From the Bay Improviser Calendar:
Sunday, November 30
Sun 11/30 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Company-style electroacoustic improv with Håvard Skaset (ac. guitar) and Guro Skumsnes Moe (double bass) from Oslo. Featuring Fred Frith, Tom Djll, Jacob Felix Heule, and John McCowen.
Monday, December 1
Mon 12/01 8:30 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St San Francisco, CA]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music–
◉ Set 1, 8:30pm: Lewis Jordan Trio (introspective chamber jazz)
(Lewis Jordan-sax, poetry, Karl Evangelista: gtr, Nava Dunkelman: perc)
◉ Set 2, 9:30pm: Heikki Koskinen Quartet (new compositions by Bay Area experimentalists)
(Heikki Koskinen: E tpt etc., Adam Lowdermilk: b, Timothy Orr: dms, Rent Romus: winds)
◉ Set 3, 10:30pm: Aaron Bennett’s Electro-Magnetic Trans-Personal Orchestra (large group improvisation)
(Aaron Bennett: sax, leader, comp., Bishu Chatterjee (বিশু চ্যাটার্জি): b, Kristina Dutton: vln, Karl Evangelista: gtr, Jeff Hobbs: vln, Darren Johnston: tpt, Joe Lasqo: MSP/laptop & synth)
Wednesday, December 3
Wed 12/03 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Guerrilla Composers Guild presents Teleformation: the symbiosis of early and new musical styles and ideas. Local composers (Nick Benavides, Danny Clay, Joseph Colombo, Sam Withrow) are collaborating with dynamic Bay Area performers Vijay Chalasani (viola), Crystal Pascucci (cello), and Chris Whitley (violin), to produce a show that intertwines the forms of the vintage masters with the styles of rising local talent.
Wed 12/03 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Sarah Cahill and Adam Tendler Play Luciano Berio
Wed 12/03 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society presents THE SOLO SHOW V.1 (music for Clarinet)
Thursday, December 4
Thu 12/04 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. SF]
8:00 PM DunkelpeK
Nava Dunkelman – percussion, Jakob Pek – guitar, miscellany, piano
9:00 PM Mike Sopko & Hamir Atwal duo
“an amazing document of eclectic improvisation. . . ” – Frank Alkyer
Thu 12/04 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Addleds and Sult are both groups founded by Jacob Felix Heule and Tony Dryer to explore concerns in acoustic noise and brutalist minimalism. This concert will be their first performance as a combined sextet. Featuring Håvard Skaset and Guro Skumsnes Moe from Oslo!
Talk More inhabits the fuzzy regions between improvisation and composition, ambience and noise, accessibility and experimentation, stasis and movement, drone and melody. Aaron Oppenheim plays Laptop-instrument, Shanna Sordahl plays Cello and Electronics, and Andrew Weathers plays Guitar and Electronics. http://talkmoretalkmore.com/
Friday, December 5
Fri 12/05 7:30 PM Berkeley Art Museum [2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley]
Five years ago, Terry Riley played at our very first L@TE event, and we are elated to have him return to close out the series. Pioneer of the minimalist aesthetic, seminal influence on the Velvet Underground and Sonic Youth, devotee of Hindustani classical music as well as jazz, Riley remains one of the most dynamic compositional voices of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. He will joined by his son, guitarist and composer Gyan Riley. Don’t miss your last chance to hear his sublime music reverberate through our vast architecture.
Fri 12/05 8:00 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
The Beth Custer Ensemble
Fri 12/05 8:00 PM Zellerbach Playhouse [UC Berkeley]
Paul Dresher Electro-Acoustic Band and Amy X Neuburg
They Will Have Been So Beautiful: Songs and Images of Now
Fri 12/05 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Set One. Kaiborg – the dynamic duo from so called SoCal of Jeff Kaiser (LA) – trumpet plusplus and David Borgo (San Diego) – saxophones
Set Two. Music for Hard Times – Paul Winstanley – extended electric bass and Tom Nunn – invented instruments.