General Performances

San Francisco Bay Area Scene

English: Matt Ingalls
Image via Wikipedia

From Bay Improviser:

Thursday, February 2, 8pm
sfSound presents New Music with Electronics, featuring James Tenney’s Ergodos II (For John Cage) (1978) for computer generated tape with instrumental responses, Phil Niblock’s Disseminate (1998) for pre-recorded and live instruments, Mario Davidovsky’s Synchronisms #3 (1965) for cello and tape, Per Bloland’s Quintet (2005) for sax and live electronics, Kyle Bruckmann’s Cell Structure (2009) for oboe, clarinet, and recorded analog electronics, and Matt Ingalls‘ False Awakening (2008) for amplified instruments and electronics. sfSound performers will include Kyle Bruckmann (oboe), Matt Ingalls (clarinet), John Ingle (saxophone), and Monica Scott (cello). Stanford University, CCRMA Stage, The Knoll Building, 660 Lomita Drive, Stanford | Free

Thursday, February 2, 8pm
OutSound presents the Luggage Store New Music Series. This week at 8pm will be a solo set with Travis LaPlante (tenor sax), folowed by a solo set with Trevor Dunn (bass) at 8:30, then a duo set at 9pm with Andrea Centazzo (percussion) and Gino Robair (voltage made audible). Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market St. (at 6th St.), San Francisco | $6-10 sliding

Friday February 3, 7pm
Explorist International presents Free Jazz Friday, with two sets from Texas-based Tenor Saxophonist Mike Forbes. The first set will feature Forbes with Aram Shelton (alto sax) and Jacob Felix Heule (drum set), and the second set will feature Forbes performing with Randylee Sutherland (alto sax) and Mark Miller (drum set). Explorist International, 3174 24th St., San Francisco | Free

Friday February 3, 8pm
Studio 1510 is pleased and proud to welcome a wonderful pioneering reed improviser from Seattle, Paul Hoskin, playing contrabass clarinet and possibly other reeds. He will be playing solo and in duo with Scott R. Looney (prepared piano). Studio 1510, 1510 8th St., Oakland | $6-10 sliding

Friday, February 3, 8:30pm
The Totally Intense Fractal Mindgaze Hut proudly presents a Trevor Dunn Solo Set at 9:15pm,
Travis Laplante Solo Set at 10pm, and a set from Silian Rail at 11pm. The Totally Intense Fractal Mindgaze Hut , 671 24th St., Unit B, Oakland | $10-15

Saturday, February 4, 8pm
1727 Goss Street presents Texas-based Mike Forbes (tenor sax) with Aram Shelton (alto sax) and Jacob Felix Heule (drums set), along with sets by Stillsuit (marissa, vanessa, jamie) and others TBA. 1727 Goss St., Oakland | donations encouraged

Saturday, February 4, 8pm
The Temescal Arts Center presents Frank Moore’s The Uncomfortable Zones of Fun. Frank 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. Temescal Arts Center, 511 48th St., Oakland | Free, donations encouraged

Sunday February 5, 12pm(noon)
The Bay Area’s own Tealchemy erects a temporary tea house in the gallery of the Berkeley Art Museum, dispensing “drinkable art” to accompany the musical experiences. Come toast cups of liquid gold as we celebrate Cha Dao, the Way of Tea. Listen to virtuoso violinist and composer Jennifer Curtis, who studied at both Mills and Juilliard, play solar compositions on her violin. Finally, “psychedelic minimalists” Date Palms (Gregg Kowalsky and Marielle Jakobsons) ease us gently into the afternoon. Berkeley Art Museum, Woo Hon Fai Hall, 2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley | Free to $7

Sunday, February 5, 4pm
Four Seasons Arts presents an afternoon of Contemporary Music, with works by Kit Young, Narong Prangcharoen, Robert Ashley, Annea Lockwood, Alvin Lucier, and Anne Gutherie, performed by Thomas Buckner (baritone), Kit Young (piano), Sun Yin (quqing), Ted Mook (cello), Annea Lockwood (voice, compositions), Chris Nappi (percussion), and Jill Van Nostrand (french horn, slow sweep pure wave oscillators, electronics). Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco | $40, 35, 30

Sunday, February 5, 7pm
Harlem-based saxophonist and multi-media performer Matana Roberts and Oakland-based artist and performer Jacob Wick meet for one set of duo improvisations in the Trapezoid Gallery at the California College of the Arts. An informal discussion follows. Trapezoid Gallery @ California College of the Arts, 8th St. & Hooper St., San Francisco | Free

From Nebraska Mondays:

Monday, February 6, 7pm
Nebraska Mondays at Luna’s Cafe presents Alex Jenkins Trio w/ E2. Nebraska Mondays is a weekly creative music event, hosted by Ross Hammond. Luna’s Cafe, 1414 16th St., Sacramento | donations encouraged

From Bay Improviser:

Monday, February 6, 8pm
The Monday Makeout presents: KNUDSEN-ARKIN-COLEMAN TRIO – Kasey Knudsen (saxophone), Michael Coleman (keyboards), and Jon Arkin (drums), ROVA SAXOPHONE QUARTET – Steve Adams (alto sax), Jon Raskin (baritone sax), Bruce Ackley (soprano sax), and Larry Ochs (tenor sax), and the JORDAN GLENN GROUP – Rent Romus (reeds), Karl Evangelista (guitar), Michael Coleman (keyboards), Jason Hoopes (bass), and Jordan Glenn (drums). Makeout Room, 22nd St. (at Mission), San Francisco | Free

Wednesday, February 8, 7:30pm
Meridian Gallery presents The Universal Flute: A Concert of Contemporary American Music for the Shakuhachi, performed by Ralph Samuelson. This program features compositions for the Shakuhachi, Japanese Bamboo Flute, by American composers including works by Henry Cowell, Elizabeth Brown, Richard Teitelbaum, and Barbara White. Meridian Gallery, 535 Powell St., San Francisco | $10, $5 students/seniors