From the Bay Improviser Calendar:
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:
Crystal Pascucci – improvised music for solo cello and electronics
Theresa Wong – cello, voice, and electronics
Shawn Alpay – original songs for solo cello, electronics, and voice
Fri 11/14 7:30 PM Berkeley Art Museum [2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley]
Composer/performer/producer Jeremy Harris, founder of Quest Coast Quarterly, explores the intersection of cyclical minimalist rhythms and extended classical harmonies in a series of partially composed, partially improvised songs and instrumental pieces. You’ll hear Harris singing and playing several instruments, accompanied by visual projections from collaborator Paul Clipson.
Fri 11/14 8:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Dohee Lee – “MAGO” WORLD PREMIERE
November 14 & 15, 8 PM
Saturday, November 15
Sat 11/15 8:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Dohee Lee – “MAGO” WORLD PREMIERE
November 14 & 15, 8 PM M
Sunday, November 16
Sun 11/16 1:00 PM Winters Tavern [Winters Tavern 1522 Francisco Blvd Pacifica, CA]
The Fog Music Concert is coming to Pacifica Sunday November 16th from 1-6 pm. Join us for a day of live electronic music and sounds featuring ten different acts that have been commissioned to present their own interpretation of Fog Music.
Sun 11/16 2:00 PM La Commune Bookstore at the Omni Collective [4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland]
Poet Michael McClure reads his work solo and in collaboration with Ouroboros, a free-improv quartet consisting of Sheldon Brown on clarinet & sax;Clark Coolidge on drums; Andrew Joron on theremin; Joseph Noble on flute & sax. After McClure reads, Ouroboros will provide a set of pure music.
Sun 11/16 8:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
DYNOSOAR + RTD 3
RTD3 AND DYNASOAR COMBINE TRADITIONAL AND INVENTED INSTRUMENTS IN EXTENDED TECHNIQUES AND IMPROVISATIONAL STRUCTURES TO PRODUCE A GESTALT OF TIMBRAL, GESTURAL, AND ARCHITECTURAL SONIC SPACE.
Monday, November 17
Mon 11/17 7:30 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Tuesday, November 18
Tue 11/18 7:30 PM The Emerald Tablet [80 Fresno Street, San Francisco, CA]
Call and Response: Cheryl E. Leonard talks about her Antarctic music and performs a short solo set. Plus a group improvisation by Sheila Bosco, Jesse Burson, Kristina Dutton and Cheryl Leonard.
Tue 11/18 7:50 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
A concert of quadraphonic compositions by Bhob Rainey/Chris Cooper & Karlheinz Stockhausen
Wednesday, November 19
Wed 11/19 7:30 PM Second Act [1727 Haight St. SF]
A collaboration between Peter Conheim of the sampling art collective Negativland and Jon Leidecker of Wobbly.
For tonight’s show, Peter and Jon will be joined by the human drummer Jordan Glenn, whose drumming will be converted to control voltage signals and used to vary and disrupt the Boopers’ output. Who will win?
Multi-disciplinary mixed-media and sound artist, Jorge Bachman, has been exploring the strange, unique and microcosmic sounds of everyday life since the early 80s.
Dereck Donohue’s signature psych-rhythmic strangeness pervades his projects and collaborations including Ozmadawn, Zovernment, and Darvaz.
Fslux focuses on manipulation of both every day sound and simple (lo-fi) instrumentation.
Wed 11/19 9:00 PM Duende [468 19th Street Oakland]
Patrick Cress’ Telepathy
Patrick Cress’ Telepathy is an original jazz quartet that creates unique compositions and highly energized improvised music.
Thursday, November 20
Thu 11/20 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
SF Music Thursdays: Join award-winning soprano Nanette McGuinness and van-Cliburn competitor pianist Dale Tsang (the Jewish Music & Poetry Project) premiere commissioned works by Laura Schwendinger (Kay Ryan Songs), Kurt Erickson and David Garner, plus songs by James Primosch, Elena Ruehr, and Dallapiccola.
Thu 11/20 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. SF]
8pm Adam Adhiyatma – guitar
9pm Odeya Nini – Vougheauxyice (Voice)
Compositions and improvisations for solo voice, investigating extended vocal techniques integrated with movement and field recordings. Vougheauxyice (Voice) explores the arc from silence to noise and from tender texture to the grandeur of melody.
Friday, November 21
Fri 11/21 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
A spectacular bridge into the surreal and time travel. Noise piano pop jazz ensemble Echo Wild plays in collaboration with Geneva Jacuzzi in a Dadaist Thanksgiving Day prayer, to the dead… Come to a night of wonder and watch a live Bauhaus-jive performance, a hot jazz fusion function wildly oscillating into the dark mysticism of Tropicalia Neo Concretist sounds. We’re taking music to make drugs to.
Fri 11/21 7:30 PM Berkeley Art Museum [2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley]
Pauline Oliveros, a leader in the musical avant-garde for five decades, returns to Berkeley to collaborate with like-minded local seekers Thingamajigs Performance Group. Together they will create a new piece of music during a week of workshops and open rehearsals, leading up to the premiere at this landmark L@TE event. Prepare to be transported by masterful improvisation, sonic meditation, and experiments in deep listening.
Fri 11/21 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Two Videos, a Duo with Tom Bickley and The Emergency String (X)tet
Videos by Eric Glick-Rieman and Kevan Jensen, Eric Glick-Rieman and Tom Bickley, and the Emergency String (X)tet with David Michalack, lap steel guitar, Doug Carroll, cello and Bob Marsh cello.
Fri 11/21 9:00 PM LeQuiVive [1525 Webster Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society presents-
Britt Ciampa’s Ape Like Impact
Aram Shelton/Owen Stewart-Robinson/Jordan Glenn Trio