From the Bay Improviser Calendar:
Friday, July 18
Fri 7/18 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
8PM Aaron Oppenheim (laptop)
8:30PM Rubber (() Cement (noise)
9PM:Ear Spray (electro-acoustic: vocal,electronics,video,percussion).
Fri 7/18 8:30 PM Starry Plough [3101 Shattuck Ave @ Prince Berkeley]
Brian Kenney Fresno, Joey Molinaro (NYC), Amy X Neuburg, and Moe! Staiano
Fri 7/18 9:00 PM LeQuiVive [1525 Webster Oakland]
NEW MUSIC at LeQuiVive presents Goldberg/Brown/Anderson plus the Cadent Trio
Saturday, July 19
Sat 7/19 9:00 PM SOMArts [934 Brannan Street San Francisco, CA 94103]
Now in its fourth year, Night Light utilizes SOMArts’ post-industrial indoor space and grounds, including the garden path, street-side loading bay, theater, Bay Gallery and Main Gallery to display a multitude of applications of light in art. This year the spectacle includes two new curatorial subsections—Signal Flow and Projected Personae— and live performances by:
Jeff Ray’s Taser Island
Mary Franck & Kadet Kuhne
PINE & Elia Vargas
Sunday, July 20
Sun 7/20 2:00 PM Chapel of the Chimes [4499 Piedmont Ave Oakland, CA 94611]
NUVO Chamber Trio is an ensemble that effortlessly bridges the gap between jazz and classical styles, world music and free improvisation, acoustic and electronic sensibilities. The group is comprised of multi-instrumentalist/vocalist, composer/arranger and educator Michael Smolens, touring cellist, composer and educator Sam Bass, and the highly versatile percussionist Brian Rice.
Sun 7/20 2:00 PM The Nunnery [3016 25th. St SF]
Skatch & Violin – T.D. Skatchit and Joey Molinaro – amplified angular violin and foot percussion at the Nunnery
Sun 7/20 4:00 PM The Forte House [1498 24th Avenue San Francisco 94122]
The award-winning Black Cedar at the Forte House of San Francisco
Winners of a 2014 grant from the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music and an affiliate ensemble with SFFCM, Black Cedar brings music from their upcoming debut album to San Francisco audiences in an event complete with cocktails, h’ordeurves, and great live music. “A curious trio explores a path less trod…and brilliantly performed,” writes the Berkeley Times. The San Francisco Examiner says, “They bring a solid academic foundation to their performances…a delightful introduction to early repertoire, presented with historically-informed performances on modern instruments.” The South Bay Guitar Society writes, “They perform beautifully together: perfect synchronization of subtle rhythms and phrases.” Black Cedar is the only chamber ensemble devoted to the unique instrumentation of cello and guitar combined with a variety of flutes – wood flute, alto flute, bass flute, and recorder.
Sun 7/20 6:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Max Jaffe (solo drums)
Excess Recess (Darren Johnston, trumpet; Teddy Rankin-Parker, cello; Daniel Pearce, drums)
Sun 7/20 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Trio Next is a free improvisation group consisting of Charles Sharp on reeds, Jeff Schwartz on bass, and Andrea Centazzo on percussion and electronics.
Moe! Staiano in an improvised duo with pianist Thollem McDonas
Wednesday, July 23
Wed 7/23 7:30 PM Second Act [1727 Haight Street San Francisco, CA 94117]
EARLY SHOW at SecondACT (formerly Red Vic movie house)
Noise, demons, drums, bats, bass, cardboard mainframe with…
Desert Center (CJ Boyd, John Horner)
Rubber O Cement
Wed 7/23 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue, between Shattuck & Oxford, walking distance from downtown Berkeley BART]
8 pm Julia Mazawa, turntable; Tom Djll, electronics 9pm BlipVert: Will Northlich-Redmond – solo electronics http://www.synapsecompound.com
Thursday, July 24
Thu 7/24 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Gojogo is an unusual quartet that combines the Western sounds of classical and jazz with the rhythmic traditions of India. Founded in 2003, they are dedicated to creating innovative music that is accessible and captivating. Gojogo performs original music composed collaboratively by the four performers, each drawing upon a different musical tradition and training. Compositions feature improvisation over structured forms, creating opportunities for spontaneity and a medium to present each unique instrument. The result is a sound that defies the borders of any specific genre.
Thu 7/24 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. SF]
Tales of Topographic Motion
…A meeting of sound and movement…
Joshua Marshall (Tenor Saxophone) & Sophia Colmenarez
Theo Padouvas (Trumpet) & Megan Kurashige
David Slusser (Winds) & Kim Ip
Erika Oba (Flute) & Sophia Klein
Thu 7/24 9:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
California Unification Process: improvisations by combinations of Charles Sharp (reeds), Jeff Schwartz (bass), Jordan Glenn (drums), Motoko Honda (piano), Lisa Mezzacappa (bass), Tim Perkis (electronics), Jennifer Wilsey (percussion), and Francis Wong (saxophones).
Friday, July 25
Fri 7/25 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Aaron Novik is among the most prolific and startlingly original voices to emerge from the Bay Area’s independent/underground music scene in the past decade. With influences ranging from klezmer and Balkan music to chamber minimalism to heavy metal, Tropicalia and indie rock, Novik has developed a cohesive, expansive and extremely personal body of work for a variety of ensembles, working with avant-music heroes like Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi, Fred Frith, William Winant, Cornelius Boots, Ches Smith and many others.
Fri 7/25 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento San Francisco]
sfSound plays the west coast premiere of compositions by John Zorn, Hans Tutschku, and Christopher Burns and works by Terry Riley, and György Ligeti/Ingalls.
Saturday, July 26
Sat 7/26 8:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St San Francisco]
3 nights of music celebrating the music of local composer Aaron Novik for his 40th birthday.