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10/29/2017 - 12/12/2017

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
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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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Monday, November 20
Mon 11/20 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Social Stutter + Evangelista/Ewing/Arkin Trio  More...
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Wednesday, November 22
Wed 11/22 8:00 PM The Bindery [1727 Haight St]
Nine, Genital Quartz, Mas Coad, Pregnancy Half-Pact  More...
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Sunday, November 26
Sun 11/26 1:00 PM Artists' Television Access [992 Valencia SF]
Composing Body, Alexa Eisner & Kevin Friedrichsen

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.

From November 1st – 30th we’ll be hosting live performance in the window– admission is free and easy, just walk on by @ 21st and Valencia.  More...
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Tuesday, November 28
Tue 11/28 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Séverine Ballon presents an evening of works for solo cello and cello with multichannel electronics. Her work focuses on regular performance of key works of the cello repertoire, as well as numerous collaborations with composers; in addition, her researches as an improviser have helped her to extend the sonic and technical resources of her instrument. She studied the cello at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin and in Lübeck with Joseph Schwab and Troels Svane. During 2004-05, she was an academist at the Ensemble Modern (Internationale Ensemble Modern Akademie). She perfected her contemporary cello technique with cellists Siegfried Palm, Pierre Strauch, and Rohan de Saram. During 2005-06, she was solo cellist of the Toulouse Chamber Orchestra, but subsequently decided to concentrate on contemporary music and on the premiere of new works. This concert will feature Jonathan Harvey's 3 Sketches for Solo Cello with 2 D Strings and Chant, plus new compositions by CCRMA’s Fernando Lopez-Lezcano and Eoin Callery.

Ballon particularly enjoys working with contemporary composers and has worked with Helmut Lachenmann, Chaya Czernowin, Rebecca Saunders, and Liza Lim. She has premiered a number of solo works which have been written especially for her by composers such as Rebecca Saunders, Mauro Lanza, and Franck Bedrossian. She has also worked with many of the best known contemporary music ensembles including Klangforum Wien, musikFabrik, Ensemble Intercontemporain, and Ictus. She is a member of the Elision ensemble (Australia), and she is currently a visiting scholar at Stanford’s CCRMA.  More...
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Tue 11/28 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Berkeley Noise: Works by Undergraduate Composers

The student-run Berkeley New Music Ensemble, Berkeley Noise, will be collaborating with the UC Berkeley Undergraduate Composer's Club in premiering 5 new works from student composers: Ann Deng, Niko Vlahakis, Bobby Ge, Jonathan Sudano, and Trevor Van de Velde.  More...
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Tue 11/28 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Spilling Airs - Mills Music Improvisation Ensemble II Concert - Directed by Fred Frith  More...
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Wednesday, November 29
Wed 11/29 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Soundwave ((8)) Biennial Fundraiser

Join us for this special fundraiser party to kick off Soundwave ((8)), a festival of contemporary works produced in partnership with established institutions and alternative venues in the San Francisco Bay Area. Featuring cutting edge, often technologically influenced works by artists responding to the theme of "infrastructure" Soundwave ((8)) will include collaborations with organizations like the Contemporary Jewish Museum, California Academy of Sciences, The Lab, the San Francisco Zen Center, Dolby Laboratories, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, SPUR, and others.  More...
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Wed 11/29 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Mills Contemporary Performance Ensemble plays ensemble music by Wendy Reid, Tony Gennaro, Matthew Robidoux, John Cage, Eric Glick Rieman, and Daniel Goode.  More...
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Thursday, November 30
Thu 11/30 6:00 PM SFMOMA [151 3rd St. San Francisco]
Nam June Paik, Charlotte Moorman, & the Electronic Superhighway  More...
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Thu 11/30 7:30 PM Herbst Theatre [401 Van Ness Ave SF]
WENDY WHELAN
BRIAN BROOKS
BROOKLYN RIDER  More...
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Thu 11/30 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Suki O'Kane (very large percussion) and Tim Perkis (very tiny electronics)
9:00 pm Katt Atchley Duets, featuring Kenneth Atchley, Susan Gervitz, Phillip Greenlief and Claudia La Rocco
text, voice, reeds, electronics  More...
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Thu 11/30 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
GLENN/HOOPES RESIDENCY NIGHT ONE: COLLABORATIONS WITH EVELYN DAVIS & JULIE MOON  More...
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Friday, December 1
Fri 12/01 7:00 PM VAMP music • art • consignment [331 19th Street Oakland]
Outsound & Vamp Present A Holiday Pop-Up Benefit Show

We're having a holiday benefit. Come check out the John Lee collection donated to help Outsound raise money for our programs and enjoy the music of Amanda Chaudhary and Tri-Cornered Tent Show. Join the party at Vamp!!  More...
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Fri 12/01 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
An evening with Destiny Muhammad, Darren Johnston, Giulio Xavier  More...
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Fri 12/01 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Laurel Halo Live  More...
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Fri 12/01 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Jordan Glenn/Jason Hoopes Residency Night Two: Collaborations with Kyle Bruckmann & Theresa Wong  More...
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Saturday, December 2
Sat 12/02 4:30 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Claire Chase, flute

Music from Density 2036

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Sat 12/02 7:30 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Claire Chase, flute

Music from Density 2036

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Sat 12/02 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
sfSound returns to c4nm with a program of contemporary chamber music by NOMI EPSTEIN, VINKO GLOBOKAR, and KLAUS HUBER (November 30, 1924 – October 2, 2017); short works written for sfSound by bay area composers HYO-SHIN NA and ERIK ULMAN; a world premiere by bay area composer SARAH STILES; and improvisations by SFSOUNDGROUP.  More...
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Sat 12/02 8:00 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street, Berkeley - walking distance from ashby BART]
tom's place presents Fred Frith - guitar, effects and Phillip Greenlief - tenor saxophone, Bb clarinet in duo  More...
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Sat 12/02 9:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Danielle de Picciotto (Crime & The City Solution) & Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten)  More...
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Sat 12/02 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Jordan Glenn/Jason Hoopes Residency Night Three: Collaborations with Nava Dunkelman & Amma Ateria (Jeanie-Aprille Tang)  More...
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Sunday, December 3
Sun 12/03 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
Joshua McClain - Solo Avant Rock Cellist

Joshua McClain is a cellist, composer, and studio artist based in Oakland, CA. He's best known for his unbridled solo performances using a looping pedal and effects processor, creating intense, otherworldly soundscapes. He regularly performs with six-time Emmy winning songwriter Monica
Pasqual in the group, Monica Pasqual and the Handsome Brunettes.

Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.  More...
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Sun 12/03 7:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Jordan Glenn/Jason Hoopes Residency Night Four (early show): Collaborations with Bruce Ackley & Danishta Rivero Castro  More...
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Sun 12/03 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Long Tone Choir
Nancy Beckman/Tom Bickley/Rae Diamond/Tony Domenick/Joe Kuta/Suki O'Kane/Eric Theise
8:30pm Obstreperous Doves
Annelise Zamula, Joshua Marshall - woodwinds/Scott Walton, Bill Noertker - basses/Bethany Schwarz, Daniel Pearce - percussions  More...
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Sun 12/03 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Radian

Vienna is the home of Radian, Martin Brandlmayr (drums, electronics), John Norman (bass), and Martin Siewert (guitars, electronics), who have been influenced by and shaped the city’s vivid scene of electronica in the early 2000s. The title of their most recent album, On Dark Silent Off, is a nod to Ad Reinhardt, whose art and theory has been influential on the trio. The juxtaposition of extremes (on/off) is present in Radian’s work: the contrast between light and darkness; and in musical terms, sound and silence and brightness/darkness of timbre.  More...
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Monday, December 4
Mon 12/04 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music--

Monday, December 4, 8pm (8:30pm start)
No Cover/Donations Accepted

Set #1: The Guthrie Project (jazz/chamber)
Beth Schenck-saxophone, compositions, Matt Wrobel-guitar

Set #2: Crystal Pascucci/Scott Amendola Duo (improvised music/chamber)
Crystal Pascucci-cello, Scott Amendola-drums, percussion, elec.

Set #3: The Music of Carla Bley/Annette Peacock (modern jazz/experimental)
Alison Niedbalski, Ross Peacock, a.o.  More...
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Mon 12/04 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: gabby fluke-mogul & Matt Robidoux Duo + High Shelf Esteem  More...
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Tuesday, December 5
Tue 12/05 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
New Music by Mills College Composers. A program of new compositions created during the Fall 2017 Composition Seminar at Mills College (MUS 291). The works range from solo to octet, and for combinations of acoustic instruments, voices, and electronics. The compositions cover a wide variety of styles as individual as the composers who made them.  More...
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Wednesday, December 6
Wed 12/06 7:30 PM St. John's Presbyterian Church [2727 College Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705]
When conductor/pianist Dennis Russell Davies directed our Lou Harrison concert in February he said, “You know I’m retiring from my regular [conducting] gig in Linz, and now I’d like to do a benefit for Other Minds.” He and his partner Maki Namekawa, both of whom work closely with Philip Glass, are flying back from Austria to perform a special concert of Glass’ music for two pianos in a very intimate setting for our fans. The event will take place 7:30pm, Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Berkeley, in honor of Glass’ eightieth birthday. It will feature the suites from Jean Cocteau’s Les Enfants Terribles and La Belle et la Bête for two pianos and wind octet in its American premiere. In addition, a major work composed for the Davies-Namekawa duo–which Dennis fondly calls “a real barnburner!”–Four Movements for Two Pianos, will complete the program.  More...
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Wed 12/06 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
"Music in the Key of Family Game Night" - Electronic music performances by graduate students in MUS 252 Seminar in Electronic Music Performance, directed by John Bischoff  More...
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Thursday, December 7
Thu 12/07 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm sauti kelele
Jordan Boyd - drums, Robert Kirby - guitar/synth, Cameron Thomas - percussion, Gorge Casa - reeds/effects
9pm Murray/Whalen
Kevin Murray - drums, Michael Whalen - vibes  More...
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Thu 12/07 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Mills Showcase Concert - Featuring Mills College Student Musicians  More...
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Friday, December 8
Fri 12/08 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Matthew Shipp Trio, Joe Henderson Lab, Shows at 7:00pm & 8:30pm
Taking the measure of Matthew Shipp’s influence on 21st century jazz requires a multidimensional model. One of the most intrepid pianists and musical thinkers on the scene, he’s an exceptionally dynamic improviser, commanding bandleader, insistently inventive composer, and essential conduit for new sounds as artistic director of Thirsty Ear’s acclaimed Blue Series imprint.  More...
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Fri 12/08 7:00 PM Sound & Savor [Private residence in West Oakland]
A dinner/concert featuring Prasant Radhakrishnan, solo carnatic saxophone  More...
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Fri 12/08 7:00 PM Oakland Asian Cultural Center [388 9th St. #290 Oakland]
Oakland Winter Live

Thea Farhadian and Heike Liss in Drawing Sound; Charles Woodman with Lisa Mezzacappa, Jason Levis, Tim Perkis in viDEO sAVant’s Terminal Beach; Jeanne Finley with the Threshold Choir in Journeys Beyond The Cosmodrome; Kim Anno, Kristina Dutton, Sophia Shen

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Fri 12/08 7:30 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Avant-Garde Cinema: STAN BRAKHAGE: METAPHORS ON VISION  More...
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Fri 12/08 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Deepchord & Fluxion with bvdub

Gray Area is thrilled to host the world premiere of "Transformations", a new collaborative improv project from these two internationally renowned dub techno producers. The idea came out of improvisational jam sessions between the two artists.  More...
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Fri 12/08 8:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
“LA-LOCAL”
THE GOLDEN PATH: Golden, Phillips, Pepper, L. Martin
GREG LENCZYCKI/JORGE MARTIN
John Bischoff
ANTIMATTER
visuals by BILL THIBAULT  More...
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Fri 12/08 9:00 PM Woods Bar and Brewery [1701 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
The Lost Shapes

Darren Johnston - trumpet
Kasey Knudsen - alto sax
Mark Clifford - vibraphone
Safa Shokrai - bass
Jason Levis - drums  More...
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Saturday, December 9
Sat 12/09 5:00 PM Mission Dolores Park [Mission Dolores Park. Meet on Dolores Street at the Dolores Park tennis courts by the corner of 18th St.]
Join us for a family-friendly, free holiday event linked to “Unsilent Night” celebrations around the world. The original composition by Phil Kline, written specifically to be heard outdoors in the month of December, takes the form of a street promenade in which the audience becomes the performer. Each participant plays one of four tracks of music downloaded to a smart phone, or anything that amplifies music, together comprising “Unsilent Night.” As the SFCMP public ensemble, we will walk a carefully chosen route in and around San Francisco’s Dolores Park area, creating a unique mobile sound sculpture.  More...
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Sat 12/09 7:00 PM Oakland Asian Cultural Center [388 9th St. #290 Oakland]
Oakland Winter Live

Thea Farhadian and Heike Liss in Drawing Sound; Charles Woodman with Lisa Mezzacappa, Jason Levis, Tim Perkis in viDEO sAVant’s Terminal Beach; Jeanne Finley with the Threshold Choir in Journeys Beyond The Cosmodrome; Kim Anno, Kristina Dutton, Sophia Shen

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Sat 12/09 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
River: A Holiday Concert with Alex Kelly and PC Muñoz

Adventurous re-imaginations of classic holiday season music.  More...
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Sat 12/09 8:00 PM House Concert [Private home in the Berkeley Hills]
Bass player Mark Dresser performs a rare house solo concert of recent and new works in Berkeley at the home of Harry Bernstein. Mr. Dresser will perform 2 sets, with cheese and wine served during the intermission. For more information, contact: harry@fullplatemedia.com  More...
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Sat 12/09 8:00 PM Doc's Lab [124 Columbus Ave SF]
Turning Into a Butterfly: Zach Ostroff, Scott Amendola  More...
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Sat 12/09 8:00 PM 1800 Illinois St. [1800 Illinois St. San Francisco, CA]
Who: Kaori Suzuki, Waxy Tomb, Article Collection, 8ulentina, James Jano, Cullen Miller

What: FINITE is a concert series exhibiting weird music and sound from local bay area sound artists. We're broadly focusing on noise, sound system art, outsider club, computer music, modular synthesis, spatial media, DIY projects, improvisation, community, & inclusivity.

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Sat 12/09 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
In Too Deep is a monthly series (every Second Saturday) curated by electronic music duo KYN (Josh Casey & Yari Bundy) in association with Studio Grand. 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. In an effort to create a truly immersive experience, each performance will be accompanied by live visuals from some of our favorite local artists. This month Nine (live) KYN (live), Jesse Austin (visuals) Greg Kappes (visuals).  More...
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Sunday, December 10
Sun 12/10 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
rob reich Quartet

Featuring:
rob reich - accordion & piano
Ben Goldberg - clarinets
Schuyler Karr - bass
Scott Amendola - drums

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Sun 12/10 4:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Doorways: Thingamajigs Performance Group with Rae Diamond  More...
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Sun 12/10 7:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
DUB-Cember Holi-Daze Party the Tritonics, Joseph's Bones, Franco Nero  More...
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Monday, December 11
Mon 12/11 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Steve Blum’s PHASES album release + The Guthrie Project  More...
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Mon 12/11 8:00 PM The ROOM Series (at Royce Gallery) [2901 Mariposa St between Harrison & Alabama SF]
ROOM: Tongue Teeth Lips

An evening of experimental voice featuring solos, duos, and ensemble works by Pamela Z, Aurora Josephson, Amy Foote, Lorin Benedict, Richard Mix, Amy X Neuburg, Julie Queen, and Ron Heglin.  More...
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Mon 12/11 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Rent Romus Trio + Pinbokeh Trio  More...
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Tuesday, December 12
Tue 12/12 8:00 PM Hertz Hall [UC Berkeley campus near corner of College and Bancroft Berkeley]
A new music ensemble for the 21st Century, the [Switch~ Ensemble] performs a concert of solo and chamber ensemble works with electronics in partnership with Berkeley's CNMAT at Hertz Hall. The program features pieces by established and emerging composers, including Fausto Romitelli’s “Domeniche alla periferia dell’impero” for amplified quartet, Tonia Ko’s “Tribute | Axis II” for violin and piano, Sivan Eldar's "Tarr" and Victor Ibarra's "Química del agua", both for pierrot quintet, Max Murray's "Ad Marginem des Versuchs" for solo clarinet and electronics, and Josh Levine's "Sixty cycles" for solo cello.  More...
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Tue 12/12 9:30 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series Presents:
Song and Dance Trio
Wong/Nishi/McCowen/Fei
Adria Otte  More...
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