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11/20/2017 - 01/04/2018

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

Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.  More...
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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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Wednesday, December 13
Wed 12/13 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
For our December show, Canessa Gallery is excited to present a night of experimental electronic music featuring Michael Gendreau, Thomas Dimuzio and Wayne Grim + Rachel Smith.  More...
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Wed 12/13 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Undercurrents: [Switch~] plays Romitelli, Garifzyanova, Ko, Diez-Fischer, and more

A new music ensemble for the 21st Century, the [Switch~ Ensemble] performs a concert of solo and chamber ensemble works with electronics. Featuring music by Fausto Romitelli, Tonia Ko, Santiago Diez-Fischer, Elvira Garifzyanova, and more.  More...
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Wed 12/13 8:00 PM SAFEhouse Arts [145 Eddy St Near Powell St BART, at Eddy and Mason.]
A short set of music with new band, Never Weather led by Dillon Vado on drums, leading into an extended dance improvisation with vibraphone also by Dillon Vado. Three dancers are Hien Huynh, Malia Byrne, and Kristen Rulifson. Incredible music and dancing, in a really laid back space, BYOB and come celebrate the opening of this new space!  More...
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Wed 12/13 9:30 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Ivy Room Improv/ Experimental Hootenanny with Dirty Snacks Ensemble  More...
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Thursday, December 14
Thu 12/14 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
On Thursday, December 14 at 7:30pm, Tom's Place presents

Spirit (percussion)
with Bruce Ackley (sax)
and with William Winant (percussion)

Tom's Place
3111 Deakin Street, Berkeley CA
Directions: http://4-33.com/directions.html
Information: http://4-33.com/toms-place/index.html

Admission: donation. All proceeds go directly to the musicians.
Doors open at 7:00. Wheelchair accessible.  More...
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Thu 12/14 7:30 PM Exploratorium [Pier 15 Embarcadero at Green St SF]
Paul Clipson/Zachary Watkins: Black Field

The films of PAUL CLIPSON offer viewers glimpses into alternate worlds, referencing lived spaces and familiar landscapes made shockingly uncanny through Clipson’s masterful rendering of light and color through elaborate use of superimposition and visual abstraction.  More...
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Thu 12/14 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Damn Skippy: John Schott, Will Bernard, Scott Amendola, w/ Zach Ostroff  More...
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Thu 12/14 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15: The Blues.
Max Nordie - guitar
Marissa Magic - saxophone

8:45pm: gabby fluke-mogul - violin
Matt Robidoux - guitar

9:15pm: Tyler J. Borden (from San Diego) - Cello
Madison Greenstone - Clarinets
Jacob Felix Heule - percussion  More...
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Thu 12/14 8:30 PM Hemlock Tavern [1131 Polk Street SF]
Grex, Inward Creature, Sloth & Turtle

Grex-Karl Evangelista, Rei Scampavia
Inward Creature-Miles Wick, Jordan Glenn, Alex Rather

Raging, unpredictable sounds at SF’s Hemlock Tavern, featuring the fiery, free jazz-inflected evangelism of Oakland art rock band Grex, indie rock powerhouses Inward Creature, and Santa Rosa experimental/math rock group Sloth & Turtle.  More...
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Friday, December 15
Fri 12/15 1:00 PM LinkedIn SF Live Streaming [Only invited guests but it will be streamed live.]
Linkedin staff and invited Guests will be playing live their modular synths from one of the top conference room in SF. This will be broadcasted live on Facebook.  More...
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Fri 12/15 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Tyler J. Borden - https://tylerjborden.com/

Anastasia Clarke - http://anastasiaclarke.info/
Sally Decker - http://sallydecker.net/

Chris Whitley - http://www.christopherwhitleyviolin.com/

Hosted by Ben Tinker  More...
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Fri 12/15 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
David Harrington & Friends  More...
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Fri 12/15 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Wadada Leo Smith: CREATE

A festival dedicated to the music of Wadada Leo Smith. It is a source for premiering new and existing works, and the celebration of information through seminars, video and film presentation. This is to instill information that will address the historical and inspirational sources of the new works.  More...
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Saturday, December 16
Sat 12/16 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
Clarinet Thing: Ellington & Others

Clarinet Thing will be performing suites by members and arrangements of works by Ellington, Monk, Herbie Nichols, Carla Bley, Jimmy Giuffre, and others.

Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.  More...
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Sat 12/16 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Wadada Leo Smith: CREATE

A festival dedicated to the music of Wadada Leo Smith. It is a source for premiering new and existing works, and the celebration of information through seminars, video and film presentation. This is to instill information that will address the historical and inspirational sources of the new works.  More...
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Sunday, December 17
Sun 12/17 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.

Early session meets at 5 PM to work on The Witness by Pauline Oliveros, and Search & Reflect by John Stevens.  More...
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Monday, December 18
Mon 12/18 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Andrew Jamieson: Holidays Deconstructed

"Holiday" music. By experimenting musicians.  More...
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Mon 12/18 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: John Krausbauer & T.J. Borden Duo  More...
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Tuesday, December 19
Tue 12/19 8:00 PM The Independent [628 Divisadero San Francisco]
Charlie Hunter Trio featuring Silvana Estrada
Harry Duncan  More...
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Wednesday, December 20
Wed 12/20 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight]
Michael Gendreau, Victoria Shen & Josh Thomas, Vankmen, Painting with Statue

Michael Gendreau
Where other kids saw buildings, Gendreau (Crawling With Tarts) saw speakers in need of proper inputs. Recording infrasonic vibrations of interior spaces, he would then sound the structure’s resonances as an additional instrument in his site-specific compositions. What he achieves is vibration beyond sound, to sense time and space abutted in their infinite dimension in a materialist darsana, where sentient bodies are resonantors sine qua non. Recently returned from performances in Taipei as audre (with Jorge Bachmann), Gendreau here kicks free of ensemble to work a heavy all modular darkness, no laptops and no beats, as he develops new compositions and new means to record them. Don't miss this chance to plumb the depths of structures within structures within forms within time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETTo97MwbNk

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Thursday, December 21
Thu 12/21 8:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
Sheldon Brown/Ben Goldberg Quartet, featuring Michael Vatcher  More...
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Thu 12/21 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Plutonian Burritto
Charles Pagano - percussion, Scott Bazar - guitar, electric pitchfork, electronics
9:00 pm bran(...)pos  More...
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Thu 12/21 8:30 PM Starline Social Club [2236 Martin Luther King Oakland]
Fred Frith Trio w/ IMA & Watkins/ Peacock  More...
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Friday, December 22
Fri 12/22 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Antidote Tour - Daedelus, Mono/Poly, Free The Robots

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Tuesday, December 26
Tue 12/26 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Dialectical Imagination (Eli Wallace & Rob Pumpelly) celebrates the release of their second album, The Angel and the Brute Sing Songs of Wrath, with 1_lu_1, and Jack Radsliff solo  More...
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Tue 12/26 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Peter Apfelbaum's Sparkler  More...
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Saturday, December 30
Sat 12/30 8:30 PM Slim's [333 11th St San Francisco]
Scott Amendola's Orchestra di Pazzi

Orchestra di Pazzi is a large, improvising Orchestra created by Scott Amendola to explore various combinations of musicians on a large scale, while creating various textures musically together. One never knows if there will be a duo, trio, solo, octet, nonet… But one thing for sure, every performance will be unique.  More...
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Sat 12/30 9:30 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Red Zone Exploratory Jazz 930pm $10 advance $12 door

Jazz and Wine Night - with highly improvized Exploratory Jazz
Charles Cozart (Piano - The Tonight Show)
Hatim Benmezian (Bass - Paris France, Bass)
Featuring Chris Lowery (Trumpet - Philidelphia) innovator in Hip-Hop Jazz)

DJ Marco Lemes (Brazil)  More...
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Wednesday, January 3
Wed 1/03 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Turning Into A Butterfly - Zachary Ostroff & Scott Amendola  More...
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Thursday, January 4
Thu 1/04 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Matt Davignon - drum machine
9:00 pm Ruminations
Rent Romus - saxophones, percussion, Kip Kipperman - double bass, Tom Djll - trumpet and others, gabby fluke-mogul - violin, Mark Pino - Drums, Christina Stanley - violin  More...
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