From the Bay Improviser Calendar:
Friday, October 31
Fri 10/31 6:00 PM Presidio Officers’ Club [50 Moraga Ave San Francisco]
Fri 10/31 9:30 PM Duende [468 19th Street Oakland]
Eric Revis Quartet
Eric Revis – bass; Bill McHenry – tenor sax; Darius Jones – alto sax; Ted Poor – drums
Saturday, November 1
Sat 11/01 2:00 PM Asian Art Museum [200 Larkin Street San Francisco]
Del Sol String Quartet
Sat 11/01 4:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Renowned clarinetist Ben Goldberg introduces audiences to his seminal project Orphic Machine, a ten movement song-cycle based on the poetical writings of Allen Grossman.
Sat 11/01 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
IN CELEBRATION OF ROBERT ASHLEY (1930-2014)
A concert honoring the life and work of Robert Ashley, composer, performer, teacher, and Mills faculty (1969-1981). Works include: The Wolfman, in memoriam … CRAZY HORSE (symphony), She Was A Visitor, String Quartet Describing the Motions of Large Real Bodies, others. Pre-concert slide, audio, and video presentations.
Sat 11/01 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
RTD3 and newly formed Know Crystal Nun, two trios, will present an evening of improvised music with traditional and experimental instruments finding common ground. RTD3 is Ron Heglin, voice/trombone, Doug Carroll, cello, and Tom Nunn, experimental instruments. Know Crystal Nun is Gary Knowlton, experimental instruments, Crystal, homebuilt analog modular synth, and Tom Nunn.
Sat 11/01 8:00 PM The Foundry Nights Gallery [835 Carleton Street Berkeley]
Moe! Staiano appears again at the Foundry Gallery, this time bringing his solo percussion show. Also on the Foundry’s evening of music are: Zeek Sheck, Styrofoam Sanchez, Los Angeles band Harassor and the Bob Ross Band.
Sunday, November 2
Sun 11/02 5:00 PM VAMP music • art • consignment [331 19th Street Oakland]
Caracol Carnívoro (Free Jazz from L.A/Mexico)
Sun 11/02 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Sacramento’s modern chamber ensemble Citywater is excited to be making their C4NM debut! Currently Ensemble-in-Residence at CSU-Sacramento, Citywater has been hailed as “a top-flight interpreter of contemporary classical music” (Sacramento Bee) and is in their 7th year of performance. This concert will feature a series of world premieres for sextet, including works by Garrett Shatzer and Nick Deyoe.
Monday, November 3
Mon 11/03 7:30 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Shudder: Phillip Greenlief, Kyle Bruckman, Lance Grabmiller
Mills College Ensemble Room
Mon 11/03 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music:
Set #1: Tonal Masher (Aram Shelton, electroacoustic improvisation)
Set #2: Swimming in Bengal (Jed Brewer/Tony Passarell/Dave Mihaly, pan-ethnic jazz from Sacramento)
Set #3: Ben Goldberg’s Brainchild (Cast of Thousands, improvised big band music)
Tuesday, November 4
Tue 11/04 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Creative flutist Nicole Mitchell will lead a collaborative evening with the Chocolate Heads Ensemble, as part of a week-long residency at Stanford University. A short conversation with contemporary dancer and Stanford faculty member Aleta Hayes will be followed by a solo set with Mitchell. The performance concludes with Mitchell leading the Chocolate Heads in a full ensemble performance.
Wednesday, November 5
Wed 11/05 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
BATTLE TRANCE SAX QUARTET (NYC) + Mark Clifford’S DIRTY SNACKS ENSEMBLE
Extreme New York tenor saxophone quartet Battle Trance, led by virtuoso sax experimentalist Travis LaPlante and including longtime Bay Area resident Matt Nelson, makes its Bay Area debut with a complete performance of its acclaimed new recording, Palace of Wind, out on New Amsterdam Records. Battle Trance explores densely layered sound worlds with extended techniques and circular breathing, creating “a floating tapestry of fascinating textures made up of tiny musical motifs, and a music that throbs with tension between stillness and agitation, density and light” (The New York Times). The Dirty Snacks Ensemble, led by Oakland composer and vibraphonist Mark Clifford, opens the evening, with lush pop-inflected chamber music that combines thoughtfully-constructed long form compositions with far-ranging improvisational possibility, informed by influences ranging from Kool Keith to Bela Bartok.
Wed 11/05 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society Presents: Evangelista | Hui | Obando | Pumpelly
Thursday, November 6
Thu 11/06 5:30 PM Richmond Art Center [2540 Barrett Avenue Richmond,CA]
Del Sol String Quartet
Musical Reflections on Diebenkorn
Thu 11/06 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. SF]
8pm Tania Chen, Tom Djll, Gino Robair
9pm Caracol Carnívoro (From LA: Martín Escalante – sax and Oliver Steinberg – bass)
Thu 11/06 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
All India Permit + The Sound Quartet