Bang on a Can Features Louis Andriessen at Zankel

Bang on a Can All-Stars
Cover of Bang on a Can All-Stars


Carnegie Hall is celebrating its 120th anniversary this year and many artists appearing there are heralding the 200th birthday of Franz Liszt. For the classical-music world, almost any coming or going prompts a party; in this, the New York composers’ collective Bang on a Can is no exception. Still, when David Lang, a founder of Bang on a Can along with Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe, introduced the first event of the organization’s 25th season from the Zankel Hall stage on Saturday night, his announcement was hardly boilerplate.

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Umbrella Music Through November 30

From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Nov 09
Jeff Kimmel Quartet
The Hideout

Nov 13
Jeff Parker Trio
Hungry Brain

Nov 16
SET I: Mars Williams/Mike Reed Duo
SET II: Reed/Bishop/Schneider
The Hideout

Nov 17
Travis LaPlante

Nov 30
Jeb Bishop Trio
The Hideout

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All About Jazz Reviews

Fred Lonberg-Holm in 2002
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From All About Jazz:

Albert Ayler
Albert Ayler: Knocking On The Door of Astral Jazz

Motland / Lonberg-Holm / Solberg / Gjerstad
VCDC (Hispid)

Dom Minasi
Looking Out, Looking In (re:konstruKt)

Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood
In Case The World Changes Its Mind (Indirecto Records)

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San Francisco Bay Area Scene

Carla Kihlstedt performing with Sleepytime Gor...
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From Nebraska Mondays

Monday, November 7, 7pm
Luna’s Cafe, 1414 16th St., Sacramento
Nebraska Mondays 2-Year Anniversary Show
* Alex Jenkins Sound Immersion
* Tom Monson Trio (with Vinny Golia and Ross Hammond)
* Terrence McManus (NYC, solo guitar)

From Bay Improviser

Monday, November 7, 8pm
Makeout Room, 22 St. (at Mission), SF
The Monday Makeout presents:
* Vijay Anderson’s Touch and Go Sextet (Anderson-Mezzacappa-Bennett-Wright-Goldberg-Johnston)
* Moe Staiano (solo)
* Karl Evangelista’s Dino Piranha (Greenlief-Stuart-Glenn-Evangelista-Phillips)
* Rei Scampavia (keyboards)

Tuesday, November 8, 7:30pm
Tuesdays at Tom’s Place, 3111 Deakin St., Berkeley
two solo guitar sets, with:
* Terrence McManus (guitar, composer, sound artist)(NYC)
* Han-earl Park (guitar, electronics)(LA)

Tuesday, November 8, 9pm
The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
Active Music Series presents:
* James Fei Alto Quartet (James Fei, Randy McKean, Aram Shelton, and Jacob Zimmerman)
* Cory Wright Quintet (Rob Ewing, Evan Francis, Jordan Glenn, Lisa Mezzacappa, Cory Wright)

Wednesday, November 9, 7:30pm
Meridian Gallery, 535 Powell St., San Francisco
Meridian Music: Composers in Performance presents a solo performance by Cornelius Boots. Cornelius’ performance at Meridian will consist entirely of the long-form, chance operation format called The Hermetic Bamboo Flute Method. This is an experimental, improvised music ritual focused on spontaneous, elemental sound explorations on 10 big bamboo flutes. The turn of Hermetic Tarot cards determines the flute and the style of each selection. The performer connects to the moment and the Invisible; the listener experiences the arising and passing away of various sounds. The performance will include special guest space-holder Felicia I. Chavez: PhD candidate in Mythological Studies, dream detective, sustainable business consultant and long-time meditation practitioner.

Wednesday-Thursday, November 9-10, 7:30pm
Maybeck Studio, Berkeley (directions/reservations, email: theresa.wong8 (at)
Theresa Wong’s THE UNLEARNING, CD Release Concert & Celebration with HELLO DUST
* THE UNLEARNING: Theresa Wong (cello, voice), Carla Kihlstedt (violin, voice).
* HELLO DUST: Carla Kihlstedt (voice, violin, pump organ) & Matthias Bossi (drums, percussion, keyboards, voice, bass harmonica)
Theresa’s debut release on Tzadik records, The Unlearning is a collection of songs inspired by the Disasters of War etchings by Francisco Goya, recorded and performed in duo with the extraordinary Carla Kihlstedt.

Thursday, November 10, 8pm
Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market St. (@ 6th St.), San Francisco
OutSound presents Luggage Store New Music Series
Four Channels of Music by:
* 8pm – Tim Walters (electronics)
* 8:45 – Amar Chaudhary (electronics)
* 9:30 – Robert Hamilton (electronics)

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