San Francisco Scene: September 4-11, 2015

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From the Bay Improviser:

Friday, September 4

Fri 9/04 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Vernacular Visions
A 35mm slideshow of found photographs from the Vernacular Visions archive featuring live improvised musical accompaniment by Jake Head, Jon Leidecker, Corey Hucks and Tania Chen.

Fri 9/04 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Logan Hone & Greg Uhlmann

Fri 9/04 8:00 PM Turquoise Yantra Grotto [32 Turquoise Way SF]
Righteous Intonation:
Chris Brown- 6Primes- piano works in limit 13 just intonation
Stephen Parris/Daniel Schmidt- Gamelan Encinal- just slendro tuning

6Primes (2014)
Six Pieces for Piano in 13-limit Just Intonation
by Chris Brown

Saturday, September 5

Sat 9/05 7:00 PM Gaspar Brasserie [185 Sutter St @ Kearny San Francisco CA 94109]
Terrence Brewer Trio will be playing this Saturday at Gaspar Brasserie.

Sunday, September 6

Sun 9/06 5:00 PM Actual Cafe [6334 San Pablo Avenue Oakland]
John Schott – electric guitar, Dan Seamans, double bass, and John Hanes, drums play original and imaginative music that moves from moody to exuberant, with swing and honesty.

Sun 9/06 5:00 PM UB RADIO SALON [Streamed live via http://www.DFM.NU]
Sept. 6, 2015, 5-7PM UB RADIO SALON
streamed live via http://www.DFM.NU
Polly Moller and Amanda Chaudhary will be joining hosts Ninah and dAS of UB RADIO SALON for a live improv-experimental radio session! Streamed live via http://www.DFM.NU 5-7PM PDT.

Sun 9/06 7:30 PM Temescal Art Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence #9 (open participation improv workshop) featuring Matt Ingalls.
The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or just come to listen. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names, and there will be a full set by Matt Ingalls.

Tuesday, September 8

Tue 9/08 7:30 PM Omni Oakland Commons [4799 Shattuck Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series Presents: John Bischoff, Las Sucias, Miranda Hill

Wednesday, September 9

Wed 9/09 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
For our first show of the Meridian Composer’s in Performance series at Canessa Gallery in North Beach, we are excited to present guitarist Henry Kaiser.

Thursday, September 10

Thu 9/10 7:00 PM SFEMF [See event for address]
SFEMF Opening Night at the Exploratorium
Alessandro Cortini

Thu 9/10 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series @ 509 [509 Ellis Street @ Leavenworth San Francisco]
8pm: Tim DeCillis – Percussion, Hamir Atwal – Percussion, Alex Cohen – Guitar
9pm: Ori Barel – electronics

Thu 9/10 8:00 PM The General’s Residence [Fort Mason San Francisco]
FORT MASON CENTER PRESENTS — Lenora Lee Dance: Fire of Freedom
The General’s Residence — Sep 10th through Sep 20th

Thu 9/10 9:00 PM Hemlock Tavern [1131 Polk Street SF]
3 Leafs, Impuritan, and IMA

Friday, September 11

Fri 9/11 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Switchboard Presents: Ambient Happy Hour & In C ReDo
Switchboard Presents launches their 2015-2016 concert season with an ambient happy hour curated by Danny Clay and an audience-participation performance of the In C ReDo.

Fri 9/11 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Avenue Winds
Melanie Keller, flute; Adrienne Malley, oboe; Ginger Kroft, clarinet; Daniel Wood, horn; Charles Moehnke, bassoon
Avenue Winds presents an international program delving into the intricate and passionate woodwind quintets of Danish composer, Carl Nielsen, as well as Romanian composer, György Ligeti. The ensemble will also perform Jean Francaix‘s Quatuor à vents as well as additional selections featuring local San Francisco Bay Area composers.

Fri 9/11 8:00 PM SFEMF [See Announcement for address SF]
SFEMF Night Two at Brava Theater
Lawrence English and John Chantler
Surabhi Saraf

September at New York’s Spectrum

Oscar Edelstein

Source: Spectrum.

– Hitomi Honda & Karl Larson (Sept. 5)

– Guy Mintus (Sept. 6)

– Vox Temporum curated by Brian Erickson & Lester St. Louis featuring Julia Seeholzer (Sept. 6)

– Feathered Serpent Productions presents a celebration of the music and art of Paul J. Gallagher curated by Ella Ackerman (Sept. 9)

– The Westerlies (Sept. 10)

– Andrew MacNair presents the Elvis Zapp Urban Film Festival (Sept. 10)

– Self-Imposed Exile NYC premiere & recording release (Sept. 11)

– Gabriel Zucker presents The Delegation (Sept. 11)

– Tentative: Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf Symposium (Sept. 12)

– Mick Rossi’s Outliers series returns with John King (Sept. 12)

– Zach Seely’s (con)temporary (in)sights series featuring *Miranda Cuckson (Sept. 12)
*(please consider this show for listings only)

– Ensemble Dissonanzen: Opening Performance of Residency at Spectrum (Sept. 13)

– Kristen McGuire (Sept. 13)

– Ensemble Dissonanzen Residency at Spectrum continues (Sept. 17)

– Jen Kutler presents Marshall Moran (Sept. 17)

– Stuart Breczinksi’s Title Pending Series (Sept. 18)

– Ensemble Dissonanzen Residency at Spectrum concludes (Sept. 18)

– Flin van Hemmen’s Canyons Jazz Series (Sept. 19)

– Hans Tammen’s Dark Circuits Series featuring Adam Matta (Sept. 19)

– Ramin Arjomand’s Reinterpretations Series (Sept. 20)

– Random Access Music’s (RAM) Fundraiser (Sept. 20)

– Ambient Chaos presented by PAS Musique returns! Spectrum’s longest running series. (Sept. 21)

– Symposium: Meeting the future with composer/pianist Oscar Edelstein (Argentina) (Sept. 23)

– HAY FEVER on their East Coast tour (Sept. 23)

– Pietro Russino (Sept. 24)

– Conor Hanick (Sept. 24)

– David Kalhous curated by Michael Vincent Waller (Sept. 25)

– Spectrum Friday Prog presented by Jeremy Nesse (Sept. 25)

– Women’s History Event presented by Christy Ellis-Clegg (Sept. 26)

– Late Night with The Brothers Balliett (Sept. 26)

– Soundscapes Series curated by Cornelius Dufallo & Patrick Derivaz featuring Glenn Cornett (Sept. 27)

– Manhattan Review Poetry Reading hosted by Philip Fried (Sept. 27)

– Marilyn Nonken & Randall Scarlata (Sept. 28)

– Jason Hardink, Special solo appearance (Salt Lake City) (Sept. 30)

Jazz Listings From The New York Times

English: Mary Halvorson, Jazz guitarist; Pictu...

Source: The New York Times.

Mary Halvorson and Ches Smith: Solo Music (Wednesday) Ms. Halvorson, a guitarist, and Mr. Smith, a drummer, work regularly in each other’s groups, and in various settings at the crossroads of experimental rock and improvised music. But this concert will feature each artist in a solo format — the fruitful premise of both Ms. Halvorson’s austerely engrossing new album, “Meltframe,” and Mr. Smith’s percussion project, Congs for Brums. At 8 p.m., Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, near Third Avenue, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, 917-267-0363, (Chinen)

John Zorn’s Masada Book III — The Book Beriah (Thursday) John Zorn, the tirelessly prolific composer, organizer and genre-scrambler, recently unveiled the third and final batch of compositions in his Masada canon, which draws on Jewish mysticism and klezmer traditions. This concert will feature pieces from the series, some of them in world premieres, as performed by four energetic ensembles: Banquet of the Spirits, led by the percussionist Cyro Baptista; Cleric, a Philadelphia metal band, combining elements of doom and grindcore; Nigunim, comprising Lorin Sklamberg on vocals, Frank London on trumpet and Uri Caine on piano; and Zion 80, led by the guitarist Jon Madof, with ranks including Mr. London, Mr. Batista and as a featured guest, Mr. Zorn himself on alto saxophone. At 8 p.m., Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, near Third Avenue, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, 917-267-0363, (Chinen)

Classical Listings From The New York Times

Source: The New York Times:

Bargemusic (Friday through Sunday) When the concert calendar grows quiet across town you can count on this floating haven for chamber music to step in with an ambitious contemporary-music program that includes a slew of premieres. Among the composers represented are Dalit Warshaw, David Del Tredici, Morton Subotnick and John Zorn. The performers include stalwarts of the avant-garde, such as the pianist Kathleen Supové and the violinist Jennifer Choi. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 4 p.m., Fulton Ferry Landing, next to the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, 800-838-3006, (Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim)

Annie Gosfield (Monday) Many composers mix acoustic and electronic sounds, but few shape it with as much verve and elegance as this composer. Here Ms. Gosfield invites a fine roster of new-music specialists to help celebrate her birthday. On the program are a work for cello and sampler inspired by whiskey and music for piano and electronics influenced by Hurricane Sandy. At 8 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, (da Fonseca-Wollheim)

Dead Neanderthals Interview

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Dutch sax-drums duo Dead Neanderthals will release their latest album, Worship the Sun, on September 11 through Relative Pitch Records. The two-track disc showcases some changes to the group’s sound—saxophonist Otto Kokke is playing soprano for the first time on record, and drummer René Aquarius is playing with brushes. But don’t go in thinking they’ve mellowed. Worship the Sun is every bit as intense as Prime, their 2014 release on which they were joined by saxophonist Colin Webster.