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San Francisco Scene: March 27 – April 2, 2015

From the Bay Improviser:

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

Saturday, March 28

Sat 3/28 11:00 AM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
YBCA presents 50 Cent Tabernacle: Liberation of Sound / Meredith Monk Edition

Sat 3/28 5:30 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [Screening Room 701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts presents Ellis Island – A film by Meredith Monk & Bob Rosen

Sat 3/28 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. Friday, Saturday, Sunday March 27 – 29, 2015, 8:00pm

Sat 3/28 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
sfSoundSalonSeries: A Tribute To Robert Ashley, presented by New York based baritone Thomas Buckner.

Sat 3/28 8:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
YBCA presents: Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble – On Behalf of Nature

Sat 3/28 9:00 PM The Boat [MLK & Macarthur Oakland]
9 pm
Kiran Arora
Jim Haynes
F.T.P.
Glow Worm

Sunday, March 29

Sun 3/29 3:00 PM Musicians Union Local Six [116 9th St, San Francisco, CA 94103]
David Leikam/zBug featuring Sheila Bosco | AFTERNOON / the concert series :: David Leikam/zBug is the premiere industrial jazz unit that presents structured improvisational compositional music sets, based on architecture.

Sun 3/29 5:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
YBCA presents: Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble – On Behalf of Nature
If nature were to rise up and speak in defense of itself, its voice might sound like a Meredith Monk theater piece.” —Charles T. Downey, The Washington Post, May 2013

Sun 3/29 5:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Ritual #1: FluxGathering
Drawing from her experience in Fluxus and religious ceremonies, Amy Foote curates and performs a concert ritual of Flux events and chance based refrains, culminating in a sermon: John Cage’s Lecture on Nothing. This is the first performance in Miss Foote’s Human Works series and is curated in part by SF based composer, Danny Clay. Please bring your own mug for various communal offerings throughout the performance.

Sun 3/29 7:00 PM Hertz Hall [UC Berkeley campus near corner of College and Bancroft Berkeley]
Project TenFourteen: Concert #4 – The final Project Ten Fourteen concert presents the World Premiere of Koji Nakano’s, Time Song V: Mandala; Lei Liang’s Luminous, with featured guest bassist Mark Dresser; a work by legendary Chinese composer Chou Wen-chung; the third World Premiere commissioned work by George Crumb, Xylophony, and a special performance of Edgard Varèse’s Ionisation by an all-star percussion ensemble!

Sun 3/29 7:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Sung Kim // Closing Reception + Performance w/Special Guests
Join us to celebrate Sung Kim’s 7-month artist residency at Studio Grand. He will be joined by a group of great musicians and experimenters for an evening stunning art and performance.
This will be the last day to see Sung’s work hung at Studio Grand.

Sun 3/29 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. Friday, Saturday, Sunday March 27 – 29, 2015, 8:00pm

Tuesday, March 31

Tue 3/31 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Del Sol String Quartet: Soundings 2.2
The second concert of this season’s Del Sol Quartet’s “Soundings” project features the soulful but fiery music of composer Huang Ruo. The evening focuses on the creative exploration of his quartet “Calligraffiti” in conjunction with new artwork by visual artist Kate Rannells. Read about this special concert format in a review of Soundings 2.1 in San Francisco Classical Voice.

Wednesday, April 1

Wed 4/01 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Weston Olencki and Athletics: [HEAVY MATTER]
SF-based trombonist Weston Olencki will present [HEAVY MATTER], a program of radical solo and chamber works featuring world premieres by Peter Ablinger (Austria), Joan Arnau Pàmies (Catalonia), and Pablo Santiago Chin (Costa Rica), with North American premieres from Bernhard Lang (Austria) and Ann Cleare (Ireland). Olencki will also be joined by Eric Wubbels (piano), and Jessie Marino (cello).

Wed 4/01 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Phillip Greenlief – Zeena Parkins – Gino Robair 3
Phillip Greenlief – tenor saxophone
Zeena Parkins – harp, effects
Gino Robair – electronics, percussion
Live Recording Session – the trio will play two sets, starting at 8 pm.

Wed 4/01 8:30 PM Atlas Cafe [3049 20th St SF]
A Page of Madness (1926) • Ackley/Chen/Cuetter/Tinker/TBA

Thursday, April 2

Thu 4/02 6:30 PM Italian Cultural Institute [814 Montgomery Street, San Francisco]
Marco Paoli will present his exhibition of 16 large black & white photographs from his book Silenzio and from his forthcoming publication Ethiopia. The artist shot these photos during his journeys around the world. For Marco Paoli the journey is a spiritual adventure where we look for something we have inside us, but most of the time we forget we have. This work is an exploration of photography as individual memory.

Thu 4/02 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
SFMusic Thursdays: Sheldon Brown/Lorin Benedict/Jonathan Alford/Eric Vogler – Solos, Duos, Trios . . . (sponsored by SFFCM)

Thu 4/02 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [998 Market St. SF]
8pm Andrea Centazzo- percussion/Jeff Schwartz – bass/John Shiurba – guitar
9pm ‘Two Toe’ – Marco Eneidi- alto saxophone, Donald Robinson – drums