From the Bay Improviser Calendar:
Friday, October 10
Fri 10/10 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Redshift Ensemble: Quintet featuring Jeff Anderle (clarinet), Jill Heinke (flute), Andi Springer (violin), Rose Bellini (cello), and Kate Campbell (piano)
Aaron Novik’s Cosimo Lissy (Jordan Glenn, drums; Lisa Mezzacappa, bass; Mark Clifford, vibraphone; Kasey Knudsen, alto sax; and Aaron Novik, clarinets) performing new work by Aaron about parallel universe comic book realities, using Spam lyrics and constantly shifting meters.
Fri 10/10 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Set Ø, 8:00pm: Metropolitan Butoh (都風舞踏), veteran Bay Area butoh performers Ronnie Baker, Molly Barrons & Martha Matsuda.
Set 1, 8:20pm: Henry Kuntz & Envision Ensemble. A rare appearance by a daring pioneer of joyously unbounded, infinitely free jazz.
— Henry Kuntz: sax, violins, gamelan, percussion, ringleader
— Brian Godchaux: violin, viola, mandolin
— John Kuntz: ukulele, guitar, mandolin, percussion
— Esten Lindgren: contrabass, pocket trumpet
— Dan Plonsey: saxes
Set 2, 9:15pm: NY-based British vocalist, composer & electronic sound artist Viv Corringham plays Berkeley Arts Festival as part of her NorCal tour, joined by a Transbay multimedia consort of Deep Listening practitioners & neogaku kaiju:
— Viv Corringham: voice, electronics
— Joe Lasqo: laptop, keyboards, objects
— Jennifer Wilsey: percussion
— Wind choir: Nancy Beckman: shakuhachi & Ron Heglin: tuba / trombone
— Video artist: Bill Thibault
Fri 10/10 9:30 PM Duende [468 19th Street Oakland]
Sheldon Brown Ensemble performing Blood of the Air
Saturday, October 11
Sat 10/11 3:00 PM AFTERNOON / Musicians Union Hall [116 9th Street, San Francisco, California 94103]
AFTERNOON / the concert series: David Leikam/zBug featuring Sheila Bosco, Fred Malouf, Timothy Orr, Rent Romus, and others … industrial jazz. M
Sat 10/11 5:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
A/B Duo brings more “bouncy, strange, interesting, and fun” music to the Center for New Music. This time, the flute and percussion duo will premiere new works for contrabass flute and percussion by Andrea La Rose and Ned McGowan.
Sat 10/11 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Brutal Sound Effects Festival #79
Bran..POS—–Kanoko Nishi-Smith —-Raven Chacon (NM)—–Ebony Cubbie Hole (L.A.)——Dominic Cramp—–Beast Nest—–Rust Worship—–Failure Cock—-Bloop-Quack—–Messiahcide
Sat 10/11 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue, between Shattuck & Oxford, walking distance from downtown Berkeley BART]
8 pm NegativWobblyland Jon Leidecker – electronics; Peter Conheim – electronics – 9 pm Evelyn Davis – piano; Fred Frith – guitar; Phillip Greenlief – saxophones
Sat 10/11 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Artist-in-Residence/ Sung Kim w/Key West
Sunday, October 12
Sun 10/12 4:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Jenny Q Chai, piano/keyboard sampler/live electronics
Sun 10/12 5:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Mobius Trio’s program will represent some of the most exciting contemporary Bay Area composers as it unveils the incredible possibilities of what a guitar trio is capable of. This beautiful and wild music is pleasantly difficult to anticipate as it flows from lyrical bluegrass-classical fusion to post-minimalist mayhem on both acoustic AND electric guitars.
Sun 10/12 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
8 pm The Lost Trio – MONKWORK CD release party! Phillip Greenlief – tenor saxophone; Dan Seamans – bass; Tom Hassett – drums – 9 pm Nathan Clevenger Group: Kasey Knudsen – alto saxophone; Cory Wright – tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute; Aaron Novik – bass clarinet, Bb clarinet; Sam Bevan – bass; Jon Arkin – drums; Jordan Glenn – vibraphone, percussion; Nathan Clevenger – guitar, compositions
Sun 10/12 8:00 PM Freight & Salvage [2020 Addison St. Berkeley]
OU, Amy Denio, Trance Mission Trio
Monday, October 13
Mon 10/13 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Jenny Q Chai’s “Piano Steampunk” program explores the relationships between piano and electronics, beginning with the earliest development of music for this pairing. Computers and electronics have interested and influenced composers for as long as they have existed, and have changed many composers’ approach to writing solo piano music, even those who have not worked with electronics, leading them to open new dimensions of the piano’s sound. This program traces the pre-history and development of music for piano and electronics across an international arena, with antennae tuned both to the past and the future.
Mon 10/13 9:00 PM Duende [468 19th Street Oakland]
Eric Vloeimans’ Oliver’s Cinema
Oliver’s Cinema is Eric Vloeimans’ latest project. He’s an improvising Dutch trumpeter and one of the finest, most versatile – and busiest – performers in Europe. Accordeonist Tuur Florizoone from Belgium with charisma and joy in performing. Classically trained German cellist Jörg Brinkmann adds a third magical timbre to this trio.
Tuesday, October 14
Tue 10/14 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford, CA 94305]
As part of their West Coast tour composer and laptop performer Neil Rolnick will play some of his recent solo work and improvisations, as well as a new piece for piano and computer, featuring New York piano Diva Kathleen Supové.
Tue 10/14 7:53 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
sfSoundSalonSeries: Jonathan Zorn presents two compositions for speech and electronics.
Tue 10/14 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series: Glou Glou + Jordan Glenn’s BEAK + SL Morse
Wednesday, October 15
Wed 10/15 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Composer and laptop performer Neil Rolnick will play some of his recent solo work, as well as a new piece for piano and computer, featuring New York piano Diva Kathleen Supové.
Wed 10/15 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue, between Shattuck & Oxford, walking distance from downtown Berkeley BART]
8 pm Moe! Staiano, solo percussion – 9 pm Dapplegray
Nava Dunkelman – percussion; Jeannie Aprille Tang – electronics, plexi-glass; Tara Sreekrishnan – piano
Wed 10/15 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society Presents: A Night w/ Chris Brown and Friends
Thursday, October 16
Thu 10/16 4:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Join us for our monthly ConVerge.
4-8 PM, Grand Lobby: Featuring ADDLEDS, a performance by Christine Bonansea and collaborators, which explores and manifests the tension in space through body and sound material, creating spatial interaction and sonic abstraction in between the different bodies.
7-9 PM, Youth Arts Lounge: Simultaneously, author Dan Taulapapa McMullin will be reading excerpts from his poetry collection, Coconut Milk in our Youth Arts Lounge. The first collection by Samoan writer and painter Dan Taulapapa McMullin, the poems evoke both intimate conversations and provocative monologues that allow him to explore the complexities of being a queer Samoan in the United States.
Thu 10/16 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. SF]
8:10 pm Jakob Pek, poetry, guitar
8:40 pm CJ Borosque poetry, electronics
9:25 pm Elizabeth Costellowith Sheila Bosco
Thu 10/16 8:00 PM Turquoise Yantra Grotto [32 Turquoise Way SF]
On THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16th, The Y2K14 International Live Looping Festival will occur in San Francisco at The Turquoise Yantra Grotto with a special
show, “THE EXPERIMENTAL SIDE of the Y2K14 LIVE LOOPING FESTIVAL” featuring a wonderful collection of ‘new’ musicians from Slovakia, Italy, France and the United States performing.
8:00-David Kollar and Paolo Raineri
9:00-Lucid Brain Integrative Project (Emmanuel Reveneau)
9:30-Shores of Latency (Emmanuel and Laurie)
Thu 10/16 9:00 PM Duende [468 19th Street Oakland]
John Schott’s Actual Trio
Friday, October 17
Fri 10/17 7:30 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94720]
Longtime friends and musical collaborators Andy Cabic (Vetiver) and Devendra Banhart grab a couple of guitars and turn our atrium gallery into an intimate performance space. These two singer-songwriters formed the vanguard of an experimental and folk-influenced aesthetic that emerged in the Bay Area around the turn of the millennium. They will perform both individually and together, in a casual mix of older and newer material from their deep catalogs.
Programmed by Andy Cabic.
Fri 10/17 7:30 PM Second Act [1727 Haight St SF]
Zeek Sheck, Black Spirituals, Space Burn, The Fathers
Join us in the incubator and witness the final regeneration of the legendary ZS as they hatch the live show destined for national tour in support of the FINAL Zeek Sheck album, “JOINUS” a 2xLP available now on Resipiscent Records. Music to make the body feel wild.
Celebrating the release of their debut- LP on Sige Records, set in the intimate resonant confines of Second Act. Zachary James Watkins on sines, Marshall Trammell on skins. Tiny room made big… only tell your bestest.
Serious analog engines, but the upholstry is pure digital. Space Burn are Brian Tester and Steven Santa Maria, well-loved for their work with Triangle, Chen Santa Maria, Love chains, Wave and Particle, and more.
These two were tinkering in the garage out back, typical Dad stuff, trying to fix everything with twine. If you try to help you’re immediately perplexed, drawn into a paralyzing weird dad smell wondering what’s in front of you and why it’s making sound. Members of Coagulator and Headboggle.
Fri 10/17 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Kathleen Supové is one of America’s most acclaimed and versatile contemporary music pianists, known for continually redefining what a pianist/keyboardist/performance artist is, in today’s world. Ms. Supové will offer her DIGITAL DEBUSSY PROJECT, along with electroacoustic piano works in joint appearances with composer Neil Rolnick.
Fri 10/17 8:00 PM Berkeley Hillside Club [2286 Cedar St. Berkeley, CA 94709]
Beth Custer’s Clarinet Thing
Fri 10/17 9:00 PM LeQuiVive [1525 Webster Oakland]
DunkelpeK and Alex Christie, Kristina Dutton, Teddy Rankin-Parker trio