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10/10/2022 - 11/24/2022

Thursday, October 13
Thu 10/13 7:00 PM Great Star Theater [636 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94133]
Other Minds Festival 26 brings together a cast of composers from locations both near and far for three nights of new music at San Francisco’s historic Great Star Theater in Chinatown, October 13-15, 2022. Panel discussions begin at 7:00pm and concerts at 8:00pm.

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Thu 10/13 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
A Quarterly Experimental Music, Film and Media Series. Featuring: Aaron Oppenheim, Gabby Wen, Roco Córdova, John Davis  More...
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Thu 10/13 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Thomas Dimuzio and Scot Jenerik make a stop at C4NM on their Left Coast Tour for NOISE BY NOISE WEST 2022  More...
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Thu 10/13 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]
CBSM (Cody Brant & Shane McDonell)
Gustavo Pastre
Methods Body (John Niekrasz, Luke Wyland)
KREation Ensemble (Kevin Robinson Ensemble)
Thurs Oct. 13 8pm-11pm $5-$15 sliding scale (notaflof) all-ages
Peacock Lounge, 552 Haight, SF
Proof of vax or negPCR<72h is required!  More...
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Friday, October 14
Fri 10/14 5:30 PM Lytton Plaza Downtown Palo Alto [200 University Ave Palo Alto]
Earthwise welcomes Ben Goldberg clarinet Liberty Ellman guitar jazz duo

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Fri 10/14 7:00 PM Great Star Theater [636 Jackson Street SF]
Other Minds Festival 26 October 13-15

A Festival of Boundary-Defying Creativity

Composers from seven countries will convene for the 26th Other Minds Festival, an international annual showcase for composers whose innovative work ranges widely across styles and practices.

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Fri 10/14 8:30 PM Indexical [Tannery Arts Center 1050 River St. #119 Santa Cruz]
METHODS BODY (Portland, OR, USA) is a performance duo that creates original sound art and music using custom tunings systems, polyrhythms, and the cadences of language. Longtime collaborators Luke Wyland (keys, electronics) and John Niekrasz (drums, percussion) use bespoke live-sampling technologies to create compositions that inhabit waves of subliminal melody and deep, uncanny grooves.  More...
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Saturday, October 15
Sat 10/15 7:00 PM Great Star Theater [636 Jackson Street SF]
Other Minds Festival 26 October 13-15

A Festival of Boundary-Defying Creativity

Composers from seven countries will convene for the 26th Other Minds Festival, an international annual showcase for composers whose innovative work ranges widely across styles and practices.

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Sat 10/15 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
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Free flowing music from cellist Ben Davis, saxophonist James Fei, trumpeter Erik Jekabson and drummer Jordan Glenn. Compositions, conversations and improvisations exploring sonic blends and dynamics.  More...
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Sat 10/15 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Haegeum performer and composer Jeonghyeon Joo presents her ongoing project "The Art of Bowing" together with Ben Sabey  More...
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Sat 10/15 8:00 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]
Portland-based duo METHODS BODY creates original sound art and music using custom tuning systems, involuted polyrhythms, and the cadences of language. John Niekrasz (drums and percussion) and Luke Wyland (keys and electronics) use bespoke live-sampling technologies and meta-cognitive compositions to inhabit waves of subliminal melody and deep, uncanny grooves.

KINDA GREEN is the long-standing duo project of Bay Area improvisers/composers stalwarts Tim Perkis (electronics) and Tom Djll (trumpet/electronics).  More...
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Sat 10/15 8:30 PM Indexical [Tannery Arts Center 1050 River St. #119 Santa Cruz]
evicshen's sound practice is concerned with the spatiality/physicality of sound and its relationship to the human body. Her music features analog modular synthesizers, vinyl/resin records, and self-built electronics. Eschewing conventions in harmony and rhythm in favor of extreme textures and gestural tones, Shen uses what she calls "chaotic sound" to oppose signal and information, eluding traditionally embedded meaning.  More...
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Sunday, October 16
Sun 10/16 3:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Non Tactus composed of artists Lenny Gonzalez, Rich Graff, and Robert Nance present a cross-fading concert collaboration.  More...
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Sun 10/16 6:00 PM Sound & Savor [24th and Adeline Streets Oakland]
Joelle Leandre, one of the world's great bass players in a rare bay area solo concert. a 4 course meal accompanies the concert  More...
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Sun 10/16 7:00 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Mission Rebel No. 1 - David James's GPS work-in-development

David James presents a work-in-development, Mission Rebel No. 1.,
a musical examination of his father, Rev. Jesse James,
written for, and performed by the sextet GPS  More...
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Sun 10/16 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
Rent Romus' Life's Blood Ensemble / Gas The Man  More...
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Tuesday, October 18
Tue 10/18 8:00 PM Spruce Street Concerts [send email to harry@fullplatemedia.com]
French bassist Joëlle Léandre and percussionist William Winant perform in duo in a home concert in the Berkeley Hills.  More...
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Tue 10/18 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
Jazz at the Make-Out Room (formerly the Monday Make-Out) continues! A wily evening of cutting-edge jazz, free improvisation, and creative music.

Tuesday, October 18, 6pm doors/7pm show

7pm Tom Djll/Suki O'Kane Duo

7:45pm Tom Weeks (Solo)

8:30pm AMP Quartet
(Clark Goodloe - tenor sax, Alan Ernst - piano, Harley White - acoustic bass, Tony Passarell - drums)  More...
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Wednesday, October 19
Wed 10/19 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Euphotic
Cheryl Leonard - driftwood, sand, rocks, feathers, marsh reeds, penguin bones, pine needles and oyster shells
Tom Djll - trumpet and electronics
Bryan Day - invented instruments
Ernesto Diaz-Infante - solo electric guitar  More...
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Wed 10/19 8:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Touring musician Free Music (Minneapolis) is coming to town and better than expected! A not to miss night of cartoon elegance with impactful moments of unexpected joy. Don't miss out on this opportunity for a sonic calibration sure to prepare you for massive mistakes.

Supporting local acts Heaven's Stoneage Outhouse (Chris Farstad) and Mitch Stahlmann

"When I first heard Free Music..."  More...
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Thursday, October 20
Thu 10/20 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
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CCRMA presents a live performance by Golden Champagne Flavored Sweatshirt.

FREE and Open to the Public  More...
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Friday, October 21
Fri 10/21 9:30 AM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
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CCRMA Open House 2022

Come see what we've been doing up at the Knoll!

Join us for lectures, hands-on demonstrations, posters, installations, and musical performances of recent CCRMA research including sound synthesis, online music-making, data-driven research in music cognition, and a musical instrument petting zoo.

Keynote Speaker: Stefania Serafin - Multisensory Experiences for Hearing Rehabilitation.

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Fri 10/21 8:00 PM Dresher Ensemble Studio [2253 Poplar St Oakland]
Clarissa Dyas & Jakob Pek - Something Remains

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Saturday, October 22
Sat 10/22 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Composer Nathan Clevenger's Trio, featuring Jordan Glenn & Cory Wright, performs a set of expansive compositions that exist in the intersection of contemporary composition and free improvisation. For the second set, the trio will be joined by Kasey Knudsen and Crystal Pascucci, for a set of premieres.  More...
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Sat 10/22 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Arrington de Dionyso solo, performing "Sacred Mushroom Songs"
Arrington de Dionyso / Danishta Rivero / Cody Putman / Jacob Felix Heule quartet
Christopher Robin Duncan solo  More...
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Sunday, October 23
Sun 10/23 7:00 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]
Visiting from Australia, STEVIE RICHARDS performs analog electronics and saxophone with local percussionist JON BAFUS and guitarist MARC ZOLLINGER in a set of trio improvisation.

DIASPORA FOCII (KERSTI ABRAMS, Alto Sax Flute + Kalimba; Mika Pontecorvo - Guitar + Electronics; JAROBA - Tenor Sax + Bass Clarinet) performs freely improvised electroacoustic atmospheric chamber music.  More...
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Thursday, October 27
Thu 10/27 6:30 PM Duende Restaurant [468 19TH St Oakland, CA]
Orchestra Nostalgico

Dinner & Show

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Thu 10/27 7:30 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Soundwave NEXT is thrilled to present King Tides, an evening of musical performances and video by artists who live and work near coasts.  More...
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Friday, October 28
Fri 10/28 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
THE HARMONIC SERIES GAMELAN: CLOSING RECEPTION  More...
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Saturday, October 29
Sat 10/29 3:00 PM Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts [360 Kansas St (Between 16th & 17th Streets) San Francisco]
Live Performance of Raven Chacon's Drum Grid, conducted by Andy Meyerson
3pm, Free

The performance begins at the Wattis and expands around the Potrero Hill neighborhood.
Wear walking shoes.  More...
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Sat 10/29 4:30 PM The Wattis Institute [360 Kansas Street San Francisco]
Live Performance by Karen Stackpole & Gino Robair

Doors at 4pm
Sound at 4:30pm

Free

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Sat 10/29 7:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
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Join us on Saturday, October 29, 2022 for a live immersive audio visual performance by Ancient Olympia based artist Thanasis Kaproulias (Novi_sad), combining sound explorations with digitally generated videos by Berlin based Japanese artist Ryoichi Kurokawa.  More...
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Sat 10/29 8:00 PM Mills College at Northeastern University - Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland, CA 94613]
Streaming and in-person
An evening of improvised music with Myra Melford, Zeena Parkins, and William Winant.  More...
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Sunday, October 30
Sun 10/30 4:00 PM Spruce Street Concerts [send email to harry@fullplatemedia.com]
Travis Laplante's tenor saxophone quartet, Battle Trance, performs a house concert in the intimacy of a home in the North Berkeley Hills. Battle Trance is a unique saxophone quartet whose music unfolds in richly layered sounds and textures, resulting in a totally unique and mezmerizing sound world. There is no other saxophone quartet like it in the world, and the rich acoustics in this Berkeley home are ideal for such a rich music.  More...
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Sun 10/30 4:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Thomas Schultz plays an evening of music for solo piano  More...
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Sun 10/30 7:00 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]
TOM WEEKS performs compositions & improvisations for solo saxophone.

TRIO LMNTS (SCOTT R LOONEY - prepared/unprepared piano, electronics, Lisa Mezzacappa - bass, Kjell Nordeson - percussion) have been mutually exploring their shared sonic landscape since shortly before the pandemic. The resulting lockdown situation resulted in an extended hiatus until it was decided to try playing in a completely remote manner over an application called Sonobus. This forced the group to adhere to only improvising freely so that audio latency would be less noticeable. The trio met several times regularly, sharing not only music, but also their minds in lengthy discussions on many diverse topics.  More...
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Monday, October 31
Mon 10/31 5:30 PM Lytton Plaza [Downtown Palo Alto 200 University Ave]
Earthwise welcomes Battle Trance rain or shine trick or treat  More...
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Tuesday, November 1
Tue 11/01 7:30 PM Audium Theater [1616 Bush Street San Francisco, CA 94109]
BATTLE TRANCE - GREEN OF WINTER

Battle Trance is a genre-defying ensemble of four tenor saxophonists: Travis Laplante, Patrick Breiner, Matthew Nelson, and Jeremy Viner. Battle Trance push their instruments to the limit. They utilize the full sonic palette of the saxophone, shedding new light on it as an ensemble instrument.  More...
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Wednesday, November 2
Wed 11/02 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Melody Duo featuring Kattt Atchley with Josephine Torio and solo explorations by Tom Djll  More...
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Thursday, November 3
Thu 11/03 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
OPENING RECEPTION: PATTERNS OF CONVERGENCE  More...
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Thu 11/03 8:00 PM Noisebridge Hackerspace [272 Capp St, San Francisco, CA 94110]
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Resident is a monthly electronic audiovisual open mic event started in 2017. Resident is casual and cool, and the community you'll find is like no other for aspiring electronic musicians in the Bay. No judgments, no bullshit, just positive support and openness to new ideas.

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

Setup for performers starts at 7pm, show starts at 8 pm.  More...
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Friday, November 4
Fri 11/04 6:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
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TACxxv Anniversary Weekend - three days of free performances & gatherings celebrating Temescal Art Center’s 25 years as a Room for Belonging in Oakland.  More...
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Fri 11/04 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
This year Republic of Croatia celebrates 30th anniversary of its independence. As a part of these celebrations, Croatian government is organizing cultural events around the world. Outstanding Croatian musicians - saxophonist Gordan Tudor and guitarist Mislav Režić were selected to perform concerts in the USA.  More...
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Fri 11/04 8:00 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Joe Morris/Jean Carla Rodea/Gerald Cleaver trio. CANCELLED. Musician tested positive for COVID.  More...
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Saturday, November 5
Sat 11/05 12:00 PM Developing Environments [540 Alabama St San Francisco]
Pamela Z at DE Open Studios

Pamela Z will participate in Open Studios at Developing Environments (P2) at 12pm-6pm in San Francisco  More...
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Sat 11/05 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Karl Evangelista's "Apura"
with Francis Wong (Saxophone), Lisa Mezzacappa (bass), Donald Robinson (drums)

Filipino-American guitarist/composer Karl Evangelista presents Apura (Tagalog for “Very Urgent”), a project that explores the relationship between jazz-based musical improvisation and social transformation in an era of worldwide political upheaval.

Karl Evangelista's Apura celebrates the power of creative music as a weapon of struggle. Apura uses original composition and daring improvised sounds to explore the passionate, embattled culture of the Philippines - Evangelista's ancestral home. Along the way, Evangelista pays homage to the imposing legacies of American free jazz and South African improvised music. (This occasion marks Apura's only 2022 performance.)  More...
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Sat 11/05 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Jean Carla Rodea / Gerald Cleaver / Matt Robidoux  More...
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Sat 11/05 8:00 PM Artists' Television Access [992 Valencia SF]
Eric Theise manipulates projected digital maps in collaboration with Kevin Corcoran on textural percussion and manipulated field recordings. Additional expanded cinema by Scott Stark, Greta Snider & Derek Headboggle, 99 Hooker, the late Amy Halpern, and a few words from Jim Shedden on Moments of Perception, a recently published history of Canadian experimental film.  More...
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Sat 11/05 8:30 PM Indexical [Tannery Arts Center 1050 River St. #119 Santa Cruz]
Booker Stardrum is a composer, percussionist, producer, and educator. His compositions are sculptural, carved from the dense layering of instruments and manipulated samples, a pantonal harmonic sense, and an intuitive approach to rhythm.  More...
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Sunday, November 6
Sun 11/06 12:00 PM Developing Environments [540 Alabama St San Francisco]
Pamela Z at DE Open Studios

Pamela Z will participate in Open Studios at Developing Environments (P2) at 12pm-6pm in San Francisco  More...
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Sun 11/06 2:30 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
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Virtuoso pianist Tellef Johnson performs works by Alkan, Liszt, and Sorabji.  More...
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Sun 11/06 4:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
SSSS is a monthly, informal show at CNM in which electronic music composers present their fixed media and/or live electronic music through the 8-channel surround system, generously provided by Meyer Sound. The composers mix their sounds from the center of the space, and the audience is free to choose their own listening location, and to move within the space to hear the music from different vantage points.

November’s salon features music by Danishta Rivero, Nathan Corder, and Cheryl Leonard. Rivero will premiere an as-yet untitled work for voice and MaxMSP electronics. Corder will present three pieces: Picker I (2015), Appetite (2021) and Strata (2017). Leonard will present a new 8-channel arrangement of Meltwater (2013) a piece that was recently released on the Other Minds Records album Antarctica: Music from the Ice, based on field recordings of the Marr Ice Piedmont, Anvers Island, Antarctica.  More...
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Sun 11/06 4:00 PM Berkeley Finnsh Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
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Finnish Heritage Society presents Kalevala & Kabbalah, music inspired by jazz, improvisation, Finnish and Jewish cultural expressions as part of the monthly Cultural Performance series at the Berkeley Finnish Hall!
Jordan Glenn/David Israel Katz
Heikki Koskinen Quartet  More...
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Sun 11/06 5:30 PM The Knockout [San Francisco]
JOHN WIESE + FiLTHMiLK + Wobbly + Thomas Dimuzio  More...
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Sun 11/06 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation, non-hierarchical workshop in free improvisation)

The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or come to listen. No advance notice needed — just show up. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names immediately before each group plays. We try to keep transition time between groups at a minimum. Over by 10pm. Donations for the venue rental are encouraged.  More...
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Wednesday, November 9
Wed 11/09 8:00 PM Mitchell Park Community Center [3700 Middlefield Rd Palo Alto]
Earthwise welcomes Zoh Amba Duo With Wobbly

Zoh Amba saxophone, Wobbly, electronics; special guests

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/earthwise-welcomes-zoh-amba-duo-with-wobbly-tickets-445560241677

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Thursday, November 10
Thu 11/10 7:30 PM Congregation Sherith Israel [2266 California St, San Francisco, CA 94115]
Arrington de Dionyso's Sacred Mushroom Songs
Solo vocal and instrumental improvisations: Throat singing, bina box, bass clarinet, jaw harp, Sulawesi flute.

Bill Orcutt guitar and voice (opening set).  More...
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Thu 11/10 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Chris Jonas Trio - Chris Jonas, sax; Lisa Mezzacappa, bass; Jason Levis, drums  More...
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Thu 11/10 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]
Zoh Amba & Wobbly, Sharkiface, Drought Spa, Blood of Chhinnamastika
Please be vaxed and rapid-tested to keep old and young alive and well.

Zoh Amba & Wobbly
Chaotic neutral describes both Zoh Amba and Jon Leidecker, a term that was never just for D&D avatars. To align with good or evil was always to chicken out of chaos itself, clutching at sides. Just remember, as this duo finds your ears inside the Peacock Lounge, that chaos was ever neutral. It's order that's been all a mess.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUCCYcqol-0

Sharkiface
When Sharkiface opens wide you feel your every appetite circling the boat. Noord, tranoe, and larynx trace the anchorline beneath it all to sunless depths where an unblinking hunger hunts without rest. As her waveforms roil about your mind, you begin to realize that if you can hear desire, desire can hear you!
https://soundcloud.com/sharkiface

DROUGHT SPA
alex cruse and Kevin Ck Lo explore statecraft and the built environment, the political economy of machinic/nonhuman sensing, and the weaponization of time-based media by means of generative video, stochastic synthesis, sensing-technologies, wholetext retextualization, movement and spontaneous public assembly.
http://www.blunderbussmag.com/virus-in-paradise/

Blood of Chhinnamastika
steve jobs returns in a body-vac suit, his liquefied remains held together in a semi-transluscent, ambulating horror, his essence made manifest in a whir of recycled plastic, the visionary sees pylons of hell-forms, shunting about in various verticalities as new areas are terrain-mapped, projections of future apple-air, new lines already carved and sub-licensed to smaller retailers to maintain appearance of localised competition, the sluree godhead of apple, soon to return, is relieved, eats salad for dinner and watches the game.
https://bit.ly/3RZmkb7  More...
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Friday, November 11
Fri 11/11 8:00 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Zoh Amba duo with Wobbly (Jon Leidecker) and Tom Djll/Jacob Felix Heule/Chris Cooper trio.  More...
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Fri 11/11 8:00 PM The Bistro Pub [1001 B Street Hayward, CA]
PG13 and The Carlo play The Bistro. After a long self-imposed exile, PG13 has a new book of compositions and will be playing them next friday @the bistro in hayward. the carlo opens, a post punk band with metal fringes, featuring jon caploe (guitar), todd connors (guitar, vox), danny baldonado (bass), mark sand (drums). Phillip Greenlief, john shiurba and tom scandura have spent several weeks preparing this new set of ... whatever it is we do. the new tunes represent an evolution of our style - more complex melodies and rhythms, more grungy/gnarly, more complex forms. https://phillipgreenlief.bandcamp.com/album/pg13  More...
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Saturday, November 12
Sat 11/12 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Cracking the Surface revisits the musical magic created at Fantasy Studios right before its' closure in 2018, playing in tribute to our dear friend and collaborator Tom Nunn.

“To error is human, to Skatch divine!” Thomas Skatchit  More...
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Sat 11/12 8:00 PM Other Cinema [992 Valencia SF]
WORLD PREMIERE of Stand By For Failure: A Negativland Documentary  More...
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Sat 11/12 8:30 PM Indexical [Tannery Arts Center 1050 River St. #119 Santa Cruz]
Debuting at Indexical, HALO FOR WORLD SYSTEM extends DROUGHT SPA's interest in global logistics systems and analyses of value, art, and capital. For this performance, cruse has created a paratext of reference materials sourced from her corpus of critical theory, poetry, and prose written over the past five years. Books referenced therein are then scanned by cruse and Lo, and used as primary inputs for a cybernetic assemblage of language, imagery, and sound. Playing their bar codes and textual material as digital instruments, DROUGHT SPA examines the book as both aesthetic object and commodity.  More...
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Sunday, November 13
Sun 11/13 12:00 PM Shapeshifters Cinema [567 5th St. Oakland]
Dodecachordon, a 12-part work by composer Edward Schocker, combines multiple electric guitars and the natural acoustics of a room to explore the energetic relationships between pure harmonic vibrations. Supported with live projected images by Keith Evans, Shapshifters Cinema will be transfixed with abstract projections and the deep sound of drones produced by six electric guitars. Listeners are encouraged to traverse throughout the space and explore the unique acoustic and psychoacoustic phenomena that occur.  More...
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Sun 11/13 7:00 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]
ANNE RAINWATER performs San Francisco composer Danny Clay's "Ten Pages" for piano and electronics and Ian Power's Ave Maria: "Variations on a Theme by Giacinto Scelsi." Eric Theise and KRYS BOBROWSKI present real time cartographic improvisations using projected, manipulated digital maps, and custom-built electro-acoustic instruments.  More...
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Sun 11/13 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
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Talking Frog, Looney-Mezzacappa-Nordeson  More...
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Tuesday, November 15
Tue 11/15 7:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
Jazz at the Make-Out Room (formerly the Monday Make-Out) continues! A wily evening of cutting-edge jazz, free improvisation, and creative music. (Doors: 6pm / Show: 7pm)

Guest Curated by Tom Weeks:
Sheldon Alexander Quartet (Sheldon Alexander w/Zach Gamble, Jonny Kaminek, and Mario Ramirez)
+ Nathan Corder (w/Patrick Talesfore Jr.)
+ Kazuto Sato Trio (Brett Carson - piano, Kazuto Sato - bass, Jordan Glenn - drums)  More...
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Wednesday, November 16
Wed 11/16 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Pirámides / Agnes Martian / Joel St.Julien / Neoglyphic Media  More...
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Wed 11/16 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Outsound Presents Stash Wyslouch, Bleeding Vector (Lorin Benedict - voice, Eric Vogler - guitar)  More...
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Wed 11/16 8:00 PM Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium [1313 Newell Road Palo Alto]
Earthwise welcomes Zoh Amba & Wobbly plus special guests

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Thursday, November 17
Thu 11/17 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Grex, PC Muñoz/David Boyce, Matt Robidoux, Golden Champagne Flavored Sweatshirt

Sublime sounds + wild voices // Oakland experimental duo Grex (Karl Evangelista + Rei Scampavia) completes its Everything You Said Was Wrong tour, joined by the PC Muñoz/David Boyce Duo, experimental electronic artist Golden Champagne Flavored Sweatshirt, and guitarist Matt Robidoux.  More...
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Thu 11/17 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
Streaming and in-person:Click for stream  
CCRMA presents a live performance by Only Now.

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Friday, November 18
Fri 11/18 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
Fernando Lopez-Lezcano performs "The Love Songs of Dreaming Dinosaurs" at CCRMA.

This extended performance is another page of the "Dinosaur Songbook" that started with "The Love Songs of Flying Dinosaurs". The Applesauce Modular Mark V Eurorack format modular synth has mutated to Mark VI with some new modules, topological changes and new or renovated workflows. As before the Applesauce will bring in some friends, from the original "El Dinosaurio" 40 year old monster to the tiny Kastle I got as a birthday present. All of the sounds are created in realtime, piped through computers and SooperLoopy, and spatialized in 3D using the surround system in our Stage concert hall.

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Fri 11/18 8:00 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Robin Holcomb/Wayne Horvitz duo plus Horvitz solo.  More...
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Saturday, November 19
Sat 11/19 7:30 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
Volti performs Pamela Z's INK

The San Francisco Bay Area chamber chorus, Volti, presents the in-person premiere of Pamela Z's Ink at ODC Theater in San Francisco USA  More...
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Sat 11/19 7:30 PM Herbst Theatre [401 Van Ness Ave SF]
Adam Tender and Jenny Lin play Philip Glass  More...
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Sat 11/19 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Ross Hoyt (guitar/piano), Ed Lloyd (Bass), Zae Tinaza (Sax), & Zachary Morris (Drums) perform an hour of improvisational avant-jazz  More...
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Sat 11/19 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Ellen Fullman performs on her Long String Instrument.  More...
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Sunday, November 20
Sun 11/20 4:00 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
Volti performs Pamela Z's INK

The San Francisco Bay Area chamber chorus, Volti, presents the in-person premiere of Pamela Z's Ink at ODC Theater in San Francisco USA  More...
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Sun 11/20 5:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Join us for an evening of electronic and improvised music. Ava Koohbor and Jose Solares Jimenez will improvise and interface with saxophone, electronics, and objects; and students from the Electric Sound Collective (USF) will present collaborative works developed through the semester for various electronic combinations.  More...
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Sun 11/20 7:00 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]
BRISTLE combines an intuitive chamber music sensibility with an off-kilter improvisational approach, seamlessly mixing fierce solo statements with intricate group textures in its pieces. Ken Ueno (vocals) and Matt Ingalls (clarinet) present their unique arsenal of extended techniques for an experience that defies classical expectations of sounds that can be made on voice and clarinet.  More...
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Sun 11/20 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
rob reich / Beth Goodfellow Quartet with Ben Goldberg & Daniel Fabricant  More...
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Tuesday, November 22
Tue 11/22 8:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Lina Tullgren/Luke Czehak
Ivy Woods/Jane Kang
Cody/Mitch/Cole
Ayako Kataoka/Jacob Felix Heule/Kevin Corcoran  More...
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