San Francisco Scene: March 20-27, 2015

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From the Bay Improviser:

Friday, March 20

Fri 3/20 7:30 PM The Emerald Tablet [80 Fresno St SF]
Call and Response: Dr. Indre Viskontas + Sound Quartet

Fri 3/20 8:00 PM Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists [Cedar Street Berkeley, CA]
THE Beth Custer ENSEMBLE is a crème de la crème of Bay Area musicians and includes Jan Jackson on drums, (Will Bernard, Curtis Bumpy), guitarist/vocalist David James (Afro Funk Experience, The Coup, Spearhead), Chris Grady on trumpet (Tom Waits, Grassy Knoll, Jewel), Vicky Grossi on bass (Mitch Marcus, Bitches Brew), vocalist Diana Mangano (Jefferson Airplane) and Beth Custer, clarinets/vocal (Club Foot Orchestra, Trance Mission, Eighty Mile Beach, Clarinet Thing).

Fri 3/20 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Eyvind Kang
Eyvind Kang will present recent research into the dynamics of thoughts, time, and sound in the context of solo viola improvisations.

Fri 3/20 8:00 PM Turquoise Yantra Grotto [32 Turquoise Way SF]
PIANO CIRCUS:
Tom Djill, Tania Chen, Eli Wallace
@ Turquoise Yantra Grotto
3 Pianists : 7 Acoustic Keyboard Instruments;
New compositions and Contemporary Canonical Works
for invented, extended, prepared, and retuned “pianos”
in exotic, historical and standard tunings

Fri 3/20 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Scott R. Looney – Carl Ludwig Hubsch
Phillip Greenlief – saxophones
Carl Ludwig Hubsch – tuba (Germany)
Scott R. Looney – piano
The German tubaist Carl Ludwig Hübsch meets bay area reed player Phillip Greenlief and pianist Scott R. Looney. Instant language. Sound Exploration. Morphed pitch. Gestalt in exchange. Contact in play. Instrumental research. Joy in noise.

Saturday, March 21

Sat 3/21 4:00 PM St. John’s Presbyterian Church Berkeley [2727 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705]
2015 is the 50th anniversary of the founding in Chicago of the legendary Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, and African American organization that has had an extraordinary effect on Contemporary music in American and Abroad. Thomas Buckner and pianist Joseph Kubera will perform works written for them by founding members of the AACM over the past 35 years, along with viola, cello, flute and percussion.

Sat 3/21 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Trance Mission Duo Concert
Beth Custer & Stephen Kent provide and evening of rollicking trance dance music

Sat 3/21 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Rova:Arts Presents Matches, Night 1: Steve Adams with Vinny Golia, woodwinds // Jon Raskin with Teddy Rankin-Parker, cello
Over two nights, Rova members will team up with long-time associates and first-time co-conspirators to present 4 sets of duo performances. Hear the Rovas work outside their ‘comfort’ zones to investigate new possibilities with their fellow travelers.
Steve Adams with Vinny Golia, woodwinds
Jon Raskin with Teddy Rankin-Parker, cello

Sat 3/21 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Brutal Sound Effects Festival #80

Sunday, March 22

Sun 3/22 6:30 PM Doc’s Lab [124 Columbus Ave SF]
Electric Squeezebox Orchestra

Sun 3/22 7:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
New compositions for string trio and for sax quartet by Dan Plonsey.
Performers: Masha Albrecht, violin; Sarah Willner, viola; Mary Artmann, cello; Randy McKean, Josh Smith, Cory Wright, and Dan Plonsey, saxophones.

Sun 3/22 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [Outsound Presents @ Musicians Union Hall 116 Ninth St @ Mission SF 94103]
7:30 PM Dialectical Imagination
Rob Pumpelly – drums, Eli Wallace – keyboard
8:30 PM Hadron Quartet
Timothy Orr – drums, Mark Pino – cloud kit, John Vaughn – saxophones, Rent Romus – saxophones

Sun 3/22 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Rova:Arts Presents Matches, Night 2: Ochs-Robinson Duo // Bruce Ackley – Tania Chen Duo
Over two nights, Rova members will team up with long-time associates and first-time co-conspirators to present 4 sets of duo performances. Hear the Rovas work outside their ‘comfort’ zones to investigate new possibilities with their fellow travelers.
Larry Ochs, with Don Robinson, drums
Bruce Ackley, with Tania Chen, piano, keyboards, electronics + objects

Monday, March 23

Mon 3/23 8:30 PM Spice Monkey [1628 Webster St Oakland]
LOW STANDARDS
Joshua Marshall – tenor saxophone, Eli Wallace – keyboard
Rent Romus’ Lords of Outland
Rent Romus – alto, soprano, C-melody saxophones, Collette McCaslin – trumpet, analog electronics, Josh Allen – tenor saxophone, Ray Schaeffer – 6-string electric bass, Timothy Orr – drums

Wednesday, March 25

Wed 3/25 6:00 PM First Person [550 Bryant St San Francisco, California 94107]
San Francisco at Dawn + Abstract Reality
Hosted by André Custodio

Thursday, March 26

Thu 3/26 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [998 Market St. (corner of market & Taylor) SF]
A night of Solo “There can only be one!”
8pm Adam Adhiyatma – solo guitar, etc.
procedural music, sound meditation, healing, social corrective or catharsis
9pm gabby fluke-mogul – solo violin

Friday, March 27

Fri 3/27 8:00 PM The Ridge Space [634 15th st. Oakland, CA 94612]
A night of improvisation and experimental music with Architect/Enchantress and RTD3 at The Ridge Space.
$10 – 15 Sliding scale at the door.

Fri 3/27 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Per Anders Nillson, Tim Perkis, Gino Robair play the music of Miles Davis

Fri 3/27 8:00 PM The Ridge Space [634 15th St Oakland]
Architect/Enchantress + RTD3

Fri 3/27 8:00 PM Fort Mason Center Southside Theater [Fort Mason Center Building D 2 Marina Boulevard San Francisco, CA 94123]
SPAN, a multimedia electro-acoustic chamber work by composer/performer Pamela Z and video artist Carole Kim, is scored for a six-member chamber ensemble of voice & electronics, brass, gongs and low strings and performed within an immersive projection installation created by Carole Kim. Friday, Saturday, Sunday March 27 – 29, 2015, 8:00pm

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