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03/13/2018 - 04/26/2018

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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Thursday, April 5
Thu 4/05 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
SopraDuo Album Release Party  More...
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Thu 4/05 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Ahead of his Other Minds Festival performance in SF, Jaap Blonk presents “Songs of Little Sleep" and other recent works for voice and electronics.

As a vocalist, Jaap is unique for his powerful stage presence and almost childlike freedom in improvisation, combined with a keen grasp of structure. He has performed around the world, on all continents. With the use of live-electronics the scope and range of his concerts has acquired a considerable extension. Besides working as a soloist, he collaborated with many musicians and ensembles in the field of contemporary and improvised music, like Maja Ratkje, Mats Gustafsson, Joan La Barbara, The Ex, the Netherlands Wind Ensemble and the Ebony Band. He premiered several compositions by the German composer Carola Bauckholt, including a piece for voice and orchestra. A solo voice piece was commissioned by the Donaueschinger Musiktage. On several occasions he collaborated with visual computer artist Golan Levin, for the Ars Electronica Festival.  More...
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Thu 4/05 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
ANNE RAINWATER

Works for Solo Piano and Electronics
Anne Rainwater, piano

PROGRAM

Elliott Carter: 90+ (1992)
Bryce Cannell: new work (2018)*
Danny Clay: 10 Pages (2016)
Matthew Hough: new work (2018)*
Mei Fang Lin: Interaction (2013)
*=world premiere  More...
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Thu 4/05 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Pinbokeh Trio
Nathan Chamberlain - guitar, Josiah Branaman - bass, and Paul Sakai - drums
9:00 pm Amanda Chaudhary - analogue synth  More...
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Thu 4/05 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Norman Westberg / Thor & Friends / Kal Spelletich

Best known for his work with the seminal outfit SWANS, Westberg’s output beyond that group is sprawling and restless. His name recurs and ripples through many interconnected micro-histories surrounding New York City’s music and art scenes. From appearances in film works associated with the Cinema Of Transgression, through to his participation in bands such as The Heroine Sheiks and Five Dollar Priest, Westberg’s name is woven deeply into the fabric of New York over the past three decades.

After five years of touring as the percussionist of The Swans, Thor Harris began Thor & Friends in the autumn of 2015 as a vehicle to experiment with a cast of rotating Austin based musicians in the vein of American minimalism. As an instrument carpenter and acoustic polyglot, Thor & Friends is the sound of Harris’ return home — an elongated greeting and ode to his community, woodworking shop, and the instruments his hands bring texture too.  More...
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Friday, April 6
Fri 4/06 7:30 PM Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC) [UC Santa Cruz]
Giacomo Fiore and Kyle Bruckmann  More...
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Fri 4/06 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Irrera Brothers Duo

The “riveting and dynamic” Irrera Brothers Duo come to Old First Concerts with a program of music for violin and piano by Vitali, C. Schumann, Stravinsky, Dietrich, R. Schumann, and Brahms.  More...
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Saturday, April 7
Sat 4/07 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
ReImaginations – Cage, Shende & Bach on Guitar: Aaron Larget-Caplan  More...
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Sat 4/07 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
The California Electronic Music Exchange Concerts (CEMEC) form a series of events designed to strengthen the connections between the various California educational institutions that maintain computer and electronic music programs. These events are run and curated by the graduate students and faculty of each participating institution. The 2018 series of California Electronic Music Exchange Concerts will be held at the campuses of UCSD, UCSB, Mills, CCRMA/Stanford, UC Santa Cruz, and CalArts throughout April 2018. The Stanford/CCRMA leg will be held on April 7th from 7.30PM  More...
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Sat 4/07 8:00 PM ANNO DOMINI ART GALLERY [366 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113]
Come listen to JAAP BLONK, Dutch sound poet and electronic musician, and SCLOrk, the Santa Clara Laptop Orchestra, at the awesome ANNO DOMINI Art Gallery in downtown San Jose!  More...
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Sunday, April 8
Sun 4/08 4:00 PM House Concert - Scotts Valley, CA [Call or email for details Seth 831-239-4874 srw2689@gmail.com]
Roughhousing

Jack Wright....saxes
Evan Lipson.....double bass
Zachary Darrup.....guitar and objects  More...
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Sun 4/08 7:00 PM House Concert [Contact concert host at Harry@fullplatemedia.com]
House concert in Berkeley Hills featuring music of Berkeley composers David Jaffe and Sheli Nan, and San Juan Island composer Alex Shapiro. Violinist Karen Bentley Pollick plays Jaffe's solo fiddle fireworks "Cluck Old Hen Variations," as well as his fanciful "Impossible Animals," in which the violin is embedded in a menagerie of computer-generated singing bird-humans. She is joined by harpsichordist Jonathan Salzedo for the premiere of "Three Musicians (after the Picasso Paintings)," a Picasso-like abstraction of American roots music, in a setting created specially for this house concert. Jaffe himself will take the stage as he tackles his "magnum opus for a minuscule instrument", the solo mandolin "Ellis Island Sonata," a musical journey drawing on themes passed down from his mandolinist father and grandfather. The concert is rounded out by two additional violin and harpsichord works, Sheli Nan's lyrical "Absinthe avec mes amis" and the wild "Slip" by Alex Shapiro.  More...
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Sun 4/08 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm nOOi - CD release
Mark Oi – electric guitar/Bill Noertker – electric bass
8:30pm Noertker’s Moxie
Annelise Zamula – sax, flute/Brett Carson – piano/Bill Noertker – contrabass/Jason Levis – drums  More...
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Sun 4/08 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
CNMAT USERS GROUP PRESENTS: SCAPEGOAT  More...
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Monday, April 9
Mon 4/09 7:30 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
OTHER MINDS FESTIVAL 23 (NIGHT 1)
Join us on April 9 at the ODC Theater in San Francisco for the Gala Opening of the 23rd annual Other Minds Festival.

This opening night event features Anne Waldman, with Karen Stackpole, gongs; Clark Coolidge, with Alvin Curran keyboards and electronics; Michael McClure; Aram Saroyan; Jaap Blonk; Enzo Minarelli.

Tickets
https://odc.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S0a000005yCofEAE  More...
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Mon 4/09 8:00 PM Castro Theatre [San Francisco]
A Celebration of Oddball Films with Marc Capelle's Red Room Orchestra  More...
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Mon 4/09 9:45 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Faults + Cartoon Justice  More...
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Tuesday, April 10
Tue 4/10 7:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Grex & Brimstone and Glory

Two Piece Tuesdays is proud to present the art rock of Grex (duo & trio editions) and the film Brimstone & Glory. Join us for a night of exploding sounds of wonder and the artful resplendence of pyrotechnics.

Brimstone & Glory ~ The feature debut of director Viktor Jakovleski, “Brimstone & Glory” looks at the city of Tultepec, Mexico, during the National Pyrotechnic Festival.

Grex (Karl Evangelista-guitar, voice, perc., Rei Scampavia-keys, voice, perc., w/Robert Lopez-drums) is an art rock band based out of Oakland, California. In biological terms, a "grex" is an entity composed of several smaller organisms. Grex (the band) explores the meeting point between fun, delightfully strange psychedelic pop/rock and the dark outer reaches of improvised music.  More...
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Tue 4/10 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
scapegoat is an experimental saxophone and percussion duo. Close creative collaboration and multi-media projects form the basis of their pursuit for artistic innovation and expression. Programmes are designed to broaden and challenge the musical experience of the audience, through original works featuring live electronics, performer-controlled sonic and visual amplification, video and lighting design, and improvisation. scapegoat's 2017/18 season features new commissions of composers Pierluigi Billone and Michelle Lou funded by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, with residencies and performances as part of an Australian tour, a Californian tour, and at the Ultima Festival (Oslo) and Open Ears Festival (Kitchener). scapegoat recently recorded works by Mauricio Pauly and Santiago Díez Fischer to be released on an upcoming record in collaboration with writer Renee Gladman. Upcoming projects include collaborations with Sabrina Schroeder, Hanna Hartman, and Sam Salem.  More...
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Tue 4/10 7:30 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
OTHER MINDS FESTIVAL 23 (NIGHT 2)
Join us on April 10 at the ODC Theater in San Francisco for the second evening of the 23rd annual Other Minds Festival.

This event features a workshop/demonstration of sound poetry techniques by Dutch artist Jaap Blonk.

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Tue 4/10 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
- Roughhousing (Jack Wright, Evan Lipson, Zachary Darrup)
- Syrnx
- gabby fluke-mogul & Jordan Glenn duo  More...
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Wednesday, April 11
Wed 4/11 7:30 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
OTHER MINDS FESTIVAL 23 (NIGHT 3)
Join us on April 11 at the ODC Theater in San Francisco for the second evening of the 23rd annual Other Minds Festival.
This event features work by: Kurt Schwitters; Filippo Marinetti; Fortunato Depero; Gertrude Stein & Virgil Thomson; Ernst Toch; Lawrence Weschler; Cathy Berberian; Bernard Heidsieck. Performed by: Jaap Blonk; Enzo Minarelli; Randall Wong; Sarah Cahill; The Other Minds Ensemble (Kevin Baum, Joel Chapman, Sidney Chen, Amy X Neuburg, Randall Wong and Pamela Z)

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Wed 4/11 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Anne Pajunen - multi-voiced singer and performer and T.D. Skatchit playing Skatch Platters and boxes with Gino Robair At Tom's Place  More...
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Wed 4/11 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Noam Bierstone plays the piano, Tibetan bowls, & himself

Canadian percussionist Noam Bierstone performs his first solo show in the US, featuring works for both percussion and piano!  More...
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Wed 4/11 9:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Richmond-based saxophonist/composer Rent Romus continues a three-month mini-residency featuring his Life's Blood Ensemble recreating their 2017 release Rising Colossus.  More...
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Thursday, April 12
Thu 4/12 7:30 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
OTHER MINDS FESTIVAL 23 (NIGHT 4)
Join us on April 12 at the ODC Theater in San Francisco for the second evening of the 23rd annual Other Minds Festival.

This event features works on tape by Sten Hanson; Lily Greenham; Åke Hodell, and live performance by OTTARAS (Ottar Ormstad & Taras Mashtalir); Tone Åse, & Sten Sandell

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Thu 4/12 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Matt Robidoux
9:00 pmH/I Ensemble
Julie Herndon - harmonium, electronics, John Ivers - clarinet and electronics
San Francisco-based H/I Ensemble explores breath, song, and synthesis in sound. Julie Herndon (keys, voice, electronics) and John Ivers (clarinets, electronics) use reactive elements to create malleable, semi-permeable musical structures. Referencing drone pop, ambient spectralism, and free improvisation, H/I develops immersive songscapes.  More...
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Friday, April 13
Fri 4/13 6:00 PM Southern Exposure [3030 20th Street San Francisco, CA 94110]
Metropolis presents the work of Bay Area artists, writers, and creative leaders who live in a metropolis both physically near and consciously distant: prison. In collaboration with Prison Renaissance and incarcerated artists, activists, and creative thinkers, Southern Exposure and East Side Arts Alliance present an installation of curated audio pieces – from conversations to rap, anecdotes to poetry -- centering the voices of those incarcerated in the Bay Area, and revealing the commonalities between the metropolis inside and the metropolis outside  More...
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Fri 4/13 7:30 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
OTHER MINDS FESTIVAL 23 (NIGHT 5)
Join us on April 13 at the ODC Theater in San Francisco for the fifth evening of the 23rd annual Other Minds Festival.

This event features works on tape by Mark Applebaum, and live performances by Enzo Minarelli; Amy X Neuburg; Charles Amirkhanian & Carol Law.

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Fri 4/13 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Alone/Not Alone #3: I Sing Words – Jill Morgan Brenner, soprano  More...
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Saturday, April 14
Sat 4/14 7:30 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
OTHER MINDS FESTIVAL 23 (NIGHT 6)
Join us on April 14 at the ODC Theater in San Francisco for the closing night of the 23rd annual Other Minds Festival.

This event features live performances by Pamela Z, Jaap Blonk; Beth Anderson, with Michael Jones, percussion, and works on tape by Susan Stone; Sheila Davies Sumner.

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Sat 4/14 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Ric Louchard and Michael Rothkopf are presenting a concert of new music. Ric and Michael are thrilled to be joined by these amazing performers: Rachel Condry, clarinet; Monica Scott, cello; Dan Magay, alto saxophone and flute; John Worley, trumpet; Diane Grubbe, flutes; Meeremai Shin, flutes; Robert Lopez, drums.  More...
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Sat 4/14 8:00 PM Hertz Hall [UC Berkeley campus near corner of College and Bancroft Berkeley]
Quartet: Myra Melford, Michael Formanek, Hamir Atwal, Ben Goldberg with the Nu Jazz Collective  More...
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Sunday, April 15
Sun 4/15 2:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
HUSH Series — Long Tone Choir: spring

Immerse yourself in a spring-inspired soundscape, produced by traditional and extended vocal techniques. Text scores for the work will be displayed within distinct sculptures throughout the performance space. You will be invited to view and read the scores and sing with the choir in the second half of the performance if you choose.  More...
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Sun 4/15 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation, non-hierarchical workshop in free improvisation)

The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or come to listen. No advance notice needed — just show up. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names immediately before each group plays. We try to keep transition time between groups at a minimum. Over by 10pm. It's free. If you want to contribute, bring snacks and drinks.  More...
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Monday, April 16
Mon 4/16 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Chris Jonas/Randy McKean Quartet + Pinkobeh Trio

A rare Bay Area appearance from Santa Fe based saxophonist and composer Chris Jonas. Renewing a collaboration that began nearly 30 years ago, reedman Randy McKean joins him at the helm of a new quartet, with McKean’s Bristle bandmate Lisa Mezzacappa on bass, and Weiner Kids mastermind Jordan Glenn on drums.

Pinbokeh is a trio based out of Oakland, CA that explores lush textures and soundscapes. A collection of unmetered rhythms and stretched out harmonic patterns create pieces that are reminiscent of the Nels Cline Singers with the still ambiance of Ryuichi Sakamoto and Grouper. The trio is composed of Nathan Chamberlain, guitar; Josiah Branaman, bass; and Paul Sakai, drums.  More...
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Tuesday, April 17
Tue 4/17 8:00 PM The Bindery [1727 Haight Street, SF, CA]
Silvia Mattheus, Ypsmael, Headlights, Disko Szamanka
Tuesday, April 17; doors 7:45pm, show 8-10:30pm
at The Bindery, 1727 Haight St $5-$10 NOTAFLOF all-ages
The Bindery provides gender neutral and ADA compliant bathrooms. There are no stairs and seating is flexible. Please refrain from using scented products.  More...
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Tue 4/17 9:45 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS Tuesday Night Special: John Bischoff/Soo Yeon Lyuh Duo + ligrs Quintet  More...
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Wednesday, April 18
Wed 4/18 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
Our second April show features two touring artists, Boston based violinist Morgan Evans-Weiler and sound artist Ypsmael from southern Germany. Also performing from the bay area will be Larnie and Bodil Fox on invented creations and a super ensemble featuring Theresa Wong, Kanoko Nishi-Smith, Jacob Heule and Tom Djll.  More...
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Thursday, April 19
Thu 4/19 7:00 PM Presidio Officer's Club [50 Moraga Ave SF]
Two Sense: Ashley Bathgate, cello and Lisa Moore, piano

TwoSense is a New York-based chamber duo and commissioning venture, established by the Bang On A Can All-Stars cellist Ashley Bathgate and founding alumna pianist Lisa Moore in 2010. The duo has been described as the “new music equivalent of a special ops team” (New York Magazine), an “excellent duo” and “eloquent new-music interpreters” (New York Times).  More...
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Thu 4/19 7:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
Michael Coleman and Ben Goldberg: CD Release Concert for PRACTITIONER

PRACTITIONER

Michael Coleman and Ben Goldberg are happy to announce the release of their new record “PRACTITIONER.” This record, three years in the making, is based on Steve Lacy’s Hocus Pocus - Book ‘H’ of “Practitioners”.

Seating is limited.
Get your required reservation here  More...
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Thu 4/19 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Lisa Mezzacappa Six : Cosmicomics 2018
Bookstore Salon #1
new music for jazz sextet inspired by Italo Calvino’s stories on the origins of the universe developed this year in a series of salons at Bird & Beckett Books & Records

Aaron Bennett, tenor sax
John Finkbeiner, guitar
Mark Clifford, vibes
Tim Perkis, electronics
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass
Jordan Glenn, drums  More...
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Thu 4/19 7:59 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Experimental Music needn't be dull. This event is a prime example of non-boring avant-garde music, featuring the machine learning "pop" of Santa Cruz's Happy Valley Band and multi-media showman, Lord Tang.  More...
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Thu 4/19 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Ypsmael
9:00 pm French Radio
Andy Way-turntable,mic,etc, Bruce Anderson-guitar,etc
French Radio is a Bay Area aggregation of sound projection facilitating urban fear as it’s power source to broadcast black utopian uncanniness to all devoted listeners. French Radio rejects the fascist conveyor belt of rhythm. Instead it embraces stasis and unimpeded movement. French Radio loves you.”  More...
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Thu 4/19 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Ladies who Lieder

Original songs by Monica Chew, along with songs by Bartok, Strauss and Wagner. Sung by soprano Jamie Lee with pianist Monica Chew.  More...
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Friday, April 20
Fri 4/20 7:00 PM Sound & Savor [Adeline and 24th Streets in West Oakland. Exact address only given to those who register.]
Joel Davel, solo marimba lumina and a 4 course gourmet vegan meal.

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Fri 4/20 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
¡Voltage & Verse! an evening of music and poetry  More...
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Fri 4/20 8:00 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2087 Addison Street Berkeley]
DannyBoyBlue: A concert of original music by Danny Bittker, featuring an 8-piece ensemble moving fluidly and happily through the worlds. Rhythm sound sadness joy wonder.  More...
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Fri 4/20 9:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Studio Grand and Jordan Glenn present:

Spontaneous Sounds Small and Large

This evening features Ben Goldberg, Francis Wong, Chamberlain Zhang and Jordan Glenn (as a quartet), along with Jordan Glenn's BEAK featuring special guest Michael Coleman.

DOORS 9:00 PM; SHOW 9:30 PM

$10-15 sliding scale at the door  More...
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Fri 4/20 10:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
M. Lamar & The Living Earth Show  More...
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Saturday, April 21
Sat 4/21 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
TwoSense: Ashley Bathgate cello, Lisa Moore piano “Look Left Again”  More...
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Sat 4/21 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery Street San Francisco (near Glen Park BART)]
animals and giraffes - the ongoing project with Phillip Greenlief and writer claudia la rocco - will be performing at bird and beckett books this saturday at a new concert series that eric at b&b has launched to feature improvised music. a&g is celebrating the release of our newest CD, LANDLOCKED BEACH (with jon leidecker) on the creative sources label, so you can think of this as a CD release party; we will have copies on hand for sale. animals and giraffes: Phillip Greenlief - woodwinds; claudia la rocco - text, voice; Danishta Rivero - voice, electronics; john shiurba - guitar, preparations, effects  More...
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Sat 4/21 8:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Barbara Golden - TRANSCONTINENTAL 77  More...
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Sunday, April 22
Sun 4/22 6:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Kasey Knudsen PLAYS JOE HENDERSON’S “IN 'N OUT”, SFJAZZ Center's Joe Henderson Lab, 6:00pm & 7:30pm  More...
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Sun 4/22 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 PM Ian Carey Ensemble
Steve Adams - saxophone, Lisa Mezzacappa - double bass, Jason Levis - drums, Mark Clifford - vibes
Ian Carey is a trumpeter, composer, arranger, bandleader and instructor, who “asks deep musical questions and comes up with compelling answers” (Bill Kirchner, editor, The Oxford Companion to Jazz)
8:30 PM Unbound free-jazz world fusion music
Marc Schmitz - vocals, guitar, Dave Mihaly - drums, Lin Shi - vocals, keyboard, Shuxin Meng - pipa  More...
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Sun 4/22 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Jack Wright: saxophones
Tom Djll: trumpet
Jacob Felix Heule: percussion

Angela Roberts: cello
Kim Nucci: baritone saxophone, electronics
Evan Lipson: double bass

Danishta Rivero: voice and electronics
Matt Chandler: bass guitar
Zachary Darrup: guitar and objects  More...
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Monday, April 23
Mon 4/23 9:45 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: T.J. Borden (solo) + Marshall/Pearce Duo  More...
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Wednesday, April 25
Wed 4/25 7:30 PM Rendon Hall at the California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street, Berkeley]
The Actual Trio is a vehicle for the compositions of iconoclastic Bay Area guitarist John Schott (Junk Genius, T.J. Kirk). Bassist Dan Seamans (New Klezmer Trio, Lost Trio), and drummer John Hanes (Henry Kaiser, Victor Krummenacher) provide the foundation for Schott’s adventurous-but-accessible compositions, marrying deep pockets and joyful swing to wayward harmonies and spontaneous excursions.  More...
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Wed 4/25 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [Rendon Hall/Fiddler Annex 2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Jazz in the Neighborhood Presents...Actual Trio

The Actual Trio is a vehicle for the compositions of iconoclastic Bay Area guitarist John Schott (Junk Genius, T.J. Kirk). Bassist Dan Seamans (New Klezmer Trio, Lost Trio), and drummer John Hanes (Henry Kaiser, Victor Krummenacher) providing the foundation for Schott’s adventurous-but-accessible compositions, marrying deep pockets and joyful swing to wayward harmonies and spontaneous excursions.  More...
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Wed 4/25 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
The Mills College Contemporary Performance Ensemble performs new music for instruments and voices by Cardwell, Collins, Hege, Kem, Lyuh, Rieman, and Wolff.  More...
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Thursday, April 26
Thu 4/26 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Matt Renzi’s Arm-Sized Legging: Original Jazz & Contemporary Classical  More...
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Thu 4/26 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00pm [ruidobello]
Jorge Bachmann - electronic sound art
9:00pm Doug Lynner - Mystery Serge  More...
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Thu 4/26 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Orchestration Concert - Roscoe Mitchell

End of semester Spring 2018 orchestration concert.  More...
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