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01/21/2019 - 03/06/2019

Monday, January 21
Mon 1/21 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS: Noah Phillips & Perkis/Woodman  More...
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Wednesday, January 23
Wed 1/23 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
Gadi Sassoon performs "Multiverse" in a multichannel setup at CCRMA.  More...
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Wed 1/23 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Former Bay Area resident, pianist Tania Chen is back in town for a few days and has agreed to spend an evening playing at Tom's Place with Jon Raskin, Tom Djll and Barb Golden -- the Rat Pack of Bay Area improvisors.

Opening the show will be guitarist John Schott, who, surprisingly, has never played at Tom's Place before. We're looking forward to hearing from him.  More...
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Wed 1/23 8:30 PM Bottom of the Hill [1233 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107]
Grex, Voicehandler, Chiromancer

An explosive, feverish evening of intense, exploratory songs and sounds, featuring the free jazz-inflected incantations of Oakland art rock band Grex, the darkly magical voice/perucssion duo Voicehandler, and the blistering prog-cum-noise rock of Chiromancer.

Grex: Karl Evangelista (gtr, vocals, percussion), Rei Scampavia (keys, vocals, percussion)
Voicehandler: Jacob Felix Heule (percussion), Danishta Rivero (voice/electronics)
Chiromancer: Evelyn Davis (vox and Nord), Charlie Werber (drums)  More...
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Wed 1/23 9:30 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Music for People with Zachary James Watkins, Hiss and Hum, Sharon Tate Fetus Explosion & Matt Robidoux Band  More...
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Thursday, January 24
Thu 1/24 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
YinSho: Dangerous Animals  More...
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Thu 1/24 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
Evolving over the last seven years, "A Solo Voice", composed and performed by Odeya Nini, is an investigation of resonance, extended vocal techniques, performance, and pure expression, exploring the relationship between mind and body and the various landscapes it can yield. The work is a series of malleable compositions and improvisations that include field recordings and theatrical elements, aiming to dissociate the voice from its traditional attributes and create a new logic of song that is not only heard but seen through movement and action. In a multi-dimensionality that serves to both provoke and soothe in abstract communication, the voice is presented in its spectrum of natures as it travels through cultures, ages, emotions and colors, like photographs, with tender intimacy and bold aberrance.  More...
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Thu 1/24 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Michele Seippel
8:50 pm Hark Madley
9:20 pm r beny  More...
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Friday, January 25
Fri 1/25 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Latitudes: Arrington de Dionyso and DunkelpeK

On the latest installment of Latitudes, Arrington de Dionyso conjures utopic zones through ritual trance and the high spirits of electrified rock and roll. The iconoclastic duo DunkelpeK transmits an amalgamated soundworld through percussion and electric guitar, chopping their many influences to bits and reassembling them in a quest for new musical possibilities.  More...
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Fri 1/25 7:30 PM Open Secret Bookstore [923 C St., San Rafael, CA]
TBD Quintet

TBD Quintet - a group of Bay Area Most Valuable Players: guitarist John Schott, trumpeters Mario Guarneri, Erik Jekabson, bassist John Wiitala and master drummer Akira Tana.  More...
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Saturday, January 26
Sat 1/26 4:00 PM San Francisco Public Library, Richmond Branch [351 9th Ave. San Francisco, CA 94118]
Composer John Bischoff will present a 20 minute slideshow on the history of electroacoustic music, then perform 3 works of live computer music.  More...
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Sat 1/26 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
56×54: But Wait! There’s More!  More...
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Sat 1/26 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
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Improvisation and performance by: Michele Cheng, Julie Herndon, Barbara Nerness, Stephanie Sherriff, Michiko Theurer, Julie Zhu

Works by: Michele Cheng, Robert Fleitz, Kerrith Livengood with instruments created and extended by Patricia Alessandrini, Barbara Nerness, Stephanie Sherriff, and Julie Zhu.  More...
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Sunday, January 27
Sun 1/27 1:00 PM VAMP music • art • consignment [331 19th Street Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society 6th Anniversary Festival
12 BANDS, DJ PETE SMITH SPINNING RECORDS BETWEEN SETS
1PM-10PM
@ VAMP vintage • art • music for the people
FERNANDO'S FAMOUS BBQ
CELEBRATION  More...
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Sun 1/27 6:00 PM The Armory Club [1799 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94103]
Modular Synth Electronic music with Juan Rosales, Franck Martin and guests in the dungeon of the The Armory Club  More...
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Monday, January 28
Mon 1/28 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
David Watson & John Krausbauer / Matt Ingalls  More...
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Mon 1/28 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS: George Cory Todd & Citizen Fly 2  More...
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Tuesday, January 29
Tue 1/29 6:45 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
OKKYUNG LEE (Artist-in-Residence) - Okkyung Lee is a cellist, composer, and improviser who moves freely between artistic disciples and contingencies. Since moving to New York in 2000 she has worked in disparate contexts as a solo artist and collaborator with a wide range of creators.  More...
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Tue 1/29 7:00 PM PianoFight [144 Taylor St SF]
Women's Audio Mission presents Local Sirens featuring the Real Vocal String Quartet, Hae Voces and For Now.  More...
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Tue 1/29 9:30 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Jakob Pek Trio, Crystal Pascucci & Ends Meat  More...
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Wednesday, January 30
Wed 1/30 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
"this title refers to a counterproductive piece of private property"

Colin Tucker and Charlie Sdraulig realize a new work by Colin Tucker for speakers and two performers thematizing the given embodied actualities in everyday and performance settings. The work begins with an installation in which recordings of ambient sounds of the performance space are played back, activating ambiguities between live and recorded sounds. The installation proceeds seamlessly into a work for two human performers and speakers featuring subtle modifications of breath sounds.  More...
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Thursday, January 31
Thu 1/31 4:00 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
OKKYUNG LEE (Artist-in-Residence) - Okkyung Lee is a cellist, composer, and improviser who moves freely between artistic disciples and contingencies. Since moving to New York in 2000 she has worked in disparate contexts as a solo artist and collaborator with a wide range of creators.

In the Mills College Ensemble Room  More...
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Thu 1/31 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Tracking Series #3, Women Composers and Gender Equity  More...
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Thu 1/31 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00pm RiRaeRo
Ric Louchard, piano; Rachel Condry, clarinet and bass clarinet; Ron Heglin, voice, tuba and trombone
...like a soft conversation late at night in the dark
9:00 pm David Molina's Transient, featuring Thomas Dimuzio  More...
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Friday, February 1
Fri 2/01 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Sarah Davachi presents an evening of modern compositions for electric organ and Mellotron, in variations of her recent recorded material.  More...
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Fri 2/01 7:30 PM Bing Concert Hall [327 Lasuen St, Stanford, CA 94305]
CCRMA at Bing | The Lord of the Bings: The Fellowship of the Bing | CONCERT 1

Please join us for two different evening programs of multichannel immersive music and soundscapes at Bing Concert Hall. We will deploy our GRAIL sound system for a selection of pieces from CCRMA and around the Middle-earth.  More...
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Fri 2/01 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
In her solo violin project "Meshes," Leslee Smucker explores the strange and unnerving relationship between dream and reality by juxtaposing the music of Conor Abbott Brown, Lera Auerbach, Luc Brewaeys, Michel van der Aa, Locatelli, and film of Maya Deren. Sound design by Conor Abbott Brown.  More...
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Fri 2/01 8:00 PM August Hall [420 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102]
FURY is an immersive concert experience, fusing the music of indie-pop band YASSOU and string composer Kristina Dutton. Created with dancers from two world-class ballet companies, San Francisco Ballet and Alonzo King LINES Ballet, this concert takes you on a musical journey inspired by the iconic movie, "Mad Max - Fury Road".  More...
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Fri 2/01 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Okkyung Lee & Bill Orcutt  More...
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Fri 2/01 9:00 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Kahil El'Zabar's Ethnic Heritage Ensemble  More...
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Saturday, February 2
Sat 2/02 7:30 PM Bing Concert Hall [327 Lasuen St, Stanford, CA 94305]
CCRMA at Bing | The Lord of the Bings: The Fellowship of the Bing | CONCERT 2

Please join us for two different evening programs of multichannel immersive music and soundscapes at Bing Concert Hall. We will deploy our GRAIL sound system for a selection of pieces from CCRMA and around the Middle-earth.  More...
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Sat 2/02 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
DO-OVER Music Series #2: duo B. Experimental Band + Randy McKean, solo woodwinds
Polly Moller Springhorn, flutes
Matt Ingalls, clarinets
Randy McKean, alto saxophone
Joshua Marshall, tenor saxophone
Theo Padouvas, trumpet
Brendan Lai-Tong, trombone
gabby fluke-mogul, violin
Murray Campbell, violin
Crystal Pascucci, cello
Lee Hodel, contrabass
Nava Dunkelman, percussion
John Finkbeiner, guitar
Lisa Mezzacappa, contrabass
Jason Levis, drums  More...
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Sat 2/02 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [Mills College Music Department 5000 MacArthur Blvd]
ZEENA PARKINS – HARP BENEFIT CONCERT for MILLS MUSIC DEPARTMENT --

Zeena Parkins plays Captiva, her solo for harp and electronics, and then is joined by Fred Frith and William Winant for improvisations. This is a special benefit concert to raise funds to help maintain the two Lyon & Healy harps owned by the Mills College Music Department.  More...
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Sat 2/02 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Elevate Ensemble: Low Hanging Fruit  More...
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Sunday, February 3
Sun 2/03 8:00 PM Rickshaw Stop [155 Fell St San Francisco]
EFRIM MANUEL MENUCK + KEVIN DORIA / Earth Jerks / Adria Otte  More...
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Monday, February 4
Mon 2/04 7:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St SF]
Bill Laswell hosting 5-night, 8-show residency

"Divination" (Laraaji, Bill Laswell, Hamid Drake)

Tickets Here  More...
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Mon 2/04 7:30 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [Mills College 5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland, CA 94613]
Andrew Raffo Dewar performs on Songlines Series at Mills College.  More...
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Mon 2/04 8:00 PM Freight & Salvage [2020 Addison St. Berkeley]
Scott Amendola's 50th Birthday Thing!

Scott Amendola's 50th Birthday Thing! Featuring Jenny Scheinman, Jeff Parker, Mocean Worker aka Adam Dorn, Wil Blades, Ben Goldberg, John Schott, Zach Ostroff, and More at Freight & Salvage  More...
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Mon 2/04 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music--

Set #1: Sifter (modern jazz/creative music)
Beth Schenck-saxophone, Rob Ewing-trombone, Lisa Mezzacappa-bass, Jordan Glenn-drums

Set #2: Daniel Pearce/Joshua Marshall (free improvisation)
Daniel Pearce-percussion, Joshua Marshall-sax

Set #3: How to Play the Drums (improvised music/tutorial)
Tim Rowe-drums, percussion, Steve Adams-electronics, Myles Boisen-guitar  More...
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Mon 2/04 9:30 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St SF]
Bill Laswell hosting 5-night, 8-show residency

"Divination" (Laraaji, Bill Laswell, Hamid Drake)

Tickets Here  More...
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Tuesday, February 5
Tue 2/05 7:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St SF]
Bill Laswell hosting 5-night, 8-show residency

"Bass Invaders" (Jah Wobble, Bill Laswell, Peter Apfelbaum, Josh Werner, Hamid Drake)

Tickets Here  More...
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Tue 2/05 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland CA 94612]
Bugs In the Borderlands: A Lunar New Year Evening of Words Meeting Sound
Set 1
Gino Robair (voice/electronics), with Andrew Raffo Dewar (electronics), reads selected sections of “Footnote,” his novel-in-progress.
Set 2
Lisa Margonelli (writer) with Tom Djll (electronic soundscapes) will read about termite queens from her book Underbug: A Tale of Termites and Technology.  More...
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Tue 2/05 9:30 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St SF]
Bill Laswell hosting 5-night, 8-show residency

"Bass Invaders" (Jah Wobble, Bill Laswell, Peter Apfelbaum, Josh Werner, Hamid Drake, Dorian Cheah)

Tickets Here  More...
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Wednesday, February 6
Wed 2/06 7:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St SF]
Bill Laswell hosting 5-night, 8-show residency

SYPHER (Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer), Bill Laswell, Dorian Cheah (electric violin))

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Wed 2/06 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Dahveed Behroozi is a pianist and composer, whose interests encompass jazz, classical, as well as new music. His playing has been described as highly expressive, lyrical and colorful by numerous publications nationwide. Performing with him will be Ben Goldberg, clarinet, and Hamir Atwal, drums.  More...
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Wed 2/06 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Greenlief / Vatcher DUO and TRIO: Adams Mezzacappa Nordeson

1st set: Adams - Mezzacappa - Nordeson TRIO: These Bay Area improvisers converge in original inventions that traverse abstract soundscapes to angular grooves, melodic flights and collective ruminations. 2nd set: Netherland expat Michael Vatcher DUO with local saxophone wizard Phillip Greenlief in a series of free improvisations.  More...
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Wed 2/06 9:30 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St SF]
Bill Laswell hosting 5-night, 8-show residency

Massacre (Fred Frith, Bill Laswell, Charles Hayward)

Tickets Here  More...
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Thursday, February 7
Thu 2/07 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Atchley/Heglin duo
Kattt Atchley, Ron Heglin - voice
9:00 pm K. Atchley - solo electronics
Cross -computer-culture compositions and performance
9:30 pm K. Atchley, Kattt Atchley and Ron Heglin trio  More...
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Thu 2/07 8:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St SF]
Bill Laswell hosting 5-night, 8-show residency

"Third Rail" (James Blood Ulmer, Bill Laswell, Jerome Bigfoot Brailey)

Tickets Here  More...
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Friday, February 8
Fri 2/08 7:30 PM Zion Lutheran Church [495 9th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94118]
Acclaimed pianist Sarah Cahill + virtuoso violinist Kate Stenberg will perform in concert together for the benefit of Dirty Girls of Lesvos  More...
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Fri 2/08 8:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St SF]
Bill Laswell hosting 5-night, 8-show residency

"Method of Defiance" (Dr. Israel, Bill Laswell, DJ Logic, Graham Haynes, Peter Apfelbaum, Josh Werner, Guy Licata)

Tickets Here  More...
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Saturday, February 9
Sat 2/09 12:00 AM KZSU FM Radio [90.1 FM or http://kzsu.stanford.edu/live/]
KZSU Day of Noise
24 HOURS OF LIVE MUSIC
FEBRUARY 9, 2019
00:00 AM - 11:59 PM PACIFIC TIME
ABOUT
All things strange and beautiful. Twenty-four hours straight of live experimentation and improvisation, featuring experimental/noise/drone bands and artists from the Bay Area and beyond. A KZSU tradition since the '90s: this is the 17th Day of Noise. Listen in on 90.1 FM in the Bay Area and kzsulive.stanford.edu around the world.  More...
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Sat 2/09 7:00 AM Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94110]
Sibarg Ensemble: An Evening of Iranian & Jazz Improvisation  More...
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Sat 2/09 3:30 PM Re:Sound Magazine A-168 [Azuar and Mercado Ct Vallejo CA 94592]
23five presents Re:Sound

Doors at 3:30pm, sound at 4:00
Tickets: $10-15 sliding scale
We recommend you bring something to sit on and dress in layers, it can get cold.
A percentage of donations go to the Mare Island Shoreline Preserve
More info can be found at re-sound.net  More...
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Sat 2/09 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Wayne Horvitz/The Snowghost Sessions with special guest Sara Schoenbeck

Sara Schoenbeck joins Wayne and the Snowghost Trio for an evening of duets, trio music from the recently released "Snowghost Session," and finally a quartet.  More...
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Sunday, February 10
Sun 2/10 5:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Guillermo Galindo (guitars and electronics) and Sangita Moskow (electric sarod, vocal, percussion): Sonic journeys into uncharted territories blending modified traditional Eastern and Western instruments with electronics. These master musicians create a unique musical experience with their imaginative conversations.

Kattt Atchley (voice) and Ron Heglin (voice): Create a sound that integrates speech and sung traditions. With a focus on experimentation, they have gradually developed a signature sound which blends pitches, melodies, drones, multiple tuning, and amplification.

Plus we (Guillermo, Kattt, Ron, Sangita) will play as a quartet! Drone music to open into!  More...
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Sun 2/10 7:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave Oakland]
Bay Area Bridges: RDL+ Featuring Dillon Vado. Curated by RDL+, Bay Area Bridges celebrates the Bay Area music scene, with Oakland as its launch pad. This series takes place the second Sunday of each month at Studio Grand. This month, drummer/vibraphonist Dillon Vado will bring music from his groups The Table Trio and Never Weather to Bay Area Bridges. Moved by the depth of Vado’s performance and composition, RDL+ will also debut new pieces featuring Vado. DOORS AT 6:30PM, SHOW AT 7PM  More...
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Sun 2/10 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 pm Phillip Greenlief - tenor saxophone performs THE FIFTY STATES FOR TENOR SAXOPHONE
8:30 pm KREation Ensemble
presenting a sonic meditation based on a labyrinth of sound worlds
Feona Lee Jones - Piano, Kevin Robinson - Woodwinds, Lee Hodel - Bass, and Tony Gennaro - Percussion  More...
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Monday, February 11
Mon 2/11 7:30 PM Ensemble Room [Mills College Music Department 5000 MacArthur Blvd]
MICHAEL PISARO - Lecture -

Michael Pisaro is a composer and guitarist, and a member of the Wandelweiser Composers Ensemble. He has composed over 80 works for a variety of instrumental combinations, including several pieces for variable instrumentation. His work is frequently performed in the U.S. and in Europe, in music festivals and in many smaller venues.  More...
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Mon 2/11 9:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society presents: Alvaro Domene/Francis Wong/Hamir Atwal/Ben Goldberg Quartet, plus Stepančić/Lorenz/Gidron performing "Colours Of Silence" by Jürg Frey and other pieces. DOORS 9:00 PM; SHOW 9:30(ish)  More...
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Tuesday, February 12
Tue 2/12 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Latitudes: William Fowler Collins & Geneva Skeen  More...
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Tue 2/12 8:00 PM The Laundry SF [3359 26th St SF]
Resident is a monthly electronic music and visual open mic event started by Jeremy Black and friends in 2017. The Laundry event space is casual and cool, and the community you'll find is like no other for aspiring electronic musicians in Bay. No judgments, no bullshit, just positive support and openness to new ideas. Come shows us what you got.  More...
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Tue 2/12 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
- Stone Raft
- IMA with Caroline Tigre
- Shanna Sordahl  More...
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Thursday, February 14
Thu 2/14 7:00 PM Sound & Savor [24th and Adeline Streets Oakland]
Live music (Howard Wiley - tenor sax and Destiny Muhammad (harp, voice), vaporized cannabis pairings and gourmet vegan food in an intimate setting.  More...
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Thu 2/14 7:30 PM Mills College - Danforth Lecture Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland, CA . 94613]
David Behrman - Lecture/Film - Why do highly creative people gather in unexpected places and make important work? This question will be explored at David Behrman’s Vaux lecture at the Danforth Lecture Hall in the Art Department. Prior to his lecture, view "The Frog in the Pond" by Terri Hanlon, which showcases the collection and work of Nina VanRensselaer, particularly the work of the California Funk artists she met and befriended while a graduate student in the UC Davis Art Department in the mid-1960s, including Robert Arneson, Wayne Thiebaud, David Gilhooly, and William Wiley. What happened there at that time parallels what occurred at CCM at Mills in the late Seventies — a new and unique body of art work came into being because of unusual circumstances, unusual artist faculty and unusual students – situations that could have jelled perhaps only in California.  More...
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Thu 2/14 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Skullkrusher
Philip Everett - electronics
9:00 pm Prizm
Gabby Wen - electronics and guqin, Kip Kipperman - double bass  More...
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Friday, February 15
Fri 2/15 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Composer-pianist Jared Redmond returns to his home in the Bay Area, performing a recital of contemporary piano works. Jared will premiere new pieces written for him by composers Carolyn Chen, Saman Samadi, and Kurt Rohde, and play modern masterpieces by Giacinto Scelsi, Salvatore Sciarrino, and more.  More...
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Fri 2/15 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Scott Amendola, solo percussion and electronics
Álvaro Domene, Scott Amendola, Henry Kaiser trio

Álvaro Domene, originally from Madrid, is a New York based guitarist and composer operating at the convergence of various styles of contemporary creative music. His sound and compositions are influenced by the avant-garde jazz and modern classical traditions, as well as heavy musics.

Tonight he will be joined by Bay Area stalwarts Scott Amendola (percussion) and Henry Kaiser (guitar).  More...
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Fri 2/15 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
An evening of movement, sound and video with Leyya Tawil/Mike Khoury, Tom Djll/Bill Hsu/Gino Robair, and Dominic Cramp  More...
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Fri 2/15 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Zaïmph & Kaori Suzuki

Zaïmph is the solo project of artist, musician and performer Marcia Bassett. Working in areas of sound, improvisation, live composition and visual creations, Bassett's work is equal parts trance and critique.

Kaori Suzuki is a Tokyo-born music maker/composer living in Oakland, CA. Her solo music involves electroacoustic sound technologies, intensely high register electronics, various instruments and tape, seeking to create heightened listening states.  More...
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Saturday, February 16
Sat 2/16 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
Sharkiface and Danishta Rivero perform at CCRMA  More...
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Sat 2/16 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Improvised electric guitar solos and duos by Alvaro Domene & Henry Kaiser.  More...
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Sat 2/16 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
An evening of works by one of the legendary pioneers of live electronic music. Guest composer David Behrman performs with Zeena Parkins (harp), William Winant (percussion), and the Mills Contemporary Performance Ensemble.  More...
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Sunday, February 17
Sun 2/17 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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Monday, February 18
Mon 2/18 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Rob Ewing's Long Tone Sally (a new all-trombone experimental mega band) plus Steve Blum (solo synth).  More...
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Tuesday, February 19
Tue 2/19 1:00 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94613]
Jennifer Lacey - Lecture - Ear-lids vs. Mirror Neurons - Lacey presents an artist talk through the lens of Music and Dance as disciplines that need to learn to speak to one another.  More...
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Tue 2/19 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Ken Field (sopranino sax, flute) with Eric Glick Rieman (prepared piano) and Karen Stackpole (gongs)  More...
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Wednesday, February 20
Wed 2/20 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]
Mr. Hungry & The Gnawing Sensations
https://soundcloud.com/mrhungry

Kim Nucci
https://kimnucci.com

Andy Puls
http://videopaws.com/ | http://www.melodyoracle.com/

Julia Mazawa
https://soundcloud.com/juliamazawa  More...
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Wed 2/20 9:30 PM The Dildo Factory [Oakland]
Las Sucias/Dunkelman, fluke-mogul, Nishi-Smith/TONED/TDOWYK  More...
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Thursday, February 21
Thu 2/21 7:00 PM Caliornia College of the Arts San Francisco [California College of the Arts 1111 8th Street, San Francisco]
Sonic Event: Sarah Hennies, Kadet Kuhne, and Carla Lucero. With Bob Ostertag as Panel Moderator. Sonic Event explores the embodied materiality of sound and the spectrum of sexual difference(s) in the work of three contemporary artists crafting the divergent velocities of sonic experience.  More...
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Thu 2/21 7:30 PM San Francisco Conservatory of Music [SF Conservatory Recital Hall 50 Oak St. SF]
In SFCMP’s Master Class series you will observe some of the most talented Bay Area pre-professional music students as they learn from our renowned ensemble members in front of a live audience. Students will perform contemporary classical pieces that were selected by them. The students perform the music while being mentored in the master techniques, skills, and style of contemporary music. This new music and percussion master class is led by SFCMP oboist, Kyle Bruckmann.  More...
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Thu 2/21 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
David Behrman: Interactive Situations

David Behrman’s program will include revivals of two pieces from the early days of electronic/computer music as well as one or two recent ones. These are pieces in which the electronics provide situations to be explored rather than fixed compositions with specific instructions to performers. The concert will follow a week of collaborative work with Mills students during Behrman’s residency there, and will feature participation by two Mills students: Jiwon Choi and Lee Hodel.  More...
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Thu 2/21 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Andrew Jamieson - piano
8:50 pm Matt Ingalls - clarinet
9:25 pm Reed/Nucci
Amy Reed - guitar/voice, Kim Nucci - saxophones/electronics
"Improvising trio blending the acoustic and electronic, minute and resounding sounds, with mindful listening at the core."  More...
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Thu 2/21 8:30 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Bill Orcutt, Surplus 1980, Preening  More...
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Friday, February 22
Fri 2/22 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
IN ANY OTHER CONTEXT: CHRIS LORTIE, Julie Herndon & FRIENDS  More...
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Fri 2/22 9:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Lucrecia Dalt & Aaron Dilloway

The name Lucrecia Dalt may recall her past five albums (her last, Ou, on Care Of Editions), or her previous collaborations with Laurel Halo, or Julia Holter. Her sixth album, and first venture on RVNG Intl, Anticlines, is a volume of bodily and geological substrates within poetic theory and sound. It explores the boundaries and limitations of human consciousness.

Aaron Dilloway is an experimental musician born in 1976. He is an improvisor and composer originally from Brighton, Michigan who works with the manipulation of 8-Track tape loops in combination with voice, tape delays and various organic and electronic sound sources. A founding member of the industrial noise group Wolf Eyes, Dilloway now resides in Oberlin, OH where he runs Hanson Records and Mailorder.  More...
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Fri 2/22 9:30 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Music for People: Voicehandler, Mossossoppo, Colossal Yes & Mitch Stahlmann  More...
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Saturday, February 23
Sat 2/23 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
San Francisco-Munich Trio

Friedrich Edelmann, Rebecca Rust, Jeanette Tietze  More...
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Sunday, February 24
Sun 2/24 2:00 PM San Francisco Conservatory of Music [50 Oak St. SF]
Pamela Z will perform a new work composed for voice and electronics with chamber orchestra as part of the San Francisco Conservatory’s Beethoven Interpolations Event at San Francisco Conservatory of Music in San Francisco, CA USA  More...
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Sun 2/24 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
Jenny Maybee will be presenting new piano and vocal compositions inspired by her recent Creative Residency at Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, where she focused on composing for visual media and exploring the intersection between nature and creativity.  More...
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Monday, February 25
Mon 2/25 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Sandy Ewen (Guitar, NYC) and Phillip Greenlief (sax, Oakland) are winding up their west coast tour with an appearance at Tom's Place. Matt Ingalls will open the bill with one of his blistering clarinet solos.  More...
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Mon 2/25 9:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Raffi Garabedian Quartet feat. Kenny Warren & Kasey Knudsen Trio  More...
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Mon 2/25 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Kanoko Nishi-Smith/Wobbly [Duo] + Smomid  More...
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Tuesday, February 26
Tue 2/26 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
5 Guitars: Nick Millevoi, Ross Hammond, Sandy Ewen/Henry Kaiser, Karl Evangelista

Five improvising guitarists from lands near and far—Oakland’s Karl Evangelista, Sacramento’s Ross Hammond, NYC-based Sandy Ewen (in duo with Henry Kaiser), and Philadelphian Nick Millevoi—converge for a roving, diverse evening of solo guitar.  More...
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Tue 2/26 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Way Out West Concert Series - Ian Carey Quintet+1 Plays "Fire In My Head" & More  More...
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Thursday, February 28
Thu 2/28 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Pex/Hodel
Jakob Pek - guitar, Lee Hodel - acoustic bass
Far out explorations exploring just intonation, deep listening, sound as music as art, and noise
8:50 pm Sandy Ewen - prepared guitar
9:25 pm Millevoi/Orcutt duo
Nick Millevoi - guitar, Bill Orcutt - guitar
First time improv with guitarists Nick Millevoi and Bill Orcutt  More...
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Thu 2/28 8:00 PM Freight & Salvage [2020 Addison St. Berkeley]
Bill Frisell Trio featuring Tony Scherr & Kenny Wollesen with Special Guest Sam Amidon  More...
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Friday, March 1
Fri 3/01 10:00 AM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
CCRMA Open House

Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) will hold its annual free open house on Friday, March 1, 2019, from 10am to 5pm. CCRMA students, faculty, and staff will present their research in a wide variety of formats.  More...
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Fri 3/01 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Kurt Rohde’s Farewell Tour—Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 continues with PART 2, featuring new works for viola and electronics.  More...
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Fri 3/01 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
DO-OVER Music Series #3: The Jordan Glenn Party with a solo set by guitarist Joel Nelson

A music composition/improvisation lab co-curated by Jordan Glenn and Lisa Mezzacappa
Every First Saturday (EXCEPT THIS ONE) at Temescal Art Center, Oakland  More...
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Fri 3/01 8:00 PM Wind River [421 Wild Way, Santa Cruz]
Portato Portato is an Oakland/Santa Cruz based quartet that performs original works and select compositions from the 20th and 21st centuries. They are committed to presenting experimental and underrepresented music, as well as highlighting the processes of the composer-performer relationship in new music creation. The ensemble’s 2018 program features works by living composers, including premieres of new music by David Dunn, Julie Herndon, Laura Steenberge, and Declan Seifkas.  More...
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Saturday, March 2
Sat 3/02 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Lisa Mezzacappa Six
Two Shows, 7:00pm & 8:30pm, SFJAZZ Center's Joe Henderson Lab
The bassist and composer’s freewheeling sextet plays original material inspired by Italian fantasy author Italo Calvino’s whimsical short story collection Cosmicomics.  More...
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Sat 3/02 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
Angela Kraft Cross, San Francisco Bay Area organist, pianist and composer, graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music in 1980 with bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Organ Performance. She then earned her Doctor of Medicine degree at Loma Linda University, where she subsequently completed her residency in ophthalmology.  More...
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Sat 3/02 8:00 PM Hertz Hall [UC Berkeley campus near corner of College and Bancroft Berkeley]
ECO ENSEMBLE  More...
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Sunday, March 3
Sun 3/03 4:00 PM San Francisco Conservatory of Music [50 Oak St. SF]
San Francisco Girls Chorus presents Modern Masters  More...
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Sun 3/03 5:30 PM Berkeley, CA [RSVP for address]
RSVP to AndrewBarnesJam@gmail.com for address. Each month, the All Ears Interfaith Sangha gathers to perform Sonic Meditations of Pauline Oliveros, and guest artists will lead us into new sonic and meditative experiences. Afterwards, we will gather for a community meal, with space for both formal and informal conversation to discuss the experience of listening, and connect with fellow Sangha participants. This time, our guest artist is Rachel Condry. She will share her piece Holding Empty Space, a sonic healing meditation for mothers of lost children (children of any age or gestation lost to miscarriage, abortion, stillborn, illness, accident or violence, including police violence). Whether they carried the child to term, were unable for some reason or whether they became mothers in other ways- mothers of the lost never put down their burden and never stop feeling their loss. They often think about what might have been. Mothers do more than simply grieve- they hold space on earth for those they lost- they remember and they carry on with empty weight in their minds. Let us remember and honor the lost with you in sound.  More...
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Sun 3/03 7:00 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
Trio 180, the faculty piano trio-in-residence at the University of the Pacific’s Conservatory of Music, is dedicated to its roles as performer, proponent of new music, and educator. In addition to giving concerts and master classes throughout the United States, the trio has been featured on concert series in Mexico and Canada. This talented ensemble includes celebrated concert violinist Ann Miller, renowned cellist Vicky Wang, and award-winning pianist Sonia Leong.  More...
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Sun 3/03 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 pm Scott R. Looney Trio
Lisa Mezzacappa - bass, Kjell Nordeson - drums/percussion
8:30 pm Strikethru
Kip Kipperman - contrabass, Isaac Otto - saxophone, Kim Nucci - electronics  More...
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Monday, March 4
Mon 3/04 9:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society presents... Andrew Jamieson: Solo piano set + Ross Hammond [Sacramento]: Solo guitar set  More...
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