From the Bay Improviser:
Friday, April 17
Fri 4/17 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Rova Sax Quartet: Larry Ochs, Steve Adams, Jon Raskin, Bruce Ackley.
New pieces by Larry Ochs, Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams and Jon Raskin for Rova. Plus the premiere of Phillip Greenlief’s “San Francisco”. Over the past few years, sequential collaborations and other side projects, plus the fact that the group’s improvising skills have been getting more and more magical on their own, led to there being less time for individual compositions. Except from the pen of Steve Adams, there were not many new quartet pieces being introduced into the band. Elaborate structures for improvising with – yes – but not the more composed works. With several touring concerts on the horizon in late April and early May and with a temporary lull in the collaborative projects, it seemed a good idea to “deadline” April 17 as the point where new pieces for the quartet and by the quartet would be presented. Sure to be an exciting night.
Fri 4/17 8:00 PM Third Street Hydroponics [636 3rd St, Oakland, California]
French Radio / Grale / lazyboy / Thomas Carnacki / Sheila Bosco
An evening honestly displaying the incestuous interconnectedness of multiple, supposedly disparate projects. With the addition, subtraction, or replacement of individual musicians, each project on the bill will metamorphose into the next without preamble, warning, or fanfare. An unofficial amalgam of Alethiometer Records, Petit Mal Music, and Quadruped Media.
Fri 4/17 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Phillip Greenlief – BARBED WIRE: New Graphic Scores
BARBED WIRE – new graphic scores by Phillip Greenlief
Phillip Greenlief – reeds
Elzbieta Polak – violin
Lisa Mezzacappa – bass
Saturday, April 18
Sat 4/18 12:00 PM Noisebridge Hackerspace [2169 Mission St SF]
GODWAFFLE NOISE PANCAKES
Andrea Pensado (Boston)—-Isolde Touch (San Diego)—–Amma Ateria——Dumptruck—–Fistortion—–Born To Kill (last bay show this decade)
Sat 4/18 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Tenney Project @ Tangents Guitar Series
A retrospective of the complete guitar works of James Tenney: Harmonium II, Septet, Water on the mountain…Fire in heaven, and Spectrum 4
Sunday, April 19
Sun 4/19 7:30 PM The Emerald Tablet [80 Fresno Street, San Francisco]
A new series pairing presentation and performance – this month features the music of Addleds -Kyle Bruckmann (oboe/english horn), Jacob Felix Huele (percussion), Tony Dryer (double bass), and Kanoko Nishi (koto )- with a presentation by internationally celebrated photographer and environmentalist Camille Seaman.
Sun 4/19 8:08 PM TAC: Temescal Art Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Marisa Anderson, Amy Reed, Collette McCaslin/Sheila Bosco Duo, Beast Nest (Sharmi Basu)
Monday, April 20
Mon 4/20 8:30 PM Spice Monkey [1628 Webster St Oakland]
Avant-Jazz & Experimental Noise Every Monday featuring SHOCK RAY TRIO plus YoYo MaMa
Tuesday, April 21
Tue 4/21 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Rituals, Wires & Magic: Curt Brown + Kim-McDonald-O’Kane + Jeffrey Young + Barbed Wire (Greenlief-Polak-Mezzacappa)
Wednesday, April 22
Wed 4/22 7:00 PM Santo Studio [2565 West Oakland, CA]
Flying Hair, Earth Blind, and Waveformless at Santo Studio in Oakland for a night of Psych, Experimental, and Ambient music.
Wed 4/22 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Karl Cronin & the Americana Orchestra
Karl Cronin presents an evening of stories, quiet love songs, and sonic landscapes with the Americana Orchestra.
Thursday, April 23
Thu 4/23 7:30 PM CCRMA [The Knoll 660 Lomita Dr. Stanford, CA 94305]
Waxy Tomb – [Julia Litman-Cleper] live electronics and video set at CCRMA.
Thu 4/23 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [998 Market St. SF]
8pm Sonics of Saturn
Marlon Schieber, Tristan Norton
9pm Hamir Atwal, Rent Romus, Christina Stanley, Oluyemi Thomas
Friday, April 24
Fri 4/24 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Songs for the Ancestors: Poetry & Music in Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide
Jewlia Eisenberg‘s Charming Hostess has been a groundbreaking mainstay of the avant-ethnic music scene for over two decades. The group is known to feature “voices and vocal percussion, handclaps and heartbeats, sex-breath and silence.”
They’ll be followed by the Bay Area’s own Kugelplex, who specialize in their own original brand of Klezmer, East European, Mid East, and Modern Chamber music. In honor of the April 24th Armenian Martyrs Day, they have teamed up with the spoken word of James Baloian for a brand new collaboration
Fri 4/24 8:00 PM Turquoise Yantra Grotto [32 Turquoise Way SF]
4 Acts, 4 Poets
Pitta of the Mind: Amanda Chaudhary & Maw Shein Win
YoyoMama: Bab Marsh & Sandra Yolles
Tom Nunn & Dean Santomieri w/ Butoh Dancer Ronie Baker
Brother’s Quarrel: David Samas & Ian Saxton Featuring Tom Clark
Fri 4/24 10:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Zeena Parkins / Wobbly / Jordan Glenn TRIO with Crystal Pascucci SOLO