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From FaceBook:

Thursday, March 1, 8pm
TRiP presents Spincycle, featuring Base 4 – Derek Bomback (guitar), Alan Cook (drums, percussion), and Bruce Friedman (trumpet). TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica | Free

From Sundays Live:

Thursday, March 1, 8pm
CSULB Faculty Artist Series presents the Ironworks Percussion Duo, featuring Dave Gerhart and Axel Clarke. Cal State University Long Beach, Daniel Recital Hall, University Music Center, Long Beach | $10 / $7 students and seniors

From FaceBook:

Thursday, March 1, 8:30pm
ATX, Gregory Lenczycki, and Jorge Martin present JAAP BLONK, an evening of improvisations with Ted Byrnes, Anna Homler, Jorge Martin, Vetza, and Brian Walsh. Atwater Crossing (ATX), 3269 Casitas Ave., Atwater, Los Angeles | $10

From FaceBook:

Friday, March 2, 7:30pm
Sacred Grounds Coffee presents an evening with Base 4, featuring Derek Bomback (guitar), Alan Cook (drums, percussion), and Bruce Friedman (trumpet). Sacred Grounds Coffee, 468 W 6th St., San Pedro | Free

From Sundays Live:

Friday, March 2, 8pm
The Toronto-based NEXUS percussion quartet will perform a concert at California Lutheran University‘s Samuelson Chapel. Nexus features percussionists Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Russell Hartenberger, and Garry Kvistad. California Lutheran University, Samuelson Chapel, 60 West Olsen Rd., Thousand Oaks | Free

Friday, March 2, 8pm
California State University Fullerton presents an evening with the resident New Music Ensemble, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Pauline Oliveros (guest composer in residence), and Steve Lehman (saxophonist, composer). Friday’s program will include: Steve Lehman – For McCoy Tyner, Tristan Murail, Anthony Braxton, and Alexander Scriabin; Steve Lehman – Manifold; Pauline Oliveros – Breaking Boundaries; Pauline Oliveros – 13 Changes; Pauline Oliveros – Inner/Outer Sound Matrix George Crumb, Movements from 11 Echoes of Autumn; and Pamela Madsen – Prophecy of Place with video by Quintan Ana Wikswo. California State University Fullerton, Meng Concert Hall, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton | $15

Saturday, March 3, 3pm
The Occidental Faculty Artist Recital series presents: Piano Journey in Japan – Import, Synthesis, and Export, from the first piano piece in Japan to Game Music, featuring Junko Ueno Garrett (piano). The program will include selections by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Nobuo Uematsu, Takashi Yoshimatsu, Toru Takemitsu, Akira Miyoshi, Yoshinao Nakada, Rentaro Taki, and Kosaku Yamada. Occidental College, Bird Studio, 1600 Campus Rd., Los Angeles | Free

Saturday, March 3, 8pm
California State University Fullerton presents an evening with the resident New Music Ensemble, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Pauline Oliveros (guest composer in residence), and Steve Lehman (saxophonist, composer). Saturday’s program includes: Nathan Davis – Fullerton Bells; Elliott Carterb – Esprit Rude/Esprit Doux; Steve Lehman – Lenwood and Other Saints who Roam the Earth; George Lewis – Artificial Life; Cory Smythe – pluripotent; Pauline Oliveros – Double X; and Steve Lehman – Demian. California State University Fullerton, Meng Concert Hall, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton | $15

From SouthWest Chamber Music:

Saturday, March 3, 8pm
Southwest Chamber Music continues its celebration of John Cage’s 100th birthday, with a concert of two of his many works: One-6 and One-10. Both of these works, by John Cage, will feature audio-kinetic sound sculptures by Mineko Grimmer. Japanese American National Museum, 369 East First St, downtown Los Angeles | $38 / $28 seniors / $10 student w/ID

Sunday, March 4, 5pm
Southwest Chamber Music continues its celebration of John Cage’s 100th birthday, with a concert of two of his many works: One-6 and One-10. Both of these works, by John Cage, will feature audio-kinetic sound sculptures by Mineko Grimmer. Japanese American National Museum, 369 East First St, downtown Los Angeles | $38 / $28 seniors / $10 student w/ID

From FaceBook:

Sunday, March 4, 5pm
Balconi Coffee Company + Cafemode present: SONG X, a group art show curated by Kio Griffith. SONG X is a group show of artists’ interpretations of a piece of music that sticks in one’s mind so that one seems to hear it, even when it is not being played. This condition is also known as musical imagery repetition and involuntary musical imagery. Reinterpretated as single cut EPs artists were asked to create their custom 7 x 7 inch artworks based on their song choice. Opening reception features a special performance by Shin Kawasaki who will attempt to sing and play the tune choices! BALCONI COFFEE COMPANY, 11301 Olympic Blvd, #124 West Los Angeles | Free

From Open Gate Theatre:

Sunday, March 4, 7pm
Open Gate Theatre presents their Sunday Evening Concert Fifteenth Year Celebration. Come March it will be fifteen years since Open Gate Theatre began hosting monthly concerts of unusual and uncompromising creative music, most of it in some way improvisational in nature. At the time of this writing, among those scheduled to participate along with Alex Cline and Wil Salmon are Vinny Golia, William Roper, Brad Dutz, Emily Hay, Tom McNalley, Steuart Liebig, Jie Ma, Charles Sharp, Tim Perkis, Andrew Pask, Jeff Schwartz, Joseph Berardi, G.E. Stinson, Kaoru, Wayne Peet, Bruce Friedman, Dave Tranchina, Robert Leng, Scott Heustis, Anthony Shadduck, Alan Cook, Carey Fosse, Jim McAuley, Rich West, and, in what is likely to be a gargantuan “Call and Response” section, poet Dorothea Grossman. More are sure to join the serious fun. As if this weren’t enough, free food and beverages will be available for everyone’s consumption. Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock, Los Angeles | $10 / students, seniors, and series performers half price

From Angel City Arts:

Monday, March 5, 9pm
Angel City Arts and the Blue Whale brings the world premiere of “Orphic Machine,” primarily commissioned by Chamber Music America, clarinetist and composer Ben Goldberg leads an amazing ensemble in a song-cycle based on the poetical writings of Allen Grossman. Internationally renowned musicians help Ben bring this extraordinary project to life, including vocalist and violinist Carla Kihlstedt (of Tin Hat), guitarist Jeff Parker (of Tortoise), saxophonist Rob Sudduth, percussionist Ches Smith (of Secret Chiefs 3), pianist Myra Melford, trumpeter Ron Miles, percussionist Kenny Wollesen, and bassist Greg Cohen (of Masada). Blue Whale, Weller Court, 123 Astronaut E.S. Onizuka St. #301, downtown Los Angeles | $10

From SASSAS:

Tuesday, March 6, 9pm
SASSAS and ATX present AD HOC #5, an evening of new works for brass and electronics. Valve trombonist Christian Pincock of Albuquerque, New Mexico interfaces his instrument to a laptop and transforms all sonic expectations while the pairing of live computer music legend Tim Perkis, teaching at CalArts for the semester, and LA local and trumpet innovator Dan Clucas explores the inner workings of totally free improvisation. Atwater Crossing (ATX), 3245 Casitas Ave., Atwater, Los Angeles | $7 advance; $5 for SASSAS members. $10 at the door.

From blue whale:

Wednesday, March 7, 9pm
The Blue Whale presents the trio of Emily Hay (flute, voice), Motoko Honda (keyboards), and Brad Dutz (percussion) in concert. Blue Whale, Weller Court, 123 Astronaut E.S. Onizuka St. #301, downtown Los Angeles | $10

From Santa Barbara New Music Series:

Thursday, March 8, 8pm
The Santa Barbara New Music Series presents a double bill featuring Dick Wood and the Bonnie Barnett Group. Dick Wood (sax, flute, whistle, boom box) will perform with Dan Clucas (trumpet, flute, octokoto), Hal Onserud (bass), Mark Trayle (live electronics), Marty Mansour (drums/percussion), Dan Ostermann (trombone), and Chuck Manning (tenor sax). Bonnie Barnett (voice) performs with Dick Wood (reeds), Hal Onserud (bass), and Garth Powell (percussion). Muddy Waters Cafe, 508 E. Haley St., Santa Barbara | $8