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09/13/2017 - 10/27/2017

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...
✚gCal  ✚iCal
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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Thursday, September 28
Thu 9/28 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Isaac Pond’s Instrument Unveiling Party

Isaac Pond will be unveiling his unique percussive invention that utilizes air, water and motion to manipulate sound in a unique way. The concert will feature Isaac Pond playing his invention along with guest appearances by members of KingKongzilla, accompanying percussion and Bansuri flute by Aharon Wheels Bolsta.  More...
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Thu 9/28 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Sahba Sizdahkhani - santour, drums
9:00 pm PC Muñoz -electronics/drumset/poetry
Karl Evangelista - electric guitar  More...
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Friday, September 29
Fri 9/29 6:00 PM Copperfield's Books [850 4th St. San Rafael]
Jazz in the Neighborhood presents the tbd Quartet, whose name reflects the instrumentation of trumpets, bass and drums. Representing T for trumpets are Mario Guarneri and Erik Jekabson. B for bass will be Lisa Mezzacappa and D for drums is Vijay Anderson. Together they perform linear jazz created through implied harmonies and stretching of traditional forms.  More...
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Fri 9/29 8:00 PM Starry Plough [3101 Shattuck Ave @ Prince Berkeley]
Qualia, Gentleman Surfer, Grex

Shattering, eldritch sounds at Berkeley’s Starry Plough, featuring the swooning torch songs of Qualia, Sacramento prog punk masterminds Gentleman Surfer (led by drummer Jon Bafus), and the ecstatic art rock-cum-free jazz stylings of Grex (Karl Evangelista-gtr, vocals, dms, Rei Scampavia-keys, vocals, dms).  More...
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Fri 9/29 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
DJ LAG and Siete Catorce (Live)

Join us for performances by electronic music pioneers DJ Lag and Siete Catorce! These two artists are at the forefront of minimalist, deep electronic rhythm making—not to be missed.  More...
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Fri 9/29 9:00 PM Woods Bar & Brewery [1701 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Broken Shadows  More...
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Fri 9/29 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS Friday Special! Sahba Sizdahkhani/ Chuck Johnson/ DunkelpeK

On September 29th we will host a special showcase at Studio Grand for touring composer/instrumentalist, Sahba Sizdahkhani, with support from Oakland based Chuck Johnson and Dunkelpek.  More...
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Saturday, September 30
Sat 9/30 6:15 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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Sat 9/30 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Custer/James/Amendola/Glasgow: Film Scores Without Films

Featuring:
Beth Custer – clarinets
David James – guitar
Scott Amendola – drums
Jordan Glasgow – keyboards  More...
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Sat 9/30 8:00 PM First Presbyterian Church San Anselmo [72 Kensington Rd San Anselmo, CA 94960]
MARIN BAROQUE PRESENTS Agave Baroque: Bach/All in the Family, Saturday, Sept 30, 8 pm, at First Presbyterian Church San Anselmo.  More...
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Sat 9/30 8:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Oakland-based keyboardist-composer Steve McQuarry brings his Mandala Orchestra and Nonet to perform “A Tribute to Gil Evans” at SF JAZZ Center's Miner Auditorium on September 30, 2017 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at http://bit.ly/smp-gilevans-09-30-17-sfjazz.  More...
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Sat 9/30 8:00 PM Jupiter [2181 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley]
Broken Shadows  More...
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Sat 9/30 8:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
NextNow presents - Computer Music : Architectonic Perspectives : an evening of new directions in computer music - Sean Hamilton percussion/computer, John Bischoff -computer/electronics, Mika Pontecorvo/Mark Pino - guitar,percussion, generative architecture..  More...
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Sunday, October 1
Sun 10/01 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Pola Baytelman

Works by Villa-Lobos, Ginastera, Mendelssohn, Milhaud, Schoenfield, and Albéniz.  More...
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Sun 10/01 4:00 PM Our Saviors Lutheran Church [1035 Carol Ln, Lafayette CA 94549]
Ensemble ARI peforms Eastern European Music plus Haeguem concertino!  More...
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Sun 10/01 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm The Lost Shapes
Safa Shokrai - contrabass, compositions/Mark Clifford - vibraphone, compositions/Darren Johnston - trumpet, compositions/Jason Levis - drum set, compositions/Kasey Knudsen - alto sax, compositions, temporarily lost shape
8:30pm nOOi
Mark Oi - electric guitar, compositions/Bill Noertker - electric bass, compositions  More...
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Sun 10/01 8:00 PM Artists' Television Access [992 Valencia SF]
An evening of audiovisual improvisations with Carl Ludwig Hübsch (tuba), James Fei (reeds), Bill Hsu (video, electronics), Matt Ingalls (clarinets)  More...
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Monday, October 2
Mon 10/02 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: David Boyce (solo saxophone/electronics)

Set #2: Alex Jenkins Trio (Sacramento jazz trio)
http://www.alexjenkins.net/
Alex Jenkins-drums, Luis Albert Clifford Childers-brass, Max Judelson-bass

Set #3: Amendola Trio (explosive improvised trio music)
Scott Amendola-drums, electronics, Karl Evangelista-el. guitar, Jason Hoopes-el. bass  More...
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Mon 10/02 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS: Lisa Mezzacappa’s avantNOIR + Sean Hamilton  More...
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Tuesday, October 3
Tue 10/03 8:00 PM Berkeley City Club [2315 Durant Ave Berkeley, CA 94704]
Del Sol String Quartet: This high-energy quartet of master musicians, two-time Chamber Music America award winner for Adventurous Programming, returns to BCP in a joint celebration of both of our 25th anniversaries and of Lou Harrison’s centenary with classic and fresh works.  More...
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Wednesday, October 4
Wed 10/04 9:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Steven Warwick

Steven Warwick is an artist and musician and writer based in Berlin. His new audio-visual mixtape Nadir was released via the delinear platform on the acclaimed label PAN.  More...
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Thursday, October 5
Thu 10/05 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Full: Orchestra Di Pazzi

Programmed by Sarah Cahill

Orchestra Di Pazzi is a large improvising orchestra created by Scott Amendola to explore various combinations of musicians on a large scale, creating new musical textures for each unique performance.  More...
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Thu 10/05 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Melford, Morris, Mezzacappa & Adams: Energetic Avant-Jazz

Featuring:
Myra Melford – piano
Angela Morris – tenor saxophone
Lisa Mezzacappa – bass
Steve Adams – saxophones  More...
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Thu 10/05 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Puppy Surprise Improv Derby Night!

Come to the venue with instruments ready to play. We'll draw artists' names out of a plush Puppy Surprise's velcro belly, to make quartets for short sets.  More...
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Friday, October 6
Fri 10/06 8:00 PM The Back Room [The Back Room 1984 Bonita Ave. Berkeley, CA]
Original, creative, and singable, this group celebrates their forthcoming second CD, "Bump This On The Regular". Reckless deep grooves, incendiary guitar, and spontaneous happiness. The Actual Trio is John Schott, guitar, Dan Seamans, bass, and John Hanes, drums.  More...
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Fri 10/06 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
A Woman’s Point of View – An Evening of Art Song with Winnie Nieh and Paul Dab

Experience love, loss, struggle, strength and Mother Nature with soprano Winnie Nieh and pianist Paul Dab. Featuring distinguished female composers Clara Schumann, Libby Larsen, Emma Logan, Julie Barwick and Rita Zhang, this program is sure to delight!  More...
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Fri 10/06 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Solo-Duo-Trio: Vertebrate & Nucci/Josephson Duo & John McCowen  More...
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Saturday, October 7
Sat 10/07 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
Angela Morris & Myra Melford

Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.  More...
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Sat 10/07 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Thomas Carnacki / Jordan Glenn Quartet  More...
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Sunday, October 8
Sun 10/08 2:00 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 10/08 4:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2087 Addison Street Berkeley]
Jenny Maybee’s “eloquent and heart stopping” piano playing and vocals have been hailed as “expertly balanced,” with her voice described as “exquisite” and “in the same league” as Billie Holiday, and her piano stylings compared to Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner, and Cecil Taylor. Jenny’s trio, featuring Shimpei Ogawa (bass) and Jon Arkin (drums), will bring an evening of innovative music to CJC. Rooted in the jazz and classical traditions, yet always breaking new ground, the trio will present original compositions and arrangements of favorite jazz standards.  More...
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Sun 10/08 6:30 PM Prelinger Library [301 8th St Ste 215 San Francisco, CA]
Rivero/Heule/Trammell: Simultaneous Multi-Dimensionality  More...
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Monday, October 9
Mon 10/09 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS: John Krausbauer & Kaori Suzuki Duo + James Fei  More...
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Tuesday, October 10
Tue 10/10 7:00 PM Kala Art Institute [Kala Art Institute 2990 San Pablo Ave Berkeley, CA 94702]
Turntable Drawing No. 17 with Clay/Fischer/Kobe/Lorio/Wong: Turntable Drawings, a project by composer Danny Clay and visual artist Jon Fischer will join forces with the US-Swiss trio of Christian Kobe (sax), Frantz Lorio (viola) and Theresa Wong (cello/voice) for a night of sonic and visual alchemy.  More...
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Tue 10/10 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
The Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet from St. Petersburg, Russia, returns to Sunset Music & Arts in the fall in another exciting program for the string quartet. The Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet, based in Saint Petersburg, Russia, formed in 1939, is a monument to Russian musical history. The present members Mikhail Bondarev (violin), Ekaterina Belisova (violin), Alexei Popov (viola), Anton Andreev (cello) are graduates of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory who, by virtue of a shared background steeped in the grand tradition of Russian music making, achieve organic and convincing interpretations of a diverse repertoire of masterworks, Russian classics, and contemporary masters. The Quartet champions the music of Russian composers with the core of their repertoire being the music of Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Glazunov, Taneyev and Stravinsky. They also perform lesser-known masterworks of Glinka, Alabiev, Rimsky-Korsakov, Gretchaninov, Miaskovsky and Mossolov.  More...
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Tue 10/10 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
- Tatsuya Nakatani, Kevin Corcoran, Jacob Felix Heule, Robert Lopez, Marshall Trammell, and Karen Stackpole percussion sextet
- Kevin CK Lo
- Aurora Josephson + Kim Nucci duo  More...
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Wednesday, October 11
Wed 10/11 6:30 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
RECOMBINANT Festival is a five day showcase of 360-degree spatial cinema and live audio-visual performances developed in collaboration with Recombinant Media Labs and presented at Gray Area from Wednesday,October 11th to Sunday, October 15th.

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Wed 10/11 9:30 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Ornettology Side Three  More...
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Thursday, October 12
Thu 10/12 6:30 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
RECOMBINANT Festival is a five day showcase of 360-degree spatial cinema and live audio-visual performances developed in collaboration with Recombinant Media Labs and presented at Gray Area from Wednesday,October 11th to Sunday, October 15th.

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Thu 10/12 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Tatsuya Nakatani, solo percussion  More...
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Thu 10/12 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15pm: Fathers (Derek Gedalecia & Nathan Bowers - noise & classical guitar)
8:45pm: Forest Management (drones from Chicago)
9:30pm: Felisha Ledesma (samplers/electronics)  More...
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Thu 10/12 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Katinka Kleijn, cello and Samuel Adams, electronics

Cellist Katinka Kleijn (ICE) and composer Samuel Adams present an evening of electroacoustic works for cello.  More...
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Thu 10/12 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Adria Otte Solo + Kobe/Lorio/Wong Trio

Join us for a night of improvised music from the Bay Area and beyond, featuring a solo electronics set by Adria Otte and the US-Swiss collaboration of Theresa Wong (cello), Christian Kobe (sax) and Frantz Lorio (viola).  More...
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Friday, October 13
Fri 10/13 6:30 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
RECOMBINANT Festival is a five day showcase of 360-degree spatial cinema and live audio-visual performances developed in collaboration with Recombinant Media Labs and presented at Gray Area from Wednesday,October 11th to Sunday, October 15th.

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Fri 10/13 7:00 PM 500 Capp Street - The David Ireland House [500 Capp Street San Francisco, CA 94110 - walking distance from mission area BART stations]
World Premiere of BELLINGHAM FOR DAVID IRELAND - a MAP SCORE by Phillip Greenlief, performed by karen stackpole (gongs), Phillip Greenlief, tenor saxophone, wobbly (electronics), kelley kipperman (contrabass), gabby fluke-mogul (violin), aurora josephson (voice) zachary james watkins (electronics), carl ludwig hubsch (tuba). Doors at 7, the one-hour performance will start at 7:30 sharp!  More...
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Fri 10/13 7:00 PM Koret Auditorium [de Young Museum San Francisco]
Performance: Nate Boyce, "Kaoss Etudes"

The de Young will host the US premiere of the newest multimedia performance work from San-Francisco-based artist Nate Boyce. Kaoss Etudes functions like an index of various modes of image and sound production and their perceptual effects as they operate along aesthetic spectrums.  More...
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Fri 10/13 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
KOBI/ LORIOT / WONG TRIO:
The international trio of Theresa Wong (cello), Christian Kobi (saxophones) and Frantz Loriot (viola) came together for the first time in 2016. In their improvised music, the three quickly found a synergy in the focused exploration of acoustic sounds and the transformation of these sounds through amplification. Like a ‘microscope’ set to an image, the trio reveals the rich microcosm of their instruments through extended playing and mic techniques. Their music can be likened to the electrically pulsating din of a nocturnal insect colony.  More...
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Fri 10/13 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Fred Frith: Solo Guitar  More...
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Fri 10/13 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
GCG presents: Siroko Duo (music of our time)

Siroko Duo partners with the Guerrilla Composers Guild for three world premieres that combine music, technology, and culture to present music of our time.  More...
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Saturday, October 14
Sat 10/14 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
Oct 14---Saturday
Noon until 2pm SHARP!

Forest Management (OH)-----------Felisha Lelidisma (OR)----------Mama Buries---------McCoven/Josephson/Heule-------Sea Moss (OR)  More...
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Sat 10/14 6:30 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
RECOMBINANT Festival is a five day showcase of 360-degree spatial cinema and live audio-visual performances developed in collaboration with Recombinant Media Labs and presented at Gray Area from Wednesday,October 11th to Sunday, October 15th.

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Sat 10/14 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
Shtrykov-Tanaka Clarinet-Piano Duo. Comprised of two sensationally gifted and acclaimed virtuosi – clarinetist Maksim Shtrykov [pronounced: sh-TRY-koff] and pianist Misuzu Tanaka – the Shtrykov-Tanaka Duo has been heard throughout the U.S. Clarinet and piano duos are still rare gems on the modern concert stage despite the immense repertoire. With its innovative programming, master classes, and recitals, the Duo makes it their mission to transform the superb instrumental combination from a rare occurrence to a welcomed guest in concert series across the globe.  More...
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Sat 10/14 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
The Jazz Philanthropists Union presents…
Johnston/Stephens/Blades/Amendola

Darren Johnston, trumpet
Marcus Stephens, tenor sax
Wil Blades, organ
Scott Amendola, drums  More...
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Sat 10/14 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Voice and The Machine (an Amy Foote production)

The Voice and The Machine (an Amy Foote production alongside Melinda Becker, David Katz, Sidney Chen, and Helen Newby) is a program that illuminates our subconscious relationship with technology and gives a sense of the magic it performs on us. The program moves from unadorned and unaccompanied voices, to different combinations of SATB voices, cello, live electronics and a newly invented instrument, the “Jellyphone”, which is a midi controller fashioned after a 1970s electronic memory game (Simon) with the plastic colored touch-pads replaced with flavored gelatin. The program includes a world premier by Dennis Aman, in addition to pieces by Aaron Gervais, Isaac Schankler and Laura Steenberge.  More...
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Sat 10/14 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Night Rounds

An evening of live film and music performances featuring eight Bay Area visual artists and musicians whose work ranges from experiments with light and film to algorithmic music composition.  More...
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Sat 10/14 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, October 15
Sun 10/15 2:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Aki Tsuyuko and Ippei Matsui – Piano, Electronics, & Projected Live Drawing

Piano and electronic keyboard performance between composition and experimental improvisation, accompanied by projected live drawing, featuring composer/pianist Aki Tsuyuko and visual artist Ippei Matsui.  More...
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Sun 10/15 5:30 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
RECOMBINANT Festival is a five day showcase of 360-degree spatial cinema and live audio-visual performances developed in collaboration with Recombinant Media Labs and presented at Gray Area from Wednesday,October 11th to Sunday, October 15th.

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Sun 10/15 7:00 PM Wind River [421 Wild Way Santa Cruz, CA 95065]
Paul Metzger & John Saint Pelvyn encompass a range of styles, drawing on Americana, Hindustani, and experimental musics to breathe new life into their work with the guitar and banjo. Both work with long-form, multi-part improvisations that unwind into complex forms punctuated by ecstatic moments.  More...
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Monday, October 16
Mon 10/16 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
We are excited to present luminary NYC guitarist Elliott Sharp for our October 16th event at Canessa Gallery. Also performing will be a duo of Wobbly (Jon Leidecker) and Tania Chen and the electronic-organic trio Euphotic (Cheryl E. Leonard, Tom Djll, Bryan Day).
https://www.facebook.com/events/112764892729594  More...
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Mon 10/16 7:30 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
“Sounding Limits” features a series of compositions resulted from a long-term collaboration between the French composer Pascale Criton and the Italian string players Silvia Tarozzi & Deborah Walker. Silvia Tarozzi, violin, and Deborah Walker, cello, are actively involved in the fields of contemporary experimental music and free improvisation. Together with Pascale Criton they have been exploring microtonal extended techniques and gestural processes on a violin and a cello tuned in 1/16 of a tone. The compositions that have resulted from this process are conceived as scripts. They challenge the sense of form and the attitude of interpretation, transforming it into a creative process. Time and motion are no longer defined by pitches and metrical systems but are embodied as diagrams and moods.  More...
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Mon 10/16 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS: Paul Metzger & John Saint Pelvyn + Pin Bokeh  More...
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Tuesday, October 17
Tue 10/17 7:00 PM Music Concert Hall, San Jose State University [1 Washington Sq, San Jose, CA 95192]
Sarah Cahill

LOU HARRISON PIANO CONCERTO WITH SJSU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Sarah performs Lou Harrison's Piano Concerto with the San Jose State University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Fred Cohen.  More...
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Tue 10/17 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Pascale Criton, Sounding Limits; Silvia Tarozzi & Deborah Walker Duo

Sounding Limits features a series of microtonal compositions for violin and cello tuned in 1/16th of a tone. They are the result of a long-term collaboration between the French composer Pascale Criton and the Italian string players Silvia Tarozzi and Deborah Walker. After being performed at international festivals and venues in Europe, Sounding Limits will be presented for the first time in the United States in the Fall of 2017.  More...
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Tue 10/17 8:00 PM El Rio [3158 Mission St SF]
EFFT, Grex, For Now

A one-of-a-kind night of roving, ravishing, electric music: longstanding powerhouse EFFT offers a set of spacefaring folk rock, art rock band Grex explores the intersection between lilting song and the dizzying outer reaches of noise and free jazz, and two-piece For Now performs a sublime set of art pop-inflected electronic music.  More...
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Tue 10/17 8:00 PM Hotel Utah [500 Fourth Street @Bryant SF]
The Golden Path

Silk Mother

Tainted Pussy

Brand New Heartache

Wobbly  More...
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Tue 10/17 9:00 PM Darger Bar/Weird Ear Presents [2700 16th St., San Francisco, CA, 94103]
9 PM sharp: Eric Glick Rieman/eurorack modular synthesizer

10 PM: 'dirgeslurry' is a drone/ambient project by will wright kreppel  More...
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Wednesday, October 18
Wed 10/18 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Actress + Russell Butler live at Gray Area

DJ Dials and Gray Area present Actress with Russell Butler and more live in the Grand Theater! Doors are at 8:00pm. Capacity is limited. 21+.
Actress can produce mirage-like moments of beauty like nobody else. His new album on Ninja Tune, AZD, is described as “a chrome reflected journey into a parallel world.” He plays live for the first time in years at Gray Area's Grand Theater in San Francisco. Don't miss this stellar lineup!  More...
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Wed 10/18 8:00 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Degenerate Art Ensemble - Diphylleia Grayi  More...
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Wed 10/18 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Gordon Grdina solo/ Gordon Grdina Kjell Nordeson Duo

Gordon Grdina will explore the connection between Arabic Maqam and free improvisation on both the guitar and oud before Kjell Nordeson joins him for a set of improvisational interplay.  More...
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Thursday, October 19
Thu 10/19 6:45 PM The Contemporary Jewish Museum [736 Mission St SF]
Students from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music perform Reich’s New York Counterpoint and Philip Glass' Music in Similar Motion and other selections. Presented in conjunction with The 613 by Archie Rand, contemporary classical musicians perform works by twentieth-century Jewish minimalist composers. Concerts take place in the gallery.  More...
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Thu 10/19 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00pm John Bischoff (electronics)
8:40pm Ctrl-Z
Ryan Page, Daniel Steffey, Nick Wang (electronics)
9:20 RTD3
Tom Nunn - inventions, Ron Heglin- voice/brass, Doug Carroll - cello  More...
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Thu 10/19 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Turning Into A Butterfly - Zachary Ostroff & Scott Amendola

Is this rock’n’roll? Is it jazz? Is it Japanese, electronic Zydeco music? Turning Into A Butterfly is a metamorphosis (or should we say, meta-bro-phosis) of the dual forces of Scott Amendola and Zach Ostroff.  More...
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Thu 10/19 8:00 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Degenerate Art Ensemble - Diphylleia Grayi  More...
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Friday, October 20
Fri 10/20 7:00 PM Southern Exposure [Southern Exposure 3030 20th Street San Francisco, CA 94110]
Our Sacred Noise in Street Light Shadows
Live performance by Radio Healer

Radio Healer, a Native American and Xicano-led performance ensemble founded in the Southwestern United States, will present a sound performance by two of the collective's artists, Cristóbal Martínez and Meredith Martínez. Our Sacred Noise in Street Light Shadows consists of six newly commissioned compositions that are composed for five handmade electronic instruments, three Mexican ocarinas, a conch shell, and a Pueblo elk whistle. They perform the wailing cry of La Llorona as she is carried by pedestrian currents that flow through the nighttime streets of San Francisco. Listen to the sacred sounds of frenetic capitalism and its byproduct hallucinations of laughter, violence, and dreams. Imagine the hypnotic momentum of the manipulations of the unseen hand of power-holders.  More...
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Fri 10/20 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St San Francisco 94110]
Pamela Z • T.D. Skatchit & Tom Djll • Kim Nucci
Join us for Adobe's monthly music series!
This month we have some of the Bay Area's, nay, the world's best improvisors, experimental acoustic, amplified, electronic composer/performers ("..how dare he!") in the intimate setting you've come to know and love at Adobe Books on a early Friday eve (note, 7:30pm, perfect for after work!) make these dark days a bit brighter in cosy company at Adobe Books!
¡FREE!  More...
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Fri 10/20 8:00 PM Hertz Hall [UC Berkeley campus near corner of College and Bancroft Berkeley]
THE MUSIC OF JAY CLOIDT

A diverse set of music by Bay Area composer Jay Cloidt is performed. Included are works for the Sather Tower carillon, the Eco Ensemble String Quartet, solo piano, a “duet for pianist and piano” with interactive electronics, and music from the music theater work DArc: Woman on fire, for singer and cellist.  More...
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Fri 10/20 8:00 PM Jupiter [2181 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley]
Joseph's Bones with Lisa Mezzacappa  More...
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Saturday, October 21
Sat 10/21 4:00 PM Taube Atrium Theater [Veterans Building 4th floor 401 Van Ness Ave San Francisco, CA 94102]
San Francisco Contemporary Music Players in Concert

works by
Philippe Leroux
Nicole Mitchell
Hans Abrahamsen
Composer Talk and Open Rehearsal with Nicole Mitchell  More...
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Sat 10/21 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Bottesini Project

Paul Riola: Saxophone Glen Whitehead: Trumpet Scott Walton: Bass Mark Clifford: Vibraphone Scott Amendola: Drums  More...
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Sat 10/21 7:30 PM Taube Atrium Theatre [Veterans Building 4th floor, 401 Van Ness Ave San Francisco, CA 94102]
SFCMP in Concert: Works by ABRAHAMSEN, LEROUX and MITCHELL. SFCMP's season-opener concert will juxtapose three looks at musical color, three sonic landscapes, and three provocative composers. The concert will feature the west coast premiere of a new work by Philippe LEROUX, as well as a world premiere by California composer Nicole MITCHELL, whose work celebrates African-American culture while reaching across genres, and "Schnee" by Danish composer Hans ABRAHAMSEN, a work esteemed as one of the first classics of 21st-century music. Concert tickets on sale now! You can SUBSCRIBE or BECOME A MEMBER today for the best ticket prices! Visit SFCMP.org for information on subscriptions and memberships, starting at just $6.25 per month.  More...
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Sat 10/21 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Dohee Lee with Raphael Radna: MU/巫 (Connector)  More...
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Sat 10/21 8:00 PM Radius Gallery [1050 River St #127 Santa Cruz]
Ctrl-Z performs work by Pauline Oliveros and Johanna Beyer, alongside new commissions by Belinda Lee and Sarah Jane Reid. Ctrl-Z is a group dedicated to the performance of composed music for live electronics. Founded by Ryan Page, Daniel Steffey, and Nick Wang in 2015, the group often finds itself in collaboration with other musicians, who perform on both electronic and acoustic instruments, to realize these works. Using an array of modular synthesizers, computers, homemade circuitry, test equipment, and other machinery, they have commissioned new works for the medium, as well as realized classic pieces, or adapted open-ended instrumentation scores to fit their means of performance.  More...
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Sunday, October 22
Sun 10/22 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 pm The Actual Trio
John Schott - guitar, Dan Seamans - double bass, John Hanes - drums
8:30 pm Trouble Ensemble
Ernest Larkins, voice, Mia Bella D'Augelli, violin
Rent Romus and Joshua Marshall, saxophones, Jakob Pek, guitar
Andrew Jamieson, piano, Tim DeCillis, drums  More...
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Monday, October 23
Mon 10/23 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS: Open Sorcerer and Oakland Future Trio  More...
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Tuesday, October 24
Tue 10/24 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Left Edge Percussion: Drumming at the Edge

Left Edge Percussion presents “Drumming at the Edge”, a dynamic and eclectic program featuring music by Mark Applebaum, John Cage, Erik Griswold, Terry Longshore, Eugene Novotney, Steve Reich, Julia Wolfe, and Nick Zammuto. As artist-in-residence at the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University and led by artistic director Terry Longshore, Left Edge Percussion actively collaborates on innovative projects with composers and artists of various media. The concert is curated by Jim Santi Owen, who will join the ensemble as special guest.  More...
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Wednesday, October 25
Wed 10/25 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]
PSYCHO JAZZ IN THE BAY
Night #1 - Wed. Oct25 at Peacock Lounge, 552 Haight, SF, CA
Tickets $12 ADVANCE | $15 DOOR http://wolfeyes.bpt.me
Wolf Eyes http://www.wolfeyes.net/
SBSM https://sbsmoakland.bandcamp.com/
Neha Spellfish https://soundcloud.com/spellfish
Beast Nest http://www.sharmi.info/beastie/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1441663312548188  More...
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Thursday, October 26
Thu 10/26 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street San Francisco 94102]
SFJAZZ Collective Plays Ornette Coleman
Miguel Zenón – Alto Saxophone, David Sánchez – Tenor Saxophone, Sean Jones – Trumpet, Robin Eubanks – Trombone, Warren Wolf – Vibraphone, Marimba, Edward Simon – Piano, Matt Penman – Bass, Obed Calvaire – Drums
An all-star ensemble comprising eight of the finest performer/composers at work in jazz today, the SFJAZZ Collective’s mission each year is to perform fresh arrangements of works by a modern master and newly commissioned pieces by each Collective member. Through this pioneering approach, simultaneously honoring music’s greatest figures while championing jazz’s up-to-the-minute directions, the Collective embodies SFJAZZ’s commitment to jazz as a living, ever-relevant art form.  More...
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Thu 10/26 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]
Night #2 - Thu. Oct26 at Peacock Lounge, 552 Haight, SF, CA
Tickets $12 ADVANCE | $15 DOOR http://wolfeyes.bpt.me
Wolf Eyes http://www.wolfeyes.net
Bran(...)Pos http://soundcrack.net/branpos/
Gaiamamoo (Tokyo) https://gaiamamoo.wixsite.com/official
False None http://ratskin.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/1979041625700417/
Doors 7:45pm, Music 8pm-midnight  More...
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Thu 10/26 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Flourescent Grey (electronics)
8:40 pm Agnes Szelag (cello/voice) and Kanoko Nishi-Smith (koto)
9:20 pm KREation Ensemble
Tony Gennaro - Percussion, Gina Bonati - Vocals, Lee Hodel - Bass, Marc Zolinger - Guitar, Kevin Robinson - Tenor Saxophone  More...
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Thu 10/26 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
UNSEEN series | Autumn 2017

Gray Area's UNSEEN series returns in October with collaborative A/V performances from the some of the most respected members of the Bay Area's underground music scene.  More...
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Friday, October 27
Fri 10/27 7:00 PM 63 Bluxome Street Gallery [63 Bluxome St, San Francisco, CA 94107]
EARTH-BODY: a group exhibition featuring: Nancy Beckman, Rachael Cleveland, Mercedes Dorame, Emma Lanier, Cheryl Leonard, Ashley May, Sophia Shen, Jacqueline Sherlock Norheim, Hannah Perrine Mode, and Minoosh Zomorodinia.
Opening + Performances: Oct. 27 (7 - 10 pm) Closing Performances + Party: Nov.3 (8 - 11 pm) (with an after party featuring Robby Kharr)  More...
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Fri 10/27 8:00 PM Seismic Retrofitters [San Francisco, CA]
Night #3 - Fri. Oct27 at Seismic Retrofitters, 650 Divisadero, SF, CA
Tickets $12 ADVANCE | $15 DOOR http://wolfeyes3.bpt.me
Wolf Eyes http://wolfeyes.net
Las Sucias http://www.sucieria.com/
William Winant Quartet featuring Josh Allen, Joshua Marshall and Aaron Levin http://williamwinant.com/
Oracle Plus https://oracleplus.tumblr.com
and Guerilla Comedy featuring:
- A Wolf Home Companion
- Annick Adelle
- Richard Savate
- Florentina Tanase
https://www.facebook.com/events/1979041625700417/
https://www.songkick.com/concerts/31488439-wolf-eyes-at-seismic-retrofitters
http://www.spingo.com/calendar/event/6724450
Doors 7:45pm, Comedy 8pm-9pm, Music 9pm-midnight  More...
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Fri 10/27 9:00 PM Starry Plough [3101 Shattuck Ave @ Prince Berkeley]
New Zombies, the large ensemble playing Afrobeat arrangements of avant-garde compositions by Dan Plonsey, play one long set. Local favorites El Duo open the show, playing lo-fi Afro dance grooves.  More...
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