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08/26/2022 - 10/10/2022

Friday, August 26
Fri 8/26 6:30 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
San Francisco Cinematheque & Gray Area present Crossroads 2022

3 Day Festival. Click for details  More...
Fri 8/26 7:15 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]
A tribute to Tom Nunn with GHOST IN THE HOUSE and friends -- !! EARLY START TIME !!  More...
Fri 8/26 9:30 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
CROSSROADS 2022 program 2: table of the elements  More...
Saturday, August 27
Sat 8/27 2:00 PM Mission Synths [Mission Synths 3026 24th Street San Francisco]
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In celebration of SONG, a group exhibition on view at Creativity Explored, join the CE community with musician and composer Matt Robidoux at Mission Synths for an interactive music-making workshop using adaptive technologies and instruments.

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Sat 8/27 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Join Giacomo Fiore, Danny Clay, and Jon Fischer to celebrate the release of *turntable drawing no. 16;* the evening will include a live performance of the piece, an exhibit of homemade records, and a turntable petting zoo.  More...
Sunday, August 28
Sun 8/28 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Charles Celeste Hutchins joins us from London to perform his mangled algorave mashups. James Fei and John Bischoff perform in duo on laptop and analog circuitry. Their seething, only-slightly-predictable complex of sounds driven by individual action, machine interjection, and event patterning culled from the instantaneous flow of data.  More...
Thursday, September 1
Thu 9/01 7:00 PM Audium Theater [1616 Bush Street San Francisco]
The World According to Sound live show is coming to Audium! Listen to recordings from across the globe, through 176 speakers in total darkness.  More...
Friday, September 2
Fri 9/02 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Closing reception for Lisa Coon's Window Gallery exhibit Sounding Structures! David Samas moderates the artist discussion!!  More...
Fri 9/02 7:00 PM Jupiter [2181 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley]
DOUBLESTROKE  More...
Fri 9/02 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Nathan Clevenger Group / Music for Solo Instrumentalists  More...
Fri 9/02 8:00 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]
DEL SOL STRING QUARTET plays music by
ANDREW RODRIGUEZ, deVON RUSSELL GRAY , DU YUN , and JULIUS EASTMAN  More...
Sunday, September 4
Sun 9/04 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation, non-hierarchical workshop in free improvisation)

The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or come to listen. No advance notice needed — just show up. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names immediately before each group plays. We try to keep transition time between groups at a minimum. Over by 10pm. Donations for the venue rental are encouraged.

Masks required! Musicians may unmask while playing. Please stay home if you are sick or believe you may have been exposed.  More...
Wednesday, September 7
Wed 9/07 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
LSG New Music Series - Hoyte/Lloyd duo (guitar/bass/electronics), Peter Nyboer (electronics/film)  More...
Thursday, September 8
Thu 9/08 7:00 PM Audium Theater [1616 Bush Street San Francisco]
The World According to Sound live show is coming to Audium! Listen to recordings from across the globe, through 176 speakers in total darkness.  More...
Thu 9/08 7:00 PM Balboa Theater [3630 Balboa St SF]
Resonant frequencies 037

Resonant Frequencies is a monthly open mic night specifically for Experimental Electronic Musicians and Composers, accompanied by live Visual Synthesis with a focus on real time generation and performance.  More...
Thu 9/08 8:00 PM Freight & Salvage [2020 Addison St. Berkeley]
BILL FRISELL RESIDENCY
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Thu 9/08 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Negativland & SUE-C
We Can Really Feel Like We’re Here  More...
Friday, September 9
Fri 9/09 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Guitarist Angel Blanco presents music/information regarding legendary Mexican composers Augusto Novaro & Julian Carrillo and his own music!  More...
Fri 9/09 8:00 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]
Karl Evangelista and Lewis Jordan perform improvisations for saxophone and guitar.
Newly relocated to Berkeley, ALEX HEIGL performs works for guitar & electronics influenced by La Monte Young and Pauline Oliveros.  More...
Saturday, September 10
Sat 9/10 3:30 PM Re:Sound Mare Island Building 34 [1024 Nimitz Avenue Vallejo, CA, 94592]
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Glochids
Danishta Rivero
Alexandra Buschman - Román

Saturday September 10, 2022
Doors are at 3:30 and show starts at 4:00 pm
1024 Nimitz Building 34
Vallejo CA, 94592 Coordinates: 38.098466,-122.2694642

Tickets $15 - $20 donation

Please wear a mask and bring proof of vaccination.
Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Food and drink are available at Mare Island Coal Shed a half mile up the waterfront and there is a distillery right across building 34.  More...
Sat 9/10 8:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Touch Bass is a collaboration of choreographer Risa Jaroslow with bassist and composer Lisa Mezzacappa, featuring three dancers, three bassists, and three double basses in an exploration of our physical and emotional vulnerabilities. It uses the fragility of a big, beautiful string instrument as a metaphor for our own real and imagined limitations.  More...
Sat 9/10 8:00 PM Grace Cathedral [1100 California St San Francisco]
Sarah Davachi

Sarah Davachi (b. 1987, Canada) is a composer and performer whose work is concerned with the close intricacies of timbral and temporal space, utilizing extended durations and considered harmonic structures that emphasize gradual variations in texture, overtone complexity, psychoacoustic phenomena, and tuning and intonation. Her compositions span both solo and chamber ensemble formats, incorporating a wide range of acoustic and electronic instrumentation. Similarly informed by minimalist and long-form tenets, early music concepts of intervallic and modal harmony, as well as experimental production practices of the electroacoustic studio environment, in her sound is an intimate and patient experience that lessens perceptions of the familiar and the distant.  More...
Sunday, September 11
Sun 9/11 2:00 PM Mira Theatre Guild [Mira Theatre Guild, 51 Daniels Ave, Vallejo, CA]
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Ting Luo: POETIC MOVE - Piano Concert with Multimedia this Sunday in Vallejo - Mira Theatre Guild
Works include classical and contemporary piano repertoires from Beethoven to Philip Glass, and new compositions with immersive visuals by composers Jean Ahn, and Danny Clay, and visual artists Jo Ho and Charles Woodman, etc.
And a few original piano pieces from 'Green' by Ting, based on the theme of healing.  More...
Sun 9/11 4:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Touch Bass is a collaboration of choreographer Risa Jaroslow with bassist and composer Lisa Mezzacappa, featuring three dancers, three bassists, and three double basses in an exploration of our physical and emotional vulnerabilities. It uses the fragility of a big, beautiful string instrument as a metaphor for our own real and imagined limitations.  More...
Sun 9/11 4:00 PM Salesforce Park [425 Mission St Main Plaza San Francisco]
Ben Goldberg's new trio, Jewish Leftist Intellectual, performs in the open-air Salesforce Park. The trio consists of Ben Goldberg on clarinet, rob reich on accordion, and Daniel Fabricant on acoustic bass. Concert is free.  More...
Wednesday, September 14
Wed 9/14 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Sult (Jacob Felix Heule + 2 people from Norway)

Matt Robidoux

Sally Decker  More...
Thursday, September 15
Thu 9/15 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]
Bruce Ackley & Karen Stackpole
Karen Stackpole deep gong practicioner together with Bruce Ackely, founding member of Rova Saxophone Quartet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH8pW9_h-kQ

Amy Reed
Video projections and prepared guitar improvised live right before your very mind by Amy Melissa Reed, Native (Yo'eme), Queer, California Painter, and Improviser anchored in ecology, peace and community building.
https://sites.google.com/view/amymelissareed/

Hyères
Luciano Chessa, composer, performance artist and author of a book-length music history, "Luigi Russolo Futurist: Noise, Visual Arts & the Occult" enters the Peacock Lounge with a new project, Hyères. He may be known for huge performances, pipe organ pieces, operatic scale works, collaborations with Blixa Bargeld, Ellen Fullman, Pauline Oliveros and the like, but this is a rare chance to hear him in a small setting. He may come forth with sleigh bells, hearing aids and a megaphone or maybe with a virtual Aardvark Synth washing across acoustic guitar as his psychfolk baritone vocals resonate in, of course, Italian. However he shows, you'll marvel at where this goes.
https://www.lucianochessa.com/performance-videos/

Sult
Jacob Felix Heule has friends in cold places, when they cross the Atlantic we warm them on audience-heat inside the Peacock Lounge. Contrabass, guitar and bass drum are magnified by microphone and focused back onto the audience, a feedback loop of spreading intensity as subtle harmonics combust, scorching the floor, softening metal, licking the rafters 'til the room is no skin, all smiles.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP6uz7V9vw4  More...
Thu 9/15 8:30 PM Indexical [Tannery Arts Center 1050 River St. #119 Santa Cruz]
Carl Stone is one of the pioneers of live computer music. For this show, Stone performs a solo set and is also joined by experimental video-cartographer Eric Theise in a premiere duo collaboration. Santa Cruz / Oakland trio MAXX GYORKEL opens with a new project.  More...
Friday, September 16
Fri 9/16 8:00 PM Spruce Street Concerts [send email to harry@fullplatemedia.com]
Sarah Cahill performs a piano recital in the intimacy of a house concert located in the North Berkeley Hills. Performance will include works by Terry Riley, Lou Harrison, Frederic Rzewski, Agi Jambor and Arlene Sierra. The home can accommodate up to 30 people. All attendees will be required to be masked for the duration of the concert, and proof of full vaccination will be required. For further information, and to reserve a seat, please contact the event host at: Harry@fullplatemedia.com.  More...
Fri 9/16 8:00 PM Dresher Ensemble Studio [2253 Poplar St Oakland]
Brett Carson's new song cycle "The Secret Life of the Paramecium" is an audiovisual voyage through 22 microbiological vignettes based on the Major Arcana of Tarot.  More...
Fri 9/16 8:00 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]
A rare chance to hear the reconvening of Larry Ochs'S (saxophones) stellar quartet with Darren Johnston (trumpet), MADALYN MERKEY (electronics), Tim Perkis (electronics), and special guest Kjell Nordeson (percussion). If the 2019 and 2020 and 2021 quartet shows are any indication of how high this music can take both the listeners and the musicians, expect a set of healing-force music this Friday evening.

B DAY and S GLASS, two well-established virtuosos of collage, cobblecore, and clutter-clobber come together for full of tactile toybox sound-worlds, warbling electronic transmissions, and surreal environmental invasions.  More...
Fri 9/16 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
The 21st Annual San Francisco Electronic Music Festival  More...
Saturday, September 17
Sat 9/17 5:00 PM Mission Synths [3026 24th St. 94110 San Francisco, CA, US]
/imagine Trovarsi playing modular synthesizer techno with friends  More...
Sat 9/17 6:00 PM First Presbyterian San Anselmo [72 Kensington Road San Anselmo, CA 94960]
Outdoor and indoor concert of Brazilian music with visiting composers Lea Freire and Felipe Senna, in San Anselmo on Septmber 17.  More...
Sat 9/17 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Levitator - Shokrai/Johnston/Nordeson  More...
Sat 9/17 8:00 PM Dresher Ensemble Studio [2253 Poplar St Oakland]
Brett Carson's new song cycle "The Secret Life of the Paramecium" is an audiovisual voyage through 22 microbiological vignettes based on the Major Arcana of Tarot.  More...
Sat 9/17 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
The 21st Annual San Francisco Electronic Music Festival  More...
Sunday, September 18
Sun 9/18 8:00 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
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SIMM Series - Ghost Dub PDK Polly Springhorn, David Michalak, Karen Stackpole)
Kevin Robinson's KREation (Theresa Wong-Cello, Jordan Glenn, Kevin Robinson)  More...
Sun 9/18 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
The 21st Annual San Francisco Electronic Music Festival  More...
Tuesday, September 20
Tue 9/20 7:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
Jazz at the Make-Out Room (formerly the Monday Make-Out): A wily evening of cutting-edge jazz, free improvisation, and creative music.

7pm Beth Custer/Ben Goldberg Duo

7:45pm Matt Robidoux's cobwork
(Matt Robidoux - corn synth, Roco Córdova - voice, Jose Solares - saxophone, Zekarias Thompson - saxophone, Cole Pulice - saxophone, Michelle Lee - flute)

8:30pm Trio
(Raffi Garabedian - saxophone, Ben Goldberg - clarinet, Danny Lubin-Ladin - trombone)  More...
Tue 9/20 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani and the Thea Farhadian/Tim Perkis duo.  More...
Wednesday, September 21
Wed 9/21 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
LSG New Music Series - TriUnity Saxophone Trio (Rent Romus, Zae Tinaza, Tom Weeks)
A triumvirate of alto saxophonists
Eurostache (a project centering around electro-acoustic real-time collaborative experiments in sound)  More...
Thursday, September 22
Thu 9/22 6:00 PM Shapeshifters Cinema [567 5th St. Oakland]
Musician and seeker Suki O'Kane returns to Shapeshifters to enact 10,000 things, a score for durational performance, to mark the fall equinox. The piece starts 10,000 seconds before, and lasts a minimum of 10,000 seconds after the equinox itself, which will be observable at 6:03pm Pacific Daylight Time. Expect ritual acts of body, speech and mind, walking meditation, live cinema, durational sound, food, sunset, civil twilight, and the setting of a waning crescent moon.

The show starts early at 6pm (the equinox arrives at 6:03pm) with a solo set from Ernesto Diaz-Infante, complementary autumnal food and drink at dark o'clock, and at 8pm two sets: the first Phoebe Tooke leading a visual conduction for an improvising ensemble comprised of Dyemark, Wayne Grim, Jacob Felix Heule, Suki O'Kane, Adria Otte, and special guests; the second reconvenes the artists from the 2022 spring equinox realization of the 10,000 things score enacted on the back deck of Shapeshifters with Alfonso Alvarez, Dyemark, Suki O'Kane, and special guests.
PHOTO FROM HEART SUTRA (2022), A SHORT FILM BY DYEMARK MADE OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME  More...
Thu 9/22 6:30 PM Live Oak Park [1301 Shattuck Ave Berkeley, CA 94709]
Wendy Reid's Ambient Bird - Live Oak with sfSOUND and the bird ensemble
Fall Equinox Thursday 9/22 6:30pm

Lulu, Wendy Reid, Brenda Hutchinson, Krys Bobrowski, Ron Heglin, Aurora Josephson, David Samas, Kanoko Nishi-Smith, Matt Ingalls, Brendan Lai-Tong, Diane Grubbe, Kyle Bruckmann  More...
Thu 9/22 8:00 PM Noisebridge Hackerspace [272 Capp St, San Francisco, CA 94110]
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Resident is a monthly electronic audiovisual open mic event started in 2017. It is held on the 4th THURSDAY of the month at Noisebridge. Resident is casual and cool, and the community you'll find is like no other for aspiring electronic musicians in the Bay. No judgments, no bullshit, just positive support and openness to new ideas.

Now in person at Noisebridge!! https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Resident_Electronic_Music

Setup for performers starts at 7pm, show starts at 8 pm.  More...
Friday, September 23
Fri 9/23 7:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Lubomyr Melnyk

Lubomyr Melnyk is a Ukrainian composer and pianist who has pioneered Continuous Piano Music. Classically trained and greatly affected by the minimalist movement in the early 1970s, he has developed his own unique language for the piano, named after the principle of maintaining a continuous, unbroken stream of sound.  More...
Fri 9/23 8:00 PM Hopmonk Sebastopol [230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol, CA 95472]
Jazz electronica / hip hop / spoken word / soul  More...
Fri 9/23 8:00 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]
THOMAS CARNACKI is a variably-sized organism that has been trundling forward for well over a decade, having been as many as eight individuals, and as few as one. (Or, in some instances, none at all.) Tonight’s instantiation will be on the more modest end of that spectrum, being Cheryl E. Leonard and Gregory Scharpen. GRALE has performed as a multi-faceted and cinematically rooted ensemble, morphing its electric shadows along with its shifting lineups. Initially a duo of Dale Sophiea (MX-80 Sound, O-Type, etc.) and Gregory Hagan (Pale Reverse, Thomas Carnacki Ensemble, Common Eider King Eider, etc.) that sprung from a series of after-hours underground film and music salons in Berkeley.  More...
Saturday, September 24
Sat 9/24 7:30 PM Dresher Ensemble Studio [2253 Poplar St. Oakland]
Pamela Z with Stenberg | Cahill Duo in PRESENCE  More...
Sat 9/24 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The 95th compositions by various composers from the Baroque to Present -- with a couple of other pieces thrown in, because we like them!  More...
Sunday, September 25
Sun 9/25 5:00 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Rudi Mwongozi solo piano  More...
Sun 9/25 7:00 PM Shapeshifters Cinema [567 5th St. Oakland]
A Synesthete's Atlas: an evening of real time cartographic improvisations using projected, manipulated digital maps by Eric Theise, directed and accompanied by genre-trampling oboist Kyle Bruckmann.  More...
Wednesday, September 28
Wed 9/28 7:30 PM Medicine for Nightmares [3036 24th St San Francisco]
animals & giraffes live recording session at MFN!  More...
Thursday, September 29
Thu 9/29 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center - Joe Henderson Lab [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF]
The Sticklerphonics
Scott Amendola, RAFFI GARABEDIAN, DANNY LUBIN-LADEN

Two Shows each night 7:00PM and 8:30PM

SEP 29 - SEP 30, 2022
Joe Henderson Lab

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Thu 9/29 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
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Homage to Ukraine

Karen Bentley Pollick and Ludmila Yurina perform a variety of Ukrainian music for violin & piano plus their own recent compositions for violin & electronics.

Free and open to the public

Registration for in-person attendance in the CCRMA Stage: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/homage-to-ukraine-karen-bentley-pollick-ludmila-yurina-tickets-422222056537

Livestream: ccrma.stanford.edu/live  More...
Friday, September 30
Fri 9/30 6:00 PM Cafe Colonial [3520 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento]
Norcal Noisefest

3 day festival. Click for more info

6PM-11PM  More...
Fri 9/30 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
The Sticklerphonics
Scott Amendola, RAFFI GARABEDIAN, DANNY LUBIN-LADEN

Two Shows each night 7:00PM and 8:30PM

SEP 29 - SEP 30, 2022
Joe Henderson Lab

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Fri 9/30 8:00 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]
Two are kindred spirits who have never met, bassist/composers, improvisers, bandleaders, tireless organizers ADRIANA CAMACHO TORRES (Mexico) and Lisa Mezzacappa perform a set of duo bass improvisations.

Bay Area composer/vocalist SARAH GRACE GRAVES performs a solo set of original compositions and improvisations alongside selections from Giacinto Scelsi’s "Canti del Capricorno."(1962-1972), Carol Robinson's "Back into the Gaping Again-ness" (2020), and a new collaboration with Jon Yu.  More...
Fri 9/30 8:30 PM Indexical [Tannery Arts Center 1050 River St. #119 Santa Cruz]
Ritual Schizophonia - Gesture shapes both sound and meaning, as revealed in this experimental program for solo harp. From the avant-garde reimagining of a Greek myth to a visceral manifestation of grief, these diverse works are connected by their ceremonial treatment of sound. The movements of the hands at the strings and the feet at the pedals become a choreography of sonic obfuscation, an expressive ritual for exploring meaning in an atmosphere that synthesizes the visual and the sonic.  More...
Saturday, October 1
Sat 10/01 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
10 YEARS OF NEW MUSIC | C4NM BDAY BASH  More...
Sat 10/01 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery Street, SF - walking distance from glen park BART]
Improvised Music with Trio Paz: Phillip Greenlief, Adriana Camacho Torres (Mexico City), Scott Amendola  More...
Sat 10/01 8:30 PM Indexical [Tannery Arts Center 1050 River St. #119 Santa Cruz]
Dirty Looks has dug deep into documents of trans history to assemble a program of archival trans portrait films that spool from experimental cinema of the 1970s, activist video, and personal portraiture. Spanning an early decade of production, illuminating (lost?) queer histories and liminal spaces across America, The Girl Can’t Help It screens poignant testimonials and early rhetorics of trans-femme ideation.  More...
Sunday, October 2
Sun 10/02 4:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
"Hooray for John Finkbeiner" Music Festival/ Tribute Concert

Free and open to the public - no cover charge/ no donations.
John Finkbeiner was a Berkeley resident, an exceptional guitarist, and a beloved studio owner and recording engineer working with cutting-edge new music, jazz, and pop artists in the Bay Area. John died from cancer in September 2021 at age 47. Now, a year later, forty of his musical friends are gathering to perform for this, the first memorial event to honor John's legacy and contributions to the community.
Read more in his obituary in Berkeleyside  More...
Sun 10/02 4:00 PM Dresher Ensemble Studio [2253 Poplar St Oakland]
Homage to Ukraine Karen & Ludmila

More Info and Tickets  More...
Sun 10/02 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation, non-hierarchical workshop in free improvisation)

The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or come to listen. No advance notice needed — just show up. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names immediately before each group plays. We try to keep transition time between groups at a minimum. Over by 10pm. Donations for the venue rental are encouraged.

Masks required! Musicians may unmask while playing. Please stay home if you are sick or believe you may have been exposed.  More...
Tuesday, October 4
Tue 10/04 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Immersive sonic and visual live experience performance project Jerusalem In My Heart comes to Gray Area this October 4, 2022, joined by experimental techno artist Hiro Kone and her signature hypnotic textures.  More...
Wednesday, October 5
Wed 10/05 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Cellist Alexander Kort join bassist/drummer Damari Lawrence in spontaneous compositions and structured improvisations.
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Saxophonist Phillip Greenelief performs with visiting improvising bassist/vocalist Adriana Camacho Torres (Mexico City) for a set of explorative improvisation!  More...
Thursday, October 6
Thu 10/06 5:30 PM Lytton Plaza [200 University Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94301]
earthwise productions presents trio paz - Phillip Greenlief, adriana camacho torres, Scott Amendola  More...
Friday, October 7
Fri 10/07 8:00 PM Shapeshifters Cinema [567 5th St. Oakland]
Cheryl E. Leonard - Antarctica: Music from the Ice

Listen to Antarctica and celebrate the release of Leonard's latest album. The evening will include a solo set of Antarctic compositions, a slideshow about the project, a field recording listening session, and an Antarctic instrument petting zoo.  More...
Fri 10/07 8:00 PM Mills College at Northeastern University - Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland, CA 94613]
Gevevieve Lee, pianist - Darius Milhaud Concert  More...
Fri 10/07 8:00 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
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CCRMA celebrates the start of the 2022 season with its annual Transitions: two evenings of outdoor, under-the-stars concerts showcasing music from the CCRMA community and beyond. Feast your ears on immersive 3D sounds played on our multichannel system (24.8 speakers!) in our Courtyard outside the Knoll. Each evening’s program will be different and will feature live performances, fixed media electronic music, and audiovisual works.

The first concert will be prefaced by a panel discussion with John Markoff, John Chowning, James Andy Moorer, and Chris Chafe starting at 7pm.

FREE and Open to the Public  More...
Saturday, October 8
Sat 10/08 11:00 AM Fruitvale Bart Station [3401 E 12th St, Oakland, CA 94601]
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Thingamajigs presents Redline Redefined, a new multi-year project that investigates, narrates and celebrates our formally red-lined neighborhoods. Thingamajigs has curated a program of audio and visual pieces designed to transport audiences from their home to the streets of Oakland and Berkeley. Featuring eight of the East Bay's most exciting performing artists, events scheduled include soundwalks, live performances, video narratives, poetry readings and an online interactive map. A diverse group of local artists are participating in the project, including performance artist Theresa Wong, Oakland’s Poet Laureate Ayodele Nzinga, and instrument inventor Sudhu Tewari.

Redlining is the systematic practice of denying people financial and other services based on where they lived. In the 1930s, the federal government carved The East Bay into a series of puzzle pieces--imaginary lines were drawn down streets, dividing neighborhoods, families, and entire populations of residents. Redline Redefined project artists explore the balance between the past and present and encourages all of us to to take a second look at who is included and excluded from conversations about development in modern-day East Bay. Come join us in Oakland for an exciting in person launch of East Bay: Redline Redefined filled with live performances, premier film screenings, and artist talks happening through October.  More...
Sat 10/08 4:00 PM Johnson Park [268 Waverley Street Palo Alto, CA 94301]
Green Mitchell Trio  More...
Sat 10/08 7:30 PM Land & Sea Gallery [5428 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA, United States, California]
A night of Drone, Experimental and Improvised music at Land & Sea in Oakland as part of Kole Galbraith's West Coast tour. Kole Galbraith is a multi-disciplinary artist who focuses on sound in the vein of drone, noise and improvised music and inspired by Folklore and contemporary indigenous experience. Based in both Seattle, Washington and Tartu, Estonia, Kole Galbraith has been active in the underground experimental music community for the past decade performing throughout the West Coast of the United States and Austria. The music and sounds are informed by early 20th century French Musique-Concret, Metal, Jazz and contemporary composition. Kole Galbraith has released albums on his own label “Obscure & Terrible” and other labels such as SIGE and Titania Tapes.

The event also features sets by Zachary James Watkins who also plays in an electronic duo named Watkins/Peacock and formerly member of Black Spirituals. Additionally the project E.Æ.R will perform which features an artist of experimental black metal band Sutekh Hexen, and finally noise duo Jungle Sharks.  More...
Sat 10/08 7:30 PM Dresher Ensemble Studio [2253 Poplar St Oakland]
Concert Among Friends with Pianists Gloria Cheng and Matthew McCright

Pianists and longtime friends Gloria Cheng and Matthew McCright team up for an evening of new music for solo and four-hand piano.

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Sat 10/08 7:30 PM The Dome Center for Art, Music, and Dance [951 62nd Street, Oakland]
Dream Kitchen performs original compositions and new interpretations of Brazilian and American jazz, featuring Joyce Todd McBride; piano, Jeff Kaz; sax, Todd Larson; bass, Jeff Pera; drums. In collaboration with Dream Kitchen, the Dead Media Center at the Dome will present a slideshow, "The History of the Future" -- 1888 - 1988 Science illustrations from magic lantern to 35mm slides.  More...
Sat 10/08 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Performances and memories shared in recognition of Tom Nunn’s immense contributions to free improvisation and instrument inventing.  More...
Sat 10/08 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Park Jiha

Park Jiha is a multi-instrumentalist and composer who approaches ancient Korean instruments from the perspective of a modern, improvisatory minimalist.  More...
Sat 10/08 8:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
LEILA ABDUL-RAUF, ROSS HOYT + ED LLOYD, and ALBERT YEH will provide an evening of spectral states, Avant-Jazz, cinematic ambient composition and improvisation. An evening for the curious, for the studious and for the unfamiliar.  More...
Sat 10/08 8:00 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
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CCRMA celebrates the start of the 2022 season with its annual Transitions: two evenings of outdoor, under-the-stars concerts showcasing music from the CCRMA community and beyond. Feast your ears on immersive 3D sounds played on our multichannel system (24.8 speakers!) in our Courtyard outside the Knoll. Each evening’s program will be different and will feature live performances, fixed media electronic music, and audiovisual works.

The first concert will be prefaced by a panel discussion with John Markoff, John Chowning, James Andy Moorer, and Chris Chafe starting at 7pm.

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Sat 10/08 8:30 PM Indexical [Tannery Arts Center 1050 River St. #119 Santa Cruz]
The Mivos Quartet, “one of America’s most daring and ferocious new-music ensembles” (The Chicago Reader), is devoted to performing works of contemporary composers and presenting diverse new music to international audiences. Since the quartet's beginning in 2008 they have performed and closely collaborated with an ever-expanding group of international composers representing a wide aesthetic range of contemporary composition.  More...
Sunday, October 9
Sun 10/09 12:00 PM San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center [401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102]
SF Music Day is the free in-person day-long music marathon that celebrates the past, present, and future of Bay Area music, on Sunday, October 9, 2022 at the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center on Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco. Now in its 15th year, SF Music Day will showcase more than 25 local groups, 100+ artists, and a range of diverse musical styles from classical music to global music and new music to modern jazz.  More...
Sun 10/09 1:00 PM Shapeshifters Cinema [567 5th St. Oakland, CA 94607]
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Thingamajigs presents Redline Redefined, a new multi-year project that investigates, narrates and celebrates our formally red-lined neighborhoods. Thingamajigs has curated a program of audio and visual pieces designed to transport audiences from their home to the streets of Oakland and Berkeley. Featuring eight of the East Bay's most exciting performing artists, events scheduled include soundwalks, live performances, video narratives, poetry readings and an online interactive map. A diverse group of local artists are participating in the project, including performance artist Theresa Wong, Oakland’s Poet Laureate Ayodele Nzinga, and instrument inventor Sudhu Tewari.  More...
Sun 10/09 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Wooden Fish Ensemble

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Sun 10/09 7:00 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]
Meet/Fundraiser for our new 92-key Bösendorfer piano! Works by Cage, Cowell, Farish, Goodman, Ligeti, Looney, Luo, Mercer, with performances by Patti Deuter, Kymry Esainko, Greg Goodman, Scott R. Looney, Ting Luo, Hadley McCarroll, and Janis Mercer.  More...
Sun 10/09 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
SSSS is a monthly, informal show at CNM in which electronic music composers present their fixed media and/or live electronic music through the 8-channel surround system, generously provided by Meyer Sound. The composers mix their sounds from the center of the space, and the audience is free to choose their own listening location, and to move within the space to hear the music from different vantage points. This concert features music by John Bischoff from his just-released album "Surface" on Artifact recordings; "The Secret Opera" by David Michalak ; and three microtonal pieces by Chris Brown, from his recent performance of graphic scores by the artist David Ireland.  More...