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01/27/2017 - 03/13/2017

Friday, January 27
Fri 1/27 6:00 PM Presidio Officer's Club [50 Moraga Ave SF]
E4TT and guest cellist Anne Lerner-Wright have put together a program to commemorate Holocaust Rememberance Day with selections from E4TT's cd "Surviving: Women's Words," submitted to the 59th Grammy Awards, plus works by Lajos Delej, Hans Winterberg, Sandor Vandor, Gyorgy Justus, Henriette Bosmans, Franz Waxman, and Erich Korngold.  More...
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Fri 1/27 7:00 PM Christ Church [2138 Cedar St., Berkeley]
Ensemble ARI plays contemporary music and late romantic. A premiere piece of Haeguem with piano trio!  More...
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Fri 1/27 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Einsteinium Quartet’s premiere of Shapeshift by Mario Godoy  More...
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Fri 1/27 8:30 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents a special tribute to Pauline Oliveros performed by sfSound and Rova Saxophone Quartet.  More...
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Saturday, January 28
Sat 1/28 7:00 PM St.Marks Epispocal Church [600 Colorado Ave. Palo Alto]
A piece for haeguem and piano trio (premiere) / Contemporary pieces with Romantic pieces by fabulous musicians  More...
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Sat 1/28 7:30 PM Episcopal Church of the Incarnation [1750 29th Ave SF]
The Shimmer of the Sea – Chamber music with Sarah Wood, violin, Miles Graber, piano. The program features usic of Prokofiev, Stravinsky, and Saint-Saëns. Bay Area violinist Sarah Wood, D.M.A. pursues a career as a frequent recitalist, chamber musician and orchestral leader. She performs with the Circadian String Quartet, as acting Principal Second of the Berkeley Symphony, and acting Assistant Concertmaster of the California Symphony. Miles Graber received his musical training at the Juilliard School, where he studied with Anne Hull, Phyllis Kreuter, Hugh Aitken, and Louise Behrend. He has lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1971, where he has developed a wide reputation as an accompanist and collaborative pianist for instrumentalists and singers.  More...
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Sat 1/28 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Kasey Knudsen- alto / Miles Wick- bass / Jordan Glenn- drums  More...
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Sat 1/28 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Opus Project Presents Opus 49: Orations / Ovations  More...
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Sat 1/28 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Moe! Staiano Guitar Ensemble  More...
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Sunday, January 29
Sun 1/29 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 pm The Art of Skatch
T.D Skatchit - Tom Nunn – Skatchart, David Michalak – soundscapes
guest Kyle Bruckmann – English Horn, oboe

8:30 pm Sl(e)ight Ensemble
Jacob Lane - piano, Mia Bella D'Augelli - violin, Erika Oba - flute, Devon Thrumston - cello  More...
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Sun 1/29 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street, San Francisco]
Rova Saxophone Quartet
plays John Coltrane's 'Ascension'
& Tribute to Butch Morris  More...
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Sun 1/29 8:00 PM Radius Gallery [1050 River St #127 Santa Cruz]
Ma'ayan Tsadka performs her Museum of Extinct Sounds and Imaginary Water Creatures, a trip through underwater amplification and cryptozoology. Laura Steenberge and KCM Walker perform a new collaborative work.  More...
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Monday, January 30
Mon 1/30 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Bent Duo (NYC) + Inner Movements (Pascucci & Clifford)

Bent Duo (NYC) is David Friend, piano, and Bill Solomon, percussion, performing works by a new generation of composers from a variety of musical circles. Inner Movements (Oakland) is an ensemble which focuses on the performance of new music for ensembles of percussion and strings.  More...
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Mon 1/30 7:30 PM Herbst Theatre [401 Van Ness Ave SF]
Earplay Season 32: Air  More...
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Mon 1/30 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Marshall DunkelpeK + Andrew Palmer & Flower Pattern  More...
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Thursday, February 2
Thu 2/02 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Amanda Chaudhary (electronics)
9pm: Danista Rivero & Matt Chandler  More...
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Thu 2/02 8:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
TOGETHER for an evening, in various configurations: Phillip Greenlief - tenor saxophone, clarinet; Evelyn Davis - voice, electronics; Dominic Cramp - keyboard, electronics; Leyya Tawil - body movement  More...
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Friday, February 3
Fri 2/03 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
I Sing Words: The Poetry Project  More...
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Fri 2/03 8:00 PM Zellerbach Hall [US Berkeley Berkeley]
Available Light, John Adams, composer, Lucinda Childs, choreographer, Frank O. Gehry, stage design  More...
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Saturday, February 4
Sat 2/04 12:00 AM KZSU Radio [90.1 FM http://kzsu.stanford.edu/live/]
KZSU Day of Noise  More...
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Sat 2/04 4:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Dear Everyone: A Book Party and Poetry/Music Performance  More...
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Sat 2/04 7:30 PM Episcopal Church of the Incarnation [1750 29th Ave SF]
Vocal recital with tenor Roderick Lowe and mezzo-soprano Sally Porter Munro. San Francisco native Roderick Lowe holds a Bachelor’s Degree from San Francisco State Univeristy, and a Master’s Degree from Arizona State University. He has sung with many Bay Area choruses including the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Masterworks Chorale, San Francisco Festival Chorus, San Francisco Choral Society, Golden Gate Men’s Chorus, and Pacific Mozart Ensemble. Sally Porter Munro (mezzo-soprano) is a native of London, England and a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, England. While living in England she sang with the English National Opera, Royal Opera de la Monnaie in Brussels, and as an oratorio soloist in Europe. She also performed with the BBC Singers on radio and television  More...
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Sat 2/04 8:00 PM St John's Episcopal Church [14 Lagunitas Rd Ross, CA 94957]
AGAVE BAROQUE: Music of J Chr Bach, Tunder, Pachelbel, Weckmann, Schein & others.
Agave Baroque is Aaron Westman, Natalie Carducci, violins; William Skeen, cello and viola da gamba; Kevin Cooper, guitar and theorbo; Henry Lebedinsky, harpsichord and organ. 2/4/17, 8 pm, St John's Episcopal, Ross, CA.  More...
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Sat 2/04 8:00 PM Artiszen Cultural Center / Presented by Jazz Remedy [337 Georgia Street / Vallejo, CA]
Kahil El'Zabar brings his Ethnic Heritage Ensemble to the Bay Area, with Corey Wilkes (trumpet) and Alex Harding (baritone sax). Presented by Jazz Remedy.  More...
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Sat 2/04 8:00 PM Mercury 20 [475 25th St. Oakland, CA 94612]
Bischoff, Brown, and Perkis
Live Electronic Music

John Bischoff, Chris Brown, and Tim Perkis perform improvisations for their "TRANSIT" CD release concert.All three are long-time collaborators as members of The HUB, the pioneering computer network band. Free copy of the CD with admission.  More...
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Sunday, February 5
Sun 2/05 7:30 PM First Presbyterian Church San Anselmo [72 Kensington Rd San Anselmo, CA 94960]
Echo Chamber Orchestra presents Romany Romance on February 5 in San Anselmo, CA.  More...
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Monday, February 6
Mon 2/06 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
From Chicago & NYC, Kahil El'Zabar & the New Ethnic Heritage Ensemble. Be Free tour. Kahil (multi-percussion & voice); Corey Wilkes (trumpet); Alex Harding (baritone saxophone).  More...
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Mon 2/06 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Lewis Jordan & Music at Large + The Sound Effekt  More...
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Tuesday, February 7
Tue 2/07 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Kyle Bruckmann - New Electroacoustic Music for Oboe and English Horn.

Oakland-based composer/performer Kyle Bruckmann’s work extends from a Western classical foundation into gray areas encompassing free jazz, electronic music and post-punk rock. He is a member of acclaimed new music collective sfSound, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Eco Ensemble, Splinter Reeds, and Quinteto Latino, and Lecturer in Oboe at UC Santa Cruz. He has worked with the San Francisco Symphony and most of the area’s regional orchestras while remaining active in an international community of improvisers and sound artists, appearing on more than 60 recordings of various genres. During 1996-2003, he was a fixture in Chicago’s experimental music underground; long-term affiliations dating from that era include the electro-acoustic duo EKG, the art-punk monstrosity Lozenge, and the Creative Music quintet Wrack (winner of a 2012 Chamber Music America New Jazz Works grant).

www.kylebruckmann.com

Photo by Uli Templin.  More...
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Wednesday, February 8
Wed 2/08 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
For our February event at Canessa Gallery we're excited to present electronic soundscapes from New York artist Laura Feathers, 8-bit avant chiptunes from Tammy Duplantis and epic fuzzed-out drones from Earth Jerks.  More...
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Wed 2/08 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Tania Chen and Wobbly (Jon Leidecker) performing Electronic Music for Piano (1968) by John Cage.  More...
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Wed 2/08 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Tempest: live A/V performance

Join us for Tempest, the live A/V project that associates the analog instruments of Franck Vigroux with the visual algorithms of Antoine Schmitt.  More...
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Thursday, February 9
Thu 2/09 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Vijay Iyer with Wadada Leo Smith & Rudresh Mahanthappa
An Evening of duets  More...
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Thu 2/09 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8-10pm Transitions - A sound shifting relay series of short solo performances curated by Josh Martin

Monte Cimino (When Prophecy Fails/Concrete Walls/Getting Worse/Burial Tree)
Joshua Marshall (Life's Blood Ensemble, Soloist, multiple ensembles)
Andre Custoidio (Nihl Communication/Say Bok Gwai/Thunderegg/MANY more)
TIm Sullivan (VOCO)
Alex Yeung (VOCO/Conquest For Death/Say Bok Gwai)
Josh Martin (VOCO)
Chris Sneeringer  More...
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Thu 2/09 8:00 PM Exploratorium [Pier 15 Embarcadero at Green St SF]
Experience the thrilling improvisations of renowned cellist Okkyung Lee. Drawing from noise and extended techniques, jazz, Western classical, and Korean traditional and popular music, Lee’s intensely physical performances cross exhilarating new territories of sound.  More...
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Friday, February 10
Fri 2/10 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Vijay Iyer's Open City & Blindspot with Teju Cole
This night is devoted to a pair of projects in collaboration with Nigerian-American poet and writer Teju Cole, who adds spoken word passages to Open City, Iyer’s large-group piece inspired by Cole’s award-winning 2012 novel, as well as Blindspot, their incisive new multimedia work.  More...
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Fri 2/10 8:00 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
Nancy Karp + Dancers: “MEMORY/PLACE”

Nancy Karp + Dancers returns to ODC Theater with the world premiere of MEMORY/PLACE. Inspired by the current era of human mass migration, Artistic Director Nancy Karp has made a full evening work in three parts, the first two movements set to newly commissioned scores by Kui Dong and Robert Honstein, respectively, and the third to the late Lou Harrison’s almost 30-year- old Grand Duo for piano and violin. A sextet of dancers (Janet Collard, Sonsherée Giles, Sebastian Grubb, Katie Kruger, Amy Lewis, and Kevin Lopez) will be accompanied by three award-winning musicians including cellist Gianna Abondolo, pianist Sarah Cahill and violinist Kate Stenberg. MEMORY/PLACE features the work of Bay Area visual artist Thekla Hammond, one of whose large-format abstract paintings will serve as a primary element in the evening’s scenic design.  More...
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Fri 2/10 8:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612]
Jacob Wick: trumpet
Jacob Felix Heule: percussion
Owen Stewart-Robertson: guitar
Kanoko Nishi-Smith: koto
Sandy Gordon (NYC): percussion
Andrew Choate (LA): reading  More...
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Saturday, February 11
Sat 2/11 3:30 PM Re:Sound A-168 [Mare Island Shoreline Preserve Railroad Ave and Mercado Ct. Vallejo, CA 94592]
Re:Sound Migration
In conjunction with the 2017 San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival, re:sound presents an afternoon of sound and video featuring artists form the San Francisco Bay Area.
Ashley Bellouin
Michele Seippel
Joshua Churchill + Paul Clipson
Jorge Bachmann, Kevin Corcoran, Jen Boyd, Daniel Blomquist and John Davis playing in dedication.  More...
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Sat 2/11 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street San Francisco]
Vijay Iyer Trio w/ Ambrose Akinmusire & Mark Shim  More...
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Sat 2/11 8:00 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
Nancy Karp + Dancers: “MEMORY/PLACE”

Nancy Karp + Dancers returns to ODC Theater with the world premiere of MEMORY/PLACE. Inspired by the current era of human mass migration, Artistic Director Nancy Karp has made a full evening work in three parts, the first two movements set to newly commissioned scores by Kui Dong and Robert Honstein, respectively, and the third to the late Lou Harrison’s almost 30-year- old Grand Duo for piano and violin. A sextet of dancers (Janet Collard, Sonsherée Giles, Sebastian Grubb, Katie Kruger, Amy Lewis, and Kevin Lopez) will be accompanied by three award-winning musicians including cellist Gianna Abondolo, pianist Sarah Cahill and violinist Kate Stenberg. MEMORY/PLACE features the work of Bay Area visual artist Thekla Hammond, one of whose large-format abstract paintings will serve as a primary element in the evening’s scenic design.  More...
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Sunday, February 12
Sun 2/12 4:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Vijay Iyer's Tirtha w/ Prasanna & Nitin Mitta  More...
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Sun 2/12 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Wooden Fish Ensemble
with special guests Gyeonggi Kayageum Ensemble  More...
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Sun 2/12 7:00 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
Nancy Karp + Dancers: “MEMORY/PLACE”

Nancy Karp + Dancers returns to ODC Theater with the world premiere of MEMORY/PLACE. Inspired by the current era of human mass migration, Artistic Director Nancy Karp has made a full evening work in three parts, the first two movements set to newly commissioned scores by Kui Dong and Robert Honstein, respectively, and the third to the late Lou Harrison’s almost 30-year- old Grand Duo for piano and violin. A sextet of dancers (Janet Collard, Sonsherée Giles, Sebastian Grubb, Katie Kruger, Amy Lewis, and Kevin Lopez) will be accompanied by three award-winning musicians including cellist Gianna Abondolo, pianist Sarah Cahill and violinist Kate Stenberg. MEMORY/PLACE features the work of Bay Area visual artist Thekla Hammond, one of whose large-format abstract paintings will serve as a primary element in the evening’s scenic design.  More...
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Sun 2/12 7:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Bay Area Bridges Featuring A Reading of Mara Lockowandt's play The Pioneers with original score performed by RDL+  More...
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Sun 2/12 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Hot Air Music Festival: Heating Up

The Hot Air Music Festival presents its first ever preview concert, Heating Up, featuring performances by the Guerrilla Composers Guild, Ignition Duo, and Lazuli String Quartet.  More...
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Monday, February 13
Mon 2/13 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Victor Haskins & Moving Sound Pictures + WVG  More...
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Tuesday, February 14
Tue 2/14 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
Elective Infinities (Nathan Clevenger’s sci-fi-chamber-rock band)
Larry Ochs (saxophone) & Donald Robinson (drums)
Zachary James Watkins (Black Spirituals)  More...
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Thursday, February 16
Thu 2/16 4:30 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Lecture: Martin Goldsmith will discuss his book: "The Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Germany."  More...
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Thu 2/16 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Scott Amendola Band w/ Nels Cline, Jeff Parker, Jenny Scheinman and John Schifflett
Shows at 7:00pm & 8:30pm  More...
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Thu 2/16 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
The Electro-Acoustic Piano (EAPiano) is an ongoing project which supports and promotes new works for piano and electronics. Started in 2009 by Keith Kirchoff, the project has so far commissioned over thirty different composers and has been presented throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Belgium, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, and England. In addition to many Universities and Colleges, EAPiano has been featured as a part of the SEAMUS festival (Society of Electro Acoustic Music in the United States), ICMC (International Computer Music Conference), Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville in Quebec, and the Festival Internacional de Música Contemporánea in Morelia, Mexico, and has hosted two international composer competitions in collaboration with the American Composers Forum (in 2014) and the University of Toronto (in 2011). The first album in the EAPiano series was released in 2011 on the Thinking outLOUD Records label.  More...
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Thu 2/16 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Golnaz Shariatzadeh -violin, Alex Cohen - guitar
9pm: Victor X. Haskins - solo electo-acoustic performance  More...
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Thu 2/16 9:00 PM The Night Light [311 Broadway Oakland]
Black Spirituals // Tashi Dorji // IMA // Wall  More...
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Friday, February 17
Fri 2/17 6:00 PM Presidio Officer's Club [50 Moraga Ave SF]
Paul Dresher Ensemble  More...
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Fri 2/17 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Scott Amendola Band w/Nels Cline, Jeff Parker, Jenny Scheinman and John Schifflett
Shows at 7:00pm & 8:30pm  More...
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Fri 2/17 7:30 PM Episcopal Church of the Incarnation [1750 29th Ave SF]
Vocal recital with baritone Jere Torkelsen and soprano Sibel Demirmen. Jere Torkelsen has been a member of the San Francisco Opera chorus since 1987. During his tenure he has performed many roles including, Gen. John Rawlins in Philip Glasses Appomattox, Melisso in Handel’s Alcina, The Imperial Commissioner in Madama Butteryfly, and The Journalist in Berg’s Lulu, among others. Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as a “superb singer” with a “crystalline voice,” Sibel Demirmen is a versatile soprano praised for her charming stage presence and colorful coloratura sound. She has sung with many Bay Area companies including Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Townsend Opera Players, Berkeley Opera, West Marin Players, Ross Valley Players, Marin Musical Theatre Company, Marin Baroque, Lucas Valley Chamber Orchestra, Thick Description, City Opera SF and is a member of Goat Hall Production’s The Kurt Weill Project.  More...
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Fri 2/17 7:30 PM Herbst Theatre [401 Van Ness Ave San Francisco]
Peter Evans & Guest Improvisers, Ritwik Banerji, saxophone, Nava Dunkelman, percussion and India Cooke, violin

Free and open to the public
4:00 – 4:30 pm Open Dress Rehearsal of Stravinksy Interpolations with improvisor, trumpeter Peter Evans
4:30 – 5:30 pm Composer Talk with Peter Evans facilitated by Steven Schick

Open to ticket-holders
6:45 pm Pre-concert discussion with Steven Schick and musicians
7:30 pm CONCERT Peter Evans and Guest Improvisors  More...
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Fri 2/17 8:00 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
The music of the Ian Carey Quintet+1 is a fresh blend of swinging and inventive jazz deeply influenced by the contrapuntal textures of modern chamber music. It aims to blur the lines between improvised and composed material in order to create an atmosphere of unpredictability and surprise, as well as to blend the spontaneity and swing of modern jazz with the dense harmony and counterpoint of Carey's favorite chamber composers, such as Hindemith and Stravinsky. The group (featuring Kasey Knudsen, Adam Shulman, Fred Randolph, and special guests Steven Lugerner and Hamir Atwal) will be performing original works from their acclaimed CDs, including 2013's "Roads & Codes" (4-1/2 stars -Downbeat Magazine) and last year's "Interview Music," featuring Carey's four-part suite commissioned by San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music.  More...
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Saturday, February 18
Sat 2/18 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Scott Amendola Band w/Nels Cline, Jeff Parker, Jenny Scheinman and John Schifflett
Shows at 7:00pm & 8:30pm  More...
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Sat 2/18 7:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
The Lab is delighted to welcome The Necks for two performances on February 18 and 19. In their 30 years together, Chris Abrahams, Lloyd Swanton and Tony Buck have honed a process of building upon repeated motifs to conjure dense soundscapes. Every Necks' performance is a singular event, 2 sets of approximately 45 minutes, entirely improvised and working with the acoustics of the room.  More...
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Sat 2/18 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Irregular Resolutions Winter Concert

The Irregular Resolutions composers group will present new chamber works for voice, piano, and other instruments.  More...
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Sunday, February 19
Sun 2/19 5:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Scott Amendola Band w/Nels Cline, Jeff Parker, Jenny Scheinman and John Schifflett
Shows at 5:30pm & 7:00pm  More...
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Sun 2/19 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. Audience & participants encouraged to donate some cash for space rental. Over by 10pm.  More...
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Sun 2/19 7:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
The Lab is delighted to welcome The Necks for two performances on February 18 and 19. In their 30 years together, Chris Abrahams, Lloyd Swanton and Tony Buck have honed a process of building upon repeated motifs to conjure dense soundscapes. Every Necks' performance is a singular event, 2 sets of approximately 45 minutes, entirely improvised and working with the acoustics of the room.  More...
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Monday, February 20
Mon 2/20 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Nava Dunkelman with Gabby Fluke-Mogul // Butter Man  More...
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Wednesday, February 22
Wed 2/22 7:00 PM Mills College Art Museum [5000 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA 94613]
Mills College Art Museum | Conversation with Diana Al-Hadid  More...
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Wed 2/22 7:45 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St San Francisco, CA 94117]
Donations will benefit https://www.youcaring.com/ghostshiprelief
This is a satellite show of the monthly Second Act series, this time at Peacock Lounge in the Lower Haight featuring...

DROR FEILER
Eye-bleeding composer of intifadic and eruptive lung-outs,
music-trasher, saxophone screamer and computer terrorist.
Dror Feiler (b.1951, Tel Aviv) lives and works in Stockholm
http://www.tochnit-aleph.com/drorfeiler/
https://youtu.be/9nXMLjMGzZE?t=522

HEADBOGGLE
The manifestation of Derek Gedalecia's acoustic/electronic research utilizing the "kitchen sink" in every sense of the idiom: Moogs, Harmonica, Banjo, Harpsichord, Irish Harp, EMS Synthi, Violin, Drums, Clavinet, Serge Modular, field recordings and more
https://soundcloud.com/headboggle

>XTINGUISHER>
Zoe Stiller and BG Anaraki, of Oakland's undo, play harsh, noise/ambient soundscapes that include voice recordings and samples from some of our lost artists. https://www.facebook.com/XTINGUISHER-1359754674044281/

Marshall Trammell & Willie Winant
Whammy Grammy
http://mrtrammell.wixsite.com/researchstrategies
http://williamwinant.com/  More...
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Wed 2/22 8:00 PM Davies Symphony Hall [San Francisco]
MTT conducts John Adams' Scheherazade.2  More...
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Thursday, February 23
Thu 2/23 4:00 PM Women's Faculty Club [UC Berkeley]
Sarah Cahill performs her Chaconnes program  More...
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Thu 2/23 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Guitarist Giacomo Fiore presents a historical retrospective of works for electric guitar, solo and with electronics, including rarities by Cesar Bolaños and Arne Nordheim; and works in just intonation for the Lou Harrison resophonic guitar, in honor of Lou's centenary.  More...
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Thu 2/23 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
ECM Week - Ralph Towner, solo / John Abercrombie Quartet  More...
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Thu 2/23 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
PRISM Series — Nicholas Chase & Robin Lorentz: “Bhajan”  More...
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Friday, February 24
Fri 2/24 12:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Workshop: Project Development

Gather tips from experienced producers and musicians on developing and managing your musical projects. Roundtable discussion will be followed by speed coaching sessions from 1:30 to 2:30 PM.  More...
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Fri 2/24 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Ethan Iverson & Mark Turner duo/Anja Lechner & François Couturier duo  More...
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Fri 2/24 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Nutshell Studies: sfSoundSalonSeries presents David Smooke  More...
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Saturday, February 25
Sat 2/25 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Craig Taborn Quartet/Aaron Parks Trio  More...
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Sat 2/25 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Opus Project Presents Opus 50: Even Wild

A mad dash into a brave new world, featuring composers who reached the half-century mark of composition! With flutist Alan Kingsley, soprano Jill Wagoner, pianist Feona Lee Jones, violinist Kristen Kline, and The Opus Project Piano Trio, String Quartet, and Orchestra. An unprecedented concert series in place and time!  More...
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Sat 2/25 8:00 PM David Brower Center [2150 Allston Way Berkeley, CA]
Snapshot - New Opera

Snapshot is your chance to hear excerpts from new operas by both emerging and established Northern California composers in intimate concert settings. After an overwhelming response to our call for scores, eight composers' works were selected for Snapshot's inaugural year.  More...
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Sunday, February 26
Sun 2/26 3:00 PM Bayview Opera House [4705 3rd Street San Francisco]
Snapshot - New Opera

Snapshot is your chance to hear excerpts from new operas by both emerging and established Northern California composers in intimate concert settings. After an overwhelming response to our call for scores, eight composers' works were selected for Snapshot's inaugural year.  More...
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Sun 2/26 4:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Wolfgang Muthspiel, Ambrose Akinmusire, Scott Colley, Gwilym Simcock & Brian Blade/Dave King Trio  More...
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Sun 2/26 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Bernal Hill Players  More...
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Sun 2/26 7:00 PM Zellerbach Hall [US Berkeley Berkeley]
Julia Wolfe: Anthracite Fields, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Cappella SF  More...
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Sun 2/26 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm James Washington Quartet
Steven Faivus - alto saxophone, James Washington - piano, Rob Bassinette - bass, Carl Hofmn - drums
8:30pm The Matt Renzi Trio
Matt Renzi- saxophone, oboe, English Horn, Lisa Mezzacappa- bass Jason Levis- drums  More...
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Monday, February 27
Mon 2/27 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Ari Brown & Jakob Pek + Trois Chapeaux  More...
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Wednesday, March 1
Wed 3/01 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Wednesday’s Best: Amendola vs. Blades

Wil Blades and Scott Amendola conjure various sonic deities though only a duo. Their live shows have been generating a buzz around the Bay Area.  More...
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Thursday, March 2
Thu 3/02 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Arrington de Dionyso - "This Saxophone Kills Fascists Tour"
featuring
Ted Byrnes
Ken Ueno/Matt Ingalls  More...
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Friday, March 3
Fri 3/03 7:00 PM Finnish Kaleva Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
HARDLY STRICTLY PERSONAL 2017 - A Celebration of Post-Beefheart Art -- 3 nights of free and spirited musical innovation inspired by the Music, Words and Visual work of the ate Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart)

http://nextnow.edgebuzz.tv  More...
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Fri 3/03 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
An evening of audiovisual improvisations and live coding with Shawn Lawson/Ryan Ross Smith, and James Fei/Bill Hsu/Gino Robair  More...
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Saturday, March 4
Sat 3/04 7:00 PM Finnish Kaleva Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
HARDLY STRICTLY PERSONAL 2017 - A Celebration of Post-Beefheart Art -- 3 nights of free and spirited musical innovation inspired by the Music, Words and Visual work of the ate Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart)

http://nextnow.edgebuzz.tv  More...
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Sat 3/04 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Jenny Maybee (piano, vocals) and will present a concert of new music on the theme "Sacred Landscapes" at the Center 4 New Music in San Francisco. Join the band for an exploration of the inner and outer landscapes, for an evening of innovative composition and improvisation.  More...
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Sat 3/04 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Toychestra: 20 Years, featuring Toychestra & Fred Frith, New Zombies, Myles Boisen, Vegan Butcher, Jet Black Hair People (Peter Conheim), Boron (Dan Nelson), and Dan Plonsey String Quartet  More...
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Sunday, March 5
Sun 3/05 7:00 PM Finnish Kaleva Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
HARDLY STRICTLY PERSONAL 2017 - A Celebration of Post-Beefheart Art -- 3 nights of free and spirited musical innovation inspired by the Music, Words and Visual work of the ate Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart)

http://nextnow.edgebuzz.tv  More...
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Sun 3/05 7:00 PM The Night Light [311 Broadway Oakland]
Jack O' the Clock / Dirty Snacks Ensemble / Reconnaissance Fly  More...
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Sun 3/05 8:30 PM Hemlock Tavern [1131 Polk Street SF]
Arrington de Dionyso of artpunk mainstays Old Time Relijun and Malaikat dan Singa will be performing with his new project: THIS SAXOPHONE KILLS FASCISTS. TSKF is a a contemporary iteration of spiritual free jazz in a politicized context – abstraction in music as a form of protest. He is traveling with a variety of instruments including saxophones, clarinets, Aztec and Indonesian flutes, and the PVC bromiophone that he invented.  More...
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Monday, March 6
Mon 3/06 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Casey Grev: New Works for Saxophone + Media

Saxophonist Casey Grev plays new and recent works for solo saxophone, including electronics and multimedia. Featuring works by Georges Aperghis, Jason Thorpe Buchanan, Ann Cleare, Dai Fujikura, Ravi Kitappa, Alex Mincek, and more.  More...
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Mon 3/06 8:30 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out: Ross Hammond, Ochs/Robinson, Ryan Pate  More...
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Mon 3/06 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society:ZE BIB! + Christina Carter & Gabby Fluke-Mogul  More...
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Wednesday, March 8
Wed 3/08 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Two great soloists: Scott R. Looney improvising on the piano and Elliot Simpson on guitar playing pieces by Alvin Lucier, Walter Zimmerman and James Tenney.  More...
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Wed 3/08 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Andy Kozar – Solo Trumpet + Electronics

Trumpet virtuoso, Andy Kozar, present as program of recent pieces for trumpet and electronics followed by a set of improvisations with a team of local performers including Tania Chen (piano), Ken Ueno (voice), and Matt Ingalls (clarinets).  More...
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Wed 3/08 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Wednesday’s Best: Scott Amendola’s Orchestra di Pazzi featuring Wil Blades, Zachary James Watkins, Henry Kaiser, Phillip Greenlief, Ben Goldberg, Aurora Josephson, Crystal Pascucci, Rob Sudduth, Lisa Mezzacappa, Steve Adams, and more!  More...
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Thursday, March 9
Thu 3/09 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Opening Reception for Pacific Resonance

Join Sasha Leitman to celebrate her exhibit "Pacific Resonance," on display in the Window Gallery through April 29. Talk and demonstration will begin at 7 PM.  More...
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Thu 3/09 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00pm Foreignfire ensemble (voices) with Berlin based drummer Daniel Schröteler
8:40pm Ze-Bib - Shanna Sohdahl - cello/electronics, Robert Lopez - drums
9:20pm Elliot Simpson - acoustic guitar  More...
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Thu 3/09 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 are held in the historic Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Concert Hall with installations and multi-media works in various locations throughout the campus. Admission is free and open to the public.  More...
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Thu 3/09 8:00 PM Exploratorium [Pier 15 Embarcadero at Green St SF]
Lisa Mezzacappa presents the newest edition of ORGANELLE, a composition for improvisers inspired by scientific processes.
Part 1: Premiere! Lisa Mezzacappa, bass + Wayne Grim, electronics and sonification of SF Bay tides data
Part 2: Percussion Quartet of Gino Robair, Kjell Nordeson, Jason Levis, Mark Clifford  More...
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Saturday, March 11
Sat 3/11 12:00 PM Noisebridge Hackerspace [2169 Mission St SF]
Recurring music series featuring Noise/Free Improv/Experimental music and vegan pancakes.  More...
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Sat 3/11 4:00 PM St. John’s Presbyterian Church [2727 College Avenue - Berkeley, CA]
New Music Pioneers! Thomas Buckner, Baritone , Earl Howard: 'Left-handed Quarck' (Thomas Buckner, voice; J.D. Parran, winds; Andrew Drury, percussion; Earl Howard, live electronics and processing); Annea Lockwood: 'Night and Fog'/poems by Osip Mandelstam and Carolyn Forshé (Thomas Buckner, voice; J.D. Parran, baritone saxophone; Andrew Drewry, percussion; Pete Wyer: As yet untitled/text by Mark Strand (Thomas Buckner, voice; J.D. Parran, winds; Pete Wyer, guitar; tba, 'cello)  More...
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Sat 3/11 7:30 PM Episcopal Church of the Incarnation [1750 29th Ave SF]
Vocal recital with soprano Shawnette Sulker and tenor Victor Khodadad. Shawnette Sulker (soprano) Acclaimed for her “heart-breaking poignancy” and “beautifully tuned soprano” by the San Francisco Chronicle and for her “enchanting vocal splendor” by the Leipziger Volkszeitung, soprano Shawnette Sulker is a sought after artist in the United States and abroad. Victor Khodadad (tenor) A classically trained actor and singer, Mr. Khodadad received his MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and a Graduate Professional Diploma in Vocal Performance from The Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT.  More...
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Sat 3/11 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Anne La Berge: Utter

Anne La Berge’s solo concert Utter features richly moving interactive works that weave together performer, audience and digital technology. From her new collaborative work Utter to the Byzantine-inspired Oneiricon from Yannis Kyriakides, La Berge combines virtuosity, innovation and raw emotion in a way rarely seen on today’s stages.  More...
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Sunday, March 12
Sun 3/12 3:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
CARDEW CHOIR : the great learning (paragraph two)

The Cornelius Cardew Choir performs the rarely heard choral and drum work, The Great Learning, Paragraph 2 by Cornelius Cardew. This durational work (approx. 1 hour in length) sets text by Confucius in an English translation. Spatially separated groups of singers provide a very slow, long-tone melody while a drummer with each group of singers moves through a series of 26 rhythm patterns. The result is a mesmerizing ocean of sound.  More...
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Sun 3/12 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
ADAM TENDLER : still

Adam Tendler returns to the Center for New Music with an intimate program of works that quietly examine stillness, and approach the piano itself as a source of the most discreet sound and contact. Music by Charlie Sdraulig, Marina Poleukhina, John Cage and Morton Feldman.  More...
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Sun 3/12 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Full: LaPorte

Canadian electroacoustic musician Jean-François LaPorte uses sculptural instruments and experimental control mechanisms.  More...
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Sun 3/12 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Joshua Marshall & friends
Joshua Marshall - sax; Isaac Otto - sax; Safa Shokrai - bass; Aaron Levin - drums
8:30pm Noertker's Moxie
Annelise Zamula - tenor sax, flute; Amber Lamprecht - oboe, flute; Brett Carson - piano/Bill Noertker - contrabass; Jason Levis - drums  More...
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Monday, March 13
Mon 3/13 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Intersections: An SF State of Mind

An exhilarating evening of live performance, discussion and demonstrations, where you will learn about the latest trends in biotechnology and how they are shaping and informing musical creativity. Check out demos from some of the coolest new companies and artists blazing a trail in this exciting space.  More...
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Mon 3/13 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Day-Djll-Leonard + Rasputin and the Biz Tzar  More...
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