Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community


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04/30/2019 - 06/13/2019

Friday, May 3
Fri 5/03 8:00 PM Wind River | Indexical [421 Wild Way, Santa Cruz]
Tongue Depressor (New Haven, CT) is the duo of Henry Birdsey (fiddle, lap steel) and Zach Rowden (fiddle, upright bass). They write, improvise, and perform music that draws from the fields of drone, harsh noise, and church music, often using microtonal tunings. Caspar Sonnet (lap-steel dobro) Kozue Matsumoto (koto) is an acoustic experimental, improvisational duo based in Los Angeles, California.  More...
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Saturday, May 4
Sat 5/04 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
Formed in 2015 by four Bay Area dancers/musicians, Cuarteto Puentes is dedicated to performing Argentine Tango music for dancers and audiences of all kinds. They have studied at Reed Tango Music Institute, Stowe Tango Music Festival, and with top tango musicians including Ignacio Varchausky, Ramiro Gallo, Hernan Posetti, Hector del Curto, Pablo Estigarribia, Emilio Solla, Adam Tully, and Ville Hiltula. The quartet appreciates the opportunities they have had for outstanding collaborations with exceptional artists at a number of unique venues. Their enthusiasm for playing danceable tango standards as well as more modern arrangements keeps them inspired with practicing, studying, and arranging. Cuarteto Puentes has appeared at many milongas (Argentine Tango dance parties) throughout the Bay Area and were featured in “live music only” tango festivals in Albuquerque, NM, and Green Valley, AZ.  More...
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Sunday, May 5
Sun 5/05 3:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Inn-fest, the annual, nomadic Innova label showcase, features a smorgasbord of regional acts from its roster of visionary musical artists performing selections from four brand new releases. From daringly a cappella choral music (Volti), to dazzling flute trios (Areon Flutes), audacious string quartets (Friction Quartet performing works by Common Sense Composers' Collective), and breathtaking vocals with electronics (Pamela Z), there will be much sonic tastiness to sample.  More...
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Sun 5/05 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Gabby Wen: solo performance of guqin
8:30pm After the End of the World Coretet - 30th anniversary - Annelise Zamula - saxes, flute/Bill Noertker - basses/Dave Mihaly - drums and whatnot  More...
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Tuesday, May 7
Tue 5/07 7:30 PM Stanford Memorial Church [450 Serra St, Stanford, CA 94305]
Mark Applebaum: Mind Altering Concert

Mark Applebaum presents an evocative, meditative improvisation on his stunning electroacoustic sound-sculpture—the mouseketier—in the extraordinarily resonant space of Stanford’s Memorial Church. The improvisation will be interspersed with Applebaum’s colorful percussion compositions performed by the Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble. The evening begins with a simultaneous two-person performance of Aphasia, an idiosyncratic piece for hand gestures performed in synchrony with two-channel sound.  More...
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Thursday, May 9
Thu 5/09 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm seah/faizalshahrin
9:00 pm Cheryl Leonard
sound art/vocals/invented and natural instruments produced in surround sound  More...
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Friday, May 10
Fri 5/10 4:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Inspired by Julius Eastman’s politically powerful and sonically persuasive works "Stay on It" and "Gay Guerrilla," we launch into our cross-generational "at the CROSSROADS Series" with two major commissions. One is a new work by Sidney Corbett, an American composer living in Germany best known for his theatrical and emotionally powerful compositions. Also featured is an SFCMP commission from Bay Area composer, pianist, and improviser Myra Melford, featuring herself as improvising piano soloist with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. SFCMP will premiere a new piece by exciting Brazilian-Californian composer Fernanda Aoki Navarro, while LJ White offers his own version of the interplay between freedom and structure in a work for solo violin and electronics. SFCMP also sponsors its 3rd Annual SF Search for young composers—this time writing for trios of players drawn from the instrumental forces for Myra Melford’s premiere—to complete the multi-generational portrait.  More...
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Saturday, May 11
Sat 5/11 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
Trio Terme was formed last summer at the Interharmony International Music Festival in Italy. The three performers, all with extensive solo and ensemble experience, were so delighted playing together at Interharmony, that they decided to continue to explore the rich clarinet, cello, piano repertoire.  More...
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Tuesday, May 14
Tue 5/14 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
Nakatani Gong Orchestra
Kyle Bruckmann’s Degradient
Sharon Tate Fetus Explosion  More...
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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:  More...
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Saturday, May 18
Sat 5/18 7:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St SF]
John Zorn, Laurie Anderson, Terry Riley

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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  More...
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Sunday, May 19
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...
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Thursday, May 23
Thu 5/23 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
Liveware is an audio-visual 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...
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Friday, May 24
Fri 5/24 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
John Bischoff / OMMO / CORUSCANT  More...
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Friday, June 7
Fri 6/07 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Bay Area chamber group, Sleight Ensemble, perform their new program, Angles on Time, featuring new works inspired by alternate notations of time in music. The program includes works by ensemble members and Steve Parris, and live visuals by Jesse Austin.  More...
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Sunday, June 9
Sun 6/09 4:00 PM St. Mark's Lutheran Church [1111 O’Farrell Street SF]
Sacred and profane, old and new music for the spiritual enhancement and entertainment of both royalty and regular folk. Featuring our SFCA+1 guests, internationally internationally-known harpsichordist Jillon Stoppels Dupree, and cellist Paul Hale, with works for chorus, harpsichord and both, from the Baroque and 20th/21st centuries by composers famous and anonymous. Works by Handel, Bach, Monteverdi, Schütz, Carissimi, and world premieres by our Composer-in- and Not-in-Residence.  More...
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Tuesday, June 11
Tue 6/11 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
Shanna Sordahl  More...
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