General Performances

San Francisco Bay Area Scene

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From Bay Improviser:

Thursday, January 26, 6pm
The Rooz Cafe hosts “Light A Fire: Out With The Old?”, two sets of music. At 6pm, prepare your ears for exploratory EAI outness/free improv by Tom Djll (parts of trumpets, tubes, mutes and other noisemakers), Phillip Greenlief (reeds), and Gino Robair (energized surfaces and voltage made audible). Set two begins at 7pm with shoegaze-y standards in a hybridized slow motion/Motian Trio/Motion by Lee Konitz vein with Karl Evangelista (electric guitar), Jordan Glenn (drums), and Cory Wright (reeds). Rooz Cafe, 1918 Park Blvd., Oakland | donations accepted

Thursday, January 26, 8pm
OutSound presents the Luggage Store New Music Series, this week featuring electroacoustic music with field recordings featuring Andrea Williams and Jen Boyd. Artist and composer Andrea Williams will, at 8pm, begin the evening with some of her work, and at 9pm, sound artist Jen Boyd will present some of her soundscapes which explore the textures and timbres of the natural world with some processing. Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market St. (@ 6th St.), San Francisco | $6-10 sliding

Friday, January 27, 8pm
Rova Saxophone Quartet will perform new spatial works that are a continuation of their involvement with acoustic surround sound that was showcased at the Berkeley Art Museum in 2011. What better way to spend an evening in the middle of moving saxophones? Rova is Larry Ochs, Bruce Ackley, Jon Raskin, and Steve Adams. Berkeley Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St., Berkeley | $15 ($10 for HSC members and seniors)

Friday, January 27, 8pm
Studio 1510 hosts Ghosts in the Waters and Ghost in the House. This concert features famed instrument builder, Richard Waters (The Waterphone) and Ghost In The House ~ Tom Nunn (Lukie Tubes, Crustacean, Waterphone), David Michalak (lap steel, cardboard skatchbox), Dean Santomieri (resonator guitars, voice), and John Ingle (soprano and alto saxes). The performance will include Dream #77 (For 2 Waterphones), excerpts from, “The Dream Machine” including Dockside Discovery and The Dream Machine and other new pieces. Studio 1510, 1510 8th St., Oakland | $6-10

Saturday, January 28, 8pm
House Concert – Chez Jacob Lindsay present The Lost Trio, featuring Phillip Greenlief (tenor saxophone), Dan Seamans (bass), and Tom Hassett (drums) performing their unique arrangements of the music of Thelonious Monk. House Concert – Chez Jacob Lindsay, 784 65th St. (between Shattuck and MLK), Oakland | $6-10

Saturday, January 28, 8pm
The Berkeley Arts Festival presents Eric Glick Rieman and the Snail Orchestra (solo Prepared Rhodes electric piano/ensemble performance of structured improvisation using graphic scores), featuring Karl Evangelista (electric guitar), Matthew Goodheart (piano), Jason Hoopes (contrabass), Crystal Pascucci(cello), Christina Stanley (violin), Daniel Steffey (percussion), Mia Bella D’Augelli(violin), and Eric Glick Rieman (multi-instrumentalist, composer). Berkeley Arts Festival, 2133 University Ave., Berkeley | donations accepted

From Mutual Aid:

Sunday, January 29, 3pm
The Berkeley Arts Festival presents the Lewis Jordan Quartet, featuring Lewis Jordan (baritone and alto saxes), Richard Saunders (upright bass), Marshall Trammell (drums), Karl Evangelista (guitar). Berkeley Arts Festival, 2133 University Ave., Berkeley | $10-20 (suggested donation)

From Bay Improviser:

Sunday, January 29, 8pm
OutSound co-presents The Deconstruction Orchestra with Josh Allen (director). Deconstruction Orchestra will fly again! The 20 something piece spontaneously conducted Deconstruction Orchestra directed by tenor saxophonist Josh Allen returns to record live at the Arena Theater on the DVC Campus in sunny Pleasanton. The groups uses Cell Structure Notation inspired by Cecil Taylor, and various spontaneous conducting techniques by Josh Allen. Henry Kaiser and John Finkbiner (guitars), William Winant and Mike Guarino (drums, percussion), Matt Montgomery and Kurt Ribak (double basses), Matt Ingalls, Aaron Bennett, Rory Snyder, Phillip Greenlief, Sam Flores, Larry De La Cruz, Misha Poleshuk, Roberto DeHaven, Rent Romus, Aram Shelton (saxophones), C.J Borosque, George Moore, Rafa Postel (trumpets), Matt Striech (trombone), Ron Heglin (tuba), and possibly more! Diablo Valley College Arena Theater, 321 Golf Course Rd. (connected to the Performing Arts Center near lake), Pleasant Hill | $10 sliding

From Nebraska Mondays:

Nebraska Mondays at Luna’s Cafe, hosted by Ross Hammond, presents Tony Passarell, Randy Stark and Chris Ferreira with Tim Stephenson. Luna’s Cafe, 1414 16th St., Sacramento | $5-20 sliding

From Bay Improviser:

Monday, January 30, 7:30pm
Mills College presents Songlines Series – Spring 2012, with ANTIMATTER / XOPHER DAVIDSON. ANTIMATTER is the work of Xopher Davidson who began his experiments in electronic sound from a basis in painting, film, and installation art, mixed with a long-time interest in electronics. Davidson will play a 20-30 minute set and then talk about his recent work. Mills College, Ensemble Room, 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland | Free

Tuesday, January 31, 8pm
The Berkeley Arts Festival presents Daniel Popsicle (Plonsey’s large-ish band) plays Dan Plonsey‘s Music of El Cerrito, featuring compositions from the New Monsters and Color Music series. Daniel Popsicle is
Dan Plonsey (tenor saxophone, C melody saxophone, clarinet), Masha Albrecht (violin), Herb Diamant (bassoon, flute), Adrian Gormley (bass clarinet, clarinet), Lynn Murdock (keyboard), Suki O’Kane (drums), Chris Silvey (trumpet, flugelhorn), Cory Wright (bass clarinet, clarinet), and Michael Zelner (clarinet). Berkeley Arts Festival, 2133 University Ave., Berkeley | $10 (suggested donation)

Wednesday, February 1, 7:30pm
Tuesdays at Tom’s Place presents Andrea Centazzo (percussion) with Larry Ochs (sax). Tuesdays at Tom’s Place, 3111 Deakin St., Berkeley | Free (donation requested)