San Francisco Scene: October 2-9, 2015

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From the Bay Improviser:

Friday, October 2
Fri 10/02 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
ACKAMOOR/MOLINA DUET: A Ritualistic Musical Journey Improvised With Traditional & Invented Instruments
Using a multitude of traditional acoustic and invented instruments, ACKAMOOR/MOLINA DUET creates a ritualistic, improvised musical journey that takes the listeners through various sonic territories, including ambient, experimental, jazz, American folk, and more.

Fri 10/02 8:00 PM Brava Theater Center [2781 24th St., San Francisco, CA]
Composer and bassist Lisa Mezzacappa presents the Bay Area premiere of Glorious Ravage, a panoramic song cycle featuring a large ensemble of California improvisers with new film, video and animation by Janis Crystal Lipzin, Kathleen Quillian, Alfonso Alvarez and Konrad Steiner.
With: Fay Victor, Myra Melford, Mark Dresser, Nicole Mitchell, Vinny Golia, Michael Dessen, Darren Johnston, Kyle Bruckmann, Cory Wright, Dina Maccabee, Kjell Nordeson, Jordan Glenn, John Finkbeiner, Tim Perkis, and Mezzacappa.

Fri 10/02 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Thingamajigs presents another year of exciting new musical works for homemade instruments, found objects, DIY inventions, and alternate tunings by some of the Bay Area’s most innovative artists. Instrument inventors are a rare breed; but at this year’s 18th annual Music for People and Thingamajigs Festival, a dozen of the finest experimental instrument builders will be entertaining all ages crowds at the Center for New Music.

Fri 10/02 10:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
The Lost Trio + The Empty Cage Quartet

Saturday, October 3

Sat 10/03 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Thingamajigs presents another year of exciting new musical works for homemade instruments, found objects, DIY inventions, and alternate tunings by some of the Bay Area’s most innovative artists. Instrument inventors are a rare breed; but at this year’s 18th annual Music for People and Thingamajigs Festival, a dozen of the finest experimental instrument builders will be entertaining all ages crowds at the Center for New Music.

Sat 10/03 8:00 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2087 Addison Street Berkeley]
Ben Goldberg School

Sat 10/03 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Yoshi Wada & Tashi Wada

Sunday, October 4

Sun 10/04 4:00 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
NORTHERN WINDS & VOICES
New and old Finnish tribal folk songs arranged exploring the universal connections between immigrants and their motherlands. Featured musicians: Heikki Koskinen (pno&winds), Kati Pienimäki Schenker (vocals), Rent Romus, (winds), Steve Heckman (winds), Noah Schenker (bass)

Sun 10/04 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Thingamajigs presents another year of exciting new musical works for homemade instruments, found objects, DIY inventions, and alternate tunings by some of the Bay Area’s most innovative artists. Instrument inventors are a rare breed; but at this year’s 18th annual Music for People and Thingamajigs Festival, a dozen of the finest experimental instrument builders will be entertaining all ages crowds at the Center for New Music.

Sun 10/04 7:00 PM Freight & Salvage [2020 Addison St. Berkeley]
GYANI Indo Jazz ~ Cutting-edge East West Collaboration
World class musicians share their passion for exploring and expanding the possibilities of classical Indian raga and jazz in cutting-edge improvisation of global traditions and rhythms. Binay Pathak, Indian Vocal and Harmonium, Osam Ezzeldin, Keyboard, Jesse Sheehan, Saxophone, Vishal Nagar, Tabla, Abbos Kosimov, Doira. Breathtaking vocal and instrumental dialogues between musicians.

Sun 10/04 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [Outsound Presents @ Musicians Union Hall 116 Ninth St @ Mission SF 94103]
7:30pm Dan Plonsey solo
8:30pm Talking Frog
Karen Stackpole – gongs/Bill Noertker – contrabass

Sun 10/04 8:00 PM Second Act [1727 Haight St. SF]
ELECTRIC SHADOW THEATER: FILM TRUTH + SURREAL SOUND BY FUSHIGI KENKYŪKAI (不思議研究会)
◉ Silent films by Dziga Vertov (Дзига Вертов), Man Ray, and Maya Deren ◉ with music by Jorge Bachmann, Beth Custer, Bryan Day, Thomas Dimuzio, Tom Djll, & Joe Lasqo.

Monday, October 5

Mon 10/05 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music–
Set #1: Patrick Cress’s Telepathy (powerhouse modern jazz)
(Patrick Cress-sax, Michael Bello-ts, Sam Bevan-b, Jeff Marrs-dms)
Set #2: ROVA (legendary Bay Area saxophone quartet)
(Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin, Steve Adams, Bruce Ackley)
Set #3: Tim DeCillis’s Harbinger (percussion powered creative music)
(Theo Padouvas-tpt, Cory Wright-winds, Safa Shokrai-b, Alex Cohen-gtr, Tim DeCillis-dms/pc)

Mon 10/05 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Monday Nights with Oakland Freedom Jazz Series Presents Barrera + Sreekrishnan

Tuesday, October 6

Tue 10/06 7:41 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
sfSoundSalonSeries presents: Tone Ramblings – Eric Mandat + friends
For more than 35 years, clarinetist/composer Eric Mandat has been at the forefront of clarinet extended performance techniques exploration, particularly multiphonics, microtones, and timbral modulations. He will perform mixed improvisations and compositions along with Tom Djll, John McCowen, and members of sfSoundGroup.

Wednesday, October 7

Wed 10/07 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
For our October installment of the Meridian Composers In Performance series we present Duluth, MN instrument inventor Tim Kaiser and Berkeley’s Thomas Carnacki.

Wed 10/07 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society Presents Adams/Boisen/Rowe + Jaroba/Norton/ Robinson

Thursday, October 8

Thu 10/08 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series @ 509 Cultural Center [509 Ellis Street SF]
8:10pm Adam Adhiyatma solo
8:40pm Bad Jazz w/Bryan Day, Tania Chen and others!
9:25pm Chinese Fire Drill
Dave Dave Dupuis-nunshorn, Sung Kim-nunshorn, Brian Pedersen-clarinet/sax

Friday, October 9

Fri 10/09 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
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.
Celebrating the release of their Debut CD on Tzadik.