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10/06/2017 - 11/19/2017

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/
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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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Saturday, October 28
Sat 10/28 2:00 PM Robotspeak [589 Haight St San Francisco, California 94117]
We are officially inviting you and yours to join us for our 5th Northern California Synth Meet at ROBOTSPEAk! We will clear out the shop to make way for thee Synthesizer vendors at our 2017 Synth Meet. This year BINARY SOCIETY will be organizing the 100% live synth lineup as Mike B once again generously hosts the show next door at Vinyl Dreams. Performances will be from 2:30pm - 7:00pm with Binary Society-curated music original submissions playing between sets.  More...
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Sat 10/28 7:30 PM Piedmont Center For the Arts [801 Magnolia Ave, Piedmont, CA 94611]
Allow the Circadian String quartet to take you on an unforgettable journey as we team up with master storyteller Nikolaus Hohmann and composer Sahba Aminikia to create an evening which seamlessly weaves storytelling and music.  More...
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Sat 10/28 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
ENSEMBLE CAIRN: From wind sounds to electricity  More...
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Sunday, October 29
Sun 10/29 5:00 PM Elbo Room [647 Valencia, SF, CA]
Wolf Eyes, Cruor Incendia, Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase, Matt & Paul Magic
5pm (EARLY SHOW!)
No advance tickets, door only
Wolf Eyes http://wolfeyes.net
Cruor Incendia https://soundcloud.com/cruor-incendia
Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ0MmSjf3iw
Matt & Paul Magic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOBg8DS_9VU
Doors 5pm, Music & Magic 5:15pm-8pm  More...
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Sun 10/29 9:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Jlin

Jlin appeared first on Planet Mu's second volume of "Bangs & Works" compilation, which had a huge impact on electronic/club music, bringing footwork to a wider audience. A protegee of RP Boo, Jlin hails from Gary, Indiana, a place close yet distant enough from Chicago to allow her to develop a different perspective on the genre. Her debut album Dark Energy was named best album of 2015 by The Wire—and the new Black Origami is bursting with force, taking footwork to another level through dense rhythmic patterns and tension that overwhelm the listener. Jlin will premiere her live show at The Lab.  More...
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Monday, October 30
Wednesday, November 1
Wed 11/01 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Steven Cravis, Doug Hammer and Philip Wesley – Solo Piano  More...
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Thursday, November 2
Thu 11/02 6:30 PM Contemporary Jewish Museum [736 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94103]
Soundwave Presents New Works in the Yud Gallery  More...
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Thu 11/02 7:00 PM Cafe Claude [7 Claude Lane San Francisco, CA]
Vijay Anderson Quartet  More...
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Thu 11/02 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Please join us for an evening of multimedia works for piano, electronics, and video with Jenny Q Chai entitled "Sonorous Brushes" . An artist of singular vision, pianist Jenny Q Chai is widely renowned for her ability to illuminate musical connections throughout the centuries. With radical joie de vivre and razor-sharp intention, Chai creates layered multimedia programs and events which explore and unite elements of science, nature, fashion, and art. “Jenny Q Chai, who has studied with Pierre-Laurent Aimard, is following the more eclectic path…” New York Times.  More...
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Thu 11/02 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Poland Meets World – The Cracow Duo (Kalinowski + Szlezer) Visits SF  More...
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Thu 11/02 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Song & Dance Trio Karl Evangelista-guitar, Cory Wright-reeds, Jordan Glenn-drums
9:00 pm Arma Agharta (from Lithuania) - voice/electronics/toys  More...
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Friday, November 3
Fri 11/03 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Full: Splinter Reeds  More...
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Fri 11/03 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Liza Stepanova – Immigrant Voices – ACLU Benefit  More...
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Fri 11/03 8:00 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2087 Addison Street Berkeley]
Ian Carey's Wood/Metal/Plastic & Nathan Clevenger Group: New Music for Septets  More...
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Saturday, November 4
Sat 11/04 7:00 PM Wind River [421 Wild Way Santa Cruz, CA 95065]
Splinter Reeds performs new work by Cara Haxo, Theresa Wong, and Sky Macklay, in addition to music by Matthew Shlomowitz, Eric Wubbels, and Jannik Giger. Splinter Reeds is the Bay Area’s first reed quintet comprising five virtuosic musicians with a shared passion for new music. The ensemble is committed to presenting top tier performances of today’s best contemporary composition, showcasing the vast possibilities of the reed quintet, and commissioning new works through collaboration with fellow musicians and artists.  More...
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Sat 11/04 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Light Moves Like Sound Waves: Lynne Sachs & Stephen Vitiello  More...
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Sat 11/04 7:30 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF]
Left Coast Chamber Ensemble presents: DEATH AND A KNIGHT

PLUS

A new production of Kurt Rohde and Tom Laqueur’s Death With Interruptions.  More...
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Sat 11/04 8:00 PM lille æske [13160 Hwy 9 Boulder Creek, CA]
andPlay violin/viola duo performs music by Ravi Kittappa, David Bird, Robert Honstein, Christopher Goddard, and Kristofer Svensson. andPlay (Maya Bennardo, violin, and Hannah Levinson, viola) is committed to expanding the existing violin/viola duo repertoire through performing rarely heard works and commissioning emerging composers.  More...
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Sat 11/04 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Virtuoso ROBERT DICK improvises with Matt Ingalls, Ken Ueno and DIANE GRUBBE.  More...
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Sat 11/04 8:00 PM Berkeley Hillside Club [2286 Cedar St Berkeley, CA]
E&FA and Sarnworks

E&FA and Sarnworks co-present a concert featuring Sarn Oliver, Yun Chu, violins, Dave Gaudrey Viola, and David Goldblatt Cello.  More...
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Sat 11/04 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Phase Fatale (live) & DJ Hyperactive

Robot Ears + Direct to Earth are teaming up for their first ever Live A/V show with special guests Phase Fatale (Ostgut Ton, 47) and Hyperactive (Droid, Blank Code). The Grand Theater's 360 sound system paired with mind-bending visuals from Etcher/Engraver will take this performance on a spatial journey.  More...
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Sunday, November 5
Sun 11/05 2:00 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF]
Left Coast Chamber Ensemble presents: DEATH AND A KNIGHT

PLUS

A new production of Kurt Rohde and Tom Laqueur’s Death With Interruptions.  More...
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Sun 11/05 3:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
BLACK CEDAR

Kris Palmer, flute
Steve Lin, guitar
Isaac Pastor-Chermak, cello  More...
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Sun 11/05 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Minsky Duo

Minsky Duo Raises the Barn with an all-American program including a Bay Area premiere by Ned Rorem and a World Premiere by Aaron Andrew Hunt, plus works by Aaron Copland, Charles Ives, and John Adams.  More...
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Sun 11/05 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Mexcla Music – Music for String, Percussion, and Breath Instruments of Europe, India, and Mesoamerica  More...
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Sun 11/05 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
Noertker's Moxie Chamber Trio - CD release for druidh fenestrae
7:30 pm - 2 sets
Annelise Zamula - alto sax, flute; Masaru Koga - tenor sax, flute; Bill Noertker - contrabass  More...
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Sun 11/05 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Man Forever

The music of drummer John Colpitts as Man Forever is explorative, innovative and fearless. A musician and composer equally versed in the disparate musical languages of DIY rock, improvisation, and contemporary classical, Colpitts (aka Kid Millions) has made an album that defies genre classification.  More...
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Monday, November 6
Mon 11/06 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor Street San Francisco]
Phillip Greenlief Presents 6 on the 6th performing the premiere of THE STATES UNITED - Donald Trump was elected 45th President of the United States on November 6th 2016. On November 6th, Phillip Greenlief and musicians will perform THE STATES UNITED, a map score composed for any ensemble or group of performers from diverse disciplines. Featuring: Kyle Bruckmann - oboe, English horn; Evelyn Davis - prepared piano; Phillip Greenlief - tenor saxophone, Bb clarinet; Claudia La Rocco - voice, text; Lisa Mezzacappa - bass; Tim Perkis - live electronics  More...
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Mon 11/06 8:30 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out: Cartoon Justice, ROVA, Rent Romus's Life's Blood Ensemble  More...
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Mon 11/06 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS: Master Drummer Spirit Plays With...Matt Ingalls And Allen/Marshall  More...
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Wednesday, November 8
Wed 11/08 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
permutations110817: andPlay and Chartreuse  More...
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Wed 11/08 9:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Oakland-based vibraphonist/composer Mark Clifford kicks off a three-month mini-residency at the Ivy Hoot with his Dirty Snacks Ensemble.  More...
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Thursday, November 9
Thu 11/09 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Opening Reception: Terry Berlier, Resounding Desire Lines  More...
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Thu 11/09 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Chartreuse is violinist Myra Hinrichs (Chicago), violist Carrie Frey (New York City), and cellist Helen Newby (San Francisco). The tricoastal trio aims to take advantage of the distance by pooling the strengths of their chosen cities, commissioning new works from composers across the U.S. and in Norway and collaborating with fellow performers in each of their musical residences on "Chartreuse +/-" projects. The trio has toured extensively in the U.S. Northeast, the Midwest, and California, as well as in Norway.

Uniquely devoted to repeat performances and developing the string trio repertoire through adventurous commissions, Chartreuse has premiered works by Kurt Isaacson, Peter Swendsen, Katherine Young, Marek Poliks, Bethany Younge, David Bird, Tyler Futrell, and Aaron Holloway-Nahum, among others. Cleveland Classical described the trio's performance of Isaacson's work as "a maelstrom almost tactile in its grittiness." Their 2017/18 season will feature new works by Leah Asher, Matthew Ricketts, Joan Arnau Pamies, and Daniel Tacke.  More...
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Thu 11/09 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Kataryna Kopelevich (organ / electronics) with John Benson (bass)
9pm: Derek Gaines (LA) - guitar/electronics  More...
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Friday, November 10
Fri 11/10 6:00 PM Copperfield's Books [850 4th Street San Rafael]
Discover Flute Fired Fusion with Matt Eakle, flute; Joey Edelman, piano; Alex Baum, bass; and Jack Dorsey, drums. Their original compositions are launching pads for improvisation, and every performance includes one completely improvised piece.  More...
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Fri 11/10 6:00 PM de Young Museum [50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco]
Performance: Selected Solos and Duets with Mills Center for Contemporary Music

Hamon Education Tower—9th Floor, Piazzoni Murals Room, Wilsey Court  More...
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Fri 11/10 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
No and Old Wave: Grex, The Social Stomach (PDX), Preening

A fresh, feverish evening of heavy sounds and experimental songs, featuring the psychedelic, free jazz-inflected incantations of Oakland art rock ensemble Grex (Karl Evangelista, Rei Scampavia), blistering outre punk band Preening, and Portland no wave duo The Social Stomach.  More...
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Fri 11/10 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
RossoRose Duo

Alisa Rose and Amy Zanrosso are joined by special guest pianist Ian Scarfe in a program of nocturnes by Copland, Cage, Medtner, Chopin, Ravel, Crumb, Ogerman, Rose, Szymanowski, and Schnittke.  More...
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Fri 11/10 8:00 PM Artists' Television Access [992 Valencia SF]
99 Hooker - EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL THE TIME.
LIVE MEDIA PERFORMANCE

Everything Everywhere All the Time feels like big data sugar cane imploding, twisting into an Ouroboros of
infinite digital regress, containing within the empty centers of the streaming figure 8 some true black pulsating
with a 50-60 hertz hum – playing, improvising A/V between the poles of everything and nothing, noise and silence.

Everything Everywhere All the Time incorporates work by many contemporary artists including Donald O’Finn,
Feedbuck Galore, Akio Mokuno, Thollem McDonas, Mango Johnstone, Jin Hi Kim and others.  More...
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Saturday, November 11
Sat 11/11 8:00 PM Rhythmix Cultural Works [2513 Blanding Ave Alameda, CA 94501]
Maze Daiko is a resident music ensemble at Rhythmix that mixes (mazeru) Japanese taiko (daiko) with West African drums, marimba, Persian santur and European violin, creating a unique world fusion sound. The concert will include repertoire favorites, new compositions and a collaborative work with their special guests.  More...
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Sat 11/11 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Alone/Not Alone #2 – Jessie Nucho, flute & Anne Rainwater, piano  More...
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Sunday, November 12
Sun 11/12 12:00 PM Headlands Center for the Arts [944 Fort Barry Sausalito, CA 94965]
Desire paths are well-trodden trails created by foot traffic, where the ground becomes imprinted evidence of a place that wants to be discovered, and the people who seek it out. Grab your walking stick for Desire Trails, a once-a-year event where artists activate the Headlands landscape. In this edition, sound artists including Guillermo Galindo, Molly Joyce (AIR), Andy Puls, Voicehandler (AIR), and others tune our ears to a whole new experience of the landscape.  More...
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Sun 11/12 4:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
PURLOINED PAGES –
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Fred Frith

Purloined Pages is a concert of transcriptions, or you could call them translations, from one genre to another; for instance, a four-hand piano duo becomes a piano trio. We have made our own arrangements of the pieces on the concert. These arrangements in particular give the strings more interesting and challenging parts than the normal classic era trio literature. The program also includes a Beethoven Bagatelle for solo piano transmogrified for our trio by famous Mills composer Fred Frith.  More...
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Sun 11/12 6:00 PM Historic Jazz WorkShop Lounge [473 Broadway Street, (Downtown Financial District) San Francisco, CA 94133]
"Grammy Award Winner Skip Martin Channels Miles Davis"  More...
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Sun 11/12 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Italian Lesson and La Serva Padrona  More...
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Monday, November 13
Mon 11/13 7:30 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
CTRL-Z

Ensemble Room  More...
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Mon 11/13 7:30 PM Mills College - Ensemble Room [5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland]
Ctrl-Z is a live electronics trio dedicated to the performance of composed music for live electronics. The program will showcase hugely important yet often overlooked contributions to the history of electronic music by women alongside new pieces written by non-cis-male composers working on the cutting edge of experimental electronic and electroacoustic music. Two new works, commissioned specifically for Ctrl-Z’s fall concert series, will be performed, along with two classic electronic compositions. We also have a lecture prepared regarding the interpretation of scored works for electronics, including our work interpreting Cage, Oliveros, Harrison, Ferrari and works created for or by members of the group. It will feature patch sketches, as well as pictures, videos and audio from previous shows.  More...
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Mon 11/13 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Fried Axolotl feat. J.L. Alderete + B. Kwong Poetry & Music  More...
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Tuesday, November 14
Tue 11/14 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
ASMR with Katarina  More...
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Tue 11/14 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
Sharkiface
Lords of Outland
+TBA  More...
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Wednesday, November 15
Wed 11/15 7:45 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]
KREation Ensemble, Heartworm, The Senders, Headlights
Wed, November 15 at The Peacock Lounge 552 Haight, SF
$5 Doors 7:45pm, bands 8-10:30pm, 21+  More...
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Wed 11/15 8:00 PM Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse [2020 Addison Street / Berkeley, CA 94704]
Vocalist/Composer Molly Holm & Her Unmistakable Band_Extended Jazz, Original Songs & Improvised Music_
with: Frank Martin, piano; Jeff Chambers, acoustic bass; Peter Barshay, acoustic bass; Deszon Claiborne, drums
and Charles McNeal, saxophones.  More...
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Thursday, November 16
Thu 11/16 7:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Into The Stars - Easystreet Tribute & Album Release

Celebrate all things EASYSTREET and hear the new album INTO THE STARS, completed from materials left behind by band members Michael Blitzen (Travis Hough) and Velvet Chang (Chelsea Faith).  More...
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Thu 11/16 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00) The Senders (Gino Robair, Astronauta Pinguim, Benjamin Tinker)
9:00) Gretchen Jude, Kevin Corcoran, Matt Davignon trio  More...
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Thu 11/16 8:00 PM Atrium Theater @ San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building [401 Van Ness (Fourth Floor) San Francisco, CA 94102]
For its 25th anniversary season, San Francisco's own Del Sol Quartet will present three concerts celebrating California’s distinct musical legacy of unfettered invention, openness, cultural inclusion, and innovation. Opening night celebrates the music of Terry Riley and the release of Del Sol’s new album, Dark Queen Mantra. The evening features Del Sol’s distinctive, off-book versions of G Song and The Wheel & Mythic Birds Waltz, performed from memory. Guitarist Gyan Riley joins Del Sol in the first performance of an expanded version of Terry Riley’s Dark Queen Mantra. Terry Riley will also play solo and in duo with Gyan.  More...
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Thu 11/16 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Sound Icon: Works by UC Berkeley Composers

Sound Icon performs Helmut Lachenmann's "Trio Fluido" and premieres new works by UC Berkeley graduate composers Andrew Harlan, Clara Olivares, James Stone, and Jon Yu.  More...
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Friday, November 17
Fri 11/17 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Searching for Serotonin

This cello and electronics program is to portray society's use of electronics in every day life. People use their smartphones to escape casual conversations and personal interactions. Our relationships with these devices stem from anxiety, so be prepared, these compositions might make your skin crawl.  More...
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Fri 11/17 7:00 PM sfSoundRadio [http://sfsound.org/radio.html]
The best kind of gig = the one you don’t need to drag yourself out of the house for.

Tune in to sfSound Radio from 7pm to 10pm to hear OMMO (Adria Otte and Julie Moon) and ZOKA (Suki O'Kane and Michael Zelner) perform live while you say no way to going out and decide to make chick pea goo from everything left in your fridge... including chick peas.

I mean…

That’s what we’ll be doing.  More...
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Fri 11/17 8:00 PM Atrium Theater @ San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building [401 Van Ness Ave (Fourth Floor) San Francisco, CA 94121]
For its 25th anniversary season, San Francisco's own Del Sol Quartet will present its "Whole Sol Festival," celebrating California’s distinct musical legacy of unfettered invention, openness, cultural inclusion, and innovation. With special audience participation in Gyan Riley’s piece for quartet and ukuleles, “It’s Our Party” features three world premieres — by young Turkish composer Erberk Eryilmaz, who brings the irresistible energy of his native folk music to the concert stage; Theresa Wong, a brilliant Berkeley-based composer/improviser, who explores the resonances of just intonation; and Gyan Riley, whose new piece for quartet features an audience-participation ukulele choir. This evening also includes electronic soundscapes and visuals by composer Daniel Wohl.  More...
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Fri 11/17 9:30 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Red Zone Exploratory Jazz  More...
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Saturday, November 18
Sat 11/18 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Album release show for Brett Carson's "Mysterious Descent," a mythodramatic song cycle in twelve movements. Opening is guitarist Jakob Pek.  More...
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Sat 11/18 8:00 PM Atrium Theater @ San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building [401 Van Ness Ave (4th Floor) San Francisco, CA 94121]
The third night of Del Sol Quartet's Whole Sol Festival features the world premiere of Kanto Kechua by the award-winning, multicultural composer Gabriela Lena Frank, whose music reflects and explores her Peruvian heritage. Frank joins Del Sol with her whirlwind piano playing, and the concert will also include her favorite Andean-inspired chamber music.  More...
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Sat 11/18 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Vital Hybrids - Performance Showcase

VITAL HYBRIDS is a performance showcase of collaborative works by local Bay Area and LA based women and queer artists bridging visual arts, movement, sound, and technology, presented by B4BEL4B Gallery. These works, developed over the past 6 months, tackle important national and global issues such as women’s and transgender rights, visibility, and safety; fighting actively against xenophobia, and safety around bodies that are seen as "other" by exploring post-digital and post-gender identity, safely online and offline, anti-harassment, sousveillance, and more.  More...
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Sat 11/18 9:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Jitterbug Performed By Annea Lockwood, William Winant, Fred Frith  More...
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Sunday, November 19
Sun 11/19 2:00 PM The Nunnery [3016 25th. St SF]
SKATnSKATCH! T.D. Skatchit & Company with Lorin Benedict and Tom Bickley  More...
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Sun 11/19 2:00 PM Artists' Television Access [992 Valencia SF]
Sunday, November 19, 2-5PM: “Drawing Sound” Fred Frith and Heike Liss

The Artists’ Television Access Window Gallery in San Francisco presents Almost-Public/Semi-Exposed 4, our fourth annual month-long series of installed performance art.  More...
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Sun 11/19 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 DeCillis/Evangelista duo
Tim DeCillis - drums Karl Evangelista - guitar
8:30 Guitarist James Freeman perform with Yehudit on violin music from
Jassical on Edgetone Records
  More...
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Sun 11/19 7:30 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
SILVIA MATHEUS--Tim Perkis--WENDY REID

SILVIA MATHEUS, light and gravity Tim Perkis, improvisations WENDY REID, bird variations  More...
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Sun 11/19 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation workshop in free improvisation)

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