San Francisco Scene: March 4-11, 2016

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From the Bay Improviser Calendar:

Friday, March 4

Fri 3/04 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
8pm:
Two Aerials
Mark Clifford – vibes, drums, electronics, keys
Crystal Pascucci – cello, voice, electronics, keys
9pm:
Johnston, Johnson & Anderson
Darren Johnston – Trumpet
Max Johnson – Double Bass
Vijay Anderson – Drums

Saturday, March 5

Sat 3/05 4:00 PM St. John’s Presbyterian Church [2727 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705]
An evening of new works, presented by baritone Thomas Buckner, with premieres, including Bun Ching Lam’s “Canzoniere CXXVI” for voice, flute, and therobo (based on Renaissance poet Francesco Petrarca’s most famous poem to Laura) and an epic new work from “Blue” Gene Tyranny, “Solving Scriabin’s Chord (Love, Consider, Imagine)” , for voice and piano. Also on the program is an untitled work for solo theorbo by Kyle Hovatter performed by Adam Cockerham, and Wadada Leo Smith’s “Henry David Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience, 1849, Six Ideas” for voice, piano, cello, alto flute, viola, percussion and pre-recorded sounds by Louis Lopez, conducted by Wadada Leo Smith.

Sat 3/05 9:00 PM The Hatch [402 15th Street, Oakland, CA 94612]
Grex, Inner Ear Brigade, Mark Allen-Piccolo at The Hatch
Grex (Karl Evangelista-gtr, vox; Rei Scampavia-keys, vox; Robert Lopez-drums)
Inner Ear Brigade (Bill Wolter-gtr, etc.)
Mark Allen-Piccolo (MAP et al.)

Sunday, March 6

Sun 3/06 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Herndon/Katz Duo
Julie Herndon – piano, harmonium, harmonica
David Katz – vocals
8:30pm Noertker’s Moxie
Annelise Zamula – alto sax, flute
Theo Padouvas – trumpet
Bill Noertker – contrabass
Jason Levis – drums

Sun 3/06 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
[don’t be a stranger #7] Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble + Chartreuse
A new music double bill for the ages, featuring two pioneering groups from across the country performing music by 20th and 21st century composers. Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble will present works by Giacinto Scelsi and Bay Area composers, among others – string trio Chartreuse will perform west coast premieres of works by Younge, Isaacson, and Rubin.

Monday, March 7

Mon 3/07 7:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th Street San Francisco, CA 94103]
$15 General / Free for Members of The Lab
7:30 pm Doors / 8pm Music
Greg Kelley: trumpet, amplifier, pedals
Bill Nace: electric guitar, amplifier, pedals

Tuesday, March 8

Tue 3/08 7:30 PM Omni Oakland Commons [4799 Shattuck Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
Tonal Masher
Fred Frith + Nava Dunkelman Duo
See Saw Quartet

Tue 3/08 8:00 PM Life Changing Ministry [Oakland]
‘Fraid o’ Freyja (Suki O’Kane, drums – Dylan Bolles, Wurlitzer – Edward Shocker, guitar)
just-intoned electric version of Thingamajigs Performance Group
duo B.
Lisa Mezzacappa (bass) + Jason Levis (drums) play Cecil Taylor, kindof
The Blues
New American Free Jazz Underground; Post Apocalyptic collateral jammage
http://thebluessingstheblues.org/ephemera.html

Tue 3/08 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
permutations030816: Vicky Chow
Pianist Vicky Chow makes San Francisco debut, performing new Canadian works by Remy Siu, Adam Basanta and American composers Andy Akiho, and Steve Reich.

Wednesday, March 9

Wed 3/09 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Play or Die 2016 #1:
Adam Theis + Larry Ochs + Jordan Glenn Trio
Randy McKean’s Bristle (McKean, Lisa Mezzacappa, Cory Wright, Murray Campbell)

Thursday, March 10

Thu 3/10 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Johnston/Romus/Monford
Darren Johnston – trumpet
Rent Romus – alto/soprano sax/flutes/percussion
Mike Monford – alto saxophone (Detroit)
9pm Nathan Clevenger’s Elective Infinities
Sarah Zaharako-violin
Aram Shelton-alto sax, clarinet
Eric Perney-bass
Britt Ciampa-drums, percussion
Nathan Clevenger-compositions, guitar

Thu 3/10 8:00 PM Signal Flow 2016 [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Signal Flow Festival 2016 (Concert 1) – Signal Flow is a four-day festival of creative music and innovative sound art in all its forms, featuring new work by graduate students of the Mills College Music Department. Centered in Littlefield Concert Hall and spreading across the Mills campus in the hills of Oakland, the festival celebrates a wide diversity of new approaches to sound through collaborative performances, improvisations, installations, and multimedia experiments.​
Please visit http://signal-flow.org/ for a listing of artists and dates/times.

Friday, March 11

Fri 3/11 7:00 PM Radius Gallery [1050 River St. #127 Santa Cruz, CA 95060]
Joseph Davancens (contrabass), Weston Olencki (trombone), and Andrew C. Smith (electronics, Fender Rhodes) perform Catherine Lamb’s monumental work matter/moving, alongside contemplative music by Craig Shepard, Larry Polansky, and Joseph Davancens.

Fri 3/11 7:30 PM Bing Studio Space [Bing Concert Hall 327 Lasuen Street Stanford CA 94305]
– MARCH MATTESS – CCRMA AT BING
Please join us for night 1 of 2 in the Bing Concert Hall Studio Space as CCRMA presents – MARCH MATTESS – two eclectic evenings of multichannel electronic and acoustic music from 7.30PM on Friday March 11th and Saturday March 12th. These concerts are curated by Matt Wright CCRMA’s new Technical Director and demonstrate the various aspects of his musical career and his many performance and research activities. From new instrument designer to computer music researcher, from samba to oud performance, from network audio concerts to improvising electronic ensembles – Matt has collaborated and performed with an amazing variety of world class musicians and artists. So please come along and experience performances and music by:
Edmund Campion
Curtis Roads
David Wessel
Indian music with Manik Khan and William Rossel
John MacCallum
Arabic music with Ali ‘Amr, Briana DiMara, Faisal Zedan
Ali Momeni
Roberto Morales
Mark Applebaum
CREATE Ensemble network feedback performance
Charlie Roberts
John Schott
Lee Heuermann

Fri 3/11 8:00 PM Signal Flow Festival 2016 [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Signal Flow Festival 2016 (Concert 2) – Signal Flow is a four-day festival of creative music and innovative sound art in all its forms, featuring new work by graduate students of the Mills College Music Department. Centered in Littlefield Concert Hall and spreading across the Mills campus in the hills of Oakland, the festival celebrates a wide diversity of new approaches to sound through collaborative performances, improvisations, installations, and multimedia experiments.