San Francisco Bay Area Scene

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Wednesday, Sept. 21, 9pm
Subterranean Arthouse, 2179 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
presents: Dandelion vs Daniel Popsicle
m(d)usic, d(m)ance, flocks, monsters with Dandelion Dancetheater and Dan Plonsey’s Daniel Popsicle. Second of a couple three scheduled collisions of these movement and music ensembles, chiefly for the benefit of the public, and also to surface their common interests , contrast their anxieties, and forge more ideas about dismantling the distinction between artist and ordinary person.

Thursday, Sept. 22, 7:30pm
Jewish Community Center SF Kanbar Hall, 3200 California St. @ Presidio Ave., SF
29th San Francisco Jazz Festival, Tomasz Stanko Quartet performance
Wherever Tomasz Stanko goes, the Polish trumpet legend always keeps company with the most formidable young players on the scene. The quartet he brings to SFJAZZ features pianist Craig Taborn, New York bassist Thomas Morgan and the electrifying drummer Jim Black.

Thursday, Sept. 22, 9pm
Meridian Gallery, 535 Powell Street, SF
14th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs
Night One features performances by Travis Weller, Matt Davignon, and Danishta Rivero
The Music For People & Thingamajigs Festival is an annual event dedicated to promoting experimental music that incorporates made/found instruments and alternate tuning systems. A complete description and artist bios can be read on Squid List.

Friday, Sept. 23, Saturday, Sept. 24, 7:30pm
ARUP, 560 Mission St., SF
PLAYBACK > SoundLab – SoundLab is an intimate listening chamber designed by the acoustic engineers of ARUP that recreates an ambisonic enviroment true to real life situations. On September 23 & 24, sound artists HoraFlora & Shane Myrbeck create a special ambisonic composition while SoundLab recreates the stunning performances at Battery Townsley by Gregg Kowalsky, Danny Paul Grody, and Jacob Felix Heule & Kanoko Nishi and St. Mark’s Lutheran Church by Myrmyr and 20 vocalists and musicians from last season’s Soundwave ((4)).

Friday, Sept. 23, 8pm
Vessel Gallery, 471 25th Street, Oakland
14th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs
Night Two features performances by Lewis Krauthamer, Tim Phillips, and Matthew Goodheart. The Music For People & Thingamajigs Festival is an annual event dedicated to promoting experimental music that incorporates made/found instruments and alternate tuning systems. A complete description and artist bios can be read on Squid List.

Friday, Sept. 23, 8pm
Mills College, Littlefield Concert Hall, 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland
MILHAUD AND MESSIAEN: Singing of Heaven and Earth
This year’s annual Milhaud concert features songs by Milhaud and Messiaen performed by members of the Mills Music Department faculty: Christine Abraham, soprano; Sara Ganz, soprano; Belle Bulwinkle, piano; Kristin Pankonin, piano; Robert Schwartz, piano. Bios of the composers and performers are available on the website.

Friday, Sept. 23, 9pm
Subterranean Arthouse, 2179 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Oakland based quirky experimental jazz trio Wiener Kids
celebrates the release of their second album “What A Mess” with a special CD release show. The trio will be accompanied by a 10 piece ensemble of Bay Area avant-jazz/experimental/new music heavy weights.

Saturday, Sept. 24, 8pm
Temescal Arts Center, 511 48th Street, Oakland
THE UNCOMFORTABLE ZONES OF FUN: experiments in experience/participation performance
The Underground Hit! – CRITIC’S CHOICE: East Bay Express
Frank Moore, world-known shaman performance artist, will conduct improvised passions of musicians, actors, dancers, and audience members in a laboratory setting to create altered realities of fusion beyond taboos. Bring your passions and musical instruments and your senses of adventure and humor.

Saturday, Sept. 24, 8pm
Pro Arts Gallery, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland
14th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs
Night Three features performances by Electric Junkyard Gamelan, T.D. Skatchit, and Tracey Cockrell. The Music For People & Thingamajigs Festival is an annual event dedicated to promoting experimental music that incorporates made/found instruments and alternate tuning systems. A complete description and artist bios can be read on Squid List.

Sunday, Sept. 25, 7:30pm
Tuesdays at Tom’s Place, 3111 Deakin Street, Berkeley
A quartet: Jason Kahn (electronics, New York/Zurich) with local stars James Fei (analog electroncs), ma++ ingalls (clarinet, bass clarinet) and Tom Djll (trumpet, piano and amplifications.) Also the laptop duo of John Hanes and Steve Adams. Tuesdays at Tom’s Place features contemporary art music, mostly improvised, in an intimate living room setting, usually on the first Tuesday of the month but sometimes something too good to miss happens on other days.

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