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 http://www.sacredrealism.org/series/archive/Ashley_SR_12_04_15.mp3
Alex Cruse http://www.blunderbussmag.com/virus-in-paradise/
Josh Churchill http://www.joshuachurchill.com/tr/media.html
Windowpain Industries https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sxckTRrMZI
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