San Francisco Scene: January 15-21, 2016

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From the Bay Improviser Calendar:

Friday, January 15

Fri 1/15 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford, CA 94305]
Splinter Reeds play new acoustic and electroacoustic works by Stanford composers. Splinter Reeds is the Bay Area’s first reed quintet, comprising five innovative musicians with a shared passion for new music. The ensemble is committed to presenting top tier performances of today’s best contemporary composition, showcasing the vast possibilities of the reed quintet with an emphasis on commissioning new works, collaborating with fellow musicians and artists, and educating the next generation of musicians and music enthusiasts.

Fri 1/15 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Ken Ueno & Matt Ingalls + sinecure
This concert will feature two noise improv duos: Ken Ueno and Matt Ingalls + sinecure (Luke Martin and Ben Levinson).

Saturday, January 16

Sat 1/16 7:00 PM Episcopal Church of the Incarnation [1750 29th Ave SF]
A chamber music concert with the Circadian String Quartet, featuring music of Samuel Barber, Philip Glass, and Antonín Dvorák.

Sat 1/16 7:33 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
sfSoundSalonSeries presents: SPLINTER REEDS vs. Stanford Composers – Who Will Win?
Splinter Reeds – the West Coast’s only professional reed quintet – will perform hair-raising new works for reeds and/or electronics developed during the previous week’s residency at Stanford University’s CCRMA.

Sunday, January 17

Sun 1/17 2:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St. San Francisco, CA 94103]
Constructing a Musical Phrase from the Ground Up Workshop
Fullman offers an introduction to Just Intonation, theory and practice and musical instrument design and construction.

Sun 1/17 7:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
A night of composition and improvisation with Bay Area composer/performers Beth Schenck and Lisa Mezzacappa
7 pm: Duo B- Lisa Mezzacappa and Jason Levis
7:45 pm: Beth Schenck’s Nonetheless: Beth Schenck, Cory Wright, Matt Wrobel, Lisa Mezzacappa and Jordan Glenn

Sun 1/17 7:30 PM Temescal Art Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation improv workshop). The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or just come to listen. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names.

Monday, January 18

Mon 1/18 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
◉ Set 1, 9:30pm: DunkelpeK, w special guest Joshua Marshall
Line-up: Nava Dunkelman: percussion — Jakob Pek: prepared guitar/objects — Joshua Marshall: saxophones
3 barrier-breakers on their respective instruments unite to shatter the mirror of reality with their telepathic flow
◉ Set 2, 10:30pm: Aaron Bennett’s Electro-Magnetic Trans-Personal Orchestra
Line-up: Aaron Bennett: sax, leader & compositions — Robert Ewing: trombone — John Finkbeiner: guitar — Ron Heglin: trombone & voice — Joe Lasqo: MSP/laptop, piano, objects — Lisa Mezzacappa: bass
E.M.T.P.O. use the electro-magnetic field of their collective mind, tuned & amp’d by means of unique “breathing chart” compositions in a special graphic notation, to focus & unleash orgone-accelerating energies.

Tuesday, January 19

Tue 1/19 7:30 PM Tom’s Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Lisa Mezzacappa (contrabass) and Nicole Mitchell (flute, etc.)
Nava Dunkelman (percussion) and Jakob Pek (guitar)

Wednesday, January 20

Wed 1/20 7:45 PM Second Act [1727 Haight St. SF]
Sam Ashley
Alex Cruse
Josh Churchill
Windowpain Industries

Thursday, January 21

Thu 1/21 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford, CA 94305]
Ashley Bellouin and Ben Bracken make music with both traditional and hand made instruments that exploit the natural overtones and sympathetic vibrations generated by highly redundant tuning systems.

Thu 1/21 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Jorge Bachman & Michael Gendreau
9pm Guinea Pig
Tony Passarell, Rent Romus, Tim Orr, Doug Carroll

DMG Newsletter January 15th 2016

Source: DMG.

Daevid Allen & University of Errors Farewell! Four from Trio X (Joe McPhee/Dominic Duval/Jay Levin)! David Ades With Tony Malaby/Mark Helias/Gerald Cleaver! Christy Doran/Jamaaladeen Tacuma Hendrix Tribute! Robin Verheyen/Russ Johnson/Drew Gress/Jeff Davis! Michel Godrad & Le Miroir Du Temps!

Two from Ken Vandermark with Nate Wooley & Audio One! Spoken Words Gems from HAGL! Anne Waldman/Thurston Moore/Clark Coolidge & Two More Harry Smith Poetry Tributes! The Residents! Richard Youngs! Premature Burial: Peter Evans/Matt Nelson/Dan Peck! Two LPs from Peter Brotzmann! The Thing! PFM! More and More..!


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

Sunday, January 17th:
7pm: JEFF PLATZ & DMITRY ISHENKO – Guitar & Bass Duo

Sunday, January 24th:

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

Sunday, February 7th:

Five-Part Stockhausen Series Streaming on BBC Radio 3 

English: Karlheinz Stockhausen on 7 March 2004...

Source: Memories and Music.

There aren’t many composers with a place on the cover of a Beatles LP – Karlheinz Stockhausen‘s face is top row, fifth from the left on Sergeant Pepper. Stockhausen’s name is better known than almost any other composer of our age. Yet even though much of his music isn’t well known, by reputation he excites extremes of opinion. An open mind is all you need, when, for the first time on Composer of the Week, as part of Radio 3‘s “New Year New Music” season “Donald Macleod and his guest, composer, writer and broadcaster Robert Worby introduce you to the mind and music of one of the most original and innovative composers who’s ever lived.

Creative Music in DC

Saturday, January 16 @ 8pm
Nick Mazzarella Trio :: Janel and Anthony :: Time Toss
Nick Mazzarella Trio (Creative Music, Chicago)
Nick Mazzarella – Alto Sax
Anton Hatwich – Bass
Frank Rosaly – Drums
Janel and Anthony (Creative Music, DMV)
Time Toss (Intelligent Smooth Jazz, Baltimore)
Suggested Donation $10
Union Arts DC (3rd Floor)
411 New York Ave NE
Enter through the loading dock off the corner of 4th and Penn Street NE

Every Wednesday @ 7:30pm
Creative Music Workshop
The Creative Music Workshop brings together some of DC’s most dedicated Creative Musicians together. Each session features an opportunity to explore various aspects of improvised music and experimentalism.
Union Arts DC
411 New York Ave NE
Enter through the loading dock off the corner of 4th and Penn Street NE

Sunday, January 17 @ 4pm
2nd Annual Jazz + Freedom – A Benefit for Black Lives Matter
Five of D.C.’s brightest and most conscious jazz acts will perform, and representatives from Black Lives Matter DMV will be there to discuss issues and platforms for change. They’ll also moderate an opening panel discussion with the performers. The musician panelists will be a multi-generational group, each with their own approaches to jazz, rooted in their widely different perspectives and experiences.
Panel Discussion with Black Lives Matter DMV
Savannah Grace Harris Trio
Fred Foss Trio
Reginald Cyntje Duo
Jazz and Freedom Octet
Renaissance Trio, feat. Nasar Abadey, Allyn Johnson, and James King
Suggested Donation $$$$$ for the Black Lives Matter Movement
Union Arts DC (3rd Floor)
411 New York Ave NE
Enter through the loading dock off the corner of 4th and Penn Street NE

Saturday, February 20 @ 8pm
Marie Davidson :: Neuromodulation :: Claire :: Rosemary Arp
Marie Davidson (Electro-synth vocalizations, Montreal)
Ginger Breaker (Neuromodulation, Montreal)
Violence de Masse (Neuromodulation/ex Vox Nihili, Montreal)
Claire (Ascetic House, RVA)
Rosemary Arp (Broken Call, DC)
Admission $7
Union Arts DC (3rd Floor)
411 New York Ave NE
Enter through the loading dock off the corner of 4th and Penn Street NE

Every 2nd Sunday of the Month
CapitalBop’s DC Jazz Loft
The DC Jazz Loft showcases and stimulates the talent and forward-focused creative thought that is occurring in the DC Jazz community. On the second Sunday of every month, at Union Arts DC, a variety of idioms and approaches to Jazz are presented by members of the diverse local scene.
Union Arts DC
411 New York Ave NE
Enter through the loading dock off the corner of 4th and Penn Street NE