From the Bay Improviser:
Friday, October 23
Fri 10/23 8:00 PM Hertz Hall [UC Berkeley campus near corner of College and Bancroft Berkeley]
Cal Performances presents: Eco Ensemble
Cal Performances presents: Eco Ensemble
Notes on Light
feat. Anssi Karttunen, cello
The Tempest Songbook
feat. Jennifer Zetlan, soprano & Nikolas Nackley, baritone
Saturday, October 24
Sat 10/24 6:30 PM Jewish Community Center SF Kanbar Hall [3200 California St @ Presidio Ave SF]
Barrière & Saariaho
Concert begins at 7:30 PM
Pre-concert discussion at 6:30 PM
Two contemporary masters of multi-media, the composers Kaija Saariaho and Jean-Baptiste Barrière, are visiting the Bay Area in the 2015. SFCMP takes a close look at their most intimate works – solo pieces for instruments, electronics and (sometimes) video. From the lyrical to the visceral, these Saariaho and Barrière works run the gamut of sounds and emotions.
Sat 10/24 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
New works by Amber McZeal/Zander Brown, Ryan Pate and Bill Baird, exploring the meaning of jazz in the 21st century.
Sat 10/24 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Karl Evangelista’s Space Walk + Crystal Pascucci’s Jade: The Hardness
An evening of new jazz and cutting edge composition, featuring the debut of Karl Evangelista’s Space Walk project and the Oakland premiere of Crystal Pascucci’s Jade: The Hardness.
Sunday, October 25
Sun 10/25 12:00 PM Herbst Theatre & The Green Room [401 Van Ness Avenue (at McAllister) San Francisco, CA]
SFMUSIC DAY, is a musical festival unlike any other! This is a music festival full local ensembles that are internationally acclaimed, gathering for one day of nonstop music making. What really makes this festival different from any other, is that every performance is completely FREE and open to the public!
Sun 10/25 2:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
ORNETTE!: A TRIBUTE TO ORNETTE COLEMAN — ① Films (2:30pm matinée)
Two acclaimed documentaries, curated by Peter Esmonde, filmmaker of TRIMPIN: the sound of invention:
— Ornette: Made In America (dir. Shirley Clark)
— Moffett, David, And Ornette (dir. Dick Fontaine)
Sun 10/25 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley, CA 94708]
Jenny Maybee/Nick Phillips Trio @ Maybeck Studio (Berkeley), will be playing new music from their forthcoming album to be released in early 2016 on the Blue Coast Records label. Original songs and instrumentals spanning a range from free improvisation to lush, structured beauty. Fresh arrangements of favorite standards, and precision playing that focuses on space and silence!
Sun 10/25 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
ORNETTE!: A TRIBUTE TO ORNETTE COLEMAN — ② Show
◉ Set 1: John Ingle / Kjell Nordeson Duo • sax/percussion pas de deux in hyperspace
◉ Set 2: Aram Shelton’s Marches (Aram Shelton, Cory Wright, Steve Blum, Safa Shokrai (صفاء شکری), Britt Ciampa, Jordan Glenn) • double reed / double drum power in action
◉ Set 3: Joe Lasqo’s Tomorrow Is The Meta-Body (Lisle Ellis, Darren Johnston, Joe Lasqo, Donald Robinson) • réprise of bass/piano dialog from Ellis’ Ornette Coleman Songbook (Downbeat ✰✰✰✰✰), now expanded with trumpet, drums, & laptop. With visuals by Bill Thibault.
Sun 10/25 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [Outsound Presents @ Musicians Union Hall 116 Ninth St @ Mission SF 94103]
Tom Nunn – metal and cardboard, Ron Heglin – voice/trombone, Doug Carroll – cello
8:30 Ritual I-X (ten graphic scores grapples)
Joshua Marshall – saxophone, Theo Padouvas – trumpet
Eli Wallace – piano, Rob Pumpelly – drumset
Monday, October 26
Mon 10/26 7:30 PM Second Act [1727 Haight St. SF]
ORNETTE, LACY, & POINTS BEYOND…
◉ Set 1: ROVA Saxophone Quartet • compositions by Ornette associates Steve Lacy and John Carter, as well as a piece each by Rova member Jon Raskin, and British composer John Butcher.
◉ Set 2: Joe Lasqo’s Tomorrow Is The Meta-Body (Lisle Ellis, Darren Johnston, Joe Lasqo, Donald Robinson) • réprise of bass/piano dialog from Ellis’ Ornette Coleman Songbook (Downbeat ✰✰✰✰✰), now expanded with trumpet, drums, & laptop. With visuals by Bill Thibault.
Mon 10/26 7:30 PM Mills College Chapel [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
lucky cloud music series featuring solo performances by Sophie Dickinson, Kaori Suzuki, and Andrew Weathers.
Mon 10/26 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society Presents: Fluke-Mogul + Dunkelman
Wednesday, October 28
Wed 10/28 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE KRYSTLE AHMADYAR
Ruby Mountain with special guests
Ruby Mountain is a solo project of Artist-in-Residence Krystle Ahmadyar. On this night, she will be mixing vocals, field recordings from Afghanistan, found sounds, and electronic noise creating new works-in-progress.
Thursday, October 29
Thu 10/29 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
An intimate evening with the Del Sol String Quartet in their Soundings 3.0 series in which they explore the interface between new music and visual art. This performance will feature “Mythic Birds Waltz” by Terry Riley, in his 80th birthday year, alongside work of Kate Rannells (http://katerannells.com), an Oakland-based artist who focuses on a sense of place in mixed media works using paint, wax, and found and natural objects.
Thu 10/29 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford, CA 94305]
We are delighted to present an evening of music and video works by Jean-Baptiste Barrière and Kaija Saariaho. Both artists are in residence in the Bay Area this fall presenting a large number of performances and lectures, and we are very pleased that they have managed to fit a visit to CCRMA into their busy schedules. Jean-Baptiste Barrière will also present a preconcert talk – open to the public – early in the day at 5.00PM on the CCRMA Stage
Thu 10/29 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm SLOW slow LORIS
Slow Slow Loris is an experimental/avant-garde melodic noise-music duo based in Berlin, Germany; a collaboration of ANY and G6PD. Using voice and electronic devices, they reveal the melody within the discord.
Instagon is an invoked musical entity that is called upon by the deamon rider Lob and whomever he has asked to undertake this task with him for the current excursion.
Friday, October 30
Fri 10/30 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Norwegian composer/performer (French horn and electronics) Hild Sofie Tafjord presents a concert of her work, and new music developed with Mills students.
Fri 10/30 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Rova Saxophone Quartet: Pre-Tour Concert