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CALENDAR

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08/25/2019 - 10/09/2019

Sunday, August 25
Sun 8/25 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Daniel Glover  More...
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Monday, August 26
Mon 8/26 8:30 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out II
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music--

Monday, 8/26, 8pm (8:30pm start)
No Cover/Donations Accepted

Set #1: Steve Blum Solo (electronic/ambient)
Set #2: Tim Bulkley Trio (modern jazz/improvisation)
Set #3: Omree Gal-oz (jazz)  More...
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Thursday, August 29
Thu 8/29 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Bill Orcutt + Sult quartet
Rob Magill solo
Car Made of Glass + Devin Nolan quintet  More...
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Thu 8/29 7:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
In connection with her participation in San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery’s side by side/in the world exhibition, Pamela Z will present “Other Rooms”, a suite of solo works for voice and electronics performed in a environment of multi-channel, interactive video at The LAB.  More...
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Thu 8/29 9:30 PM The Knockout [3223 Mission street San Francisco]
Murder Murder
Ryosuke Kiyasu (Japan)
Solo Organ
Slob  More...
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Friday, August 30
Fri 8/30 6:00 PM Et Al Gallery [620 Kearny St San Francisco, CA 94108]
Katy Cowan & Heidi Howard Closing Reception
Music performances:
Eve Essex
Cranky (Sean Keenan / Jake Parker Scott / Mitch Stahlmann)  More...
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Saturday, August 31
Sat 8/31 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Tom Hall, Scott Arford, and Jorge Bachmann  More...
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Sunday, September 1
Sun 9/01 4:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery Street SF - walking distance from glen park BART station]
bird and beckett books presents: SOCIAL STUTTER - elizabeth schenck, alto saxophone, compositions; kasey knudsen, alto saxophone; phillip greenlief, tenor saxophone; cory wright, tenor and baritone saxophones - plays music of beth schenck - the quartet will play two sets, starting at 4:30 pm  More...
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Monday, September 2
Mon 9/02 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: Practitioner (duo treatments of the music of Steve Lacy)
(Ben Goldberg-clarinet, Michael Coleman-keyboard)

Set #2: Poncho Poncho (jazz pop)
Saki Minamimoto-voice, with Robert Woods-LaDue, Karl Evangelista, Robert Lopez, & Ben Goldberg

Set #3: Fluke-Mogul/Mezzacppa/Glenn (free improvisation)
(gabby fluke-mogul-violin, Lisa Mezzacappa-bass, Jordan Glenn-drums)  More...
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Tuesday, September 3
Tue 9/03 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Fellow Hominids is the most recent project of saxophonist and composer Cory Wright, featuring jazz and improv veterans John Schott and John Finkbeiner on guitars and Jordan Glenn on drums. The compositions run the gamut from meditative and minimal to sharply tailored grooves to blunderbuss attacks - a piece might provide a wide open field, a tight rope, or a wrestling pit for the group's interactions. These four Bay Area musicians have played together in a wide variety of settings and configurations over the past 15 years and a feeling of camaraderie and playfulness informs all of the band's impulses and musical decisions.  More...
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Wednesday, September 4
Wed 9/04 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
PRACTITIONER - Ben Goldberg and Michael Coleman

explore the music of Steve Lacy  More...
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Wed 9/04 8:00 PM Jupiter [2181 Shattuck Ave Berkeley, CA 94704]
Free improvisational acoustic roots + blues with John Rybak + Friends @ Jupiter in Berkeley this Wed 9.4 8-11PM!  More...
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Thursday, September 5
Thu 9/05 6:30 PM Honey Hive Gallery [4117 Judah St SF]
Crude Drawings / Sarah Lockhart / Dylan and Lee  More...
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Friday, September 6
Fri 9/06 6:30 PM Honey Hive Gallery [4117 Judah St SF]
I.o , Murder Murder , Earth Jerks, and Rodrigo Barriga Quartet at the Honey Hive Gallery SF  More...
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Fri 9/06 8:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Do-Over Music Series #9: The Jordan Glenn Party + Beth Schenck  More...
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Sunday, September 8
Sun 9/08 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Greg Kelley (Seattle) + Chris Cooper + Danishta Rivero + Jacob Felix Heule quartet
Zachary James Watkins
Glands Of External Secretion  More...
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Sun 9/08 8:00 PM Peralta Annex [3003 Peralta St Oakland, CA]
Amendola trio & The Dirty Snack Ensemble  More...
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Monday, September 9
Mon 9/09 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
John Morgan & Jordan Glenn  More...
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Tuesday, September 10
Tue 9/10 7:00 PM San Jose Peace and Justice Center [48 South 7th Street San Jose CA 95112]
Patrick Talesfore, Jr. and i.o (Canada)  More...
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Tue 9/10 8:00 PM The Laundry SF [3359 26th St SF]
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. The Laundry event space is casual and cool, and the community you'll find is like no other for aspiring electronic musicians in Bay. No judgments, no bullshit, just positive support and openness to new ideas.  More...
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Tue 9/10 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
- Velox Humm (Scott Amendola + Lenny Gonzalez)
- Suki O'Kane
- Aaron Oppenheim  More...
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Wednesday, September 11
Wed 9/11 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Two guitar-y duos:
Henry Kaiser & Mike Baggetta (two guitars)
Joel Nelson & Jordan Glenn (guitar and percussion)  More...
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Thursday, September 12
Thu 9/12 8:00 PM Envelop SF [The Midway at 900 Marin St, SF CA]
SFEMF announces its 20th Anniversary Festival dedicated to groundbreaking electronic music. With one evening of fixed media multi-channel sound works and three nights of live performances featuring a diverse cadre of internationally renowned and emerging composers. The festival will begin at Envelop SF, a next-generation immersive audio venue. This concert will present fixed media works by Amy X Neuburg, Jim O’Rourke and Italian duo My Cat Is An Alien. The festival continues with live performances Friday through Sunday at Brava Theater Center.  More...
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Friday, September 13
Fri 9/13 6:00 PM Design By Cosmic [115 Cooper St., Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz CA 95060]
Catherine Provenzano: “Pitch Correction Software and Vocal Ecology”

Musicologist Catherine Provenzano examines how pitch correction software Auto-Tune and Melodyne reify racial and gender stereotypes, including their development and use in US Top 40 and hip-hop music. Provenzano draws from interviews she conducted with software developers, audio engineers, music producers, and artists in Los Angeles, New York, Silicon Valley, and Germany. This event is part of a series of Digital Alchemy Talks at Design By Cosmic, probing the intellectual and ideological histories of art and technology.  More...
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Fri 9/13 7:30 PM Oakland Technical High School [4351 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611 Auditorium Entrance on 42nd Street]
“Watershed” is a collection of six new pieces composed by Ted Allen for the Incendiary Cycle, an ongoing creative music project for four horns, electronics and percussion. The Incendiary Cycle is an evolving set of reflections on the dynamic relationships between people, industry, and nature in California.  More...
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Fri 9/13 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Omri Shimron – Metamorphosis

Omri Shimron explores the idea of transformation through works by J. S. Bach, Philip Glass, Franz Schubert, and Menachem Weisenberg.  More...
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Fri 9/13 8:00 PM Brava Theater Center [2781 24th St, San Francisco, CA]
SFEMF announces its 20th Anniversary Festival dedicated to groundbreaking electronic music. With one evening of fixed media multi-channel sound works and three nights of live performances featuring a diverse cadre of internationally renowned and emerging composers, the festival will begin at Envelop SF, a next-generation immersive audio venue and continue at Brava Theater Center with live performances Friday through Sunday. Friday evening artists: Maggi Payne, Joel St. Julien, and MSHR.  More...
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Saturday, September 14
Sat 9/14 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

KROB
Sarah Elena Palmer
Ape Parts
Earspray
Linoleum Dicks  More...
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Sat 9/14 4:30 PM San Francisco Public Library, Richmond Branch [351 9th Ave. San Francisco, CA 94118]
Thomas Dimuzio will be playing a Buchla modular synthesizer for this performance.  More...
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Sat 9/14 7:00 PM Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture [2 Marina Blvd SF]
On September 14, SF Contemporary Music Players open their 2019-2020 season with a stunning assembly of forces for the world premiere of a new, concert-length, site-responsive work by Bang On A Can founding composer Michael Gordon with special guests Roomful of Teeth, and Splinter Reeds.  More...
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Sat 9/14 8:00 PM Brava Theater Center [2781 24th St, San Francisco, CA]
SFEMF announces its 20th Anniversary Festival dedicated to groundbreaking electronic music. With one evening of fixed media multi-channel sound works and three nights of live performances featuring a diverse cadre of internationally renowned and emerging composers, the festival will begin at Envelop SF, a next-generation immersive audio venue and continue at Brava Theater Center with live performances Friday through Sunday. Saturday evening artists: John Weise, Dohee Lee, and Marc Kate  More...
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Sat 9/14 8:00 PM Abco Artspace [3135 Filbert St. Oakland]
Joel Nelson, Naomi Harrison-Clay and Jordan Glenn play as Crude Drawings. Looking forward and beyond to hearing Lee Hodel and Junior Mint Prince... as we all should.  More...
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Sunday, September 15
Sun 9/15 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation, non-hierarchical workshop in free improvisation)

The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or come to listen. No advance notice needed — just show up. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names immediately before each group plays. We try to keep transition time between groups at a minimum. Over by 10pm. It's free. If you want to contribute, bring snacks and drinks.  More...
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Sun 9/15 8:00 PM Brava Theater Center [2781 24th St, San Francisco, CA]
SFEMF announces its 20th Anniversary Festival dedicated to groundbreaking electronic music. With one evening of fixed media multi-channel sound works and three nights of live performances featuring a diverse cadre of internationally renowned and emerging composers, the festival will begin at Envelop SF, a next-generation immersive audio venue and continue at Brava Theater Center with live performances Friday through Sunday. Sunday evening artists: Carl Stone, Dana Jessen, and Svenska Elektriska Operaensemblen  More...
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Monday, September 16
Mon 9/16 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
OFJS: Ashen Cleric & John deBoer  More...
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Tuesday, September 17
Tue 9/17 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory - Rendon Hall / Fiddler Annex [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Scott R. Looney Trio

Pianist Scott R. Looney teams up with fellow sonic adventurers Lisa Mezzacapa and Kjell Nordeson, for an evening of multitimbral piano trio music featuring original compositions, interpretations, and improvisations.  More...
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Wednesday, September 18
Wed 9/18 7:30 PM San Francisco Public Library, Richmond Branch [351 9th Ave. San Francisco, CA 94118]
A free screening of the Sublime Frequencies documentary "Musical Brotherhoods From The Trans-Saharan Highway" (2008), on Moroccan street music.  More...
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Wed 9/18 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight Street San Francisco, CA]
Sharon Tate Fetus Explosion
Deadpanning familiar horrors of the human condition, served up as forthright lo-fi songs reminiscent of Noh Mercy, Sarah Lockhart's charm is a sonic sort of whipped topping soothing the nose cut off to spite the face of the human race.
https://sharontatefetusexplosion.bandcamp.com

Fluorescent Grey
Robbie Martin is often heard in the :zoviet*france: podcast ‘A Duck in a Tree’ and is seen in the revolving lineup of musicians in Katabatik. He's currently composing music for the TV show ‘The Empire Files’ on Telesur. Upcoming works include an album with one half of :zoviet*france: Atom Mother Earth, and UK synth-wizard Dave Noyze.
https://soundcloud.com/fluorescentgrey

Kit Clayton (Orthlorng Musork/Cycling '74)
Open fist anarchist who can slap your frowning smile like a skipping stone across the rising oceans to a far horizon, Clayton is founder and inventor of Cycling '74/Jitter and Tamarack infoshop in Oakland. Clayton's music is marked by the gravitational pull of its unlimited breadth and well.... you'll have to close your knowing mouth and jump to learn its depth.
http://www.musork.com/o_jkc.html

Glochids
He's already got a purge for your misguided Black Flag FOMO this WED, don't go there... listen instead to the Glochids edit of only the good parts from "Damaged." It only takes a few minutes. Then leave the misremembered past in the dust, and come clean to the Peacock Lounge for the bite of your actual here and now.
https://glopuntia.bandcamp.com/album/black-flag-damaged-glochids-edit  More...
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Thursday, September 19
Thu 9/19 7:00 PM The Contemporary Jewish Museum [736 Mission St SF]
Experiments in Sonic Potential: Animals and Giraffes

Musicians from the Bay Area’s rich improvisational jazz scene perform live music in conversation with Annabeth Rosen’s ceramic sculptures.  More...
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Thu 9/19 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Expanded film + Sound with
Gino Robair's Unpopular Electronics
Featuring the 16mm Films of Lori Varga & Tom Djll Plus very special guest!  More...
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Thu 9/19 10:00 PM KPFA [1929 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA 94704]
Grex Live on “The Hear and Now”

Grex (Karl Evangelista-guitar, voice, perc/electronics, Rei Scampavia-keys, voice, perc/electronics) performs on KPFA’s “The Hear and Now,” debuting some brand new slabs of explosive art rock and electronic sound.  More...
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Friday, September 20
Fri 9/20 6:00 PM Congregation Beth Shalom [301 14th Ave San Francisco]
Fay Victor’s Transparent Trio  More...
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Fri 9/20 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Colin Martin and Friends  More...
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Fri 9/20 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
The Del Sol String Quartet performs works by Terry Riley, Ben Johnston, Darius Milhaud, and Elena Kats-Chernin at Mills College.  More...
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Saturday, September 21
Sat 9/21 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Christina Braun and Tom Nunn perform “Deep States,” a set of 8 pieces for dancer and original experimental instruments. Each dance features a particular state of consciousness or circumstance and instrument.

Christina Braun is a lifelong dancer and prolific choreographer. Tom Nunn is Christina’s long term improvisational art mentor. Christina's solo dance works with composer David Samas have been recently presented by Safehouse Arts, the LAB, the Oakland Museum of California and the Asian Art Museum. As SF Butoh LAB, Christina has produced Butoh dance symposia, performances, and workshops. Tom has designed, built and performed with experimental musical instruments since 1975, always with a focus on recycled/re-purposed materials, to create a unique voice in improvised music. His years of work with Christina Braun have brought a rich visual and dramatic focus to his music. He has participated in several Bay Area festivals with Christinba, and others such as the High Zero Festival in Baltimore, Sound Symposium in Newfoundland, and AK07 in New Zealand.  More...
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Sat 9/21 10:00 PM El Rio [3158 Mission St SF]
Soundwave Festival kicks off with a special dance party curated by The House of Malico "Twerk 4 Mother Earth: Throwing It Back & Forth” featuring genre bending DJs and queer, safe(r) spaces at El Rio.

Twerk 4 Mother Earth is an​ independent dance party series which will connect with the Soundwave Festival 9 theme of "Time" by traveling through three decades of dance music with genre bending DJ’s: Fela Kutchii, Namaste Shawty, Onmommas, and Red Corvette will produce past, present, and future soundscapes that make the body move.  More...
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Sunday, September 22
Sun 9/22 4:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
This is a 2 part event! First a workshop for a touch synth/analog controller, then a show!

Workshop: DIY Electronics: The Pipsqueak by Mroztronium
4pm - 6pm
Paypal $70 to mroztronium@gmail.com to reserve your Pipsqueak, please include your full name, and "Proarts Workshop" in paypal message, thanks!
Deadline for registration is the 13th of Sept.

Music: 8pm - 11pm
Shatter Pattern
Martin Freeman
Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase
Sally Decker  More...
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Sun 9/22 6:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Broken Shadows with Tim Berne, Chris Speed, Reid Anderson & Dave King
Sunday, September 22, Joe Henderson Lab
6:00pm & 7:30pm
$30
Named for one of Ornette Coleman’s most evocative compositions, this all-star project honors the Coleman legacy along with the music of Coleman’s fellow Fort Worth native reed players Dewey Redman and Julius Hemphill, featuring the wildly inventive saxophonists Tim Berne and Chris Speed, and the Bad Plus rhythm section of bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King. Debuting as a band in January 2017 for the Konceptions Music Series at Brooklyn’s Korzo, the band is a remarkably balanced vehicle for performing Coleman’s work, approaching it with fearless experimentation, deep grooves, and wicked humor.  More...
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Sun 9/22 8:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Martin Freeman Comes To Oakland  More...
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Monday, September 23
Mon 9/23 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out II
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music--

Set #1: Amanda Chaudhary (solo electronics)

Set #2: Instagon (jazz-rock improvisation from Sacramento)
http://instagon.bandcamp.com

Set #3: Phillip Greenlief/David Boyce Duo
Phillip Greenlief/David Boyce-saxophones  More...
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Mon 9/23 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
The Lost Shapes & Jason Levis Trio  More...
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Tuesday, September 24
Tue 9/24 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Two Duos:
Karl Evangelista (gtr) + Ben Goldberg (cl)
Lewis Jordan (sax) + Sandy Poindexter (vln)  More...
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Tue 9/24 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
After years performing in the all-winds improvisation trio SPECTRAL, Ochs + Johnston get together for a special first-time quartet meeting with electronics masters Tim Perkis and Madalyn Merkey. The hope here: to combine improvising sensibilities of 4 players, setting each other up time and again to capitalize on structural possibilities that give meaningful form to an otherwise very spontaneous music.  More...
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Tue 9/24 8:30 PM Starline Social Club [2236 Martin Luther King Oakland]
Voicehandler
Alförjis (Lisbon)  More...
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Wednesday, September 25
Wed 9/25 6:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Towards a Solidarity Economics Conduction System for Improvisors  More...
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Thursday, September 26
Thu 9/26 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Hartyga - (Republic of Tuva)
The "new wave" of Tuvan rock
Feral Luggage
Kersti Abrams - alto saxophone/thumb piano, Mika Pontecorvo - guitar/electronics/voice, Colleen Kelly T - cello/ electronics, Mark Pino- drums/percussion, Elijah Pontecorvo - bass/vocals, Lorenzo Arreguin - drums/guitar
Joel Nelson - guitar/electronics  More...
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Friday, September 27
Fri 9/27 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Refracted Pathways: Dirt and Copper with Rebeca Bollinger  More...
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Fri 9/27 8:00 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra West  More...
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Saturday, September 28
Sat 9/28 9:00 AM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
SYNTHESIS: INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION IN COMPUTATIONAL MUSIC RESEARCH

Click for info and registration

Berkeley Computational Music Research (BCMR) invites you to our first annual conference:

Synthesis: Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Computational Music Research
Saturday, September 28, 9am-6pm
UC Berkeley’s Center for New Music and Audio Technology (CNMAT)

Space is limited to 40 participants, so RSVP is required.  More...
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Sat 9/28 3:00 PM San Francisco Public Library [100 Larkin St San Francisco]
Rova Saxophone Quartet at SF Main Library  More...
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Sat 9/28 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
C4NM 7th Birthday Bash  More...
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Sat 9/28 7:00 PM Los Alto Lutheran Church [460 South El Monte Ave. Los Altos CA 94022]
Ensemble ARI premieres a Petrushka Arrangement for harpsichord and string trio and Michael Lee's String Duo.  More...
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Sat 9/28 8:00 PM DNA's Comedy Lab [155 S River St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060]
"We Edit Life" is an evening of audio-visual collage in two parts, featuring Vicki Bennett’s "Notations", a film for live improvising musicians, performed by electronic music duo Blectum from Blechdom, as well as a screening of Bennett’s film The Mirror. Since 1991, British artist Vicki Bennett (People Like Us) has worked across the field of audio-visual collage, and is recognized as an influential and pioneering figure in the still-growing area of sampling, appropriation and cut-up techniques of found footage and archives. Working under the name People Like Us, Bennett specializes in the manipulation and reworking of original sources from both the experimental and popular worlds of music, film and radio.  More...
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Sunday, September 29
Sun 9/29 4:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Gamelan Sekar Jaya performs music and dance from Bali.  More...
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Sun 9/29 6:00 PM The Sound Room [2147 Broadway Oakland, 94612]
Richard Sears feat. the Brothers Garabedian  More...
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Sun 9/29 8:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
Bruce Ackley & Henry Kaiser Explore The Music of Steve Lacy  More...
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Sun 9/29 8:00 PM Dildo Factory [Berkeley, CA]
BRUTAL SOUND EFFECTS FESTIVAL!!! #87  More...
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Sun 9/29 8:30 PM Starline Social Club [2236 Martin Luther King Oakland]
Pan Planetary evening of Electroacoustic Improv and Psychedelic Ethnic Rock.
FERAL LUGGAGE - Experimentalist Improv band (NullWave PunkJazz Electroacoustic SoundScapes) + HARTYGA - Tuvan band playing psychedelic Throat-Singing...  More...
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Monday, September 30
Mon 9/30 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
George Cory Todd, Burton Greene & Jaroba/Norton/Robinson  More...
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Thursday, October 3
Thu 10/03 7:00 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
CCRMA presents its annual Transitions concerts. Feast your ears on immersive 3D sounds played on our multichannel system (56.8 speakers!) in the Stage. CCRMA students, faculty, and staff, as well as external artists will present live performances, fixed media electronic music, and audiovisual works. Each evening’s program will feature different artists.

Due to limit seating we will present two shows with the same program at 7pm and 9pm each night.

Access to these events is free, but based on registration. Please reserve your seat here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ccrma-transitions-2019-registration-73908994793  More...
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Thu 10/03 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Fay Victor and Myra Melford

Brooklyn, NY based sound artist/composer c, honing a unique vision for the vocalist’s role in jazz and improvised music, is joined in duo performance and conversation by "stalwart of the new-jazz movement" pianist/composer Myra Melford, from across the Bay, in Berkeley. Co-presented with The Poetry Center, San Francisco State University, as the first double-program in its Fall 2019 In Common Writers Series, supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund.  More...
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Thu 10/03 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
SF Noise Night @ the Luggage Store
Lucidbeaming
Ninja McTits
Endometrium Cuntplow
Dendera Bloodbath  More...
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Friday, October 4
Fri 10/04 7:00 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
CCRMA presents its annual Transitions concerts. Feast your ears on immersive 3D sounds played on our multichannel system (56.8 speakers!) in the Stage. CCRMA students, faculty, and staff, as well as external artists will present live performances, fixed media electronic music, and audiovisual works. Each evening’s program will feature different artists.

Due to limit seating we will present two shows with the same program at 7pm and 9pm each night.

Access to these events is free, but based on registration. Please reserve your seat here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ccrma-transitions-2019-registration-73908994793  More...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
Fri 10/04 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Burton Greene: Solo Piano; + Dunkelman/Ackley/Fluke-Mogul Trio  More...
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Fri 10/04 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
San Diego-based Mexican flutist Wilfrido Terrazas will join forces with Bay Area bass legend Lisa Mezzacappa in a unique clash of improvising talents. Terrazas and Mezzacappa are both energetic and resourceful improvisers, and they have played together before in Los Angeles and Banff, Canada, but this will be their first full duo concert.  More...
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Fri 10/04 8:00 PM X Bar at Homestead Lanes [20990 Homestead Road Cupertino]
Patrick Talesfore, Jr. Solo Drum Set Music at The X Bar  More...
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Saturday, October 5
Sat 10/05 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
CCRMA Modulations 2019: In Memoriam Carr Wilkerson

CCRMA presents a Modulations concert in loving memory of longtime CCRMA staff member Carr Wilkerson (1966-2019). Carr was responsible for organizing CCRMA's previous Modulations festivals. Friends of Carr will present live performances and fixed media works of electronic music.  More...
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Sat 10/05 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Slow Wave: New Music for Viola, Clarinet, and Piano  More...
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Sat 10/05 8:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Do-Over Music Series #10:
duo B. Experimental Band plays PEOPLE IN SORROW
plus Fay Victor/ Jochem van Dijk Duo

duo B. Experimental Band:
Polly Moller-Springhorn, flutes
Kyle Bruckmann, oboe
Kevin Robinson, woodwinds
David Boyce, tenor saxophone
Cory Wright, woodwinds
Randy McKean, woodwinds
Henry Hung, trumpet
Alan Williams, trombone
Murray Campbell, violin
Karl Evangelista, guitar
Erika Oba, piano
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass
Donald Robinson, drums
Jason Levis, drums
with special guest, Fay Victor, voice  More...
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Sat 10/05 8:30 PM Starry Plough [3101 Shattuck Ave @ Prince Berkeley]
Surplus 1980 album release show (take 2), Blank Square & Niantic

www.surplus1980.com  More...
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Sunday, October 6
Sun 10/06 12:00 PM Herbst Theatre [401 Van Ness Ave SF]
Experience the vitality of Bay Area music making in all its forms at SF Music Day, the Bay Area’s free daylong music festival in downtown San Francisco, presented by InterMusic SF. From chamber music to jazz, contemporary works to global traditions—SF Music Day brings together virtuoso musicians from across the Bay, with musical sounds that span continents and centuries.

2019 Artists:

Classical & Early Music
Fervida Trio
The Meráki Quartet
Brass Over Bridges
Sylvestris Quartet
Telegraph Quartet

Contemporary Music
Chordless: Sara LeMesh and Allegra Chapman
Stenberg | Cahill Duo
Patrick Galvin and Jung-eun Kim
Ensemble for These Times
Astraeus String Quartet
Friction Quartet
StringQuake
Keyed Kontraptions
The Dresher | Davel Invented Instrument Duo
The Living Earth Show
Quinteto Latino

Contemporary & Global Music
Melody of China
The Alaya Project
Cornelius Boots & the Heavy Roots Shakuhachi Ensemble

Jazz & Improvised Music
Ila Cantor's Encanto
Myra Melford / Fay Victor / Lisa Mezzacappa
Dee Spencer: The Smile Orange Project
Terrence Brewer Acoustic Jazz Quartet
Richard Howell Quartet
Trance Mission
Destiny Muhammad Trio
Howard Wiley & Extra Nappy
Hristo Vitchev Trio
Nathan Bickart Trio
duo B. Experimental Band  More...
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Sun 10/06 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Site: Yizkor, Andrew Conklin and Maya Ciarrocchi  More...
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Monday, October 7
Mon 10/07 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: Nora Stanley Group (modern jazz)

Set #2: Los Conocen (free improvisation)
Bruce Ackley-saxophone, Karl Evangelista-guitar, Jordan Glenn + Nava Dunkelman-percussion

Set #3: Inner Ear Brigade (prog/experimental rock)
Bill Wolter-guitar, comp, Ivor Holloway-sax, Andrew Vernon-keys, Stephen Wright-bass, Alison Niedbalski-vocals, Chris Lauf-drums  More...
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Mon 10/07 8:30 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza - Oakland, walking distance from downtown oakland BART (12th street)]
oakland freedom jazz society presents: 1st set MISSING - electro-acoustic improvisation with movement. Phillip Greenlief - tenor saxophone, min yoon - movement, sharkiface - electronics, kevin corcoran - percussion. 2nd set THE OUT OF BOUNDS TRIO - Music that lives on the edges of sound and sight, looking past the present utilizing what's been learned on the way. Tim Bulkley - drums, Jon Raskin - saxophones, Safa Shokrai - bass  More...
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Tuesday, October 8
Tue 10/08 7:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series 10th anniversary!

7:00 Zachary James Watkins/William Winant duo
7:30 Laetitia Sonami
8:00 SO AR (Shanna Sordahl + Robert Lopez)
8:30 IMA (Amma Ateria + Nava Dunkelman)
9:00 gabby fluke-mogul, Jacob Felix Heule, Kanoko Nishi-Smith
9:30 Foot SOS
10:00 Crude Drawings (Jordan Glenn, Joel Nelson, Kim Nucci, Tom Weeks)
10:30 Las Sucias

all donations to RAICES  More...
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Tue 10/08 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Pianist Scott R. Looney teams up with fellow sonic adventurers Lisa Mezzacapa and Kjell Nordeson, for an evening of multitimbral piano trio music featuring original compositions, interpretations, and improvisations. Come check it out in the lovely and intimate house concert vibe of Tom Duff's place!  More...
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Tue 10/08 8:00 PM The Laundry SF [3359 26th St SF]
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.
The Laundry event space is casual and cool, and the community you'll find is like no other for aspiring electronic musicians in Bay. No judgments, no bullshit, just positive support and openness to new ideas.

We stream every show on YouTube. Subscribe to this channel with the bell on to be alerted  More...
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Wednesday, October 9
Wed 10/09 7:30 PM San Francisco Public Library, Richmond Branch [351 9th Ave. San Francisco, CA 94118]
A free screening of the Sublime Frequencies documentary "Isan: Folk & Pop Music of Northeast Thailand" (2004).  More...
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