Friday, April 8
Fri 4/08 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Barry Douglas – Internationally renowned Irish pianist performs a program of works by Schubert and Brahms.
Fri 4/08 8:00 PM CTRL+SHFT gallery [1430 34th St, Oakland, CA 94608]
ALT+DEL Concert Series ~neem+OMMO+DunkelpeK~
Fri 4/08 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Sarah Cahill RESIDENCY AT OLD FIRST CONCERTS
Sarah performs a program of music written for her over the past several decades, including works by John Adams, Terry Riley, Frederic Rzewski, Pauline Oliveros, Maggi Payne, Kyle Gann, Paul Dresher, and others.
Saturday, April 9
Sat 4/09 8:00 PM East Side Arts Alliance [2277 International Blvd Oakland, California 94606]
David Murray & Class Struggle
Performing at the EastSide Cultural Center on Saturday, April 9th David Murray & Class Struggle come to East Oakland with the intent to perform the music in Black communities to retain its historic and soulful roots.
Sat 4/09 8:30 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
California Electronic Music Exchange Concert – a program of electronic musicians from Mills, Stanford, UCSD, Cal Arts, and UCSB. With a variety of styles, instruments, and techniques, this concert is a unique opportunity to see contemporary experimental electronic music!
Sunday, April 10
Sun 4/10 2:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Fête Concert Series Celebrates Living Women Composers
Part two in a series honoring women from music’s history, present, and future. This recital features works by Elinor Armer, Belinda Reynolds, Emma Logan, and Rebecca Larkin performed in intimate pairings of piano, flute, and soprano.
Sun 4/10 4:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2087 Addison Street Berkeley]
The Holly Martins
Named after the main character in the classic postwar film, The Third Man, The Holly Martins is a trio of Bay Area musicians dedicated to exploring the boundaries of jazz-infused improvised music, but without the trappings of a traditional “rhythm section”.
Sun 4/10 6:00 PM Jazz Remedy / Vino Godfather Mansion on Mare Island / Vallejo, CA [500 Walnut Ave, Vallejo, CA]
Jazz Remedy presents saxophone master David Murray, his son Mingus, on guitar, and their Class Struggle Band for an unforgettable evening of music.
Sun 4/10 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm The Guthrie Project
Beth Schenck – saxophones, compositions
Matt Wrobel – guitar
8:30pm Noertker’s Moxie
Annelise Zamula – tenor sax, flute
Theo Padouvas – trumpet
Bill Noertker – contrabass, compositions
Jason Levis – drums
Monday, April 11
Mon 4/11 8:00 PM Hertz Hall [UC Berkeley campus near corner of College and Bancroft Berkeley]
Brooklyn trios TIGUE and Concert Black make their West Coast debuts, combining to perform SHELTER, Ravi Kittappa’s improvisatory deconstruction of the Rolling Stones classic Gimme Shelter. The piece saw it’s premiere on permutations092714 at the Dimenna Center for Classical music in NYC. In addition to SHELTER, each ensemble will perform selections from their commissioned and original repertoires.
Mon 4/11 9:00 PM The Night Light [311 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607]
Ings, Grex, and Dead Recipe at the Night Light
A one of a kind evening of outre pop and noisy rock, featuring:
Ings (w/Carmen Rothwell-b, Chris Icasiano-dms) (alternative, Seattle)
Grex (Karl Evangelista-g, Rei Scampavia-keys, Robert Lopez-dms) (art rock/free, Oakland)
Dead Recipe (noise/avant rock, Santa Cruz)
Mon 4/11 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society Presents Neem, Tainted Pussy, + Maladama
Neem – a queer improvisational duo focusing on issues of identity, bodies, gender, sexuality, feminism, eroticism, & more within the music continuum.
Tainted Pussy – Performing noisy & remixed & kitty inspired cover songs.
Maladama – Experimental Electroballads by Regina Larre Campuzano
Tuesday, April 12
Tue 4/12 7:30 PM Tom’s Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Wind Trio: Larry Ochs (sax), Dave Rempis (sax), Darren Johnston (trumpet)
Tue 4/12 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
permutations041216: TIGUE and Concert Black
Brooklyn-based trios TIGUE and Concert Black join forces to perform Shelter by Ravi Kittappa and each group’s commissioned and original music.
Wednesday, April 13
Wed 4/13 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
Meridian Music Presents: Bob Ostertag & Bising Documentary. We are excited to present Bob Ostertag in his first Bay Area performance since returning from a year-long tour across the globe. Also will be the San Francisco debut of Adyhtia Utama & Riar Rizaldi’s documentary BISING covering the Indonesian noise and experimental music scene.
Wed 4/13 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Play or Die 2016 #2: REMPIS – JOHNSTON – OCHS plus: EAT THE SUN
The string trio Meet the Sun with Jason Hoopes (bass) Noah Phillips (gtr) and Gretchen Jude (koto) opens with another sublime set of collective string sounds, followed by SPECTRAL aka Dave Rempis (sax), Darren Johnston (tpt), and Larry Ochs (sax). Now in their fifth year and evolving into one of the finest horn trios in improvised music. Concert celebrates the digital release of Spectral’s 2015 live concert from Hallwalls in Buffalo, NY. These two bands should complement each other beautifully. Don’t miss it.
Thursday, April 14
Thu 4/14 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford, CA 94305]
Praised for her diverse talents, bassoonist Dana Jessen is highly active as a soloist, chamber musician, improviser and new music specialist. At CCRMA she will present an exciting program of recent works written for bassoon and electronics.
Thu 4/14 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Hybrid Modalities: Mills grad students in electroacoustic performance
Grad students in the “Seminar in Electronic Music Performance” taught by John Bischoff at Mills College will present an evening of recent work. Pieces will feature myriad sound sources and technologies including contact mics, custom circuits, traditional and non-traditional instruments, and laptops configured in various combinations.
Thu 4/14 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Thomas Dimuzio – electronics
9pm: John Davis – electronics, stringed instruments and tape loops with Paul Clipson – video
Friday, April 15
Fri 4/15 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Guerrilla Composers Guild presents: Areon Flutes
Local champions Areon Flutes perform a set of brand new works in collaboration with the Guerrilla Composers Guild. Featured composers include Nick Benavides, Patrick Castillo, Eric Choate, Emma Logan, and Ryan Rey.
Fri 4/15 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Robert Nance, guitar; Mason Fish, guitar; Matthew Holmes-Linder, guitar
Danny Clay a place that inhabits us
Belinda Reynolds Edges
Brendon Randall-Myers Making Good Choices
Anthony Porter needle-play
Robert Nance Plexus
Maurice Ravel, arr. Winton White String Quartet in F major – mvt. II. Très vif
Sergio Assad Kindergarten