Friday, February 5
Fri 2/05 7:00 PM VAMP music • art • consignment [331 19th Street Oakland]
VAMP presents THE ART of JACOB PEK
Live music by Jakob Pek plus special guest(s)
Fri 2/05 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Legendary Ethnic Heritage Ensemble All Star 2016 Tour begins in February during Black History Month. Internationally acclaimed percussionist, composer, and band leader Kahil El’Zabar will premier a brand new Ethnic Heritage Ensemble featuring two masterful icons of the modern jazz idiom: Baritone sax giant, Hamiet Bluiett, and trombone titan, Craig Harris!
Fri 2/05 9:00 PM Starry Plough [3101 Shattuck Ave @ Prince Berkeley]
JACK O’ THE CLOCK
Scott Amendola w/ Kasey Knudsen (sax) and Jason Hoopes (bass)
Fri 2/05 10:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Fred Frith/Darren Johnston CD Release Concert, + The Holly Martins
Saturday, February 6
Sat 2/06 5:00 PM ProArts Gallery [150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza Oakland, CA]
Obelisk Trio with Kyle Bruckmann, Chris Brown & Theresa Wong
Sat 2/06 7:30 PM CCRMA [CCRMA – The Knoll 660 Lomita Dr. Stanford, CA 94305]
People Making Sounds is a project co-organized by Weston Olencki & Charlie Sdraulig. We present experimental sound art, conceptual music, & iterations of expanded sonic practice. Performances feature, but are not limited to, instruments, objects, gestures, tapes, & videos.
Sat 2/06 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
William Winant PERCUSSION GROUP AND BLOOD MOON
Nava Dunkelman and Robert Lopez:
Calder Hannan–Orchid Drift Gaps (2015)
Kristina Warren–Choose (2014)
Rachel Devorah Trapp–overmorrow : no attack in progress (2015)
William Winant Percussion Group:William Winant
Matthew Burtner–The Speed of Sound in an Ice Rain (2015)
Christopher Luna–Vortex (2015)
Sophia Shen–Rite of the Elves (2015)
Sunday, February 7
Sun 2/07 7:30 PM The Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St @ 22nd Oakland, CA]
SOLO-DUO-TRIO w/ Jordan Glenn, Kasey Knudsen, Luke Westbrook, Gabby Fluke-Mogul, Adam Hirsch and John McCowen
Monday, February 8
Mon 2/08 7:30 PM Songlines Series at Mills [Mill College Ensemble Room 5000 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA 94613]
Composer Carl Stone will talk about his early roots studying with Morton Subotnick and James Tenney, discuss his musical life living in Tokyo, and present recent works from his “Acid Minsoku” series.
Mon 2/08 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Kevin Corcoran / Jacob Felix Heule / John McCowen floor tom trio with special guests from Norway.
Tuesday, February 9
Tue 2/09 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Soundings 3.2. Join the Del Sol String Quartet as they explore the interface between new music and visual arts. The evening will feature Ben Johnston’s Americana String Quartet No. 10 paired with works by Jan Wurm (www.janwurm.com), a local artist whose paintings, drawings and artist books examine daily life and close encounters to reveal aspects of contemporary culture that inform our relationships. Along with performances by the Quartet, the evening will include discussion with the audience and artists followed by a reception.
Tue 2/09 7:30 PM Omni Oakland Commons [4799 Shattuck Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents: Gamelan X, Collision Stories (Bachmann/Day/Gendreau/Jones), & Sult.
Wednesday, February 10
Wed 2/10 7:44 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
sfSoundSalonSeries presents: People Making Sounds – Bromp Treb + Weston Olencki/Charlie Sdraulig
Two sets of performative, sonic performances of sounds and performing. Actions shall be undertaken in varying degrees of excess and understatement, rigor and befuddlement.
Wed 2/10 9:00 PM Doc’s Lab [124 Columbus Ave SF]
Billy White Group featuring Scott Amendola
Billy White is a young San Francisco-born pianst whose musical journeys have taken him far and wide.
Thursday, February 11
Thu 2/11 7:30 PM Exploratorium [Pier 15 Embarcadero at Green Street]
Guillermo Galindo’s artistic work sweeps across musical boundaries, flowing from symphonic compositions to performance art installations and beyond.
For Exploratorium’s evening music series Resonance, Galindo and his ensemble will perform “Resonant Shadows/ Circular Calls” on instruments made from immigrants’ personal belongings found along the border between Mexico and the United States.
Thu 2/11 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15pm: Toaster (guitars and drones)
8:45pm: Thea Farhadian (solo violin)
9:30pm: Donald Swearingen (electronics)
Thu 2/11 9:00 PM Starline Social Club [2236 Martin Luther King Oakland]
New Zombies meets up with the legendary dance party International Freakout A Go-Go in the Starline Ballroom. The band will perform a live set of avant party music between DJ sets of global soul-funk-disco-pop sounds from the inimitable Special Lord B, Bobby Ganush, and Ben Bracken.
Friday, February 12
Fri 2/12 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Switchboard Presents: Amaranth Quartet and Ogni Suono