Upcoming San Francisco Area Shows

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Tim Hodgkinson

From the Bay Improviser Calendar:

Friday, November 7

Fri 11/07 7:00 PM Mills College Art Museum [5000 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland]
Hanes/Adams with Shinichi Iova-Koga
Steve Adams – laptop computer
John Hanes – laptop computer
Shinichi Iova-Koga – movement

Fri 11/07 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Katya Nikonorova extends her “2nd biennale” project with a performance of improvised psychedelic piano at the Center for New Music in San Francisco. The concert is inspired by the work of Stanislav Grof, currently honored as the subject of the CIIS conference “Expanding and Re-enchanting the Psyche: The Pioneering Thought of Stanislav Grof.” Katya Nikonorova is a 2014 CEC ArtsLink Fellow in residency from her native Kazakhstan.

Fri 11/07 7:30 PM Berkeley Art Museum [2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley]
Dalalæða: Music for Cellos & Electronics

Fri 11/07 8:00 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2087 Addison Street Berkeley]
Lisa Mezzacappa’s Bait & Switch premieres avantNOIR, new music for jazz quartet inspired by the crime fiction of Dashiell Hammett and Paul Auster
Aaron Bennett, tenor saxophone
John Finkbeiner, electric guitar
Lisa Mezzacappa, acoustic bass
Jordan Glenn, drums
with special guests! William Winant, percussion + Tim Perkis, electronics

Fri 11/07 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Tim Hodgkinson, clarinets, guitar; Ken Ueno, vocals; Matthew Goodheart, piano & metal percussion;

Fri 11/07 8:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
Cultural Odyssey & OUTSOUND Presents a special concert by the Pyramids as part of their LAST BAND STANDING 2014-15 TOUR!!
Idris Ackamoor – saxes and percussion
Kenneth Nash – drums, voice, & percussion
Heshima Mark Williams – bass
Sandy Poindexter – violin

Saturday, November 8

Sat 11/08 3:00 PM Maybeck Recital Hall [1537 Euclid Ave., Berkeley, CA]
Ben Goldberg/Myra Melford Duo

Sat 11/08 7:51 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Nate Wooley and Carol Robinson premiere new works by Eliane Radigue and Denis Doufour
As part of a nationwide tour that offers a rare opportunity to hear new French works played by the cutting edge performers they were made for, clarinetist Carol Robinson and trumpeter Nate Wooley will give American and world premiere performances of new works by iconoclastic French composers Eliane Radigue and Denis Dufour.

Sat 11/08 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
TIM HODGKINSON AND DANS LES ARBRES – English clarinetist, composer, and improviser Tim Hodgkinson and Dan les arbres, an improvising quartet of Xavier Charles, Ivar Grydeland, Christian Wallumrød, Ingar Zach, share a program of improvised and composed music.

Sat 11/08 8:00 PM Homeish [605 Lancaster St. Oakland, CA]
Battle Trance
Travis Laplante, Jeremy Viner, Matthew Nelson, Patrick Breiner
Nava Dunkelman and Jordan Glenn- percussion duo

Sat 11/08 9:00 PM Duende [468 19th Street Oakland]
Dependent Origination – Audacious Love Tour
Alex Cline – percussion
Peter Kuhn – clarinets, saxophone
Dave Sewelson – baritone and sopranino sax
Scott Walton – bass
Dan Clucas – flute, cornet, misc

Sat 11/08 9:00 PM L.C.M. [1629 8th St. Oakland, CA]
Marcia Bassett of Double Leopards/Hototogisu will be performing her solo guitar work as Zaimph for her only West Coast appearance this year. Jessica Rylan of Can’t will be performing as well – her second performance of the year.

Sunday, November 9

Sun 11/09 7:30 PM SIMM Series [Outsound Presents @ Musicians Union Hall 116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Custer-Dimuzio-Lasqo
Beth Custer – clarinet, vocals / Thomas Dimuzio – synthesizer sifu / Joe Lasqo – neogaku laptop, piano
8:30pm Noertker’s Moxie
Annelise Zamula – alto sax, flute / Joshua Marshall – tenor sax / Bill Noertker – bass / Dax Compise – drums

Sun 11/09 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
New York City based contemporary music quartet loadbang will perform a program titled ‘LUNGPOWERED’ at The Center for New Music that will feature music for the ensemble by composers including Charles Wuorinen, Evan Johnson, Alex MIncek, David Lang and others. Loadbang has been called ‘cultivated’ by The New Yorker, ‘inventive’ by the New York Times, ‘exhilarating’ by the Baltimore Sun and ‘a formidable new music force’ by TimeOutNY.

Sun 11/09 9:00 PM Duende [468 19th Street Oakland]
Endangered Species (Emily Asher, rob reich, Tom Abbott)

Monday, November 10

Mon 11/10 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Experimental Music from Mills College

Tuesday, November 11

Tue 11/11 7:54 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Visiting from the UK, clarinetist and lap steel guitarist Tim Hodgkinson performs solo and in a duo with local pianist Chris Brown.

Wednesday, November 12

Wed 11/12 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Friendly Galaxies – An Evening of Celebrating Sun Ra at 100
— Set 1: Reconnaissance Fly (Amanda Chaudhary: keyboard/electronics; Rich Lesnik: reeds; Polly Moller: voice, flutes, guitar; Larry the O: drums, and Tim Walters: bass/electronics) perform a mixture of Sun Ra tunes & originals
— Set 2: Techno-griots Electropoetic Coffee (poet NSAA + guitarist Ross Hammond) continue and extend Sun Ra’s tradition of Afro-Futurist poetry+music madness
— Set 3: UBU RA BIG BAND, assembled from the luminous gas remnants of the Beanbenders supernova & other far corners of the universe, travels through the sonic space of Sun Ra’s repertoire, w video by Warren Stringer. Line-up: Steve Adams, Aaron Bennett, Myles Boisen, Phillip Greenlief, John Hanes, Joe Lasqo, Lisa Mezzacappa, Dan Plonsey, Jon Raskin, David Slusser. Space songtresses: Barbara Golden & Kattt Atchley. Astro-Terspichorean dancers: Evangel King & Nan Busse. VIdeo artist: Warren Stringer.

Wed 11/12 7:30 PM Tom’s Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Tania Chen (piano) works by Lawrence Crane, Chris Newman and Tania Chen
Andrew Raffo Dewar (reeds) with Tom Djll (tpt), Tom Nunn (perc) and Tim Perkis (elec)

Wed 11/12 8:00 PM Life Changing Ministries [Between Peralta and Campbell on 8th st, Oakland]
::vtol:: from Moscow makes robotic/multichannel/electroacoustic instruments from circuit bent toys to computer controlled stringed things, to personal multichannel diffussion umbrellas(!). He is supported by Bryan Day and Sung Kim, others to be announced.

Thursday, November 13

Thu 11/13 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford, CA 94305]
Composer, performer, and installation artist James Fei will present a solo show of The Nerve Meter and Sine of Merit III at CCRMA. Both of these fantastic pieces are based on the interaction of acoustic phenomena with live electronics. Fei is currently Associate Professor of Electronic Art at Mills College and is an extremely active member of the Bay Area music scene.

Thu 11/13 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Mad Queenes: Women on the Verge explores the maddening highs and lows of women in the throes of passion through the music of Schoenberg, Messiaen and Ned Rorem. Firesong is a Bay-Area based ensemble dedicated to innovative programming of the 20th-century vocal chamber repertoire and to the commissioning of the next generation of vocal chamber works.

Thu 11/13 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. SF]
8:00pm The Ruminations
Christina Stanley – violin, Mark Pino – percussion, Jakob Pek – guitar, Rent Romus – saxophones/toys/etc, Gabby Fluke-Mogul – violin
9:00pm Eat the Sun
“The Djerassi Sessions” album release performance
Jason Hoopes, Gretchen Jude, Noah Phillips

Friday, November 14

Fri 11/14 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Switchboard Presents
SOLO CELLO + ELECTRONICS featuring three different treatments of the same instrumentation:
Teddy Rankin-Parker: world premiere by Aaron Gervais for cello and electronics
Crystal Pascucci – original improvised music for solo cello and electronics
Shawn Alpay – songs for solo cello, electronics, and voice

Just Outside Reviews

From Just Outside:

Ist – London Conway Hall (Confront)
The Striggles et. al. – Schiizo-Box (Rock Is Hell)
Lawrence English/Werner Dafeldecker – Shadow of the Monolith (Holotype Editions)
Danae Stefanou – [herewith] (Holotype Editions)
Michael Pisaro – Continuum Unbound (Gravity Wave)
Gil Sansón – Ese maldito yo/El ocaso del pensamiento (Lengua de Lava)

Jazz Listings From The New York Times

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Pheeroan akLaff 

From NYTimes.com:

Jonathan Finlayson Quintet (Saturday) The trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson has spent nearly the last 15 years — his entire adult life, to use another metric — as a front line partner to the saxophonist and composer Steve Coleman, who justly received a MacArthur Fellowship this year. In his own music, Mr. Finlayson brings a bladelike attack to complex materials; his current band includes the saxophonist Brian Settles and the pianist Matt Mitchell. At 8 and 10 p.m., the Jazz Gallery, 1160 Broadway, fifth floor, at West 27th Street, 646-494-3625, jazzgallery.org; $22, $12 for members. (Chinen)

Oliver Lake ‘Alto Madness’ (Friday) Oliver Lake, a multireedist with acres of experience in the self-sustaining avant-garde, performs a concert under the auspices of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians — an organization after which he patterned the Black Artists Group in the 1960s. His group Alto Madness features him and three others on alto saxophone: Darius Jones, Bruce Williams and Anthony Ware. (Pheeroan akLaff is on drums.) At 8 p.m., Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th Street, Manhattan, 800-838-3006, aacm-newyork.com; $30, $15 for students. (Chinen)

Mostly Other People Do the Killing (Sunday) This impudent but wickedly proficient free-bop quartet — led by the bassist Moppa Elliott, with Jon Irabagon on saxophones, Ron Stabinsky on piano and Kevin Shea on drums — has never lacked for a concept. “Blue,” its much talked about new album, is an attempt at a note-for-note re-creation of Miles Davis’s “Kind of Blue.” You should know better than to expect a re-creation of the re-creation here. At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, 212-989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $10 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Classical Music Listings From the New York Times

From NYTimes.com:

‘The Fool’ (Tuesday through Thursday) Two artists in residence at Issue Project Room, the artist and musician Raúl De Nieves and the composer and performer Colin Self, present a new allegorical multimedia opera, featuring four soloists (Mr. De Nieves and Mr. Self among them), a small chorus and string ensemble. At 8 p.m., 22 Boerum Place, at Livingston Street, Downtown Brooklyn, 718-330-0313, issueprojectroom.org; $5, free for members. (Woolfe)

Composer Portraits: Bernard Rands (Thursday) The next to be highlighted in this Miller Theater series is Bernard Rands, a student of Luigi Nono, Luciano Berio and others. With the brilliant young countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, the International Contemporary Ensemble and the conductor Christian Knapp give the New York premiere of “Folk Songs” (2014). Also on the program are “Memo 6” (1998), “Concertino” (1996), and “déjà” (1972). At 8 p.m., Miller Theater, Broadway at 116th Street, Morningside Heights, 212-854-7799, millertheatre.com; $25 to $35. (David Allen)

Nam Joong Kim (Tuesday) This young South Korean violist, presented by the New York Concert Artists and Associates, offers a program with Sean Hickey’s “Longitude”; George Rochberg’s Sonata; the premiere of a work by Sung-Min Ahn; and music by Bruch and York Bowen. At 8 p.m., Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, 212-247-7800, carnegiehall.org; $50. (Vivien Schweitzer)