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11/25/2022 - 01/08/2023

Tuesday, November 29
Tue 11/29 8:30 PM Indexical [Tannery Arts Center 1050 River St. #119 Santa Cruz]
Duma are a sinister force facing pain and difficult emotions head on is the place from which Kanja writes. A sonic aggression of feral intensity with disregard for styles, the duo promises to impact the hungry East African metal scene moving it into totally new, boundary-challenging experimental territories.  More...
Wednesday, November 30
Wed 11/30 4:00 PM CCA California College of the Arts - Timken Hall [1111 Eighth Street San Francisco]
Pamela Z Lecture on the VOICE IN MOVING IMAGE FILM LECTURE SERIES

A lecture with composer/performer and interdisciplinary artist Pamela Z at CCA California College of the Arts at 4pm in San Francisco USA  More...
Friday, December 2
Fri 12/02 6:30 PM Medicine for Nightmares [3036 24th St SF]
David Boyce and Friends  More...
Fri 12/02 8:00 PM Shapeshifters Cinema [567 5th St. Oakland]
An evening of audiovisual electroacoustic improvisations with Bjll Dingalls (Tom Djll/Bill Hsu/Matt Ingalls) and Bill Wiatroski  More...
Saturday, December 3
Sat 12/03 7:45 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
This event has been cancelled


The Ghost In The House Collective unites for a spirited musical and visual celebration paying tribute to former band mates Richard Waters, Tom Nunn and Kinji Hayashi including a performance of, “A Dream” by Edgar Allan Poe. Music to include ~ A Dream (Poe), Waterphone Calling, Innocence Walks a Dark Path and others. Films to include ~ The Weight of the News ~ dance excerpt with Kinji Hayashi, Skatch Garden – featuring Tom Nunn’s Skatchart and others.  More...
Sunday, December 4
Sun 12/04 2:00 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]
Bay area pianist Motoko Honda and Houston saxophonist DANNY KAMINS reunite with the addition of local drum master Jordan Glenn. These seasoned improvisers/composers, fluent in a wide range of musical languages, can take you on an exciting sonic adventure going from textural and experimental soundscapes to unexpected rhythmic and melodic constructs.

Cellist NAOMI HO performs works by TASNEEM KHAN and SKYLER LEE BAYSA using sounds derived from Javanese Gamelan music, storytelling, and vocalizations. Two Sarons will be accompanied by the voice relaying a transcribed sonic narrative.  More...
Sun 12/04 4:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Mills Music Improvisation Ensemble directed by Zeena Parkins.  More...
Sun 12/04 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation, non-hierarchical workshop in free improvisation)

The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or come to listen. No advance notice needed — just show up. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names immediately before each group plays. We try to keep transition time between groups at a minimum. Over by 10pm. Donations for the venue rental are encouraged.  More...
Wednesday, December 7
Wed 12/07 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
SOME OTHER STUFF: The Music of Grachan Moncur III
Rob Ewing (trombone), Bruce Ackley (sax), Dave Casini (vibes), Lisa Mezzacappa (bass), Jordan Glenn (drums)  More...
Wed 12/07 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
LSG Creative Music Series
Lily Taylor
Farhadian/Matheus
Thea Farhadian - violin, electronics
Silvia Matheus - electronics  More...
Thursday, December 8
Thu 12/08 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]
Madalyn Merkey, Roco Córdova, Chandra Shukla, Syrnx
Thurs Dec. 8pm-11pm $5 notaflof, all ages
Peacock Lounge, 552 Haight, SF

Madalyn Merkey
It's not enough to see and hear, Merkey's audience must smell and taste and touch and dream and laugh and remember and change.
https://madalynmerkey.bandcamp.com/

Roco Córdova
Their music has been described as "slow-boiling, apparently timeless" with "an odd momentum of its own" in the Washington Post. But that was just one gig, sure it was as part of the Art Ensemble of Chicago at Kennedy Center, each such concert is a singular experience and to hear Córdova in the Peacock Lounge Gold Room will be an unguessable experience.
https://soundcloud.com/rococordova

Chandra Shukla
Core to the ongoing multimedia collective Xambuca, the beloved Chandra Shukla departs the frozen east to alight in the west. Where more inviting than the lounge of the Peacock!
https://www.erototox.com/xambuca

Syrnx
Enlarge past sight with the cryptic solo stylings of Yasi Perera heretofore performing as Syrnx foretohere alighting in the Peacock on a wisp of spider silk, attuned to the percussive potential of each electron impact.
https://youtu.be/9YsGewMn6gE  More...
Friday, December 9
Fri 12/09 5:30 PM The Knockout [3223 MISSION STREET SAN FRANCISCO, CA]
Happy Hour show at The Knockout in SF!!!
Featuring.....


The return of ETTRICK (Jacob Felix Heule & Jay Korber)

LAS SUCIAS (Danishta Rivero & Alexandra Buschman-Román)

JORDAN REYES (Chicago)

SHARKIFACE

FLETCHER PRATT DUB SESSIONS

Malocclusion will be spinning their special brand of magic between acts.  More...
Fri 12/09 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Surround Sound Salon Series (SSSS) is a monthly show at CNM where composers present their music through an 8-channel surround system, generously provided by Meyer Sound. SSSS#9 Sound Pool is a live improvised performance by four composer/performers sharing a dynamically shifting 8-channel sound system. The creative musicians are: Zachary James Watikins, electonics, Ava Koohbor, electronics; Ben Davis, cello, and Chris Brown, virtual piano & electronic mix. The performance is continuous and lasts exactly one hour, and the audience is free to choose their own listening location, and to move within the space to hear the music from different vantage points.  More...
Fri 12/09 8:00 PM Space 124 @Project Artaud [401 Alabama St SF]
Pamela Z's multimedia chamber work SIMULTANEOUS

Pamela Z presents “Simultaneous”, an intermedia performance work exploring the concept of simultaneity, through voice, electronic processing, chamber ensemble (English horn, viola, cello, and percussion), speech samples, gesture control, and projected video.

Space 124 @Project Artaud  More...
Saturday, December 10
Sat 12/10 4:00 PM St. Mark's Episcopal Church [600 Colorado Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA]
This fall, the Peninsula Women’s Chorus weaves a tapestry of sound from a collection of contemporary and classical works stitched together with flute interludes created by our guest artist, Rachel Beetz. Focusing on how we are drawn together as family, friends, communities, and even pen pals, the repertoire explores the beauty and struggle of relationships and the time and work underlying meaningful connection. Beginning with Ysaye Barnwell’s wise and moving “We Are,” we continue with Aaron Copland’s vision of our final gathering in “At the River,” followed by Felix Mendelssohn’s stately contemplation of our connection to the divine, “Laudate Pueri Dominum.” The concert then weaves traditional chants, and Beetz’s live and processed flute sounds with contemporary works by Pamela Z, Amy X Neuburg, Karen Siegel, Eve Beglarian, and Eva Ugalde Álvarez. This concert will showcase the premiere of our commission by Jennifer Wilsey, titled “Would You Like to Have It All?” detailing the beauty of female friendship by means of text gathered from PWC and crafted into a libretto by Lynn Marie Kirby and Denise Newman. We conclude the concert with holiday selections, including selections from Vaughan Williams’ “Hodie,” Flory Jagoda’s “Ocho Kandelikas,” a Ladino song celebrating a child’s joyful memories of Chanukah, and ending with a boisterous celebration of gathering found in The Highwomen’s “The Crowded Table.”  More...
Sat 12/10 8:00 PM Space124 @Project Artaud Theatre [401 Alabama St SF]
Pamela Z's multimedia chamber work SIMULTANEOUS

Pamela Z presents “Simultaneous”, an intermedia performance work exploring the concept of simultaneity, through voice, electronic processing, chamber ensemble (English horn, viola, cello, and percussion), speech samples, gesture control, and projected video.

Space 124 @Project Artaud  More...
Sunday, December 11
Sun 12/11 2:00 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]
QUINTETO LATINO presents three works: Gabriela Ortiz’ Puzzle-Tocas, Orlando Jacinto Garcia’s multiple winds in the distance, and a QL commission, C U Z A – four nocturnes for wind quintet, by Felipe Nieto-Sáchica.

Happy to share this concert with long-time colleagues from Quinteto Latino, BRUNO RUVIARO will play a set of live coding electronic improvisations based on reworked samples of Brazilian music.  More...
Sun 12/11 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
Thomas Schultz Piano Recital

Seating is Limited
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Sun 12/11 3:00 PM KXSF Studios [102.5 FM]
Streaming only
Lx Rudis with Andre Custodio live on KXSF LIVE!
3-4 PM
Listen  More...
Sun 12/11 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
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SIMM Series @ the musicians Union Hall SF
The Lost Shapes
Beth Schneck - alto saxophone, Max Miller-Loran - trumpet, Mark Clifford - vibes, Safa Shokrai - double bass, Jason Levis - drums
Oba-Bastian-Steinkoler Trio
Erika Oba - piano/flute, Jeremy Steinkoler - drums, Chris Bastian - bass  More...
Sun 12/11 8:00 PM Space124 @Project Artaud [401 Alabama St SF]
Pamela Z's multimedia chamber work SIMULTANEOUS

Pamela Z presents “Simultaneous”, an intermedia performance work exploring the concept of simultaneity, through voice, electronic processing, chamber ensemble (English horn, viola, cello, and percussion), speech samples, gesture control, and projected video.

Space 124 @Project Artaud  More...
Monday, December 12
Mon 12/12 8:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Sparrows and Ortolans: Laetitia Sonami and James Fei
Natural Pleasures
doors 7:30
music 8:00
$10 NOTAFLOF  More...
Wednesday, December 14
Wed 12/14 8:00 PM Elbo Room Jack London Square [311 Broadway Oakland]
Felix Kubin, Wobbly, Jungle Sharks, Bran(...)Pos  More...
Thursday, December 15
Thu 12/15 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
Streaming and in-person:Click for stream  
CCRMA presents a concert of works by visiting scholar Henrik Frisk. The concert will include an improvisation session by Henrik on saxophone with guests from the CCRMA community: Constantin Basica, Chris Chafe, and Fernando Lopez-Lezcano.  More...
Saturday, December 17
Sat 12/17 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Cloud Harvest - Johnston/Goldberg/Vado/Shelby  More...
Sunday, December 18
Sun 12/18 4:00 PM Mission Santa Clara de Asís [500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA]
This fall, the Peninsula Women’s Chorus weaves a tapestry of sound from a collection of contemporary and classical works stitched together with flute interludes created by our guest artist, Rachel Beetz. Focusing on how we are drawn together as family, friends, communities, and even pen pals, the repertoire explores the beauty and struggle of relationships and the time and work underlying meaningful connection. Beginning with Ysaye Barnwell’s wise and moving “We Are,” we continue with Aaron Copland’s vision of our final gathering in “At the River,” followed by Felix Mendelssohn’s stately contemplation of our connection to the divine, “Laudate Pueri Dominum.” The concert then weaves traditional chants, and Beetz’s live and processed flute sounds with contemporary works by Pamela Z, Amy X Neuburg, Karen Siegel, Eve Beglarian, and Eva Ugalde Álvarez. This concert will showcase the premiere of our commission by Jennifer Wilsey, titled “Would You Like to Have It All?” detailing the beauty of female friendship by means of text gathered from PWC and crafted into a libretto by Lynn Marie Kirby and Denise Newman. We conclude the concert with holiday selections, including selections from Vaughan Williams’ “Hodie,” Flory Jagoda’s “Ocho Kandelikas,” a Ladino song celebrating a child’s joyful memories of Chanukah, and ending with a boisterous celebration of gathering found in The Highwomen’s “The Crowded Table.”  More...
Sun 12/18 7:00 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]
SHARKIFACE/ANGELA EDWARDS + Eric Glick Rieman

ANGELA EDWARDS presents Invoke: Parte 2, an aleatory score in the form of a card game. The deck consists of 30 text and 10 visual cards. In this case, the conductor chooses cards for the players and determines the length of time each card is played. The specifics of the card and the order is left to fate. Players include: ALEXANDRA BUSCHMAN-ROMAN, voice; Matt Ingalls, clarinets; KANOKO NISHI, koto; BRAN(..)POS, electronics; and MITCH STAHALMANN, flute. Edwards also performs her electro-acoustic solo project, SHARKIFACE.

Eric Glick Rieman offers a piece for ensemble that includes improvisation with friends from the SOUTH BERKELEY CHAMBER ENSEMBLE (Masha Albrecht, violin; Tracy Randolph, English horn; Laurence Lewis, viola). Reiman also performs his explorative solo work for prepared and augmented Rhodes electric piano -- an instrument designed to show off the mechanical sounds of the Rhodes piano that are usually unheard.  More...
Tuesday, December 20
Tue 12/20 7:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
Jazz at the Make-Out Room (formerly the Monday Make-Out) continues! A wily evening of cutting-edge jazz, free improvisation, and creative music.
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Doors: 6pm / Show: 7pm

7pm Karl Evangelista/Ben Goldberg Duo (Clarinet/Guitar)

7:45pm Kevin Murray (Solo Drums)

8:30pm Ben Davis Quartet (Ben Davis - cello, Erik Jekabson - trumpet, Tom Weeks - saxophone, Jordan Glenn - drums)  More...
Wednesday, December 21
Wed 12/21 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
LSG New Music Series Winter Solstice with Three Trapped Tigers The recorder duo of David Barnett and Tom Bickley pre-modern music for post-modern ears and vice versa
& NBOKS!
Creating unique, soundscapes related to the time and space...  More...
Thursday, December 22
Thu 12/22 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
CREATIVE MUSIC AT ADOBE BOOKS

Kazuto Sato - bass
Tom Weeks - Saxophone
Gerald Cleaver - electronics
Jean Carla Rodea - electronics and voice

Kevin Robinson Ensemble
Kevin Robinson - woodwinds  More...
Thu 12/22 8:00 PM Noisebridge Hackerspace [272 Capp St, San Francisco, CA 94110]
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Resident is a monthly electronic audiovisual open mic event started in 2017. It is held on the 4th THURSDAY of the month at Noisebridge. Resident is casual and cool, and the community you'll find is like no other for aspiring electronic musicians in the Bay. No judgments, no bullshit, just positive support and openness to new ideas.

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

Setup for performers starts at 7pm, show starts at 8 pm.  More...
Friday, December 23
Fri 12/23 6:30 PM Medicine for Nightmares [3036 24th St SF]
David Boyce and Friends  More...
Tuesday, December 27
Tue 12/27 8:00 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Kevin Murray (drums) trio with Josh Allen (tenor sax) and Tim Duff (contrabass).  More...
Sunday, January 1
Sun 1/01 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation, non-hierarchical workshop in free improvisation)

The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or come to listen. No advance notice needed — just show up. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names immediately before each group plays. We try to keep transition time between groups at a minimum. Over by 10pm. Donations for the venue rental are encouraged.  More...
Wednesday, January 4
Wed 1/04 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
LSG New Music Series - Georgia Wartel Collins visits from Sweden performing with Jonny Wartel & Kjell Nordeson  More...
Saturday, January 7
Sat 1/07 4:00 PM Spruce Street Concerts [send email to harry@fullplatemedia.com]
Iconic and internationally renown poet Jerome Rothenberg and bassist Mark Dresser perform at Spruce Street Concerts. Rothenberg is author of 90 books of poetry & such anthologies as Technicians of the Sacred, & will read "In the Shadow of a Mad King" and "A Book of Infernos" to the backdrop of Mark Dresser's bass playing.  More...
Sat 1/07 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
John Schott's Actual Trio with special guest Maya Kronfeld  More...
Sunday, January 8
Sun 1/08 7:00 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]
SFSOUND members and friends perform Wendy Reid'S ambient bird - mosswood (2022). Avant-garde composer TOSHI ICHIYANAGI is remembered with performances of his graphic scores Sapporo (1962) and Music For Electric Metronomes (1968). Pianist HADLEY MCCARROLL performs Ichiyaagi's Music for Piano No. 2 (1959) and In memory of John Cage (1993). Ron Heglin (low brass and voice) RIC LOUCHARD (piano) and Tim Perkis (electronics) perform trio improvisations.  More...