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12/07/2018 - 01/20/2019

Friday, December 7
Fri 12/07 12:00 AM KPFA 94.1FM [1929 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley CA 9470]
Texting Band (Kattt Atchley, Suki O'Kane, Dan Plonsey) takes over, for as long as host Barbara Golden permits, the Crack O Dawn show on KPFA. A performance, a marathon backward scroll, a casio keyboard, A stick, a stone, it's the end of the road It's the rest of a stump, it's a little alone It's a sliver of glass, it is life, it's the sun It is night, it is death, it's a trap, it's a gun  More...
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Fri 12/07 6:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Stasis Festival  More...
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Fri 12/07 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Andy Meyerson: Ritual & Resonance  More...
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Fri 12/07 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Mills College Gamelan and Gamelan Encinal perform a concert featuring new pieces and traditional Javanese gamelan music.  More...
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Fri 12/07 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Roscoe Mitchell Quartet

The Lab will host saxophonist and composer Roscoe Mitchell and his quartet with Ambrose Akinmusire, Junius Paul and Vincent Davis. The project marks Mitchell’s last performance before he returns to Madison, Wisconsin, celebrating his eleven-year contribution to the Bay Area as the chair of the Mills College music department. An iconoclastic figure in contemporary music whose work ranges from classical to contemporary, from wild and forceful free jazz to ornate chamber music, Mitchell is an internationally renowned musician, composer, and innovator dubbed one of the most important musicians in jazz by The New York Times.  More...
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Fri 12/07 8:30 PM VAMP music • art • consignment [331 19th Street Oakland]
Live@VAMP: Andrew Conklin/Ross Peacock/Nate Brenner/Hamir Atwal  More...
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Fri 12/07 9:30 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Nathan Clevenger's Book of Exits & The Green Mitchell Trio  More...
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Saturday, December 8
Sat 12/08 1:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Stasis Festival  More...
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Sat 12/08 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Major Arcana  More...
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Sat 12/08 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Roscoe Mitchell Quartet

The Lab will host saxophonist and composer Roscoe Mitchell and his quartet with Ambrose Akinmusire, Junius Paul and Vincent Davis. The project marks Mitchell’s last performance before he returns to Madison, Wisconsin, celebrating his eleven-year contribution to the Bay Area as the chair of the Mills College music department. An iconoclastic figure in contemporary music whose work ranges from classical to contemporary, from wild and forceful free jazz to ornate chamber music, Mitchell is an internationally renowned musician, composer, and innovator dubbed one of the most important musicians in jazz by The New York Times.  More...
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Sunday, December 9
Sun 12/09 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
Hailing from varying backgrounds and 3 different continents, the female music trio "Mooncake" consists of Swedish-based saxophonist/flutist Biggi Vinkeloe, flutist/vocalist Emily Hay from Southern California and Japanese born pianist/sound artist Motoko Honda who now lives in Oakland. Hay and Honda have collaborated as a duo together since 2009 and the Mooncake trio developed when they invited Vinkeloe to join them for some concerts in San Francisco several years ago which led to new friendships and genre busting and unique musical explorations.  More...
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Sun 12/09 4:00 PM Saint Mark's Lutheran Church [1111 O'Farrell Street San Francisco, CA 94109 United States]
Celebrate the holidays by decking the halls with new traditions! We offer beloved seasonal music from around the world, from sublime to silly, old to new, and with (optional) audience singing. Works by Grieg, Howells, Tavener, Hassler, Puerling, Willan, Praetorious, Conte, Grau, Poulenc and others and new favorites for the years ahead. Introducing our Composers-in- and Not-in-Residence, Jean Ahn and Robinson McClellan.  More...
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Sun 12/09 5:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
Ian Carey Quintet+1: Fire In My Head (the Anxiety Suite)—East Bay Premiere  More...
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Sun 12/09 7:00 PM Institute of Advanced Uncertainty [296 Ivy Street
 San Francisco]
bitter banquet CD release concert

Annie Lewandowski, voice & electronics
Fred Frith, guitar
Theresa Wong, cello & voice  More...
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Sun 12/09 7:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Stasis Festival  More...
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Sun 12/09 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:45 Solo Organ
Douglas Katelus - B3 Organ, pedals
Heavy free-form wall of sound organ
8:15 CK Lo/Rivero/Corcoran
Kevin CK Lo - prepared piano, Danishta Rivero - voice, Kevin Corcoran - drums  More...
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Sun 12/09 7:30 PM Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
BEAM SPLITTER (Henrik Nørstebø, trombone, Audrey Chen, voice and electronics); Gino Robair (prepared piano, etc.)  More...
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Sun 12/09 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Shapeshifters Cinema: duo B. (Lisa Mezzacappa and Jason Levis) vs. viDEO sAVant with special guest Noah Phillips
A night of live cinema:
Found & Lost by Janis Crystal Lipzin, with live music performed by Lisa Mezzacappa
Postmark Tokyo by Mark Wilson, with live music performed by duo B. + Noah Phillips
duo B. vs. Video Savant - new sound and image work by Charles Woodman, Lisa Mezzacappa, and Jason Levis  More...
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Sun 12/09 8:00 PM Prelinger Library [301 8th st san francisco]
sfSound performs improvisations, graphic scores, by Oliveros, Wolff, and Burns and other experimental sounds by group members (Benjamin Kreith, Brendan Lai-Tong,John Ingle, Matt Ingalls, Diane Grubbe, Tom Dambly).  More...
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Monday, December 10
Mon 12/10 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: O+O+ and Stone Raft  More...
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Tuesday, December 11
Tue 12/11 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Way Out West Concert Series - Matt Renzi's "Arm-Sized Legging"  More...
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Tue 12/11 8:00 PM The Laundry SF [3359 26th St SF]
Resident is a monthly Open Mic event started by Jeremy Black and friends in 2017. Set in a casual atmosphere in an awesome location, The Laundry, it is the perfect event if you are a beginner or even experimented musician/performer and want to reach out to the San Francisco Community.  More...
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Tue 12/11 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
- Monopiece (Nathan Corder, Timothy Russell, Matt Robidoux, Danishta Rivero)
- Jungle Junk
- Alex Cohen  More...
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Wednesday, December 12
Wed 12/12 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Join us for an evening of music, meditation, art and dance expiring and celebrating the consciousness or our allies in the green world. 7 PM: Plant Meditation with Michael Dooley and plant portraits by Anjelica Collard. 8 PM: Sarah Cahill, Piano: Patterns of Plants, Mamoru Fujieda. 9 PM: Pet the Tiger: Psychobotanikon.  More...
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Wed 12/12 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Damn Skippy Featuring Scott Amendola, Will Bernard, John Schott, Jenny Schieman & Todd Sickafoose  More...
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Wed 12/12 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]
Ezra Buchla
Builder of the open-source 'norns' sound processor available from https://monome.org/norns/ sound machines for the exploration of time and space. So, your camera phones are gonna be useless but bring everything else you got.

Sally Decker
Decker's refined use of feedback systems, the voice, and text-scores pull you headlong between internal and external worlds where "each day carries a different version of what you project onto it."
https://multanox.bandcamp.com/

Transient (David Molina)
It's rare to get to hear his solo, furthest-out, ambient/noise project known as Transient. This is that chance, don't blink or he's on another hemisphere.
http://drmsound.com/

The Deletist
Undiluted unblinking unlying music born of love and courage, everything about her is genuine and full tilt. Her voice is her own, sonorous and singular and transmutable to any instrument she touches, or any vessle for that matter.
https://deletist.bandcamp.com  More...
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Wed 12/12 8:00 PM VAMP music • art • consignment [331 19th Street Oakland]
Key West
Møn (Germany)
DJ Junkdrawer  More...
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Wed 12/12 8:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
George Cory Todd :: Dunkelman/Fluke-Mogul Duo :: Omar Akrouche  More...
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Thursday, December 13
Thu 12/13 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm New Guinea Pigs
Tony Passarell - sax , cornet & percussion, Robert Kuhlmann - electric bass
Aaron Levin - drums, Rent Romus - alto/soprano saxophones
9:00 pm Leyya Tawil/Dominic Cramp/Amy Reed
Leyya Tawil - dance, Dominic Cramp - electronics, Amy Melissa Reed - guitar, hydrophone, voice  More...
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Thu 12/13 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Damn Skippy Featuring Scott Amendola, Will Bernard, John Schott, Jenny Scheinman & Todd Sickafoose! TWO NIGHTS! Completely different music each night!  More...
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Friday, December 14
Fri 12/14 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
- Bill Orcutt
- Voicehandler

Since 2014, software engineer and occasional avant-guitarist Bill Orcutt has been developing an open source computer music program called I Dropped My Phone the Screen Cracked. He has used it to record two LPs, 2016’s Cracked Music and 2017’s An Account of the Crimes of Peter Thiel and His Subsequent Arrest, Trial and Execution, which Wire magazine described as “maddening,” “hypnotic,” and “oddly pleasant.” At this event, Orcutt presents the premiere of a new algorithmic piece for Cracked entitled The Truth About Tuning.

Voicehandler opens the evening with a performance.  More...
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Saturday, December 15
Sat 12/15 8:00 PM Stork Club [2330 Telegraph Avenue Oakland]
New Zombies, an 11-piece avant-jazz ensemble, plays the world music-inspired compositions of Dan Plonsey. Forer Effect opens the show, followed by Jordan Glenn's BEAK.  More...
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Sat 12/15 8:00 PM Saint Mark's Episcopal Church [600 Colorado Avenue Palo Alto]
Celebrate the holidays by decking the halls with new traditions! We offer beloved seasonal music from around the world, from sublime to silly, old to new, and with (optional) audience singing. Works by Grieg, Howells, Taverner, Hassler, Puerling, Willan, Praetorious, Conte, Poulenc and others and new favorites for the years ahead. Introducing our Composers-in- and Not-in-Residence, Jean Ahn and Robinson McClellan.  More...
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Sat 12/15 9:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Eugene Chadbourne  More...
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Sunday, December 16
Sun 12/16 3:00 PM The Women's Building [3543 18th Street #8, San Francisco, CA 94110]
Each year, SFCMP holds several community events that encourage the exploration of contemporary music in a festive, community atmosphere.

We hope you'll join us in December for our in the COMMUNITY get together featuring Cornelius Cardew’s "The Great Learning, Paragraph 7."

In this group performance experience, the audience has the opportunity to add their voices to the musical recitation of an ancient Confucian text. The mood and spirit will be set through a Sonic Meditation by the great Pauline Oliveros.  More...
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Sun 12/16 4:00 PM Saint Paul's Episcopal Church [114 Montecito Avenue Oakland]
Celebrate the holidays by decking the halls with new traditions! We offer beloved seasonal music from around the world, from sublime to silly, old to new, and with (optional) audience singing. Works by Grieg, Howells, Taverner, Hassler, Puerling, Willan, Praetorious, Conte, Poulenc and others and new favorites for the years ahead. Introducing our Composers-in- and Not-in-Residence, Jean Ahn and Robinson McClellan.  More...
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Sun 12/16 4:00 PM The Knockout [3223 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110]
Eugene Chadbourne - The Chadifornia Tour, with The Durty Whyte Boots and The Chuckleberries (4-7pm)  More...
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Sun 12/16 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. It's free. If you want to contribute, bring snacks and drinks.  More...
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Monday, December 17
Mon 12/17 9:30 AM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Burchett/Monaco/Nelson + Ross Hammond (Solo)  More...
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Mon 12/17 7:30 PM Starline Social Club [2236 Martin Luther King Oakland]
Fred Frith Trio

w/ Saariselka

+ Voicehandler  More...
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Thursday, December 20
Thu 12/20 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Latitudes: Chuck Johnson & Leila Abdul-Rauf  More...
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Friday, December 21
Fri 12/21 8:00 PM VAMP music • art • consignment [331 19th Street Oakland]
Pumpelly/Romus/Wallace
Ero Guro  More...
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Thursday, December 27
Thu 12/27 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm gabby fluke-mogul - violin
9:00 pm Murray/Weeks
Kevin Murray - drums
Tom Weeks - alto saxophone  More...
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Thursday, January 3
Thu 1/03 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Omzfield
Zachary Morris - electro-acoustic loops, samples, found sounds, percussion and drums
9:00 pm McCaslin/Pino
Collette McCaslin - trumpet/soprano saxophone/percussion, Mark Pino - drums  More...
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Tuesday, January 8
Tue 1/08 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
- OMMO
- Owen Stewart-Robertson/Daniel Pearce
- Force/Keenan/Russell/Tambellini  More...
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Thursday, January 10
Thu 1/10 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Usufruct
Polly Moller Springhorn - flute/voice Tim Walters - laptop/processing
9:00 pm Thruoutin/ruidobello
Brad Seippel, jorge bachmann - modular synth, pedals, computer  More...
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Saturday, January 12
Sat 1/12 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Haley Fohr of Circuit des Yeux presents "Wordless Music"  More...
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Tuesday, January 15
Tue 1/15 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Way Out West Concert Series - Nathan Clevenger Group  More...
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Friday, January 18
Fri 1/18 4:00 PM San Francisco Conservatory of Music [Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall, SF Conservatory 50 Oak St. SF]
In our "in the LABORATORY Series" we explore large-ensemble contemporary classical works that push the boundaries of the concert experience. This season, we explore several points of connectivity along experimentalist paths, laid down by composers all seeking to fuse a variety of music forms and personal experiences into multi-faceted sonic narratives. An epigrammatic song by Charles Ives serves as a jumping-off point for California-based composer Ted Hearne’s "‘The Cage’ Variations," a panoply of musical influence and memory that incorporates the work of numerous others in addition to his own. Pieces by Ingram Marshall, Molly Joyce, and Mark-Anthony Turnage join together in further exploration of the theme - sometimes in the direct interaction of live performers with pre-recorded sound materials from places across the globe. Bay-area native Timo Andres’ "Some Connecticut Gospel" draws another line back to Ives, rounding out the program with a different take on the notion of memory and that which has been left behind us. In accordance with SFCMP’s mission of encouraging and mentoring the next generation of new music performers, San Francisco Conservatory of Music students join the program as part of SFCMP’s education and professional development series.  More...
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Fri 1/18 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Thomas Carnacki•Thomas Dimuzio•Will Gluck  More...
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Sunday, January 20
Sun 1/20 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. It's free. If you want to contribute, bring snacks and drinks.  More...
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