Upcoming Vancouver Shows in 2016

Garth Knox performing on viola Photo: Claire S...

Source: Vancouver New Music.

Garth Knox (UK/France) – Viola d’amore
Saturday, February 13, 2016; 8 PM
Free pre-show chat at 7:15 PM
The Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd floor, Vancouver)
Experience the sounds of an original and exotic instrument – the viola d’amore – in the hands of celebrated, virtuosic soloist Garth Knox. A colorful multi-stringed instrument originating in the European Baroque period, and much favored by Vivaldi, the viola d’amore’s full harmonic resonance and strikingly subtle and seductive sounds can be heard in a mixture of old and new music, masterfully played by Knox. The performance will feature world premieres of new works by Farshid Samandari and Donald Stewart.

Nicole Lizée & DJ P-Love (Montreal/New York) – New Work* and Kubrick Études
Saturday, March 12, 2016; 8 PM
Free pre-show chat at 7:15 PM
The Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd floor, Vancouver)
A re-interpretation and re-imagining of turntable culture, Nicole Lizée’s new multimedia work forms an immersive installation-like experience, integrating damaged and glitched film, stop-motion, silkscreen art, and two powerhouse performers: DJ P-Love (Paolo Kapunan) on turntables and Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa on piano.

eighth blackbird & Sleeping Giant (US) – Hand Eye
Saturday, April 30, 2016; 8 PM
Free pre-show chat at 7:15 PM
The Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd floor, Vancouver)
Hand Eye brings together a musical dream­team: multi-Grammy­ winning ensemble eighth blackbird, and superstar composer sextet Sleeping Giant unite for an evening­length work fizzing with the alchemy of twelve strong personalities.

San Francisco Scene: December 18-23, 2015

English: Rent Romus performing at the San Fran...

From the Bay Improviser:

Friday, December 18

Fri 12/18 7:00 PM LAND AND SEA [5428 San Pablo Ave Oakland, CA]

Fri 12/18 8:00 PM Turquoise Yantra Grotto [32 Turquoise Way SF]
Movie Night
@ Turquoise Yantra Grotto
Friday December 18, 8-10 pm
Cheryl Leonard
Bryan Day
Brother’s Quarrel feat. Amanda Chaudhary
Jaroba w/ David Samas
Join us for the first in a series of movie nights at TYG exploring live sound for new visuals with 4 short sets from Bay Area luminaries of free improv. Winter is chilly, so curl up with us by the fire and sip cider for the avant equivalent of Netlix and chill. Bring your eyes and ears and we’ll provide the popcorn.

Fri 12/18 8:00 PM Second Act [1727 Haight St. SF]
The Phantom Carriage (1921) ~ with live music by That Hideous Strength

Saturday, December 19

Sat 12/19 8:00 PM Turquoise Yantra Grotto [32 Turquoise Way SF]
First Music/ The Human Instrument an Evening of, for and from the voice
The Cornelius Cardew Choir, Tom Bickley Director
Oa, Matt Davignon and Hugh Behm-Steinberg
@ Turquoise Yantra Grotto

Friday December 19, 8-10 pm
32 turquoise way sf
Paragraph 7 by Cornelius Cardew
Ternary Canon and Circling Intervals written Rae Diamond for the Longtone Choir
The Burning Book + The Ives Family Christmas by David Samas with community participation
and original improvisations for processed voice by OA

Sunday, December 20

Sun 12/20 7:00 PM Subterranean Arthouse [2179 Bancroft Way Berkeley]
An evening of immersive sonic experience with the Long Tone Choir (led by Rae Diamond) and Ritual 1: thicket ensemble (Mateo Lugo & Suki O’Kane)

Sun 12/20 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
**Bright Darkness** a Winter Solstice Concert
8:00pm Weeks/McCowan/Genovese
Sam Genovese – electronics, John McCowen – clarinet, Tom Weeks – alto saxophone
8:45pm Stanley/Marshall/Ciampa
Christina Stanley – violin, Joshua Marshall – tenor saxophone, Britt Ciampa – drums
9:30pm Romus/Pumpelly/Marshall
Eric Marshall – bass, Rob Pumpelly – drums Rent Romus – alto/c-melody/soprano/bells/flutes

Monday, December 21

Mon 12/21 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland 94610]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society presents: Tom Djll / John McCowen / Kyle Bruckmann
plus LOW UFO (Will Northlich-Redmond/Karl Evangelista). Doors 9:00PM / Show 9:30PM

Wednesday, December 23

Wed 12/23 9:00 PM VAMP music • art • consignment [331 19th Street Oakland]
Live @ Vamp presents DITTO plus TAINTED PUSSY plus VAMP Holiday Party!

DMG Newsletter December 18th 2015

Albert Ayler

Source: DMG.

Two from Frank Zappa! Creative Music Studio Archives Two: Braxton & Crispell, Kalaparusha & Paul Motian Trios, Don Cherry, Frederic Rzewski & Karl Berger, Charles Brackeen..! Albert Ayler‘s ‘Bell’ Expanded! MUTA! New from Innova:

Gordon Beeferman, Ethel & NYFA Collection! More from Leap of Faith & Metal Chaos Ensembles! Rare Restocks from Douglas Ewart & Sonny Simmons! Plus Historic Discs from Moebius & Plank! Current 93! Michael Morley! Peter Frohmader! Gen Ken Montgomery! Robert Rich! Pierre Bastien and Even More..!


The DMG FREE Weekly In-Store Concert Series Continues With:

Sunday, December 20th:

Sunday, December 27:
BEN GOLDBERG & FRIENDS will Get Down & Get Funky!

January 3rd, 2016:
6pm: BEN GOLDBERG – Residency Set Number Six!
7pm: LOUISE D.E. JENSEN – Solo Alto Sax & Voice!

Sunday, January 10th:
6pm: ANTLERS & CAPILLARIES featuring: Daniel Levine/Kenny Warren/Sean Ali/Flin Van Hemmen!
7pm: THE SANDBOX: Eliot Cardinaux / Dennis Zurilovitch / Daniel Levine / Joanna Mattrey / Isaac Luxon / Devin Gray!

Sunday, January 17th:

Sunday, January 24th: 6pm: ALVARO DOMENE/BRIGGAN KRAUSS!
7pm: JORGE NUNO – Solo Guitar!

Sunday, January 31st:
6pm: ANA ISMA VEIL – Solo Vocal CD Release Set!