San Francisco Scene: February 19-26, 2016

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From the Bay Improviser Calendar:

Friday, February 19

Fri 2/19 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
line upon line percussion
Austin-based percussion trio performs work by Matthew Shlomowitz, Thomas Meadowcroft, Andrew Greenwald, David Coll and Steve Snowden.

Saturday, February 20

Sat 2/20 3:00 PM Magazine A-168 [Mercado Ct and Railroad Ave Vallejo CA, 94592 (Mare Island Shoreline Preserve)]
Re:Sound Migration 2016
Saturday, February 20 – 3:30 PM
Loren Chasse (Portland, OR)
Suki O’Kane (Oakland)
Andrea Williams (Troy NY)
David Samas (San Francisco)

Sat 2/20 7:00 PM Radius Gallery [1050 River St. #127, Santa Cruz]
Indexical presents two multimedia performances that blur the lines of performance, language, movement, and composition. On Structure (Natacha Diels and Jessie Marino) presents their latest work “The Portal,” a fully staged multimedia performance created, designed, and performed by the duo. Chris Peck is a composer, computer musician, and improviser presenting a new work for projection and sound.

Sat 2/20 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Amy Reed and Collette McCaslin
Amy and Collette are are two women with very integrated approaches to music, especially improvisation. Their duo corresponds to a logic of magical thinking that is formed by deeper subconscious stirrings. Together, their percussive and subtle sounds wind in and out of synergy, sometimes clashing, sometimes relating in sublime synchronicity.

Sat 2/20 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Mills Music Now: Hilda Paredes. A concert of music by Mexican composer Hilda Paredes. Paredes is at Mills College for the week prior to this concert as the 2015-2016 Jean Macduff Vaux Composer-in-Residence.

Sat 2/20 9:00 PM Salt Lick [411 2nd. St. Oakland]
BAUS ~//~ Surplus 1980 ~//~ ESSES

Sunday, February 21

Sun 2/21 3:00 PM Re:Sound Migration A-168 [Mercado Ct and Railroad Ave Vallejo CA 94592]
Re:Sound Migration 2016
Re:Sound explores the relationship between forgotten spaces, sound abstraction and the natural environment. The series takes place on the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve, a 215-acre park that formerly served as one of the first Naval Ammunition Depots. The event is held in a concrete munitions storage magazine measuring 55’x100′ with ceilings over 15′. The architecture of the building traps sound resulting in a prolonged reverberation.

Sun 2/21 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, February 22

Mon 2/22 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) [2155 Center Street Berkeley, CA 94720]
An evening of composer-performers including Evan Ziporyn, influential clarinetist and cofounder of the Bang on a Can All-Stars. Though based on the East Coast, Cal alumnus Ziporyn maintains his ties to Berkeley; his opera A House in Bali premiered at Cal Performances in 2009. Local groundbreaking singer and composer Amy X Neuburg, who has “scoped out her own territory in the gulf between pop and classical” (Village Voice), returns to BAMPFA as well. And the delightfully inventive Luciano Chessa performs his irreverent and abstract sonic experiments in our new building for the first time.

Tuesday, February 23

Tue 2/23 8:00 PM PianoFight [144 Taylor St SF]
ELECTRIC SHADOW THEATER: FILM TRUTH + SURREAL SOUND BY FUSHIGI KENKYŪKAI (不思議研究会)
◉ Films by Jean Cocteau, Fernand Léger, and Maya Deren ◉ with music by Jorge Bachmann, Beth Custer, Bryan Day, Thomas Dimuzio, Tom Djll, Joe Lasqo, David Michalak, & Suki O’Kane
Fushigi Kenkyūkai (不思議研究会) means “Paranormal Research Society”. The truth is out there… beyond normal reality.
The program uses two surrealist film classics and a cubo-futurist mechanical “ballet” to find it.
◉ Line-up: Jorge Bachmann (electronics) — Beth Custer (bass & other clarinets, vocals) — Bryan Day (invented instruments)
 — Thomas Dimuzio (electronics) — Tom Djll (surrealist prepared trumpet) — Joe Lasqo (laptop/MSP | piano | objects) — David Michalak (skatchbox | lap steel guitar | film curator) — Suki O’Kane (percussion)
◉ Part 1: Cubist Culottes & Surrealist Shorts (33 min)
— Fernand Léger: Ballet mécanique
— Maya Deren (Майя Дерен): Meshes Of The Afternoon
◉ Part 2: Mind-altering Main Feature (55 min)
— Jean Cocteau: Blood Of A Poet (Le sang d’un poète)

Wednesday, February 24

Wed 2/24 7:30 PM Tom’s Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Carla Harryman‘s “Gardener of Stars, an Opera” featuring Jon Raskin (electronics, concertina, voice)& Carla Harryman (voice)
and excerpts from Harryman’s “Occupying Theodore W Adorno’s ‘Music and New Music'”, feat. Harrayman and Gino Robair (prepared piano)

Wed 2/24 8:00 PM Comstock Saloon [155 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA]
Trio with Vijay Anderson, Ben Goldberg and Ken Filiano

Thursday, February 25

Thu 2/25 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Arrington de Dionyso – voice/bass clarinet/invented winds
China Star – soprano saxophone/invented winds
+ Guests John McCowan – clarinets, Christina Stanley – violin, Rent Romus – saxophones/flutes, Thollem Electric – keyboard

Friday, February 26

Fri 2/26 6:00 PM Presidio Officer’s Club [50 Moraga Avenue San Francisco, CA]
Hafez Modirzadeh Love and Respect Septet

Fri 2/26 7:30 PM Point Richmond Jazz [201 Martina St., Point Richmond, CA 94801]
Jazz Quintet FIVEPlay will be joined by the Point Richmond Jazz String Quartet in an evening of arrangements and improvisational music. FivePlay leader Tony Corman has written arrangements for his group + String Quartet that include improvised sections for all players including strings