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08/14/2017 - 09/27/2017

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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Wednesday, September 13
Wed 9/13 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
Our September show will feature sounds by S.F. Skatchbox duo T.D. Skatchit featuring Bruce Ackley of ROVA and Aurora Josephson. Later in the evening Kristina Dutton and Majel Connery will be performing new works for violin and voice.
https://www.facebook.com/events/112764892729594  More...
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Wed 9/13 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Carl Ludwig Hübsch (tuba)
with
Gino Robair (percutronics)
Chris Brown (kbd)
Tim Perkis (electronics)  More...
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Wed 9/13 9:30 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Ornettology Side Two  More...
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Thursday, September 14
Thu 9/14 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Seiyoung Jang - Electronics
9pm: Kim Nucci - Electronics  More...
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Thu 9/14 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Sporegloss Bug Train Xenophoria

For the SonicLAB ((8)) Gray Area event, artists Porpentine Charity Heartscape, Neotenomie, and Rook will summon a dimensional portal to a xenoplastic ecosystem.  More...
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Friday, September 15
Fri 9/15 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Timothy Johnson: Solo Piano

Timothy Johnson composes patterned based compositions for piano that are mixes impressionism with minimalism. He will be performing pieces from his last album as well as new unreleased works.  More...
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Fri 9/15 7:00 PM Presidio Officer's Club [50 Moraga Ave SF]
Farallon Quintet

The Farallon Quintet, founded in the summer of 2012, is a dynamic Bay Area ensemble and the only professional chamber music group focused exclusively on the clarinet quintet string quartet plus clarinet repertoire. In addition to playing the classics, the quintet seeks to perform rarely heard works, innovative arrangements, and new music by living composers.  More...
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Fri 9/15 7:30 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
A human improviser, Ken Ueno, meets a machine improviser in live performance. After encountering this strange double of human musical interaction in live performance, the human improviser is invited to discuss their experience of engaging with a musician made from computing machinery. How did the machine compare to a human player? In what ways did it satisfy human expectations? In what ways did it fail? In what ways did it succeed? And in what ways does its playing resemble, for better or worse, how human improvisers get along with one another?

Opening set by the great Chicago cellist, Fred Lonberg-Holm.  More...
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Fri 9/15 7:30 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
“Music is our refuge,” says a student at the Sainte Trinité Music School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. “With music . . . we feel we are in another world, far from troubles.” Owsley Brown’s vibrant documentary recognizes the troubles but celebrates the refuge, testifying to the role that music can play in creating community and sustaining hope under the most difficult of circumstances. Shot in Port-au-Prince over a period of years both before and after the 2010 earthquake that killed hundreds of thousands and reduced much of the city to rubble, Serenade for Haiti finds a locus of continuity at Sainte Trinité, which has been training young people in classical European and Haitian musical traditions since the 1950s. Replete with vivid images and sounds, the film focuses on interviews with students—most of them poor, some orphaned by political violence—and their teachers, many former students themselves. All speak eloquently about how the discipline of music has helped them discover their own voices and value in the world. After the quake, with the school’s stately white buildings in ruins, lessons and practice continue outdoors, maintaining a rhythm of resilience. In one teacher’s words, “The country is destroyed. All the buildings are destroyed. Music must go on. Life goes on.”  More...
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Fri 9/15 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Annual Darius Milhaud concert with Kate Campbell and Amy Zanrosso performing two piano music by Milhaud, Stravinsky, Tailleferre, Rzewski, and Cage.  More...
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Saturday, September 16
Sat 9/16 6:30 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Music composed by the American expatriate polymath Paul Bowles will be performed by Irene Herrmann, pianist and curator of the Bowles music estate, with soprano Sheila Willey. Songs feature texts by Bowles’s friends William Saroyan, Gertrude Stein, and Tennessee Williams. Owsley Brown’s documentary Night Waltz: The Music of Paul Bowles screens in the Barbro Osher Theater after the performance.  More...
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Sat 9/16 7:30 PM south Berkeley community church [Fairview at Ellis, Berkeley Two blocks from Ashby BART]
Music for string trio and clarinet duets by Dan Plonsey. Masha Albrecht, violin; Sarah Willner, Iola; Mary Artmann, cello; Cory Wright and Plonsey, clarinets. Approximately 90 minutes. Eastern European South Asian Schubert .  More...
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Sunday, September 17
Sun 9/17 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Thomas Schultz

Pianist Thomas Schultz performs works by Franz Schubert and Hyo-shin Na.  More...
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Sun 9/17 4:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Music Makes a City begins with news reports of the near-total devastation of Louisville, Kentucky, in the winter of 1937, when the Ohio River flooded 70 percent of the city. In an effort to rebuild the city’s spirit, visionary Mayor Charles Farnsley and conductor Robert Whitney established the Louisville Orchestra, which would become a renowned international center for commissioning and recording works by living composers (Elliot Carter, Chou Wen-chung, and Lukas Foss among them). With its beautiful location cinematography by Marcel Cabrera and its careful attention to sound and orchestration, this film, like the others in Brown’s music trilogy, deserves be seen—and heard—in BAMPFA’s Barbro Osher Theater.  More...
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Sun 9/17 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Portato Portato: Feldman, Andriessen, Lane, Myers

Bay Area chamber trio Portato Portato present works by Morton Feldman, Louis Andriessen, and debuts new works by member-composers Jacob Lane (piano) and Jon Myers (percussion), with Michelle Lee (flutes).  More...
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Sun 9/17 7:30 PM First Presbyterian Church San Anselmo [72 Kensington Rd San Anselmo, CA 94960]
ECHO Chamber Orchestra presents Motion and Stillness: J.S. Bach: Concerto in E major, Daniel Lewin violin soloist; Erik Satie: Three Gymnopedies; F. J. Haydn: Symphony No. 88 and Maurice Ravel: Fanfare from L’éventail de Jeanne.
Sunday, September 17th at 7:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo, 94960
Suggested donation $20
Info 415-300-7962 https://www.echorchestra.com/  More...
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Sun 9/17 8:00 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
ROVA Meets Ghost In The House with Kinji Hayashi

ROVA will feature new works.
ROVA is Jon Raskin, Bruce Ackley, Larry Ochs and Steve Adams

Ghost In The House - will feature music from their new CD Second Sight as well as early and new work.Ghost In The House is Kyle Bruckmann – double reeds, David Michalak – lap steel, Karen Stackpole – percussion, gongs, Tom Nunn – inventions, Polly Moller – bass flute, John Ingle – saxophones, Dean Santomieri - voice and guests Cindy Webster - saw and Kinji Hayashi – dance  More...
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Monday, September 18
Mon 9/18 8:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St San Francisco]
(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Peter Brötzmann / Donald Robinson Duo  More...
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Mon 9/18 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Kyoko Kawamura

An evening of traditional and contemporary works for koto and voice performed by Kyoko Kawamura.  More...
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Mon 9/18 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS: Flavor Profile + Secret Sidewalk  More...
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Tuesday, September 19
Tue 9/19 8:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Jordan Glenn with Strings + Hunter Gather  More...
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Wednesday, September 20
Wed 9/20 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
GOGO PENGUIN, SEP 20 - SEP 21, 7:00pm, 8:30pm, Joe Henderson Lab
The piano trio has been one of the most durable, beloved, and flexible formats in jazz history, evoking illustrious names like Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, and Ahmad Jamal, among others. Manchester-based GoGo Penguin turns this most venerable jazz construct on its ear, infusing direct influences from contemporary electronic music and modern classical concepts into their singular ensemble approach.  More...
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Wed 9/20 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Brooklyn Raga Massive: Raga Jazz Messengers

The Raga Jazz Messengers (along with Special Local Guest collaborators) features a dynamic lineup of NYCs finest improvisers whose music bridges the cultural heritage of South Asia and America. From the American Jazz songbook to Indian Classical Music, their original compositions draw on these melodic, harmonic and rhythmic traditions, which gives the Raga Jazz Messengers a propulsive swinging pocket as well as a lush melodic beauty.  More...
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Wed 9/20 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight Street SF]
curatorial takeover of the Peacock Lounge by Dania Stacian!! featuring....

LEXAGON, WOE, FAMOUS TECHNO, TYPE-B
Wed, Sept 20 at The Peacock Lounge 552 Haight, SF
$5 Doors 7:45pm, bands 8-10:30pm, 21+  More...
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Thursday, September 21
Thu 9/21 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
GOGO PENGUIN, SEP 20 - SEP 21, 7:00pm, 8:30pm, Joe Henderson Lab
The piano trio has been one of the most durable, beloved, and flexible formats in jazz history, evoking illustrious names like Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, and Ahmad Jamal, among others. Manchester-based GoGo Penguin turns this most venerable jazz construct on its ear, infusing direct influences from contemporary electronic music and modern classical concepts into their singular ensemble approach.  More...
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Thu 9/21 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Suspended Belief: Nine Films from Northern California

A selection of films (all created in Northern California 1966–2016) reflecting direct physical engagement with the tools of cinematic expression and a turn toward intimacy, introspection and anti-linguistic exploration. Includes films by Malic Amalya, Bruce Baillie, Nathaniel Dorsky, Will Hindle, J.M. Martinéz, Gunvor Nelson, Vanessa O’Neill, Ken Paul Rosenthal and Karly Stark.  More...
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Thu 9/21 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00pm: Cruel Diagonals - unsettling, ethereal music
9:00pm: Modify - abrasive ambience from Minnesota  More...
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Friday, September 22
Fri 9/22 7:00 PM Conservatory of Flowers [Golden Gate Park San Francisco]
Long toning in the Long Tone Choir, which convenes as part of Dan Gottwald’s curation of a tunnel in Golden Gate Park leading to the Friday evening illumination of the san Francisco Conservatory of Flowers.

Dwell, interact, and immerse yourself.  More...
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Fri 9/22 8:00 PM The Sound Room [2147 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612]
Ian Carey's WOOD/METAL/PLASTIC (Premiere): With Ian Carey, trumpet & compositions; Kasey Knudsen, alto saxophone; Lisa Mezzacappa, bass; Alisa Rose and Mia Bella D'Augelli, violins; Jessica Ivry, cello; and Jon Arkin, drums  More...
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Fri 9/22 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
A celebration of the amazing history of the Center for Contemporary Music. Concerts feature compositions and performances by CCM graduates and faculty chosen from each decade of its existence. (Concert #1)  More...
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Saturday, September 23
Sat 9/23 4:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Steamboat Bill, Jr. with live music!  More...
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Sat 9/23 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
TIM BERNE’S SNAKEOIL, SATURDAY, SEP 23, 7:30PM, 9:00PM, Joe Henderson Lab
Since Tim Berne first emerged on New York’s roiling Downtown scene in the late 1970s the alto saxophonist has created one galvanizing ensemble after another. In recent years his primary vehicle has been Snakeoil, introduced on an acclaimed self-named 2012 quartet session for ECM.  More...
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Sat 9/23 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
A celebration of the amazing history of the Center for Contemporary Music. Concerts feature compositions and performances by CCM graduates and faculty chosen from each decade of its existence. (Concert #2)  More...
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Sat 9/23 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Eric Glick Rieman w/ Knitting Ensemble

Eric Glick Rieman works with composition in an area that embraces graphic scores and more traditional techniques in the Experimental Music continuum. To make the patterns of his scores, he has worked with animals such as snails and cats. He also just makes stuff up.  More...
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Sat 9/23 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Sam Ashley / John Krausbauer  More...
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Sunday, September 24
Sun 9/24 12:00 PM The War Memorial Veterans Building [401 Van Ness Ave SF]
Join us for the 10th anniversary of SF Music Day, the Bay Area’s free homegrown music festival in downtown San Francisco, presented by InterMusic SF. SF Music Day celebrates the diverse and dynamic music of our region, from string quartets to jazz combos, new music pioneers to chamber groups steeped in the sounds of Brazil, India, Argentina, and the Philippines. With repertoire that spans inventive new works and timeless classics, ensembles that range in size from duo to big band, and fresh young talents sharing the stage with seasoned veterans, SF Music Day presents a kaleidoscopic vision of Bay Area music making. Come with open ears, to experience all that our vibrant music community has to offer.  More...
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Sun 9/24 12:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Phonochrome: Banned Books Solidarity Concert

Join Phonochrome for Sunday coffee and a musical exploration of censorship in solidarity with Banned Books Week. This thoughtful and creative program features works by notably blacklisted artists Aaron Copland and Dorothy Parker, controversial songs made famous by Billie Holiday and Maya Angelou, and music inspired by banned literature such as Alice in Wonderland and Pierre Louys' sensual Chansons de Bilitis, among others. Post-concert book reception by The Green Arcade.  More...
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Sun 9/24 3:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
“Music is our refuge,” says a student at the Sainte Trinité Music School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. “With music . . . we feel we are in another world, far from troubles.” Owsley Brown’s vibrant documentary recognizes the troubles but celebrates the refuge, testifying to the role that music can play in creating community and sustaining hope under the most difficult of circumstances. Shot in Port-au-Prince over a period of years both before and after the 2010 earthquake that killed hundreds of thousands and reduced much of the city to rubble, Serenade for Haiti finds a locus of continuity at Sainte Trinité, which has been training young people in classical European and Haitian musical traditions since the 1950s. Replete with vivid images and sounds, the film focuses on interviews with students—most of them poor, some orphaned by political violence—and their teachers, many former students themselves. All speak eloquently about how the discipline of music has helped them discover their own voices and value in the world. After the quake, with the school’s stately white buildings in ruins, lessons and practice continue outdoors, maintaining a rhythm of resilience. In one teacher’s words, “The country is destroyed. All the buildings are destroyed. Music must go on. Life goes on.”  More...
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Sun 9/24 4:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
A celebration of the amazing history of the Center for Contemporary Music. Concerts feature compositions and performances by CCM graduates and faculty chosen from each decade of its existence. (Concert #3)  More...
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Sun 9/24 5:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Stranded presents: Grouper / Sarah Davachi

Stranded presents: Grouper / Sarah Davachi

To celebrate Stranded's 5th anniversary, we're excited to present two great artists Grouper and Sarah Davachi at The Lab, San Francisco. Each artist will perform individual sets for early and late shows.

Early show: Doors at 5pm / Music at 5:30
Late show: Doors at 8:30 / Music at 9pm

Tickets: https://www.strandedrecords.com/tickets
There will be a limited amount of $12 tickets available for members of The Lab, but they must be reserved in advance. Please email thelabsf@thelab.org to have your name added to either show's member list.  More...
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Sun 9/24 9:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Stranded presents: Grouper / Sarah Davachi

Stranded presents: Grouper / Sarah Davachi

To celebrate Stranded's 5th anniversary, we're excited to present two great artists Grouper and Sarah Davachi at The Lab, San Francisco. Each artist will perform individual sets for early and late shows.

Early show: Doors at 5pm / Music at 5:30
Late show: Doors at 8:30 / Music at 9pm

Tickets: https://www.strandedrecords.com/tickets
There will be a limited amount of $12 tickets available for members of The Lab, but they must be reserved in advance. Please email thelabsf@thelab.org to have your name added to either show's member list.  More...
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Monday, September 25
Mon 9/25 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Ehnahre: The Marrow, with Kyle Bruckmann and Friends

The Boston based extreme new music ensemble Ehnahre, "draws forth the extreme quality of metal but also pushes it in different directions: extreme restiveness, but also extreme stasis, extreme haziness...switching between shadowy warmth and carpet-bomb assault..." (Matthew Guirrieri, New Music Box). Currently on tour in support of The Marrow, their most adventurous record to date, the group will be appearing with core members Ryan Mcguire (vocals, contrabass), Richard Chowenhill (guitars), and Joshua Carro (percussion, electronics).  More...
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Mon 9/25 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Join us for the next installment of Oakland Freedom Jazz Society! Our weekly Monday night live music series!  More...
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Tuesday, September 26
Tue 9/26 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Composer Meetup  More...
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Wednesday, September 27
Wed 9/27 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
COLLISION STORIES is a four-piece abstract sound brigade based in San Francisco, CA.

Members: Jorge Bachmann, Bryan Day, Michael Gendreau, and Mason Jones.

Instruments may include: analog and digital synthesizers, guitar, bass, turntables, percussion, theremin, and handmade sound machines.

The four members of San Francisco's Collision Stories came together after having encountered each other over a number of years, crossing paths here and there as they wove their strands through the experimental, psychedelic, improvisational, electronics, and avant-garde scenes. Once they finally gathered and spent an evening engrossed in collective sound-making it was evident that their diverse backgrounds coalesced into something unique and intriguing.  More...
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Wed 9/27 7:45 PM The Bindery [1727 Haight Street, SF, CA]
Kit Young & Friends, Elf Ass, arc, M-KAT

Kit Young & Friends
Whenever Kit Young spins up his centrifugal fugues of light and sound, the flatness of solely digital sight and sound explode but somehow don't fly apart.
http://www.youngkit.com/videos/

Elf Ass
Like mixing bleach with ammonia, this combination of Ettrick (drum and sax duo of Jay Korber and Jacob Felix Heule) and Tralphaz (electronics onslaught of David Lim) has always been ill-advised, but when first attempted in 2006 they anticipated the invention of bath salts by nearly a decade.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn8ZENuW7TQ

arc
The presence of Tooth is something so elementally all embracing you want to kick free of soil to remain there, or wield some apparatus to perceive his form and substance clearly. But set aside your sphygmomanometers, you're body and symbolic mind have been equipped thru eons of mutation to detect and dwell within Tooth's solo project, arc. https://soundcloud.com/000arc000

M-KAT
Mqrunah, flute, alto master, Kersti Abrams, vibrational bassist Thomas Harrison, thereminist Andrew Joron, and electronicist percussionist Mark Pino convene as the avant-space improv quartet, M-KAT (nee: "Cosmists.") M-KAT unfurls the space-time tapestry stretching from the early 60s avant garde of jazz to wholly original moments of our now and our future. M-KAT will be joined by video improvisor, Ann O'Rourke!
https://archive.org/details/CosmistsLSG20161222  More...
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Wed 9/27 9:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Amendola vs. Blades vs. John Schott  More...
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