From the Bay Improviser:
Friday, September 18
Fri 9/18 6:00 PM Presidio Officer’s Club [50 Moraga San Francisco]
sfSound presents a program of graphic scores, structured improvisation, minimalism, and extended techniques to the PRESIDIO SESSIONS, a concert series of informal, free performances in the Presdio Officers’ Club. Works by Cornelius Cardew, Frederic Rzewski, Dan Joseph, Monica Scott, John Ingle, and Matt Ingalls
Fri 9/18 7:30 PM City of Refuge United Church of Christ [8400 Enterprise Way, Oakland, CA]
Solo, duo and ensemble arrangements from Andrew Jamieson’s Heard the Voice solo album.
Fri 9/18 7:30 PM Faye Spanos Concert Hall [3601 Pacific Avenue Stockton, CA]
The Electronic Muse Concert featuring Alessandro Cortini (of Nine Inch Nails and How to Destroy Angels), Todd Barton, and the Conservatory’s very own Robert Coburn. This concert is a celebration of the opening of the University of the Pacific’s Conservatory of Music’s new Analog-Digital Modular Studio.
Fri 9/18 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Amendola vs. Blades: From Avant Garde to Funk, Bebop to Rock
Fri 9/18 8:00 PM Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists [1924 Cedar Street Berkeley, CA 94709]
“Play that Thing or Throw It Away” Larry Ochs – Darren Johnston – Gino Robair
Saturday, September 19
Sat 9/19 3:00 PM Magazine A-168 [Railroad Ave. & Mercado Ct. Mare Island, Vallejo]
RE:SOUND presents Touch: co-presented by 23five Incorporated. The performances take place in a decommissioned concrete munitions storage magazine measuring 55’ x 10, featuring Simon Scott (Slowdive), Steve Roden, Mark van Hoen (Locust, Seefeel), and Mike Harding (Touch) along with a screening of Liquid Music by Jon Wozencroft scored by Christian Fennesz.
Sat 9/19 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Erik Jekabson Quintet
Sat 9/19 8:00 PM Studio 55 in San Rafael [1455 East Francisco Blvd. San Rafael]
Sangita Moskow (electric sarod and voice)
Sat 9/19 8:00 PM Life Changing Ministry [Oakland]
Corsano/Rylan, Orcutt, Voicehandler, SL Morse
Sat 9/19 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Lina Bahn/Steve Antosca/Ken Ueno
Recent works for Solo Violin and Electronics
Lina Bahn, violin
Steve Antosca, computer
Ken Ueno, computer
Sunday, September 20
Sun 9/20 2:00 PM The Nunnery [3016 25th. St SF]
2 Solos @ The Nunnery – Rent Romus – saxophones & flutes “swings like death and hell”, Tom Djll – trumpet, electronics
Sun 9/20 4:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Karl Evangelista’s Taglish @ Which Way West? Sunday Concert Series
Filipino American composer and improviser Karl Evangelista is joined by a slew of Bay Area jazz stalwarts to present Taglish, a musical journey through 21st century immigrant culture.
Karl Evangelista-guitar, Rob Ewing-trombone, Francis Wong-tenor/soprano saxophones, Cory Wright-baritone saxophone, Rei Scampavia-keys, John-Carlos Perea-bass, Jordan Glenn-drums
Sun 9/20 9:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
CHRIS CORSANO + OKKYUNG LEE + BILL ORCUTT
Chris Corsano: drums
Okkyung Lee: cello
Bill Orcutt: guitar
Monday, September 21
Mon 9/21 9:30 PM VAMP music • art • consignment [331 19th Street Oakland]
Avant-Jazz & Experimental Noise Every Monday featuring Vijay Anderson/Steve Adams plus Rent Romus / Donald Robinson
Tuesday, September 22
Tue 9/22 7:30 PM Aggregate Space Gallery [801 West Grand Avenue Oakland, CA 94607]
Aggregate Space Gallery is pleased to present the work of cellist and noise artist Okkyung Lee in this one night only solo performance event.
Tue 9/22 7:48 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Willful Devices: sfSoundSalonSeries presents Scott Miller & Pat O’Keefe
Willful Devices is an electroacoustic improv duo, born of the collaboration between composer/computer musician Scott Miller and clarinetist/bass clarinetist Pat O’Keefe. Their name refers to the willful nature of the tools they manipulate to produce sound, because despite their best efforts, these devices are never fully under their control.
Wednesday, September 23
Wed 9/23 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Christin Schillinger — Diaphonic: New Sounds for Bassoon
New Music specialist Christin Schillinger performs new works for bassoon by California composers Kyle Hovatter, Jenni Brandon, John Steinmetz, Adrienne Albert, & Alex Shapiro. She is joined by collaborative pianist Jed Moss.
Wed 9/23 9:00 PM Starline Social Club [645 West Grand Avenue Oakland]
SAUL WILLIAMS + BLACK SPIRITUALS
After living abroad for four years, Saul Williams returned to America and found his head twirling with thoughts on everything from race, class, and gender, to finance, freedom, and guns, to cooking shows, dog shows, superheroes, not-so-super politicians, and everything else that makes up our country.
Black Spirituals, of Oakland CA, are a locally venerated electro-acoustic duo of creative sound-makers who articulate meaning at the ecstatic intersection of tone-generating electronics & the heart-thumping, acoustic percussion technologies. http://www.blackspirituals.com
Thursday, September 24
Thu 9/24 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series @ 509 Cultural Gallery [509 Ellis Street San Francisco]
8:00pm Adam Hirsch – solo alto saxophone/voice/electronics
8:45pm Scott Cazan – electronics (Los Angeles)
9:30pm Carmina Escobar – voice/electronics (Los Angeles)
Friday, September 25
Fri 9/25 6:30 PM Matatu Festival [645 West Grand Avenue Oakland]
Robinson/Spirit/Trammell/Tacuma: DEMOCRATICS // Decolonizing the Imagination #MATATU15
Fri 9/25 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
DARIUS MILHAUD: MÉDÉE (1938)
A tragic opera on the subject of Medea from Greek mythology.
Fri 9/25 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Scott Cazan and Carmina Escobar
Visiting composer/performers Scott Cazan (Los Angeles) and Carmina Escobar (Mexico City) present a night of works for live electronics and voice including two new works by Cazan and Escobar and opening with a performance of the seminal work “La Fabrica Illuminata” by Luigi Nono for multi-channel electronics and voice (performed live by Carmina Escobar).