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04/29/2018 - 06/12/2018

Sunday, April 29
Sun 4/29 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Full: Symphony and Ballet
Music meets dance with magical results as Berkeley Sounds composer fellows join forces with the choreographers and dancers of Berkeley Ballet Theater.  More...
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Sun 4/29 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
permutations042918: Hypercolor  More...
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Monday, April 30
Mon 4/30 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
End of Semester Spring 2018 concert for Composition Seminar MUS 291 with Chris Brown.  More...
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Mon 4/30 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Hypercolor + Monopiece  More...
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Wednesday, May 2
Wed 5/02 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Jane Spencer Mills soprano, Ian Scarfe, piano; Jessie Nucho, flute: Of Cats, the Moon and Rain  More...
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Thursday, May 3
Thu 5/03 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
UC Berkeley Composers with Myra Melford: Solo Collective  More...
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Thu 5/03 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm gabby fluke-mogul - violin
Amy Reed - guitar
9:00 pm Tim Perkis/Biggi Vinkeloe
Celebrate their new CD 'FAR AFIELD' on Artifact Records
Studio-created compositions based on recorded improvisations of long-time collaborators Biggi Vinkeloe (flutes, alto saxophone) and Tim Perkis (electronics).  More...
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Friday, May 4
Fri 5/04 4:30 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
First Friday show in downtown Oakland! First ever Synth-focused Show at The Octopus Literary Salon so come out and support.  More...
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Fri 5/04 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Cartoon Justice presents any evening of Noise Jazz and electroacoustic improv with Broken Whole percussion/electronics trio and African Master Musician/Artist Mogauwane Mahloele.  More...
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Fri 5/04 8:00 PM SF Live Arts at St. Cyprian's [2097 Turk Street San Francisco, CA 94117]
Rova Saxophone Quartet returns to SF Live Arts at St. Cyprian's to continue our 40th Anniversary celebration, and to mark the release of our newest CD, In Transverse Time.  More...
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Saturday, May 5
Sat 5/05 6:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
MUTEK SF A/Visions 3 with Tim Hecker  More...
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Sat 5/05 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Akiko Hatakeyama is a composer/performer of electroacoustic music and intermedia. She explores the boundaries between written music, improvisation, electronics, real-time computer-based interactivity, and visual media. Storytelling, memories, and nature play an important role in Akiko's work, and she most often finds beauty in simplicity.  More...
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Sat 5/05 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Steven Lugerner’s SLUGish Ensemble  More...
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Sat 5/05 8:00 PM St. Mark’s Lutheran Church [1111 O’Farrell St. San Francisco, CA 9410]
In these taxing times, the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra presents The Fast and The Furies — a breathtaking pursuit of musical truth and consequences.  More...
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Sunday, May 6
Sun 5/06 4:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Volti presents a program of contemporary American music by composers Dany Clay, Robin Estrada, and Žibuoklé Martinaityté.  More...
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Sun 5/06 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Ives Collective

…the poppies blow…
The Ives Collective is joined by tenor Brian Thorsett and violist Jessica Chang for a program honoring the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, featuring works which were either written during the Great War or were composed by artists who served during the conflict.  More...
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Sun 5/06 5:00 PM Zellerbach Hall [US Berkeley Berkeley]
eco ensemble: Foxtrot Delirium

At Zellerbach Playhouse at the northwest of Zellerbach Hall  More...
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Sun 5/06 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Vinkeloe/ Looney/ Mezzacappa/ Robinson

Two different trios come together in a quartet of tones, textures, melodies, and creative interplay sure to please the discerning ear. Come explore the sonic possibilities!  More...
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Monday, May 7
Mon 5/07 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music--

Set #1: Boo Ghost (art rock/improvisation)
(Karl Evangelista-guitar, etc., w/members of Grex, Ai-Ai, a.o.)

Set #2: Rubber City (contemporary jazz/improv)
*Memorial for original member (1989) Ralph Carney*
(David Slusser-soprano, tenor sax, Sheldon Brown-alto sax, Lisa Mezzacappa-bass, Chris Ackerman-drums)

Set #3: Greenlief/Mezzacappa/Levis
play Greenlief's BARBEDWIRE graphic scores for trio (new music)
Phillip Greenlief-reeds, Lisa Mezzacappa-bass, Jason Levis-drums  More...
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Mon 5/07 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS Presents: Biggi Vinkeloe Ensemble + Chase the Map at Studio Grand  More...
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Tuesday, May 8
Tue 5/08 8:00 PM The Laundry [3359 26th Street, San Francisco, California 94110]
Looking forward to very special Resident on May 8. It will be Jeremy’s last night hosting the event for a while since he is moving to Germany in June.

+ We are looking for performers of all walks with Modular set ups, Beatboxers, Ableton Sets, LIVE PA, Hardware(SP404, ELEKTRON, MPC, etc) or whatever!

+ Video Performance - A projector is available with all video hookups.

+ If you would like to perform, please DM us at facebook.com/residentmonthly with info on your set up and some links to your music or video art if available.  More...
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Tue 5/08 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
Jordan Glenn's BEAK
A field folded (Widow & Wilson Shook)
Usufruct (Polly Moller Springhorn & Tim Walters)  More...
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Wednesday, May 9
Wed 5/09 7:30 PM Rendon Hall at the California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street, Berkeley]
LET’S CALL THIS is a new meeting of three improviser-composers who have developed singular voices as longtime members of the Bay Area creative jazz community. Saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh joins with bassist Lisa Mezzacappa and drummer Vijay Anderson to explore original compositions, structured improvisations, and conceptual flights, born from a shared sense of curiosity and possibility. Modirzadeh is known for developing a unique poly-tempered approach to jazz based on the music of Iran. Anderson composes tightly knit music with weaving melodic lines and a driving momentum. Mezzacappa’s compositions combine asymmetrical grooves with sonic abstractions and free zones of exploration. She’s been called “one of the most imaginative figures on the Bay Area creative jazz scene” by The Mercury News and “a Bay Area treasure” by KQED. This is a special opportunity to hear the debut of this inventive and adventurous new trio.  More...
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Wed 5/09 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
Filthmilk, Deletist, Microwave Windows + Chhinnamastika, Wilson Shook + Widow at Canessa Gallery  More...
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Wed 5/09 9:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Richmond-based saxophonist/composer Rent Romus concludes his Ivy Hoot mini-residency (and the Ivy concludes the Hoot altogether) featuring the Life's Blood Ensemble with fellow seeker Vinny Golia.
Rent Romus - alto saxophone, flutes
Vinny Golia - baritone, soprano, sopranino saxophones, alto flute,
contra-bass, bass, alto, and standard clarinets
Timothy Orr - drums/percussion
Safa Shokrai - double bass
Max Judelson - double bass
Heikki "Mike" Koskinen - e-trumpet/recorder
Joshua Marshall - tenor saxophone
Mark Clifford - vibraphone  More...
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Thursday, May 10
Thu 5/10 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Opening Reception: Space is the Plate, Shifting Resonances in Contemporary Instrument Design works by: Tom Nunn, Richard Waters, Neil Feather, Fred “Spaceman” Long  More...
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Thu 5/10 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
5th anniversary of the Window Gallery for Invented Instruments celebrating the opening of "Space is the Plate", a group exhibition of instruments using steel plates for resonance including Fred "Spaceman" Long, Tom Nunn, Bart Hopkin, Richard Waters, Brooks Hubbard III, David Samas, Ian Saxton and more.
Talk and perforce at 7 with special guests David Michalak, Jonathan Glasier, and Sudhu Tewari.  More...
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Thu 5/10 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Wilfrido Terrazas – Alta: Flute music from Mexican Composers in California. This concert presents recent works by Carmina Escobar, Guillermo Galindo, Ivan Naranjo, Mauricio Rodriguez, Pablo Rubio and Wilfrido Terrazas offer a vivid picture of contemporary Mexican composers based in the California. Beyond allegorical references of a New Mexican Music, pure and fresh forms of musical expression come together to broad the musical map of the most uncompromising acoustic art.
This event is kindly supported by the Cultural Affairs section of the General Mexican Consulate in San Jose, California.  More...
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Thu 5/10 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00pm NB!OKS!
Linda Michelle Hardy and Rachel Freund - flutes/clarinet
9:00pm Usufruct  More...
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Friday, May 11
Fri 5/11 7:30 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
DJ Spooky “Arctic Rhythms” (San Francisco)

DJ Spooky / Printz Dance Project

Double Bill  More...
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Saturday, May 12
Sat 5/12 3:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Brooklyn Art Song Society: New Voices  More...
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Sat 5/12 7:30 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
DJ Spooky “Arctic Rhythms” (San Francisco)

DJ Spooky / Printz Dance Project

Double Bill  More...
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Sat 5/12 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Trance Mission Duo: Rhythmic & Melodic Soundscapes

Trance Mission Duo presents new music from their upcoming album and chestnuts from their vast repertoire. Melodic, haunting, rhythmic, and pulsating, their global jazz and trance dance music has delighted audiences all over the world.

FEATURING:
Beth Custer – clarinets, percussion, vocals
Stephen Kent – didgeridoo, sinter-style cello, percussion, vocals  More...
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Sunday, May 13
Sun 5/13 7:00 PM Private home in North Berkeley Hills [Private home in North Berkeley Hills.]
House concert in private home in North Berkeley Hills with pianist/composer Anthony Davis. Mr. Davis will play 2 sets, with wine and cheese served during the intermission. Seating is limited. For information, please contact the concert host at: Harry@fullplatemedia.com  More...
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Tuesday, May 15
Tue 5/15 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Thomas Carnacki (Jesse Burson, Anka Draugelates, Gregory Hagen, Cheryl E. Leonard, Gregory Scharpen) crafts music that creates a mood of delightful unease. Bavarian vocalist/violist Anka Draugelates improvises with Cheryl E. Leonard (natural-object instruments, viola). Kristine Barrett is a vocalist and composer specializing in traditional music and ritual song.  More...
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Thursday, May 17
Thu 5/17 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Scott Amendola, WIL BLADES, JEFF PARKER, & CYRO BAPTISTA
Two Shows 7:00pm & 8:30pm  More...
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Thu 5/17 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
permutations051718: Ghost Ensemble: We Who Walk Again  More...
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Thu 5/17 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00pm Max Johnson with Phillip Greenlief & Tim Perkis
9:00pm Dennydennybreakfast - album release show for "unlit overpass"
Core Personnel:
Jordan Glenn - drums, Mark Clifford-Pascucci - vibes , Crystal Clifford-Pascucci - cello
David Young - keyboards, Max Judelson - bass, Bob Woods-LaDue - drums
Dance: Sarah Dionne Woods-LaDue
Special Guest: Rent Romus - alto saxophone  More...
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Friday, May 18
Fri 5/18 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Kurt Rohde’s Farewell Tour – PART 1  More...
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Fri 5/18 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Scott Amendola, WIL BLADES, JEFF PARKER, & CYRO BAPTISTA
Two Shows 7:00pm & 8:30pm  More...
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Fri 5/18 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Brenda Hutchinson•Headlights•The Shoes  More...
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Fri 5/18 7:30 PM Space 151 [151 Potrero, San Francisco]
Jason Kahn (Switzerland)
gabby fluke-mogul
Kevin Corcoran

solos at Space 151 San Francisco  More...
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Fri 5/18 8:00 PM Sole Space [1714 TELEGRAPH AVENUE OAKLAND, CA]
The first of the last 2 summer shows of 20th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival amplify and extend the gestural and sonic characteristic of the found objects, with Joo Won Park and Big City Orchestra on-stage.

Tickets  More...
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Fri 5/18 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Lubow + Miller in a duo with interactive, spatialized synthesis. Bischoff performs a solo set featuring performance-reflexive analog and digital electronics.  More...
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Saturday, May 19
Sat 5/19 4:00 PM CHALK HILL ARTIST RESIDENCY GALLERY [13427 CHALK HILL ROAD, HEALDSBURG, CA]
Thingamajigs Performance Group joins faculty of Berklee School of Music to perform specially created graphic notational pieces by members of Becoming Independent, in a 3-part workshop. This will be the last performance in the 20th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival.  More...
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Sat 5/19 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Michael Bang: “In T” and Other Keyboard Pieces

Michael Bang presents "In T" and other pieces for various keyboard ensembles.  More...
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Sat 5/19 6:30 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell Street San Francisco CA 94110]
ODC Theater Presents AN IMPROVISATION - as part of their WALKING DISTANCE DANCE FESTIVAL (may 15 - 20) - featuring Phillip Greenlief (woodwinds), Shoko Hikage (koto), Claudia LaRocco (voice, text), Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener (dance) - two evenings (may 19th and 20th) - show starts at 6:30 pm Tickets on sale here: http://odc.dance/AnImprovisation  More...
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Sat 5/19 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Scott Amendola, WIL BLADES, JEFF PARKER, & CYRO BAPTISTA
Two Shows 7:00pm & 8:30pm  More...
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Sat 5/19 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Thorwald Jørgensen, theremin with Friction Quartet  More...
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Sat 5/19 9:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Kevin Drumm / Cameron Shafii  More...
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Sat 5/19 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Rival Consoles 'Persona' Live A/V Set  More...
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Sunday, May 20
Sun 5/20 3:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Young and Local: Friction SQ plays music by composers of the John Adams Young Composers Program  More...
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Sun 5/20 6:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
SCOTT AMENDOLA, WIL BLADES, JEFF PARKER, & CYRO BAPTISTA
Two Shows 6:00pm & 7:30pm  More...
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Sun 5/20 6:30 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell Street San Francisco]
ODC Theater Presents AN IMPROVISATION - as part of their WALKING DISTANCE DANCE FESTIVAL (may 15 - 20) - featuring Phillip Greenlief (woodwinds), Shoko Hikage (koto), Claudia LaRocco (voice, text), Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener (dance) - two evenings (may 19th and 20th) - show starts at 6:30 pm

Tickets on sale here: http://odc.dance/AnImprovisation  More...
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Sun 5/20 7:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
Sheldon Brown Group  More...
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Sun 5/20 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm The Deconstruction Of What You Know
Josh Allen - tenor saxophone, Henry Kaiser - guitar, Willie Winant - drums, Aaron Levin- drums
8:30 pm Skullkrusher
Philip Everett - analogue electronics and devices  More...
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Sun 5/20 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, May 21
Mon 5/21 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS Presents: Hae Voices + Ryan Scott Long/Jared Warren Duo  More...
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Tuesday, May 22
Tue 5/22 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
HUSH Series – Vocal Movement: Point Zero (All Levels Workshop)  More...
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Tue 5/22 7:00 PM David Brower Center [2150 Allston Way Berkeley, CA 94704]
The Nature of Music: Michael Pisaro  More...
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Tue 5/22 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
NORDRA/SKERIK CAPITALIST NOIZE TOUR  More...
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Wednesday, May 23
Wed 5/23 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
HUSH Series – Anka Draugelates, In the River of Time  More...
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Thursday, May 24
Thu 5/24 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Lisa Mezzacappa Six : COSMICOMICS 2018 
Bookstore Residency - Salon #2
New music for jazz sextet inspired by Italo Calvino’s stories on the origins of the universe - developed in a series of salon performances at Bird & Beckett this year.
Aaron Bennett, tenor sax
John Finkbeiner, guitar
Mark Clifford, vibes
Tim Perkis, electronics
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass
Jordan Glenn, drums  More...
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Thu 5/24 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Tim Duff - solo double bass
9:00 pm Jaroba - reeds, electronics  More...
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Thu 5/24 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Ebbing Sounds Symposium

Gray Area is thrilled to host Ebbing Sounds Symposium, an interdisciplinary symposium accompanied by concerts investigating new ways of music production, music listening and music critique.

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Thu 5/24 8:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
SpermChurch: Trevor Dunn (electric bass) Sannety (electronics)  More...
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Friday, May 25
Fri 5/25 9:30 AM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Ebbing Sounds Symposium

Gray Area is thrilled to host Ebbing Sounds Symposium, an interdisciplinary symposium accompanied by concerts investigating new ways of music production, music listening and music critique.

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Fri 5/25 6:30 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Alam and Manik Khan play sarode duets with tabla drummer Nilan Chaudhuri.  More...
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Fri 5/25 7:00 PM Cafe Claude [7 Claude Lane San Francisco]
Vijay Anderson Quartet  More...
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Fri 5/25 7:30 PM First Unitarian Universalist Chapel [1157 Franklin St San Francisco CA]
guitarists Giacomo Fiore and Paul Kogut (NY) will present an evening of improvised ruminations in solo and duo settings.  More...
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Fri 5/25 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Friction Quartet + Danny Clay + Pascal Le Boeuf: CounterPaint Video Release  More...
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Fri 5/25 8:00 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2087 Addison Street Berkeley]
David Slusser: Stray Horns Play Sun Ra  More...
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Fri 5/25 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Ebbing Sounds Symposium

Gray Area is thrilled to host Ebbing Sounds Symposium, an interdisciplinary symposium accompanied by concerts investigating new ways of music production, music listening and music critique.

Thursday through Saturday  More...
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Saturday, May 26
Sat 5/26 3:00 PM San Francisco Public Library - Richmond Branch [351 9th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94118]
Contemporary Koto with Shoko Hikage. Please join us for an intimate performance that promises to blissfully blur the boundaries of Eastern traditional music and Western contemporary classical. Koto virtuoso Shoko Hikage, a core member of the acclaimed Wooden Fish Ensemble, will play four compositions by innovative composer and Wooden Fish colleague Hyo-shin Na, who will provide an introduction and context for each piece. Following the performance there will be a Q&A session.  More...
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Sat 5/26 7:00 PM Sound & Savor [corner of adeline and 24th streets in west oakland. Exact address only given to those who register]
Shira Kammen - violin and Robin Petrie - dulcimer, and a 4 course menu featuring Masumoto Farm Peaches

Click here to register  More...
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Sat 5/26 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Karen Bentley Pollick returns to CCRMA to present multimedia audio/visual pieces by current faculty, staff, and students. The concert will include works by Professor Jonathan Berger, Constantin Basica, and Christopher Jette.  More...
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Sat 5/26 8:00 PM Problem Library [1288 15th Ave, San Francisco, California 94122]
Foreign Drama is an event series of female electronic musicians from strong influence of cultures outside of America. Viewfinder and RVC will be performing experimental live sets.  More...
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Sat 5/26 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Ebbing Sounds Symposium

Gray Area is thrilled to host Ebbing Sounds Symposium, an interdisciplinary symposium accompanied by concerts investigating new ways of music production, music listening and music critique.

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Sat 5/26 9:00 PM Milk Bar [1840 Haight St, San Francisco, California 94117]
Promised To Suck welcomes modular acts Chris Otchy and Phuturo this month. With DJ Sets from Quiet Domino, Tooth and Pretty, Handsome.  More...
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Sunday, May 27
Sun 5/27 1:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Pianist Sarah Cahill performs a solo concert including works by composers Lou Harrison and Ruth Crawford.  More...
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Sun 5/27 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Pascal’s Triangle: No-Boundaries, Modern Jazz Piano Trio

Grammy-nominated jazz pianist and composer Pascal Le Boeuf presents a collection of new and classic original works with an “advanced-propulsion rhythm team” (New York Times) comprised of Bay Area heroes Giulio Xavier Cetto on bass and Malachi Whitson on drums.  More...
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Sun 5/27 8:00 PM Amnesia [853 Valencia St SanFrancisco, CA 94110]
Oakland based indie/post jazz band The Dirty Snacks Ensemble will share a bill with Maria Neckam and Loosh, on tour from Brooklyn.  More...
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Tuesday, May 29
Tue 5/29 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Berkeley Symphony musicians and friends perform six small-ensemble pieces written by living composers from San Francisco, Hamburg, and Shanghai.  More...
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Tue 5/29 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
SpermChurch (Trevor Dunn, bass & Sannety, electronics) and Phillip Greenlief (solo saxophone)

SpermChurch is a duo made up of Trevor Dunn (electric bass) and Sannety (electronics). They hover within elements of grindcore and trap, battling cultural conditioning with non-traditional tunings, glissandos, percussion, a max/msp patch. Using minimal elements to play with (a lot of bass drums and bass mostly), they turn patterns inside out.

Phillip Greenlief will be performing THE FIFTY STATES, one of his recent map scores for solo saxophone.  More...
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Thursday, May 31
Thu 5/31 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Tender Buttons is cellist Helen Newby, percussionist Dan King, and various devices/electronics. Come join us at CCRMA for the following -

Program

Thomas Meadowcroft: Plain Moving Landfill
Julie Herndon: new work
Peter Swendsen: new work
Celeste Oram: new work
Malin Bang: arching
Sam Pluta: Switches  More...
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Thu 5/31 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Diana Wade: you made it weird, San Francisco.  More...
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Friday, June 1
Fri 6/01 7:00 PM Sound & Savor [exact address given to those who register. This 12+ year long dinner/concert series has been talking place in a loft in West Oakland.]
Alicia Svigals, solo violin and a 4 course menu of Jewish food featuring Masumoto farm peaches!

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Fri 6/01 7:00 PM Kala Art Institute [Kala Art Gallery 2990 San Pablo Avenue Berkeley, CA 94702]
"Rapoport Remembered," is the brainchild of violin/vocals duo Hae Voces (Kristina Dutton and Majel Connery). "Rapoport Remembered" is a musical meditation on Rapoport’s Anasazi Series, vivid color pencil drawings from the 1970s. Using live processing to construct massive shifting sonic textures, the duo brings the dynamism aof Rapoport's work back to life. "Rapoport Remembered" is commissioned by the Sonya Rapoport Legacy Trust, and supported by a grant from the Zellerbach Family Foundation. It premieres June 1-2, 2018 at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, where Rapoport exhibited during her lifetime.  More...
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Fri 6/01 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Hannah Addario-Berry, Jeff Anderle & Kate Campbell  More...
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Fri 6/01 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids: Friday 6/1 and Saturday 6/2  More...
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Saturday, June 2
Sat 6/02 7:00 PM Kala Art Institute [2990 San Pablo Avenue Berkeley, CA 94702]
"Rapoport Remembered," is the brainchild of violin/vocals duo Hae Voces (Kristina Dutton and Majel Connery). "Rapoport Remembered" is a musical meditation on Rapoport’s Anasazi Series, vivid color pencil drawings from the 1970s. Using live processing to construct massive shifting sonic textures, the duo brings the dynamism aof Rapoport's work back to life.

"Rapoport Remembered" is commissioned by the Sonya Rapoport Legacy Trust, and supported by a grant from the Zellerbach Family Foundation. It premieres June 1-2, 2018 at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, where Rapoport exhibited during her lifetime.  More...
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Sat 6/02 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Imperial Jazz Company - jazz club! when lights are low  More...
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Sat 6/02 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
John Schott and Matt Wright have been musically collaborating for 18 years both as a duo and also with the late David Wessel as That Situated Trio, who performed in the U.S. and Europe. Matt and John have carried on with recent duo performances in the Bay Area and New York. Together they develop a number of musical programs and interfaces for Matt that provide certain limits and affordances for their improvisatory explorations. These include pre-recorded samples of John playing, as well as programs that listen to John's live guitar and respond, and programs that allow Matt to improvise harmonically, melodically, and rhythmically. The music can range from abstract, contemplative, thrashing, grooving, not grooving, bluesy, Viennese, and downright insane.  More...
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Sat 6/02 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Let your hair down and put your feet up at our relaxed, intimate spin on the classical concert. The Campout Music Party. We’ll provide the wine (first drink is free), the floor pillows, the soothing timelapse videos. Hang out and enjoy minimal, mellow chamber music by Ólafur Arnalds, performed by Center for New Music curator and violinist, Julia Ogrydziak, and Friends. Each piece will be accompanied by a tiny poem to ponder as you listen.  More...
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Sat 6/02 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids: Friday 6/1 and Saturday 6/2  More...
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Sunday, June 3
Sun 6/03 5:00 PM Soundwave Studios [2240 Wood St Oakland, CA 94607]
Resonant Frequencies is a monthly open mic night specifically for Electronic Musicians and Visual Synthesis. No DJ's, No Singer Songwriters. Just you and some machines, making love in sweet {dis}harmony. The focus is on hardware sets yet other modalities are encouraged. We welcome all genres of music; what better way to do that than getting together, sharing those ideas and make connections. Let's build the scene we want to see.  More...
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Sun 6/03 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm mumumumumumu
Kim Nucci - saxophone, electronics/Seiyoung Jang - electronics, piano, flute/Alex Cohen - guitar, electronics
8:30pm Noertker’s Moxie
Annelise Zamula – alto sax, flute/Josh Marshall – tenor sax/Bill Noertker – contrabass/Daniel Pearce – drums  More...
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Monday, June 4
Mon 6/04 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music--

Set #1: Darren Johnston/Kasey Knudsen (duo improvisation)
(Darren Johnston-trumpet, Kasey Knudsen-saxophone)
Set #2: Cabbagehead (prog/jazz from North & East Bay)
Set #3: Life's Blood Ensemble(free jazz/new music)
*Rogue Star San Francisco CD Release*
(Rent Romus - alto saxophone, flutes, Timothy Orr - drums/percussion, Safa Shokrai - double bass, Max Judelson - double bass, Heikki "Mike" Koskinen - e-trumpet/recorder, Joshua Marshall - tenor saxophone, Mark Clifford - vibraphone)  More...
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Mon 6/04 9:45 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Djll/Perkis/Glenn/fluke-mogul + Hummel (Sung Kim & friends)  More...
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Wednesday, June 6
Wed 6/06 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Jazz in the Neighborhood: Kasey Knudsen Trio
After nearly a decade of playing together in a variety of contexts, saxophonist Kasey Knudsen, bassist Miles Wick and drummer Jon Arkin unite as a trio for the first time to delve into the limitless possibilities of this pared down configuration. The group will explore a diverse array of original compositions, freely improvised vignettes, and a few choice standards to create a sound that is identifiable, at times abstract, but always immediately accessible.  More...
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Wed 6/06 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
John Shiurba 3-3 (acoustic trio of Shiurba, Gino Robair and Scott Walton) performing 3 compositions in 3 sections each with 3 parts. Composed/improvised music at its best.
And, the Larry Ochs/Donald Robinson duo, high energy, virtuosic free-jazz mayhem.

Admission: donation. All proceeds go directly to the musicians.
Doors open at 7:00. Wheelchair accessible.  More...
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Thursday, June 7
Thu 6/07 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Dylan Burchett - electronics
9:00 pm Tracy Hui - banjo/voice - singing/growling outlaw poetics  More...
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Friday, June 8
Fri 6/08 5:00 PM Woods Bar Oakland [1701 Telegraph Avenue Oakland]
Rob Ewing supergroup  More...
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Fri 6/08 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Farallon Quintet

Farallon Quintet is a dynamic Bay Area ensemble and the only professional chamber music group focused exclusively on the repertoire for clarinet quintet—string quartet plus clarinet—inspired by the simplicity and beauty of nature.  More...
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Saturday, June 9
Sat 6/09 3:00 PM Robotspeak [589 1/2 Haight St San Francisco]
Thee Church of the Super Serge

3pm-6pm at Robotspeak, San Francisco
Gino Robair + Tom Djll
Franck Martin
Lx Rudis
Modular Synth, Electronic Music.  More...
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Sat 6/09 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
KEN VANDERMARK & NATE WOOLEY DUO
Two Shows, SFJAZZ Center's Joe Henderson Lab, 7:00pm & 8:30pm  More...
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Sunday, June 10
Sun 6/10 5:00 PM City of Refuge United Church of Christ [8400 Enterprise Way Oakland, CA]
Avant-Gospel Trouble Ensemble's debut CD, In the Water comes out on Edgetone records. They will celebrate with a concert, with opening sets by Charles Peoples III, Dunkelman/Fluke-Mogul/Weeks and Darnell Ishmel.  More...
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Sun 6/10 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
AIR: A Tribute to Cecil Taylor

Struck by the loss of artistic giant Cecil Taylor in April, the Rovas felt compelled to pay respects to a hero. Each quartet member has invited guests to create special ensembles for the concert. The desire is to assemble groupings that enable the broader music community to participate in this farewell tribute to a man who impacted us all so much, both as creative artist and as a fearless and unapologetic innovator. Join Rova Saxophone Quartet and 9 dedicated and inventive practitioners to explore sonic realms presaged by Taylor’s iconic work.  More...
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Tuesday, June 12
Tue 6/12 5:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Tracking Series #2: Wealth, Equity, and 21st-Century Jazz  More...
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Tue 6/12 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
JEFF PARKER & THE NEW BREED
Two Shows SFJAZZ Center's Joe Henderson Lab, 7:00pm & 8:30pm
Jeff Parker guitar
Josh Johnson alto saxophone & keyboards
Paul Bryan bass & synthesizer
Makaya McCraven drums & sampler  More...
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Tue 6/12 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
John Schott, Ross Hammond & Jay Nair 7pm $10-15  More...
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Tue 6/12 8:00 PM The Laundry SF [3359 26th Street, San Francisco, California 94110]
Resident is a monthly Open Mic event started by Jeremy Black in 2017. Set in a casual atmosphere in an awesome location, The Laundry, it is the perfect event if you are a beginner or even experimented musician/performer and want to reach out to the San Francisco Community.  More...
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Tue 6/12 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
- Apartment D (Sophia Shen + Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir)
- Madalyn Merkey
- Jon Arkin & Jordan Glenn  More...
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