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12/11/2022 - 01/25/2023

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

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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
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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]
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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...
Tuesday, January 10
Tue 1/10 7:30 PM Indexical [Tannery Arts Center 1050 River St. #119 Santa Cruz]
Speak for Change: Mimi Tempestt // Mimi Tempestt is a daughter of California. Her works are aimed at disrupting stereotypical narratives and the iconography of black and queer people in media representations. Her debut album, Rough Diamond, was released in 2019. She graduated from Mills College with a ma in literature. Her debut collection of poems, The Monumental Misremeberings, is published with Co-Conspirator Press (2020). She is currently a Doctoral student in the Creative/Critical PhD in Literature at UC Santa Cruz.  More...
Thursday, January 12
Thu 1/12 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight]
Sholeh Asgary
Iranian-born interdisciplinary sound artist Sholeh Asgary's work implicate you in future mythological excavations, bridging large swathes of time and history through water, water clocks, crude oil, movement, light, voice, AM transmissions, frequency interference and language. For Asgary the environment and innate properties of everyday objects are the ether for direct communication.
https://www.sholehasgary.com/sound

Fletcher Pratt
Darkitecture of the mind's inmost spaces, that is Fletcher Pratt's speciality. Boundless in abstraction yet never disjointed, his sounds stretch like skin continuous across an impossible skeleton, inexorable in motion, shifting lithe and unseen. On this night, an epidermal split leaks that bone darkness into the light, the predator vein tapped as video, harvested in both digital and analogue synthesis.
https://soundcloud.com/fletcher_pratt

Kim Nucci
Electronics, voice, sax and live projections in the hands of Kim Nucci become implements for pondering the pedestrian cybernetic body, the snarl of human and machine, and the potentials of ritualism and trance in improvisation. Their interactive installations have involved architectural interventions, sculpture, arduino and other microcontrollers, idiosyncratic interactive design, painting and projections, while live improvisations extend even unto all humans present. Don't miss these many gifts unwrapped noisily before your very ears inside the Peacock Lounge.
https://kimnucci.com

Ettrick
Electronics free, apocalypse-ready, go ahead and cut the power because Ettrick will wrench the furthest possible sounds from their instruments through brute force, screaming through saxophones, and getting impolite with their drums. This show marks the ten-year anniversary of Jacob Felix Heule and Jay Korber's jazz/black metal drum and sax assault.
http://ettrick.org/

Monique (Fumi)
Something sudden this way comes.
https://www.youtube.com/@MoniqueBSF/videos  More...
Friday, January 13
Fri 1/13 8:00 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Nathan Clevenger Trio + 2 -- CD Release Concert

This special CD release concert will feature evocative compositions composed for the Nathan Clevenger Trio and several pieces with "+ 2" - special guests Kasey Knudsen and Crystal Pascucci.  More...
Fri 1/13 8:30 PM Victoria Theatre [2961 16th Street San Francisco]
The San Francisco Tape Music Festival 2023
America's only festival devoted to the performance of audio works projected in three-dimensional space.  More...
Saturday, January 14
Sat 1/14 7:00 PM Victoria Theatre [2961 16th Street San Francisco]
The San Francisco Tape Music Festival 2023
America's only festival devoted to the performance of audio works projected in three-dimensional space.  More...
Sat 1/14 7:30 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
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Movie with Live Performances: 4 producers, 4 days, 4 unique landscapes, 4 solar-powered productions and a unique gathering in the desert.  More...
Sat 1/14 7:30 PM UMA Gallery [3630 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Gliss Glass Gong with Karen Stackpole and Krys Bobrowski

Gong Master Karen Stackpole with inventor Krys Bobrowski create a deep sonic journey unfurling into an engaging and transcendent soundtrack.

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Sat 1/14 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Unfortunately, the Quinteto Latino concert this Saturday, 1/14, has been POSTPONED. We will announce when it gets rescheduled.

Quinteto Latino is flutist Diane Grubbe, oboist Kyle Bruckmann, clarinetist Leslie Tagorda, bassoonist Shawn Jones and Armando Castellano, founder and French hornist. (Season guest artist Jamael Smith replaces bassoonist Shawn Jones for this performance.) The quintet performs their latest commission, ""The Spanglish Dances"" by Victor Márquez-Barrios, ""Puzzle-Tocas"" by Gabriela Ortiz, ""multiple winds in the distance"" by Orlando Jacinto Garcia, and another QL commission, Felipe Nieto-Sáchica's ""C U Z A."  More...
Sat 1/14 8:30 PM Indexical [Tannery Arts Center 1050 River St. #119 Santa Cruz]
Dirty Looks: City of Lost Souls // this 1983 trans punk musical is the instant cult classic you’ve never seen! German film enfant terrible Rosa von Praunheim trained his lens on the trans and gender-defying Americans who sought refuge in Berlin’s 80s club scene, catching some of the most honest and alarmingly prescient intergenerational dialogues about trans life ever dedicated to celluloid in the process.  More...
Sat 1/14 9:30 PM Victoria Theatre [2961 16th Street San Francisco]
The San Francisco Tape Music Festival 2023
America's only festival devoted to the performance of audio works projected in three-dimensional space.  More...
Sunday, January 15
Sun 1/15 7:00 PM Victoria Theatre [2961 16th Street San Francisco]
The San Francisco Tape Music Festival 2023
America's only festival devoted to the performance of audio works projected in three-dimensional space.  More...
Sun 1/15 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
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SIMM Series - Sarah Grace Graves/Lorin Benedict & Kim Nucci/Mitch Stahlmann  More...
Tuesday, January 17
Tue 1/17 12:00 PM Old St. Mary's Cathedral [660 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108]
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The adventurous Beo String Quartet, noted for its sterling sound and experimental as well as classical performances will make their San Francisco debut with an exciting program featuring works by Beethoven, as well as contemporary composers Marc Mellits and Missy Mazzoli. This concert, presented by the noted Noontime Concerts, is part of the ensemble's five-city-California-tour.  More...
Tue 1/17 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.
***
Doors: 6pm / Show: 7pm
No Cover/Donations Accepted

7pm Emplifier (Marcus Stephens - sax; Henry Hung - trumpet, a.o.)
7:45pm Isaac Schwartz (solo drums)
8:30pm Song & Dance Trio (Karl Evangelista - guitar; Jordan Glenn - drums; Cory Wright - sax)  More...
Wednesday, January 18
Wed 1/18 7:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Live Improvised Soundtrack to the Films of Harry Smith and Jordan Belson
Will Epstein feat. Ben Goldberg, Michael Coleman, and Jordan Glenn  More...
Wed 1/18 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Skull Krusher, Diaspora Focii Trio + Feral Luggage Rhythm Section
Kersti Abrams, Jaroba, Mika Ponteorvo, Mike Villareal, Elijah Pontecorvo, Jon Bafus  More...
Thursday, January 19
Thu 1/19 6:30 PM Indexical [Tannery Arts Center 1050 River St. #119 Santa Cruz]
Tamara Duplantis: Creating Sound Art with GB Studio Workshop // In this hands-on workshop, learn a simple game engine and how to hack it to create musical work. GB Studio is a quick and easy to use retro game creator for your favorite handheld video game system. No programming experience is needed! Leave with your own unique musical software for both your computer and a Game Boy cartridge to take home.  More...
Thu 1/19 7:00 PM Audium [1616 Bush Street, San Francsico, CA 94109]
Residency Rewind: New Voices
Did you miss last year’s Audium residency shows? In anticipation of this year’s residency premiere, Audium is winding back to one year ago. This show is a limited rerun of the historic first residency, a reimagining of the space through immersive compositions of spatial sound.  More...
Thu 1/19 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
The SticklerPhonics - Scott Amendola - drums, percussion, electronics/Raffi Garabedian - tenor saxophone/Danny Lubin-Laden - trombone  More...
Saturday, January 21
Sat 1/21 4:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
A SENSE OF PLACE

Australian bass-clarinetist, Ros Dunlop, presents a program of audio-visual works by contemporary Aussie composers Margery Smith/Penelope Lee; Hollis Taylor; Felicity Wilcox; and Martin Wesley-Smith. These pieces explore the connections between sound, place, time and identity.  More...
Sat 1/21 7:00 PM Mills College at Northeastern University Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
For Other Minds’s 30th anniversary, pianist Marc-André Hamelin will perform Charles Ives’s legendary Piano Sonata No. 2, “Concord, Mass. 1840-60,” with commentary by composer Kyle Gann, author of Charles Ives’s Concord Sonata: Essays after a Sonata (U. of Illinois Press, 2017).

Hosted by Charles Amirkhanian on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at Littlefield Concert Hall on the Mills College campus in Oakland, CA. The performance will be preceded by a reception at 6:00 pm celebrating the 30th anniversary of Other Minds.

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Sat 1/21 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Live Musical Performances by Ikue Mori, William Winant, Valentina Magaletti, and NOMON

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Sunday, January 22
Sun 1/22 7:00 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]
THE MOSSWOOD IMPROVISERS GROUP performs R MURRAY SCHAFER'S graphic score, "minimusic" (1968) and a group improvisation.
Chris Brown performs a set of 20th Century Solo Piano Pieces
Arnold Schönberg - Sechs Kleine Klavierstücke, op.19 (1911, 5 minutes)
Morton Feldman — Last Pieces (1959, 10 minutes)
Thelonious Monk - Monk’s Mood (1947, 4 minutes)
Henry Cowell - The Hero Sun (1912, 4 minutes)
Ruth Crawford Seeger — Piano Study in Mixed Accents (1930, 1.5 minutes)
Chris Brown - Sparks (1976, 8 minutes)  More...
Sun 1/22 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Trevor Dunn (contrabass) and Phillip Greenlief (woodwinds) celebrate the release Twenty Seven on Riverworm Records. The title of the new album reveals the years they have been playing together. Their work has always focused on spontaneous improvisation - a long-term conversation of imagination and the ingenuity of their approach to their respective instruments.

Sally Gates opens the show with the premiere of Thought and Terraform for solo guitar. ‘Thought & Terraform’ explores the hallucinatory nature of reality, deriving themes from surrealism, quantum physics, and science fiction. A work for solo guitar, these themes are developed and elaborated upon through improvisational passages.  More...
Sun 1/22 8:00 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
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Rent Romus' Life's Blood Ensemble - New Music for a New Year!
This performance @ the iconic Bird & Beckett Books will feature new original music some of which will be debuted as part of a new recording project "In the Spirit".

Timothy Orr•drums/percussion, Mark Clifford•vibraphone, Safa Shokrai•double bass, Max Judelson•double bass, Heikki "Mike" Koskinen•e-trumpet/recorder, Joshua Marshall•tenor saxophone, Rent Romus•alto saxophone  More...