Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

CALENDAR

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01/22/2018 - 03/08/2018

Wednesday, January 24
Wed 1/24 6:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Robert Howard & Elizabeth Schumann

20th century masterpieces for cello and piano  More...
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Wed 1/24 7:45 PM The Bindery [1727 Haight St SF]
Shadow Revolutions http://dessapress.com/secret/NYE/01_Shadow_Revolutions.mp3
Radio Healer http://cristobalmartinez.net/RadioHealer_Website/Enter.html
Surabhi Saraf https://soundcloud.com/surabhisaraf
Jonathan Crawford & NOS Visuals https://www.jonathancrawfordmusic.com/portfolio/ || http://nosvisuals.com/  More...
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Wed 1/24 8:30 PM The Strand Theater [1127 Market St San Francisco]
Sarah Cahill: SAN FRANCISCO PERFORMANCES: PIVOT SERIES

Sarah Cahill - piano
Kate Stenberg - violin
Alexander String Quartet
William Winant Percussion Group

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Thursday, January 25
Thu 1/25 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Nailbiter (Josh Marshall - sax, Matt Chandler - bass, Daniel Pearce - drums)
9pm: Chase The Map
Lenny Gonzalez - baritone electric guitar, Kevin Thomson - electric guitar, Erik Ellestad - clarinet/saxophone  More...
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Friday, January 26
Fri 1/26 7:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Hardly Strictly Personal 2018 -- NextNow Production Festival/Benefit - Celebratiing Post-Beefheart Projects - the bay area creative music community performing NoWave, Wabi Sabi, Improv and experimental avante rock and jazz... friday evening and saturday afternoon-evening back to back performances of uniquely original music. Benefiting Homeless advocacy, and environmental justice organizations.  More...
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Fri 1/26 7:30 PM Point Richmond Jazz [201 Martina St., Point Richmond, CA 94801]
Guitarist Howard Alden and violinist Kit Eakle and his DjangoSphere project present the music of Thelonious Sphere Monk in the 100th year since his birth along with Music by Django Reinhardt and Ellington as vehicles for improvisation at Point Rischmond Jazz on Friday, January 26 at 7:30. Howard Alden is widely considered one of the greatest jazz improvisors on guitar, and Kit Eakle, founder of Point Richmond Jazz, a concert series devoted to improvising violinists, struts his stuff as one of the most daring and innovative improvisors on his instrument.  More...
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Fri 1/26 8:00 PM St.Mary's College Chapel [1928 St.Mary's Road, Moraga]
Calextone with Ensemble ARI

Early Music Ensemble collaborating with Classical ensemble!  More...
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Fri 1/26 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Jason Chiu, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven 32 Variations in C minor, WoO 80
Robert Schumann Fantasie in C major, Op. 17
Charles Tomlinson Griffes Fantasy Pieces, Op. 6
Lowell Liebermann Gargoyles, Op. 29  More...
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Fri 1/26 8:00 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF]
Paul Dresher - The Electro-Acoustic Band + Living Earth Show  More...
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Fri 1/26 8:00 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2087 Addison Street Berkeley]
Erik Jekabson Quintet

Erik's quintet plays his original modern jazz compositions and arrangements.

Band Members and Instruments: Erik Jekabson: trumpet, flugelhorn; Kasey Knudsen: alto saxophone; Matt Clark: piano; John Wiitala, bass; Evan Hughes, drums  More...
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Fri 1/26 8:30 PM Strand Theatre [1127 Market Street San Francisco]
PIVOT: New Adventures in the Performing Arts with Timo Andres piano

Palo Alto-native, composer/pianist Timo Andres brings a program inspired by visual patterns, to the PIVOT five-day exploration of creator-performers on the American artistic edge. The program comprises his works as well as others by fellow new-generation American composers Caroline Shaw, Christopher Cerrone, and Eric Shanfield.  More...
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Saturday, January 27
Sat 1/27 1:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Hardly Strictly Personal 2018 -- Festival/Benefit - Celebratiing Post-Beefheart Projects - the bay area creative music community performing NoWave, Wabi Sabi, Improv and experimental avante rock and jazz... friday evening and saturday afternoon-evening back to back performances of uniquely original music. Benefiting Homeless advocacy, and environmental justice organizations. (http://nextnow.edgebuzz.tv)  More...
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Sat 1/27 3:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Ilana Walder-Biesanz: Trousers and Tragediennes

Ilana Walder-Biesanz (mezzo-soprano) and collaborative pianist Daniel Alley present a recital of arias in five languages, ranging from Baroque laments to drinking songs. The program includes "trouser role" arias by Mozart, Gluck, Gounod, Handel, and J. Strauss, as well as "tragedienne" arias by Massenet, Bizet, Purcell, Tchaikovsky, and Cavalli. Bonus features include a kitschy alliterative title, a gratuitous change of clothing, and an appearance by a guest baritone.  More...
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Sat 1/27 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
The Lost Shapes

Kasey Knudsen - alto sax
Darren Johnston - trumpet
Mark Clifford - vibraphone
Safa Shokrai - bass
Jason Levis - drums  More...
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Sat 1/27 7:30 PM Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St. San Francisco, CA 94110]
The great jazz guitarist Howard Alden joins veteran violinist Kit Eakle and his project DjangoSphere for an evening of standards, originals, and the music of Thelonious Sphere Monk and Django Reinhardt. In the words of Bay Area jazz reviewer Andrew Gilbert, “DjangoSphere is a rhythmically dexterous rollercoaster ride that artfully melds the sounds of two irreducibly brilliant artists.”  More...
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Sat 1/27 8:00 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF]
Paul Dresher - The Electro-Acoustic Band + Living Earth Show  More...
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Sat 1/27 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Rova Saxophone Quartet Plus One, Featuring Dohee Lee, Wobbly, and ACVilla  More...
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Sat 1/27 9:00 PM Starry Plough [3101 Shattuck Ave @ Prince Berkeley]
Ron Anderson Improv Trio and Surplus 1980. Ron Anderson (PAK, The Molecules) makes a rare West Coast appearance for an evening of fierce and provocative improvisation with Molecules bandmate, drummer Thomas Scandura, and bassist Jason Hoopes (Fred Frith Trio, Jack O' The Clock).  More...
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Sunday, January 28
Sun 1/28 1:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OAKLAND FREEDOM JAZZ SOCIETY 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONCERT  More...
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Sun 1/28 3:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Shimmer: D. Riley Nicholson, Solo Piano & Electronics

To Shimmer is to reflect a wavering or distorted visual image, to tremolo a fitful aural light. To shimmer is to flicker and allow the possibility of an object viewed from multiple perspectives simultaneously. Shimmer is a 45 minute musical work by composer-pianist D. Riley Nicholson for piano and electronics. Live set design by visual artist Robby Gilson, recording and sound design by Zach Miley.  More...
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Sun 1/28 4:00 PM Old St. Hilary's Landmark [201 Esperanza, Tiburon]
The great jazz guitarist Howard Alden joins veteran violinist Kit Eakle and his project DjangoSphere for an evening of standards, originals, and the music of Thelonious Sphere Monk and Django Reinhardt. In the words of Bay Area jazz reviewer Andrew Gilbert, "DjangoSphere is a rhythmically dexterous rollercoaster ride that artfully melds the sounds of two irreducibly brilliant artists."  More...
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Sun 1/28 7:30 PM Foothill Presbyterian Church [5301 McKee Rd, San Jose]
Calextone with Ensemble ARI

Early Music Ensemble collaborating with Classical ensemble!  More...
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Wednesday, January 31
Wed 1/31 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Oakland based Zachary James Watkins will perform an evening of solo music for guitar, electronics, and devices.  More...
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Thursday, February 1
Thu 2/01 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Thoabath - electronic noise
9:00 pm Ami Sandoz
exploratory improvisation that spans classical, experimental and electronic sound worlds.  More...
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Friday, February 2
Fri 2/02 7:30 PM Herbst Theatre [401 Van Ness Ave SF]
Kronos Quartet and Timo Andres - On Playing Glass  More...
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Fri 2/02 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Heating Up: Hot Air Music Festival Preview Concert

The Hot Air Music Festival presents its second annual preview concert, Heating Up, featuring performances by the Nicholas Denton-Protsack and Siroko Duo.  More...
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Fri 2/02 7:30 PM The Lost Church [65 Capp St San Francisco]
La Dee Da and The Pipes  More...
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Fri 2/02 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Piano, Clarinet, and Strings Attached

Featuring chamber works for piano, clarinet, and strings by Iosif Andriasov, Arshak Andriasov, Sergei Taneyev, Aram Khatchaturian, and Lawrence London.  More...
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Fri 2/02 8:00 PM Piedmont Piano [1728 San Pablo Ave., Oakland, CA 94612]
Prominent jazz guitarist Howard Alden joins veteran violinist Kit Eakle and his project DjangoSphere for an evening of standards, originals, and the music of Thelonious Sphere Monk and Django Reinhardt. In the words of Bay Area jazz reviewer Andrew Gilbert, “DjangoSphere is a rhythmically dexterous rollercoaster ride that artfully melds the sounds of two irreducibly brilliant artists.”  More...
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Fri 2/02 8:00 PM Kala Arts Institute and Gallery [Kala Art Institute and Gallery 2990 San Pablo Ave Berkeley, CA 94702]
No(!)sy Room #1: Curiosity Garden of Sound and Light, conceived and directed by pianist/composer Motoko Honda is a performance series of an immersive experience of sound and light, utilizing the unique architectural features of the space hosting the installation, a multi directional surround sound system and light/video projections. Day 1 with Jesse Gilbert and Norman Teale. Each performance will be followed by short artist talk, Q&A, and reception with drink and snacks. All Ages.  More...
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Fri 2/02 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Broun Fellinis with Phillip Greenlief, Black Quarterback, Voodoo Dolly  More...
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Saturday, February 3
Sat 2/03 5:00 PM Kala Arts Institute and Gallery [2990 San Pablo Ave Berkeley, CA 94702]
No(!)sy Room #1: Curiosity Garden of Sound and Light, conceived and directed by pianist/composer Motoko Honda is a performance series of an immersive experience of sound and light, utilizing the unique architectural features of the space hosting the installation, a multi directional surround sound system and light/video projections. Day 2 with Jesse Gilbert. Each performance will be followed by short artist talk, Q&A, and reception with drink and snacks. All Ages.  More...
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Sat 2/03 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Thomas Dimuzio and Matt Waters

Thomas Dimuzio is a musician, composer, improviser, sound designer, mastering engineer, label proprietor, and music technologist. Matt Waters will open the program performing Kraut-styled electrical psych.  More...
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Sat 2/03 8:00 PM Hertz Hall [UC Berkeley campus near corner of College and Bancroft Berkeley]
Eco Ensemble

Works by UC Berkeley graduate student composers, including Jon Yu  More...
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Sat 2/03 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
SO AR, the musical partnership of Shanna Sordahl and Robert Lopez,
presents a collaborative embodiment of sounding - physically, aurally and psychologically.
With dancers Kevin Lopez and Heather Stockton, and visual artist Kit Young. In
conjunction with the TAC Music Series.  More...
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Sat 2/03 8:00 PM Private home in Berkeley [Harry@fullplatemedia.com]
Kahil El'Zabar and The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble in celebration of 45th year of creative improvisation.  More...
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Sat 2/03 8:00 PM Radius Gallery [1050 River St #127 Santa Cruz]
Eoin Callery and Anna Friz mount performance-installations at Radius Gallery, involving radios and resonating strings deployed in various configurations. Eoin Callery is an Irish artist and composer of electroacoustic music whose installations incorporate feedback and found materials. Anna Friz is a sound and media artist who specializes in multichannel radio transmission systems for installation, performance, and broadcast.  More...
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Sat 2/03 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Bob Ostertag / Fred Frith  More...
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Sunday, February 4
Sun 2/04 7:30 PM First Presbyterian Church San Anselmo [72 Kensington Rd San Anselmo, CA 94960]
Echo Chamber Orchestra with guest artists Mana Saxophone Quartet play music of Schubert, Nilsson, and Glass on Feb 4th in San Anselmo.  More...
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Monday, February 5
Mon 2/05 7:30 PM Taube Atrium Theater [401 Van Ness Avenue (4th floor) San Francisco]
Earplay Concert 1: A Delicate Arrangement of Sounds  More...
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Mon 2/05 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: Ross Hammond (solo guitar from Sacramento)

Set #2: Song & Dance Trio (ecstatic garage jazz/improvisation)
Karl Evangelista-guitar, Jordan Glenn-drums, Cory Wright-saxophone

Set #3: Ashen Cleric (new music/improvisation)
Cory Wright-tenor sax, flute, Crystal Pascucci-cello, Tim DeCillis-vibes, percussion, drums, Jordan Glenn-drums, accordion, percussion, Nathan Clevenger-compositions, guitar, melodica, percussion  More...
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Mon 2/05 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: The Deconstruction of What You Know + AMWI Saxophone Quartet  More...
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Wednesday, February 7
Wed 2/07 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
animals & giraffes with guests Jmy James Kidd & Tara Jane Oneil

Phillip Greenlief (reeds) and Claudia La Rocco (text, voice) are animals & giraffes, the Center for New Music's current ensemble in residence. For this concert, they join forces with dance artist Jmy James Kidd and multi-instrumentalist Tara Jane Oneil -- the first time all four have improvised together.  More...
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Thursday, February 8
Thu 2/08 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Nouveau Classical Project: Currents

The Nouveau Classical Project (NCP) is a New York-based, all-women contemporary classical music ensemble that collaborates with visual artists and fashion designers, and has been hailed for “bringing a refreshing edge” to concerts (VICE). “Currents” features works composed for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and electronics commissioned by The Nouveau Classical Project. Music by Olga Bell, Gabrielle Herbst, and Isaac Schankler.  More...
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Thu 2/08 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Ken Field (sopranino sax/flute) & Amy X Neuburg (voice/percussion/electronics): Improvisations
9:00 pm Walton/Perkis/Ingalls/Djll
Scott Walton, bass, Tim Perkis, electronics, Matt Ingalls, clarinets, Tom Djll, trumpet and electronics  More...
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Friday, February 9
Fri 2/09 12:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Ashley Fure, guest composer, lectures about her work.  More...
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Fri 2/09 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Brent Miller’s 40th Birthday Celebration Concert!

A 40th birthday extravaganza that everyone is invited to, featuring performances of recent works and a couple of BRAND NEW pieces, meaning YOU HAVEN’T HEARD THEM YET! And did I mention there will be drinks?...  More...
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Fri 2/09 8:00 PM Kala Arts Institute and Gallery [2990 San Pablo Ave Berkeley, CA 94702]
No(!)sy Room #1: Curiosity Garden of Sound and Light, conceived and directed by pianist/composer Motoko Honda, is a performance series of an immersive experience of sound and light, utilizing the unique architectural features of the space hosting the installation, a multi directional surround sound system and light/video projections. Day 3 with Ian Winters and Norman Teale. Each performance will be followed by short artist talk, Q&A, and reception with drink and snacks. All Ages.  More...
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Saturday, February 10
Sat 2/10 12:00 PM Noisebridge Hackerspace [2169 Mission St SF]
G|O|D|W|A|F|F|L|E||N|O|I|S|E||P|A|N|C|A|K|E|S

XOME-----Famous Techno-----Jack Hertz----
Earth Jerks------Tender Buttons  More...
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Sat 2/10 3:30 PM Re:Sound [Mercado Ct & Azuar Ave Vallejo CA, 94592 Use these coordinates for navigation: 38.084163, -122.257052]
In conjunction with the San Francisco Flyway Festival, 23five presents Re:Sound Migration
Robert Crouch
Judith Hamman
Sophia Shen
Saturday February 10th, 2018
A-168  More...
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Sat 2/10 5:00 PM Kala Arts Institute and Gallery [2990 San Pablo Ave Berkeley, CA 94702]
No(!)sy Room #1: Curiosity Garden of Sound and Light, conceived and directed by pianist/composer Motoko Honda, is a performance series of an immersive experience of sound and light, utilizing the unique architectural features of the space hosting the installation, a multi directional surround sound system and light/video projections. Day 4 with Ian Winters and Norman Teale. Each performance will be followed by short artist talk, Q&A, and reception with drink and snacks. All Ages.  More...
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Sat 2/10 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Ashley Fure Concert - Guest composer Ashley Fure's music is performed by the Amaranth Quartet, cellist Crystal Pascucci, and percussionist William Winant.  More...
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Sat 2/10 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Ian Dicke & Alexander Elliott Miller: SOUTH

SOUTH presents two Los Angeles composers, Ian Dicke and Alexander Elliott Miller, showcasing large multimedia works that explore the space between mythology and history, from east to west, of our Southern United States.  More...
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Sat 2/10 9:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Consumer Electronics

Consumer Electronics is a punk / electro / noise trio comprising ageing renegade Philip Best (ex-Whitehouse), his wife, the US artist Sarah Froelich and acclaimed noise/techno guru Russell Haswell.  More...
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Sat 2/10 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
In Too Deep: Verdun 1916 (live) + KYN (live) + visuals by John Steinberg & Jesse Austin

In Too Deep is a monthly series (every Second Saturday) curated by electronic music duo KYN (Josh Casey & Yari Bundy) in association with Studio Grand. Incorporating Bay Area experimental traditions and the sounds of Berlin’s underground dance scene, In Too Deep seeks to create a space for those left wanting more from the current sound of commercialized electronic music, and to present an audiovisual landscape incorporating rhythm, noise, and atmosphere. Expect live electronic music that moves you physically and spiritually. In an effort to create a truly immersive experience, each performance will be accompanied by live visuals from some of our favorite local artists.  More...
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Sunday, February 11
Sun 2/11 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Violin Encounters Koto  More...
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Sun 2/11 7:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Bay Area Bridges: Joel Demir (oud) & Brandon Webb (percussion) with RDL+

A monthly series curated by RDL+, Bay Area Bridges celebrates the Bay Area music scene and beyond with Oakland as its hub. For this installment of Bay Area Bridges, RDL+ will be joined by oud player Joel Demir and Arabic percussionist Brandon Webb as we journey East to the heart of Arabic music. The concert will feature selections of traditional repertoire from the Middle East as well as contemporary compositions inspired by this rich musical tradition. Come join us for what is sure to be an exciting musical journey!  More...
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Sun 2/11 7:00 PM Private home in Berkeley hills. [Private home in North Berkeley hills.]
Larry Ochs (tenor and sopranino saxophones) and Donald Robinson (drums) will play two sets of improvised music.  More...
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Sun 2/11 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 Alex Jenkins Quartet
8:30 Koskinen/Robinson duo
Heikki Koskinen - piano/e-trumpet, Donald Robinson - drums  More...
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Sun 2/11 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Marcel Zaes – Pulsations [Bitumen]

With BITUMEN [PULSATIONS], the Swiss composer-performer Marcel Zaes sets out to redefine the conventional concert performance. He presents a transcontinental music project which weaves live violas with pure sine waves and mathematical grids to generate abstract pulsations and minimalist soundscapes.  More...
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Monday, February 12
Mon 2/12 7:30 PM Mills College - Ensemble Room [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
“Control Freak: Don Buchla's Approach to Performance Instruments”
Composer and percussionist Joel Davel pulls from his 22 years of experience working under inventor Don Buchla’s direction, giving us a glimpse into Don’s world and performing repertoire on the following instruments and controllers: Buchla Lightning, the 200e, Thunder and Marimba Lumina.

The performance will be in the Ensemble Room  More...
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Mon 2/12 9:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society presents: Bridge Of Crows/Cartoon Justice - Free Fission not Fusion - Soundtrack for film Without Camera: Songs from the Divide (Mika Pontecorvo/guitar,electronics, Kersti Abrams/alto sax,maqrunah, Mark Pino/drums,waterphone, ,Eli Pontecorvo/bass w/guest Lenny Gonzalez/cello). Josh Marshall's Architect/Enchantress - Joshua Marshall - Tenor Saxophone, Rent Romus - Saxophones, Winds, Miscellany, Jacob Felix-Heule - Percussion, Nava Dunkelman - Percussion, Jakob Pek - Guitar, Miscellany, Aaron Oppenheim - Laptop, gabby fluke-mogul - Violin, Lee Hodel - Contrabass...  More...
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Tuesday, February 13
Tue 2/13 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:

Lime Rickey International (Leyya Mona Tawil)

Tarik Kazaleh / Marwan Kamel / Micah Bezold
First-time meeting of electric buzuq, oud, & drums improv trio from Chicago and Bay Area, drawing from experimental music vernacular as well maqam tradition.


The Cataonic 5 is a collective of individuals formed around the compositions of Scott Bazar. Many of the works are mixed media pieces that effectively blend improvisation techniques with video production. The result is a unique approach to composition.
Dylan Burchett - Laptop
Gina Bonati - Voice
Honor Monaco - Violin
Breonna Taylor - Voice
Joel Nelson - guitar  More...
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Thursday, February 15
Thu 2/15 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Eric Glick-Rieman
9:00 pm T.D. Skatchit & Co
Tom Nunn & David Michalak
Skatchart, Skatchboxes, and the Skatch Record
featuring
Gino Robair - percussive objects & Matt Ingalls - clarinets  More...
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Thu 2/15 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
CNMAT USERS GROUP PRESENTS: TRANSIENT CANVAS

Transient Canvas presents Wired, a portrait of technology’s integration into modern life. As people try to emulate computers and we build computers that emulate people, the question of who is controlling whom becomes ambiguous. With musical inspiration ranging from Aphex Twin to electronic dance music, this program features music by Lainie Fefferman, David Ibbett, Peter Van Zandt Lane, Rudolf Rojahn, Mischa Salkind-Pearl, Dan VanHassel, and Kirsten Volness.  More...
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Friday, February 16
Fri 2/16 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Thoabath•KOKUO•Greg Gorlen•Filthmilk  More...
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Fri 2/16 7:45 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Cellista/Colclasure: Border Crossings

Cellista & Peter Colclasure present an evening of new music that explores the borders between genres. Featuring the Juxtapositions Chamber Ensemble, and rapper DEM ONE.  More...
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Fri 2/16 8:00 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
Jazz in the Neighborhood presents Power of Five: New Chamber Jazz for Quintets. Three voracious, innovative young Bay Area jazz composers share their new music in a vibrant exposition of the state of jazz today. Brazilian composer, guitarist, and vocalist, Ian Faquini leads a luminous exploration of traditional Brazilian rhythms and rich harmonies with his group, Quinteto Brasiliense. Composer, pianist and flutist, Erika Oba premiers her new chamber jazz suite Strange Moon, inspired by a celestial love story from Japanese folklore. Her group, Ends Meat’ Catastrophe Jazz Ensemble, is an inventive ensemble that extends an invitation to all the sounds of the universe. Drummer and vibraphonist, Dillon Vado, directs his band Never Weather from behind the drums. Like his music, Dillon’s drumming is explosive, groovy, and tranquil at once. The concert is presented as part of Jazz in the Neighborhood’s Next Stage program.  More...
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Fri 2/16 8:00 PM Vernon Salon Series [271 Vernon St Oakland, CA]
Transient Canvas  More...
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Fri 2/16 9:00 PM Fireside Lounge [1453 Webster St, Alameda, California 94501]
Sideways Songs: Grex, Spencer Owen Timeshare, Chris Peck

Grex - Karl Evangelista: gtr, vocals, perc, Rei Scampavia: keys. vocals, perc
Spencer Owen Timeshare - Spencer Owen: vocals, etc., et al.
Chris Peck - Chris Peck-vocals, guitar, Alison Niedbalski-vocals, keys

A shattering night of sounds at once beautiful, exotic, and strange, featuring a brand new set of music from Oakland art rock-cum-free jazz trio Grex, the experimental rock melange of Spencer Owen Timeshare, and the daring, powerhouse songs of Chris Peck.  More...
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Saturday, February 17
Sat 2/17 7:00 PM Wind River [421 Wild Way, Santa Cruz]
Red Desert is the duo project of clarinetist Katie Porter and composer/percussionist Devin Maxwell, who have been performing, commissioning, creating and championing interesting music for 17 years. Their program stems from the stripped-down, austere and crystalline beauty of Pauline Oliveros and Alvin Lucier, and extends to younger composers Lucie Vitkova and Devin Maxwell. The program concludes with Catherine Lamb’s new composition muto infinitas, for bass flute and double bass, performed by Christine Tavolacci and Scott Worthington.  More...
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Sat 2/17 8:00 PM Rhythmix Cultural Works [2513 Blanding Ave]
Guarandinga Dance Party
$ $20/Advance, $25/Day of Show
8:00 pm
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2018
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Guarandinga Kenya Rowan Guarandinga Kenya Rowan 2
Guarandinga’s signature blend of Latin AfroPop integrates hip-hop, rock and Venezuelan folklore with gritty East Bay funk over a solid foundation of Afro-Caribbean beats. Award-winning Singer/lyricist Rowan Jiménez and bassist/producer Jeremy Allen are joined by five remarkable musicians to create Guarandinga’s multidimensional music: vocalist Kenya Moses, drummer Brian Andres, guitarist Chris Carter, keyboard/synth player Cava Menzies, and electro trumpeter Henry Hung.  More...
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Sat 2/17 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Hubbard Quartet in San Francisco

The all-female group, Hubbard Quartet presents a program of all female composers in their first concert tour of the West Coast. Composers include Julie Barwick, Vivian Fine, Devree Lewis, and Marilyn Zupnick.  More...
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Sunday, February 18
Sun 2/18 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
EMILY BROWN
is a singer-songwriter from the Coachella Valley. She has performed and toured with The National Parks, Book on Tape Worm, and Porch Lights.


SIMILAR FASHION
is an avant-rollercoaster jazz-n-roll band from Los Angeles. Led by saxophonist Logan Hone, Similar Fashion features viola shredder Lauren Baba, magic-emmitting guitarist Gregory Uhlmann, & fire-wielding polyrhythmic groove machine Jesse Quebbeman-Turley.  More...
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Sun 2/18 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation 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 2/18 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
muto infinitas, Cloudseeding, Oliveros, Lucier

Two visiting pairs of accomplished experimental performers bring an ambitious program of solo and duo works to the Bay Area: from LA, Christine Tavolacci and Scott Worthington perform muto infinitas, a new hour-long work by Catherine Lamb for bass flute and double bass. Red Desert presents Cloudseeding 4 by Devin Maxwell, for solo bass clarinet and electronics, plus works by Pauline Oliveros and Alvin Lucier.  More...
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Monday, February 19
Mon 2/19 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: OMMO + O'Kane/Perkis Duo  More...
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Tuesday, February 20
Tue 2/20 7:30 PM Davies Symphony Hall [San Francisco]
Philip Glass @ 80: Music with Changing Parts  More...
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Tue 2/20 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
February's Canessa Gallery concert will feature a duo of Easton, PA saxophonist Jack Wright and Chattanooga, TN bassist Evan Lipson, Bay Area violinist Thea Farhadian with Heike Liss (skratchklang) and electronic works by Silvia Matheus.  More...
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Tue 2/20 8:00 PM First Congregational Church of Berkeley [2345 Channing Way Berkeley, CA]
Transient Canvas

Composers, Inc.
Music by David Ibbett and Robert Nance.  More...
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Tue 2/20 9:00 PM Darger Bar [2700 16th St San Francisco, CA]
Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase :: Windowpane Industries, presented By Weird Ear  More...
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Wednesday, February 21
Wed 2/21 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight Street]
Thomas Dimuzio
This is the wizard the land of Oz wished for, boundless, benemalevolent, shrouded in torrents of sound, daring lions to speak and machines to feel. http://www.thomasdimuzio.com/

Deletist
Come embrace and be embraced by the full spectrum antithesis of all things elitist. Read the feature on Tena in the new edition of Bay City Beacon! https://www.thebaycitybeacon.com/culture/soul-retrieval-how-the-deletist-lost-the-local-art-world/article_7ad1f9f6-169a-11e8-be4a-33b4284ab784.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CyHMLTTdgI

Sarah Lockhart
A singularly strange and brilliant performer in her own right. Deadpanning familiar horrors of the human condition, she serves them up as forthright lo-fi songs reminiscent of Noh Mercy, her charm a sonic sort of whipped topping soothing the nose cut off to spite the face of the human race.
https://sharontatefetusexplosion.bandcamp.com

Watkins/Peacock
The magical new duo of Zachary James Watkins and Ross Peacock conjures new possibilities of tone rhythm and light. Wear your finest tailored spongesuit and come soak it all up as it rains down inside the Peacock Lounge.  More...
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Wed 2/21 9:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Richmond-based saxophonist/composer Rent Romus commences a three-month mini-residency featuring his Life's Blood Ensemble celebrating the release of their new recording Rogue Star.  More...
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Thursday, February 22
Thu 2/22 2:00 PM UC Berkeley [Morrison Hall Berkeley, CA]
Transient Canvas will be reading music by UC Berkeley undergraduate composition students of Ken Ueno.  More...
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Thu 2/22 7:30 PM San Francisco Conservatory of Music [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 percussionist, Wiilliam Winant.  More...
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Thu 2/22 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
JAZZ EPISTLES W/ ABDULLAH IBRAHIM, WADADA LEO SMITH & EKAYA
South African jazz legend Abdullah Ibrahim first heard the call of modern jazz in the late 1950s, and along with Hugh Masekela, founded the pioneering Jazz Epistles—a hard bop ensemble modeled on Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers that was first black jazz combo to record in South Africa. Due to recent health issues, Hugh Masekela will unfortunately not be performing with Abdullah Ibrahim and the Jazz Epistles. Masekela will be replaced by trumpeter/composer Wadada Leo Smith.  More...
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Thu 2/22 7:30 PM Stanford Memorial Church [450 Serra Mall Stanford, CA 94305-2090]
CCRMA Presents An Evening of Sonic Exploration with Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess.  More...
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Thu 2/22 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00pm The Holly Martins
Eric Vogler- guitar, Kasey Knudsen- alto sax, Lorin Benedict- voice
9:00pm Jack Wright with Evan Lipson
Jacob Felix Heule, and Danishta Rivero  More...
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Friday, February 23
Fri 2/23 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
JAZZ EPISTLES W/ ABDULLAH IBRAHIM, WADADA LEO SMITH & EKAYA
South African jazz legend Abdullah Ibrahim first heard the call of modern jazz in the late 1950s, and along with Hugh Masekela, founded the pioneering Jazz Epistles—a hard bop ensemble modeled on Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers that was first black jazz combo to record in South Africa. Due to recent health issues, Hugh Masekela will unfortunately not be performing with Abdullah Ibrahim and the Jazz Epistles. Masekela will be replaced by trumpeter/composer Wadada Leo Smith.  More...
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Fri 2/23 8:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
The Actual Trio - John Schott, guitar; Dan Seamans, double bass; and John Hanes, drums - celebrate the release of their second CD, "Act II". For this special concert the trio will be expanded to include a horn section and a second guitarist, featuring Jayn Pettingill, Alan Williams, and Myles Boisen.  More...
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Fri 2/23 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Pamela Z, PAULA MATTHUSEN, Ken Ueno

An evening of voices and electronics  More...
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Fri 2/23 9:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Saxophonist Jack Wright is on tour with Tennessean Evan Lispon (bass), celebrating the recent release of his book The Free Musics. Locals Tom Djll (trumpet & electronics) and Tim Perkis (electronics) join Jack & Evan for an evening of quartet improvisations.  More...
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Saturday, February 24
Sat 2/24 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
JAZZ EPISTLES W/ ABDULLAH IBRAHIM, WADADA LEO SMITH & EKAYA
South African jazz legend Abdullah Ibrahim first heard the call of modern jazz in the late 1950s, and along with Hugh Masekela, founded the pioneering Jazz Epistles—a hard bop ensemble modeled on Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers that was first black jazz combo to record in South Africa. Due to recent health issues, Hugh Masekela will unfortunately not be performing with Abdullah Ibrahim and the Jazz Epistles. Masekela will be replaced by trumpeter/composer Wadada Leo Smith.  More...
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Sat 2/24 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Tawil & Khoury: "Atlas" / Lord Tang  More...
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Sat 2/24 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
ClusterFunk Vol. 9: Make Funk not Love  More...
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Sunday, February 25
Sun 2/25 11:00 AM San Francisco Conservatory of Music [50 Oak St. SF]
HOT AIR MUSIC FESTIVAL
NEW MUSIC, NEW HEIGHTS
All day music festival  More...
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Sun 2/25 5:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
TAWIL & KHOURY talk Atlas, Entropy Stereo, Detroit New Music, and the Arab-American Avant Garde  More...
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Sun 2/25 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
JAZZ EPISTLES W/ ABDULLAH IBRAHIM, WADADA LEO SMITH & EKAYA
South African jazz legend Abdullah Ibrahim first heard the call of modern jazz in the late 1950s, and along with Hugh Masekela, founded the pioneering Jazz Epistles—a hard bop ensemble modeled on Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers that was first black jazz combo to record in South Africa. Due to recent health issues, Hugh Masekela will unfortunately not be performing with Abdullah Ibrahim and the Jazz Epistles. Masekela will be replaced by trumpeter/composer Wadada Leo Smith.  More...
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Sun 2/25 7:30 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Absurdity abounds with local music groups, Usufruct, Pitta of the Mind, and Murder Murder  More...
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Monday, February 26
Mon 2/26 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Jakob Pek Group + Sung Kim (solo)  More...
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Friday, March 2
Fri 3/02 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Court Stanford Ca 94305]
Please join us for a special evening of music by virtuoso violinist/composer/technologist Mari Kimura.

Mari is at the forefront of violinists who are extending the technical and expressive capabilities of the instrument. As a performer, composer, and researcher, she has opened up new sonic worlds for the violin. Notably, she has mastered the production of pitches that sound up to an octave below the violin’s lowest string without retuning. This technique, which she calls Subharmonics, has earned Mari considerable renown in the concert music world and beyond. She is also a pioneer in the field of interactive computer music. At the same time, she has earned international acclaim as a soloist and recitalist in both standard and contemporary repertoire.  More...
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Fri 3/02 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
CNMAT USERS GROUP PRESENTS: DAN JOSEPH, DULCIMER FLIGHT  More...
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Saturday, March 3
Sat 3/03 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Maggi Payne / John Krausbauer & Kaori Suzuki

John Krausbauer and Kaori Suzuki will present an improvisational-composition with voices, amplified strings, electronics, and bell percussion. Their work originates from their shared interest in ancient and spiritual musics as much as the western “avant-garde”. Their performance utilizes sustained tones (drone), long durations, and playing endurance, aiming to create environments that are ‘experiential’ in nature, more than exclusively ‘musical’. Krausbauer and Suzuki will be touring together performing their solo and duo sets in Japan in March 2018 and have multiple forthcoming releases later in the year. Maggi Payne will open.

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Sat 3/03 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
SFSOUND with DAN JOSEPH Perform works by OLIVEROS, PISARO, JOSEPH, and SFSOUND  More...
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Sunday, March 4
Sun 3/04 2:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Friction Commissioning Party!  More...
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Sun 3/04 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Trio Foss

Trio Foss make their Old First Concerts debut with a program featuring chamber works by Shostakovich, Beethoven, and Martinů.  More...
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Sun 3/04 7:00 PM Zellerbach Hall [US Berkeley Berkeley]
Kronos Quartet; Rinde Eckert; Vân-Ánh Võ; My Lai  More...
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Sun 3/04 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Brett Carson - solo piano
8:30pm Noertker's Moxie: Annelise Zamula - alto sax, flute/Joshua Marshall - tenor sax/Bill Noertker - contrabass/Daniel Pearce - drums  More...
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Monday, March 5
Mon 3/05 8:30 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday MakeOut: Bristle, Maximum Ernst, DeCillis/Evangelista  More...
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Thursday, March 8
Thu 3/08 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 - Pitta of the Mind
8:45 - busteR
9:15 - Usufruct  More...
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Thu 3/08 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Signal Flow is a four-day music festival, held annually in the spring, featuring graduate work in composition, performance and multi-media installation from the distinguished Mills College Music Department. Concerts, installations and multi-media works are held in the historic Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Concert Hall and at various locations throughout the campus. Admission is free and open to the public. A full schedule of events is listed below.  More...
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Thu 3/08 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland, CA 94609]
The Band That Has Avoided The Whole Idea of Having A Band Name -- Scott Walton, contrabass; Matt Ingalls, clarinets & violin; Tim Perkis, electronics; Tom Djll, trumpet and electronics -- present an evening of instant compositions for quartet.  More...
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