San Francisco Bay Area Scene

Gino Robair
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From Bay Improviser:

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 9pm
Active Music Series presents: Marco Eneidi Trio + Marches
Viracocha, 998 Valencia St., SF
Marco Eneidi Trio: Marco Eneidi, alto saxophone | Lisa Mezzacappa, bass | Donald Robinson, drums
Marches: Aram Shelton, alto/tenor saxophone | Cory Wright, tenor/baritone saxophone | Michael Coleman, keyboard | Doug Stuart, bass | Jordan Glenn, drums | Sam Ospovat, drums

Thursday, Sept. 15, 8pm
OutSound Presents: Luggage Store Gallery New Music Series
Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market St. (@ 6th St.), SF
Music in Motion “I Keep Hearing Voices”
A/V3: Michael Maierhof, cello | Bill Hsu, electronics/interactive animation | Gino Robair, percussion/electronics
Hamburg-based cellist Michael Maierhof joins Bill Hsu and Gino Robair for a set of audio-visual improvisations.
A Quartet of Trios:
Voice Trio: Bob Marsh, Laurie Amat, David Katz
Violin Trio: Adria Otte, Angela Hsu, Jeff Hobbs
Flute Trio: Polly Moller, Dave Slusser, Carol Adee
Reed Trio: Phillip Greenlief, John Ingle, Matt Ingalls

Thursday, Sept. 15,
El Valenciano, 1153 Valencia St., SF
Los Angeles musicians Charles Sharp, winds, and Jeff Schwartz, bass, join forces with San Francisco’s Lisa Mezzacappa, bass, Aaron Bennett, winds, John Finkbeiner, guitar, and Vijay Anderson, drums, for a set of smokin’ NorCal/SoCal collaborations.

Friday, Sept. 16, 8pm
Mission Eye & Ear: a live cinema series curated by Lisa Mezzacappa and Fara Akrami at Artist’s Television Access, 992 Valencia, SF
New film/video + music collaborations, performed live by:
Cory Wright + Bill Basquin
Graham Connah + Kathleen Quillian
Lisa Mezzacappa/Noah Phillips + Sylvia Schedelbauer
Randy McKean + Carl Diehl
Artists’ Television Access (ATA) and San Francisco musician/curator Lisa Mezzacappa join forces to present a new live cinema series showcasing new work by artists from the Bay Area and beyond. Experimental filmmakers and video artists collaborate with innovative local composer/performers on a series of new short works that premiere at Artists’ Television Access.

Saturday, Sept. 17, 8pm
SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St., SF, presents:
Something Else: A Fluxus SemiCentenary
featuring: Alison Knowles and Hannah Higgins
with works by Knowles, Yoko Ono, George Brecht, Dick Higgins, La Monte Young, and more.  A pre-concert panel discussion begins at 7pm with a special exhibition curated by Other Minds.

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September 9, 2011
Kris Davis Trio, Cornelia Street Cafe
Kris Davis Paul Motian Tony Malaby

September 9, 2011
Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quartet, Le Poisson Rouge
Angelica Sanchez John Lindberg Susie Ibarra Wadada Leo Smith

September 9, 2011
Wayne Horvitz New Quartet, Le Poisson Rouge
Briggan Krauss Ches Smith Tony Malaby Wayne Horvitz

September 7, 2011
Lotte Anker Craig Taborn Gerald Cleaver, The Stone
Craig Taborn Gerald Cleaver Lotte Anker

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Anonymeye and Others in Melbourne

From Melbourne‘s AVANTWHATEVER:

Avantwhatever & Micronations Present… Anonymeye

‘Anontendre’ launch

Francis Plagne
Far Concern
Wizz Kidd vs The Magic Organs

484 Smith St

October 6

Entry $10 | 8pm

Anonymeye – Anonymeye is the nom de plume of Andrew Tuttle from Brisbane, Australia. His reconfigures various organic and mechanic musics within a sonic framework akin to an abstract musical Esperanto. Utilising electronic and acoustic instrumentation including acoustic guitar, signal processing, synthesisers, and effects units, Anonymeye straddles and blurs boundaries between improvisation and composition, experimentation and song-form, rural landscapes and urban constructions and melody and dissonance. Since 2004, Anonymeye has released three albums, a half-dozen or so short-form and split releases, and appeared on a score of various artist compilations. Anonymeye’s new album Anontendre is out now through the Someone Good label.

Francis Plagne – Francis Plagne is a Melbourne-based musician and songwriter whose work engages with popular and experimental music forms. His solo recordings have been released by Synaesthesia, Mistletone, Nervous Jerk, Breakdance the Dawn and Albert’s Basement and have been exhibited at Gertrude Contemporary Art Space and Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart. His music has been described as sounding as ‘close to Pet Sounds era Beach Boys as it does a musique concrète future classic’ (Mess + Noise) and as the ‘unlikely amalgam of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s samba and an Andre Breton poem’ (ThreeThousand). The Wire’s Jon Dale described his work as slotting ‘into a trajectory of experimental song/sound art crossover that stretched from Caetano Veloso’s ‘Araca Azul’ through to Broadcast’. Live, he performs with a large band made up of fixtures of the Melbourne indie and experimental music scenes.

Far Concern – Far Concern produces collagic pop music from a bedroom in Melbourne, singing short simple melodies with lyrics about fantasy and nonsense.

Wizz Kidd Vs The Magic Organs – Sparks will fly in the next bout of circuit bent magnetic WizzOmatic Plazmik Havoc Magnetic Repulsion as part of the Anonymeye album launch at the Gasso on Thursday October 6th.

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Musique Machine Reviews

From Musique Machine:

Sleep – Untitled
Nascitari – Tanatoxina
Centuries Behind A Gate – Searching For Paradise
Florian Hecker – Speculative Solution
Bellenger – Vie Rapide
Miminokoto – Hitoyogiri
Breaking The Will/Bacul?um – Split
Dead Body Collection – She is Like The Winter….
Grumbling Fur – Furrier
Mortualia – Self Titled
Nundata – Carousel
Al Qaeda / Dried Up Corpse – 1309
A.R.GH – No Point
The 8th House – Self Titled
Jozef Van Wissem – The Joy That Never Ends
Michael Tanner and Sharron Kraus – In The Rheidol Valley

‘Remembering September 11’ With Wordless Music Orchestra

William Basinski


The context in which a musical work is heard can profoundly affect an audience’s experience. This was certainly so on Sunday afternoon when the Wordless Music Orchestra presented “Remembering September 11,” a program for contemplation and healing, in the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The main offering was “The Disintegration Loops, dlp 1.1,” a 40-minute work by the experimental composer William Basinski, presented here in the premiere of an orchestrated version by Maxim Moston. Musically and metaphorically, it was a powerful piece to reflect on what happened 10 years ago.

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