaborative duo that may tend toward drone, noise, doom, industrial, ambient, free improv, also known as Transient!
https://www.drmsound.com/experimental-ambient/transient

Grotesque
Randylee Sutherland and Aimee Hamel’s group composed of Strings, Hand Percussion, Tapes, Reeds and Vocalists
https://randyleesutherland.bandcamp.com/music

Noriegas
With more than thirty releases, the supernoise supergroup Noriegas wage a calming war on your icy-hot head. Come swoon for your favorite Noriega: Diego, Emmerich, Brad, David, or Joyo but you must pick only one.
https://noriegas.bandcamp.com/music  More...
Friday, March 15
Fri 3/15 7:00 PM Sound & Savor [24th and adeline in west oakland]
Solo concert by Karl Evangelista and 4 course menu  More...
Fri 3/15 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Tuple takes audiences on a journey through uncharted soundscapes created by the melodic, timbral, and spectral possibilities of two bassoons. With music ranging from minimalist grooves to microtonal polyphony, Tuple creates an experience that expands audiences’ understanding of the instrument—using its dark frequencies, lyrical high register, and extended techniques to create an unexpected tonal world that captures the full range of human emotions.  More...
Saturday, March 16
Sat 3/16 12:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Godwaffle Noise Pancakes returns with tasty brunch and tastier noise music!  More...
Sat 3/16 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Spoken Word Show - features Films by David Michalak including Life is a Serious Business (w/George Kuchar), The Spoken Word, Once A Face, Start Talking and Tales You loose. All the films dialogue is sourced from Instructional records and phone messages. Usufruct will open with Polly Springhorn and Tim Walters.  More...
Sat 3/16 8:00 PM Lakeside Presbyterian Church [201 Eucalyptus Drive San Francisco, CA]
It is with both a heavy heart and a celebration of an extraordinary life that we invite you to Leaving a Mark, a memorial concert dedicated to the late Dr. Mark Alburger. This special evening will honor his impactful contributions to the world of music and our community.  More...
Friday, March 22
Fri 3/22 7:00 PM McCarthy Art Studio [San Francisco Mission District]
Other Minds is pleased to welcome back Maki Namekawa and Dennis Russell Davies for a benefit recital of solo and piano four-hands music to celebrate Davies’ 80th birthday at the McCarthy Art Studio in San Francisco’s Mission District on Friday, March 22, 2024. The address will be provided with your ticket confirmation. The 8:00pm performance will be preceded by a dessert reception at 7:00pm in honor of Davies’ milestone birthday. This benefit for Other Minds will have only 80 tickets available at a sliding scale, with a limited number available at each level, so get yours soon!

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Saturday, March 23
Sat 3/23 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
BUTCHER weaves a story of survival, strength, and Palestinian resistance through Jarrar’s first deep foray into songwriting, all while maintaining her signature incorporation of oral histories, field recordings and piano scores. This will be the Bay Area premiere of the work.  More...
Sunday, March 24
Sun 3/24 4:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
BUTCHER weaves a story of survival, strength, and Palestinian resistance through Jarrar’s first deep foray into songwriting, all while maintaining her signature incorporation of oral histories, field recordings and piano scores. This will be the Bay Area premiere of the work.  More...
Sun 3/24 7:00 PM Berkeley Finnish Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
Nathan Clevenger Large Ensemble / Jon Arkin & Jordan Glenn Duo

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Thursday, March 28
Thu 3/28 7:30 AM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Streaming and in-person:Click for stream  
Ukrainian pianist and composer Ludmila Yurina presents new works from her Visiting Scholar residency at CCRMA.  More...
Thu 3/28 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Hatis Noit + Sheherazaad  More...
Thu 3/28 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
The Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola Duo  More...
Saturday, March 30
Sat 3/30 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
KMRU + Amma Ateria  More...
Monday, April 1
Mon 4/01 8:00 PM Mitchell Park Community Center [3700 Middlefield Road Palo Alto]
Earthwise welcomes Ethan Iverson, Marta Sanchez

Pianist, composer, and writer Ethan Iverson was a founding member of The Bad Plus, a game-changing collective with Reid Anderson and David King. The New York Times called TBP “Better than anyone at melding the sensibilities of post-60’s jazz and indie rock.” During his 17-year tenure, TBP performed in venues as diverse as the Village Vanguard, Carnegie Hall, and Bonnaroo; collaborated with Joshua Redman, Bill Frisell, and the Mark Morris Dance Group; and created a faithful arrangement of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and a radical reinvention of Ornette Coleman’s Science Fiction.  More...
Sunday, April 7
Sun 4/07 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. Donations for the venue rental are encouraged.  More...