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10/30/2016 - 12/14/2016

Sunday, October 30
Sun 10/30 3:00 PM Berkeley Piano Club [2724 Haste St., Berkeley, CA]
Ensemble for These Times and guest cellist, Anne Lerner- Wright, will perform new works by their 2016 Call for Scores winners: Craig Carnahan, Emily Doolittle, Christopher Hopkins, Justin Merritt, Naftali Schindler, Bob Siebert, and Bartos Smoragiewicz. The program will also include David Garner’s “Mein blaues Klavier,” from E4TT’s new CD “Surviving: Women’s Words” and the world premiere of Bay Area composer Bruce Nalezny's Toccata for piano, dedicated to Dale Tsang  More...
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Sun 10/30 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
Eli Wallace, solo piano: explorations in composition and improvisation

Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.  More...
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Sun 10/30 8:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave. Berkeley, CA]
The Shelton-Ochs Quartet

The Shelton-Ochs Quartet features Larry Ochs and Aram Shelton on saxophones, Scott Walton on bass and Kjell Nordeson on drums.  More...
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Sun 10/30 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Music for the Underworld

Susan Rawcliffe, sculptor and scholar, creates and performs on ancient mezo-american style flutes and ocarinas, exploring diverse timbres, beating and near hallucinatory dissonances.

Pahoehoe is a ballet for butoh dancers performed by the invented instrument collective “Pet the Tiger” and composed by David Samas. The action follows a young Orpheus from the entrance to the underworld, down to the throne of Hades and back in a foolish attempt to reclaim his bride.  More...
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Monday, October 31
Mon 10/31 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society Presents Improv Music+Film Costume Party  More...
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Tuesday, November 1
Tue 11/01 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Aram Shelton, sax, with Chris Brown, piano and Jordan Glenn, percussion
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Øyvind Brandtsegg, percussion and electronics with Matt Ingalls, clarinet  More...
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Tue 11/01 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
patchtax: Viola and Saxophone Duo

patchtax is Boston’s most beloved saxophone and viola duo. This program consists of the duo’s idiosyncratic video work interwoven with compositions by Georges Aperghis, Lei Liang, Rosalie Burrell, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and J.S. Bach.  More...
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Wednesday, November 2
Wed 11/02 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Per-Anders Nilsson, synthesizer, with Gino Robair, weapons of mass displacement and Tom Djll, trumpet/synthesizer

Alexei Plousnine and Henry Kaiser, guitars  More...
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Wed 11/02 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Matthew Creer: Stingy Planet

Composer Matthew Creer presents his multi media works for solo computer, percussion duo, outdated electronics for performance group and debuts his new duo…Eagle Masters. Featuring Ctrl – Z, Nava Dunkelman and…….videos of eagles.  More...
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Wed 11/02 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Unseen series | Jets of Love. Two new collaborations: composer Luciano Chessa and multimedia artist Darrin Martin collaborate on the abstraction of erotic display; and percussionist/electrician David Easlick and musician/punk comedy bus owner John Trevor Benson crawl around in the rafters. Gray Area’s UNSEEN Series presents site-specific, collaborative performances by Bay Area artists and explores current practices in immersive media, including expanded cinema, video and sound art, experimental music and technology. The UNSEEN series is curated by Oakland artist Matt Fisher, and presented in 8 channel surround sound with audio engineering and equipment by Recombinant Media Labs.  More...
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Thursday, November 3
Thu 11/03 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Albatross: Art Songs by Women Composers

Albatross (mezzo-soprano Jennifer Beattie and pianist/curator Adam Marks) have embarked on a project researching works by women composers in North and South America. This program features some of the gems they've uncovered across a multitude of genres and styles.  More...
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Thu 11/03 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Portrait Maker
An improvising chamber ensemble that experiments with time and space. The group combines elements of theater and dance with sublime yet intricately complex music.
9pm Marshall/Wallace/Bafus
Joshua Marshall, tenor and soprano sax
Eli Wallace, keyboard
Jon Bafus, drumset  More...
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Thu 11/03 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Per Anders Nilsson/Gino Robair/Tom Djll

Improvisations and works by Anthony Braxton, Miles Davis, and Sun Ra  More...
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Friday, November 4
Fri 11/04 11:30 AM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Øyvind Brandtsegg
Description:
“Cross adaptive processing as musical intervention - Exploring radically new modes of musical interaction in live performance”

Øyvind Brandtsegg (Norwegian University of Technology and Science)  More...
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Fri 11/04 6:30 PM De Young Museum [Golden Gate Park San Francisco]
Vijay Anderson Quartet

Aaron Bennett on tenor saxophone
John Finkbeiner on guitar
Dan Seamans on bass
Vijay Anderson on drums  More...
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Fri 11/04 7:30 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Lecture: Bonnie Jones and Suzanne Thorpe - TECHNE: Implementing Community Enactment of Radical Transformation with Sound and Technology.  More...
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Fri 11/04 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
A Rumination of Black Experimental Music Jordannah Elizabeth

Within a supposed post-segregation era, there continues to be a media-based smokescreen that creates racial division and imagined fault lines in music and arts criticism. This lecture attempts to combat media segregation of Black experimental musicians from the past and present.  More...
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Saturday, November 5
Sat 11/05 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Composers Bonnie Jones and Suzanne Thorpe perform a concert that combines sound, technology and musical improvisation.  More...
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Sat 11/05 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Percussion for Apartments: Aaron Gervais and Justin DeHart

LA-based percussionist Justin DeHart premieres Aaron Gervais's "Percussion for Apartments." A series of solo percussion + electronics vignettes, each piece in "Percussion for Apartments" explores a single instrument played quietly, at volumes appropriate for a percussionist living in an apartment.  More...
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Sunday, November 6
Sun 11/06 12:30 PM LIttle Boxes Theater [1661 Tennesee, San Francisco]
TOM BICKLEY’S
CARDEW CHOIR
RECITES DANTE’S CANTO 32
ADAPTED AND DIRECTED BY KIM ANNO WITH
COMPOSER, SAULO LAUDARES, RIO DE JANIERO
Kristina Dutton,VIOLIN
NOVEMBER 6 12:30PM SHARP, LITTLE BOXES THEATRE
1661 TENNESSEE, SF, FREE TO THE PUBLIC , EASY PARKING
UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL LIVE STREAM  More...
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Sun 11/06 3:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Piano Party & Champagne Reception
A Benefit for Old First Concerts

Sarah Cahill, piano; Luciano Chessa, piano; Daniel Glover, piano; Heidi Hau, piano; Mack McCray, piano; Robert Schwartz, piano; William Wellborn, piano  More...
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Sun 11/06 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Brett Carson’s Mysterious Descent
David Katz - voice, percussion/Brett Carson - piano, voice, percussion, compositions/Mia Bella D'Augelli - violin, voice, percussion/Nava Dunkelman - percussion, voice
8:30pm Noertker's Moxie - CD release for druidh penumbrae
Annelise Zamula - alto sax, flute/Eli Wallace - piano/Bill Noertker –bass/Jason Levis - drums  More...
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Sun 11/06 9:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Rhys Chatham  More...
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Monday, November 7
Mon 11/07 8:00 PM Make-Out Room (Monday Makeout) [3225 22nd St SF]
Lingua Incognita Session (LIS) - Open Improvisation Session exploring the musical grammars of Bitches Brew era Miles and Primetime era Ornette Coleman.
Mika Pontecorvo directs a bunch of well know local talent, with other acts: Sung Kim's Hare and Arrow, and Wayne Grim's Entartete Ensemble.  More...
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Mon 11/07 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society Presents Mercury Falls  More...
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Tuesday, November 8
Tue 11/08 9:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
An evening of electro-acoustic duos: Sergei Tcherepnin & Adria Otte + Brenda Hutchinson & Krystyna Bobrowski.  More...
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Wednesday, November 9
Wed 11/09 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
For the first of our two November shows in the Composers in Performance Series, we present Bill Baird, Jeffrey Alexander and Dereck Gaines.  More...
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Wed 11/09 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Perpetual Motion | Spectres

Join us and San Francisco Cinematheque for the fifth iteration of PERPETUAL MOTION! With performances by John Davis, Kerry Laitala, Voicehandler, Raha Raissnia & Panagiotis Mavridis.  More...
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Wed 11/09 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
sfSoundSalonSeries presents FAUSTO BONGELLI

Acclaimed Italian pianist Fausto Bongelli performs solo works by Scelsi, Tesei, De Rossi Re, Gentile, Ugoletti, Scodanibbio, and Savinio.  More...
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Thursday, November 10
Thu 11/10 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Opening Reception for Krystyna Bobrowski: Sliding Sonorities

Join Krystyna Bobrowski to celebrate her new exhibit of invented instruments, "Sliding Sonorities," on display in the Window Gallery through December 31. Talk and demonstration will begin at 7 PM.  More...
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Thu 11/10 7:30 PM Exploratorium [Pier 15 Embarcadero at Green St SF]
Del Sol String Quartet performs the premiere of Attention, a new commissioned work by Pamela Z at The Exploratorium’s Kanbar Forum at 7:30pm. Composed for String Quartet, tape, voices, video, and electronic devices, Attention explores the ways in which attention and focus are challenged in today’s culture.

The Exploratorium’s Kanbar Forum
Pier 15, San Francisco, CA  More...
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Thu 11/10 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00pm Tom Djll
9:00pm Kevin CK Lo  More...
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Thu 11/10 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
TIME TUNNEL

Performance and fixed media pieces by graduate students
MUS 251 Seminar in Computer Music

Directed by John Bischoff  More...
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Friday, November 11
Fri 11/11 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Farallon Quintet
O1C Artists-in-Residence

Natalie Parker, clarinet; Solomiya Ivakhiv, violin; Matthew Oshida, violin; Jason Bonham, viola; Jonah Kim, cello; Special Guest Christine McLeavey Payne, piano

Sergei Prokofiev Overture on Hebrew Themes
Aaron Copland Sextet for Clarinet, Piano, and String Quartet
Durwynne Hsieh Sextet World Premiere
Carl Maria von Weber Clarinet Quintet in B-flat major, Op. 34  More...
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Fri 11/11 8:30 PM The Independent [628 Divisadero St San Francisco, CA]
UnderCover Presents: A Tribute to Björk's Homogenic UnderCover has gathered 10 eclectic Bay Area soloists and ensembles to honor Björk's iconic album. The evening will feature a broad range of ensembles and solo artists including Pamela Z, Gino Robair, Bells Atlas, Redwood Tango Ensemble, Jazz Mafia, and Zena Carlota – each performing one track from Homogenic.  More...
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Saturday, November 12
Sat 11/12 7:30 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Deconstruction Orchestra
Josh Allen - tenor saxophone/conduction, Henry Kaiser - guitar, Tim Duff - double bass, William Winant - drums, John Finkbeiner - guitar, Kurt Ribak - double bass, Philip Everett - drums, Steve Adams - sopranino saxophone Rent Romus - alto saxophone, Samuel Arthur Flores - tenor saxophone, Dan Plonsey - baritone and soprano saxophones, Jason Berry - soprano saxophone, Tom Weeks - alto saxophone, Joshua Marshall - tenor saxophone, John Vaughn - baritone saxophone, Aaron Bennett - soprano saxophone, Nick Obando - alto saxophone, Jeff Hobbs - alto saxophone, Dave Slusser - tenor saxophone, Caez Drachen - trumpet George Moore - trumpet, Matt Gaspari - flugel horn, Zach Mariano - trombone
San Francisco-based composer-bandleader Josh Allen and his high-energy innovative 25-piece Deconstruction Orchestra will perform a series of cell structure game compositions. Melding together post-modern, free jazz, non-idiomatic improvisation from San Francisco’s vast highly diverse contemporary music scenes, the Deconstruction Orchestra is inspired by the large ensemble works of late 20th century composer/directors such as Marco Enedi, Cecil Taylor, and the works of Butch Morris, and Kim Richmond. Under the direction Joshua Allen, the orchestra creates a powerfully cathartic architecture of sound creating a sonic space around the listener and redefining the purpose of the large ensemble.  More...
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Sat 11/12 8:30 PM The Independent [628 Divisadero San Francisco, CA]
UnderCover Presents: A Tribute to Björk's Homogenic UnderCover has gathered 10 eclectic Bay Area soloists and ensembles to honor Björk's iconic album. The evening will feature a broad range of ensembles and solo artists including Pamela Z, Gino Robair, Bells Atlas, Redwood Tango Ensemble, Jazz Mafia, and Zena Carlota – each performing one track from Homogenic.  More...
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Sunday, November 13
Sun 11/13 3:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
MILLER/VANDEGRIFF : sinbabbit

For the second installation of the Quiet Time concert series, acclaimed Bay Area electric guitarists will explore the intersection of serialism and drone metal in Brent Miller and Matt Vandegriff's three hour work "Sinbabbit."  More...
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Sun 11/13 7:30 PM First Presbyterian Church San Rafael [1510 Fifth Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901]
Echo Chamber Orchestra plays music of Bach, Barber, and Schubert  More...
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Sun 11/13 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
First Light: Chris Brown, Theresa Wong, Kyle Bruckmann

Chris Brown, piano and computer
Theresa Wong, cello, voice, and amplification
Kyle Bruckmann, oboe and analog electronics  More...
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Monday, November 14
Mon 11/14 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Full: Stay
With artist Amy Rathbone, practitioner of Daoist martial arts David Wei, and others.  More...
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Tuesday, November 15
Tue 11/15 8:03 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
sfSoundSalonSeries: MARTHA & MONICA performs compositions by MONICA SCOTT and Matt Ingalls; sfSoundGroup with special guests violist JULIE MICHAEL and conductor JOHN KENNEDY perform a delightful bouquet of small ensemble works by SALVATORE SCIARRINO, DAVID ROSENBOOM, and HEATHER FRASCH.  More...
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Tue 11/15 8:30 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
LAZARUS WALKS: Tim DeCillis, Alex Cohen, Tom Weeks;
BARBEDWIRE: Phillip Greenlief, Gabby Fluke-Mogul, Evelyn Davis;
DANISHTA RIVERO  More...
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Wednesday, November 16
Wed 11/16 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
For our mid November installment of the Composers in Performance Series at Canessa, we are super excited to present Tourian and Daniel Nuñez from Guadalajara, Film and audio by Reel Change and puppet noise-theater by Alex Cohen.  More...
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Wed 11/16 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Jennifer Woodrum, clarinet  More...
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Thursday, November 17
Thu 11/17 5:00 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
CCRMA will be joined telematically with Guillermo Pozzati in Buenos Aires for the ultimate in improvised spatial musical performance... several thousand miles and the speed of light!  More...
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Thu 11/17 7:30 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Composer Alvin Curran lecture:"A Life In Unpopular Music"  More...
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Thu 11/17 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00pm Tom Weeks - alto saxophone
8:30pm Camille Emaille - percussion
9:00pm Camille Emaille/Tom Weeks duo  More...
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Friday, November 18
Fri 11/18 3:00 PM KFJC 89.7 LIve From The Pit [KFJC 89.7 and kfjc.org]
Dunkelpek are Nava Dunkelman (percussion) and Jakob Pek (guitar, miscellany, piano). Listen and watch them perform improvised sounds and silence for a visceral sound experience, live from The Pit at KFJC radio station, Los Altos Hills. On the radio at 89.7, online and live hd webcam broadcast at kfjc.org  More...
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Fri 11/18 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Fête Concerts Presents: A Rockin’ Rodrigo Concert  More...
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Fri 11/18 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Telegraph Quartet
Chiaroscuro-The Light and the Dark

Eric Chin, violin; Joseph Maile, violin; Pei-Ling Lin, viola; Jeremiah Shaw, cello

Franz Josef Haydn String Quartet in C major, Op. 33, No. 3, ‘Bird’
Brett Dean Eclipse for String Quartet (2003)
Franz Schubert String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810, ‘Death and the Maiden’  More...
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Saturday, November 19
Sat 11/19 8:00 PM Musically Minded Academy [5776 Broadway Oakland, CA 94618]
The Sheldon Brown Sextet presents "Love, Gloom, Cash, Love" by pianist/composer Herbie Nichols.

Composer and woodwind multi-instrumentalist Sheldon Brown has been studying the music of brilliant composer-pianist Herbie Nichols for years. This concert is dedicated to Nichols’ 1957 album "Love, Gloom, Cash, Love."  More...
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Sat 11/19 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Composer Alvin Curran Concert: The Alvin Curran Fakebook  More...
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Sat 11/19 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Rova Saxophone Quartet “Plus One” (Set 1 Rova + Dohee Lee; Set 2 Rova + Wobbly)

Two Icons of the San Francisco arts scene join Rova for some exquisite structured improvisation. Rova plus Dohee Lee in Set 1 with a structure by Larry Ochs. Rova plus Wobbly in set 2, with structures arranged by Steve Adams.  More...
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Sunday, November 20
Sun 11/20 7:00 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
Edgetone Records 25th Anniversary Showcase
**Performances celebrating twenty five years of independent music from Edgetone Records**
Thollem McDonas, Jazz On the Line, Keith Kelly Ensemble, Rent Romus' Lords of Outland
Featuring: Rent Romus, Anna Kristina, Stefano DeZerega, Ben Leinbach, Ravi Abcarian, Keith Kelly, Tony Obr, Nathan Hubbard, Brett Reed, Collette McCaslin, Ray Scheaffer, Philip Everett

Edgetone Records was founded by musician/producer, Rent Romus. The label took shape in 1991 to support his group’s original jazz recordings. After being on a long hiatus Rent re-opened Edgetone in January 2000 and expanded it to support avant-garde and experimental music and recordings crossing the genre boundaries specifically for D.I.Y. (do it yourself) artists looking for a ground base and community label identity.  More...
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Sun 11/20 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation workshop in free improvisation)  More...
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Tuesday, November 22
Tue 11/22 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Perpetual Motion | Birth / Death / Resurrection

Tonight’s assertive works explore states of being, nothingness and points in between: destruction, loss, rebirth and resurrection of time, films and ephemeral media lost for ever yet always haunting our dreams. Oakland-based duo Malic Amalya & Nathan Hill enact Towards the Death of Cinema, a 16mm projector/synthesizer duet documenting cycles of destruction, resilience and transformation in the Bay Area through prepared film that warps, smokes and bursts before your eyes.  More...
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Monday, November 28
Mon 11/28 8:30 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Ave]
INDEX performed by OrcheSperry - FINAL SHOW @Berkeley Arts - BA will close its doors in its present location on December 1st, 2016. Please come celebrate the incredible array of creative activity at this space over the past 5 years by coming out to the premiere of INDEX, a new text-based composition by Phillip Greenlief, performed by OrcheSperry, a large ensemble of some of the finest musicians in the bay area creative music scene.  More...
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Mon 11/28 9:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society presents Solo Sets with Christopher Tignor and Andrew Weathers  More...
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Tuesday, November 29
Tue 11/29 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Luciano Chessa (saw) & Tyrel Williams (turntables): Gourmet Noise  More...
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Tue 11/29 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
NO(W) SILENCE - A concert of music by John Cage, Morton Feldman, and Camille Emaille  More...
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Wednesday, November 30
Wed 11/30 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110]
Sult (Jacob Felix Heule, Guro Moe, Håvard Skaset)
Kanoko Nishi-Smith solo
Key West (Pedersen/Sutherland/Kim)  More...
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Wed 11/30 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Karl Schultz plays Karl Schultz and Company: An Evening of New Music for Piano Solo  More...
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Wed 11/30 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Mills Contemporary Performance Ensemble Concert. CPE performs new works by Chris Brown, Tom Weeks, Nayoung Jung, Tate Carson, Charles McGraw, Eric Glick Rieman, and Jakob Pek.  More...
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Wed 11/30 9:30 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Spirit, Joshua Marshall & Aunt Rose  More...
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Thursday, December 1
Thu 12/01 7:30 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Creative Code Meetup XXVII: Laetitia Sonami, Paul Demarinis, Ryan Alexander & Gabriel Dunne  More...
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Thu 12/01 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Andrew Weathers (guitar) and JR De Wood (also guitar)
9pm: Sophia Shen (pipa)  More...
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Friday, December 2
Fri 12/02 7:00 PM Charlie's Cafe [3202 Folsom St. San Francisco]
Trance Mission Duo

Trance Mission Duo graces the humble stage of Charlie's Cafe for a bit of merriment in yet another holiday season. Come be mezmerized by these virtuouso musicians.  More...
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Fri 12/02 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Ben Zucker/Amy Brandon  More...
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Saturday, December 3
Sat 12/03 3:00 PM KFJC 89.7 LIve From The Pit [12345 EL Monte Rd., Los Altos Hills, Calif.]
Join avant-garde experimental composer, conductor, pianist, musicologist and and and .... Luciano Chessa as he performs on the saw and Vietnamese dan bau and chats about Dada, Futurism, Moby Dick and much more. KFJC's Pit will hold court. Naysayer will host. Listen and watch live.
kfjc.org and 89.7 FM  More...
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Sat 12/03 6:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Ho Ho Ho, Post:Ballet’s Holiday Soiree  More...
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Sat 12/03 7:00 PM Pro Arts Gallery [150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza Oakland, CA 94612]
this event brings together Biliana Voutchkova (voice + violin) and Michael Thieke (clarinet) from Germany with a trio of local musicians: John McCowen (clarinet), Kanoko Nishi-Smith (koto/electronics), and Gino Robair (electronics/percussion). The local trio will perform first, followed by Voutchkova/Thieke.  More...
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Sat 12/03 8:00 PM Zellerbach Hall [UC Berkeley Campus]
Kronos Quartet Fifty for the Future  More...
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Sat 12/03 9:00 PM Starry Plough [3101 Shattuck Ave @ Prince Berkeley]
Karry Walker ~ Vegan Butcher ~ Surplus 1980  More...
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Sunday, December 4
Sun 12/04 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 pm Eric Glick Rieman - piano
8:30 pm Clucas/Djll/Glenn trio
Dan Clucas - trumpet, Tom Djll - trumpet, Jordan Glenn - drums  More...
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Sun 12/04 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Blurred Music: sfSoundSalonSeries presents Voutchkova/Thieke  More...
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Monday, December 5
Mon 12/05 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Recombinant Media Labs present Matmos, Bully Fae, and Jeff Carey  More...
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Mon 12/05 9:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Grex + Inward Creature @ OFJS

Grex: Karl Evangelista-gtr, Rei Scampavia-keys, Robert Lopez-dms, featuring Dan Clucas-tpt
Inward Creature: Miles Wick, et al.

A wild night of outre music presented by Oakland Freedom Jazz Society. First up, Oakland art rock trio Grex and LA trumpeter Dan Clucas perform a powerful, drastic reworking of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme, refracting the mighty saxophonist’s suite through a gauntlet of noise rock, alternative hip-hop, and other latter day musics. Second, self-proclaimed “wizard-core” outfit Inward Creature presents a program of weird, mirthful indie rock.  More...
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Wednesday, December 7
Wed 12/07 7:45 PM The Nunnery [3016 25th. St SF]
T.D. Skatchit with guest Dean Santomieri. T.D. Skatchit (Tom Nunn & David Michalak - skatchboxes) will premiere 2 pieces from the new "Skatch Art" project @ The Nunnery. Bryan Day will perform solo to open the show.  More...
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Wed 12/07 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Music by Graduate Composers at Mills College  More...
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Wed 12/07 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Perpetual Motion, Program Seven: Cinema of Confrontation / The End
Bruce McClure / Greg Pope + Sult  More...
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Thursday, December 8
Thu 12/08 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Pamela Z and Annë Paiounèn Duo Performance

Pamela Z will be joined by Swedish composer/performer Annë Paiounèn in an evening of solos and duets for voices, electronics, video, and objects at Center for New Music in San Francisco, CA USA  More...
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Thu 12/08 8:00 PM Exploratorium [Pier 15 Embarcadero at Green St SF]
Immerse yourself in the intricate dance of music and visual motion performed by composer and intermedia artist Marielle Jakobsons. Transcendent compositions for synthesizers, strings, flute, and voice will be accompanied by hypnotic projections of water and light.  More...
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Thu 12/08 11:59 PM KPFA [1929 Martin Luther King Jr. Way Berkeley, CA 94704]
Frank lives!
Linda Mac & Michael LaBash feature shaman performance artist Frank Moore’s work
Barb Golden's Crack O Dawn radio show, KPFA 94.1 Berkeley
Thursday, December 8 @ midnight (Friday morning)
Call in if you are awake!! 510-848-6767
you can listen on their site from this link:
https://kpfa.org/ or here:
http://tunein.com/radio/KPFA-941-s34653/  More...
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Friday, December 9
Fri 12/09 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St, San Francisco, California 94110]
Neem (gabby fluke-mogul & k. kipperman), Voicehandler (Jacob Felix Heule & Danishta Rivero), & Jordan Glenn solo  More...
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Fri 12/09 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Supove Plays Mattingly – Achilles Dreams of Ebbets Field  More...
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Fri 12/09 8:00 PM Turquoise Yantra Grotto [32 Turquoise Way SF]
Original Medicine:
Mark Deutsch & Martha Matsuda: Bazantar and Butoh
Harmonic Series Gamelan plays “Acoustic Realignments” Etude
+ Sound Seen: an exhibition of bay area graphic scores  More...
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Saturday, December 10
Sat 12/10 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Mobius Trio: Prescription Drug Nation Fundraiser (6th Birthday Party)  More...
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Sat 12/10 9:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
John Bender / Wobbly  More...
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Sunday, December 11
Sun 12/11 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Stranger Sings – C4NM Holiday Party  More...
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Monday, December 12
Mon 12/12 8:00 PM Hertz Hall [UC Berkeley campus near corner of College and Bancroft Berkeley]
Berkeley New Music Project presents,
The Eco Ensemble
Directed by David Milnes  More...
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Mon 12/12 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS presents ForeignFire plus Rent Romus' Life's Blood Ensemble  More...
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Tuesday, December 13
Tue 12/13 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Full: Adapt

With performance artist Dohee Lee, Congolese choreographer Byb Chanel Bibene, and taiko drummer Jimi Nakagawa.  More...
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Tue 12/13 7:00 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Spirit (percussion) and Josh Allen (tenor sax)
Joshua Marshall (sax) and Aaron Oppenheim (electronics)  More...
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Tue 12/13 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Eric Tran Debut Album Launch  More...
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Tue 12/13 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
- Ze Bib! (Robert Lopez & Shanna Sordahl)
- toxo (Kelley Kipperman, Aurora Josephson and Katerina Kopelevich)
- Oa (Matt Davignon & Hugh Behm-Steinberg)  More...
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Wednesday, December 14
Wed 12/14 6:00 PM Kadist SF [3295 20th St. San Francisco]
Wadada Leo Smith's Four Symphonies

Reception: 6 - 8 pm
Wadada Leo Smith in conversation with Hamza Walker: 7pm  More...
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Wed 12/14 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
The Sleight Ensemble performs compositions by Jacob Lane.
Mia Bella D’Augelli, violin
Devon Thrumston, cello
Erika Oba, flute
Jacob Lane, piano
Followed by a computer music set by Madalyn Merkey.  More...
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Wed 12/14 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
the [Switch~ Ensemble] plays SF

A new music ensemble for the 21st Century. The [Switch~ Ensemble] is dedicated to the creation and performance of new works for chamber ensemble, electronics, and multimedia.  More...
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