Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Temescal Arts Center
511 48th Street
Oakland CA   


Upcoming Events:
Saturday, June 1 2019 8:30 PM
DO-OVER Music Series #6: duo B. Experimental Band + Ryan Pate, solo guitar

duo B. Experimental Band: sonic explorations for improvising large ensemble!
Polly Moller Springhorn, flutes
Randy McKean, alto sax/clarinets
Cory Wright, clarinets/tenor saxophone
Joshua Marshall, tenor saxophone
Theo Padouvas, trumpet
gabby fluke-mogul, violin
Murray Campbell, violin/oboe
Shanna Sordahl, cello
John Finkbeiner, guitar
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass
Kjell Nordeson, percussion
Jason Levis, drums

$10 admission/NOTAFLOF  More...

Sunday, June 16 2019 7:30 PM
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.

videos from past editions:

7:30 PM (over by 10 PM, see schedule below)
TAC: Temescal Art Center
511 48th Street, Oakland

Early session (5 PM load-in / 5:30 music) meets to work on improvisation exercises (Pauline Oliveros, John Stevens, etc.). Anyone is welcome to join, but please arrive on time. If you arrive for the main session earlier than 7:30, please be respectful of the large group session.

5:00 - Load-in for early large group session.
5:30 - Large group session begins.
7:30 - Load-in, large group session concludes, everyone sets up simultaneously.
8:00 - Random trios (or other small groups), about 7 minutes each depending on number of participants.
9:00 - Second round of random trios.
10:00 - Sound must stop.

Anyone requiring amplification should bring a small amp. It’s recommended to bring an extension cable and power strip if you need power. Outlets and supplies are limited.

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Friday, June 28 2019 8:00 PM
A night of beautiful experimental music featuring:
Derek Monypeny:
Sahba Sizdahkhani:
Kanoko Nishi + Wobbly duo (koto/electronics)  More...