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04/10/2009 - 05/25/2009

Friday, April 10
Fri 4/10 9:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street between Shattuck and Telegraph Oakland]
This Here Show: Improvised Variety Performance #4
featuring...
bassist - Damon Smith
dancer - Micaela Gardner
drummer - Moe! Staiano
mc - Herb Heinz
reconteuse - Hallie McConlogue
theatress - Catherine Debon  More...
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Saturday, April 11
Sat 4/11 8:00 PM Royce Gallery [2901 Mariposa Street (between Harrison & Alabama) SF]
Pamela Z Productions presents:
ROOM Spring 2009 Chamber Series

TRIPLE BASS
Lisle Ellis (electric contrabass & circuitry)
Damon Smith (contrabass & electronics)
Ashley Adams (contrabass & computer)
with Pamela Z (voice & electronics)  More...
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Sat 4/11 8:00 PM CouterPULSE [1310 Mission Street (@ 9th) San Francisco, CA 94103]
Choreographer Alyce Finwall, composer Jason Hoopes and special guests present "Wide Time" a new work for piano, cello, and four dancers which incorporates a video installation by Loren Robertson.  More...
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Monday, April 13
Mon 4/13 7:00 PM Mills College Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Mills College Songlines Series Presents Ugnayan (“interlinking”) (1972), by the late Philippine composer José Maceda. Ugnayan was a composition created for simultaneous transmission by 20 radio stations, spreading the sounds of traditional bamboo instruments through radio receivers held by hundreds of participants in public places around the city of Manila.

Dr. Ramón P. Santos will lecture prior to the performance of Ugnayan, organized by Chris Brown of the Mills Music Department, with graduate students from the Seminar in Electronic Music Performance, and with the collaboration of radio station KFJC.
Audience members are strongly encouraged to participate by bringing portable, battery-powered radios, especially boom-boxes, to act as receivers for the sounds of the piece. They will be instructed to tune their radios to one of five FM frequencies while moving through the performance area of Mills’ Greek Theater, dynamically altering the mixture of sounds in the piece.  More...
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Mon 4/13 8:00 PM Hertz Hall [UC Berkeley campus near corner of College and Bancroft Berkeley]
The Berkeley New Music Project: New Music by UC Berkeley graduate student composers and faculty performed by the Berkeley Contemporary Chamber Players. Works by Franck Bedrossian, Philipp Blume, David Coll, Daniel Cullen, Robin Estrada, Heather Frasch, John MacCallum, Amadeus Regucera and Jen Wang.   More...
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Mon 4/13 9:00 PM Kingman's Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave near Solano Ave Albany]
Joshua Smith Trio, Luke Westbrook Solo, Gene Baker- Joshua Smith Duo  More...
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Mon 4/13 10:00 PM Kimo's [1351 Polk St (between Austin St & Pine St) San Francisco, CA 94109]
a night of improvised music with a raw, dangerous post-apocalyptic edge featuring Jerkagram, Talibam (feat. Kevin Shea), Weasel Walter Quintet and Rubber-O Cement.   More...
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Tuesday, April 14
Tue 4/14 7:30 PM Film Archive Theater [2575 Bancroft Way (between Telegraph and Bowditch) Berkeley]
Film of Rare Schoenberg Opera at Pacific File Archive
From Today Until Tomorrow
Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub (Germany/France, 1997)
Introduced by Erik Ulman
PFA Collection Print
(Von Heute auf Morgen). Based on a rarely performed Schoenberg opera from 1929, From Today Until Tomorrow explores one night in a marriage.  More...
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Tue 4/14 10:00 PM Stork Club [2330 Telegraph Avenue Oakland]
a nice of dangerous armageddon improvisation feat. Jerkagram, Talibam (feat. Kevin Shea), Inca Ore, and The Weasel Walter Septet feat. Henry Kaiser, John Gruntfest, Damon Smith, Devin Hoff, Aaron Bennett and William Winant.   More...
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Wednesday, April 15
Wed 4/15 7:00 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Wayne Horvitz : Approaching Training and Musical Heritage in Composition and Improvisation, an informance presented by the Rova Arts' Improv:21 series

In discussion with Derk Richardson, Wayne Horvitz will talk about and play music from his recent chamber-jazz compositions that feed off the heritage of American folk musics, jazz and blues, and reveal the thinking behind his own unique body of work, especially focusing on his chamber music for various ensembles.

Rova:Arts is pleased to present Improv:21, a series of “informances” on twenty-first century music that explore the connection between predetermined structure (composition) and performer interpretation (improvisation). Led by master improvisers and composers from the Bay Area and beyond, Improv:21 programs look at the many ways of organizing improvisation through a shifting (i.e. “improvised”) combination of onstage lecture and dialogue, musical demonstration and performance, and audience question-and-answer forum.  More...
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Thursday, April 16
Thu 4/16 7:30 PM The Exploratorium [Exploratorium at the Palace of Fine Arts 3601 Lyon Street San Francisco, CA 94123]
kino21 presents The 10,000 Mile Bike Race, music by Graham Connah, directed by Konrad Steiner. A live film/music/narration event set to a text by Alfred Jarry (Ubu Roi) Master Orator Brent Cunningham narrates from The Supermale accompanied by Connah's 8-piece crack ensemble with improvised projection performance by Bill Basquin, Paul Clipson, Rosario Soleto and Konrad Steiner.  More...
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Thu 4/16 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [1007 Market St. @ 6th Street SF]
8pm David Michalak (lap steel guitar) and Matt Davignon (drum machine)
9pm Richard Bonnet (Guitar - from Paris)  More...
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Thu 4/16 8:00 PM Revolution Cafe [3248 22nd Street (between Bartlett St & Mission St) SF]
Nathan Clevenger Group (feat. Aaron Novik, Kasey Knudsen, Mitch Marcus, Eric Perney, Eric Garland, and NC)  More...
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Thu 4/16 9:00 PM the Oasis [135 12th St. Oakland, CA]
Live: Fluorescent Grey
Live: MNEMOTH
Djs: Djynxx, RMS, Pink Noise, Eyebrane  More...
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Friday, April 17
Fri 4/17 7:30 PM Lick Wilmerding High School Auditorium [Lick Wilmerding High School, 755 Ocean Ave, San Francisco]
FORMERLY KNOWN AS CLASSICAL — a Bay Area New Music Ensemble made up entirely of and run solely by teenagers will be putting on their fifth annual concert of music written in their lifetimes. FORMERLY is a group dedicated to the revival of excitement in classical music and the dispelling of the myth that classical music ended in 1940. The program will include music by Ben Johnston, Henryk Gorecki, Lou Harrison, Kaija Saariaho, Arvo Pärt, Nico Muhly, Gyorgi Ligeti, and world premieres of Antonsen, Mattingly, and Gabriella Smith.  More...
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Fri 4/17 7:59 PM Well Gallery [4233 Telegraph Avenue @43rd St/MacArthur BART Oakland]
MA++ INGALLS: Improvisation for Solo Clarinet (2009), Alvin Lucier - In Memoriam Jon Higgins (cl + slow sweep pure wave oscillator - 1989), Denis Smalley - Clarinet Threads (cl + tape - 1985)
CLIFF CARUTHERS: acousmatic and sound design works  More...
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Fri 4/17 8:00 PM Palace of Fine Arts [3301 Lyon San Francisco, CA 94123]
10TH Anniversary SFJAZZ Spring Season Presents
Chris Potter Underground; Ambrose Akinmusire Group  More...
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Fri 4/17 8:00 PM 21 Grand [416 25th St @Broadway Near 19th Street BART Oakland]
Live Computer Music Improvisation:
The Duo "Ease" , Arnold Haberl (aka "noid") and Klaus Filip, experimental electronic musicians from Vienna, meet Bay Area
computer music composer/performers
Chris Brown, John Bischoff and Tim Perkis.   More...
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Fri 4/17 8:00 PM Adobe Books [3166 16th St San Francisco, CA 94103 ]
Aaron Novik's Thorny Brocky (Aaron Novik, bass clarinet / Marie Abe, accordion / Dina Maccabee, violin / Jamie Moore, drums / Lisa Mezzacappa, bass)  More...
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Saturday, April 18
Sat 4/18 7:00 PM Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall [1924 Cedar St (at Bonita, 2 blocks below Shattuck) Berkeley]
Country Joe McDonald, Henry Kaiser, William Winant, Josh Allen, Tarik Kazeleh, Timothy Orr; guitar, tenor sax, harmonica, oud, tabla, drums and percussion. How can you go wrong?  More...
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Sat 4/18 8:00 PM Mills College Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Mills Concert Series: Rajeev Taranath, sarod  More...
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Sat 4/18 8:00 PM Palace of Fine Arts [3301 Lyon San Francisco, CA 94123]
10TH Anniversary SFJAZZ Spring Season Presents
Adam Theis: Brass, Bows and Beats with special guest Lyrics Born
An hour-long, SFJAZZ-commissioned suite that merges modern jazz and symphonic instrumentation with hip-hop and electronic music, featuring a 60-piece ensemble drawn from Theis’s Realistic Orchestra, Shotgun Wedding Hip-Hop Symphony, and special guest artist including Bay Area rapper Lyrics Born.
Also, 3:00pm Family Matinee.  More...
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Sat 4/18 9:00 PM Bay Area 51 [1667 Jerrold Ave (@ 3rd St), San Francisco]
powerful electronics: Acre (Portland drone), Scott Arford, Basshaters (Tony Dryer / Jacob Felix Heule), Brandon Nickell (fka Aemae), Rale  More...
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Sunday, April 19
Sun 4/19 4:00 PM Intersection for the Arts [446 Valencia, between 15th and 16th Mission District SF]
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Sun 4/19 6:00 PM Cafe Royale [800 Post St. @ Leavenworth SF]
Nathan Clevenger Group w/ Aaron Novik, Mitch Marcus, Kasey Knudsen, Sam Bevan, Eric Garland, and NC.  More...
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Sun 4/19 7:00 PM Climate Theatre [285 9th St (at Folsom) SF, 94103]
Celebrated trombonist, project organizer, producer, and master of chaos JOSH ROSEMAN performing with his skronky quartet, the WATER SURGEONS! This special evening marks the Surgeons' SF debut. David Boyce (Broun Fellinis), will tune the room with a sound installation before, after, and between sets.  More...
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Sun 4/19 7:30 PM SIMM Series [Musicians Union Hall 116 9th St @ Mission SF]
Outsound Presents
7:30 PM Ross Hammond-guitar, lap steel, Lisa Mezzacappa, bass, John Hanes-drumset, percussion
8:30 PM The District, South African style San Francisco based outside jazz  More...
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Sun 4/19 8:00 PM Mills College Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Jason Hoopes in concert with Fred Frith, Johanna Borchert, Jordan Glenn, Heather Nicole, Anna Seagrave, Liz Sexe, Ryan Tallman. FREE.  More...
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Sun 4/19 8:00 PM 21 Grand [416 25th St @Broadway Near 19th Street BART Oakland]
Weasel Walter - Ava Mendoza - Devin Hoff new trio; Dominique Leone group w/Alexandra Buschman & Curtis McKinney; Wobbly; Jacob Felix Heule solo battery/abrasion  More...
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Monday, April 20
Mon 4/20 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [1007 Market St. @ 6th Street SF]
8:00 PM From Vienna: Ease Klaus Filip and Noid
9:00 PM Ease joined by local improvisers Steve Adams (rova sax quartet) and Phillip Greenlief on saxes, and John Hanes on electronics.  More...
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Tuesday, April 21
Tue 4/21 8:00 PM Bluesix [3043 24th St. @ Treat St. SF]
titter -- Aurora Josephson: voice -- Kanoko Nishi: piano -- Tony Dryer: double bass -- Jacob Felix Heule: drums
Gojogo (SF quartet that combines the Western sounds of classical and jazz with the rhythmic traditions of India.)
The Blue Cranes (Portland, "Like some David Lynch-style basement jazz hallucination...")  More...
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Tue 4/21 9:00 PM Uptown [1928 Telegraph Ave @19th St Oakland]
Ladies Night 2: String Trio: Marielle Jakobsons, Agnes Szelag, Helena Espvall (Espers); Special Guest; Lisa Mezzacappa's Bait & Switch: Aaron Bennett, saxophones John Finkbeiner, guitar Lisa Mezzacappa, bass Vijay Anderson, drums  More...
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Wednesday, April 22
Wed 4/22 7:00 PM Flux 53 Theater [5312 Foothill Blvd., Oakland - between the freeways]
HUMP DAY JAM
Exploration - Improvisation - Recombination

A guided jam through uncharted realms.

Admission as free as the music. (Donations adored.)  More...
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Thursday, April 23
Thu 4/23 6:00 PM Amoeba Music [2455 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley]
Tony Dryer: double bass
Jacob Felix Heule: drums
Jacob Lindsay: clarinets  More...
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Thu 4/23 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [1007 Market St. @ 6th Street SF]
Outsound Presents
3 sets of psych guitar drones
--Metal Rouge (LA via New Zealand)
--Higuma (Bay Area)
--Sam Hamilton (New Zealand)  More...
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Friday, April 24
Fri 4/24 7:30 PM Knuth Hall, San Francisco State University [1600 Holloway Ave. San Francisco, CA 94132]
The ADORNO Ensemble, SF State’s new music ensemble-in-residence, pays tribute to New York’s renowned new music group Bang on a Can with works by David Lang, Julia Wolfe and Evan Ziporyn, plus San Francisco’s own Dan Becker, Ryan Brown and a premiere from Jonathan Russell.  More...
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Fri 4/24 8:00 PM Studio 1510 [1510 8th Street Oakland]
an evening of experimental music featuring Boston based extended trumpet virtuoso Greg Kelley in a rare solo performance, and an opening set by the trio of Weasel Walter, Scott R. Looney and Aram Shelton.  More...
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Fri 4/24 8:00 PM Dolores Park Cafe [501 Dolores St. SF]
Duo Pisano (oscillator duo with Moe! Staiano and Alan Anzalone)
Plus: Fognozzle, Hydrogen Pellets, and Gumball Rimpoche  More...
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Fri 4/24 9:30 PM Recombinant Media Labs [old Compound in hunters point http://katabatik.org/compound/]
A Night to Celebrate the Release of Nommo Ogo's new Album 'Across Time and Space' copies will be available at the show. Fluorescent Grey, Nommo Ogo, Polar, Nadar  More...
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Saturday, April 25
Sat 4/25 8:00 PM Soja [2406 Webster, Oakland (near 19th St. BART and one block from 21 Grand)]
Soja hosts an evening of new music duos featuring: Thea Farhadian (electronics) and Tom Bickley (recorder), and Aram Shelton (reeds) and Kanoko Nishi (koto).  More...
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Sunday, April 26
Sun 4/26 6:00 PM Cafe Royale [800 Post St. @ Leavenworth SF]
The Reset Quintet, featuring:

Erik Jekabson and Darren Johnston - trumpet,
Adam Theis - trombone/sousaphone
Aaron Novik - clarinet/bass clarinet
Doug Rowan (who we're happy to have filling in for Patrick Cress) - alto/ bari sax  More...
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Sun 4/26 7:30 PM SIMM Series [Musicians Union Hall 116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 PM Lisa Mezzacappa's Bait & Switch : Aaron Bennett, saxophones / John Finkbeiner, guitar / Lisa Mezzacappa, bass / Vijay Anderson, drums
8:30 PM Noertker's Moxie CD release party: Annelise Zamula - tenor sax, flute / Jim Peterson - alto sax, flute / Jenny Maybee - piano / Bill Noertker - contrabass / Dave Mihaly - drums  More...
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Monday, April 27
Mon 4/27 9:00 PM Kingman's Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave near Solano Ave Albany]
3 sets on the 4th Monday:
Aram Shelton, saxophone + electronics; Trevor Healy, acoustic guitar + electronics; Jacob Felix Heule, drums.
Scott Rosenberg, Gene Baker, Andrew Conklin, Jordan Glenn.
Painted Cakes  More...
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Tuesday, April 28
Tue 4/28 8:00 PM Compound Gallery Experimental Music Series [Compound Gallery 6604 San Pablo Ave Oakland]
The Compound Gallery Experimental Music Series by jimzeen productions and Outsound Presents: "THE THING" with Mats Gustafsson (STOCKHOLM) - Reeds / Ingebrigt H. Flaten (OSLO) - Bass / Paal Nilssen-Love (OSLO) - Drums -- 2 SETS  More...
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Thursday, April 30
Thu 4/30 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [1007 Market St. @ 6th Street SF]
Guest curation by Greedmink: 8:15 Terror Apart 8:40 Critical Monkey 9:05 Rubber O Cement 9:30 Pink Canoes  More...
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Friday, May 1
Fri 5/01 7:30 PM Oakland Public Conservatory of Music (OPCM) [1616 Franklin St., Oakland, 1 block from 19th St./Broadway BART]
First Fridays: Monthly at OPCM
[Oakland Public Conservatory of Music]
FREE-JAZZ, FREE-IMPROV
OPEN STAGE & OPEN MIKE! Friday, May 1, 2009
1616 Franklin St., Oakland 1 block from 19th St./Broadway BART  More...
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Fri 5/01 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
The Mills College Contemporary Performance Ensemble (CPE) performs works by Muhal Richard Abrams, Roscoe Mitchell, Bernard Rands, others.  More...
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Saturday, May 2
Sat 5/02 8:00 PM 21 Grand [416 25th St @Broadway Near 19th Street BART Oakland]
JR Quartet and Berliner Hals- und Beinbruch EnsembleSet One: JR Quartet (Liz Allbee, Jon Raskin, Gino Robair and John Shiurba)
Set Two: Berliner Hals- und Beinbruch Ensemble (Liz Allbee, Kyle Bruckman, Matt Ingalls, Kanoko Nishi, Tim Perkis, Jon Raskin, Gino Robair and John Shiurba)  More...
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Sunday, May 3
Sun 5/03 7:00 PM Palace of Fine Arts [3301 Lyon San Francisco, CA 94123]
10TH Anniversary SFJAZZ Spring Season Presents Mingus Dynasty with John Handy – alto saxophone, Vincent Herring – alto saxophone, Craig Handy - tenor saxophone, Alex Sipiagin – trumpet, Ku-umba Frank Lacy - trombone, Boris Kozlov - bass, David Kikoski - Piano, Donald Edwards - Drums.  More...
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Monday, May 4
Mon 5/04 8:00 PM Makeout Room [3225 22nd St San Francisco, CA 94110]
KASEY KNUDSEN TRIO Kasey Knudsen, alto saxophone / Nate Brenner, bass / Jon Arkin, drums
IAN CAREY QUINTET Adam Shulman, keyboard / Evan Francis, saxophone / Fred Randolph, bass / Jon Arkin, drums  More...
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Tuesday, May 5
Tue 5/05 7:30 PM First Tuesdays at Tom's Place [3111 Deakin St, in Berkeley]
First Tuesdays @ Temescal is now
First Tuesdays @ Tom's Place

for May we present 5x5 on 5/5
-John Shiurba's 5x5 [with Robair, Mendoza, Plonsey, Hoff]
-ma++ ingalls solo
-Kyle Bruckmann solo  More...
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Wednesday, May 6
Wed 5/06 8:00 PM New, Improved Recording [960 Arlington Oakland, CA]
Kanoko Nishi and Jon Raskin Duo, Concert Recording and Web Broadcast.  More...
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Thursday, May 7
Thu 5/07 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [1007 Market St. @ 6th Street SF]
Outsound Presents Full Moon Concerts - Flower Moon
8 pm - Theresa Wong and Kanoko Nishi duo
9 pm - Vorticella  More...
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Friday, May 8
Fri 5/08 7:30 PM Knuth Hall, San Francisco State University [1600 Holloway Ave. San Francisco, CA 94132]
The ADORNO Ensemble, SF State’s new music ensemble-in-residence, performs compositions by SF State student composers.  More...
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Fri 5/08 7:30 PM AK Press Warehouse [674-A 23rd Street Oakland]
Love and Justice for Tristan & Palestine. Split benefit for Tristan Anderson and direct relief efforts in Gaza. Featuring: Charming Hostess Devin Hoff Platform Molotov Mouths Outspoken Word Troupe Hillary Lehr  More...
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Fri 5/08 8:00 PM 21 Grand [416 25th St @Broadway Near 19th Street BART Oakland]
Brutal Sound Effects Festival #59: Bran....Pos, XDUGEF (Los Angeles), tinnitus volume insect knobs (featuring Matt Ingalls, John Ingle, Kyle Bruckmann, heather frasch), Unifried (Pr---hog sound project), Basidiomycota (Los Angeles), hORSEfLESH, Larnie Fox: Unornorthadox, VSLS, SS (imagine a experimental hybrid dog with some other creature..), Meatporkmammy Manfred Gooseberry (Los Angeles)  More...
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Fri 5/08 9:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street between Shattuck and Telegraph Oakland]
Improvised Variety Performance #5
Featuring: Bob Marsh, Dale MacDonald, Frank Fried, Laurie Amat, Matt Davignon, Melissa Rae, Sebastian Krawczuk, Tim Thompson and MC Mark Briggs ... and This Here Band: Craig Latta, Hakan Guven, Herb Heinz, James Dress, Richard Smith, Shawn King  More...
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Saturday, May 9
Sat 5/09 12:00 PM KFJC 89.7 FM [www.kfjc.org]
Fred Frith drops by the KFJC studio for four hours of music and conversation. Tune in at 89.7 FM or online at www.kfjc.org.  More...
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Sat 5/09 7:30 PM Mills College Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Karl Evangelista: Thesis
Featuring: Grex (Evangelista/Scampavia) [Potato Dirges]; Host Family (Conklin/Evangelista/Glenn/Hoopes) [Moon Songs] + Special Guests  More...
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Sunday, May 10
Sun 5/10 7:30 PM Studio 1510 [1510 8th Street Oakland]
7:30 'The Emergency String Xtet' with Bob Marsh,violin & cello, Doug Carroll cello, Tony Dryer doublebass, Leif Shackleford viola, Adria Otte violin, Angela Hsu violin, and . . ?
8:30 'The Spirit Moves Us' with Jim Ryan flute/sax&kalimba, Bob Marsh cello, Spirit percussion  More...
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Sun 5/10 8:00 PM 21 Grand [416 25th St @Broadway Near 19th Street BART Oakland]
Eternal Tapestry + Oaxacan + Date Palms (Gregg Kowalsky & Marielle Jakobsons) + Ben Bracken  More...
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Tuesday, May 12
Tue 5/12 8:00 PM 21 Grand [416 25th St @Broadway Near 19th Street BART Oakland]
club sandwich presents...
Bay/Oslo Mirror Trio Ava Mendoza & Haavard Skaset: guitars | Tony Dryer & Guro Skumsnes Moe: basses | Gino Robair & Jacob Felix Heule: drums
0th "Industrial drums and very sproingy electric bass create the nest for four feathery fatales to flock with your mind."  More...
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Wednesday, May 13
Wed 5/13 7:30 PM Meridian Gallery [535 Powell Street SF]
Meridian Music: Composers in Performance presents Abundant Sound Gardens: In Memory of Toyoji Tomita. Performance on all three floors of Meridian Gallery by Stuart Dempster and artist Suiren, a.k.a. Renko Ishida Dempster with the assistance of Toyoji Trombones, Dempster Didjeridus, and the Cornelius Cardew Choir.  More...
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Thursday, May 14
Thu 5/14 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [1007 Market St. @ 6th Street SF]
Outsound Presents
8pm: Forms of Things Unknown
9pm: Thea Farhadian, laptop & Tom Bickley, recorder  More...
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Thu 5/14 8:00 PM 21 Grand [416 25th St @Broadway Near 19th Street BART Oakland]
Chance Encounters: Scott Amendola – Drums, Mark Dresser – Bass, Lisle Ellis – E Bass and Circuitry, Larry Ochs – Saxophones  More...
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Friday, May 15
Fri 5/15 8:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
10TH Anniversary SFJAZZ Spring Season Presents
Brad Mehldau Duo with Matt Chamberlain  More...
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Fri 5/15 8:00 PM Anna's Jazz Island [2120 ALLSTON WAY BERKELEY CA 94704]
Michael Smolens' "earPlay Jazzquintet" is a groundbreaking electro-acoustic ensemble with a uniquely kaleidoscopic sound. Performing only original material, they take stylistic variety to new heights, cross-fertilizing North Indian, West African, Brazilian, and Middle Eastern influences with jazz and 20th-century classical idioms. The ensemble deftly weaves together compelling textures, uniting the realms of composition and improvisation, spoken word and stage magic. Add to that a veritable banquet of instruments from around the world — including the subtle usage of electronic sounds — and you’ve got an unforgettable musical adventure! Michael Smolens' earPlay JazzQuintet  More...
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Fri 5/15 8:00 PM Headlands Center for the Arts [944 Fort Barry in the Marin Headlands Sausalito]
Ellen Fullman and Theresa Wong, compositions and improvisations for Long String Instrument, voice and cello created during their Headlands residency. Benefit to donate lighting for the Headlands gym.  More...
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Sunday, May 17
Sun 5/17 7:00 PM San Francisco Center for Spritual Living [280 Claremont Street (off Ulloa) San Francisco, CA 94]
Evander Music Presents: Bruno Pelletier - Adam Levy duo; Trio Putanesca; The Lost Trio, with special guest Adam Levy  More...
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Sun 5/17 7:30 PM SIMM Series [Musicians Union Hall 116 9th St @ Mission SF]
Outsound Presents
7:30pm: bLakcPulletGrimoire
8:30pm: Animal Vegetable Television w/Gary Schwantes & Ron Chornow  More...
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Sun 5/17 8:00 PM Royce Gallery [2901 Mariposa Street (between Harrison & Alabama) SF]
Pamela Z Productions presents: ROOM Spring 2009 Chamber Series
Jane Rigler (flutes, electronics, and interactive video), Polly Moller (flutes), with Pamela Z (voice & electronics)   More...
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Monday, May 18
Mon 5/18 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
sfSound and openSOUNDwest present nyc-based flutist Jane Rigler, in duo with Thea Farhadian, electonics and in various groupings with members of sfSound.  More...
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Tuesday, May 19
Tue 5/19 9:00 PM Uptown [1928 Telegraph Ave @19th St Oakland]
21 Grand's monthly Avant Garde Night: Nuclear Death Wish (Randy Lee Sutherland, Doug Katellus, Jay Korber); Bay/Oslo Quartet - Jacob Felix Heule, Tony Dryer + 2 Norwegians; Karl Evangelista group  More...
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Wednesday, May 20
Wed 5/20 8:00 PM 21 Grand [416 25th St @Broadway Near 19th Street BART Oakland]
Biosonicist Salon #1: Sound made at the intersection of biology and the sonic arts. Shayna Dulberger (Brooklyn, ac. bass), Chris Welcome (Brooklyn, gt.), and Eric Glick Rieman (prepared Rhodes electric piano.) interpret graphic scores made in collaboration with snails (Helix Aspersa) by Eric Glick Rieman. James Goode presents his epic orchestral event, Somniloquy, performed by an ensemble of 7 and conducted by himself. Its narrative, collectively written score " was constructed to highlight the visual and thematic similarities between different people's dreams and hypnagogic experiences taking place during the same 24 hour period."  More...
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Thursday, May 21
Thu 5/21 7:55 PM Dolores Park Cafe [501 Dolores St. @ 18th, San Francisco]
Dryer/Heule/Lindsay/Nishi (Tony Dryer, Jacob Felix Heule, Jacob Lindsay, Kanoko Nishi), Peninsula Project (Norway, tuba/bass/guitar/voice), Head Boggle, Vibrating Garbage  More...
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Thu 5/21 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [1007 Market St. @ 6th Street SF]
Outsound Presents: Nexmap Sounding Out California CD release performance
8:00 Set 1 Cheryl Leonard
8:45 Set 2 Marielle Jakobsons (aka darwinsbitch)
9:30 Set 3 Kevin Shea Adams  More...
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Thu 5/21 8:00 PM Studio 1510 [1510 8th Street Oakland]
Two duos and a quartet:
Scott R. Looney/Damon Smith + Vinny Golia/Ken Filano  More...
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Friday, May 22
Fri 5/22 12:00 PM WNUR 89.3 FM [www.wnur.org]
Gino Robair (percussion, electronics) and Andrew Royal (violins, prepared guitar, wheel) perform live on Northwestern University's radio station, WNUR 89.3 FM or www.wnur.og, at 12 PM California time. Broadcast will be replayed Saturday, 5/23, sometime between 1 and 4 PM California time.  More...
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Fri 5/22 8:00 PM Jewish Community Center SF Kanbar Hall [3200 California St @ Presidio Ave SF]
Rova Saxophone Quartet returns to Kanbar Hall for a no-sounds-barred evening of improvisation. Berlin-based multi-media artist Lillevan joins world-renowned improvisation artists in Fissures, Futures, dedicated to Buckminster Fuller. Creating visual fragments inspired by Fuller's genius and influenced by the musical ensemble surrounding him, Lillevan will produce spontaneous films in real time. An amazing experience of sight and sound -- not to be missed!  More...
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Fri 5/22 9:00 PM Totally Intense Fractal Mindgaze Hut [671 24th Street Apartment B Oakland, CA 94612]
An exciting show featuring the premiere of Jacob Zimmerman's "Atka Quartet" (Vijay Anderson, Alex Vittum, Jameson Swanagon), an improvised duo with trumpeter Joe Moffett, and Jordan Glenn's "Weiner Kids" (Jordan Glenn, Aram Shelton, Cory Wright).  More...
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Saturday, May 23
Sat 5/23 6:00 PM Heco's Palace of Hi-Fidelity [705 Peralta Street, Oakland]

composers decomposed (electro-acoustic music & noise from Norway, Germany, & USA):

BASSHATERS [Jacob Felix Heule/Tony Dryer, electronics/bass/drum]
PIGS IN THE GROUND
PENINSULA PROJECT [Norway, tuba/bass/guitar]
DEFLAG HAEMORRHAGE/HAIEN KONTRA (MATTIN/GOLDIE) [Germany]
R. JENCKS

food: 6-8pm / music: 8pm  More...
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Sat 5/23 8:00 PM Jewish Community Center SF Kanbar Hall [3200 California St @ Presidio Ave SF]
Rova Saxophone Quartet returns to Kanbar Hall for a no-sounds-barred evening of improvisation. Berlin-based multi-media artist Lillevan joins world-renowned improvisation artists in Fissures, Futures, dedicated to Buckminster Fuller. Creating visual fragments inspired by Fuller's genius and influenced by the musical ensemble surrounding him, Lillevan will produce spontaneous films in real time. An amazing experience of sight and sound -- not to be missed!  More...
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Sat 5/23 8:00 PM Soja [2406 Webster, Oakland (near 19th St. BART and one block from 21 Grand)]
Soja hosts an evening of new music featuring Streifenjunko, from Norway (Eivend Lønning on trumpet and Espen Reinerthsen on tenor sax and prepared flute), an acoustic improvising duo influenced by European contemporary composers like Giacinto Scelsi, Salvatore Sciarrino and Helmut Lachenmann; and local sound artist and violinist Marielle Jakobsons (darwinsbitch) performs fluid forms of doomy laments fleshed out from a backbone of sine oscillators and violin.  More...
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Sunday, May 24
Sun 5/24 8:00 PM 21 Grand [416 25th St @Broadway Near 19th Street BART Oakland]
CD Release show - Steve Adams (sax)/Ken Filiano (bass)/Scott Amendola (drums). Opening set by Myles Boisen/John Hanes.  More...
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Sun 5/24 8:00 PM Headlands Center for the Arts [944 Fort Barry in the Marin Headlands Sausalito]
O SLEEP - an improvised opera directed by Theresa Wong. Work in progress performance with Theresa Wong, Ellen Fullman, Kanoko Nishi, Dohee Lee, Luciano Chessa, Michael Carter, Shayna Dunkleman, Heike Liss and costumes by Alice Wu.  More...
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Monday, May 25
Mon 5/25 7:00 PM Swissnex [730 Montgomery Street San Francisco, CA 94111]
Charlotte Hug and Guillermo Galindo: LIFT, Edgetone Records
Swiss/Mexican avant-garde duo perform a concert to celebrate the release of "LIFT", their first joint recording
Free Admission but online RSVP required  More...
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Mon 5/25 9:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave (near Solano Ave), Albany]
Tony Dryer / Børre Mølstad / Guro Skumsnes Moe / Håvard Skaset (Oslo/SF; bass/tuba/bass/guitar)

Aurora Josephson / Jacob Felix Heule / Damon Smith (voice/drums/bass)

Kanoko Nishi / Aram Shelton (koto/sax)

Bait and Switch: Vijay Anderson / Aaron Bennett / John Finkbeiner / Lisa Mezzacappa (sax/guitar/bass/drums)  More...
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