San Francisco Scene: October 30 – November 6, 2015

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From the Bay Improviser:

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

Saturday, October 31

Sat 10/31 5:00 PM Ohmega Salvage [2400 & 2407 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, California 94702]
Hallow’s Eve Concert At Ohmega Salvage with Ol Silver Tongue~Golda~Two Aerials~Bill Baird~DunkelpeK~neem

Sat 10/31 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Jaap Blonk with CORAL REMAINS
As a special Halloween treat, we bring you the acclaimed vocal artist and interpreter of avant garde sound works, Jaap Blonk. Blonk will perform Antonin Artaud‘s seminal 1947 radio art shocker “To Have Done with the Judgement of God.” Banned instantly by French radio Artaud’s blackened and cathartic masterpiece retains the power to shock and remains an atavistic totem of human barbarity. Blonk uses Artaud’s fragments of phonetic poetry as a basis for improvisations, duelling with unpredictable live electronics. He will also perform from his own “Songs of Little Sleep.”

Sunday, November 1

Sun 11/01 7:49 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
sfSoundSalonSeries presents Akiyama / Eubanks / Kahn / Nakamura
An electro-acoustic quartet comprising four major figures in the late-1990s development of eai/onkyo/lowercase improvisation, now abrasively extending beyond its accrued boundaries: Tetuzi Akiyama // guitar – Bryan Eubanks // saxophone, electronics – Jason Kahn // drums, percussion – Toshimaru Nakamura // no-input mixing board

Tuesday, November 3

Tue 11/03 7:30 PM Tom’s Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Tatsuya Nakatani (percussion) and Michel Doneda (saxophone) with Phillip Greenlief (saxophone)
Tatsuya Nakatani is an old friend, having played at Tom’s Place in 2014 and 2012. This time, in addition to meeting up with his old duo partner Phillip Greenlief, he will be bringing Michel Doneda with him.

Thursday, November 5

Thu 11/05 6:00 PM Mills College Student Union [5000 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA]
Concert premiering instruments for hearing and nonhearing audiences alike created by artist Tarek Atoui in collaboration with UC Berkeley faculty and students, CNMAT, and Meyer Sound. With musicians William Winant, James Fei, and others.

Thu 11/05 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
FREE opening reception for “Tune for Minimum Smoke II” by Sudhu Tewari- demonstration and chat at 7
Sudhu Tewari has been called a professional bricoleur, junkyard maven and young audio-gadgeteer. Sudhu builds electronic audio devices, electro-acoustic musical instruments, kinetic sculpture, interactive installations, wearable sound art, mechanical televisions, physical models of astrophysical phenomena, and sound sculpture.

Thu 11/05 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street @ 6th St San Francisco, CA]
8pm: Agnes Szelag (voice, cello, electronics)
9pm: Christian Pincock (trombone, electronics)

Friday, November 6

Fri 11/06 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Hocket: Four Hands
NEXMAP is proud to present Los Angeles based new music piano duo HOCKET in a concert of eclectic repertoire for piano-four hands and toy pianos. This evening’s program features newly commissioned pieces as well as masterworks from select leading voices of American composition.

Fri 11/06 8:00 PM Hertz Hall [UC Berkeley campus near corner of College and Bancroft Berkeley]
Ensemble Intercontemporain
Nearly 40 years after it was founded by Pierre Boulez, the revered Ensemble Intercontemporain is still the benchmark for excellence for new music ensembles the world over.