NorCal Noise Fest XV

From NorCal Noise Fest

6 DAYS OF NOISE, EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC, ODD ELECTRONICS, & OUTSIDER SOUND ART CELEBRATING OUR 15th YEAR!! Funded in part by the Microgrant Program of the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission with support from the City and County of Sacramento, California.

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 8pm
Naked Lounge Downtown, 1111 H Street, Sacramento
DELAYED SLEEP (sacramento), MERDIQUE (seattle,wa), klowd (sacramento), SMITE! (sacramento), KEVIN CORCORAN and WES STEED (sacramento).

Thursday, Sept. 29, 7:30pm
Wm. J. Geery Theatre, 2130 L Street, Sacramento
NIGHT NURSE (sacramento), PETE VON PETRIN (san francisco), CHOPSTICK (sacramento), VENETIAN VEIL (sacramento)

Thursday, Sept. 29, 8pm
Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market St. (@ 6th Street), San Francisco
OutSound presents Luggage Store Gallery New Music Series:
XOME (sacramento), + – ERROR (Germany), MARLO EGGPLANT (olympia,wa), DARYL SHAWN/LAURIE AMAT (new york/san francisco)

Thursday, Sept. 29, 11PM
KDVS FM 90.3, live stream from Davis, CA
MATT KRETZMANN (sacramento), CHAD E. WILLIAMS (sacramento), LIVER CANCER (rocklin), WES STEED (sacramento)

Friday, Sept. 30, 7pm
Luna’s Cafe, 1414 16th St., Sacramento
INSTAGON (sacramento), MARLO EGGPLANT (olympia,wa), + – ERROR (Germany), NOISEPSALM (camino), CJ BOROSQUE (richmond), DARYL SHAWN/LAURIE AMAT (new york/san francisco), ENDIF (reno,nv), ONE INFINITE LOOP (medford,or), DESTROY DATE (los angeles), LORDS OF OUTLAND (san francisco)

Saturday, Oct. 1, 3pm
Sol Collective, 2574 21st St., Sacramento
BIG CITY ORCHESTRA (san francisco), +DOG+ (los angeles), XOME (sacramento), ACTUARY (los angeles), THOMAS DIMUZIO (san francisco), XDUGEF (los angeles), LIVER CANCER (rocklin), UBERKUNST (sacramento), OVERDOSE THE KATATONIC (seattle,wa), TRALPHAZ (san francisco), MOE! STAIANO (san francisco), ENDOMETRIUM CUNTPLOW (northridge), THE DISAPPEARANCE OF PLANET DWARF PLUTO
(los angeles), DETH SIKE (seattle,wa), STRIATIONS (concord), CARTOON JUSTICE (san francisco)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2011, 4pm
Luna’s Cafe, 1414 16th St., Sacramento
VANKMEN (oakland), HOLLY HERNDON (oakland), MEDICINE CABINET (tracy), BLOOD INTO WATER (san jose), THIRTEEN HURTS (pleasant view,co), HYPNOTIC INJECTION (sacramento), ORBLESS (oakland), WELTSCHMERZ (san francisco), BABY BEAST (vancouver,CANADA), THEE AHMISH (huntington beach)

Monday, Oct. 3, 7:30pm
Nebraska Monday Weekly Experimental Jazz Series
Welcomes NoiseFest XV Closing Night!
Luna’s Cafe, 1414 16th St., Sacramento
RITUAL WASTE (sacramento), LUCIO MENEGON (new york,ny), ROSS HAMMOND (sacramento), DONKEY FLYBYE of Smegma (sacramento), JOLTHROWER (wet planet)

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San Francisco Bay Area Scene

John Chowning
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From Bay Improviser and Squid’s List

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 8pm
The Lab, 2948 16th St., SF
23five Incorporated, swissnex San Francisco, & The Lab present:
Infrasound (Oakland), Jason Kahn (Switzerland), Francisco Meirino (Switzerland)
On September 27, 23five celebrates 10 years of Infrasound, the acclaimed collaborative project between Scott Arford and Randy Yau. These two sound artists engage the architecture of a particular performance space in manipulating the resonant frequencies of that space through finely tuned broadcast of specific frequencies at necessary loud volumes. The low frequencies literally rattle the walls and manifest standing waves through the space. As such, Infrasound performances are experienced only in a live context; and they have never played the same space twice. Infrasound will also be joined by the pioneering electro-acoustic minimalist Jason Kahn and the noise tactician of failed electronics Francisco Meirino. Preceding Infrasound, Kahn and Meirino will be presenting two solo sets and a collaborative set.
With the support from the Swiss Arts Council, Pro Helvetia.

From Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford University

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 8pm
CCRMA – Stanford University, The Knoll Courtyard, 660 Lomita Drive, Stanford
CCRMA presents Transitions 2011, Night 1: Acousmatic: Soundscapes under the Stars, featuring multichannel pieces using the full potential of our augmented outdoors surround sound system. Music by John Chowning, Gilles Gobeil, Jonty Harrison, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, Ake Parmerud, Hans Tutschku and Jonathan Abel / Bissera Pentcheva. From industrial sounds to prosaic kitchen utensils, from real voices to audible dreams, through gateways to imagined and real spaces, pure immersive spatial joy. Sound and space carefully crafted and patiently shaped into musical forms coming out of 16.4 loudspeakers surrounding you.

Thursday, Sept. 29, 8pm
CCRMA – Stanford University, The Knoll Courtyard, 660 Lomita Drive, Stanford
CCRMA presents Transitions 2011, Night 2: Live Electronic Music, featuring experimental multi-channel electronic music from Mark Applebaum, Chris Carlson, Bjoern Erlach, John Granzow/Hongchan Choi, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, and Mike Rotondo/Nick Kruge. The second half of this concert will feature beat-based electronic music from Luke Dahl, Locky, and Cloud Veins.

From Bay Improviser and Squid’s List

Thursday, Sept. 29, 8pm
OutSound presents Luggage Store Gallery New Music Series
Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market St. 3rd Floor (@ 6th Street), SF
Guest curation by NorCal NoiseFest XV, featuring XOME from Sacramento, + – ERROR from Germany, MARLO EGGPLANT from Olympia, Washington, and Daryl Shawn and Laurie Amat duo from the Bay Area.

Thursday, Sept. 29, 8:30pm
El Valenciano, 1153 Valencia St. (between 22nd & 23rd) SF, presents:
Rova Saxophone Quartet, featuring Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, and Jon Raskin.

Friday, Sept. 30, 8pm
Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St (between 23rd & Elizabeth), SF, presents:
addleds (maximalized minimalism? aggro-gagaku improv?) and Bristle (curveball-riddled chamber jazz)
addleds – the quartet of Kyle Bruckmann (oboe/English horn), Tony Dryer (double bass), Jacob Felix Heule (percussion) and Kanoko Nishi (koto) — explore timbral and textural extremes of distended instrumental technique via improvisation and open-ended compositional strategies. Their music tends towards a brutalist minimalism as informed by the noise underground as by recent developments in the field of free improvisation.
Bristle’s unique sound is a fortunate accident: when saxophonists/clarinetists Cory Wright and Randy McKean asked bassist Lisa Mezzacappa to join them in 2009 to perform their original compositions, they were looking for a drummer to round out the quartet. A set of Spinal Tap-ish circumstances led them instead to draft violinist/oboist Murray Campbell, and this one-of-a-kind strings-and-reeds ensemble was born. Bristle combines an intuitive chamber music sensibility with an off-kilter improvisational approach, seamlessly mixing fierce solo statements with intricate group textures in its pieces.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 8pm
Berkeley Arts Festival, 2133 University Avenue, Berkeley presents:
ElectroPoetic Coffee, a fun blend of music & words. Music that makes you think. Music that makes you smile. NSAA – voice, poetry; Ross Hammond – guitar. Special performance with Tom Monson – drums. Equal parts jazz, afrobeat, folk, soul, rock and improvisation.

Sunday, Oct. 2, 7:30pm
Musicians Union Hall, 116 9th St. (@ Mission), SF
OutSound presents SIMM Series
7:30 – the four strange rivers percussion quartet – music for drum sets, vibraphone, marimba, piano, hand percussion, idiophones, found objects, sound sculptures, imaginaphones, voice and bells, with Brandi Brandes, Kevin Carnes, Aaron Kierbel, and Dave Mihaly.
8:30 – Obstreperous Doves: David Boyce – saxophones, pedals / Karl Evangelista – guitars / Bill Noertker – basses / Jordan Glenn. – drums

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Upcoming Henry Grimes Shows

Henry Grimes

From Henry Grimes:

Sunday, October 2nd, 3-6 p.m: Marc Medwin and Henry Grimes, duo concert at Connie Crothers’s loft, 475 Kent Ave., #41O (corner of South 11th St.), Brooklyn, NY 11211, 3 p.m., 718-3O2-4377. Directions:(click on “Directions” )

Thursday, Oct. 2Oth, 6 p.m: Henry Grimes, 3O-min. solo improv in Aldo Tambellini’s “Black Zero,” Chelsea Art Museum, 556 West 22nd St. (at 11th Ave.), NYC, NY 1OO11, 212-255-O719

Saturday, Oct. 22nd, 2 p.m: Henry Grimes’s Sublime Communication Trio, w/ Andrew Lamb & Newman Taylor Baker, Paterson (NJ) Public Library, 25O Broadway [O75O1], 973-321-1215,, New Jersey Transit train from Penn Station, 34th St. and 7th Ave., to Paterson station (), more directions.

Thursday, Oct. 27th: Marc Ribot w/ Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor, Grand Theatre, Grote Markt 35, 9711 LV Groningen, Netherlands, +31 (O)5O 314 4644,,, 15 minutes’ walk from the main railway station, follow the signs “Grote Markt/VVV.” Local buses stopping at Grote Markt: #3 (for Lewenborg), #5 (for Paddepoel), #6 (for Beijum), and # 11 (for Zernike).

Friday, Oct. 28th: Marc Ribot w/ Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor, Bishopsgate Institute, 23O Bishopsgate betw. Brushfield St. & Artillery Lane a few minutes’ walk betw. Liverpool St. and Spitalfields Market, London EC2M 4QH, England, +44 (O)2O 7392 92OO directions http://www.bishopsgate.org.uk/content.aspx?CategoryID=980

Saturday, Oct. 29th: Marc Ribot w/ Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor, Komeda Jazz Festival, Baltic Philharmonic Hall, Slupsk, Gdansk, Poland, +48 59 842 13 96

Sunday, Oct. 3Oth: Marc Ribot w/ Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor, Dom Omladine Beograda, Makedonska 22/IV, 11OOO Belgrade (Beograd), Serbia, +381 11 3223 461, box office +381 11 3248 2O2,,,.

Tuesday, Nov. 1st: Marc Ribot w/ Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor, Porgy & Bess Club, Riemergasse 11, Vienna A-1O1O, Austria, office +43-1-512 88 11, +43-1-5O3 7O O9

Wednesday, Nov. 2nd: Marc Ribot w/ Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor, Jazz Dock, Prague, Czech Republic, +42O 774 O58 838

Thursday, Nov. 3rd (Henry’s 76th b’day!): Marc Ribot w/ Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor, Haus der Jugend, Mitternachtsgasse 8, 55116 Mainz, Germany, +49 (O)61 31 22 84 42, or), or).

Saturday, Nov. 5th: Marc Ribot w/ Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor, Szeged Jazz Days, IH Event Center, 6721 Szeged, Felso Tisza – Part 2, Hungary, +36 62 423 638

Monday, Nov. 7th: Marc Ribot w/ Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor, Café Wilhelmina, Wilhelminaplein 6, Noord-Brabant, 5611 HE Eindhoven, Netherlands, +31 (O)4O 244 7286,,(click on “agenda,” then on “lees meer” under Marc Ribot’s name)

Tuesday, Nov. 8th: Marc Ribot w/ Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor, Maison de la Culture, Nevers, France, O3 86 93 O9 OO,, D’Jazz Nevers Festival (Rencontres Internationales d’Jazz de Nevers), contact 3bis place des Reines de Pologne – BP 824, 58OO8 Nevers Cedes, phone +33 (O)3 86 57 88 51, tickets +33 (O)3 86 57 OO OO

Wednesday, Nov. 9th: Henry Grimes and surprise guest, Galerie Zurcher, 56 rue Chapon, 75OO3 Paris, France, +33-(O)1 42 72 82 2O

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DMG Newsletter September 23rd, 2011

Elliott Sharp

From DMG:

Zorn’s Gates Of Paradise: Medeski/Wollesen/Dunn/Baron! Marc Ducret/Tim Berne/Dominique Pifarely/Tom Rainey! Catlett/Taborn/DeRosa! Chris Cochrane! Derek Bailey Milwaukee ’83! Theresa Wong! Lol Coxhill & Alex Ward! Escreet/Binney/Krantz/Gilmore! Frisell/Scheinman Qnt do John Lennon! LAFMS’ Blorp*Esette 4 CD set!

Burnt Sugar! Agusti Fernandez! Sakata/O’Rourke/Gray/Corsano! Szilard Mezei/John Hemmersam! Loren Mazzacane Connors! Benjamin Duboc 3CD! Another Timbre label: Dominic Lash, Sarah Hughes, James Saunders, Anett Nemeth! Daunik Lazro!

Andrew Cyrille’s Haitian Fascination! Andrea Centazzo with: Elliot Sharp, Don Preston, LaDonna Smith-Davey Williams! Bill Orcutt! Merzbow & Zev! Jozef Van Wissem! Arthur Russell! Moniek Darge! Graham Lambkin! John Wynne! Meg Baird!

Plus Archival Discs from: Lol Coxhill, Isotope, David Bedford, Arthur Brown/Vincent Crane, Gary Booker, Bill Nelson, Speedy Keene, Tangerine Dream..! Monks! Shin Joong Hyun! Ahmad Zahir! Frank Zappa DVDs!

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The DMG Free Weekly In-Store Performance Series Continues With:

THIS SUNDAY, September 25th – Another Double-Header:
6pm: Take a Trip to Outer Space with ECSTASY MULE: LEN37 and CASEY GAKA!
7pm: GLOBAL GROOVE: BILL BUCHEN – Tabla, Kanjera, Cuica, Udu & Cajon / DAVID ACKER – Guitar/ DALE KLEPS – Alto Flute & Bass Clarinet!

Sunday, October 2nd Double-Header:
Two Extraordinary Duos!
6pm: MAX JOHNSON & KIRK KNUFFKE – New Acoustic Bass & Cornet Duo!
7pm: DOROTHEA SCHURCH & TIM HODGKINSON (Still unconfirmed)! Experimental Vocalist & Saw Player from Switzerland Meets Henry Cow Clarinet Wizard! This set is sponsored by Pro Helvetia, Schweizer Kulturstiftung

Sunday, October 9th Double-Header:
6pm: YUKARI – Flutist Extraordinaire Returns!
7pm: LAGHIMA: Gian Luigi Diana: live electronics/laptop & Frederika Krier: violin!

Sunday, October 16th at 6pm:
UK’s finest featuring: ALEX WARD – Clarinet & DOMINIC LASH – Contrabass!
Derek Bailey & Joe Morris Collaborator with Bassist for the Convergence Quartet!

Sunday, October 23rd at 6pm:
LOUIE BELOGENIS / DAN FABRICATORE / FEDERICO UGHI! Amazing New Tenor & Soprano Sax/Contrabass/Drums Trio!

Sunday, October 30th Double-Header – Two Great Duos!
6pm: JEREMY CARLSTADT & BRIAN SETTLES – Great Drums & Tenor Sax Duo!
7pm: PascAli – A Prepared Bass Duo featuring:
SEAN ALI on Double Bass & PASCAL NIGGENKEMPER – Double Bass!

Sunday, November 6th Double-Header (note early start time)
5pm: FABIEN SEVILLA – Solo Acoustic Bass!
6pm: DEVIN GRAY Duo!

Sunday, November 20th: Two CD’s Release Celebration Featuring:
6pm: KEN ALDCROFT – Solo Guitar Compositions & Duo with WILLIAM PARKER!
7pm: KEN ALDCROFT / WILLIAM PARKER / ANDY HAAS TRIO!

Sunday, December 4th at 6pm:
TOM BLANCARTE / LOUISE D. E. JENSEN / DAMON HOLZBORN ! New Contrabass / Saxophone / Electronics Trio!

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All About Jazz Reviews

avant-garde pianist Matthew Shipp
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From All About Jazz:

Kumiko Takara/Massimo Pupillo/Paal Nilssen-Love
Raids On The Unspeakable (Jvtlandt Records)

Boom Box
Jazz (Jazzwerkstatt)

Matthew Shipp
Duos With Mat Maneri & Joe Morris (Hat Hut Records)

Steve Lacy Five
Blinks…Zurich Live 1983 (Hatology)

Harris Eisenstadt
Canada Day II (Songlines Recordings)

Wadada Leo Smith‘s Organic
Heart’s Reflections (Cuneiform Records)

Rudresh Mahanthappa
Samdhi (ACT Music)

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