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09/14/2016 - 10/29/2016

Thursday, September 15
Thu 9/15 5:15 PM MSRI's Simons Auditorium [17 Gauss Way Berkeley, CA]
Del Sol String Quartet - MSRI: HARMONIC SERIES CONCERT

Del Sol performs music by Ben Johnston, Ruth Crawford Seeger and Terry Riley.  More...
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Thu 9/15 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Oa (Matt Davignon & Hugh Behm-Steinberg - voice sampling)
9pm Daniel Blomquist (electronics) & Aria Rostami  More...
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Thu 9/15 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Scordatura: Hannah Addario-Berry, cello & Gloria Justen, violins

Hannah Addario-Berry and Gloria Justen present new music for solo strings. Hannah will perform new works from her acclaimed “Scordatura” program for alternately tuned cello. Gloria will perform her own violin compositions on a range instruments from piccolo violin to baritone violin, and even a 5 stringed “violalin."  More...
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Friday, September 16
Fri 9/16 4:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Member Happy Hour + 2 Blocks of Art performances

Happy hour for C4NM members! Drinks and snacks will be provided; guests of members and prospective members welcome to attend.

Concurrently, C4NM will be presenting live music as part of 2 Blocks of Art, with solo piano performances at 6th and Market and experimental electronics at Launderland on 6th Street.  More...
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Fri 9/16 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center Street Berkeley]
Full: Scientific presents the US premiere of Lisa Mezzacappa's Organelle plus the Broun Fellinis and films by Jean Painlevé.  More...
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Fri 9/16 8:00 PM NOHSpace [2840 Mariposa St. SF]
Drowning Man - Featuring Shinichi Iova-Koga & Edward Schocker, CoPresented by Theatre of Yugen  More...
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Fri 9/16 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Perpetual Motion | Dust to Dust

SAN FRANCISCO CINEMATHEQUE and GRAY AREA present PERPETUAL MOTION, the largest convergence of international, multi-generational performance cinema practitioners ever assembled in the San Francisco Bay Area. The series is presented September 16–December 7, 2016. All performances at Gray Area.  More...
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Fri 9/16 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Trio Improvisations
with Chris Brown, piano; Donald Robinson, drums; John McCowen, clarinets  More...
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Saturday, September 17
Sat 9/17 8:00 PM NOHSpace [2840 Mariposa St. SF]
Drowning Man - Featuring Shinichi Iova-Koga & Edward Schocker, CoPresented by Theatre of Yugen  More...
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Sat 9/17 8:00 PM Finnish Kaleva Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
Outsound Presents The Vinny Golia Large Ensemble SF Bay Area
In celebration of his 70th Birthday Bay Area musicians come together for an Outsound Presents special incarnation of Grand master multi-reedist and composer Vinny Golia's Large Ensemble.
"Golia is an unconventional autodidact who works in a grand style, with broad, messy strokes, mixing take-no-prisoners improv with rigorous composition. He takes obvious delight in the range of sounds at his command in the Large Ensemble, from tuba to piccolo-a sort of Mingus meets Stravinsky..." DOWNBEAT

LARGE ENSEMBLE:
Aaron Bennett, Aaron Levin, Aaron-Rodní Rodriguez, Alex Yeung, Amanda Chaudhary, Amy Reed, Andrew Jamieson, Andrew Joron, Ben Zucker, Beth Schenck, Bill Wolter, Bryan Day, Bruce Ackley, Cheryl Leonard, Collette McCaslin, Dan Plonsey, David Slusser, Derek Drudge, Donald Robinson, David Samas, Frances Rodriguez, Gabby Fluke-Mogul, George Moore, Gregory Scharpen, Heikki Koskinen, Henry Kaiser, Henry Kuntz, Isaac Narell, Jake Rodriguez, Jaroba, Jason Levis, John Finkbeiner, John Vaughn, Jon Raskin, Jordon Glenn, Joseph Nobel, Josh Allen, Joshua Marshall, Kersti Abrams, Kelley Kipperman, Leland Vandermeulen, Mark Pino, Matt Small, Michelle Hardy, Myles Boisen, Neal Trembath, Peter Whitehead, Philip Everett, Phillip Gelb, Phillip Greenlief, Rachel Condry, Rent Romus, Robin Walsh, Roger Kim, Ron Heglin, Ross Hammond, Scott R. Looney, Shanna Sordahl, Soo-yeon Lyuh, Steve Horowitz, Steve Adams, Tania Chen, Tara Flandreau, Tim DeCillis, Tom Weeks, Tom Bickley, Thomas Dimuzio, Vijay Anderson, William Winant  More...
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Sat 9/17 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Play or Die Series: Ochs – Johnston – Robair plus SPECIAL GUESTS

Trio/Duo/Sextet = The trio of Larry Ochs , Darren Johnston + Gino Robair open. The duo of Mark Clifford (vibraphone) and Crystal Pascucci (cello) play next. Then a SEXTET including all 5 of these players plus SPECIAL GUEST Aurora Josephson adds her mighty vocal improvisations for a structured improvisation created by Larry Ochs for this special sextet.  More...
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Sat 9/17 8:00 PM Avonova [417 Avon St. Oakland, CA]
The Sheldon Brown Trio  More...
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Sunday, September 18
Sun 9/18 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Dialogues: Music for Cello & Other

"Dialogues" explores the interaction between cello and other instruments, objects, and spaces. Cellist Helen Newby will premiere works by David Bird, Danny Clay and Adam Hirsch in addition to performing the music of Cat Lamb, Malin Bång & Thomas Meadowcroft.  More...
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Sun 9/18 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation improv workshop)  More...
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Sun 9/18 8:00 PM Oakland.Secret [577 5th St. Oakland]
Surplus 1980 w/ Reconnasissance Fly, Mark Clifford's Dirty Snacks Ensemble

Doors at 9:00 | $5-10 sliding scale  More...
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Monday, September 19
Mon 9/19 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
SPILL – Timbre and Motion Studies

The concert will draw on the interrelationship of materials and timbres shared within their instrumental palate of percussion and piano. Utilising elements of noise, resonance, percussive and sustained tonal colours, timbre, rhythm and spectral sound as structural elements.  More...
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Mon 9/19 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Trois Chapeaux (Jorge Bachmann, Tania Chen, Kevin Corcoran, Jaroba) & Voicehandler (Jacob Felix Heule, Danishta Rivero)  More...
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Tuesday, September 20
Tue 9/20 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Magda Mayas, piano, Tony Buck, percussion with special guest Gino Robair, unpopular electronics.  More...
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Wednesday, September 21
Wed 9/21 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Taylor Ho Bynum & Tomas Fujiwara – Duo & Quintet

Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet) and Tomas Fujiwara (drums) have been close musical collaborators for over twenty years - tonight they will perform in their long-standing duo configuration, and premiere a new book of music for quintet with Ben Goldberg (contralto clarinet), Crystal Pascucci (cello), and Lisa Mezzacappa (bass).  More...
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Wed 9/21 8:00 PM Second Act [1727 Haight St. SF]
Matt Ingalls, Alien Planet, Kevin CK Lo, Lucy Noise Project
Wed, Sept 21; doors 7:45pm, show 8-10:30pm
at Second Act, 1727 Haight St $5 21+

Matt Ingalls
It tingles to be Matt Ingalls, you know it does just from the look of him. To be certain though, consider your ears once he begins marking time with sound. Find his face on your face, feel the fuzz as he takes over the small sound chamber at Second Act. This virtuoso of reed, circuit and corduroy is not to be missed.
http://sfsound.org/matt.html

Alien Planet
Sheila Bosco and Collette McCaslin harness the stirrings of interplanetary systems, collapsing universes, vibrating atomic clouds, and intersecting Boltzmann brains, amassing all manner of microforces which then erupt as sonic lightning, capable of crossing galactic distances, bringing psychedelic free noise to long haired aliens smoking god knows what. Come pass the intergalactic peace pipe and snap your vestigial tentacles in time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmenoppyibs

Kevin CK Lo
Phenom of flute, fiddle, and piano since his earliest days, Kevin CK Lo went on to become choreographer, writer, one half of hypnagogic duo, Drought Spa, and fearless crosser of beams. Through live stochastic synthesis he spawns dissociative corruptions: metalized violin, plasticized flute, and for the first time at Second Act... flesh piano. Now is the hour of our transmogrification.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJKpxDnurbI

A Lucy Noise Project
"Lucy will perform a sincere composition upon the world famous classic Korg MS 10 synthesizer and other common things. Emptiness, the void, time, moving meditation, the death of a beloved pet. These themes will be explored in sound and performance. Hugs, Lucy"
https://youtu.be/5_ZTHRfmAcc?t=29  More...
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Wed 9/21 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
CNMAT presents: Georg Graewe, piano  More...
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Wed 9/21 9:00 PM The Night Light [311 Broadway Oakland]
WEED ALIEN
w/ Hiss + Hum, Dunkelpek, + Braided Flesh

September 21, 2016
Doors at 9:00 pm
$5  More...
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Thursday, September 22
Thu 9/22 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Christopher Whitley - violin/electronics
9pm: Travis Johns (electronics) and Alex Cantona (cello)  More...
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Thu 9/22 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Nava Dunkelman with Hymn  More...
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Thu 9/22 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Aerocade Music presents A/B Duo & Post Haste Reed Duo CD

Aerocade Music artists A/B Duo and Post-Haste Reed Duo will perform works from their recent CD releases. Come for the great music, stay for the snacks and door prizes!  More...
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Thu 9/22 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
UNSEEN series | Synthesized Acoustic

September's UNSEEN features collaborative performances by Thomas Carnacki, Scott Arford, Fluorescent Grey & Ray McClure!  More...
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Friday, September 23
Fri 9/23 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
PC Muñoz “Rugged Individual” – Special Birthday Show!

Featuring two premieres: “Shipwreck”: drumset + dance duet with turf dancer Dopeyfresh “Rugged Individual”: solo percussion and poetry piece….and a set of original art-funk pieces performed by PCM.3 (PCM, Bryan Dean, and Marc Weibel)  More...
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Fri 9/23 7:30 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza Oakland, CA 94612]
This concert features f.org, a duo of homemade electronics and cello, making a rare West Coast appearance. Also performing are local koto player, Kanoko Nishi-Smith, electronics trio, Peanut Twins, and analog synthesist and sound designer, Thomas Dimuzio.  More...
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Fri 9/23 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
MUSIC BY DARIUS MILHAUD, RAVEL, BOULANGER, SATIE, AND ENESCU  More...
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Fri 9/23 8:00 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF]
The Paul Dresher Ensemble Production of:

SCHICK MACHINE
Virtuoso percussionist Steven Schick performing on a stage filled with huge invented instruments

September 23-25 on Z Space's Main Stage

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Fri 9/23 9:00 PM Woods Bar & Brewery [1701 Telegraph Ave. Oakland]
Gold Age  More...
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Saturday, September 24
Sat 9/24 2:00 PM Richmond Art Center [2540 Barrett Avenue Richmond CA 94804]
The award-winning Del Sol String Quartet presents "Why Patterns?," a free public concert featuring music by Terry Riley and Daniel Bernard Roumain as part of its Residency at the Richmond Art Center. This interactive outreach performance will be combined with a visual arts workshop for middle school children that aims to foster musical and artistic involvement by providing opportunities to hear, see and create in new ways. Workshop registration is required.  More...
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Sat 9/24 3:00 PM Magazine A-168 on Mare Island [Railroad ave & Mercado Ct, Mare Island, Vallejo, CA]
Jeph Jerman & Tim Barnes, Joe Colley, and Michael Gendreau perform in an abandoned ammunitions magazine on Mare Island for the quarterly Re:Sound series of experimental music.  More...
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Sat 9/24 3:00 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF]
The Paul Dresher Ensemble Production of:

SCHICK MACHINE
Virtuoso percussionist Steven Schick performing on a stage filled with huge invented instruments

September 23-25 on Z Space's Main Stage

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Sat 9/24 3:00 PM Re:sound A-168 [Railroad Ave and Mercado Ct. Vallejo CA, 94592]
September 24th - Magazine A-168, Mare Island
Jeph Jerman + Tim Barnes ( Cottonwood, AZ + Louisville, KY)
Joe Colley (Oakland)
Michael Gendreau (San Francisco)  More...
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Sat 9/24 7:30 PM Episcopal Church of the Incarnation [1750 29th Avenue San Francisco]
Sarah Cahill and violinist Kate Stenberg perform Mozart's Sonata No. 13 in B-flat major, K. 333, Brahms' Sonata No. 2 in A major, op. 100, and Cowell's Sonata for Violin and Piano.  More...
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Sat 9/24 8:00 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF]
The Paul Dresher Ensemble Production of:

SCHICK MACHINE
Virtuoso percussionist Steven Schick performing on a stage filled with huge invented instruments

September 23-25 on Z Space's Main Stage

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Sat 9/24 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Trouble and Ensemble: Andrew Jamieson

Musical dialogues between Andrew Jamieson, Trouble Ensemble, poetry, African American spirituals and experimentation.  More...
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Sat 9/24 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Little Nicky’s presents Moe! Staiano, Aram Shelton, and Noah Phillips  More...
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Sunday, September 25
Sun 9/25 12:00 PM War Memorial Veterans Building (Herbst Theatre) [401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA]
Join us for the ninth annual SFMusic Day, a free daylong festival (noon to 8pm) celebrating the diverse and dynamic music being made in the Bay Area right now. Come for the music you already know you love— from Baroque ensembles to string quartets to jazz combos—and stay to sample all that our vibrant music community has to offer. With fresh young voices sharing the stage with established local heroes, and timeless repertoire presented alongside inventive new works, SFMusic Day encourages listeners to open up their ears, explore and enjoy.
Visit http://www.sffcm.org/concerts/sfmusic-day/schedule/ for full list of groups performing.  More...
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Sun 9/25 3:00 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF]
The Paul Dresher Ensemble Production of:

SCHICK MACHINE
Virtuoso percussionist Steven Schick performing on a stage filled with huge invented instruments

September 23-25 on Z Space's Main Stage

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Monday, September 26
Mon 9/26 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Logan Hone's Similar Fashion & Jordan Glenn's Beak  More...
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Mon 9/26 9:00 PM El Rio [3158 Mission St SF]
Surplus 1980 returns to San Francisco at El Rio in the Mission!  More...
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Tuesday, September 27
Tue 9/27 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Tatsuya Nakatani solo - US Tour

Extended length solo percussion by Tatsuya Nakatani. Performance length between 60 to 120 minutes.  More...
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Wednesday, September 28
Wed 9/28 7:30 AM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
For our September installment of the Composers in Performance Series, we are excited to present flautist and vocalist Emily Hay with bassist Steuart Liebig and a solo set by Tom Djll on trumpet and electronics with video artist Bill Wiatroski, to celebrate the release of his new album on Eh? records.  More...
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Wed 9/28 6:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
RECOMBINANT festival is a showcase of 360-degree spatial cinema and sound, and live audio-visual performances developed in collaboration with Recombinant Media Labs over the last twenty years.  More...
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Wed 9/28 7:30 PM SAFEhouse Arts [1 Grove St. SF]
‎RAW presents Katarina Countiss, Estefano Romani, Ariel Daly, and Naina Shastri at SAFEhouse Arts  More...
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Wed 9/28 7:30 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza Oakland, CA 94612]
This concert features three of the Bay Area’s most scintillating solo performers in experimental electronic music: Dax Pierson, Scy1e, and Madalyn Merkey.  More...
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Wed 9/28 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Roy Nathanson, Ben Goldberg, Myra Melford  More...
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Thursday, September 29
Thu 9/29 7:30 PM SAFEhouse Arts [1 Grove St. SF]
‎RAW presents Katarina Countiss, Estefano Romani, Ariel Daly, and Naina Shastri at SAFEhouse Arts  More...
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Thu 9/29 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Friction Turns 5 – Concert 1

On September 29 and 30, Friction Quartet, the San Francisco string quartet specializing in contemporary works, celebrates its fifth anniversary with a pair of concerts at the Center for New Music. On Thursday, September 29 at 7:30 pm, they will premiere works by Stephen Feigenbaum and Loren Loiacano alongside a work by Philip Glass. On Friday, September 30, at 7:30 pm Friction will premiere works by Alex Van Gils and Piers Hellawell.  More...
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Thu 9/29 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
NorCal Noise Fest San Francisco
AUME (featuring Scot Jenerik & Aleph from F-Space/Chrome)
CHER VON (experimental vocalist from Kentucky)
MIA ZABELKA (violinist from Vienna,AUSTRAI!!)
PHOG MASHEEEN (wacky noise from Orange County)
plus a special appearance by
TATSUYA NAKATANI / Phillip Greenlief DUO  More...
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Friday, September 30
Fri 9/30 5:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery Street SF]
Bird and Beckett Books presents The Lost Trio: Phillip Greenlief, tenor saxophone - Dan Seamans, bass - Tom Hassett, drums, playing mostly original compositions by Greenlief and Seamans  More...
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Fri 9/30 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Friction Turns 5 – Concert 1

On September 29 and 30, Friction Quartet, the San Francisco string quartet specializing in contemporary works, celebrates its fifth anniversary with a pair of concerts at the Center for New Music. On Thursday, September 29 at 7:30 pm, they will premiere works by Stephen Feigenbaum and Loren Loiacano alongside a work by Philip Glass. On Friday, September 30, at 7:30 pm Friction will premiere works by Alex Van Gils and Piers Hellawell.  More...
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Fri 9/30 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Trio Improvisations
Chris Brown, piano; Donald Robinson, drums;
John McCowen, clarinets

Round one of this new trio went so well that we booked a return!
... join us next Friday for the new edition!!

$10/donation at door  More...
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Saturday, October 1
Sat 10/01 6:39 AM Western Bunker [Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve 167 O'Hara Court @ Railroad Ave Vallejo]
The 19th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival commences with the durational performance Continuum, a large-scale multimedia work based on 1,000 poems written by Stephen Ratcliffe over 1,000 days, and read aloud from beginning to end with accompaniment by Thingamajigs Performance Group (Dylan Bolles, Suki O'Kane, Edward Schocker) , Rae Diamond (Long Tone Choir) and Shinichi Iova-Koga (inkBoat).  More...
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Sat 10/01 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
Invisible Guy
Michael Coleman - keyboards
Hamir Atwal - drums
Ben Goldberg - clarinet

Clarinetist Ben Goldberg, pianist/keyboardist Michael Coleman, and drummer Hamir Atwal came together in the innovative jazz and experimental music world of the San Francisco Bay Area. Eventually they found it necessary to form this trio, which for some reason may or may not be called Invisible Guy.

Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.  More...
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Sat 10/01 7:00 PM Sound and Savor [Oakland, CA]
Bruce Ackley-Nava Dunkelman Duo

For listener-diners’ delight, we’ll offer a saxophone and percussion duo. The soprano sax and clarinet have special timbral relationships to percussion, which naturally blossom with Nava’s unique instrumental palette. It brings to mind the music of Edgard Varèse, who has been on my mind a lot recently. We’ll create contrasting soundscapes evocative of the shortening days, and the shift to the inner worlds of autumn and winter.

Reservations are required
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Sat 10/01 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Jessie Nucho Plugs In: Electroacoustic Music for Flute

San Francisco flutist Jessie Nucho presents a sampling of electroacoustic music, featuring works by Kaija Saariaho and Benjamin Broening. The program culminates in Pittsburgh composer Adam Shield's brand new work "The Uncertainty Principle," which explores the origins of the universe.  More...
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Sat 10/01 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Invisible Guy: Ben Goldberg, Michael Coleman, Hamir Atwal, play Bird & Beckett's jazz club! when lights are low...  More...
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Sat 10/01 8:00 PM Turquoise Yantra Grotto [32 Turquoise Way SF]
Join us for a spectacular evening of breathtaking virtuosity and deep listening spaces while Butoh sensations Ronie Baker and Sea Chel improvise. Tatsuya is one of the most compelling performers I have seen in my life and his performances are full of grace and ferocity. Kanoko will open us up with a minimalist set of subtle proportions.

Tatsuya Nakatani, Jacob Felix Heule, Kevin Corcoran- extended technique percusion
w/ Butoh Dancer Ronie Baker

Kanoko Nishi-Smith, koto, Soo Yeon Lyuh, haegeum
w/ Butoh Dancer Chel Sea  More...
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Monday, October 3
Mon 10/03 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: Invisible Guy (all-star bicoastal trio)
(Ben Goldberg-cl, Michael Coleman-p, Hamir Atwal-dms)

Set #2: Allen Lowe Ensemble (East Coast new jazz/composition)
( Allen Lowe-sax, compositions, Theo Padouvas-tpt, Karl Evangelista-gtr, Max Judelson-b, Jason Levis-dms)

Set #3: Tim DeCillis Trio (Bay Area drum music)  More...
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Wednesday, October 5
Wed 10/05 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
CCRMA Transitions 2016 (Night the 1st!)- Moved indoors to the CCRMA Stage -

Please join us for two nights of immersive and 3D multichannel music at our annual season opener concerts. We will present two different programs however, for weather reasons which would delay the setting up and testing of our speaker system, we are moving Transitions inside to the CCRMA stage. You can still bring a picnic and we have a new 24.8 indoor speaker system!


Both concerts will begin at 7.30PM  More...
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Wed 10/05 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
For the first of our two October shows in the Composers in Performance Series, we present an evening of processed electronics and guitar with Middle Grey (Anastasia Clarke + Jackson Randall) & Andrew Weathers Ensemble. In addition, a new sound installation by Berkeley artist Cere Davis will be on display for the evening.  More...
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Thursday, October 6
Thu 10/06 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Music Celebrating the Publication of Meg Pontecorvo's Murder in the Generative Kitchen.. Music & Spoken Word with Cartoon Justice, Andrew Joron, ebolabuddha ... Sci Fi Literature flavored Improvisation.  More...
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Thu 10/06 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
CCRMA Transitions 2016 (Night the 2nd!)- The annual outdoor season openers at CCRMA. We will present two different programs however, for weather reasons which would delay the setting up and testing of our speaker system, we are moving Transitions inside to the CCRMA stage. You can still bring a picnic! We also have an upgraded 24.8 indoor speaker system!  More...
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Thu 10/06 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Person L (Dania Luck - supercollider)
9pm: K. Kipperman, Gabby Fluke-Mogul, Aurora Josephson, Kataryna Kopelevich  More...
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Thu 10/06 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Duo Apartment D
A night of acoustic and electro improv music with Apt. D, joined by Kaori Suzuki, Nava Dunkelman, Adam Hirsch, Bergrun Snaebjornsdottir and Yang Yang. Apt. D is an electro-improv duo that explores sound and space by combining live electronic processing and experimental performance of voice and pipa during improvisation. Ingibjorg Fridriksdottir brings a background of both experimental electronic music and vocal training from Iceland. Sophia Shen combines her traditional Chinese pipa playing techniques with her new approaches to the instrument. The unique soundscape and the emotional depth that the duo creates are a result of an exchange and convergence from two very contrasting musical backgrounds and cultures.  More...
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Friday, October 7
Fri 10/07 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
CONCERT FOR TWO PIANOS: Anne Sajdera and Davide Verotta

CONCERT FOR TWO PIANOS. Anne Sajdera and Davide Verotta present an evening of original music that brings new voices to the limited repertoire for two pianos. Stylistically the pieces alternate between jazz-inspired melodies and harmonies, classical foundations and structures, and modern techniques. As an homage to the great composers of the past the program also includes Shostakovich’s Concertino for two pianos.  More...
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Fri 10/07 8:00 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2087 Addison Street Berkeley]
Life's Blood Ensemble perfoms music from their newest release "Rising Colossus" as well as debut compositions
Rent Romus – alto saxophone, Timothy Orr – drums, Max Judelson – double bass, Safa Shokrai – double bass
Joshua Marshall – tenor saxophone, Mark Clifford – vibes, Heikki Koskinen – e-trumpet

"...sinewy grooves...A Love Supreme's stratosphere..." - Tom Hull  More...
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Fri 10/07 10:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Sun Riah & Invisible Cinema

Join us for a night of experimental music by harpist and vocalist, Sun Riah (OKC), and Jazz and Psychedelic band, Invisible Cinema (Bay Area).  More...
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Saturday, October 8
Sat 10/08 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Peter Kuhn Trio + Eddie Gale

In their first Bay Area appearance this group comes to us celebrating their new release on NoBusiness Records. They will be joined by Peter's long time friend and musical collaborator Eddie Gale for collective composition of the highest order.

Featuring Peter Kuhn on Bb/bass clarinets and sax; Kyle Motl on bass, Nathan Hubbard on drums and Eddie Gale on trumpet.  More...
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Sat 10/08 7:30 PM Taube Atrium Theater [401 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco]
The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players - Works by Takemitsu, Thorvaldsdottir, Pereira and Ueno  More...
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Sat 10/08 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
MFP&T19 breaks with its tradition of gallery and proscenium concerts to assemble for a night of pure rock in alternate tunings with Solo Organ (Doug Katelus), 'Fraid o' Freyja (Dylan Bolles, Suki O'Kane, Edward Shocker), Winner's Bitch (Joy Sue Hutchinson, Suki O'Kane) and DJ Paratune spinning the choice mix in microtonal rock.  More...
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Sat 10/08 9:00 PM Starry Plough [3101 Shattuck Ave @ Prince Berkeley]
Vegan Butcher  More...
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Sunday, October 9
Sun 10/09 3:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
CAGE : empty words

The Center for New Music's monthly Sunday afternoon series 'Quiet Time' kicks off with a performance of John Cage's Empty Words from 1974. Featuring readings by Luciano Chessa, Ben Zucker, Pamela Z and Danny Clay, the 2.5 hour performance will consist of the work’s four sections read simultaneously.  More...
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Sun 10/09 4:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
KRIS DAVIS AND CRAIG TABORN - DUOPOLY - Improvisations for two pianos  More...
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Sun 10/09 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Shapeshifters Cinema presents Greta Snider

Greta Snider returns to Shapeshifters to present new work in film and 3D in the program "Seen and Unseen".

http://www.gretasnider.com/
http://shapeshifterscinema.com/  More...
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Monday, October 10
Mon 10/10 7:30 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland CA]
Saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and drummer Tom Rainey are celebrating the release of their second duo recording “Buoyancy” (Relative Pitch Records) on their West Coast tour. Their experience playing original compositions, free improvisations, and standard songs inform their improvised duets.  More...
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Mon 10/10 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Fred Frith/Jakob Pek + Nava Dunkelman/Camille Emaille  More...
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Tuesday, October 11
Tue 10/11 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Perpetual Motion | Ken Jacobs’ Nervous Magic Lantern

Join us and San Francisco Cinematheque for the third installation of PERPETUAL MOTION with Ken Jacobs performing live in San Francisco for the first time in over two decades!  More...
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Tue 10/11 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
2 + 2
Ingrid Laubrock / Tom Rainey Duo
Ingrid Laubrock - saxophone
Tom Rainey - drums
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Myra Melford / Ben Goldberg Duo
Myra Melford - piano
Ben Goldberg - clarinet  More...
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Tue 10/11 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents: Aram Shelton's Marches, duo B., and Chris Duncan  More...
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Wednesday, October 12
Wed 10/12 12:00 PM Levi's Plaza [San Francisco]
Free Outdoor Concert! - The Lost Trio  More...
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Thursday, October 13
Thu 10/13 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Laetitia Sonami - Groundbreaking composer, performer, technologist, and sound installation artist - presents an evening of performances developed by her and in collaboration with Eliane Radigue and Paul DeMarinis. Concert starts at 7.30PM. For more information see http://sonami.net  More...
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Thu 10/13 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Inter-dimensional Incursion -- Ambient Post-industrial Folk
9pm Ear Spray
Carlos Jennings – electronics
Ann O’Rourke – processed vocals, processed video samples
Mark Pino – waterphone, percussion  More...
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Friday, October 14
Fri 10/14 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
sfSound's saxophonist John Ingle and percussionist Kjell Nordeson perform duo improvisations.
From Chicago, the freejazz/noise/avant guitar duo VOLCANO RADAR perform in a stylistic range from noise-funk improvisation to structured sonic forms.  More...
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Fri 10/14 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Gray Area and blasthaus present Audion, Mozhgan, Jacob Sperber and Matt Hubert live!  More...
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Fri 10/14 10:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
A night with Jordan Glenn's Wiener Kids and Special Guests

Oakland's own bizarro sax/drum trio Wiener Kids presents a very special evening of music in celebration of their 10 year anniversary. To help them celebrate, they have invited friends Fred Frith, Jason Hoopes, Christina Stanley and Crystal Pascucci. They will play selections from their extensive catalog, ranging from the whimsical to the profound.  More...
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Saturday, October 15
Sat 10/15 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
IDRIS ACKAMOOR☥THE PYRAMIDS “WE BE ALL AFRICANS”
Record Release /Bon Voyage Party & Show

Idris Ackamoor☥The Pyramids will celebrate their acclaimed new album, "WE BE ALL AFRICANS" with a concert and aBon Voyage Party for the band as they prepare to embark on a Historic European tour in November!  More...
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Sat 10/15 8:00 PM Park Presidio United Methodist Church [4301 Geary Boulevard at 7th ave, San Francisco, CA 94118]
San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra premieres New Music for orchestra by Bay Area composers.  More...
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Sat 10/15 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Reconnaissance Fly's new EP, Off By One, is finally here and they will celebrate this by getting together on stage, plugging in a lot of devices, getting tangled in a bunch of cords, playing all the songs from the EP plus songs from their first album Flower Futures and a bunch of new as-yet-unrecorded tunes, and making quips in between songs. The show will begin with the symphonic space guitar of Carl Weingarten!  More...
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Sunday, October 16
Sun 10/16 3:00 PM SoleSpace [1714 TELEGRAPH AVE OAKLAND, CA]
19th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival (weekend 3)
Thingamajigs presents the 2016 edition of the sound-art festival that started it all. A power-pack of musical works of homemade instruments, found objects, and alternate tunings by some of the Bay Area’s most innovative artists; the 19th Annual MFP&T festival is a step further in Thingamajigs’ search for sounds; as it extends the spirit beyond its artist community. In order to achieve this, the festival will be held over 3 weekends and in different venues around Bay Area.  More...
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Sun 10/16 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Anne Hege and Julie Herndon: Brecht Sees the Future // There’s No Place Like Home

"Anne Hege and Julie Herndon present an evening of music for instruments, voices, and dancer. Hege will premier her setting of Brecht's ""For Those Who Come After"" as well as works for her analog live looper. Julie Herndon (piano, harmonium, electronics) will perform songscapes from her forthcoming album for human, instrumental, and electronic lungs in collaboration with Josh Marshall (saxophones) and Erika Oba (flute)."  More...
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Sun 10/16 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm The Melanchoholics
David Beck - baritone sax, composition
Bill Noertker - contrabass, composition
8:30pm Oi-Noertker Duo
Mark Oi - electric guitar, composition
Bill Noertker - electric bass, composition  More...
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Sun 10/16 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation improv workshop)  More...
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Monday, October 17
Mon 10/17 7:30 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Danish composer and musician Anders Bach—CCM Composer-in-Residence this fall—will present excerpts of a practice-based research project investigating a phenomenological approach to sound synthesis and generative improvisational performance.  More...
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Mon 10/17 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society Presents Allen/Finkbeiner/Orr plus Jaroba/Norton/Robinson

Josh Allen/John Finkbeiner/Timothy Orr (trio)

Josh Allen - Saxophone
John Finkbeiner - Guitar
Timothy Orr - Drums/Percussion

JAROBA/NORTON/ROBINSON
Jaroba - Multiple Reeds
Tristan Norton - Guitar/Bass
Donald Robinson - Drums/Percussion  More...
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Tuesday, October 18
Tue 10/18 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Adam Fong if you would like to attend and/or present.  More...
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Wednesday, October 19
Wed 10/19 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
For our mid October installment of the Composers in Performance Series at Canessa, we are super excited to present Chicago guitarist Julia Miller with percussionist Andrea Centazzo and Elbio Barilari. Gabby Fluke-Mogul will be presenting new compositions for violin.  More...
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Wed 10/19 7:45 PM Second Act [1727 Haight St. SF]
Michael Gendreau
Where other kids saw buildings, Gendreau (Crawling With Tarts) saw speakers in need of proper inputs. Recording infrasonic vibrations of interior spaces, he would then sound the structure’s resonances as an additional instrument in his site-specific compositions. What he achieves is vibration beyond sound, to sense time and space abutted in their infinite dimension in a kind of materialist darsana.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETTo97MwbNk

Fraid o’ Freyja
The psychedelic alter ego of Thingamajigs Performance Group, ‘Fraid o’ Freyja features a stripped-down trio of electric guitar (Edward Schocker), drums (Suki O’Kane), and Wurlitzer organ (Dylan Bolles), all prepared in just intonation. Owing as much to Danzig as Taoism, their improvised performances are heavy, ecstatic, loud, and long.
https://soundcloud.com/fraidofreyja

Roberts & Goff
At sea is the best of all existential metaphors, eyes bobbing above an undrinkable abundance, tender junk exposed to unfathomable chaos, we're chumming for Cthulhu. Noise miniaturists, Angela Roberts & Scott Goff, wield broken cello and microcircuits to erect an intricate soundship inside your skull. The thing about a schooner in your head, you'll never get it out again. Nothing to do but jump overboard into the boat that's on board you and sail the surge.
https://soundcloud.com/angela-k…/…/angela-roberts-scott-goff

Nurse Betty
Nurse Betty is a noise experiment by Dianne Lynn of Homoglochini, Weird Ear Records, and LCM. Bipolar pulsing futzed out of modular synths, sequencers, and field recordings. Inspired by concepts and processes such as circulation, osmosis, pressure, and release. This will be Nurse Betty's SF premier!  More...
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Thursday, October 20
Thu 10/20 6:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The award-winning Del Sol String Quartet presents an intimate evening in which they explore deeply the interface between new music and visual art. This concert features Lembit Beecher's "These Memories May Be True" (2012) along with video animation created by him. The composer will be present at this event which also includes a pre-concert reception and interactive discussion.  More...
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Thu 10/20 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Tania Chen, Thomas Dimuzio, and Wobbly come to CCRMA to present a Bay Area all star show of electronic, acoustic, and improvised sound worlds. For more information see taniachen.com -- www.thomasdimuzio.com -- www.detritus.net/Wobbly/  More...
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Thu 10/20 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Experimental Side of the Y2K International Live Looping Festival
8:00–8:40 Mikko Biffle
8:45–9:10 Matt Davignon
9:15 – 10:00 Eluid Ernandes (Mexico) & Hideki Nakanishi (Japan)  More...
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Thu 10/20 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Brooklyn/Oakland Double-Bill and Album Release Concert: Loop 2.4.3 + Intervales

Composer/performer Thomas Kozumplik (collaborator with Kronos Quartet, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Sufjan Stevens, The National) highlights Time-Machine_music, his new album with Loop 2.4.3 that has been compared to a shamanistic ritual in concert. Oakland's Alex Vittum electrifies nature as Intervales, with a unique blend of drums/percussion and electronics.  More...
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Friday, October 21
Fri 10/21 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St San Francisco]
Aram Shelton, Tom Djll, Henry Kaiser, Bruce Ackley  More...
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Fri 10/21 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
New Music Open Mic

FINAL New Music Open Mic of the year! A showcase for composers and performers who want to try something new or have a polished work to share but do not have enough material for an entire show. We usually have a wide variety of performers and styles including solo instrumental works, fixed media pieces, and live multimedia pieces.  More...
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Saturday, October 22
Sat 10/22 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Alma Sangre and guest

Alma Sangre is a 3 piece Spanish music ensemble blending flamenco dance with Mexican style Ranchera. Chris Sneeringer will be opening the event with a live scoring of Haxan (1922).  More...
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Sat 10/22 8:00 PM Musically Minded Academy [5776 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94618]
Jenny Maybee (piano, vocals) and Nick Phillips (trumpet) will be joined by Dan Feiszli (bass) and David Rokeach (drums) to present a tribute to Miles Davis, for Jim Bennett’s In the Moment Concert Series. This special concert celebrates the enduring and vast musical legacy of Miles Davis -- from mid-century modern jazz classics to latter-20th-century Davis hits. Featuring new arrangements of Miles Davis classics and songs celebrating the spirit of Miles, the Quartet leaves plenty of room for fresh in-the-moment innovation.  More...
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Sat 10/22 9:00 PM The Boat [Oakland, CA]
The free jazz freakout debut of a processed brass duo of Suki O'Kane with Wayne Grim, first extending the spirit of Wayne’s free jazz freakout brass duo with Jon Brumit (named VonBunting) and secondly opening a bill that features The Blues, Key West and Rob Macgill.  More...
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Sunday, October 23
Sun 10/23 2:00 PM East Bay Mini Maker Faire, 360 42nd St [Oakland]
New Zombies Make Something Of Themselves  More...
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Sun 10/23 4:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Sarah Voynow Jazz trio plays Dorothy Ashby

Acclaimed harpist Sarah Voynow, accompanied by bass and drums, plays the music of Dorothy Ashby, Freddie Hubbard, Billy Cobham, and more!  More...
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Sun 10/23 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 pm Bastet
Justin Rock - guitar, Giulio Cetto - bass, Tim Lin - saxophone, Mike Quiggs - drums
8:30 pm Heikki Koskinen's Liisankatu 14
Heikki Koskinen - Compositions, e-trumpet, piano, Ari Brown- trumpet, Rob Ewing - trombone
Rent Romus - alto & soprano saxophone, flutes, Josh Marshall - tenor & soprano saxophone
John Vaughn - baritone saxophone, John Finkbeiner - guitar, Safa Shokrai - bass, Donald Robinson - drums

"Not free jazz, not fusion, and definitely not smooth, Bastet's music is slyly and artfully composed and emphasizes sharp ensemble playing..." -Dave Wayne, All About Jazz
"
The rhythm section was quite fabulous. Koskinen's relaxed and easygoing authority seemed to conjure up a creative atmosphere that drove the whole band.
~Jukka Hauru, Helsingin Sanomat, Helsinki  More...
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Sun 10/23 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
UNSEEN series | Relabi Pulses

We’re happy to have Andy Puls back in the program, this time collaborating with Scy1e, the new project by Horaflora’s (and Life Changing Ministry’s) Raub Roy. Also on the program are multichanel performances by sound artist and musician Danishta Rivero, performing on her Hydrophonium a water-based electro-acoustic percussion instrument, and by Madalyn Merkey, whose work combines acoustic research and live computer music.  More...
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Monday, October 24
Mon 10/24 12:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Promoting Your Music: Writing, Publicity, Advertising and Audience Development Strategies

Bay Area bassist/bandleader and arts organizer Lisa Mezzacappa leads a workshop on promoting your work and developing audiences for your music, through a range of marketing tactics.

Learn how to create a holistic strategy to make your concert, performance series or season, CD release, or tour a success. Topics addressed will include writing concert and series descriptions; writing press releases and communicating with the media; strategizing print and digital promotional materials; advertising; integrating social media platforms into your overall plan; and designing programs, partnerships and events with an eye to audience development.  More...
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Mon 10/24 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society Presents PureFinder + Joshua Allen Solo  More...
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Tuesday, October 25
Tue 10/25 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
permutations102516: Dal Niente presents Emma Hospelhorn and Ben Melsky

Permutations presents Ensemble dal Niente's harpist Ben Melsky and flutist Emma Hospelhorn in “New Paradigms,” a program that explores new dimensions of this classic instrumental duo. The program will feature two world premieres and three classics of the contemporary flute and harp repertoire.  More...
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Wednesday, October 26
Wed 10/26 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Reconnaissance Fly, a team of goofball composers and superhero sidemen, join organ of qwerty, the solo electronic project of John Hanes, for an evening playing music for the books...and you.  More...
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Wed 10/26 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Perpetual Motion | Natural Forces

Join us and San Francisco Cinematheque for the fourth iteration of PERPETUAL MOTION! With performances by Beige, Keith Evans, Karl Lemieux & BJ Nilsen.  More...
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Thursday, October 27
Thu 10/27 12:00 PM Laney College Music Department, Room G189 [900 Fallon st. Oakland, CA]
Ensemble for These Time with guest cellist, Anne Lerner- Wright, will preview new works by their 2016 Call for Scores winners: Roger Ames, Craig Carnahan, Emily Doolittle, Christopher Hopkins, Justin Merritt, Naftali Schindler, Bob Siebert, and Bartos Smoragiewicz. The program will also include David Garner’s “Mein blaues Klavier,” from E4TT’s new CD “Surviving: Women’s Words”. This concert will take place in the Laney College Music Department, Room G189.  More...
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Thu 10/27 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Brown/Weeks duo
Ari Brown/Tom Weeks
9:00 pm EGW Trio
Karl Evangelista/Francis Wong/Jordan Glenn  More...
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Thu 10/27 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Set 1, 8pm: Lucian Ban & Mat Maneri perform works from their hit ECM album Transylvanian Concert • Set 2, 9pm: Headboggle & Joe Lasqo: Space Ghost Études — 2 pianos, 2 electronics tables, 2 sets of objects & toys, & 2 very odd musicians. Thu 27 Oct @ Center for New Music

◉ Set 1, 8pm: Lucian Ban & Mat Maneri: Transylvanian Concert

When NYC-based Romanian piano master Lucian Ban and virtuoso violist Mat Maneri joined up for a concert in an opera house in Târgu Mureș in the middle of Romania’s Transylvania region, the music was, as JazzTimes puts it, "as close as it gets to Goth jazz". The hit album, informed by the twin traditions of jazz and brooding European chamber music, has won critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, including several Best Album of 2013 awards, and has spawned continuous touring.

◉ Set 2, 9pm: Headboggle & Joe Lasqo: Space Ghost Études — 2 pianos, 2 electronics tables, 2 sets of objects & toys, & 2 very odd musicians

Enigmatic, ectoplasmic, culturally recycled into an ironic Cartoon Network drift-meme, and, by definition, beyond-stratospherically high, Space Ghost serves as an apt metaphor for the series of studies in synchronous | asynchronous de-coherent interstellar entanglement which Headboggle (Derek Gedalecia) & Joe Lasqo will present. In honor of Space Ghost, a wide variety of interplanetary and deep space sound samples, up to and including the sound of the Big Bang, will be used.  More...
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Friday, October 28
Fri 10/28 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Celeste Oram is joined by violinists Keir GoGwilt and (remotely, from New Zealand) Alex Taylor in performing the works of Vera Wyse Munro (1897-1966): a pioneering New Zealand radio ham, improviser, and sonic/electronic experimenter. The telematic duet will be joined in person by layers of archival text and recordings of ham radio logs and activity, from both New Zealand and Santa Cruz. The performance will be broadcast over low-power radio transmitters on many different channels, and audience members are invited to come prepared with battery-powered radios to tune in to the performance live in the space.  More...
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Fri 10/28 8:00 PM Turquoise Yantra Grotto [32 Turquoise Way SF]
Tender Buttons rewinds classic electronic musics in a swarm of devices and languages, composed in the moment via a shared esthetic of severe improvisational methods. Friendly spirits Fluxus, WDR, Cage, On-U and Kling Klang are never far away.

Tender Buttons: Deconstructed/Reconstructed
Piano Solos and Ensemble Improvisation

Gino Robair – modular electronics
Tania Chen – piano, electronics, toys
Tom Djll – modular and circuit-bent electronics  More...
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Fri 10/28 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Caballito Negro (Tessa Brinckman, flutes & Terry Longshore, percussion) with special guest Left Edge Percussion: Resist

Flute and percussion duo, Caballito Negro, (with special guest Left Edge Percussion) presents Resist, a diverse concert program utilizing six flutes, a truckload of percussion, spoken word, film and images. Resist is a passionate interplay of contemporary chamber groove and creative narratives, defining the word’s meaning and freight from surprising sources.  More...
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Fri 10/28 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Phillip Greenlief / Fred Frith / Rashaun Mitchell  More...
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Fri 10/28 9:00 PM Woods Bar & Brewery [1701 Telegraph Ave. Oakland]
Gold Age  More...
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Saturday, October 29
Sat 10/29 3:00 PM KFJC 89.7 LIve From The Pit [12345 El Monte Rd. Los Altos Hills, Ca]
Tender Buttons (Gino Robair, Tania Chen, Tom Djll) will play a live set of their improvisational electronic deconstruction of sound at KFJC radio station from The Pit. Broadcast live on radio, the internet and hd live cam. 89.7 FM on the radio and kfjc.org for live streaming. Saturday, October 29, 3pm.  More...
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Sat 10/29 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Flute and percussion duo, Caballito Negro, (with special guest Left Edge Percussion) presents Resist, a diverse concert program utilizing six flutes, a truckload of percussion, spoken word, film and images. Resist is a passionate interplay of contemporary chamber groove and creative narratives, defining the word’s meaning and freight from surprising sources.  More...
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Sat 10/29 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Opus Project Presents Opus 46: Night of the Living

A Halloween dream and nightmare of music by composers from Edvard Grieg to Benjamin Britten and beyond who happened to write an Opus 46! Sequentially bizarre, devastating, enlightening, humorous, moving, and terribly important!  More...
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