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04/28/2021 - 06/12/2021

Friday, April 30
Fri 4/30 7:00 PM Online [Mills College 5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland, CA. 94613]
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Mills College Seminar in Computer Music Concert, with California Institute of the Arts. The Computer Music Seminar this year investigated remote location ensemble performance with computer-based media. These pieces are unedited recordings of live performances of pieces by all members of the class that culminated the semester.  More...
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Saturday, May 1
Sat 5/01 11:00 AM Internet Streaming [Online]
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For the release of my last Album "To The Stars" I'm doing a release listening party on the virtual environment highfidelity.com  More...
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Monday, May 3
Mon 5/03 7:00 PM Online [Mills College 5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland, CA. 94613]
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FLUX – Vocal Jazz Improvisation Ensemble in Concert  More...
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Tuesday, May 4
Tue 5/04 7:00 PM Online [Mills College 5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland, CA 94613]
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Showcase Concert featuring Mills College Student Musicians.  More...
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Wednesday, May 5
Wed 5/05 5:00 PM Online [Mills College 5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland, CA 94613]
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Mills College/Zeena Parkins – Selected Issues in Composition and Improvisation Concert – SOUNDS OF THE SONOSPHERE, POETIC RESPONSES TO LISTENING  More...
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Wed 5/05 8:00 PM Online [Mills College 5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland, CA 94613]
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Mills Introduction to Electronic Music Concert – Mills students showcase their experiments with voltage controlled synthesis, one of the foundational methods of electronic music making.  More...
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Wed 5/05 8:00 PM Online [Youtube]
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Unsolitary II / An Improvised Music Series

Music perseveres. Recorded in studio - under strict distancing conditions - Unsolitary is a quarterly series that intends to present solo and ensemble improvised music - much of it otherwise impossible under pandemic circumstances.

Set #1: Kim Nucci Solo
Set #2: Lewis Jordan/Karl Evangelista Duo
Set #3: Nathan Clevenger Trio (with Cory Wright & Jordan Glenn)

Video and Audio by Myles Boisen

It is the mission of Unsolitary to ensure that artists are compensated fairly.

Admission is free - however, donations are warmly encouraged. All proceeds will be directed to Oakland social causes and our ongoing fundraiser for the Milford Graves Memorial Fund.  More...
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Thursday, May 6
Thu 5/06 5:00 PM Audium Theater [1616 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94109]
Premiere of a curated immersive sound environment to promote calm and wellness as the city recovers from the pandemic. Weekly, every Thurs/Fri @ 5pm & 6:30pm

Tickets on sale now: https://www.cityboxoffice.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1760  More...
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Friday, May 7
Fri 5/07 5:00 PM Ross McKee Foundation [317 Noe St, San Francisco, CA 94114]
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Jenny Q Chai incorporates her exceptional artistry with striking visual elements, including NASA data visualizations, to highlight climate change and COVID-19 challenges. Includes two Bay Area premieres.  More...
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Tuesday, May 11
Tue 5/11 8:00 PM The Laundry SF [3359 26th St SF]
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Resident is a monthly electronic audiovisual open mic event started in 2017. It is held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at The Laundry. Resident is casual and cool, and the community you'll find is like no other for aspiring electronic musicians in the Bay. No judgments, no bullshit, just positive support and openness to new ideas. Due to restrictions, this show will only be streamed online, do not come to the Laundry  More...
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Saturday, May 15
Sat 5/15 11:00 AM Internet Streaming [Online]
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Franck Martin - Live from the studio, every Saturday at 11am PST, modular synthesizer, chat, news with The Galaxy Electric  More...
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Sat 5/15 7:30 PM Lake Merritt Amphitheater [Between 12th Street and 1st Ave., Lake Merritt Blvd, Oakland, CA 94612]
In collaboration with the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, Oakland-based poet/performer/artist Indira Allegra, with sound artist and composer Shanna Sordahl, presents a triptych of new performances at Lake Merritt, a large tidal lagoon in the center of Oakland designated as the United States’ first official wildlife refuge in 1870 and identified as a COVID-19 transmission hotspot for the city today. Using deconstructed cello sounds which play with tension, timbre, and noise, alongside vocals and the sound of the lake itself, Sordahl and Allegra perform new compositions that work with viral musical time, creating a public offering that explores what we can learn from the coronavirus structure rather than only fighting it.  More...
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Sunday, May 16
Sun 5/16 11:00 AM Virtual event [Virtual event]
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"Talos Dreams" explores the line between made versus born in a musical work based on the real and imagined robots of ancient Greece. It’s inspired by the tale of Talos, the mythical robot that guarded Crete against invaders. The divide between human and not human, born vs. built, is a concept in artificial intelligence that’s not only recent, but in fact thousands of years old.  More...
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Sun 5/16 6:00 PM Sonic Sundays #11 ft. ahtö_léon & KZZL [Twitch.tv & YouTube]
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A monthly streaming event featuring one to two different artists: live performers or DJs - from the Sonic Alliance community, the Bay Area, and beyond! All genres and style welcome! Pre-recorded performances are sent to Fetz to process the video through analog visual hardware creating a unique visual collaboration to accompany their performance! Tune in, hang out, and discover new music! Experience pre-recorded audio visual performances while supporting up-and-coming artists from the community!  More...
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Wednesday, May 19
Wed 5/19 10:00 AM KFJC 89.7 FM [12345 S. El Monte Road Los Altos Hills]
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"Where Anything Can Happen - The Sound Worlds of Bérangère Maximin"
Presenting the work of this Paris-based electroacoustic sound artist, from 2008 to present. Solo projects and collaborations.  More...
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Friday, May 21
Fri 5/21 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
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What happens when global events turn our lives upside down? When everything we thought we knew comes into question?  More...
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Saturday, May 22
Sat 5/22 10:30 AM Internet Streaming [Online]
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Franck Martin - Live from the studio, every Saturday at 11am PST, modular synthesizer, chat, news with All Guest Stars  More...
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Sat 5/22 4:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
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Women in Parallel Empires (2021) - World Premiere

Flutists Jane Rigler and Tessa Brinckman present the world premiere of their 22-minute acousmatic video, a "space opera," in posthumous collaboration with Cécile Chaminade's Sérénade aux étoiles (Serenade to the stars, 1911). Women in Parallel Empires explores how we might reclaim flute compositions by women composers dismissed from the Western canon, by re-assembling them within contemporary contexts, and addressing (and/or subverting) the concept of Empire, genius, and extraction in Western “art” music. A short pre-concert discussion, between Jane and Tessa about their collaboration, starts at 4:00 PM (Pacific time).  More...
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Sunday, May 23
Sun 5/23 3:00 PM KFJC 89.7 FM [12345 El Monte Road Los Altos Hills, CA 94022]
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The duo B. Experimental Band (dbXB), co-led by Bay Area improviser/composers Lisa Mezzacappa and Jason Levis, invites listeners into their online improvisation workshop, with a four-hour continuous performance showcasing compositions and structured improvisations by the ensemble's members, created specifically for making music in an online environment.  More...
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Sun 5/23 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
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Thurston Moore-Marshall Trammell-Bruce Ackley Trio + Wobbly

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YouTube channel and Facebook page  More...
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Saturday, May 29
Sat 5/29 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
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Sifter - Ewing / Schenck / Mezzacappa / Glenn

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Wednesday, June 2
Wed 6/02 7:30 PM YouTube [YouTube.com]
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Join SCLOrk - the Santa Clara Laptop Orchestra - for a live streamed electronic music concert. Live coding, amplified household objects, unexpected photographs.  More...
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Saturday, June 5
Sat 6/05 11:00 AM Internet Streaming [Online]
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Franck Martin - Live from the studio, every Saturday at 11am PST, modular synthesizer, chat, news with Tulpa Dusha  More...
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Sat 6/05 4:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
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Music For India is a special live concert series to raise urgent funds for India Covid-19 relief. All proceeds raised will go directly to organizations working on the ground in India to provide oxygen, food, and other needed supplies. On June 5, join us for the first concert in the series — a very rare live streaming concert by the legendary composer Terry Riley. Riley, who turns 86 years old next month, will be broadcasting live from Japan, where he currently lives.  More...
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Tuesday, June 8
Tue 6/08 8:00 PM The Laundry SF [3359 26th St SF]
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Resident is a monthly electronic audiovisual open mic event started in 2017. It is held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at The Laundry. Resident is casual and cool, and the community you'll find is like no other for aspiring electronic musicians in the Bay. No judgments, no bullshit, just positive support and openness to new ideas. Due to restrictions, this show will only be streamed online, do not come to the Laundry  More...
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Saturday, June 12
Sat 6/12 4:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
Larry Ochs & Donald Robinson - OUTDOORS

Celebrating the June 2021 release of their second and definitive duo recording, A Civil Right, Don Robinson (drums) and Larry Ochs (saxophones) are really looking forward to this East Bay show; an actual live performance. The Duo will perform pieces from their new CD, releasing on ESP-Disk’, where free-jazz icon Albert Ayler became the first free-jazz musician to record for the now legendary label in 1964. A lot has changed since 1964, but a lot and perhaps "too much" remains virtually the same. So our duo music, while influenced by many musical discoveries and sociological developments that have become part of the firmament over the past 60 years, still celebrates and revels in the spirit of sixties free jazz.

We strongly encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance, which are available thru this link here, or you may pay at the door the day of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept only cash at the door (ATMs are nearby).  More...
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Sat 6/12 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
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Series Finale of E4TT's exploration of music by composers who fled to Hollywood in the 1930s and 40s.  More...
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