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06/16/2016 - 07/31/2016

Thursday, June 16
Thu 6/16 8:00 PM Zellerbach Playhouse [101 Zellerbach Hall, #4800 Berkeley, CA, 94720]
Ojai at Berkeley 2016: Kaija Saariaho
La Passion de Simone

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Thu 6/16 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Sound exploration of the strange, unique worlds of spectral processing
8:00pm Jorge Bachman
9:00pm Botched Facelift  More...
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Thu 6/16 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Eine Kleine Henze Fest

A celebration of the chamber music of Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012), including a performance of his early masterpiece, "Kammermusik 1958" for Tenor, Guitar, and 8 solo instruments.  More...
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Thu 6/16 9:00 PM SF Eagle [398 12th St San Francisco]
Murder Murder, Mane, F-71, Looose  More...
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Friday, June 17
Fri 6/17 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Mobius Trio: Prescription Drug Nation + Blind Date

On 6/17 Mobius Trio will premiere the first half of Prescription Drug Nation, a program-length piece for music and dance by young stud Aaron Gervais. Also on the program is the second-ever performance of Luciano Chessa's Blind Date, a spellbinding multimedia extravaganza by the noted scholar and Sardinian composer/mischief maker.  More...
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Saturday, June 18
Sat 6/18 1:00 PM Brava Theater [2781 24th Street San Francisco]
The Switchboard Music Festival, an eight-hour showcase of innovative music from the Bay Area and beyond.

Includes performances by Tyondai Braxton, the San Francisco Girls Chorus, Aaron Novik’s O+O+, the Del Sol String Quartet, violinist Alisa Rose, Religions Girls, Tonal Masher, Dominique Leone’s San Francisco, ZOFO piano duo, Majel Connery & Ken Ueno, and performances of Julius Eastman’s Stay On It and JacobTV’s GRAB IT!

Tickets: $20 advance at switchboardmusic.com; $20 students/$25 general at the door  More...
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Sat 6/18 4:00 PM Explorist International Records [3174 24th St, San Francisco, California 94110]
The two piece band Electronic Death Registry will perform a free afternoon show at Explorist International Records in SF. Electronic Death Registry (EDR) is KellyAnn Nelson (Feverwitch, etc) and Wendy Farina’s (T.I.T.S., Towel, etc) two-piece minimal sandwich wave band. They play stripped-down wavy star beach goth with drums, vocals, a synthesizer, and a wooden flute. They are both SF Bay Area natives. Bandcamp is here: https://electronicdeathregistry.bandcamp.com/ and FB is here: https://www.facebook.com/Electronic-Death-Registry-931003470306108/  More...
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Sat 6/18 7:00 PM First Presbyterian Church San Anselmo [72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo, CA 94960]
Marin Baroque presents CALEXTONE in an outdoor concert: Solatium, Music for the Summer Solstice. Works by Dufay, Ciconia, da Perugia.  More...
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Sat 6/18 8:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Claudia Quintet
John Hollenbeck drums, percussion
Chris Speed clarinet, tenor saxophone
Red Wierenga accordion
Matt Moran vibraphone
Drew Gress double bass  More...
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Sat 6/18 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Music For Hard Times (Paul Winstanley, electric bass; Tom Nunn; inventions) is joined by New Zealand composer/instrument maker/sound artist Phil Dadson in a reunion of these musicians to present an evening of sonic adventure. Phil will give a solo performance set; MFHT will play a duo set; and the three will perform a brief trio to end the concert.  More...
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Sunday, June 19
Sun 6/19 7:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Secret Drum Band + Jackie-O Motherfucker

Portland-based percussion and noise ensemble Secret Drum Band will present their first ever Oakland performance at Studio Grand. The ensemble recently completed their first studio album, and a special tour EP which previews the album will be available at the show on cassette and digital download. Jackie-O Motherfucker opens up the night with experimental music.  More...
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Sun 6/19 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
Edgetone 25th Anniversary Showcase Series
7:30pm Jess Rowland
8:30pm Moe! Staiano 9-piece Guitar Ensemble
A new piece for multiple guitars that will feature Bill Wolter, Alee Kari,, Drew Wheeler, Jay Korber, Damon Waitkus, Charles Lloyd, Matt Montgomery, Peter Conheim, and Robin Walsh with Moe! on drums and (somehow) conducting.

**Performances celebrating twenty five years of independent music from Edgetone Records**
Edgetone Records was founded by musician/producer, Rent Romus. The label took shape in 1991 to support his group’s original jazz recordings. After being on a long hiatus Rent re-opened Edgetone in January 2000 and expanded it to support avant-garde and experimental music and recordings crossing the genre boundaries specifically for D.I.Y. (do it yourself) artists looking for a ground base and community label identity.  More...
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Sun 6/19 7:30 PM Temescal Art Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation improv workshop)

The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or just come to listen. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names, and there will also be a large-group set with all participants. Audience & participants encouraged to donate some cash for space rental. Over by 10pm.  More...
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Sun 6/19 8:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Claudia Quintet
John Hollenbeck drums, percussion
Chris Speed clarinet, tenor saxophone
Red Wierenga accordion
Matt Moran vibraphone
Drew Gress double bass  More...
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Monday, June 20
Mon 6/20 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Full: Duos
Three musical pairs: Overmorrow Duo (viola & cello), DunkelpeK (percussion & guitar/piano), and Kate Petersen & Russell Norman (soprano & piano).  More...
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Mon 6/20 8:00 PM Finnish Kaleva Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
Mobile InTent presents; Borderless Imaginary
A summer solstice ritual, installation, performance and video
Installation, direction by Ann Schnake
Music by Kristina Dutton
Movement by Carmen Serber
Sounds by Guillermo Gallindo
Short videos by Robert Gomez Hernandez  More...
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Mon 6/20 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Kokou (Djll/Heule/McCowen/Nishi-Smith) & Dial and Key (A.Palmer/S.Kim)  More...
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Tuesday, June 21
Tue 6/21 5:00 PM The Chapel of the Chimes [4499 Piedmont Ave. Oakland]
The Garden of Memory is held every June 21st from 5pm to 9pm to celebrate the solstice at The Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland, California.  More...
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Tue 6/21 9:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA, 94110]
Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog

A free/punk/funk/experimental collective, featuring Marc Ribot (John Zorn, Tom Waits, etc etc), plus two of the best young players on the new york/california underground improv/experimental rock scene, Shahzad Ismaily - bass/electronics (Ben Frost, Carla Kihlstedt, Sam Amidon) and Ches Smith - drums (Xiu Xiu, Secret Chiefs 3, Trevor Dunn, Carla Bozulich).  More...
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Wednesday, June 22
Wed 6/22 7:00 PM Finnish Kaleva Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
The Eighth Annual Wednesday a little more than a month before Outsound Presents Fund Drive & Benefit Dinner Concert featuring Gestaltish
Rachel Condry - clarinet, Gretchen Jude - voice, Jakob Pek - guitar, Jennifer Wilsey - percussion
To Make a donation please join our Generosity Campaign
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Fascinating sounds and great food!  More...
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Thursday, June 23
Thu 6/23 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Porpl Surpie! (Puppy Surprise open improvisation night)

Bring an instrument for some group improv! Instrumentalists will have their names drawn from a puppy surprise into quartets and quintets for short (7 minute) sets.  More...
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Friday, June 24
Fri 6/24 7:00 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF]
Paul Dresher collaborates with composer-vocalist Amy X Neuburg on an electroacoustic song cycle, They Will Have Been So Beautiful, performed by the Paul Dresher Ensemble Electro-Acoustic Band and Amy X. They Will Have Been So Beautiful features new works by composers Lisa Bielawa, Jay Cloidt, Conrad Cummings, Fred Frith, Guillermo Galindo, Carla Kihlstedt, Ken Ueno, Pamela Z, Dresher and Neuburg. Post-concert reception hosted by New Music USA.  More...
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Fri 6/24 7:00 PM Gold Lion Arts [2733 Riverside Blvd Sacramento]
Gold Lion Arts Summer Festival
Performances by:
Rent Romus' Life's Blood Ensemble, Snake or Man (Steuart Liebig and Dax Compise)
Amy Reed and Collette Jay McCaslin, Grex  More...
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Fri 6/24 8:00 PM ROOM Series [2901 Mariposa St SF]
Room: Still Burning (Violagate Revisited). The ROOM Series bravely presents another viola-centric evening featuring Del Sol violist Charlton Lee, Classical Revolutionary Charith Premawardhana, violist/composer Nils Bultman, and (a virtual appearance by) musician and technologist JHNO (John Eichenseer). They will be joined by composer/performer and series host Pamela Z (voice & electornics) in an ensemble finale.  More...
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Fri 6/24 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
UNSEEN series | Broken Solar/City of God

Join us for the sixth iteration of our UNSEEN series with collaborative performances by Chris Duncan (live score), Sarah Rara (film), and Sean Smith (an audio-visual project, LFZ)!  More...
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Saturday, June 25
Sat 6/25 3:30 PM Re:sound A-168 [Railroad & Mercado Ct. Mare Island, Vallejo CA, 94592]
Re:Sound SUN
Daniel Menche (Portland) http://danielmenchemain.blogspot.com/
Mem1 (Rhode Island) http://www.mem1.com/
Chris Duncan (Oakland) http://christopherrobinduncan.virb.com/
Zachary james Watkins (Oakland) http://www.zacharyjameswatkins.com/  More...
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Sat 6/25 7:00 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF, CA 94110]
Paul Dresher collaborates with composer-vocalist Amy X Neuburg on an electroacoustic song cycle, They Will Have Been So Beautiful, performed by the Paul Dresher Ensemble Electro-Acoustic Band and Amy X. They Will Have Been So Beautiful features new works by composers Lisa Bielawa, Jay Cloidt, Conrad Cummings, Fred Frith, Guillermo Galindo, Carla Kihlstedt, Ken Ueno, Pamela Z, Dresher and Neuburg.  More...
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Sat 6/25 7:00 PM Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture [Fort Mason San Francisco, CA 94123]
Come experience a one-of-a-kind event and get up close and personal with participating performing and exhibiting artists discussing their works-in-progress for the Soundwave ((7)) Biennial. Featuring a panel moderated by Elia Vargas between Jason Kelly Johnson, founder of Future Cities Lab, sound artist Anna Friz, and designer Nathan John from Envelope A+D on the topic of Sound and Architecture, followed by exclusive Soundwave performances by Matthew Ganucheau and BUZZ Award recipient Andrew Blanton. There will be refreshments and hors d’oeuvres available. Donations start at 20 dollars.  More...
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Sat 6/25 7:00 PM Gold Lion Arts [2733 Riverside Blvd Sacramento]
Gold Lion Arts Summer Festival
Performances by: Vinny Golia and Ross Hammond
LIbrary of Musclandria (Linda Michelle Hardy and Rachel Freund)
Alex Jenkins Trio (w/ Luis Albert Clifford Childers and Kerry Kashiwagi)
Randy McKean and Jon Bafus Duo  More...
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Sat 6/25 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Morton Feldman Chamber Players present: Andy Costello

Under the banner of Morton Feldman Chamber Players, pianist Andy Costello brings works of Feldman, Cage and Earle Brown to the west coast, alongside recently commissioned works of Marielle Groven and Kurt Isaacson. Costello will be joined by prominent contemporary chamber players of the Bay Area.  More...
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Sat 6/25 9:00 PM Starry Plough [3101 Shattuck Ave @ Prince Berkeley]
Grex, 3 Leafs, Dire Wolves

A special night of songs and sounds at once exploratory, beautiful, and strange, featuring local psych improv project 3 Leafs, industrial free rock band Dire Wolves, and the debut of a brand new "two man band" version of Oakland art rock powerhouse Grex.

Grex: Karl Evangelista-gtr/vocals/drums, Rei Scampavia-keys/vocals/drums

3 Leafs: Warren Huegel, Josh Pollock, Diego Gonzalez, Tim Cohen, et al.

Dire Wolves: Sheila Bosco-drum kit, Brian Lucas-bass, Kelly Ann Nelson-vocals + wooden flute, Jeffrey Alexander-guitarmagoria + wooden sax, Arjun Mendiratta-violin  More...
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Sunday, June 26
Sun 6/26 1:30 PM The Nunnery [3016 25th. St SF]
Three Solos @ The Nunnery Summer Festival - Collette McCaslin, Nava Dunkelman and Jakob Pek  More...
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Sun 6/26 7:00 PM Royce Gallery [2513 Blanding Avenue Alameda]
Award-winning ensemble Caminos Flamencos presents Nuevas Tendencias, a groundbreaking show that seamlessly blends flamenco, Latin and jazz in both music and dance. With world-class artists from around the country assembled by Artistic Director Yaelisa and an emphasis on new music by virtuoso guitar player Jason McGuire, “El Rubio,” the show brings together an eclectic cast rooted in a variety of musical genres. An innovative and boundary-pushing approach to contemporary flamenco, this performance and the company received two nominations from the prestigious Izzie Dance Awards in 2015.  More...
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Sun 6/26 7:00 PM Gold Lion Arts [2733 Riverside Blvd Sacramento]
Gold Lion Arts Summer Festival
Performances by: Bad Luck
Nun Other Than (Ross Hammond, Scott Amendola and Steuart Liebig)
Nagual Shiva X (Tony Passarell, Jim Frink and Robert Kuhlmann)  More...
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Sun 6/26 8:30 PM Stork Club [2330 Telegraph Avenue Oakland]
Barbara Golden's Birthday Party

Tania Chen, Tim Perkis, and others  More...
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Monday, June 27
Mon 6/27 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society presents...

Brett Carson's Mysterious Descent

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Nathan Clevenger Group  More...
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Thursday, June 30
Thu 6/30 7:30 PM Radius Gallery [1050 River St #127 Santa Cruz, CA 95060]
Composer-performers Lucie Vítková and David Kant look toward this dictum of cybernetics: that biological and mechanical systems both influence their being and organization through their operation. Lucie Vítková’s Piece for Accordion and Tap Shoes explores the mechanics of the instrument in relation to the kinetics of her body, with the sound and movement influencing one another. David Kant’s Thresholds and Fragile States Revisited is a digital reconstruction of composer/sound-artist David Dunn’s seminal work for analog chaotic networked oscillators, reconstructed through digital modeling of the original circuits and presented in eight-channel surround sound.  More...
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Thu 6/30 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Sound Underground (Miami FL)
Jonah Udall - guitar David Leon - saxophones, Alec Aldred - trumpet
9pm Wiggle Room
Bruce Ackley - saxophones, Cheryl E. Leonard - natural instruments, Tom Djll - electronics/trumpet  More...
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Friday, July 1
Fri 7/01 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
This is a rare Bay Area performance by New York-based multi-instrumentalist Avram Fefer and the rhythm team of Vijay Anderson and Dan Seamans. Avram's explosive trio work with Chad Taylor and Eric Revis has been well documented over the years with critically acclaimed albums and international tours. Drawing from the musical worlds of Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis, Fela Kuti, Ethiopiques, and Charles Mingus, he has forged a highly original sound within a modern jazz context. “I think of my music as 21st century street-jazz,” says Fefer, “Organic music that can be appreciated on several different levels.”  More...
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Fri 7/01 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Phi Bui and Christopher Whitley: Unnoticed Moments

Phi Bui and Christopher Whitley present new works for electronics. Each will perform an individual set followed by a duo performance.  More...
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Saturday, July 2
Sat 7/02 12:00 PM Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture [Marina Blvd. and Buchanan Street, San Francisco, CA]
The entire event kicks-off with a free, opening night party for Aural Spacial Infinite Exhibition on July 1, 6-10 p.m.; complete with drinks and music from Sung Kim, Shanna Sordhal, and Dan Gottwald.  More...
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Sunday, July 3
Sun 7/03 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Lucie Vítková: Composer, improviser and performer (accordion, harmonica, voice and tap dance) from the Czech Republic.  More...
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Monday, July 4
Mon 7/04 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: Phillip Greenlief/Thomas Dimuzio (Bay Area free improvisation)

Set #2: Sound Underground (modern jazz from Miami)
(Alec Aldred - tpt, David Leon - as, Jonah Udall - gtr)

Set #3: Gold Age (avant jazz)
(Aram Shelton - as, bcl, Mark Clifford - vib, Safa Shokrai - b, Britt Ciampa - dms)  More...
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Tuesday, July 5
Tue 7/05 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Minsky Duo plays Violin, Piano, and Drums

Nate Bartley (violin) and Monica Chew (piano) present a wide-ranging program inspired by folktunes to ragtime, with a side of neoclassicism and new music from Aaron Andrew Hunt.  More...
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Tue 7/05 9:30 PM The Knockout [3223 Mission St San Francisco]
Murder Murder, Jooklo, Black Spirituals, Doug Katelus solo organ  More...
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Wednesday, July 6
Wed 7/06 8:00 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
Set 1: Phillip Greenlief's BARBEDWIRE, with Evelyn Davis & gabby fluke-mogul, @ 8pm. Set 2: meta-tap digital tango w Lucie Vítková, Joe Lasqo, Lisa Mezzacappa, & Bryan Day Wed 06 Jul @ Canessa Gallery, SF

BARBEDWIRE is a series of 37 new graphic scores, composed by Phillip Greenlief in Dec 2014 during a composing retreat in coastal Maine; performed tonight by:

Phillip Greenlief (reeds) — Evelyn Davis (voice | electronics) — gabby fluke-mogul (violin).

Set 2, 9pm: Lucie Vítková and friends: meta-tap digital tango

An evening of balancing chairs and turning somersaults on the ethereal tightrope of free improv… whilst tap-dancing (at least in Lucie’s case). Part of a too-rare Bay Area tour of one of Europe's most sparkling young composer/improvisers.

— Lucie Vítková (accordion | tap dance | voice | electronics) — Bryan Day (invented instruments) — Joe Lasqo (MSP/laptop | synth) — Lisa Mezzacappa (bass)  More...
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Thursday, July 7
Thu 7/07 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Larnie Fox: Cranks and Other Noisemakers

Join Larnie Fox to celebrate his new exhibit of invented instruments, "Cranks and Other Noisemakers," on display in the Window Gallery through August 31. Talk and demonstration will begin at 7 PM.  More...
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Thu 7/07 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
"A night of ppp - FFF"
8pm Lucie Vítková - accordion
9pm Jooklo Duo vs Dancin' Baby (two bands melding as one)
Virginia Genta-saxophone, clarinet, David Vanzan-drums, percussion
Brian Pedersen-baritone horn, Jeff Lievers-baritone horn, Kit Young-video  More...
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Thu 7/07 8:00 PM Oakland.Secret [Oakland.Secret 577 5th St. Oakland]
Surplus 1980. Cash Pony. Dantel Hood  More...
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Friday, July 8
Fri 7/08 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Dan Thorpe :: Homecoming (three years later)

Australian composer/performer Dan Thorpe presents a new work about loss and healing for prepared piano, electronics and field recordings. Supported by bay area dream-pop wizards GENUIS.  More...
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Fri 7/08 8:00 PM Santo Recording [2565 West, Oakland Ca]
Bill Orcutt & Jacob Felix Heule

Jooklo Duo

Hummel  More...
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Fri 7/08 8:00 PM The ROOM Series [2901 Mariposa St SF]
Pamela Z Arts presents Z Program 60

Come celebrate a milestone birthday for Pamela Z (and the 10th year of the ROOM Series) with an evening featuring a collage piece called "60 Minutes" in which Pamela and many of her dear friends, colleagues, and collaborators perform 60 mini-movements tightly scored to a time clock. Ms. Z will also present a short set of works for voice, electronics and video to open the program.  More...
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Fri 7/08 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
sfSoundFestival: Xenakis, Cage, Tenney, Penderecki, Beyer, Vitkova, Bruckmann, Ingalls, sfSound  More...
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Saturday, July 9
Sat 7/09 4:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
SOUNDSMITHS: Celebrating Instrumental Invention – The second annual C4NM window gallery fundraiser

The second annual window gallery fundraiser!!!!

Celebrate the Bay Area instrument inventing community, with a full roster of performances featuring Phil Dadson, Paul Dresher, Cheryl Leonard, and others, plus a silent auction of one-of-a-kind instruments.  More...
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Sat 7/09 8:00 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2087 Addison Street Berkeley]
Following the release of their acclaimed, nationally-charting album Haiku, Jenny Maybee (piano, vocals) and Nick Phillips (trumpet) are joined by Dan Feiszli (bass) and David Rokeach (drums) to perform new music including choice selections from Haiku, lauded by the press as “a thrilling, intimate, very delicate dialogue…close to perfection” and “an 11-track rarity of pristine playing, beautiful vocals and original compositions” that is “in the same league” as jazz legends Billie Holiday and Chet Baker.  More...
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Sat 7/09 8:00 PM The ROOM Series [2901 Mariposa St SF]
Pamela Z Arts presents Z Program 60

Come celebrate a milestone birthday for Pamela Z (and the 10th year of the ROOM Series) with an evening featuring a collage piece called "Sixty" in which Pamela and many of her dear friends, colleagues, and collaborators perform 60 mini-movements tightly scored to a time clock. Ms. Z will also present a short set of works for voice, electronics and video to open the program.  More...
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Sat 7/09 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
8 pm
Phillip Greenlief - solo saxophone improvisations

9 pm
The Miscreants
Ben Goldberg - clarinet
Trevor Dunn - acoustic bass
Scott Amendola - drums  More...
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Sat 7/09 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
sfSoundFestival: Reich, Boulez, Sciarrino, Brown, Niblock, Saunier, sfSoundGroup  More...
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Sunday, July 10
Sun 7/10 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Dunkelman/Fluke_Mogul
Gabby Fluke-Mogul - violin/Nava Dunkelman – percussion
8:30pm Noertker's Moxie
Annelise Zamula - tenor sax, flute/Theo Padouvas - cornet/Amber Lamprecht - oboe, flute/Bill Noertker – contrabass/Jason Levis - drums  More...
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Sun 7/10 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
sfSoundFestival: Feldman, Boulez, Oliveros, Brown, sfSoundGroup  More...
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Sun 7/10 8:00 PM Temescal Art Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Suki O'Kane premiering a piece “Sweeping, Swept, Out of My Head” for quartet of brooms and hand-held projections at the most awesome Shapeshifters Cinema, Oakland’s monthly series for expanded cinema.  More...
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Tuesday, July 12
Tue 7/12 7:00 PM Great American Music Hall [859 O'Farrell St SF]
Deerhoof / Skating Polly / Otzi  More...
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Thursday, July 14
Thu 7/14 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Workshop: San Francisco SuperCollider Meeting

Do you already use SuperCollider, or would you like to learn more about it? Are you a Pd or Max/MSP user considering to add SuperCollider to your sonic toolbox? This informal meet-up is free and open to anyone interested in SuperCollider. It’s a space for people to present their work, ask questions, discuss topics of interest, and anything else SC-related. The meeting starts at 7pm, but at 6:30pm we will have a short “get-started” tutorial for total beginners. For more info, contact Bruno Ruviaro (bruviaro at scu dot edu).  More...
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Thu 7/14 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15pm Christine Richers - cello/laptop
8:50pm Alien Planet
Sheila Bosco: Keyboards, Drums, other Electronics
Collette McCaslin, Analog FX Pedals, CD DJ Turntable
9:30pm Dan Thorpe - keyboard/electronics  More...
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Sunday, July 17
Sun 7/17 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
Steve Adams and Scott Walton will be playing pieces from their new CD "Cookies for Cyrano." They will also play their suite of pieces by Ornette Coleman in tribute to the late jazz giant.  More...
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Sun 7/17 7:30 PM Temescal Art Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation improv workshop)  More...
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Monday, July 18
Mon 7/18 9:00 PM The Golden Bull [412 14th St Oakland, CA]
Oxbow // Dälek // Black Spirituals  More...
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Mon 7/18 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society presents...

Tim DeCillis Trio

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The Essentialists, John Krausbauer’s boogie-country-raga-rock ensemble  More...
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Tuesday, July 19
Tue 7/19 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
FULL: VERNACULARS. Electro-acoustic duo Black Spirituals (Zachary James Watkins on guitar and electronics, Marshall Trammell on percussion) creates new, elemental narratives in unexplored realms, forging their own solo and duo vernacular. This interdisciplinary, Oakland-based unit has been gathering experiences on the road in Europe and North America, responding to the particular acoustics of each space, performing the stories of their individual temperaments and of their dynamic relationship.
In addition, we welcome back PC Muñoz, percussionist and composer extraordinaire, whose genre-defying projects are stylistically broad and deep. This time around, the sonic explorer brings his latest project: a trio playing a heady mix of funk, poetry, and jazz.  More...
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Tue 7/19 7:45 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Saxophonist and composer Jason Robinson returns to the Bay Area to reunite with long time musical collaborator and bassist Scott Walton in two new configurations featuring a stellar lineup. The first will showcase various Robinson compositions and will feature Darren Johnston (trumpet), Steve Adams (alto sax), Robinson (tenor sax), Walton (bass), and John Hanes (drums). The second configuration adds electronics pioneer Tim Perkis for a set of improvised explorations. A Californian by birth, Robinson spent his formative musical years in the Bay Area (1990s) and San Diego (2000s) before moving to western Massachusetts to teach at Amherst College. Now a part of New York’s and Boston’s creative music scenes, Robinson is excited to return to the Bay Area for an evening of exploratory music.  More...
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Wednesday, July 20
Wed 7/20 7:00 PM Pro Arts Gallery [150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza]
Pro Arts' Hybrid Series event blurs the traditional boundaries between artistic disciplines—bringing together writers, poets, musicians and visual artists, revealing to audiences new connections between subject and media. The Hybrid Series #4 includes a performance by Berkeley based musician, Christina Stanley, a video presentation by theater performance company Mugwumpin, and talks by 2x2 curator Samantha Reynolds, and artist Christie Yuri Noh.

Experimental singer/songwriter, Christina Stanley combines acoustic instruments, including piano and violin, with electronic sounds and processing. She has performed and recorded as a member of SFSound and ROVA Saxophone Quartet, as well as with former Bauhaus-member David J, and Bay Area bands Boyskout and Silent Pictures. Christina has been a featured Solo performer for the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, a vocalist for the William Winant percussion ensemble, and has premiered works by George Lewis and Roscoe Mitchell for Mutable Music under conductor Petr Kotik.  More...
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Wed 7/20 7:45 PM Second Act [1727 Haight St. SF]
Drummer’s Secret Handshake #2
In an action titled "Economimesis", tonight's performance is the newest iteration of Decolonizing the Imagination arts practicum from Music Research Strategies chief investigator Marshall Trammell. Featuring Bay Area percussionists Jacob Felix Heule, Jay Korber, Mark Small & Marshall Trammell, this project documents a mimetic relationship to nature in the production of art, applied technologies of empathetic and cooperative dynamics, and serves as source material for performance analysis and the development of a participatory observation tools.

John Krausbauer & David Kendall
Ritual endurance and trance psychedlia comes to Second Act as Krausbauer and Kendall performing a new composition, PDRM, constructed from a 'just' tuned 3 string electric guitar with real time and algorithmic delay/spatialization processing. Slow, spectral tonal movements and a deluge of polyrhythmic beats occur through (de)tunings and altered tempos.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=layvVT-j-rU

Danishta Rivero
It's no longer a question of whether you're a brain in a jar, but what qualia is the jar made of and is the brain yours alone? Danishta Rivero pokes pitch dark fun at these questions probing an actual jar filled with CSF and surrounding lightforms. Using multivalent circuits and specialized contractions of the laryngopharynx, Rivero agitates rods of Corti, gypsum, superior temporal gyrus, glass, epidermis, and concrete in stochastic sympathy. If during her performance you remain unaware of any jar, continue to row row row, gently.
https://vimeo.com/106718063#at=31  More...
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Thursday, July 21
Thu 7/21 6:00 PM California Academy of Sciences [55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118]
Soundwave ((7)) Biennial returns to celebrate summer nights at the California Academy of Sciences. We have invited artists to activate various locations in the Academy with performances and installations to reinterpret the rapidly shifting cityscape of San Francisco. Yagiz Mungan will showcase a virtual rendering of the city that participants can both navigate and play as an instrument. Using partially immersed VR headsets, Jason Marsh takes audiences through data architectures built by inhabitants of the city and into a new realm. Christopher Willits will be performing new ambient electronic work created with guitar and voice using an 8-channel dimensional audio system in the Piazza.  More...
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Thu 7/21 7:00 PM NOOK [1500 Hyde St. San Francisco]
Poncho Poncho

Saki Minamimoto(Voice), Karl Evangelista(Guitar), Andrew Maguire(Vib)
Bob LaDue(Bass), Robert Lopez(Drums)  More...
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Thu 7/21 7:30 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Oluyemi Thomas, reeds
Erich Hunt, contrabass
Donald Robinson, set drums  More...
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Thu 7/21 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
A night of 2
8:00 pm Lorin Benedict - voice, and Ian Carey- trumpet
9:00 pm Rent Romus - reeds/flutes Alex Cohen - guitar  More...
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Thu 7/21 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
An Evening of 21st Century Guitar

This program explores an iconoclastic strain of Americana that merges experimentalism with folk forms – a style often connected to John Fahey's Takoma Records catalog of the 1960s and 70s – and the artists who are expanding and challenging the boundaries solo guitar-based practice in their own way. With Bill Orcutt, Chuck Johnson, Itasca, and Sarah Louise.  More...
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Friday, July 22
Fri 7/22 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Scott Amendola Trio: Original Music & Sonic Soundscapes

Featuring:
Karl Evangelista - guitar
Jason Hoopes - electric bass
Scott Amendola - drums/electronics  More...
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Fri 7/22 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Live Cinema at Berkeley Arts! Thingamajigs Performance Group + viDEO sAVant
Thingamajigs Performance Group
Dylan Bolles (wurlitzer) - Keith Evans (images) - Suki O’Kane (percussion) - Edward Schocker (guitar)

viDEO sAVant
Charles Woodman (video) - Lisa Mezzacappa (bass) - Jason Levis (drums) - Noah Phillips (guitar) - John Finkbeiner (guitar) - Tim Perkis (electronics)  More...
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Fri 7/22 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Economimesis: Drummer’s Secret Handshake #3

"Drummer’s Secret Handshake is the newest iteration of Decolonizing the Imagination: Arts Practicum from Music Research Strategies chief investigator Marshall Trammelll. This performance features Bay Area percussionists Nava Dunkelman, Robert Lopez, Jordan Glenn & Marshall Trammell in a in a combination of individual solos, a simultaneous multi-solo and as a quartet. "  More...
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Fri 7/22 9:00 PM Woods Bar & Brewery [1701 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Gold Age Album Release  More...
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Saturday, July 23
Sat 7/23 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue (cross street Noriega) San Francisco, CA 94122]
Join Ari Micich in an evening of virtuoso music for solo trumpet and piano. This unique program features Benjamin Britten’s brass fanfare Fanfare for St Edmundsbury, Tomaso Albinoni’s Concerto in B-flat for trumpet, Maurice Ravel’s Pièce en forme de Habanera, and much more.  More...
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Sat 7/23 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Continuing its series of experimental collaborations between Bay Area sound and projection artists, Gray Area's UNSEEN series presents works by plunderphonic legend Wobbly and codemiester Bill Thibault and multichannel expanded cinema with live score by Kerry Laitala and Cyrus Tabar.  More...
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Sat 7/23 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Gambits

Steve Adams - Baritone Saxophone
Alisa Rose - Violin
Theo Padouvas - Cornet
Vijay Anderson - Drums


Jang, Wong, Trammell

Jon Jang - Piano
Francis Wong - Saxophones
Marshall Trammell - Drums  More...
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Sat 7/23 10:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society presents Kurva Choir + Blockrad  More...
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Sunday, July 24
Sun 7/24 2:00 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
The 15th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Community Improvisation Workshop with Brandon Evans
All Ages, Instruments Welcome

Saxophonist, composer and improviser Brandon Evans who has worked with with Anthony Braxton, Sonny Simmons, Taylor Ho Bynum, and many others will present an open public workshop in music improvisation. He will explain in depth the structural functions and possibilities inherent in his own music notation system called ‘Ellipsis & Elliptical Axis Systems.’ Far from academic, this is a family-friendly, all-ages community hands-on workshop which seeks to foster new creative approaches to the documentation of musical ideas and their realization as living music. Anyone attending the workshop will receive a free download of the entire catalog of the recorded music of Brandon Evans.

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Sun 7/24 4:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita (off University Ave.) Berkeley, CA]
NOW AND THEN

Experience Classical Indian Music and some of its Bay Area Offshoots with

Sangita Moskow, Sarod and Thomas Niggli, Sitar  More...
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Sun 7/24 7:00 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
The 15th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Touch the Gear Expo
Outsound's original public event Touch the Gear is a hands-on, family-friendly exposition open to the public. During the evening attendees get to roam among 25-30 musicians and experience sound producing gear, computers, instruments and inventors with their various different configurations of “gear”--everything from oscillators and electronics, to planks of wood with strings attached. All attendees get to ask questions, make sound and experience how the instruments work, in an environment that demystifies technology while inspiring creativity.
Expo Exhibitors:
Andrew of Chopstick, Christine Richers , CJ Borosque, David Michalak, David Samas, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, Jorge Bachmann, Lx Rudis, Matt Davignon, Peter Whitehead, Scott Looney, Shanna Sordahl, Sheila Bosco, Tom Nunn, R. Duck, Tom Djll

Free Admission, all ages
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Monday, July 25
Mon 7/25 8:00 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
The 15th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Sonny Simmons A film documentary by Brandon Evans
A film on the life of the great American Master Sonny Simmons, born August,1933. Featuring extended interviews with Simmons himself, Anthony Braxton, & Juni Booth, plus great rare footage of Sonny Simmons playing alto saxophone and english horn in studio sessions and private rehearsals. Directed by Brandon Evans. Originally released in 2003.
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Mon 7/25 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society Presents Dan Thorpe and Christine Richers  More...
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Tuesday, July 26
Tue 7/26 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
The 15th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Artist Q&A 7:30 pm Concert 8:15 pm
Brett Carson's Mysterious Descent featuring David Katz - voice, percussion, Brett Carson - piano, voice, percussion, compositions Mia Bella D'Augelli - violin, voice, percussion, Nava Dunkelman - percussion, voice
Dan Plonsey: "On His Shoulders Stands No One"featuring Steve Adams, Sheldon Brown, Dan Plonsey - saxophones, Lynn Murdock - keyboards, Masha Albrecht - violin, Steve Lew - bass, Jenya Chernoff, Suki O'Kane - percussion
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Tue 7/26 9:00 PM Crate Oakland [420 14th Street. Oakland, CA]
RATSKIN RECORDS Presents

CHICHARRA (ALBQ)
https://www.facebook.com/chicharraNM/
(Femme fronted triple bass player threat / doom death heavy / Gatas Y Vatas / Death Convention Singers

RAGANA
https://ragana.bandcamp.com/
(Oakland black metal / punk / one of the heaviest in the Bay Area )

EARTHBOUND
(Oakland teleportation /
Performance art / noise / experimental rituals / newest best band bay has to offer)

PANDER
(Industrial / soul / dance project of Zander Brown / earth dance mafia / beast nest / black spirituals frequent collaborator

CJ BOYD
(Perpetual touring machine / ambient soundscapes )

Special guest #####

DJ Malo in between acts .
8pm $5-10 ! Show up on timeeeeee
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Wednesday, July 27
Wed 7/27 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
The 15th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Artist Q&A 7:30 pm Concert 8:15 pm
Music exploring the fields of energy in music:
Golia/Mezzacappa/Anderson featuring Vinny Golia, Lisa Mezzacappa, Vijay Anderson
Thomas Carnacki featuring Sheila Bosco, Gregory Hagan, James Kaiser, Cheryl E. Leonard, Gregory Scharpen

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Thursday, July 28
Thu 7/28 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
The 15th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Artist Q&A 7:30 pm Concert 8:15 pm
Living legend, saxophonist, composer, and poet Oliver Lake
performs with renowned Bay Area drummer Donald Robinson
Evans/Stanley/Pino
Multi-instrumentalist Brandon Evans meet up with Bay Area violinist Christina Stanley and percussionist Mark Pino for a set of spontaneous creation.

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Friday, July 29
Fri 7/29 7:00 PM Grace Cathedral [1100 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108]
In our very first partnership with the Grace Cathedral, we present two series of performances expanding the architecture and acoustics of the French Gothic Cathedral. For the first installment, four artists and ensembles reimagine organic architectures of the body as vessels for sound within the Cathedral and city infrastructure. The night begins with Gabriel Gold inhabiting the body of the cathedral with vocal layering and metallic percussion, followed by musician and vocalist Agnes Szelag and dancer Amy Lewis drawing our attention from the physical structure surrounding us to the architecture of the body and the female form. Kadet Kuhne then demonstrates through sound and video performance how our bodies can be vessels that can adapt to the rapidly evolving world around us, and finally, Joe Lasqo and Ensemble reimagine how a future programmed body could reshape the world with living structures.  More...
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Fri 7/29 7:00 PM ISSUES [20 Glen Ave @ Piedmont Ave Oakland]
John Olson of Wolf Eyes reading from his new book "Life is a Rip Off" plus DJ and delicious eats from SUP Street Food.  More...
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Fri 7/29 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
The 15th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Artist Q&A 7:30 pm Concert 8:15 pm
A night of Avant-Pop with two performances by cutting edge melody makers Mark Clifford’s Dirty Snacks Ensemble and Bill Wolter's Inner Ear Brigade whose compositions feature a mix of progressive rock, electronic jazz, and experimental pop.

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Saturday, July 30
Sat 7/30 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
The 15th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Artist Q&A 7:30 pm Concert 8:15 pm
Big City Orchestra presents a unique version of "The Persian Market" by composer British Albert William Ketèlbey in 1920 inspired by Johann Strauss II's Composition "Persischer Marschof"
featuring Das, Ninah Pixie, Andy Cowitt, Polly Moller, Suki O'Kane
IMA featuring Amma Ateria - electro-acoustic surfaces and Nava Dunkelman - percussion

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Sat 7/30 8:00 PM 16th Street Station [16th St. and Wood St. Oakland, CA]
West Edge Opera presents CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN.  More...
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Sat 7/30 8:00 PM Amado's [998 Valencia St. San Francisco]
Melody Parker performs ARCHIPELAGO with a great big band.
It's a rare occasion to hear this music live, with full orchestration.

Mark Allen-Piccolo plays LEFT FROM HERE, which releases on July 22.

Meredith Axelrod opens the show.  More...
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Sat 7/30 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Christina Braun & Dean Santomieri, present "The Crane in the Scroll", and other butoh dance / music /spoken word collaborations.  More...
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Sat 7/30 8:00 PM Turquoise Yantra Grotto [32 Turquoise Way SF]
Aloha New Music Lovers,

Phil Dadson is in town from New Zealand and we at the Grotto are celebrating with another wild night of invented instrument music with local golden boy Dan Gottwald. Your ears wont believe your eyes! Also, at the bottom of this email is information on Phil’s open house at Headlands Center for the Arts on July 17. Enjoy!

Inventors’ Quarrum:

Phil Dadson (New Zealand) and Friends
Dan Gottwald; the Analegous Ensemble  More...
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Sat 7/30 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Opus Project presents Opus 43: Symphonic Ecstasy

A multimedia event with beloved old and brand new compositions, performed by sopranists Jill Wagoner and Anne Hepburn Smith, pianist Hussein Al-Naswari, and The Opus Project Wind Quintet and Orchestra, conducted by Mark Alburger.  More...
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Sunday, July 31
Sun 7/31 6:00 PM The Tenderloin Museum [398 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA]
AudioBus is an immersive, uniquely San Franciscan performance experience. As a mobile venue, AudioBus will take audiences on a journey in the city where audiences can hear a live score on an open-top double-decker bus with installed headphones sonically customized for this experience.  More...
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Sun 7/31 7:00 PM Temescal Art Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
BOHBBYLOLO // Carmen Rothwell Solo // Chris Icasiano Solo  More...
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Sun 7/31 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue, between Shattuck and Oxford, walking distance from downtown Berkeley BART]
8 pm Francis Wong - tenor saxophone; Karl Evangelista - guitar; Jordan Glenn - drums 9 pm social stutter: Kasey Knudsen - alto saxophone; elizabeth schenck - alto saxophone, compositions; Phillip Greenlief - tenor saxophone; Cory Wright - tenor saxophone  More...
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