From the Bay Improviser:
Friday, August 14
Fri 8/14 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Scott Worthington presents new and recent works for double bass and electronics on his CD release tour of the west coast.
Saturday, August 15
Sat 8/15 7:00 PM Gaspar Brasserie [185 Sutter St @ Kearny, San Francisco CA 94109]
Scott Larson Trio will be playing this Saturday at Gaspar Brasserie. Come out for some vintage cocktails and a weekly prix fixe menu, alongside our full menu
Sat 8/15 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Transient Canvas: East to West [don’t be a stranger #2]
The Boston-based marimba and bass clarinet duo Transient Canvas presents a bi-coastal program of new works from composers David Coll, Joseph Colombo, Brenna Noonan, Beau Kenyon, Adam Roberts, and Andy Vores.
Sat 8/15 10:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Quattuor Elephantis CD release show
Join us for the official CD release show of Quattuor Elephantis on Edgetone Records! The group will be playing a set comprised of the compositions from the album. Also performing is saxophonist Joshua Marshall who will be playing a solo set.
Sunday, August 16
Sun 8/16 12:00 PM Noisebridge Hackerspace [2169 Mission St SF]
G|O|D|W|A|F|F|L|E||N|O|I|S|E||P|A|N|C|A|K|E|S @ NOISEBRIDGE
MASON JONES——John Kraubauer (L.A.)———Earspray——Aaron Oppenheim———–National Disgrace———Syrnx
Sun 8/16 3:00 PM AFTERNOON / the concert series at Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St, San Francisco, CA 94103]
zBug featuring David Leikam, Sheila Bosco, Sean Price, Timothy Orr | Afternoon / the concert series presents structured improvisational compositional music sets, based on architecture.
Sun 8/16 7:30 PM Temescal Art Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence #8. The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or just your ears. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names, and there will be a full set by Jordan Glenn, Crystal Pascucci, and Mark Clifford.
Monday, August 17
Mon 8/17 9:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society Presents Rent Romus’ Life’s Blood ensemble performing the “Rising Colossus Suite”, an exploration emergence and multiple movements.
Mark Clifford, Max Judelson, Heikki Koskinen, Joshua Marshall, Timothy Orr,Rent Romus, Safa Shokrai
john krausbauer’s beats
“beats” is a new composition-improvisation by john krausbauer, for three accordions with aaron openheim and ven voisey
Wednesday, August 19
Wed 8/19 7:45 PM Second Act [1727 Haight St. SF]
Bare, stoic, genuinely fearsome, and charged with a political undertow that sweeps away all safe shores, Arford translates sound into physical force resuscitating our loving nausea with a fresh breath of black air into lungs pumping with actual blood. He shatters the lucite ant maze of dualism, trusting us to crawl the shards. Founder of the legendary 7hz venue in 1995, Arfords worldwide exhibits of film and sound have reached SFMOMA(USA) Dissonanze 7(Italy) LUFF Festival(Switzerland) Observatori Festival(Spain) Sounding Festivals(China) Liquid Architecture(Australia) and Festival de Video/Arte/Electronico(Peru).
Anagrammatized for your pleasure, Tonal Masher or Aram Shelton, extends and resonates multiphonic dimensions of complex harmonic feedback using a 1927 Conn alto saxophone, a 1976 esophageal chamber, non-vintage cerebrospinal fluid, and bleeding edge electronics. The result is a dangerously enriched sonic uranium, stockpiles of which may be inspected on Cuneiform, Delmark, and Singlespeed records.
Quit with your clean, put your lips on it already. With Danishta y Alexandra at the controls, what starts as Fever Pitch reggaeton gets stickied up fast once that contact-pineapple busts out. This is riot romance and you’re about to break up with your spectator seat.
Ceramicist and sculptor, Sung Kim, builds original stringed instruments, like the “Ozukuri” the singular sounds of which he ferments in a loamy compost of collaboration where Korber’s drums turn the worms of Gorlen’s electronics even as Pederson’s tenor tones emerge with the bone white clarity of ratskull. Good for your garden.
Thursday, August 20
Thu 8/20 7:30 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Free World Forum- Third Thursdays – Curated by India Cooke, violin and Lewis Jordan, saxophone
Thu 8/20 8:00 PM LSG Creative Music Series @ 509 Cultural Gallery [509 Ellis Street SF]
8:00pm david katz / amy foote / marissa deitz-wall
8:40pm Rachel Austin – voice, Kim Ip – dance
David Leikam, Sheila Bosco, Fred Malouf, Patrick Cress
Friday, August 21
Fri 8/21 7:00 PM de Young Museum [50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118]
Friday Nights at the De Young: Lisa Mezzacappa
Composer and bassist Lisa Mezzacappa presents a preview of her new music and film work “Glorious Ravage” as part of the free Friday Nights at the de Young series. Mezzacappa leads a sextet of winds and strings, featuring Vinny Golia, Kyle Bruckmann, Darren Johnston, Cory Wright and Dina Maccabee, in a series of improvisations, composition excerpts and explorations in the museum’s scenic Hamon Observation Tower.