San Francisco Scene: February 7-13, 2015

From the Bay Improviser Calendar:

Saturday, February 7

Sat 2/07 3:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
New Frequencies Fest
DOUBLE BILL: ROGER KIM’S ELLIOTT SMITH HOUR / Karl Evangelista’S GREX

Sat 2/07 4:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
New Frequencies Fest
JENNY SCHEINMAN
Solo Fiddle for Growing Boys and Girls

Sat 2/07 5:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
New Frequencies Fest:
Lisa Mezzacappa’S BAIT & SWITCH: avantNOIR
Aaron Bennett, tenor sax
John Finkbeiner, guitar
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass
Jordan Glenn, drums
with special guests William Winant, percussion and Tim Perkis, electronics

Sat 2/07 6:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Serge Modular 40 Year Reunion Concert
Performances by Kevin Braheny Fortune, Paul M. Young, Jill Fraser with Anne Graham, Stephen Golovin, Sergei Tcherepnin, Todd Barton, Doug Lynner, Slope 114, Jorge Bachmann, LX Rudis, Citizen Kylee.

Sat 2/07 8:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
New Frequencies Fest
ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO

Sat 2/07 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Morton Subotnick, one of the pioneers in the development of electronic music and multi-media performance and an innovator in works involving instruments and other media, including interactive computer music systems, returns to Mills College for a week-long visit as Jean Macduff Vaux Composer-in-Residence and a concert performance of his music.

Sat 2/07 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
“All Caps No Space” is the concert version of a multimedia work-in-progress. This performance will showcase the culmination of a two-week collaboration and residency at The MilkBar among the talented and unique Addleds musicians Kyle Bruckmann, oboe/English horn; Tony Dryer, double bass; and Jacob Felix Heule, percussion and composer Linda Bouchard.

Sat 2/07 8:00 PM Emerald Tablet [80 Fresno St, San Francisco, CA, 94133]
Oa CD release concert at Emerald tablet
Oa = Matt Davignon & Hugh Behm-Steinberg (pre-recorded voices and electronics)

Sat 2/07 10:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
New Frequencies Fest
Myra Melford, JOËLLE LÉANDRE & NICOLE MITCHELL TRIO

Sat 2/07 11:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Ben Goldberg’s ORPHIC MACHINE
with Nels Cline, Carla Kihlstedt, Greg Cohen, Ches Smith, Ron Miles, and Myra Melford

Sunday, February 8

Sun 2/08 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [Outsound Presents @ Musicians Union Hall 116 Ninth St @ Mission SF 94103]
7:30 9 Fingers
Andrew Jamieson/David Douglas
8:30 8:30 Brett Carson/Mia Bella D’Augelli

Sun 2/08 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Guitarist Seth Josel presents a program of music by Berlin-based composers celebrating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Sun 2/08 8:00 PM VAMP music • art • consignment [331 19th Street Oakland]
New Music at VAMP presents HAY FEVER plus JOHN McCOWEN(solo) plus CARTOON JUSTICE-DIAMORPH ENTROPIC ARCHITECTURE UNIT

Sun 2/08 8:00 PM TAC: Temescal Art Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Shapeshifters Cinema: Cheryl E. Leonard with Rebecca Haseltine and Oona Stern.
Expanded cinema works inspired by hydrology and Yosemite’s frozen lakes performed live by Cheryl Leonard (music) and Rebecca Haseltine (video). Plus two pieces about climate change and the polar oceans created by Oona Stern and Cheryl Leonard.

Monday, February 9

Mon 2/09 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford, CA 94305]
Electroacoustic musicians and sound sculptors Adam Tinkle and Joe Mariglio – henceforth collectively known as Creosota – explore the visual, sonic, and theatrical potentials of projected light, vibrated fluids, and laser microphony, in works inspired by Inferometrics.

Mon 2/09 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
A new quartet, Existence, brings together Berlin-based artists, Satoko Fujii and Kappa Maki with Rova’s Bruce Ackley, and Bay Area percussionist, Jordan Glenn. The group is a convergence of distinct approaches to making thoughtfully crafted improvisations.

Wednesday, February 11

Wed 2/11 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
Starting by sending a diptych of visual score postcards by mail to musician Kevin Corcocan and dancer Peiling Kao and ending in a trio performance, composer Gretchen Jude will explore in new ways the lines between improvisation and composition, dance and music.

Wed 2/11 7:57 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
sfSoundSalonSeries: Mazen Kerbaj
sfSoundSalonSeries: Beirut improviser Mazen Kerbaj performs a extended trumpet improvisations with local improvisers.

Thursday, February 12

Thu 2/12 7:00 PM Explatorium [Pier 15 San Francisco, CA]
Resonance: Susie Ibarra

Thu 2/12 7:30 PM Southern Exposure [3030 20th St. San Francisco, CA 94110]
American Rainmaker: A Weather Opera

Thu 2/12 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue, between Shattuck & Oxford – walking distance from downtown Berkeley BART]
Joelle Leandre (France) – contrabass; Phillip Greenlief – woodwinds – Leandre and Greenlief will present their long-standing duo at Berkeley Arts! The duo has been working together since 2005, and recorded THAT OVERT DESIRE OF OBJECT, a series of improvised duets and solo pieces for the Relative Pitch label in 2009. This is their first performance since 2011. They will play two sets, starting at 8 pm

Thu 2/12 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. SF]
8pm Eric Glick Rieman and friends
9pm Loop 2.4.3’s Time-Machine_music – Thomas Kozumplik (aka Loop 2.4.3)
combines man’s oldest instruments (percussion and voice) with electronics and time-based effects to create an other-worldly musical journey.

Friday, February 13

Fri 2/13 8:00 PM Gold Lion Arts [2733 Riverside Blvd Sacramento]
Ma series and Outsound Presents:
Shanna Sordahl+ Sharmi Basu + Shani Aviram

Fri 2/13 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
A rare Bay Area performance from the noted composer Arnold Dreyblatt, who is visiting from Berlin. A pre-concert lecture will immediately precede the performance.
Program: Nodal Excitation, 1979 and Spin Ensemble, 2011
Dreyblatt has been composing music for his own and other ensembles for over thirty years. Often characterized as the most rock-oriented of American minimalists, Dreyblatt has cultivated a strong underground fan base for his transcendental and ecstatic music with his “Orchestra of Excited Strings”.

Fri 2/13 9:00 PM Life Changing Ministry [Oakland, CA]
Bill Nace/Jessica Rylan – Chiara Giovando – A Magic Whistle – Voicehandler

Fri 2/13 10:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Studio Grand Presents Ackamoor + Molina in Ritual of the Collective Breath