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03/29/2019 - 05/12/2019

Friday, March 29
Fri 3/29 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Friction Commissioning Initiative brings six new works to life premiering quartets by Sarang Kim and Nick Benavides. Also on the concert will be Geoffrey Gordon's ABACISCUS.  More...
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Fri 3/29 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
Ostap Manulyak: sounds from behind the (absent) walls

Ostap Manulyak presents a program of works by contemporary Ukrainian composers and asks a question about real/imaginative/forgotten walls: Do they (still) mark
our internal and external space?  More...
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Fri 3/29 9:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Amendola vs. Blades vs. Skerik vs. Parker at Ivy Room  More...
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Saturday, March 30
Sat 3/30 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
Clare Longendyke is a passionate soloist and chamber musician recognized for her colorful musicality, technical fluency, and ability to interpret repertoires across the musical spectrum. She has performed solo and chamber music recitals across Europe and North America and has won 1st place prizes in the Philharmonic Society of Arlington’s Young Artist Competition, the Schubert Club of Minnesota’s Scholarship Competition, the National Society of Arts & Letters Instrumental Competition, and 2nd place in the SIYAO Instrumental Competition. She made her orchestral debut in 2012 performing Bartók’s 3rd Piano Concerto as the winner of the Indiana University Piano Concerto Competition and in 2017, she performed Chopin’s Piano Concerto in E minor with the Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra (Massachusetts) and Orlando Cela, conductor.  More...
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Sat 3/30 10:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Russell Haswell + Pita

Russell Haswell is a restlessly forward-thinking, genre-defying artist, performer and curator born in Coventry and currently based in London, England.

Pita is the pseudonym of Editions Mego founder Peter Rehberg. Born in London Rehberg has resided in Vienna for term his adult life.  More...
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Sunday, March 31
Sun 3/31 12:30 PM The Contemporary Jewish Museum [736 Mission St SF]
San Francisco’s Del Sol Quartet presents San Francisco’s first festival to return to the world of pure intervals often called “just intonation.”

The four-hour festival will take place in the soaring Yud Gallery at The Contemporary Jewish Museum. In this light-filled space built with acoustic resonance in mind, audiences can experience a whole range of music that can be made with keeping “rational numbers” in mind, from soulful variations of “Amazing Grace” to highly calculated avant-garde compositions to the improvised world of extended wind techniques.

Performers include composers/performers: Ellen Fullman (long string and autoharp), Theresa Wong (cello and vocals), Matt Ingalls (clarinet), Kyle Bruckmann (oboe), Chris Brown of Mills College (tuned piano), Larry Polansky of UC Santa Cruz (guitar), Arjun Verma (sitar), as well as the Del Sol String Quartet.

Music to be performed includes the world premiere of new quartet work by Michael Harrison and works by Ben Johnston, Ellen Fullman, Chris Brown, Larry Polansky, Matt Ingalls, Arjun Verma, Theresa Wong, and more. This first festival also launches a new commissioning arm of Del Sol Performing Arts Organization to produce future works in just intonation, including works to be premiered in 2020.  More...
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Monday, April 1
Mon 4/01 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out *10th Anniversary Spectacular*
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music--

Set #1: duo B. vs. Greenlief-Wright (improvised music)
(Lisa Mezzacappa, bass, Jason Levis, drums, Phillip Greenlief and Cory Wright, woodwinds)

Set #2: Song & Dance Trio Plays Wiener Kids (modern jazz)
(Cory Wright-saxophones, Karl Evangelista-guitar, Jordan Glenn-drums)

Set #3: Ben Goldberg's Brainchild (large group conduction/improvisation)
(Ben Goldberg-conductor, a.o.)  More...
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Mon 4/01 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OAKLAND FREEDOM JAZZ SOCIETY PRESENTS....

Cranky
(Sean Keenan, Jake Parker-Scott, Mitch Stahlmann)
+
Noah Phillips

Show starts around 9:30PM  More...
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Wednesday, April 3
Wed 4/03 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Jazz in the Neighborhood presents the Kasey Knudsen Sextet with Kasey Knudsen, saxophone; Henry Hung, trumpet; Rob Ewing, trombone; Dahveed Behroozi, piano; Miles Wick, bass; and Eric Garland, drums.  More...
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Thursday, April 4
Thu 4/04 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
"Oedipus: Sex with Mum was Blinding"
a hybrid opera libretto and direction by Elli Papakonstantinou, music composition by Julia Kent and Tilemachos Moussas

The piece draws from cognitive science and the myth of “Oedipus Rex” and was developed during the director’s visit at CCRMA. Originally designed for a cast of seven, this is an abbreviated version featuring a mix of live actors that are folded into an array of surreal cinematic environments. Through a series of scientific experiments, audience engagement plays an essential role in the execution of the piece. Atonal, electroacoustic compositions weave throughout the opera while Grammy nominee, Julia Kent, performs cello on stage in a constant stream of visuals and live action. A full production of the piece will take place in Athens at the Old National Opera House in September 2019 with the participation of cognitive scientists from the Warburg Institute, University of London.  More...
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Thu 4/04 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
New Music Decanted: Music for Cello & Horn  More...
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Friday, April 5
Fri 4/05 12:30 PM Cadillac Hotel [380 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94102]
Zendrummer E. Doctor Smith joins flautist Laura Austin Wiley and her electric quartet featuring 7 string bassist Edo Castro, guitarist David McFarland and keyboardist Jim Lang.  More...
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Fri 4/05 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Matt Baldwin / Nico Georis / Danny Paul Grody  More...
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Fri 4/05 7:00 PM International Art Museum of America [1023 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102]
A sand art installation of the ancestral tradition of powder drawing and a closing dance of erasure by French artist Marie-Therese Latuner.  More...
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Fri 4/05 8:00 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Drummers Alan Hall, Jeremy Steinkoler and Dillon Vado will bring in their unique bands of stellar musicians to present a night of passionate and groove-driven original music and improvisations.  More...
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Fri 4/05 8:30 PM MilkBar [241 South 1st Street, Unit A. Richmond CA 94804]
MilkBar Salon #47

Doors: 8 PM 

Performance starts: 8:30 PM

FEATURING:

DANCE:
 Talli Jackson

MUSIC:
 Playing Field: Clear (Kattt Atchley and Suki O'Kane)

VIDEO: Jenny Stulberg, Sebastian Alvarez, Allison Holt with Thollem McDonas

PERFORMANCE: Krista Denio  More...
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Fri 4/05 9:00 PM The Knockout [3223 Mission St San Francisco]
Cube (album release), Modern Dance, Zachary James Watkins  More...
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Saturday, April 6
Sat 4/06 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
Melford / Formanek / Goldberg / Atwal

Pianist Myra Melford, bassist Michael Formanek, clarinetist Ben Goldberg, and drummer Hamir Atwal present a concert of new compositions by all members of the group.

Get your required online reservation here  More...
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Sat 4/06 7:00 PM Southern Exposure [3030 20th Street (at Alabama) San Francisco, CA94110]
Performances by poet Tongo Eisen-Martin, music by Marshall Trammell, electronic musician Sharmi Basu, and accordionist Umesh Mallery.  More...
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Sat 4/06 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
Bay Area based Circadian String Quartet was founded in 2013 to promote the classical and contemporary string quartet repertoire, in particular music of cultural and folkloric significance. Since then, the group has been featured through Mt. Shasta’s Music By the Mountain, Sunset Music | Arts Chamber Music Series in San Francisco, and the Merced Symphony Association. In 2014, the CSQ were invited to collaborate with the St. Petersburg-based Rimsky Korsakov String Quartet during their North American tour. They have also given U.S. premieres of pieces by world-renowned British composer Ian Venables in collaboration with mezzo-soprano Sally Munro of the San Francisco Opera and Natalie Parker, Principal Clarinetist of the San Francisco Ballet.  More...
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Sat 4/06 7:30 PM San Francisco Conservatory of Music [50 Oak St. SF]
The Film Noir Project

Ensemble For These Times (E4TT)’s homage to things musical and noir, with world premieres of five film noir-themed works, and more.

More Info  More...
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Sat 4/06 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
The California Electronic Music Exchange Concerts (CEMEC) are a series of events designed to strengthen the connections between the various California educational institutions that maintain computer and electronic music programs. Run and curated by the graduate students and faculty at each participating institution, the 2019 CEMEC will be held at the campuses of CalArts, Mills, UCSD, UCSB, UCI, and Stanford throughout April. At CCRMA, we will present works composed and performed by Rodrigo Barriga, Jaehoon Choi, Danielle Dahl, Stewart Engart, Stephanie Fischer, Nathaniel Haering, Mason Hock, Amina Kirby, Douglas McCausland, Matthew Perez, and Yiyang Shi.  More...
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Sat 4/06 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
DUO GELLAND & 113 COMPOSERS

Duo Gelland, joined by members of the 113 Composers Collective will present an evening of adventurous new music as part of their California tour.  More...
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Sat 4/06 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
X SOUND - A festival of works by Mills Senior Composers and Media Artists  More...
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Sat 4/06 8:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Do Over Music Series #4: duo B Experimental Band + Kjell Nordeson, solo percussion

Polly Moller Springhorn, flutes
Kyle Bruckmann, oboes
Matt Ingalls, clarinets
Joshua Marshall, tenor saxophone
Henry Hung, trumpet
Rob Ewing, trombone
gabby fluke-mogul, violin
John Finkbeiner, guitar
Lee Hodel, bass
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass
Kjell Nordeson, percussion
Jason Levis, drums

plus guest percussionists:
Suki O'Kane
Robert Lopez  More...
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Sat 4/06 9:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Universal Eyes (Wolf Eyes with Gretchen Gonzales & Aaron Dilloway) and Red Culebra (Guillermo Galindo & Cristóbal Martínez)  More...
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Sat 4/06 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Vaal, Pedro Arbulu, and Atlas Kan  More...
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Sunday, April 7
Sun 4/07 7:00 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
Sing Sistah Sing! is the first work conceived and written by internationally renowned Mezzo Soprano Andrea Baker. Andrea began her operatic career with the San Francisco Opera, and now resides in Scotland. The show is both a celebration of the sound and extraordinary breadth of the African American female voice, and a heartfelt retelling of some of their most incredible life stories.

Sing Sistah Sing! brilliantly weaves together these women’s brave struggles both in the civil rights movement and in their fight for artistic freedom both at home and abroad. Some have chosen opera, jazz or blues to express themselves. Celebrated artists include Leontyne Price, Marian Anderson, Donna Summer, Nina Simone and Billie Holiday.  More...
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Sun 4/07 7:00 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
Duo Gelland & 113 Composers

Duo Gelland joined by members of the 113 Composers Collective will present an evening of adventurous new music as part of their California tour.  More...
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Sun 4/07 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 Kaiser/Looney
Henry Kaiser - guitar/electronics, Scott R. Looney - piano
8:30 Rent Romus' Lords of Outland
Philip Everett - drums, Ray Schaeffer - bass, Alex Cohen - guitar
Rent Romus - alto, soprano, c-melody saxophones, flutes
"Romus' fiery romp is a no-holds barred exposition. He slices through steel with accuracy and ease, equating to a jovial soundscape, scraped with intensifying solos and Everett's colorific cymbals hits. They galvanize your neural system from start to finish, while projecting a take no prisoners approach throughout." - Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz  More...
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Sun 4/07 7:45 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight Street]
..:more details soon:..
Wolf Eyes with Aaron Dilloway & Gretchen Gonzalez
Universal Indians with Nate Young
Laetitia Sonami http://sonami.net/
Horaflora https://horaflora.bandcamp.com/
plus special guests  More...
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Monday, April 8
Mon 4/08 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
113 California Tour  More...
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Mon 4/08 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Fluke-Mogul/Pascucci/Mezzacappa [Trio] + Yoni Kretzmer Trio  More...
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Tuesday, April 9
Tue 4/09 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
Trouble Ensemble
Apropos Trio: Renzi-Mezzacappa-Levis
Joel Nelson / Amplified Glass  More...
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Wednesday, April 10
Wed 4/10 4:00 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [Mills College Music Department 5000 MacArthur Blvd]
Severine Neff - Lecture - Point/Counterpoint: John Cage Studies with Arnold Schoenberg --
Neff discusses Cage's Second Construction in Metal in the context of his studies with Arnold Schoenberg in the mid–1930s.  More...
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Wed 4/10 6:00 PM sfSoundRadio [[on the interwebs, right where you like it]]
The best kind of gig = the one you don’t need to drag yourself out of the house for.

Tune in to sfSoundRadio from 6pm to 9pm to hear tablecore improvisations by Matt Davignon, Michael Zelner, and Suki O'Kane. Meticulously designed to accompany rinsing, chopping, sauteing and consuming, radioDinner promotes home-cooked meals throughout the experimental music community.  More...
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Wed 4/10 7:00 PM VAMP music • art • consignment [331 19th Street Oakland]
Closing Reception for Sound Captured  More...
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Wed 4/10 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Linda Bouchard with Kyle Bruckmann and Jacob Felix Heule

One composer. Two improvisers. The players face in opposite directions, each one viewing a projection of a unique graphical score generated in response to the other’s playing. Each performer reacts to the images in the score and decodes the other’s performance, which has been processed in real-time by the composer using a series of presets and filters to create a “Live Structure” – a composition which unfolds as a collaborative improvisation and committed interpretation of a musical code.  More...
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Wed 4/10 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
OFSQ + Matthias McIntire: Little Worlds  More...
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Thursday, April 11
Thu 4/11 4:00 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [Mills College Music Department 5000 MacArthur Blvd]
ECLIPSE QUARTET - Master-class -- Collaborative Techniques for Players and Composers --
The Quartet will do a master-class using examples from their current repertoire including pieces by Gabriela Ortiz, Kajia Saariaho, and Philip Glass.  More...
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Thu 4/11 6:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Lecture-Recital: Amr Selim, Vocalizing the Horn  More...
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Thu 4/11 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm David Leikam - NS Design CR 6-string electric cello, electronic pedals
9:00 pm Lorin Benedict - voice  More...
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Thu 4/11 8:00 PM VAMP music • art • consignment [331 19th Street Oakland]
Live@VAMP presents Ben Goldberg & Mike McGinnis

Clarinetist Ben Goldberg has worked in the avant-garde world with heavies like John Zorn, Nels Cline and Myra Melford.

Multi-reedist and composer Mike McGinnis is a musical explorer unbound by stylistic barriers, unwaveringly individual, curious, and open-minded.  More...
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Friday, April 12
Fri 4/12 6:00 PM Southern Exposure [3030 20th Street @Alabama San Francisco]
Performance by Mutual Aid Project – Marshall Trammell (percussion), Tracy Hui (banjo and electronics), Nick Obando (alto saxophone and electronics), followed by conversation.  More...
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Fri 4/12 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
An Evening at Patricia’s: The Music of Patricia Wallinga  More...
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Fri 4/12 7:30 PM East Bay Media Center [1939 Addison St Berkeley]
2 nights of improvised dance, sound and video projections; Friday the 12th and Saturday the 13th

Judith Kajiwara, Motoko Honda, Sung Kim, Kit Young  More...
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Saturday, April 13
Sat 4/13 4:00 PM San Francisco Public Library, Richmond Branch [351 9th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94118]
Bruce Ackley, of the Rova Saxophone Quartet, presents a brief and informal survey of the history of the soprano saxophone, starting with a short slideshow discussion, and then a live performance of works by John Coltrane, Steve Lacy, Sidney Bechet, Johnny Hodges, and Ackley originals.  More...
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Sat 4/13 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
Known for their powerful sound and profound unity of ensemble, Ensemble Illume is dedicated to sharing the rich character of the viola, cello, and piano trio with audiences of all ages. With its unconventional instrumentation, Illume’s mission is to nurture and expand the repertoire for the ensemble by identifying rarely-heard work and working with contemporary composers, while also pursuing collaborations with fellow musicians to perform quartets, quintets, and larger chamber ensembles. The ensemble was formed with an inaugural concert in San Francisco in 2018, which featured works by Kaija Saariaho and Johannes Brahms.

The musicians of Ensemble Illume have made their passion for chamber music the core of their varied and busy performing careers, which have included performances on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Walt Disney Hall, Davies Symphony Hall, the New York City Center, the National Theater and Concert Hall of Taiwan, Auditori Teulada-Moraira in Spain, and through the airwaves of American Public Media, WNYC, WHYY, WQXR, WFMT, WAMC, and KALW.  More...
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Sat 4/13 7:30 PM David Brower Center [2150 Allston Way Berkeley, CA 94704]
Composer Matthew Burtner makes music with glaciers, a business fraught with the hazards of calving, melting and, on occasion, over-modulating. His recent impressive CD release, Glacier Music, will be the subject of his interview concert with OM Artistic Director Charles Amirkhanian.  More...
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Sat 4/13 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Summits – Daniel Corral, Joanna Wallfisch, The Koan Quartet  More...
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Sat 4/13 7:30 PM East Bay Media Center [1939 Addison St Berkeley]
2 nights of improvised dance, sound and video projections; Friday the 12th and Saturday the 13th

Judith Kajiwara, Motoko Honda, Sung Kim, Kit Young  More...
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Sat 4/13 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Joanna MacGregor - Piano Recital - Beethoven, Chopin, Ginastera, Liszt.  More...
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Sunday, April 14
Sun 4/14 2:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Amaranth Quartet premieres D. Riley Nicholson's most recent work, Break, alongside a new quartet version of Nicholson's Bend, and selections from Philip Glass's Bent. The evening will include music by the winner of Amaranth's young composer's initiative, Alyssa Weinberg, Ryan Brown, and Sahba Aminikia.  More...
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Sun 4/14 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Pianist Hadley McCarroll performs works by Helmut Lachenmann, Monica Scott, Elliott Carter, Matt Ingalls, Claude Debussy, and J. S. Bach  More...
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Sun 4/14 7:00 PM Pro Arts [The Forum at Frank H Ogawa Plaza Oakland]
WENDY REID, LULU AND FRIENDS: AMBIENT BIRD 433

An hour-long interspecies sonic landscape/ambient environment featuring Lulu, African Grey Parrot, with Wendy Reid, violin; Brenda Hutchinson, long tube instrument; Aurora Josephson, voice; Ron Heglin, tuba; The Mills Contemporary Performance Ensemble; and Musicians of Frog Pond 433.  More...
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Sun 4/14 7:00 PM Hertz Hall [UC Berkeley campus near corner of College and Bancroft Berkeley]
BERKELEY NEW MUSIC PROJECT PRESENTS QUINCE ENSEMBLE/ECO ENSEMBLE  More...
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Sun 4/14 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm The Guthrie Project
Beth Schenck - saxophones, compositions; Matt Wrobel - guitar
8:30pm Noertker's Moxie
Annelise Zamula - alto sax, flute; Brett Carson - piano; Bill Noertker - contrabass; Jason Levis - drums  More...
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Sun 4/14 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Shapeshifters Cinema
Keith Evans with Rae Diamond  More...
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Monday, April 15
Mon 4/15 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
SHAO-WEI CHOU: PLACE/DISPLACE  More...
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Mon 4/15 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Nathan Clevenger's Book of Exits & Jamieson/Pate  More...
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Tuesday, April 16
Tue 4/16 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Way Out West Concert Series - AVOTCJA & MODUPUE  More...
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Wednesday, April 17
Wed 4/17 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Jazz in the Neighborhood presents the Amendola Trio with Karl Evangelista & Jason Hoopes.  More...
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Thursday, April 18
Thu 4/18 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Oakland's Grex and Brooklyn's Book of Hours share the stage for an evening of art rock, jazz, and improvisation. Grex will convene in an expanded configuration and Book of Hours will be on tour in support of its record release.  More...
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Thu 4/18 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
Barbara Lüneburg & Marko Ciciliani: Drifts in Power

In this program, Barbara Lüneburg & Marko Ciciliani will perform works that directly emerged from two different larger projects in the field of artistic research. "Slices of Life" (2014-17) emerged from Barbara’s artistic-research project Transcoding, in which she developed a multimedia work in collaboration with an online community over the period of several years. Marko’s compositions "Kilgore" and "Formula minus One" resulted from the investigation of the artistic potential of elements from computer games in the context of audiovisual composition, which is the focus of the research project GAPPP (Gamified Audiovisual Performance and Performance Practice).  More...
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Thu 4/18 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm San(S) Kazakgascar w/ Jaroba
9:00 pm TanukiSpiderCat
Colleen Kelly T - loops and layers electronic cello, samples, and synths  More...
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Thu 4/18 8:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Naomi Moon Siegel – “a trombonist and composer of great style and distinction” (Earshot Jazz) – presents her original music in celebration of her new release Live At Earshot on Slow & Steady Records. Sharing the bill will be the Rice Kings, an original electronic jazz duo featuring Eli Maliwan (EWI/vocals) and Erika Oba (keyboards).  More...
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Thu 4/18 8:00 PM Key Tea House and Kava Lounge [921 C Street, San Rafael, California 94901]
Music for adventurous jazz sextet inspired by the origins of the universe and the invisible forces at work in the cosmos.

Aaron Bennett, tenor sax
John Finkbeiner, guitar
Mark Clifford, vibes
Tim Perkis, electronics
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass and compositions
Jordan Glenn, drums  More...
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Friday, April 19
Fri 4/19 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Dax Pierson / Beast Nest / Marc Manning  More...
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Fri 4/19 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Full: Jennif(f)er Tamayo  More...
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Fri 4/19 7:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Darius James and Val Jeanty  More...
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Fri 4/19 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Lisa Mezzacappa Six + Erika Oba’s Ends Meat' Catastrophe Jazz Ensemble

Erika Oba’s Ends Meat' Catastrophe Jazz Ensemble
Erika Oba, piano/flute
Chris Bastian, bass
Eli Maliwan, tenor sax

Lisa Mezzacappa Six
Aaron Bennett, tenor sax
John Finkbeiner, guitar
Mark Clifford, vibes
Tim Perkis, electronics
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass and compositions
Jordan Glenn, drums  More...
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Fri 4/19 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Maia Ziaee - Senior Piano Recital - Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall  More...
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Fri 4/19 9:00 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Raffi Garabedian, Kenny Warren, Miles Wick, Jon Arkin  More...
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Saturday, April 20
Sat 4/20 3:00 PM Mills College Chapel [Mills College 5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland, CA . 94613]
Sierra Berrick - Vocal Recital - Music by Handel, Mozart, Lehár, Sartori, LLoyd-Webber, Menken  More...
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Sat 4/20 4:00 PM Southern Exposure [3030 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110]
Join us on Saturday, April 20, 4:00-7:00PM for a special performance and discussion. Mutual Aid Project – Marshall Trammell (percussion), Tracy Hui (banjo and electronics), Nick Obando (alto saxophone and electronics) – will be joined by solidarity economists, restorative justice and labor activists, and the general public to listen, translate and broaden practical applications of What Does A Harm Free Zone Sound Like? Part II in everyday practices.  More...
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Sat 4/20 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Sacramento - based pianist Sakurako Kanemitsu performs a program of 20th century and contemporary works. Works by Henri Dutilleux, Dai Fujikura, Philip Glass, Lei Liang, Arvo Pärt, and Ryan Suleiman.  More...
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Sat 4/20 8:00 PM CounterPulse [80 Turk Street San Francisco, CA 94102]
Ever in thrall of the brilliant music of the late pianist Cecil Taylor, Rova Saxophone Quartet, along with eight other intrepid comrades in sound exploration, will present an homage to the iconoclastic innovator. After the success of our collaborative 2018 concert, Air: A Tribute to Cecil Taylor, Rova was inspired to plan an evening featuring a reworking of Mr. Taylor’s album-length masterwork, Dark to Themselves, along with an opening set of Taylor-related performances by other players in the community.

Dark to Themselves, rearranged primarily by Rova member Steve Adams, will be performed by Orkestrova—a flexible expansion of the Rova Quartet, including guitarists Jean-Paul Bourelly and Henry Kaiser, bassist Jason Hoopes, and drummer Donald Robinson, in San Francisco on Saturday April 20, 2019.

In addition to Dark to Themselves, the evening will feature Positive Knowledge, a duo of Oluyemi and Ijeoma Thomas, on reeds and vocals, respectively, presenting the poetry of Cecil Taylor; and duo B., a collaborative project of bassist Lisa Mezzacappa and percussionist Jason Levis. All participants have deep connections to Taylor’s art, and the 3 segments of music will pay fitting tribute to this great visionary. The concert will offer the audience fresh views of his compositions, and exhilarating moments of improvisation.  More...
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Sunday, April 21
Sun 4/21 5:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Marshall Trammell leads a workshop involving score-making and performing.

"La Coyuntura & Insurgent Learning: Practical Pedagogies for Improvisation in Everyday Life"

"(Insurgent Learning) draws from convivial practices that celebrate locally rooted wisdoms to collectively construct tools to solve local problems that regenerate the community."

Load-in between 5:00 and 5:30 (no earlier).
Workshop 5:30-7:15.
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open session) 8:00-10:00.  More...
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Sun 4/21 5:00 PM Sweetwater Music Hall [19 Corte Madera Ave. Mill Valley, CA]
A Love Supreme Acoustically Electric  More...
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Sun 4/21 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Slow & Steady Records Present: Naomi Moon Siegel, Richard Sears, Jensen Engineering  More...
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Sun 4/21 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 22
Mon 4/22 7:30 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [Mills College Music Department 5000 MacArthur Blvd]
Gustavo Matamoros - Lecture: "Comparing Notes: On How I Became a Composer Outside of the University"  More...
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Mon 4/22 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out II
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music--

Set #1: Rent Romus's Life's Blood (modern/avant-garde)
(Rent Romus - Alto Saxophone/Compositions, Timothy Orr - Drums, Safa Shokrai - Bass, Max Judelson - Bass, Heikki Koskinen - E Trumpet/Recorder, Mark Clifford - Vibraphone, Joshua Marshall - Tenor Saxophone, gabby fluke-mogul - violin)

Set #2: Disappear Incompletely (modern jazz treatments of Radiohead)
(Rob Ewing - Trombone/Arrangements, Patrick Cress - Baritone Saxophone, Raffi Garabedian - Tenor Saxophone, Ryan Pate - Guitar, Steve Blum - Keyboards, Joe Bagale - Bass, Jaime Moore - Drums)

Set #3: Dillon Vado's Never Weather (modern jazz)
(DIllon Vado - Drums/Compositions, Aaron Wolf - Saxophone, Josh Reed - Trumpet, Justin Rock - Guitar, Tyler Harlow - Bass)  More...
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Mon 4/22 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Bankshot + Yuppie Liberation Front  More...
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Tuesday, April 23
Tue 4/23 5:30 PM Anderson Collection at Stanford University [314 Lomita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305]
"ANDERSON x CCRMA: Sound Happenings" is a show bridging the auditory and visual worlds of the arts through installations and performances by members of the Stanford Music community, including the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). The event takes place in the galleries of the Anderson Collection, and will feature 8-channel sound installations, generative video works, and performances by composers in the Stanford DMA program, to name a few. This magical transformation of the museum will inspire dialogue regarding fixed versus ephemeral art forms, artistic research versus artistic practice, and the connections between science, technology, and art.  More...
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Tue 4/23 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Arab.AMP presents Magda Mayas

Arab.AMP is delighted to present solo evening of work by Magda Mayas, a pianist living in Berlin. Over the past 20 years, she developed a vocabulary utilizing both the inside as well as the exterior parts of the piano, using amplification, preparations and objects that become extensions of the instrument itself. She explores textural, linear sound collage, and has developed a set of techniques that draw on the history of prepared and inside piano vocabulary, but are highly individualized and expand the language for internal piano music making.  More...
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Tue 4/23 7:00 PM Audium Theater [1616 Bush Street San Francisco, CA 94109]
Audium: Sound and Space Workshop
What is a sound sculpture? How does one compose music for space?
Our second-ever workshop on composing for sound and space. If you didn't make it last time, now is your chance... Learn how to think beyond one's eyes and ears- to the entire space- when planning sound installations. Meet the composers behind Audium, hear a BRAND-NEW demonstration performance of the space, and explore the art of sound movement.  More...
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Tue 4/23 8:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Way Out West Concert Series - The Jason Levis Septet  More...
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Wednesday, April 24
Wed 4/24 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Other Minds’ Latitudes series continues with a rare triple billing: Paul Metzger, a bonafide American folk outsider, performs his entrancing hymnprovisations for modified 23 string banjo. Minneapolis’ mercurial mystery man John Saint Pelvyn makes an ultra-rare Bay Area appearance performing on solo electric guitar—barely harnessed feedback, f-hole howling, mid-jam retunings and whammy bar abuse all-included. Voicehandler rounds out the bill with a set of unnerving glossolalia, electronic sputter and spuming percussion.  More...
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Thursday, April 25
Thu 4/25 4:00 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [Mills College Music Department 5000 MacArthur Blvd]
Nicole Mitchell, composer and improviser, lecture.  More...
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Thu 4/25 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
Dafna Naphtali and Hans Tammen present two individual performances: "Audio Chandelier" (Naphtali) and "Endangered Guitar" (Tammen).  More...
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Thu 4/25 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Atchley/Heglin duo
Kattt Atchley, Ron Heglin - voice
9:00 pm Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer - voice (Norway)  More...
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Thu 4/25 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Roscoe Mitchell's Advanced Orchestration Seminar Concert.  More...
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Friday, April 26
Fri 4/26 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
Level III of the San Francisco Girls Chorus School and SFGC’s Soloist Intensive will perform a varied program of choral music, art songs, opera, and musical theater scenes. Composers include Leonard Bernstein, Eleanor Daley, Henry Purcell, Franz Schubert, and more. There will be music in English, Latin, German, Italian, Spanish, Czech, and Hebrew, and both groups of young artists will come together for some vibrant ensembles. Join us for this evening of skilled singing from some of the most talented youth from SFGC.  More...
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Fri 4/26 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Galax Quartet: Music from 1607 to 2007

New Music performed by an "Early" String Quartet. Early music performed with the élan of new music. The Galax Quartet plays music from 1607 to 2007.  More...
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Fri 4/26 8:00 PM VAMP music • art • consignment [331 19th Street Oakland]
NAYTRONIX
Nate Brenner's avant-electro-pop super band featuring Hamir Atwal!

and visiting from Portland:
MIKE GAMBLE TRIO
MIke Gamble, guitar
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass
Tim Bulkley, drums  More...
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Fri 4/26 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Meráki Quartet  More...
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Fri 4/26 9:00 PM SoundBox [300 Franklin Street SF]
Pamela Z and SF Symphony SoundBox: SYNTAX  More...
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Saturday, April 27
Sat 4/27 12:00 PM San Francisco Public Library (Latino/Hispanic Room, Lower Level) [100 Larkin Street Grove St.]
A poetry reading and lecture on creativity by the acclaimed Netherlands-based composer and poet Rozalie Hirs. Her poems and musical compositions are lyrical and innovative, and in both art forms she explores the adventure of listening, reading, and imagining.  More...
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Sat 4/27 2:30 PM Schroeders [240 Front St, San Francisco, CA 94111]
Save the date for a party with the Players, where we revisit performances from our current season, and offer an exclusive preview of what’s happening in the year ahead. The afternoon’s events include live music, great food, contemporary music-loving crowd, and some of our region’s finest wine. This special program is hosted by SFCMP musicians, some of the leading contemporary classical music specialists in the Bay Area.

By invitation only for subscribers, members, and donors. Join us by becoming a SFCMP member, subscriber, or donor today! Learn more at SFCMP.org  More...
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Sat 4/27 4:00 PM Berkeley Finnsh Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
The Finnish Heritage Society welcomes you all to our annual Vappu celebrating the spring and Finnish Culture! Finnish DJ music of all kinds, Silent Auction, Food, Balloons, Poetry, Theater, Live Music from Heikki Koskinen's Pohjolan Pillit: w/ Kat Eliot, Rent Romus, Bert Carelli, & Steve Heckman  More...
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Sat 4/27 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
Described as “inspired… every note comes straight from his heart” by Grammy-Award winning artist Sérgio Assad, Chilean guitarist Cristobal Selamé is the only undergraduate to ever win the prestigious Guitar Concerto Competition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Since then, Selamé has been invited to perform in prestigious guitar festivals, including the Mauro Biasini International Festival and Competition, where he performed the Giuliani Concerto op.30.  More...
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Sat 4/27 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
- Chris Cooper + Jacob Felix Heule + Greg Kelley + Danishta Rivero
- Rob Noyes
- Usufruct  More...
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Sat 4/27 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
On April 27th, we are excited to present our first show of the 2019 season with a solo set by Boston area guitarist Rob Noyes and ensemble featuring Greg Kelley (trumpet) out of Seattle with Jacob Felix Heule (percussion), Danishta Rivero (vocals) and Chris Cooper (guitar and electronics). Also performing will be the bay area duo Usufruct (Polly Moller and Tim Walters). $5-20.  More...
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Sat 4/27 8:00 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Stray Horns play Ellington in honor of his 120th birth anniversary. Arranger David Slusser presents great soloists in a little-big-band, interpreting the Duke with one ear toward emulation, and the other towards innovation.  More...
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Sat 4/27 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Nicole Mitchell - Concert - Nicole Mitchell is an award-winning flutist, composer, poet, conceptualist, bandleader, and educator.  More...
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Sat 4/27 9:00 PM SoundBox [300 Franklin Street SF]
Pamela Z and SF Symphony SoundBox: SYNTAX  More...
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Sunday, April 28
Sun 4/28 4:00 PM Southern Exposure [3030 20th Street, San Francisco, 94110]
Join us on Sunday, April 28, 4:00-7:00 PM for performances by deaf dancer Antoine Hunter, turntablist Jemma DeCristo, Arnoldo Garcia and Marshall Trammell (percussion).  More...
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Sun 4/28 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Guided by Voices is the commissioning project of cellist Elinor Frey who uses two instruments, Baroque cello and five-string cello, that each have a very different sound than the modern cello. The program at the Centre for New Music features solo works by the Japanese-American composer Ken Ueno (“Chimera”) and Swedish-German composer Lisa Streich (“Minerva”) and Canadians Scott Edward Godin (“Guided By Voices”), Linda Catlin Smith (“Ricercar”), Isaiah Ceccarelli (“With concord of sweet sounds”). Each work reveals the cello’s incredible versatility and remarkable colours.  More...
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Sun 4/28 8:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Mike Gamble (Portland) & Scott Amendola: Duo A/V Explorations  More...
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Monday, April 29
Mon 4/29 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Pearce/Stewart-Robertson + Travis Laplante + Shiurba/Ingalls/Djll/Rowe [Last OFJS At Studio Grand!]  More...
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Tuesday, April 30
Tue 4/30 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Biggi Vinkeloe & Amy Melissa Reed  More...
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Tue 4/30 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Way Out West Concert Series - Lisa Mezzacappa Tangle Trio  More...
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Wednesday, May 1
Wed 5/01 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Contemporary Performance Ensemble Concert - Works by Bernard Rands, Eric Glick Rieman, Matthew Robidoux, Pétur Eggertsson, and Julius Eastman.  More...
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Thursday, May 2
Thu 5/02 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The New Haven, CT duo Tongue Depressor perform trance-inducing fiddle music that seethes with beating overtones and a high lonesome sound. The unlikely pairing of lap steel dobro and koto makes up the L.A.-based duo of Caspar Sonnet and Kozue Matsumoto. Together they scrape, bow and pluck their way through an investigation of the versatile sound palette and extended possibilities of their instruments.  More...
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Thu 5/02 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Vinkeloe/Robinson
Biggi Vinkeloe -alto saxophone, flute , Donald Robinson - drums
9:00 pm Cellista
An experimental performance artist and cellist whose music explores the intersection of classical music, noise, and politics. Performances often feature dance, film, and live looping and occasionally a modular chamber ensemble.  More...
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Friday, May 3
Fri 5/03 8:00 PM Wind River | Indexical [421 Wild Way, Santa Cruz]
Tongue Depressor (New Haven, CT) is the duo of Henry Birdsey (fiddle, lap steel) and Zach Rowden (fiddle, upright bass). They write, improvise, and perform music that draws from the fields of drone, harsh noise, and church music, often using microtonal tunings. Caspar Sonnet (lap-steel dobro) Kozue Matsumoto (koto) is an acoustic experimental, improvisational duo based in Los Angeles, California.  More...
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Saturday, May 4
Sat 5/04 2:00 PM Castro Theatre [429 Castro St. San Francisco]
Club Foot Orchestra with Gamelan Sekar Jaya  More...
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Sat 5/04 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
Formed in 2015 by four Bay Area dancers/musicians, Cuarteto Puentes is dedicated to performing Argentine Tango music for dancers and audiences of all kinds. They have studied at Reed Tango Music Institute, Stowe Tango Music Festival, and with top tango musicians including Ignacio Varchausky, Ramiro Gallo, Hernan Posetti, Hector del Curto, Pablo Estigarribia, Emilio Solla, Adam Tully, and Ville Hiltula. The quartet appreciates the opportunities they have had for outstanding collaborations with exceptional artists at a number of unique venues. Their enthusiasm for playing danceable tango standards as well as more modern arrangements keeps them inspired with practicing, studying, and arranging. Cuarteto Puentes has appeared at many milongas (Argentine Tango dance parties) throughout the Bay Area and were featured in “live music only” tango festivals in Albuquerque, NM, and Green Valley, AZ.  More...
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Sat 5/04 8:00 PM St. Teresa Of Avila Catholic Church [1490 19thStreet San Francisco, CA 94107]
New Music premieres for orchestra by Bay Area composers. The San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra takes everything Under Deconstruction, turning the old new and the new newer.  More...
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Sat 5/04 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Do-Over Music Series #5: The Jordan Glenn Party + Rent Romus

The JGP this time around...

Rent Romus - alto saxophone
Kim Nucci - baritone saxophone
Melne Murphy - guitar
Dominic Cramp - synth
Alexandra Buschman - voice/electronics
Nathan Corder - electronics
Nava Dunkelman - percussion
Moe! Staiano - drums

Opening the night will be a rare solo set by local stalwart, Rent Romus.

DOORS 8pm
Show 8:30PM  More...
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Sat 5/04 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
A quintet of well-known Bay Area improvisors converge for the first time as a quintet at Center for New Music. The evening will open with duos and trios of the players in different combinations, culminating in a long form quintet improvisation on the second set.  More...
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Sunday, May 5
Sun 5/05 3:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Inn-fest, the annual, nomadic Innova label showcase, features a smorgasbord of regional acts from its roster of visionary musical artists performing selections from four brand new releases. From daringly a cappella choral music (Volti), to dazzling flute trios (Areon Flutes), audacious string quartets (Friction Quartet performing works by Common Sense Composers' Collective), and breathtaking vocals with electronics (Pamela Z), there will be much sonic tastiness to sample.  More...
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Sun 5/05 4:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Heikki Koskinen / Steve Heckman Duo - which way west?  More...
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Sun 5/05 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Gabby Wen: solo performance of guqin
8:30pm After the End of the World Coretet - 30th anniversary - Annelise Zamula - saxes, flute/Bill Noertker - basses/Dave Mihaly - drums and whatnot  More...
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Monday, May 6
Mon 5/06 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
OFJS: Virtual Balboa (PA), Corder/Weeks, gabby fluke-mogul/Kanoko Nishi-Smith Duo  More...
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Tuesday, May 7
Tue 5/07 7:30 PM Stanford Memorial Church [450 Serra St, Stanford, CA 94305]
Mark Applebaum: Mind Altering Concert

Mark Applebaum presents an evocative, meditative improvisation on his stunning electroacoustic sound-sculpture—the mouseketier—in the extraordinarily resonant space of Stanford’s Memorial Church. The improvisation will be interspersed with Applebaum’s colorful percussion compositions performed by the Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble. The evening begins with a simultaneous two-person performance of Aphasia, an idiosyncratic piece for hand gestures performed in synchrony with two-channel sound.  More...
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Tue 5/07 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Way Out West Concert Series - Sheldon Brown Group  More...
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Wednesday, May 8
Wed 5/08 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]
.::more details soon:..
Virtual Balboa with Chris Cooper
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zER2OAOsR5w

Unpopular Electronics with Tom Djll
https://youtu.be/rI5Tt3ty9Fw?t=189

Tanuka Spidercat
https://archive.org/details/kzsudayofnoise2019/kzsudayofnoise2019_1730_tanukispidercat.mp3

Oji Edutainment
https://soundcloud.com/oji-edutainment  More...
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Thursday, May 9
Thu 5/09 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Cheryl Leonard
sound art/vocals/invented and natural instruments produced in surround sound
8:50 pm Citizen Fly 2
Honor Monaco, Joel Nelson, Dylan Burchett
9:30 pm TJ Thompson 5
Karl Evangelista - guitar, gabby fluke-mogul - violin, Bruce Ackley - saxophones, Kevin Robinson - saxophones, TJ Thompson - drums  More...
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Thu 5/09 8:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Free Salamander Exhibit, Surplus 1980, Slombis at the Uptown  More...
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Friday, May 10
Fri 5/10 5:00 PM Bridge Storage and Artspace [23 Maine Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804]
Gallery Reception for Spirit of Invention III, an interactive indoor and outdoor exhibit of Bay Area instrument makers, curated by Peter Whitehead. 5pm-9pm. DETAILS: www.bridgestorage.com/soi  More...
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Fri 5/10 5:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Inspired by Julius Eastman’s politically powerful and sonically persuasive works "Stay on It" and "Gay Guerrilla," we launch into our cross-generational "at the CROSSROADS Series" with two major commissions. One is a new work by Sidney Corbett, an American composer living in Germany best known for his theatrical and emotionally powerful compositions. Also featured is an SFCMP commission from Bay Area composer, pianist, and improviser Myra Melford, featuring herself as improvising piano soloist with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. SFCMP will premiere a new piece by exciting Brazilian-Californian composer Fernanda Aoki Navarro, while LJ White offers his own version of the interplay between freedom and structure in a work for solo violin and electronics. SFCMP also sponsors its 3rd Annual SF Search for young composers—this time writing for trios of players drawn from the instrumental forces for Myra Melford’s premiere—to complete the multi-generational portrait.  More...
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Fri 5/10 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Humbly virtuosic guitarist, polymuse, and serial collaborator Alan Licht joins the Latitudes series to perform his solo electric guitar meanderings. Bay Area local Danny Paul Grody rounds out the bill on his chiming 12-string, performing works wrapped in a gauzy lilt—like watching dust motes floating in the light of cracked blinds.  More...
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Saturday, May 11
Sat 5/11 5:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
SFCMP Performances at the CROSSROADS Series
Guerrilla Sounds: Julius Eastman’s Legacy
Inspired by Julius Eastman’s politically powerful and sonically persuasive works, we launch into our cross-generational at the CROSSROADS series with two major commissions.  More...
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Sat 5/11 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
Trio Terme was formed last summer at the Interharmony International Music Festival in Italy. The three performers, all with extensive solo and ensemble experience, were so delighted playing together at Interharmony, that they decided to continue to explore the rich clarinet, cello, piano repertoire.  More...
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Sat 5/11 7:30 PM VAMP music • art • consignment [331 19th Street Oakland]
Chris Brown, Kinda Green, Ted Moore/Tom Weeks  More...
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Sat 5/11 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
CNMAT USERS GROUP PRESENTS: MIKE JONES

Michael Jones is a percussionist, improviser, and researcher based in San Diego, California. His work specializes in experimental and avant garde music, with a particular interest in the concepts of beauty, natural listening, and community.  More...
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Sunday, May 12
Sun 5/12 7:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
Twisted Roots with Eric Thompson & Henry Kaiser  More...
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