Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

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02/18/2018 - 04/04/2018

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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Friday, March 9
Fri 3/09 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Opening Reception: The Universal Music of Dr. UM, Works by Darrell DeVore  More...
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Fri 3/09 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Flutist Robert Stallman is joined by fellow flutist Isabelle Chapuis and pianist Dmitriy Cogan for a performance featuring works by C.P.E. Bach, Dvořák, Ravel, Jeanjean, Taktakishvili, and Schubert.  More...
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Saturday, March 10
Sat 3/10 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 THIS SATURDAY!
Noon until 2pm SHARP!  More...
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Sat 3/10 7:00 PM Joe Henderson Lab [201 Franklin Street San Francisco, CA 94102]
Singer, songwriter, and trombonist Natalie Cressman returns to her hometown of San Francisco to share music from her new project The Traces EP at SFJAZZ’s Joe Henderson Lab on March 10th. Former member of the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars, Cressman will be joined by members of her Brooklyn-based band, including guitarist Mike Bono and drummer Michael Mitchell, as well as Bay Area bassist Scott Thompson, who Natalie has been playing music with since the age of 14. The five-song Traces EP goes beyond anything Cressman has done in the past, further hybridizing the jazz idiom with elements of electronic production and global rhythmic grooves. Tickets are $25, with 2 shows at 7pm and 8:30pm.
Click here to purchase tickets: https://www.sfjazz.org/tickets/productions/natalie-cressman/  More...
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Sat 3/10 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Elevate Ensemble Presents: Old Girls Club  More...
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Sat 3/10 8:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
Rova Sax Quartet warms up for a Southern USA tour with 2 sets of pieces rarely performed in the Bay Area. Only scheduled East Bay appearance until September 2018.

Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin, Steve Adams, Bruce Ackley - saxophones.

Bring your own beverages etc. Extremely comfortable and acoustically excellent place to hear acoustic (or any) music.  More...
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Sat 3/10 8:00 PM Stork Club [2330 Telegraph Avenue Oakland]
Modular Meltdown (SYNTHesthesia March)
Featuring sets by haptic synapses, Franck Martin and more...followed by a Modular Jam...all to be recorded as a 360 video! Enjoy some superior sets by fantastic purely analog/modular artists. Come thru to hear, to play and to learn from each other at the legendary dive in Oakland, The Stork Club.  More...
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Sunday, March 11
Sun 3/11 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Trois Bois

Trois Bois examines the idea that insecurity can be a springboard for creative expression, and that music reflects the times in which it is written, through a program of works by Kirke Mechem, Donald Waxman, Sean Osborn, and Damian Montano.  More...
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Sun 3/11 7:00 PM Private home in Berkeley [Harry@fullplatemedia.com]
Larry Ochs (reeds) and Don Robinson (drums) in duo performance in private home in North Berkeley hills.

For ticket information, please contact Harry@fullplatemedia.com  More...
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Sun 3/11 9:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Stranded presents: Ellen Arkbro / Sarah Davachi

Ticket link: https://www.strandedrecords.com/collections/tickets/products/ellen-arkbro-sarah-davachi-march-11th-at-the-lab
There will be a limited amount of $12 tickets available for members of The Lab, but they must be reserved in advance. Please email thelabsf@thelab.org to have your name added to the member list.  More...
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Tuesday, March 13
Tue 3/13 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
- Euphotic (Bryan Day, Tom Djll, Cheryl E. Leonard)
- Nail-Biter (Joshua Marshall - sax, Matt Chandler - bass, Daniel Pearce - drums)
- Gabby Wen
- VOL. (FKA "The Blues”)  More...
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Wednesday, March 14
Wed 3/14 7:45 PM The Bindery [1727 Haight St SF]
OMMO, Ctrl-Z, Madalyn Merkey, Minor Fluctuation and DJ Greedmink

OMMO
Julie Moon & Adria Otte's configurations of voice, analog and digital electronics, free and structured improvisations, as well as theater, ritual and song, may all be employed in the process.
https://soundcloud.com/ommomusic

Ctrl-Z
Ryan Page, Nick Wang and Daniel Steffey specialize in the performance of scored music for live electronics. Tonight features the work of Sarah Belle Reid and Pauline Oliveros.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIs1KTwF4cA

Madalyn Merkey
Within the weave of her sound there appears a warp of voice, an instrument you might expect to feel the most natural, instead it comes as a wondrously alien element the way the color green is both grass underfoot and UFO suspended ominously above.
https://madalynmerkey.bandcamp.com/

Minor Fluctuation
New tremulations from the multi-instrumental madman behind such projects as Ubzub, Black Goat, and Grains. Rob William's solo project, Minor Fluctuations, is his one way foray into the tangled connections between eurorack modules and the still stranger circuitry encased in skull.
https://soundcloud.com/bobzub  More...
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Thursday, March 15
Thu 3/15 5:30 PM Santa Clara University Music Recital Hall [952 Franklin Street, Santa Clara, 95050.]
SCLOrk concerts are often full of surprises. That’s what it happens when you have a stage full of computers, loudspeakers, cable spaghetti, and humans making sound. SCLOrk, a computer music ensemble dedicated to experimental electronic music composition and performance, was founded in 2013 by Bruno Ruviaro. SCLOrk’s intrepid student performers are interdisciplinary musicians using cutting-edge technology to explore the intersections of music, creative coding, engineering, and computer science.  More...
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Thu 3/15 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00pm Banyan Tree
Maneesh Raj Madahar - Rhodes, Jamie Green - violin
9:00pm Daniel Steffey - electronics  More...
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Thu 3/15 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
ensemble proton bern: One Night Only  More...
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Friday, March 16
Fri 3/16 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Free As AIR: Celebrating 30 Years of Asian Improv aRts

$100 Benefactor, $50 General, $25 Members  More...
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Fri 3/16 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Marc Kate•Joel St. Julien•SELIM X  More...
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Fri 3/16 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Holes in the Floor

Cello quartet Holes in the Floor present a program of works including West Coast Premieres by Jeremy Crosmer and Bosba Panh, along with works by Alexandre Tansman and Laszlo Varga’s arrangement of the Ciaccona from J. S. Bach’s Violin Partita. No. 2.  More...
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Fri 3/16 8:00 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street San Francisco]
Jeff Denson leads on double and electric basses with vocals, accompanied by Lyle Link on tenor and soprano saxes, Dahveed Behrhoozi on piano, and Alan Hall, drumset. Denson’s music pushes through the boundaries of conventions in music by inventively mixing the world of composed and improvised music for this unique combination of instruments. Yet it remains steeped in the jazz tradition where the propulsive rhythms are the heartbeat of the music and the musicians are master improvisers of harmonic structures, song forms, and melodic invention. Denson’s intoxicating melodies and rhythms transport the listener away to unknown lands where vivid hues of tone paint the aural canvas of the inner ear.  More...
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Fri 3/16 8:00 PM SAFEhouse Arts [145 Eddy St. SF]
RAW presents: SFButoh LAB and Pet the Tiger

Bardo Butoh: An Elegy for victims of gun violence. One woman's empathic body together with unique orchestration give their voice to the silenced.  More...
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Saturday, March 17
Sat 3/17 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Theresa Wong
Julia Reidy
Judith Hamann

Australian musicians Julia Reidy and Judith Hamann present solo works in conjunction with cellist/vocalist Theresa Wong. Reidy weaves intricate and beautiful works out of microtonally tuned 12 string guitar, and is touring in support of her new release "All Is Ablaze." Hamann performs solo cello focused on micro and macro manifestations of shaking, exploring detailed timbral and partial activity. Wong will perform solo cello before her upcoming residency at The Stone, drawing upon the question: "how can I rediscover the core of the cello as wood and string and hair, or even simply as a tree?"  More...
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Sat 3/17 8:00 PM SAFEhouse Arts [1 Grove St. SF]
RAW presents: SFButoh LAB and Pet the Tiger

Bardo Butoh: An Elegy for victims of gun violence. One woman's empathic body together with unique orchestration give their voice to the silenced.  More...
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Sunday, March 18
Sun 3/18 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Bleeding Vector
Lorin Benedict - voice, Eric Vogler - guitar
8:30pm Pek/Dunkelman/Romus
Jakob Pek - guitar, preparations, percussion
Nava Dunkelman - percussion
Rent Romus - saxophones  More...
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Sun 3/18 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 3/18 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Karl Evangelista: Exploring the Filipino-American Avant-Garde

Filipino-American guitarist Karl Evangelista ranks among a new wave of creative musicians grounded in jazz, 20th century experimentalism, and popular song. Joined by an all-star grouping of Bay Area experimentalists, Evangelista explores a spectrum of folk melodies and brand new compositions, venturing into the meeting point between ecstatic song and the dark outer reaches of noise, psychedelia, and free jazz.

Featuring Kasey Knudsen (alto sax), Crystal Pascucci (cello), Rei Scampavia (keys), and Robert Lopez (Drums)  More...
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Monday, March 19
Mon 3/19 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Fluke-Mogul/Heule/Nucci/Robinson  More...
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Tuesday, March 20
Tue 3/20 4:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Tracking Series #1: Going Public

Join your fellow community members for the first event in the Tracking Series, a new series of events meant to catalyze and build a community of new music researchers to demonstrably improve gender and racial equity within the field of new music.

This first session will include discussion of Chamber Music America's recent "Statement of Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity," an opportunity to provide feedback on a proposed equity pledge to be taken by Center for New Music and other presenters, and an action request to help build an index of critics and researchers whose work contributes to improved gender and racial equity in new music.

This event is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be provided. Those who cannot attend in person are encouraged to contribute online up to one week following the meeting (see details for links).  More...
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Tue 3/20 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
The Third Ear: Doug Lynner, Shiro Fujioka, Peter Grenader, all on modular synthesizers. Three master analog synthesists together for the first time.  More...
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Wednesday, March 21
Wed 3/21 7:45 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]
Relay for Death, Jim Haynes, AEMAE, The Third Ear

Relay For Death
Things are always darkest before they go completely black.
https://helenscarsdale.bandcamp.com/album/natural-incapactity

Jim Haynes
Cycles of activity collapse into stasis, and how that stasis can rupture when any number of pressures are applied."
http://www.helenscarsdale.com/haynes/sound.htm

AEMAE
“apex predator”

The Third Ear
Doug Lynner, Shiro Fujioka, and Peter Grenader are The Third Ear. Three modular masters seeking singular performances.  More...
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Thursday, March 22
Thu 3/22 7:00 PM Montalvo Arts Center [15400 Montalvo Road Saratoga, CA]
The Living Earth Show

This new performance on Montalvo’s grounds will develop from Nicole Lizée’s collaborative work with multi-instrumentalist Ben Reimer and the musical duo The Living Earth Show at the Lucas Artists Program.  More...
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Thu 3/22 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 PM McCaslin/Robinson
Collette McCaslin - percussion, trumpet, soprano saxophone
Kevin Robinson - tenor saxophone

9:00 PM L.J. Altvater
looped cassette tapes (physically cut and spliced) run through guitar effects pedals  More...
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Friday, March 23
Fri 3/23 5:30 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF]
SFCMP in Concert: A 4-Concert Weekend

Celebrating Pauline OLIVEROS and Steven SCHICK

Join us for a weekend of artistry and creativity at our "at the CROSSROADS Series" where we will celebrate the 85th anniversary of Pauline Oliveros' birth as well as Steven Schick's final season as SFCMP's Artistic Director.

The weekend's events include four concerts, composer talks, a solo-percussion concert by Steven Schick, and a celebratory reception and toast to honor maestro Schick's seven years of dedication to SFCMP.

Works by
Galina Ustvolskaya
Xavier Beteta
Carolyn Chen
Luciano Berio
Pauline Oliveros
3 Winners of SF Search Under-30 Call for Scores: Danny Clay, John Ivers, Nathan Chamberlain
Morton Feldman
Composer Talk with Carolyn Chen

SPECIAL EVENTS: Reception and toast for Steven Schick followed by Steven Schick solo-percussion concert performing works of Iannis XENAKIS, Kurt SCHWITTERS, and Celeste ORAM  More...
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Fri 3/23 7:00 PM Sound & Savor [24th and Adeline in West Oakland. Exact locale given to those who sign up.]
Duck Baker solo guitar and 4 course gourmet vegan menu.

Sign up here  More...
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Saturday, March 24
Sat 3/24 5:30 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF]
SFCMP in Concert: A 4-Concert Weekend

Celebrating Pauline OLIVEROS and Steven SCHICK

Join us for a weekend of artistry and creativity at our "at the CROSSROADS Series" where we will celebrate the 85th anniversary of Pauline Oliveros' birth as well as Steven Schick's final season as SFCMP's Artistic Director.

The weekend's events include four concerts, composer talks, a solo-percussion concert by Steven Schick, and a celebratory reception and toast to honor maestro Schick's seven years of dedication to SFCMP.

Works by
Galina Ustvolskaya
Xavier Beteta
Carolyn Chen
Luciano Berio
Pauline Oliveros
3 Winners of SF Search Under-30 Call for Scores: Danny Clay, John Ivers, Nathan Chamberlain
Morton Feldman
Composer Talk with Carolyn Chen

SPECIAL EVENTS: Reception and toast for Steven Schick followed by Steven Schick solo-percussion concert performing works of Iannis XENAKIS, Kurt SCHWITTERS, and Celeste ORAM  More...
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Sat 3/24 8:00 PM Rhythmix Cultural Works [2513 Blanding Ave, Alameda, CA 94501]
Aki Kumar, the “Bombay Blues Man”, brings together some of the Bay Area’s finest blues musicians to present his extraordinary fusion of Chicago Blues and Bollywood tunes for a special one-night-only appearance in Alameda.  More...
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Sat 3/24 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Miolina: All Good Is Luck  More...
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Sat 3/24 8:00 PM The Milk Bar [241a South 1st Street, Richmond, CA]
The 20th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival continues with a night of Alt-Tuned Rock with 'Fraid o' Freyja (the just-intoned psych rock alter-ego of Thingamajigs Performance Group), Vegan Butcher (John Shiurba's narcotic sad core, written in the 9-note January Scale) and Hazel Atlas (Kevin Thompson of the Enablers solo).  More...
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Sunday, March 25
Sun 3/25 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Edward Neeman

Pianist Edward Neeman presents a darkly passionate recital, featuring the West Coast Premiere of Larry Sitsky’s Piano Sonata No. 1, ‘Retirer d’en bas de l’eau’, plus Jan Ladislav Dussek’s final sonata, ‘L’invocation’, and Paul Schoenfield’s Peccadilloes.  More...
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Sun 3/25 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
HUSH Series — Daniel Corral’s Polytope (NorCal Premiere)  More...
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Sun 3/25 8:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St San Francisco]
Mike Patton & John Zorn
NOTE: This show is already sold out  More...
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Tuesday, March 27
Tue 3/27 8:00 PM Freight & Salvage [2020 Addison St. Berkeley]
Duck Baker and Friends - Jim Nichols, Tony Marcus, Bill Evans, Phillip Greenlief  More...
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Thursday, March 29
Thu 3/29 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Emily Sternfeld-Dunn: SHE album release  More...
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Thu 3/29 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm The Shoes - avant-garde psych jazz
8:40 pm John Ingle Trio w/Kjell Nordeson - drums and Scott Walton - bass
9:20 pm Key West
Brian Pedersen-sax, Jay Korber-drums, Randylee Sutherland-cello  More...
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Friday, March 30
Fri 3/30 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Nina Dante: Extending the Voice  More...
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Saturday, March 31
Sat 3/31 6:00 PM Mills College Art Museum [5000 Macarthur Blvd, Oakland, CA]
Join us for the opening reception of Variable Dimensions the 2018 Mills College Senior Thesis Exhibition. An annual exhibition featuring the work of graduating Studio Art majors, the senior thesis exhibition provides a unique opportunity to these young artists––their first exhibition in a professional art museum. This year’s presenting artists are Verónica Yazmín Allen, Jodie Barbin, Isabel Cardiff, Carolyn Dorwin, Lily Drabkin, Roxana Farmer, Alexandra Goodenough, Selena Guido, Nicole Rose, Maya Tillo, Danielle Toriumi, Imani Karpowich, Nai Saeyang, Emily Weiss, Hart Rosenberg, Karla Navarro, Gladis Munguia, and Amy Farrow.

Experimenting with a range of forms and media, the artists in Variable Dimensions navigate their final moments as undergrads with both anticipation and uncertainty. For these 18 (!) artists, the exhibition is a strong demonstration of their artistic potential and the creative possibilities their work evokes.  More...
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Sat 3/31 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Full: Pairs

Berkeley Symphony musicians and friends play compositions by Berkeley Sounds composer fellows paired with pieces written by their mentors.  More...
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Sat 3/31 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Amendola vs. Blades vs. Skerik vs. Berlin

Scott Amendola VS Blades, Skerik (Garage a Trois), Steve Berlin (Los Lobos, The Flesh Eaters, The Blasters)  More...
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Sat 3/31 8:00 PM Wind River [421 Wild Way Santa Cruz]
Two artists come from very different ends of the contemporary and experimental music worlds to meet in a program of invented languages and electronically augmented extended vocal performance. Jaap Blonk, internationally renowned sound poet, electronic musician, and composer based in Holland, performs new work with electronics and augmented voice. Soprano Nina Dante, vocalist with the Chicago-based Fonema Consort, will join a program of scored work by herself as well as composers Aaron Cassidy, Stratis Minakakis, and Pablo Chin.  More...
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Sat 3/31 8:30 PM Artists' Television Access [992 Valencia SF]
HANS GRUSEL/BRUTALLO + DAVIS/IANNAZZI in 3D!  More...
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Sunday, April 1
Sun 4/01 4:00 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
The Living Earth Show  More...
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Sun 4/01 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th Street San Francisco, CA 94103]
Psychodropping: raising a hire self: consultations in blended media
2018 tour launch for Oracle+ (OAK), RRLEW (NYC) and Frank's Tina Takes (OAK), also the release party for a new Oracle+ DVD on Resipiscent Records.

8:30pm Doors / 9pm Performances
$15 Guests / Free for members
Member login: https://thelab.z2systems.com/np/clients/thelab/login.jsp
Guest registration: https://thelab.z2systems.com/np/clients/thelab/eventRegistration.jsp?event=539  More...
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Sun 4/01 9:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Psychodropping: raising a hire self: consultations in blended mediums

8:30pm Doors / 9pm Performances
$15 Guests / Free for members
Reserve seats: member login or guest registration

2018 tour launch for Oracle+ (OAK), RRLEW (NYC) and Frank's Tina Takes (OAK), also the release party for a new Oracle+ DVD on Resipiscent Records.  More...
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Tuesday, April 3
Tue 4/03 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Circling the Waves is a multimedia performance designed by violinist and artist Michiko Theurer. It interweaves music commissioned from six composers around a central series of paintings created by Michiko. The project is inspired by Virginia Woolf's novel The Waves, and explores a multiplicity of independent voices wrapping around a shared visual space.  More...
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Tue 4/03 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Sound poet Jaap Blonk performs his solo (with electronics) "Dr. Voxoid's Next Move", and improvises with Tim Duff (contrabass) and Bryan Day (percussion).  More...
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Wednesday, April 4
Wed 4/04 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
Join Cookie Tongue's return to San Francisco from Brooklyn for the cassette release of Orphan Arms on Eh? records. Filling the bill are Cruel Work and Sean Real.  More...
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Wed 4/04 9:00 PM The Knockout [3223 Mission Street San Francisco CA 94110]
BURMESE
SOLO ORGAN (RECORD RELEASE)
LOVE CHAINS
EARTH JERKS  More...
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