Friday, April 29
Fri 4/29 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
New Playlist: Nicholas Phillips plays American piano music
Wisconsin-based pianist and fierce new music advocate Nicholas Phillips presents an evening of recent American piano music, including works by Muhly, Greenstein, Snider, and Garrop, as well as local composers Lucas Floyd and Mark Winges.
Fri 4/29 8:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Theresa Wong: The Unlearning / Edward Schocker: The Crossing Pt. 1
Saturday, April 30
Sat 4/30 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
Nicholas Phillips: New Playlist
Music for solo piano written in the last 10 years by Stacy Garrop, Judd Greenstein, Nico Muhly, Mark Olivieri, Carter Pann, Jonathan Pieslak, and Sarah Kirkland Snider, plus a brand new work written for the pianist by San Francisco-based composer Lucas Floyd.
Sat 4/30 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford, CA 94305]
The Now Hear Ensemble will present the first installment of the Not for the Ears Alone series, featuring music that exploits the potential for creativity using both the stage space and the performers’ bodies. These works make powerful musical statements, yet they are best experienced with eyes wide open. For this show, we will make use of chalkboards, a boombox, animated videos, sandpaper, samplers, and toy guitars.
Sat 4/30 8:00 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [701 Mission St @3rd SF]
Luciano Chessa: A Retrospective
New Frequencies Festival: Saturday’s performance features composer Luciano Chessa.
Sat 4/30 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Puncture Tones (2016), is a new composition by Chiara Giovando for voice, strings and subwoofers. Puncture Tones plays with the psychoacoustics phenomena of sonic masking, or the presence of a sound that partially or completely masks the perception of another sound. Using sculpture, graphical notation and a play between electronic and acoustic sound, Puncture Tones explores the concept of the mask as a reflective surface for subjectivity.
Sat 4/30 8:30 PM 1962 Harrison [1962 Harrison St. San Francisco, CA]
FINITE: a quarterly concert series focusing on showcasing weird music and sound.
Who: Rene Hell (A/V) [PAN, Type, NNA Tapes] – Portland
easysimple [Apollo, Ilian Tape, JukeTrax] – Detroit
The Friend [How to Kill, Clan Destine] – Detroit
Cullen Miller & Gabriel Dunne (A/V) [FINITE] – San Francisco
Equilet [FINITE] – Oakland
Sunday, May 1
Sun 5/01 5:00 PM Actual Cafe [6334 San Pablo Avenue Oakland]
The Actual Trio – John Schott, Dan Seamans, and John Hanes
Sun 5/01 7:00 PM Zellerbach Hall [UC Berkeley]
Sun 5/01 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Av, Berkeley, CA]
Celebrate the Cardew Choir’s 15th Anniversary with a concert of works by Cardew, Oliveros, Hutchinson, Marsh, and Bickley.
Monday, May 2
Mon 5/02 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music–
Monday, May 2, 8pm (8:30pm start)
Set #1:Two Aerials (chamber jazz/songs)
(Mark Clifford-vibes, etc., Crystal Pascucci-cello, vocals, etc., Steve Blum-keys, Britt Ciampa-dms)
Set #2: Grex (art rock/free jazz)
(Karl Evangelista-gtr, vox, Rei Scampavia-keys, vox, Robert Lopez-dms)
Set #3: DaMaDa (world fusion)
(Luo Danna – vocals, Marc Schmitz – gtr, Dave Mihaly – dms, perc, Michael Fortes – b)
Mon 5/02 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society presents
Randylee Sutherland- drums
Sung Kim- ozukuri
Marissa Magic: guitar, alto sax
Max Nordile: alto sax, percussion
Wednesday, May 4
Wed 5/04 6:30 PM Hotel Rex [562 Sutter St. San Francisco]
Sarah Cahill – Chaconnes
Thursday, May 5
Thu 5/05 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Nathan Clevenger & Tim DeCillis
Thu 5/05 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Joshua Marshall – tenor saxophone
9pm The Guthrie Project
Beth Schenck – saxophones, compositions, Matt Wrobel – guitar
“lyrical, rich and biting” Greg Burk, metaljazz.com
Friday, May 6
Fri 5/06 6:00 PM Presidio Officer’s Club [50 Moraga Ave SF]
Sheldon Brown Group
A staple of the Bay Area’s Creative Music scene, Sheldon Brown leads his all-star players through exciting original compositions.
Fri 5/06 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Jupiter Chamber Ensemble
Second Wind, Black & White, and May the Foursome Be With You
Victor Romasevich, violin & piano; Michael Jones, violin; Stephen Levintow, viola; Paul Rhodes, cello; Special Guest Lawrence London, composer/clarinet; Special Guest Steven Dibner, bassoon; Special Guest Lena Lubotsky, piano sound?