Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

CALENDAR

Click on event date/time for details

07/28/2021 - 09/10/2021

Saturday, July 31
Sat 7/31 2:00 PM Block Party benefit for Pro Arts [15th St between Webster and Harrison]
Chris Brown says: I'm playing outdoors on the street for this benefit for Pro Arts in a trio with Marshall Trammell, drums and John Ingle, sax. I'll be improvising on my chromelodic-rhythmicon, a 43-tone per octave electronic piano that also generates rhythms in tempos related to the pitches I play. Our set starts around 4 pm and our bill also includes an interactive computer solo by the inventively interdisciplinary Kristian Dahlbom. There will also be poetry, readings, skateboarding, and art for sale at extremely reasonable prices! The 15th St. location has a great tradition of informal block parties so come to explore all the spontaneous performances, enjoy food/drinks, and support Pro Arts in keeping grass-roots art and culture alive in Oakland!!  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sat 7/31 6:00 PM Oaktown Jazz Workshops [55 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607]
Streaming:Click for stream  Click to make donation  
Karl Evangelista's Apura with Special Guest Andrew Cyrille (US Premiere)

Filipino-American guitarist/composer Karl Evangelista presents Apura (Tagalog for Very Urgent), a thrilling new work meant to explore the relationship between jazz-based musical improvisation and social transformation in an era of worldwide political upheaval.

Apura uses original composition and daring improvised sounds to tie the revolutionary music of the past to the activist music of the present day, touching on American, South African, and Filipino musical traditions.

Combining the strengths of legendary drummer Andrew Cyrille (in for the great Louis Moholo-Moholo) and Asian American jazz icon Francis Wong with firebrand bassist Lisa Mezzacappa and experimental powerhouse Evangelista, Apura celebrates and advances the spirit of intercultural collaboration pioneered by the likes of the Brotherhood of Breath, Asian Improv aRts, and Milford Graves's Dialogue of the Drums.

*Video will remain live for 2 days after premiere

Funded in part by: Asian Improv aRts, Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, Zellerbach Family Foundation

Band Members and Instrumentation:

Karl Evangelista - guitar
Andrew Cyrille - drums
Lisa Mezzacappa* - bass
Francis Wong - saxophone
*Mezzacappa joins in place of Alexander Hawkins  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sat 7/31 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Streaming:Click for stream  Click to make donation  
Joining from Seoul, Korea, Ensemble PHASE performs excerpts from Self_less, a work composed by Edward Schocker. With video projections Keith Evans, Self_Less, examines our “sense of self” while questioning the uniformity of these perceived feelings. Incorporating live music, projected and pre-recorded audio of stories from people who have unique neuropsychological experiences, such as Alzheimer’s, out-of-body experiences and body integrity identity disorder, Self_Less’ mission is to bring awareness of the connections among brain, body, mind, and self.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sat 7/31 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Streaming:Click for stream  
Darren Johnston Trio

Darren Johnston, trumpet
Kasey Knudsen, saxophone
Jon Arkin, dums
jazz from the out side

Live in person, and streaming  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sunday, August 1
Sun 8/01 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. Donation requested for the venue.

MASKS REQUIRED! Vaccinated performers may unmask while performing. Unvaccinated performers must remain masked at all times. Skylights will be open for air circulation.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Thursday, August 5
Thu 8/05 7:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
RML presents
NEOMYTHOS
A neural-sensatory showcase of new media works by artists from China and Japan who are transforming existing narratives into new mythologies through depictionary video and sound.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Saturday, August 7
Sat 8/07 11:00 AM Internet Streaming [Online]
Streaming:Click for stream  Click to make donation  
Franck Martin - Live from the studio, every Saturday at 11am PST, modular synthesizer, chat, news with Chris Meyer / Alias Zone  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Tuesday, August 10
Tue 8/10 8:00 PM The Laundry SF [3359 26th St SF]
Streaming:Click for stream  
Resident is a monthly electronic audiovisual open mic event started in 2017. It is held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at The Laundry. Resident is casual and cool, and the community you'll find is like no other for aspiring electronic musicians in the Bay. No judgments, no bullshit, just positive support and openness to new ideas. Due to restrictions, this show will only be streamed online, do not come to the Laundry  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Saturday, August 14
Sat 8/14 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Streaming:Click for stream  Click to make donation  
A concert of birds and musicians from Berlin, Sweden, Barcelona, Nova Scotia, Brazil and the United States, coming together and apart, creating and performing Covid-inspired works via zoom, video and social distancing.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Saturday, August 28
Sat 8/28 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Streaming:Click for stream  
Andre Custodio / Thollem McDonas Duo - out jazz date

jazz from the edge of the universe  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Sunday, September 5
Sun 9/05 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. Donations for the venue rental are encouraged.

Masks required! Vaccinated performers may unmask while performing. Unvaccinated performers must remain masked at all times. Skylights will be open for air circulation.  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Thursday, September 9
Thu 9/09 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Electronic, Analog, Innovation, Music, Video, LeftCoastLights!  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal