Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

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05/18/2019 - 07/01/2019

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...
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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...
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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...
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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 www.robyncarmichael.com  More...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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Mon 5/20 9:30 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
OFJS: Jamieson/Bang & Wood/Metal/Plastic  More...
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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...
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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...
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Wednesday, May 22
Wed 5/22 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Raskin-Brown-Hoopes-Robinson Quartet  More...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Friday, May 24
Fri 5/24 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
John Bischoff / Nishi-Smith & Wobbly / CORUSCANT  More...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Mon 5/27 9:30 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Kretzmer/Mezzacappa/Nordson & John Saint Pelvyn Group  More...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Wednesday, June 5
Wed 6/05 8:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
Trance Mission

Formed by world-renowned didgeridoo pioneer and multi-instrumentalist Stephen Kent and award-winning clarinetist and composer Beth Custer, the San Francisco-based “4th World” band Trance Mission makes genre-bending music perhaps best described as a new form of contemporary global jazz, with driving intricate rhythms & gorgeous soaring melodies – worldly and otherworldly soundscapes that invite audiences into a unique universe of groove and new possibility in music.  More...
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Thursday, June 6
Thu 6/06 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
"Works for Listening" is a series of electroacoustic works by Tine Surel Lange developed at Notam (NO), MISC (LT) and EMS (SE). All the works are made in 5th order Ambisonics, but have been presented in other formats as well at various occasions and arenas.  More...
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Thu 6/06 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Australian improviser returns to the SF Bay Area!
8:15 pm Stevie Richards - Modular Synth and Alto saxophone, Doug Lynner - modular mystery serge synth
9:00 pm Robert Lopez - drums, Shanna Sordahl - cello, Stevie Richards - Modular Synth and Alto Sax  More...
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Friday, June 7
Fri 6/07 5:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Locomotive Sunflower (Johnston/Blades/Arkin)  More...
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Fri 6/07 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Matt Ingalls / Benedict & Heglin / The Lake Millions  More...
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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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Fri 6/07 8:00 PM Studio 4 [1025 Carleton St Berkeley, CA]
The First Concert at Studio 4

I. Jacob Felix Heule and gabby fluke-mogul

II. Kamerin McDonald

III. DunkelpeK  More...
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Saturday, June 8
Sat 6/08 2:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Jóhann Schram Reed: Visions and Revisions

Internationally acclaimed bass-baritone Jóhann Schram Reed makes his Center for New Music debut with the world premiere of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, a song cycle written for him by Patricia Wallinga. The program also features David Conte's 2003 cycle Everyone Sang and other selections from the 20th- and 21st century American vocal repertoire.  More...
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Sat 6/08 8:00 PM Sunnyvale [patricktalesforejr@gmail.com Sunnyvale]
Monopiece - Seiyoung Jang - Talesfore Zollinger Duo in Sunnyvale  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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Sun 6/09 4:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Sonimenology

Sonimenology: Three separate entities unite to create a cocktail hour of desirable sounds. There will be drones, there will be a wide dynamic range, there will be introspective moments, and we will do our best to create something wonderful. Sets by Christopher Jette & Chris Christensen. Barbara Nerness & Stephanie Sherriff. Solo set John Davis.  More...
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Sun 6/09 7:30 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
Cosa Nostra Strings meet The Pipes  More...
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Monday, June 10
Mon 6/10 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Stevie Richards/U.S//Noah Phillips//Ryan ScottLong/MarcZollinger  More...
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Tuesday, June 11
Tue 6/11 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF, CA 94102]
Composers of electronic music are invited to bring a short piece to diffuse through the Center’s new 6.1 Meyer system. If you want to participate, send an email in advance to curator Chris Brown cbmuse(at)gmail.com to confirm, and bring your digital soundfile on a flash drive. This workshop opens EEP! … an (E)lectronic (E)nsemble (P)erformance Weekend.  More...
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Tue 6/11 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. It is on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. 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...
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Tue 6/11 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
Stevie Richards with Jacob Felix Heule, Robert Lopez, and Shanna Sordahl
The Lost Shapes
Shanna Sordahl solo  More...
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Wednesday, June 12
Wed 6/12 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF, CA]
Amina Kirby and Jess Tambellini will demo instruments they invented and built that they will play in their set that opens EEP (Electronic Ensemble Performance Weekend) on Friday evening, and discuss their strategies for making electronic music from scratch.  More...
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Wed 6/12 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St #170, Oakland, CA 94612]
~ Shatter Pattern ~ Receptacles (Swe/Can) ~ Transient + Pepe Abad ~  More...
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Wed 6/12 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Inner Ear Brigade, District 97, Monstrika  More...
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Thursday, June 13
Thu 6/13 7:45 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
What if Captain Beefheart had cut his teeth listening to The Fall instead of Howlin’ Wolf and Bo Diddley? The result might have sounded like Receptacles—a joyfully shambolic deconstructionist collision of rhythms and riffs. Kyle Bruckmann’s DEGRADIENT gleefully collides elements of skronk, fried analog noise and dark prog, adding significant heaviness to his signature polyrhythmic clatter, formal complexity, and black humor.  More...
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Thu 6/13 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm David Leikam - NS Design CR 6-string electric cello, electronic pedals
9:00 pm Antonic/Fischer
Thomas Antonic - text, recitation
Michael Fischer - ad-hoc soundscaping
A morphological text- and soundscape, richly allusive, drawn, sculpture-like, filmic, cross-linking, floating. Whirring visions form a coup of poetic escalation.  More...
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Friday, June 14
Fri 6/14 6:30 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
The Deconstruction of What You Know|Dunkelman/fluke-mogul/NishiS

The Deconstruction of What You Know
--Joshua Allen, tenor saxophone
--Henry Kaiser, guitar
--William Winant, drums
--Kevin Murray, drums

&

Dunkelman/fluke-mogul/Nishi-Smith
--Nava Dunkelman, percussion
--gabby fluke-mogul, violin
--Kanoko Nishi-Smith, koto

Doors at 6:30 | $10 | all ages  More...
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Fri 6/14 7:30 PM Bridge Storage and ArtSpace [23 Maine Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804]
Short films from Paul Dresher and Sung Kim (with live improvised score), followed by the documentary Twelve Pianos. Twelve Pianos focuses on the piano installations of Mauro Fortissimo, well known in the Bay Area as founder of music installation festivals Flower Piano and Sunset Piano.

Doors at 7pm, Screening at 7:30pm. Refreshments will be available for purchase. $5. TICKETS: https://12-pianos.eventbrite.com  More...
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Fri 6/14 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
John Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme' Re-Imagined

The Mattson 2
w/ Special Guest Calvin Keys

BUY TICKETS  More...
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Fri 6/14 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF, CA]
Amina Kirby and Jess Tambellini open EEP by performing a duo with handmade electronic instruments, then Monopiece, a trio consisting of Nathan Corder on electronics, Matt Robidoux on guitar, and Tim Russell on percussion, collaborate with vocalist Rodolfo Cordova-Lebron. This performance is part of the EEP (Electronic Ensemble Performance Weekend).  More...
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Saturday, June 15
Sat 6/15 6:00 PM San Jose Peace and Justice Center [48 South 7th St, San Jose]
Flukemogul/Murray, LechugaEspadas Talesfore Jr., SLOB, TBA  More...
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Sat 6/15 8:00 PM Saint Mark's Episcopal Church [600 Colorado Avenue Palo Alto]
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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Sat 6/15 8:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Other Minds 24: Concert 2 – Brian Baumbusch's 'The Pressure'  More...
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Sat 6/15 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF, CA]
Brendan Glasson and Sally Decker perform a collaborative set exploring chaotic events within controlled environments. Kevin Blechdom and Blevin Blectum will whisk you away to a psychedelic organic-electronic universe of sonic snauses. This performance is part of EEP! ... an Electronic Ensemble Performance Weekend.  More...
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Sat 6/15 8:00 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
The Dresher | Davel Invented Instrument Duo, formed in 2001 and after many national and international tours, will present of their first full-length concerts in San Francisco. The program includes a world premiere of a new work by Dresher as well as existing Duo repertoire. The instruments were created by Paul Dresher, Daniel Schmidt and the pioneering electronic music inventor Don Buchla. After the concert, the audience will be invited on-stage to play the instruments and interact with the performers.  More...
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Sat 6/15 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Hybrid Series : The Creatrix, Piano Rain, Big Debbie, Nihar  More...
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Sunday, June 16
Sun 6/16 3:00 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
The Dresher/Davel Invented Instrument Duo

The duo of renowned composer, performer & instrument inventor Paul Dresher and virtuoso percussionist Joel Davel, consistently generates excitement and wonder with concert programs performed entirely on their large-scale invented musical instruments.  More...
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Sun 6/16 4:00 PM St. Paul's Episcopal Church [114 Montecito Avenue Oakland]
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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Sun 6/16 4:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF, CA]
EEP! (Electronic Ensemble Performance Weekend) closing act includes ambient electroacoustic improvisation by Los Angeles-based Tim Feeney, Clay Chaplin, and David Sumner. The second half of the concert features The HUB, a collaborative, and improvisational performance practice characterized by the sharing of digital information via a network.  More...
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Sun 6/16 7:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Other Minds 24: Concert 3 – Four Pianos in Quarter Tones  More...
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Sun 6/16 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, June 17
Mon 6/17 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Hristo Vitchv Quartet
Two Shows 7:00pm & 8:30pm
SFJAZZ Center's Joe Henderson Lab
Sofia, Bulgarian-born, Bay Area-based guitarist Hristo Vitchev and his longstanding quartet perform original material from Vitchev’s newest First Orbit Sounds release, Of Light and Shadows, celebrating a decade as a band. An innovative artist drawn to the mix of classical guitar music, modern jazz, folk songs, and the avant-garde, Vitchev was voted to DownBeat’s list of Rising Star guitarists and has performed widely with Portland-based pianist Weber Iago (now known as Jasnam Daya Singh) and recorded Rhodopa, a gorgeously intimate 2013 duo album with clarinet master and fellow Bulgarian Liubomir Krastev.  More...
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Mon 6/17 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society presents Microfestival of Instant Composition  More...
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Tuesday, June 18
Tue 6/18 6:30 PM The Honey Hive Gallery [4117 Judah St San Francisco]
Sato/Murray/Weeks / Ty Mayer (Floral) / gabby fluke-mogul  More...
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Tue 6/18 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
CD Release Concert for multiple GRAMMY® nominated pianist Nadia Shpachenko’s new album “The Poetry of Places.” 5 San Francisco premieres of architecture-inspired works by Amy Beth Kirsten, Hannah Lash, James Matheson, Harold Meltzer, and Jack Van Zandt from Shpachenko’s new CD, as well as 2 World Premieres and 2 West Coast premieres of works by Paul Chihara, Thea Musgrave, José Serebrier, and Lewis Spratlan.  More...
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Wednesday, June 19
Wed 6/19 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS

Michael Fischer, Vienna (saxophone, electronics)
Solo and Company-style improvisations, with Grosse Abfahrt (Bay Area):
Tom Djll (tpt, elec), Tim Perkis (elec), Gino Robair (elec, perc), Matt Ingalls (cl, bcl), John Shiurba (gtr)
Includes a brief poetry reading by Thomas Antonic  More...
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Wed 6/19 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]
Anla Courtis (Reynols), Thomas Dimuzio, & Wobbly
https://bit.ly/30fRl0R

TendHer
https://soundcloud.com/tingotongotapes/sets/tendher-dream

Vaux Flores
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvDKFyznzvw&feature=youtu.be  More...
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Thursday, June 20
Thu 6/20 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
VauxFlores Industrial Label Showcase
Usufruct, [ruidobello], Oa, Travis Johns  More...
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Thu 6/20 8:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
A.C. from Argentina
Wobbly
Thomas Dimuzio  More...
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Friday, June 21
Fri 6/21 5:00 PM Chapel of the Chimes [4499 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, California]
Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes

Click for details  More...
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Saturday, June 22
Sat 6/22 5:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF, CA]
Join us for a celebration of the Bay Area invented instrument community and C4NM's Window Gallery. 5:30-7pm, our Board of Directors will host a reception with new music by curators Bart Hopkin and David Samas. From 7-9pm Pamela Z and Donald Swearingen will perform alongside special guests Krys Bobrowski, Brenda Hutchinson, and the Karen Stackpole Trio. Proceeds from this special event will support C4NM's Window Gallery, allowing us to continue presenting the most imaginative instrument inventors and artists crossing the boundaries between visual art, acoustic craftsmanship, and music.  More...
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Sat 6/22 6:00 PM Berkeley Finnsh Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
"A little more than a month before Dinner Concert", a benefit for Outsound Presents
featuring music by Moe! Staiano & Melne Murphy
RSVP & Information Click Here!
Help us support and enrich the new and creative music scene by making a donation today!  More...
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Sat 6/22 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF (@capp street)]
Phillip Greenlief: The Known Universe for Olivia
7:30 p.m. doors/8 p.m. performance

A map score for live electronics, voices and movement, The Known Universe for Olivia is organized to represent characters, places, and events found in the final installment of claudia la rocco's Olivia Trilogy. performers are allowed to enter and move freely in the open work with additional conduction cues from composer Phillip Greenlief. Funding for Claudia La Rocco: And What’s More generously provided by the Kenneth Rainin Foundation.  More...
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Sunday, June 23
Sun 6/23 4:00 AM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Dan Neville and Rebecca Kleinmann feature their sextet, presenting their own unique blend of Jazz, Afro Cuban and Colombian music.  More...
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Sun 6/23 4:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Karl Evangelista’s Labas: Exploring the Filipino-American Avant-Garde

Filipino-American guitarist/composer Karl Evangelista is joined by an all-star cast of instrumentalists for “Labas”, a journey through Filipino tradition and the immigrant experience by way of modern jazz and powerful sonic abstraction.

Evangelista ranks among a new wave of musicians pushing the traditions of jazz and experimental rock into the 21st century. Hailed by Signal to Noise magazine as “one of the most original instrumentalists and composers of his generation,” Evangelista’s music explores multicultural concepts with sonic intensity and political fervor. As part of boundary-breaking art rock duo Grex, Evangelista has toured nationwide over a dozen times, and his talents have led to work with the likes of Fred Frith, Louis Moholo-Moholo, Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), Scott Amendola, Ben Goldberg, Lewis Jordan, and Asian Improv aRts co-founder Francis Wong.

Labas: Karl Evangelista (guitar, composition), Jordan Glenn-drums, Crystal Pascucci-cello, Rei Scampavia (keys), Cory Wright (alto saxophone)  More...
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Sun 6/23 5:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Dynamic members of the Bay Area jazz scene since the 1970s, Idris Ackamoor ☥ and the Pyramids perform an evening of their signature intergalactic jazz funk, afrobeat grooves, and hypnotic licks. The lineup features Ackamoor, Sandy Poindexter, Lionel Tanner, Bobby Cobb, Abdul Waheed, and a special guest.  More...
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Sun 6/23 5:30 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Barbara Golden presents: MARTINI MEMOIR: A CELEBRATION

Barb shares intimate moments of her long and varied life.
“Where You Goin’ Lady Blue”
“Green Card: 2 immigration tales”
“Bad Rep”
with Nathan Corder/Tom Weeks/Richard Phillips/Bill Thibault

No host bar  More...
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Sun 6/23 6:00 PM The Armory Club [1799 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94103]
Modular Synthesizers + Shibari: Last FM+1 Mystery Event was such a success, Phuturo and Franck Martin are doing another one!  More...
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Sun 6/23 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 PM Andrew Jamieson - piano, Charles Peoples III - voice
8:30 PM Scott Stobbe + 2
Scott Braziel-Keyboard, Herbert Diamant-Reeds, Scott Stobbe-guitar  More...
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Monday, June 24
Mon 6/24 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Hirsch / Farhadian / Robair / Dimuzio  More...
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Mon 6/24 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: Z-Bug (industrial jazz)
(David Leikam – NS Design CR6 string cello, Moog synthesizer, acoustic p, Sheila Bosco – dms, perc, keys, Timothy Orr – dms, perc, Patrick Cress – sax, elec)

Set #2: Danny Lubin-Laden
(Danny Lubin-Laden: tbn, Raffi Garabedian-ts, Doug Stuart-b, John Schott-gtr, Tim Bulkley-dms)

Set #3: Nick Obando Quartet (free improvisation)
(Nick Obando-as, Chris Thalmann-dms, Tracy Hui-fretless b, Karl Evangelista-gtr)  More...
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Mon 6/24 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Tim Rowe/Jordan Glenn & C.j. Boyd  More...
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Tuesday, June 25
Tue 6/25 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Way Out West Concert Series - Jordan Glenn's BEAK  More...
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Tue 6/25 8:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Ratskin Records Nite: CCR Headcleaner, Felidae, Headboggle, Zero Charisma, Malocculsion  More...
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Wednesday, June 26
Wed 6/26 6:30 PM Honey Hive Gallery [4117 Judah St, San Francisco]
Recycling Club, Sato/Weeks/Murray, gabby fluke-mogul, Ty Mayer  More...
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Thursday, June 27
Thu 6/27 6:30 PM sfSoundRadio [On the interwebs]
Tune in to sfSoundRadio from 6:30pm to 9pm to hear tablecore improvisations by Jake Rodriguez, Michael Zelner, and Suki O'Kane. Meticulously designed to accompany rinsing, chopping, sauteing and consuming, radioDinner promotes home-cooked meals throughout the experimental music community.  More...
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Thu 6/27 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Skullkrusher
Phillip Everett - electo-percussive noise
9:00 pm Cohen/Allen/Pino
Alex Cohen - guitar, Josh Allen - tenor saxophone, Mark Pino - drums  More...
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Friday, June 28
Fri 6/28 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Ju-Ping Song: All Varieties of Existence–4 West Coast Premieres  More...
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Fri 6/28 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
KREation Ensemble•Prizm•Heule/Fluke-Mogul/Nucci/Robinson  More...
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Fri 6/28 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
On Friday June 28th at 7:30pm, Tom's Place presents
David Rothenberg (clarinet), Elliott Sharp (guitar)
Nightingales in Berlin & IrRational Music

Elliott Sharp is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performer. A central figure in the avant-garde and experimental music scene in New York City for over 30 years, Elliott Sharp has released over eighty-five recordings ranging from orchestral music to blues, jazz, noise, no wave rock, and techno music. He has pioneered ways of applying fractal geometry, chaos theory, and genetic metaphors to musical composition and interaction. And he's a wicked guitar player.

David Rothenberg is, as well as being a composer and jazz clarinetist (see his 2010 recording "One Dark Night I Left My Silent House" with Marilyn Crispell on ECM https://www.ecmrecords.com/catalogue/143038751902/one-dark-night-i-left-my-silent-house-marilyn-crispell-david-rothenberg ), well-known as an author and naturalist, concentrating on animal sounds viewed as music.  More...
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Fri 6/28 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Derek Monypeny/Sahba Sizdahkhani/Kanoko Nishi-Smith + Wobbly at TAC  More...
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Saturday, June 29
Sat 6/29 2:00 PM Museum of Sonoma County [425 Seventh St. Santa Rosa, CA 95401]
Contraption Quartet will perform in Santa Rosa at the Museum of Sonoma County this Saturday (June 29, 2019) from 2-4pm. They will set up a sound-art installation within which they will do informal improvisation and demonstrate their invented instruments, and they will do three 15-minute sets of composed pieces at approximately 2:15, 3:00, and 3:30. This performance and installation is part of the museum's "Kinetics: Art in Motion" exhibition.  More...
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Sat 6/29 4:00 PM Re:Sound Magazine A-168 [Mare Island Preserve Azuar and Mercado Ct. Vallejo ca]
23five is pleased to present: Re:Sound SUN

Saariselka
(Marielle V. Jakobsons + Chuck Johnson)
Kaori Suzuki
Bryan Day Electromagnetic Orchestra  More...
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Sat 6/29 7:00 PM Luggage Store Gallery [1007 Market Street (nr 6th) San Francisco]
Improvisation by animals & giraffes. Phillip Greenlief (saxophone), Claudia La Rocco (text & voice) with Amy Trachtenberg (visuals)  More...
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Sat 6/29 8:00 PM House Concert in North Berkeley Hills [Berkeley]
Elliott Sharp performs a solo guitar concert in a private home in the Berkeley Hills. Mr. Sharp will perform two sets, with wine and cheese served during the intermission. Seating is limited. If you wish to attend, please email concert host at: Harry@fullplatemedia.com.  More...
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Sat 6/29 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Christopher Burns and Peter J Woods present solo audiovisual performances exploring contemporary issues of politics and social justice through video, animation, theater, and improvised electronic music. Burns’ Interferometry collages text, animation, and a variety of musical genres to relate a story about a 19th-century episode in the history of science as a parable about invisible structures in contemporary society. Woods ventures into realms of performance art and endurance as he interrogates whiteness and privilege.  More...
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Sunday, June 30
Sun 6/30 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
The Musical Art Quintet perform Sascha Jacobsen’s Kanta Judezmo, an oratorio using Jewish melodic themes with motifs and rhythms from Spain, North Africa, the Middle East, and South America, that tells the story about the Sephardic diaspora through the lens of its central female character, with universal threads that traverse centuries, borders, language, culture and genre.  More...
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Sun 6/30 7:00 PM Artists' Television Access [992 Valencia SF]
An evening of audiovisual performance with Chris Burns, Bill Hsu, John Ingle, and Peter J Woods  More...
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Sun 6/30 7:30 PM Terry Riley and George Brooks @ Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University [471 Lagunita Dr, Stanford, California 94305]
Terry Riley and George Brooks have been performing together for over three decades. From Tokyo to Torino, London to Lisbon, Berlin to Brussels, and Belfast and back, they’ve developed nearly telepathic communication, weaving jazz, classical, stride, rags, ragas, and Riley’s ground-breaking minimalism into a richly textured musical tapestry.  More...
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Sun 6/30 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Endangered Blood, Scott Amendola Trio at Ivy Room  More...
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Sun 6/30 8:30 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
The David Murray/Kahil El'Zabar Duo  More...
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Monday, July 1
Mon 7/01 7:00 PM Sunnyvale [patricktalesforejr@gmail.com Sunnyvale]
FREE JAZZ BBQ: Kazuto Sato / Kevin Murray / Tom Weeks in Sunnyvale  More...
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Mon 7/01 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Apollo Soul & Someday  More...
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Mon 7/01 8:00 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
David Murray/Kahil El'Zabar Duo - The Return!

We are pleased and honored to present a return engagement by one of the towering jazz figures of our time, saxophonist David Murray, playing in a duo format with his esteemed colleague of three decades, the Chicago-based percussionist Kahil El'Zabar. Messrs. Murray and El'Zabar last performed as a duo at Bird & Beckett in April of 2017.  More...
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Mon 7/01 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music--

Monday, 7/1, 8pm (8:30pm start)
No Cover/Donations Accepted

Set #1: Dave Mihaly/Dusty Feathers Duo (folkloric song)

Set #2: Bruce Ackley/Bill Orcutt Duo (improvised music)

Set #3: Crow Crash Radio (space rock)  More...
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Mon 7/01 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
DunkelpeK & Gamelan Encinal  More...
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