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07/30/2017 - 09/12/2017

Sunday, July 30
Sun 7/30 2:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
HUSH Series — summer 1: insects  More...
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Monday, July 31
Mon 7/31 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: The Noriegas + Oji and the Ascension Team  More...
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Wednesday, August 2
Wed 8/02 8:00 PM SAFEhouse Arts [1 Grove St. SF]
RAW presents Arina Hunter, Rayla Meshawn, and Katarina Countiss  More...
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Thursday, August 3
Thu 8/03 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Sun Ra Arkestra  More...
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Thu 8/03 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Motel:
Owen Stewart-Robertson - Guitar/Voice, Angela Morris (Brooklyn) - Sax/Voice, Nathaniel Morgan (Brooklyn) - Sax/Voice

9pm: Group improvisations:
Brad Henkel (Berlin) - Trumpet, Yoshiko Klein (Berlin) - Recorders, Angela Morris (Brooklyn) - Sax
Nathaniel Morgan (Brooklyn) - Sax, Owen Stewart-Robertson - Guitar/Voice  More...
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Thu 8/03 8:00 PM SAFEhouse Arts [1 Grove St. SF]
RAW presents Arina Hunter, Rayla Meshawn, and Katarina Countiss  More...
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Friday, August 4
Fri 8/04 7:00 PM The Monkey House [University Ave Berkeley]
Loretta Lynch will be celerating our 15 year anniversary, oh my! More details coming soon, and for now, we are excited to share the stage with the ever charming Special Ghosts!

The Monkey House is an intimate art space with unusually good acoustics.
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Fri 8/04 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Sun Ra Arkestra  More...
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Fri 8/04 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Opera on the Spot: A Hand of Bridge, The Old Maid and the Thief

Join Opera on the Spot for cabaret-style performances of two one-act operas, Hand of Bridge (Barber) and The Old Maid and the Thief (Menotti). In both of these quirky and lesser-known works, appearances can be deceiving: an otherwise ordinary hand of bridge becomes slowly fraught with desire, and the niceties of small talk give way to feelings of resentment and desperation. Deal yourself in, and join us for an immersive evening of operatic antics!  More...
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Saturday, August 5
Sat 8/05 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
POETRY and MUSIC! Sarah Elena Palmer, Jason Hoopes and guests

San Francisco musicians Sarah Elena Palmer and Jason Hoopes invite you to a reading of their original poetry and other creative writingon Saturday, August 5th, at Adobe Books in SF. Joining Sarah and Jason will be fellow bay area writers Nora Toomey, Alicia Franco, and Brett Carson.  More...
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Sat 8/05 7:00 PM Doc's Lab [124 Columbus Ave SF]
Charlie Hunter Trio
Charlie Hunter 7-string guitar
Michael Blake-saxophones
Scott Amendola-drums
7:00 and 10:00 PM Shows  More...
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Sat 8/05 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Sun Ra Arkestra  More...
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Sat 8/05 8:00 PM Piedmont Piano Company [1728 San Pablo Ave., Oakland, CA 94612]
Lorin Benedict Group  More...
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Sunday, August 6
Sun 8/06 2:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Michael Tan: Modernism and Beyond

Guam-born pianist Michael Tan performs an adventurous program of solo music from the mid 20th century onward. The concert features works by Messiaen, Boulez, Finnissy, and Sciarrino.  More...
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Sun 8/06 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 Rent Romus' Life's Blood Ensemble
Joshua Marshall - tenor saxophone, Heikki Koskinen - e-trumpet/flutes, Rent Romus - alto saxophone, flutes
Safa Shokrai - double bass, Max Judelson - double bass, Timothy Orr - drums/percussion
8:30 The Hung Professionals
Tom Weeks - alto saxophone, Nathan Corder - guitar, Scott Siler - drums  More...
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Sun 8/06 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Sun Ra Arkestra  More...
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Monday, August 7
Mon 8/07 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Full: Spaces

Performances that push the boundaries of sound, film, and movement, by Julius Smack; Ashley Bellouin and Ben Bracken; and Paul Clipson, Amma Ateria, and Kevin Corcoran.  More...
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Mon 8/07 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music--

Set #1: Jon Arkin + Ben Goldberg (electro-acoustic duo)

Set #2: IJKL (modern jazz)
(Ian Carey-tpt, Kasey Knudsen-sax, Lisa Mezzacappa-b,Jon Arkin-dms)

Set #3: Brian Pedersen Trio (free improvisation)
(Brian Pedersen-sax, Sung Kim-ozukuri, Robert Lopez-dms)  More...
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Mon 8/07 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Erika Bell & Ben Levinson + Jakob Pek (solo)  More...
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Tuesday, August 8
Tue 8/08 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series:
- Jupiter Blue (members of Sun Ra Arkestra)
- Thea Farhadian/Tim Perkis duo
- Kim Nucci/Dmitri Glickman  More...
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Wednesday, August 9
Wed 8/09 7:45 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight Street]
Jupiter Blue
From the Arkestra's engine room, Jupiter Blue's tone scientists D.Hotep and Jupiter Girl emerge to reveal elements and precepts of another kind of language, another tomorrow, learned through years of discipline to be given freely in the present. Hotep's own ARP (Akimbo Research Projects) develops through-composed and free-improvised performance based on sonification of pitch-sets derived from elemental particles. Expect the never-expected as electronics, electric guitar, celestial vocals, percussion, and violin call forth shadows of unseen worlds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8nOjoMyfFM

Las Sucias
Quit with your clean, put your lips on it already. With Danishta y Alexandra at the controls, what starts as Fever Pitch reggaeton gets stickied up fast once that contact-pineapple busts out. This is riot romance and you're about to break up with your spectator seat. "A dembow beat skitters and woozy waves of coarse noise ebb and flow; then Buschman pours the Puerto Rican pre-mixed cocktail Gasolina into her cervical cup and ceremoniously offers it to onlookers, all of whom imbibe with nearly religious fervor." -KQED
http://remezcla.com/features/music/las-sucias-profile/

Sharkiface
Her prolific collaborations range from Replicock, Pigs in the Ground, Tarantism and Caroliner to Tainted Pussy and Jeweled Snakes but to hear her solo as Sharkiface is to glimpse the anchorline beneath it all. In sunless depths where noord, tranoe, toe fetish and larynx converge, an immense hunger hunts without rest. Now, as the sonic ocean roils about your thighs, is an excellent time to realize that if you can hear it, it can hear you!
https://soundcloud.com/sharkiface

Map Collection
The duo of Curt Brown and Fletcher Pratt, formed at Mills College in 2015, moves in oblique tandem as if entangled by quantum gravity, warping as they traverse the topographic lines of an astral soundmap that had been silent until trodden, undetectable until woven into their singular sound tapestry. Hypnotic warp stitches pulsating weft, snaring nameless specimens in its drift. Quit your squirming, float your ineffable mind into the cosmic net and join the menagerie of Map Collection.
https://fletcherpratt.bandcamp.com/album/map-collection-s-t  More...
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Wed 8/09 9:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
The Ivy Room Improv/Noise Hootennany presents side one of Myles Boisen's Ornettology, the portable big band with a 5-year history of interpreting the music of alto saxophonist Ornette Coleman. Featuring Steve Adams (sax), Vijay Anderson (drums), Myles Boisen (guitar), John Finkbeiner (guitar), Phillip Greenlief (sax), Darren Johnston (trumpet), Lisa Mezzacappa (bass) and an Ushi-matsuri Ritual celebrating the day Richard Nixon left office.  More...
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Thursday, August 10
Thu 8/10 6:00 PM ProArts Gallery [150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612]
Music and Ecology: An Evening of Performance and Discussion
Please join us for this event that aims to bring people together to learn from, awaken, and influence one another. Throughout the evening there will be performances by musicians working at the intersection of sound, the arts, and ecology. A panel discussion exploring collaborative opportunity and possibility will be at the center of the eve, featuring several of the night’s performers in conversation with ecological restoration practitioners, scientists and artists.

Musical performances by Cheryl E. Leonard, Jorge Bachmann, The Kristina Dutton/Kanoko Nishi-Smith/Adria Otte Trio, and Secret Drum Band. Panelists include artist Elise Brewster, ecologist Ed West and the San Francisco Estuary’s cartographer Ruth Askevold.  More...
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Thu 8/10 6:30 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza (around the corner from Awaken Cafe) Oakland, CA 94612]
Music and Ecology. Musical performances by Cheryl E. Leonard, Jorge Bachmann, The Dutton/Nishi-Smith/Otte Trio, and Secret Drum Band. Panelists include artist Elise Brewster, ecologist Ed West, the San Francisco Estuary’s cartographer Ruth Askevold, and conservation biologist Dr. Claire Kremen.  More...
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Thu 8/10 7:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Grex, ShimaMusic (LA), VOCO, Scott Quay

An evening of explosive song and exquisite surrealism at Oakland’s Temescal Arts Center: Oakland art rock band Grex (Karl Evangelista, Rei Scampavia) presents a program of ecstatic song and majestic, free jazz-inflected noise, joined by cinematic rock maestros VOCO and a rare solo set from powerhouse vocalist Scott Quay. ShimaMusic visits from LA, offering a set of lilting, deconstructed doom metal.  More...
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Thu 8/10 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Theo Padouvas cornet, Cory Wright clarinet
9pm Gabriella Yi Wen (guqin & computer)
Nina Lavelle (cello)
J. Juliet Weight (violin)  More...
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Friday, August 11
Saturday, August 12
Sat 8/12 11:00 AM Fairmont San Jose [170 South Market Street, San Jose, CA]
The Neo Jazz Men, featuring Charles "The Xman" Xavier and Clifford “CB3” Brown III. Expect the unexpected from abstract and augmented voicings created through electronica, percussion and trumpet.  More...
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Sat 8/12 12:00 PM Noisebridge Hackerspace [2169 Mission St SF]
G|O|D|W|A|F|F|L|E||N|O|I|S|E||P|A|N|C|A|K|E|S

Hora Flora---------The Zero Collective (L.A.)---------Dr. Xiin (Bejing)---------Horseflesh------
Foreskin Shashimi in Paradise-------Foot SOS

Experimental sounds, gourmet vegan pancakes ----Noon until 2pm SHARP.  More...
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Sat 8/12 4:00 PM Fairmont San Jose [170 South Market Street, San Jose, CA]
The Neo Jazz Men, featuring Charles "The Xman" Xavier and Clifford “CB3” Brown III. Expect the unexpected from abstract and augmented voicings created through electronica, percussion and trumpet.  More...
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Sat 8/12 7:00 PM Mission Dolores Basilica [3321 16th St., San Francisco CA 94114]
SUMMER OF LOVE, San Francisco Lyric Chorus will perform choral music by Eric Whitacre, Eriks Esenvalds, Ola Gjeilo and Verdi at Mission Dolores Basilica on Saturday, Aug 12 at 7pm and Sunday, Aug 13 at 5pm.  More...
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Sat 8/12 8:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704]
Jenny Maybee’s “eloquent and heart stopping” piano playing and vocals have been hailed as “expertly balanced,” with her voice described as “exquisite” and “in the same league” as Billie Holiday, and her piano stylings compared to Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner, and Cecil Taylor. Jenny’s trio, featuring Shimpei Ogawa (bass) and Hamir Atwal (drums), will bring an evening of innovative music to The Back Room. Rooted in the jazz and classical traditions, yet always breaking new ground, the trio will present original compositions and arrangements of favorite jazz standards.  More...
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Sat 8/12 8:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza (around the corner from Awaken Cafe) Oakland, CA 94612]
Pro Arts presents a night of three contemporary experimental music duos at the top of their game: Ahleuchatistas, touring from North Carolina, and locals, IMA and Voicehandler.  More...
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Sunday, August 13
Sun 8/13 11:00 AM San Jose Museum of Art [110 S. Market, San Jose, CA]
The Neo Jazz Men, featuring Charles "The Xman" Xavier and Clifford “CB3” Brown III will perform new electronica arrangements of jazz standards and original compositions. Regarded for their high level of creativity and new interpretations, the pieces from this series are influenced by Chick Corea, Miles Davis and Keith Jarrett. Expect the unexpected from abstract and augmented voicings created through electronics, percussion and trumpet.  More...
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Sun 8/13 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Guillermo Galindo & Lisa Sangita Moskow

Guillermo Galindo, guitar & electronics; Lisa Sangita Moskow, electric sarod
with special guests Steve Devas, percussion; Jack Foley, poet, and more!  More...
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Sun 8/13 4:00 PM caffe frascati [315 South First Street, San Jose, CA]
No cover or admission for this free music sponsored by the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest. The Neo Jazz Men, featuring Charles Xavier "The Xman" and Clifford Brown III “CB3,” two Bay Area musicians together again with experimental arrangements of acoustic drums, electronica and the clear, sheer tones of the trumpet.  More...
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Sun 8/13 5:00 PM Mission Dolores Basilica [3321 16th Street at Dolores, San Francisco]
San Francisco Lyric Chorus SUMMER OF LIGHT concert at Mission Dolores www.sflc.org

PROGRAM
Eric Whitacre Sainte-Chapelle • Glow • Lux Nova

Ola Gjeilo Northern Lights • The Ground

Eriks Esenvalds Stars

Giuseppe Verdi Four Sacred Pieces  More...
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Monday, August 14
Mon 8/14 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
Our August show will feature sounds by the Lincoln, NE / San Francisco trio Drame, Headboggle and Ze Bib!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1933829403541728  More...
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Mon 8/14 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Beauty School + Footsos

BEAUTY SCHOOL
Matt Chandler: electric bass
Tom Djll: trumpet/ modular synth
Jacob Felix Heule: drums

FOOTSOS
Angela Roberts
Dianne Lynn
Theresa Currie  More...
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Wednesday, August 16
Wed 8/16 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Thea Farhadian and Tim Perkis/Carter Scholz Duo

Thea Farhadian will present her solo work for violin and interactive electronics. Structures from her album, Tectonic Shifts (released Nov. 2016), and further improvisations in a similar direction will be explored in tonight’s performance. Tim Perkis (electronics) and Carter Scholz (piano, electronics) will present a set of improvisations and collective compositions coming out of their decade-long collaboration.  More...
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Thursday, August 17
Thu 8/17 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm TD Skatchit (Tom Nunn & David Michalak - skatchboxes) with Polly Moller (bass flute) and Doug Carroll (cello)
8:40 pm Bad Luck (Seattle)
Neil Welch tenor saxophone/electronics, Chris Icasiano - drums
9:20 pm Ignition Duo
Ramon Fermin and David Gonzales - guitars

“Bad Luck bears down on you like a cyclone of fire” -The Stranger Magazine..."fearless, raw improvisations" -Seattle Times  More...
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Thu 8/17 10:00 PM KFJC 89.7 and kfjc.org [Foothill College Campus Los Altos Hills, Calif radio: 89.7 internet: www.kfjc.org]
DIPW Quartet (Tom Djll, Matt Ingalls, Tim Perkis, Scott Walton) maestros of electronic and acoustic sounds ( clarinet, violin and much else) bend the airwaves live in the KFJC PIT. LIsten in and watch live from the live cam at www.kfjc.org or 89.7 FM.  More...
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Friday, August 18
Fri 8/18 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Drum Dialogues: Jim Santi Owen and Sameer Gupta

Jim Santi Owen and Sameer Gupta represent diverse backgrounds in multiple percussion traditions including North and South Indian classical percussion, Jazz, and New Music. Owen and Gupta, along with special guests, will a present an evening of duet and solo percussion compositions and improvisations on tabla, kanjira, morsing, thavil, drumset, and other percussion.  More...
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Fri 8/18 8:00 PM VAMP music • art • consignment [331 19th Street Oakland]
OFJS & VAMP present Ben Westfall & Friends  More...
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Saturday, August 19
Sat 8/19 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Michael Goldberg & Henry Kaiser  More...
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Sat 8/19 7:00 PM Chalaca Annexo [428 Third St. (@Broadway) Oakland, CA 94607]
Celebrate the Bay Area’s own rich Latin Jazz heritage with habanero-hot flavors of Afro-Cuban Jazz as Steve McQuarry presents Tribu August 19th from 7-10 pm at Chalaca Annexo located at 428 Third Street (@Broadway) in Oakland.  More...
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Sat 8/19 8:30 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Free on Our Outdoor Screen!

Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Refreshments available.

The spectacular, one-of-a-kind musical Passing Strange was developed and premiered at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and went on to be a Broadway hit, winning multiple awards including a Tony. Spike Lee captured the show on film, retaining its energy while also taking us behind the scenes. The semi-autobiographical story of a young black man's coming of age was conceived and composed by rock musician Stew, who narrates and directs the show. Hilton Als wrote of the musical, "Passing Strange is a brilliant work about migration—a geographical migration but also its hero’s migration beyond the tenets of 'blackness' and toward selfhood." For Roger Ebert, “This is not a traditional feature, but it's one of Spike Lee's best films."  More...
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Sunday, August 20
Sun 8/20 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Shen-Wen Duo
Sophia Shen - pipa; Gabby Wen - guqin
8:30pm Noertker's Moxie
Annelise Zamula - alto sax, flute; Masaru Koga - tenor sax, flute; Bill Noertker - contrabass; Jason Levis - drums  More...
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Sun 8/20 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation 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. Audience & participants encouraged to donate some cash for space rental. Over by 10pm.  More...
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Sun 8/20 8:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
MAYBE MONDAY: Fred Frith (guitars, effects, etc.) / Miya Masaoka (Dan Bao, electronics) / Larry Ochs (saxophones).

IMPROVISED MUSIC AT ITS MOST SUBLIME. Etherial. Mesmerizing….  More...
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Sun 8/20 8:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza (around the corner from Awaken Cafe) Oakland, CA 94612]
An evening of short sets by musicians incorporating electronics in unique and innovative ways with percussion, violin, and voice. Matt Weston, Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase, Bran(...)Pos, Christina Stanley  More...
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Monday, August 21
Mon 8/21 9:00 AM Exploratorium [Pier 15 Embarcadero at Green St SF]
Total Solar Eclipse Sonification 9:15-12:15 am featuring Kronos Quartet
Live video from a telescope array in Caspar, Wyoming, with a computer sonification.
Kronos Quartet joins the live score at 10:30 am (for 30 minutes.)
live at the Exploratorium, in the Kanbar Forum!

Sonification Starts: 9:15am PDT
Kronos Quartet Live: 10:30am PDT (to 11:00am)
Sonification Ends: 12:15pm PDT

https://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse  More...
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Mon 8/21 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Honor Monaco & Joel Nelson Duo + Joel Nelson & Friends

A revolving group of close collaborators exploring the compositional and improvised music of Joel Nelson. The music, in constant flux, rarely settles into one singular direction as the rotation of musicians (or "players") and new ideas invariably shift.  More...
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Tuesday, August 22
Tue 8/22 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Karl Evangelista's Kaibigan Quartet & Nathan Clevenger Group  More...
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Tue 8/22 8:00 PM Hotel Utah [500 Fourth Street @Bryant SF]
Inner Ear Brigade, Inward Creature, Cabbagehead  More...
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Wednesday, August 23
Wed 8/23 7:45 PM The Bindery [1727 Haight Street]
Henry Kaiser, Neha Spellfish, Drought Spa, Filthmilk

Henry Kaiser
With a mind as wide and grin as cracked as an ice cap, Henry Kaiser doesn't try to be an iconoclast; it's just categories themselves failing to encompass his strange fascinations and unrestrained expression.
http://www.henrykaiserguitar.com

Neha Spellfish (Oakland/Madrid)
With low frequency waves washing up on a beach of dark noise ambience, Neha Spellfish delves into the shared space of interspecies communication and paramnesia, invoking the spectral measure of waking consciousness and noospheric cognition.
https://soundcloud.com/spellfish

Drought Spa
The boundary splitting duo of Alex Cruse and Kevin Ck Lo infuses the inhuman digital with intuition, combining randomized interactions of layers and language until all patterns implode only to reconfigure as breathing rubble.
http://www.blunderbussmag.com/virus-in-paradise/

Filthmilk
For seventeen years, the sideways smile of Filthmilk's Erich Fendler has tilted the earth on which San Francisco live music slips and slides.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnDiWpC6-JU  More...
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Wed 8/23 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Danish pianist Søren Kjaergaard performs solo piano improvisations from an ongoing artistic research project that looks into solo performance as an expressive format for multi-layered and multi-directional improvisation. As a pianist and improviser Søren Kjærgaard is engaged in how one can open a field of possibilities within the natural limitations of the solo format and the core relation: Player – Piano.
Chris Brown opens with a performance of his 2003 improvisational work "Retrospectacles", for piano and interactive electronic signal processing.  More...
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Thursday, August 24
Thu 8/24 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Fistortion
Brian Pedersen-sax, Jay Korber-drums, Greg Gorlen-electronics
8:40 pm New Olduvai Trio (Philadelphia powerhouse freejazz)
Elliott Levin- words/reeds, Tom Rollison- guitar, Mogauwane Mahlole- percussion
9:20 pm Blood Oath - (a noise-metal saxophone-drum duo from Los Angeles)
Ulrich Krieger/Josh Carro  More...
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Friday, August 25
Fri 8/25 8:00 PM Artists' Television Access [992 Valencia SF]
Dina Maccabee: San Francisco Solo CD Release!  More...
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Saturday, August 26
Sat 8/26 2:00 PM Alley Cat Bookshop [3036 24th St San Francisco, CA 94110]
Del Sol String Quartet

Alley Cat Bookshop Album Release Event (San Francisco) Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Del Sol performs selections from their latest album “Dark Queen Mantra”, featuring music of Terry Riley, with some discussions and album signing.

with composer Luciano Chessa as moderator  More...
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Sat 8/26 7:00 PM Chalaca Annexo [428 Third St. @ Broadway Oakland, CA 94607]
Celebrate the Bay Area’s own rich Latin Jazz heritage with habanero-hot flavors of Afro-Cuban Jazz as Steve McQuarry presents Tribu August 19th from 7-10 pm at Chalaca Annexo located at 428 Third Street (@Broadway) in Oakland.  More...
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Sat 8/26 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Alone/Not Alone #1 – Marian Yang, violin and electronics

“Alone/Not Alone”, a concert series by curator Emma Logan, explores the performer’s role in a sonic world created between acoustic and electronic elements. Part one of the series features the talented Bay Area violinist Marian Yang, performing works for violin and electronics by living women composers.  More...
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Sunday, August 27
Sun 8/27 4:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Soundsmiths 2017

The third annual Window Gallery fundraiser!!!! Celebrate the Bay Area instrument inventing community, with an auction, food and beverage, and special performances.  More...
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Monday, August 28
Mon 8/28 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Sven Edward Olbash, baritone & Kevin Korth, piano: The New Music

Baritone Sven Edward Olbash and pianist Kevin Korth present a recital of songs and arias by Caccini, Monteverdi, and Benjamin Britten as a benefit for Lacuna Arts, a 501(c)3 nonprofit choral music organization in San Francisco  More...
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Mon 8/28 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS: Noiseature + Wen/Kipperman Duo  More...
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Wednesday, August 30
Wed 8/30 4:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Film screening of The General with live music  More...
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Thursday, August 31
Thu 8/31 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15: Skullkrusher (Philip Everett - electronics)
8:45: Collin McKelvey (electronics)
9:30: audre (Jorge Bachmann & Michael Gendreau - electronics)  More...
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Sunday, September 3
Sun 9/03 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
LIVE MUSIC! Dolphin Midwives / Institute for Creative Dying / Voicehandler  More...
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Monday, September 4
Mon 9/04 7:30 PM The Make-Out Room [3225 22nd Street & Mission San Francisco]
The MONDAY MAKE-OUT ~ The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz & improvised music ~ duoB + Aaron Novik's Berlin Suite + EGW  More...
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Mon 9/04 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS: MKAT Ensemble + Jamieson/Peoples Duo - Ancestors Groan  More...
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Wednesday, September 6
Wed 9/06 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Full: Ritual

Programmed by Land and Sea

Local author Cedar Sigo performs a reading among altars, colored lights, and descending tones. Voicehandler (Jacob Felix Heule and Danishta Rivero) play intuitive, incantatory music grounded in the human voice and percussion, but juxtaposed with contemporary, disembodied electronics. And New York–based performance artist Frank Haines brings us his trademark magical musical montage.  More...
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Wed 9/06 9:30 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
La Musa, Daniel Meyer & Ze Bib!  More...
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Thursday, September 7
Thu 9/07 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Opening Reception: shiver me timbres

Phil Dadson's sonic objects and instruments from the occupation of Building 961 during summer 2016 while Phil Dadson was a resident at Headlands Centre for the Arts, Sausalito. 6pm doors, 7pm brief talk and demonstration with the artist.  More...
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Thu 9/07 6:45 PM The Contemporary Jewish Museum [736 Mission St SF]
Modern Jewish Minimalists: The William Winant Percussion Group Performs Steve Reich
In conjunction with The 613 by Archie Rand, contemporary classical musicians perform works by twentieth-century Jewish minimalist composers. The concerts take place in the galleries among the painting. The William Winant Percussion Group performs Steve Reich's "Pieces of Wood," "Marimba Phase," and an excerpt of "Drumming."  More...
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Thu 9/07 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
TAC presents Sahba Sizdahkani solo (Santour, Percussion) - and duo with Phillip Greenlief (reeds) http://www.sahbasizdahkhani.com/  More...
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Friday, September 8
Fri 9/08 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Jenny Scheinman and Myra Melford
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab  More...
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Fri 9/08 7:00 PM Diesel Bookstore [5433 College Ave Oakland, CA 94618]
Del Sol String Quartet

Del Sol performs selections from their latest album “Dark Queen Mantra”, with some discussions and album signing.

with musicologist Derek Katz as moderator  More...
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Fri 9/08 7:00 PM De Young Museum - Wilsey Court [Golden Gate Park 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive San Francisco, CA 94118]
Roscoe Mitchell x Number 197

This special performance will pair the orchestral works of Roscoe Mitchell with Leonardo Drew’s site-specific installation Number 197 as backdrop, engaging similar ideas of the interplay between structure and improvisation in composition. An iconoclastic figure in contemporary music whose work ranges from classical to contemporary, from wild and forceful free jazz to ornate chamber music, Mitchell is an internationally renowned musician, composer, and innovator dubbed one of the most important musicians in jazz by The New York Times.

Roscoe Mitchell has assembled a 34-piece orchestra comprised of local musicians, many colleagues and former students of his from Mills College, including James Fei and William Winant. Also joining Mr. Mitchell will be guest soloist Thomas Buckner, baritone, and Giovanni Trovalusci on flute and bass flute. The orchestra will perform works from his newly-devised, groundbreaking series Conversations for Orchestra, conducted by Steed Cowart. Selections from the series have been performed world-over, with premieres in New York City as well as Iceland, Scotland, and Italy. This event will mark the first time any of this music has been performed in the Bay Area, and inaugurates a new stream of contemporary performance programming at the de Young.  More...
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Saturday, September 9
Sat 9/09 12:00 PM Noisebridge Hackerspace [2169 Mission St SF]
G|O|D|W|A|F|F|L|E||N|O|I|S|E||P|A|N|C|A|K|E|S
September 9---Saturday
Noon until 2pm SHARP!

R K Faulhber---------------Mod Life Crisis-------Ape Parts-------
---Kevin Lo----------Wooly Mari's Guillotine  More...
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Sat 9/09 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
Wooden Fish Ensemble plays Hyo-shin Na's Music
Sat Sep 9, 2017
Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts
3:00 PM
$15 - $20  More...
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Sat 9/09 4:00 PM River Bank [332 Georgia Street, Vallejo CA 94590]
David Dunn, Cheryl E. Leonard, Jen Boyd, Jorge Bachmann and Kevin Corcoran

Re:Sound is part of the 2017 Visions of the Wild Festival. The theme of this year’s festival is Changing Landscapes. Artists will engage with ecological change through sound, multimedia performance, and lecture.  More...
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Sat 9/09 4:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Reception for San Francisco Electronic Music Festival  More...
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Sat 9/09 7:30 PM COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND ARTS [Tateuchi Hall, Mountain View Community School, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View, CA]
Sarah Cahill

Sarah returns to CSMA for another performance of recent and rarely performed music by American composers, including George Lewis, Ann Southam, Terry Riley, Meredith Monk, Ingram Marshall, Paul Dresher, and Ruth Crawford.  More...
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Sat 9/09 7:30 PM Fifth Street Farms [Berkeley]
rob reich Quartet

On September 9, rob reich will be appearing at Fifth Street Farms in Berkeley with his quartet, featuring Ben Goldberg (clarinet), Schuyler Karr (bass) and Scott Amendola (drums).

Doors at 7p, music at 7:30p
$20 cash at the door — all proceeds go to the musicians.

Reservations are REQUIRED to ensure your seat.
510-525-9248 or fifthstfarms@gmail.com  More...
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Sat 9/09 8:00 PM Brava Theater [2781 24th St San Francisco]
San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Night 2:

JH1.FS3 (Puce Mary / Liebestod) http://idealism.bigcartel.com/product/jh1-fs3-loyalty-lp-pre-order
Kaori Suzuki https://kaorisuzuki.bandcamp.com
Dax Pierson https://soundcloud.com/dax-pierson  More...
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Sat 9/09 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Hastings, Mayock, and Smith: Textural Resonance

Textural Resonance features three artists (John P. Hastings, Ben Mayock, and Andrew C. Smith) utilizing text as the focus of their musical works. The performances explore the anthropocene, semantics, and guestbooks via the deconstruction of language and the operatic tradition.  More...
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Sat 9/09 9:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
In Too Deep is a new monthly curated by electronic music duo KYN (Josh Casey & Yari Bundy) in association with Studio Grand. Occurring every 2nd Saturday, the series will feature local artists specializing in the darker side of experimental dance music. Incorporating Bay Area experimental traditions and the sounds of Berlin’s underground dance scene, In Too Deep seeks to create a space for those left wanting more from the current sound of commercialized electronic music, and to present an audiovisual landscape incorporating rhythm, noise, and atmosphere.  More...
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Sunday, September 10
Sun 9/10 3:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
"KOTO PLUS ONE" Hyo-shin Na's Music Shoko Hikage, koto/bass koto, Yuki Yasuda, koto/bass koto & Thomas Schultz, piano  More...
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Sun 9/10 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Ensemble Ari

Jean Ahn’s Archimedes’ Principle plus works by Bartók, Dohnányi, and Schumann.  More...
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Sun 9/10 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 pm Bari Blaster Meets the Moe!strator
Jon Raskin - saxophones, Moe! Staiano - percussion
8:30 pm Lords of Outland
Philip Everett - drums, percussion, electronic autoharp, Ray Schaeffer - electric basses
Rent Romus - alto, soprano, c-melody saxophones
Unhinged free improvisation to thematic compositional suites inspired by abstract and socio-political poetry, science fiction, horror, and fantasy.  More...
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Sun 9/10 8:00 PM SFEMF [Brava Theater, 2781 24th Street SF]
SFEMF, Night 3:

Suzanne Ciani http://sevwave.com/
Beast Nest https://beastnest.bandcamp.com/
Waxy Tomb http://soundcloud.com/waxy-tomb  More...
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Monday, September 11
Mon 9/11 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS: Jakob Pek Solo + Annie May Willis Solo  More...
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Tuesday, September 12
Tue 9/12 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
Sung Kim/Brian Pedersen Duo
Robert Lopez (percussion) w/Deborah Karp and Megan Nicely (dancers)
Robin Hiroko Walsh solo  More...
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