Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

CALENDAR

Click on event date/time for details

04/21/2019 - 06/04/2019

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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sun 4/21 5:00 PM Sweetwater Music Hall [19 Corte Madera Ave. Mill Valley, CA]
A Love Supreme Acoustically Electric  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Mon 4/22 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Bankshot + Yuppie Liberation Front  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Tue 4/23 8:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Way Out West Concert Series - The Jason Levis Septet  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Thu 4/25 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Roscoe Mitchell's Advanced Orchestration Seminar Concert.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Fri 4/26 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Meráki Quartet  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Fri 4/26 9:00 PM SoundBox [300 Franklin Street SF]
Pamela Z and SF Symphony SoundBox: SYNTAX  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sat 4/27 9:00 PM SoundBox [300 Franklin Street SF]
Pamela Z and SF Symphony SoundBox: SYNTAX  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sun 4/28 8:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Mike Gamble (Portland) & Scott Amendola: Duo A/V Explorations  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Tuesday, April 30
Tue 4/30 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Biggi Vinkeloe & Amy Melissa Reed  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Tue 4/30 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Way Out West Concert Series - Lisa Mezzacappa Tangle Trio  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Tue 4/30 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Music Improvisation Ensemble II Concert - Directed by Zeena Parkins  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Wed 5/01 8:00 PM VAMP music • art • consignment [331 19th Street Oakland]
VAMP presents: Thea Farhadian - violin; Phillip Greenlief - tenor saxophone, Bb clarinet; Dean Santomieri - guitar - perform graphic scores by Phillip Greenlief  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Thu 5/02 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Mills Performance Collective Concert - Bartok, Debussy, Offenbach, and Kümmer  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Thu 5/02 11:59 PM KPFA 94.1 FM [on the radio or streaming]
CRACK O' DAWN
Thursday May 2nd midnite until 3am Friday May 3rd
94.1FM

Barb hosts Phillip Greenlief. He'll hang out, spin cds, cats and dogs may be discussed plus a celebration of the late and missed Matthew Sperry.

https://kpfa.org/player/?audio=live  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Saturday, May 4
Sat 5/04 2:00 PM Castro Theatre [429 Castro St. San Francisco]
Club Foot Orchestra with Gamelan Sekar Jaya  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sat 5/04 8:00 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF]
Liss Fain Dance presents: CLOSE THE DOOR SLOWLY

Choreography: Liss Fain
Commissioned Score: Jordan Glenn
Installation Design: Matthew Antaky
Costumes: Mary Domenico
Dancers: Keryn Breiterman-Loader, Sonja Dale, Sydney Franz, Anna Greenberg, Megan Kurashige, Shannon Kurashige  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sunday, May 5
Sun 5/05 2:00 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF]
Liss Fain Dance presents: CLOSE THE DOOR SLOWLY

Choreography: Liss Fain
Commissioned Score: Jordan Glenn
Installation Design: Matthew Antaky
Costumes: Mary Domenico
Dancers: Keryn Breiterman-Loader, Sonja Dale, Sydney Franz, Anna Greenberg, Megan Kurashige, Shannon Kurashige  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sun 5/05 4:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Heikki Koskinen / Steve Heckman Duo - which way west?  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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 - soprano sax, flute/Bill Noertker - electric bass/Dave Mihaly - drums, guitar  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sun 5/05 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
Virtual Balboa, Monopiece, Seeded Plain + Sudhu Tewari

VIRTUAL BALBOA
MONOPIECE
JAY KREIMER + Bryan Day + SUDHU TEWARI  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Tuesday, May 7
Tue 5/07 1:30 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94613]
Zeena Parkins' Music/Dance class concert.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Tue 5/07 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Way Out West Concert Series - Sheldon Brown Group  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Tue 5/07 8:30 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Kenneth Atchley, Ron Heglin and Kattt Atchley are playing as a trio again. Voices, electronics, drifting...
Sharing the bill with:
Dancing Baby
Virtual Balboa (Philadelphia) w/Chris Cooper
Crystal Pascucci  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Wednesday, May 8
Wed 5/08 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Ron Heglin-Lorin Benedict Duo
and Usufruct (Polly Moller Springhorn & Tim Walters)

Tom's Place presents an evening of speech-based music, featuring two Bay-Area duos that specialize in looking deeply at language and rebuilding linguistic materials to find their hidden musical meaning.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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

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

Oji Edutainment
https://soundcloud.com/oji-edutainment  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Wed 5/08 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
THE BEST LAST MAX CLASS
Performances and fixed media works by graduate students in MUS 251: Seminar in Computer Music
directed by John Bischoff  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Wed 5/08 9:00 PM Golden Bull [412 14th Street, Oakland, CA]
Vegan Butcher and Grex (10 Year Anniversary Show!)

A night of thrilling abstraction and twisted melody at Golden Bull, featuring new songs from outre rock quartet Vegan Butcher. Also: Oakland band Grex celebrates 10 years of live performance with a brand new set of shattering, surreal art rock/electropunk.

Vegan Butcher: John Shiurba, Suki O'Kane, Wil Hendricks, Angela Coon
Grex: Karl Evangelista, Rei Scampavia, Robert Lopez  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Thu 5/09 8:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Free Salamander Exhibit, Surplus 1980, Slombis at the Uptown  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Fri 5/10 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Two Trios: Tony Malaby (sax), Ben Monder (guitar), Billy Mintz (drums) and Seiyoung Jang (electronics), Joshua Allen (tenor sax), Tim Duff (cb)  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sat 5/11 7:30 PM VAMP music • art • consignment [331 19th Street Oakland]
Chris Brown, Kinda Green, Ted Moore/Tom Weeks  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sunday, May 12
Sun 5/12 7:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
Twisted Roots with Eric Thompson & Henry Kaiser  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sun 5/12 8:00 PM Sunnyvale [patricktalesforejr@gmail.com Sunnyvale]
Tatsuya Nakatani - Untitled Quartet - Lee Hodel in Sunnyvale

BACK AT IT AGAIN SPECIAL MOTHER'S DAY EDITION WITH...

-Tatsuya Nakatani (New Mexico)

-untitled quartet (East Bay/South Bay)

-Lee Hodel (Oakland)

Music around 8PM. Ask a punk for the address (patricktalesforejr@gmail.com). $10-20 suggested donation. There will be snacks, drinks, and a bunch of hidden Bacardi shots around the space for added sport.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Monday, May 13
Mon 5/13 2:00 PM KFJC [89.7 FM / www.kfjc.org]
"The Percussion Pit" Four hours of unscripted percussion adventures, emanating from KFJC's infamous Pit. Improvisations, collaborations, chat, and who knows what else... featuring special guest artist Tatsuya Nakatani along with a number of well-known percussionists from the Bay Area scene. Live broadcast on 89.7 FM along with live audio/video streaming on the web. Hosted by DJ Max Level.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Mon 5/13 9:30 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
OFJS: Apropos Trio & Sheldon Brown  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Tuesday, May 14
Tue 5/14 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Way Out West Concert Series - John Schott Actual Trio  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Tue 5/14 8:00 PM The Laundry SF [3359 26th St SF]
Resident is a monthly electronic music and visual open mic event started by Jeremy Black and friends in 2017. The Laundry event space is casual and cool, and the community you'll find is like no other for aspiring electronic musicians in Bay. No judgments, no bullshit, just positive support and openness to new ideas. Come shows us what you got.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Tue 5/14 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
Tatsuya Nakatani
Kyle Bruckmann’s Degradient
Sharon Tate Fetus Explosion  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Wednesday, May 15
Wed 5/15 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Dillon Vado's Table Trio is a wildly original group led by Dillon Vado, who will be playing both vibraphone and marimba, along with Jeff Denson on bass and Hamir Atwal on drums. They are known for their thoughtful and unique interpretations of familiar songs, strong but mysterious grooves, and memorably melodic original pieces. From David Bowie to Bill Evans, the Table Trio interprets and reimagines pieces, offering a different setting for them to exist, while still striving to emphasize and strengthen the existing sense of melodic character.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Wed 5/15 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Vinkeloe & Reed•Unpopular Electronics•Glenn & Fluke-Mogul  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Wed 5/15 8:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
Beth Custer: Drawdown

Beth Custer premieres her latest chamber composition, an evening-length work based on the compelling Paul Hawken book Drawdown: 100 Solutions to Reverse Global Warming.

The ensemble features Custer on voice/clarinets, cellist Freya Seeburger and her ensemble Juxtapositions with Mia Nardi-Huffman (violin), Naomi Stine (piano) and special guest Jim Kassis on drums/percussion.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Wed 5/15 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Theo Bleckmann + Joseph Branciforte / Album Release for LP1

Grammy-nominated vocalist Theo Bleckmann (ECM) and electronic musician/producer Joseph Branciforte celebrate the release of their debut album LP1 (greyfade) that merges the warmth and fragility of the human voice with the clicks and whirs of machines, modular synthesizers, and broken tape loops. San Francisco-based electronic musician Billy Gomberg opens the evening with a solo performance.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Thursday, May 16
Thu 5/16 6:00 PM CounterPulse [80 Turk St San Francisco]
Innerspace: The Annual CounterPulse Gala

WE ARE NOT ALONE...

CounterPulse is the Innerspace of the Bay Area arts constellation. We are a celestial community of futurists and galvanizers. We are the constellation of visionaries that invest in each other, to ensure our collective paths are starlight and far out.

Support CounterPulse by bidding at the silent auction, an intergalactic array of treats and experiences that sustain the mind and body for the galaxy ahead.
Feast on a gourmet celestial dinner catered by Fogcutter.
Get down with your fellow martians on the dance floor with free drinks all night.
Immerse yourself in radical performances and live art by your favorite artists.
This party is for you, for all of us.

At Innerspace, your commitment now will ignite radical arts in the next lightyear.

Come dressed as your favorite Innerspace creature from another galaxy!  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Thu 5/16 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Tangents Guitar Extravaganza

An evening of instrumental guitar music and songs reflecting a variety of traditions and perspectives from the past hundred years. With David Tanenbaum, Ann Moss, Carrie Smith, Larry Polansky, Giacomo Fiore, and the SFCM guitar ensemble.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Thu 5/16 8:00 PM Land and Sea [5428 San Pablo Ave, Oakland CA 94608-3020, United States]
23five + LAND AND SEA are excited to present a night of TOUCH Conference curated by Mike Harding.

Simon Scott + Geneva Skeen + Zachary Paul + Touch

Thursday, May 16th, 2019 - 8 PM
$10-$15 https://events.ticketprinting.com/event/23five-Land-And-Sea-Present-Touch-Conference-33585

http://23five.org/
http://landandseaeditions.virb.com  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Thu 5/16 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Corder/Hamilton
Nathan Corder - guitar, Sean Hamilton - drums/percussion
9:00 pm Dancin Baby
free doom psychedelic euphonium noise jazz w/Brian Pedersen-euphonium/sax Courtney Sexton-euphonium Jeffrey Lievers-electronics/drums Kit Young-analog video feedback  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Friday, May 17
Fri 5/17 7:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St SF]
John Zorn, Laurie Anderson, Terry Riley

Friday and Saturday nights, two shows each night. Get tickets from The Chapel web site:

https://www.thechapelsf.com/calendar/  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Fri 5/17 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
A curated set of Icelandic contemporary music for solo cello, much of it written for Sæunn, Vernacular is the title of her first album on the Sono Luminus label. Pieces by Thuríður Jónsdóttir, Halldór Smárason, Páll Ragnar Pálsson, and Hafliði Hallgrímsson showcase a unique soundworld in intimate monologues.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Fri 5/17 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Sarah Cahill & Regina Myers  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Saturday, May 18
Sat 5/18 7:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St SF]
John Zorn, Laurie Anderson, Terry Riley

Friday and Saturday nights, two shows each night. Get tickets from The Chapel web site:

https://www.thechapelsf.com/calendar/  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sat 5/18 7:00 PM Bridge Storage and ArtSpace [23 Maine Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804]
This live music event features Euphotic (Cheryl E. Leonard + Bryan Day + Tom Djll) plus a solo performance from Peter Whitehead. Doors at 7pm, Music at 7:30pm. Refreshments will be available for purchase. TICKETS: http://euphotic-whitehead.eventbrite.com  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sat 5/18 7:00 PM Musical Offering Cafe [2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, California 94704]
Bay Area chamber group, Sleight Ensemble (Erika Oba – flute, Mia Bella D’Augelli – violin, and Jacob Lane – piano) perform their new program Angles of Time featuring new works inspired by alternate notations of time in music. The program includes Steve Parris’s new piece, The Inner Planets and The Apple Tree–inspired by the orbit of the planets–and premiers of works by ensemble members. The program will also feature live visuals by composer and artist Jessie Austin.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sat 5/18 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
Please join acclaimed pianist, ROBYN CARMICHAEL, at Sunset Music and Arts on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 7:30 pm, for Peers, Friends, Rivals: FOUR ROMANTIC MASTERS. Experience the music of four towering masters of the keyboard: Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and Mendelssohn, in a program highlighting their own unique temperaments, and featuring the magnificent Sonata in B minor, Op. 58 of Chopin and the high-strung and virtuosic Tarantella from Venezia e Napoli of Franz Liszt. For a preview of Ms. Carmichael’s playing, please visit her website at www.robyncarmichael.com  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sat 5/18 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Beth Custer premieres Drawdown, an evening-length chamber work based on the compelling Paul Hawken book Drawdown: 100 Solutions to Reverse Global Warming with Custer on voice/clarinets, cellist Freya Seeburger and her ensemble Juxtapositions with Mia Nardi-Huffman (violin), Naomi Stine (piano) and special guest Jim Kassis on drums/percussion.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sat 5/18 8:00 PM Oaktown Jazz Workshops [55 Washington St. Oakland, CA 94607]
David Slusser's little-big-band pays tribute to visionary SUN RA's 105 birth anniversary.
Featuring: Aaron Bennet, David Boyce, Chris Clarke, Mara Fox, Greg German, Cecilia Long, Joe Mckinley, Terry Rodriguez  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sunday, May 19
Sun 5/19 3:00 PM Brava Theatre [2773 24th St San Francisco]
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids presents We Live Here!  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sun 5/19 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 pm Kretzmer/Clifford/Jordan
Yoni Kretzmer - tenor saxophone, Mark Clifford - vibraphone, Jordan Glenn - drums
8:30 pm Stone Raft
Josh Allen - tenor saxophone, Tom Weeks - alto saxophone, Tim Duff - doublebass, Aaron Levin - drums  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sun 5/19 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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sun 5/19 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Voice and piano duo performing new works by Stanford Graduate Composers and existing works by European Composers.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Monday, May 20
Mon 5/20 2:00 PM KFJC [KFJC 89.7 FM / www.kfjc.org]
"Planet Bass" A large ensemble of contrabass players (a dozen or so) from around the Bay Area and elsewhere play live on KFJC. Improvisations, compositions, surprises. Nothing but basses. An extravaganza of low frequencies. Hosted by DJ Max Level with invaluable assistance by Musical Director Lisa Mezzacappa. Live broadcast on 89.7 FM along with live audio/video streaming on the web.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Mon 5/20 8:30 PM Sunnyvale [patricktalesforejr@gmail.com Sunnyvale]
Mechanical Bull, Lydia Von C w/ Patrick Talesfore, Jr., and Slob in Sunnyvale  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Mon 5/20 9:30 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
OFJS: Jamieson/Bang & Wood/Metal/Plastic  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Tuesday, May 21
Tue 5/21 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF, CA 94102]
We come together to engage in the Deep Listening® practices of Pauline Oliveros. Led by Anna Wolfe-Pauly.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Tue 5/21 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Way Out West Concert Series - An Evening With or Without INVISIBLE GUY  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Wednesday, May 22
Wed 5/22 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Raskin-Brown-Hoopes-Robinson Quartet  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Thursday, May 23
Thu 5/23 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
Liveware is an audiovisual ensemble consisting of Shawn Lawson (graphics) and Michael Century (music), with Jeremy Stewart processing both graphics and sound using machine learning algorithms. Lawson is an expert practitioner of live-coding with graphics languages and environments he developed. Century performs on piano and accordion, and uses software he developed allowing live manipulations of performed material on both instruments.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Thu 5/23 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Infinexhuma - dark ambient/industrial
9:00 pm 99 HOOKER - Kaoss Enhancer
feat. Hitomi Honda - keyboard, Akio Mokuno - electro-acoustical live processing  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Thu 5/23 8:00 PM Land and Sea [5428 San Pablo Ave, Oakland]
Anne Guthrie
Gretchen Jude & Kevin Corcoran - Hirakito CD release
Matt Davignon  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Friday, May 24
Fri 5/24 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
John Bischoff / Nishi-Smith & Wobbly / CORUSCANT  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Saturday, May 25
Sat 5/25 8:00 PM Berkeley Finnsh Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
The Berkeley Finnish Heritage Society and Bay Area composers Rent Romus & Heikki Koskinen’s present Manala
A contemporary avant-garde musical adventure inspired by the mythic prose of cultural liberation and identity found in Finnish and Finno-Ugric folklore and shamanic traditions:
Mark Clifford - vibraphone, gabby fluke-mogul - violin, Max Judelson - double bass, Heikki "Mike" Kosikinen - e-trumpet, tenor recorder, kantele, Cheryl E. Leonard - natural inventions, percussion, cello, Joshua Marshall - tenor & soprano saxophones, Timothy Orr- drums, percussion , Rent Romus - alto & soprano saxophone, flutes, kantele, bells, Safa Shokrai - double bass
Advance Tickets available at Eventbrite  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sat 5/25 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
V.L.P. (Vlatkovich, Liebig, and Powell) and the Ochs-Robinsonn Duo team up for a double bill of free improvised music at Center for New Music.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sunday, May 26
Sun 5/26 8:00 PM Berkeley Finnsh Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
The Berkeley Finnish Heritage Society and Bay Area composers Rent Romus & Heikki Koskinen’s present Manala
A contemporary avant-garde musical adventure inspired by the mythic prose of cultural liberation and identity found in Finnish and Finno-Ugric folklore and shamanic traditions:
Mark Clifford - vibraphone, gabby fluke-mogul - violin, Max Judelson - double bass, Heikki "Mike" Kosikinen - e-trumpet, tenor recorder, kantele, Cheryl E. Leonard - natural inventions, percussion, cello, Joshua Marshall - tenor & soprano saxophones, Timothy Orr- drums, percussion , Rent Romus - alto & soprano saxophone, flutes, kantele, bells, Safa Shokrai - double bass
Advance Tickets available at Eventbrite  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Monday, May 27
Mon 5/27 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: Jonathan Kay/Jordan Glenn Duo (improvised music)
Jonathan Kay-sax, Jordan Glenn-drums

Set #2: RDL+ (modern jazz)
Doug Lee-bass, Ruthie Dineen-piano/accordion, Luis Salcedo-guitar

Set #3: Dave Slusser's Lost Planet (modern jazz/rock)
David Slusser - winds, keys, Len Paterson & Steve Clarke - guitars, Thomas Scandura - drums  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Mon 5/27 9:30 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Kretzmer/Mezzacappa/Nordson & John Saint Pelvyn Group  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Wednesday, May 29
Thursday, May 30
Thu 5/30 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Black Cedar Trio presents the winners of their 2018 Commissioning Competition: "Tres Colores" by Chilean composer Javier Contreras, "In The Spring" by San Jose composer Andre Gueziec, and "Out of Nothing" by Minnesota composer Victoria Malawey.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Thu 5/30 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Josh Allen - tenor saxophone
9:00 pm Josh Martin - electric bass  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Thu 5/30 8:00 PM The ROOM Series (at Royce Gallery) [2901 Mariposa St between Harrison & Alabama SF]
ROOM: Chamber Chorus! featuring VOICES OF SILICON VALLEY

This Thursday, the ROOM Series features the contemporary chamber chorus Voices of Silicon Valley in an evening of choral works including work-in-progress excerpts from Pamela Z’s Correspondence.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Thu 5/30 8:30 PM Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture - Gallery 308 [2 Marina Blvd SF]
Edward Schocker’s Crossing Ensemble: Self_less

Self_Less is a new musical work by Edward Schocker and The Crossing Ensemble that examines our "sense of self" while questioning the uniformity of these perceived feelings.

More Info  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Friday, May 31
Fri 5/31 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Contraption Quartet + Jeremiah Moore -- Low-tech (Contraption Quartet) meets high-craft sound (Jeremiah Moore). Contraption Quartet members are Bodil Fox, Larnie Fox, Chris Miller and Lena Strayhorn. This performance marks the final evening of Larnie’s exhibit at the Center for New Music celebrating the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s passing. Join us for an evening of experimentation and exploration of material-based sound.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Fri 5/31 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Portato Portato is an Oakland/Santa Cruz quartet devoted to music of the 20th and 21st centuries, concentrating particularly on original and newly commissioned work. The quartet comprises Michelle Lee (flutes), John Ivers (clarinets), Jon Myers (percussion) and Jacob Lane (piano). Friday's program comprises three newish works (all from 2018) and a New York School classic:

Morton Feldman's Why Patterns (1978).
David Dunn's Whittling I (2018)
Declan Seifkas's Grove of the Ancients (2018)
Laura Steenberge's Byzantine Rites 4 (2018)  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Saturday, June 1
Sat 6/01 7:00 PM Bridge Storage and ArtSpace [23 Maine Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804]
This live music event features Contraption Quartet + Pet the Tiger. Doors at 7pm, Music at 7:30pm. Refreshments will be available for purchase. TICKETS: https://contraption-tiger.eventbrite.com  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sat 6/01 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
CCRMA@BING
The Lord of the Bings: The Two Bings

Please join us for the second installment of our epic concert series "The Lord of the Bings: The Two Bings". We will present two different evening programs of multichannel immersive music, soundscapes, and visuals in Bing Concert Hall Studio. Our GRAIL sound system will be deployed again in a 3D setup for a selection of pieces from CCRMA and around the Middle-earth.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sat 6/01 8:00 PM The Golden Bull [412 14th St, Oakland, California 94612]
Inner Ear Brigade, The Mercury Tree, Jack o' the Clock  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sat 6/01 8:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
DO-OVER Music Series #6: duo B. Experimental Band + Ryan Pate, solo guitar

duo B. Experimental Band
Polly Moller Springhorn, flutes
Randy McKean, alto sax/clarinets
Cory Wright, clarinets/tenor saxophone
Joshua Marshall, tenor saxophone
Theo Padouvas, trumpet
gabby fluke-mogul, violin
Murray Campbell, violin/oboe
Shanna Sordahl, cello
John Finkbeiner, guitar
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass
Kjell Nordeson, percussion
Jason Levis, drums

$10 admission/NOTAFLOF  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sunday, June 2
Sun 6/02 5:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Oakland-based computer music composer and performer Madalyn Merkey presents a new solo composition that operates in interaction with the ambient sounds of the BAMPFA space to generate sonic responses.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sun 6/02 5:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Celebrating love this month, gather with the All Ears Interfaith Sangha to perform Pauline Oliveros' Worldwide Tuning Meditation, and Heart Chant, and sonic meditations led by Andrew Jamieson (andrewbarnesjamieson.com) and Soyinka Rahim (https://www.bibolove.us)  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sun 6/02 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Bill Noertker
three solo pieces for basses, prepared basses, looping pedal
8:30pm Noertker's Moxie
Annelise Zamula - saxes, flute/Beth Schenck - alto sax/Bill Noertker - contrabass/Jason Levis - drums  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Monday, June 3
Mon 6/03 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Goldberg/Ferreira & Djll/Fluke-Mogul/Glenn/Perkis  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Tuesday, June 4
Tue 6/04 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
On Tuesday, June 4 at 7:30pm, Tom's Place presents

Anthony Coleman (solo piano),
Tim Duff (cb), Joshua Allen (tenor) duo

I first became aware of Anthony Coleman from John Zorn's Big Gundown CD and several Cobra recordings. He was all over the New York downtown music scene when we lived back there ('80s and '90s).

Opening the program will be the Tim Duff/Joshua Allen duo.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal