Friday, November 13
Fri 11/13 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Switchboard Presents: MaryClare Bryztwa and Aunt Rose
Saturday, November 14
Sat 11/14 12:00 PM Noisebridge Hackerspace [2169 Mission St SF]
Godwaffle Noise Pancakes NOON
November 14th 2015- Saturday!
Sat 11/14 8:00 PM The ROOM Series (at Royce Gallery) [2901 Mariposa St between Harrison & Alabama SF]
ROOM: Combinatory Duets Pt. 1
Jorge Bachmann, Lisa Mezzacappa, Amy X Neuburg, and Teddy Rankin-Parker (w/Pamela Z joining for the finale) play the first of two evenings each featuring four Bay Area contemporary/creative musicians performing improvised duets in every possible combination at The Royce Gallery at 8pm in San Francisco, CA
Sat 11/14 8:00 PM Turquoise Yantra Grotto [32 Turquoise Way SF]
Join us for an evening of endless sounds with the legendary invented instrument composer/performer Paul Dresher. Your night begins wandering through the Grotto, encountering unique self playing instruments from Larnie Fox based on cranks (analog looping) and continuous bowing. Master woodworker and inventor Sung Kim will play solo on his evolutions of the hurdy gurdy as seen in the Window Gallery at the Center for New Music SF.
Sat 11/14 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Optical Sound #4 ~ New York Ghetto Fish Market 1903 (2006) ~ Orcutt•Heule•Rivero
The fourth in a monthly series of improv music to soundless films at The Center For New Music. This evening the film will be New York Ghetto Fish Market 1903 (2006) by Ken Jacobs. The ensemble will be: Bill Orcutt, Jacob Felix Heule, and Danishta Rivero.
Sunday, November 15
Sun 11/15 3:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
THREE’S COMPANY—MUSIC FOR MULTIPLE HARPSICHORDS – An Early Music concert with Belle Bulwinkle, Phebe Craig, and Katherine Westine performing music by J.S. Bach, W.F. Bach, Rameau, Soler, and Mattheson.
Sun 11/15 4:00 PM Fort Mason Center [2 Marina Boulevard BUILDING B Studio 301 San Francisco]
Del Sol String Quartet – Mason Music: November (San Francisco)
Mason Music is a new musical experience presented by the Del Sol Quartet in the intimacy of a private art studio at the historic Fort Mason. Come sample handcrafted, curated music that include a variety of musical artisans.
Sun 11/15 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
Heikki Koskinen’s Northern Winds & Voices
**70th Birthday celebration performance**
Kati Pienimäki Schenker – vocals, Steve Heckman – saxes, flutes & clarinets, Rent Romus – saxes, flutes & kantele, and Noah Schenker – bass Heikki Koskinen – piano, e-tpt, tenor recorder, kantele
Monday, November 16
Mon 11/16 7:30 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [Mills College Music Building 5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland, CA 94613]
Virtuoso of the latex balloon Judy Dunaway will present improvisational works on balloons of various shapes and sizes, as well as her audience participation piece “Balloon Symphony No. 2.”
Mon 11/16 9:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society Presents:
Life’s Blood Ensemble performs “Haven” a meditation of music on the subject of haven, what we all seek from within and without featuring Heikki Koskinen, Joshua Marshall, Safa Shokrai, Scott Walton, Timothy Orr, Rent Romus
ALSO Jennifer Wilsey with Jakob Pek duo
DOORS AT 9PM, SHOW AT 9:30PM
$10-$15 sliding scale
Tuesday, November 17
Tue 11/17 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford, CA 9430]
David Kant and Andrew C. Smith rework and reinterpret pieces by David Dunn, Larry Polansky, and Robert Ashley. David Kant performs David Dunn’s “Thresholds and Fragile States,” for a network of eight chaotic oscillators, using his digital implementation of the original analog circuits. Andrew C. Smith performs Larry Polansky’s solo piece “Piano Study #5” for just intonation Fender Rhodes, drawing on Polansky’s performance history and archival recordings of the piece. Finally, the duo performs “The Park” from Robert Ashley’s Perfect Lives, with saxophone, Rhodes, and electronics, following the composer’s instructions that the “score” for the piece is the text itself.
Wednesday, November 18
Wed 11/18 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Adam Hirsch / Alex Christie duo Plus OMMO
East Bay composer/improvisers Adam Hirsch and Alex Christie re-imagine together the extended languages of the saxophone and the computer through duo improvisations.
OMMO is an electro-acoustic duo comprised of Julie Moon and Adria Otte.
Wed 11/18 8:00 PM Second Act [1727 Haight St. SF]
Wed 11/18 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Judy Dunaway: Balloon Music
Judy Dunaway performs avant-garde compositions and free improvisations on amplified latex balloons played as musical instruments. She plays a variety of shapes and sizes of balloon instruments, each with it’s own special qualities, pushing the extremes of both pitch range and artistic limits. Known internationally for the past 20 years as a “virtuoso of the balloon,” she has presented her work at many major venues and festivals throughout North America and Europe.
Thursday, November 19
Thu 11/19 7:30 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Free World ~ 3rd Thursdays
conÂ·jure: make (something) appear unexpectedly or seemingly from nowhere as if by magic
India Cooke, violin
Lewis Jordan, saxophone, word
Joe McKinley, contrabass
Kele Nitoto, percussion
Donald Robinson, set drum
Thu 11/19 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Josh Allen – tenor saxophone
9pm Tom Weeks Group
Thu 11/19 9:00 PM Winters Tavern [1522 Francisco Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044]
Tri-Cornered Tent Show and Pachuco Cadaver share the bill at Winters Tavern to present a truly creative and unusual night of musical excursion.
Friday, November 20
Fri 11/20 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Angels and Watermarks: Flight into the Unknown
Faythe Vollrath, hailed by the Wall Street Journal for her “subtly varied tempo and rhythm that sounds like breathing,” proposes an exciting concert of twenty-first century repertoire for solo harpsichord, including recently commissioned works.