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]
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]
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]
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