From the Bay Improviser Calendar:
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
Saturday, November 22
Sat 11/22 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Pianist Anne Rainwater presents an evening of vocal and piano music by three friends including Ian Power’s hauntingly beautiful Ave Maria, based on a Scelsi theme, and Jude Traxler’s setting of Theodore Roethke’s poem The Waking. Also on the program is a world premiere by Danny Clay, a setting of the poetry by local writer Roy Doughty.
Sunday, November 23
Sun 11/23 2:00 PM The Nunnery [3016 25th. St SF]
The Jon Raskin Variety Show plus T.D. meets T.D. with Tom Djll. Jon Raskin performs on saxophone, various small synths, concertina and jaw harps. Tom Djlls hackMIDI meets the skatchbox.
Sun 11/23 3:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Trumpeter/composer Erik Jekabson brings his chamberjazz group to play music from his recording “AntiMass”, which was inspired by artwork from the DeYoung Museum. The “Stringtet” consists of Trumpet, saxophone, violin, viola, bass and drums doubling on vibraphone.
Sun 11/23 7:30 PM SIMM Series [Outsound Presents @ Musicians Union Hall 116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 PM Emily Hay/Motoko Honda/Biggi Vinkeloe
flutes, voice, piano
8:30 PM Time is Now Not Money performs “Origins and Originals”
Bishu Chatterjee – bass, Lorin Benedict – voice, Aaron Bennett – saxophone, Scott R. Looney – piano, Surya Prakash – drums/percussion
Sun 11/23 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
Meridian Music: Composers in Performance Series presents internationally acclaimed composer, educator, and electronic music pioneer Pauline Oliveros.
Monday, November 24
Mon 11/24 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
In The Incendiary Cycle, vigorous horn lines contend with a profusion of guitar, electronics and percussion. The instrumental dynamic evokes the natural and industrial processes that cyclically renew the California landscape.