From the Bay Improviser Calendar:
Friday, June 10
Fri 6/10 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Chris Brown: Branches, with Jakob Pek and Nava Dunkelman
Chris Brown performs Branches, an interactive piece for piano and computer; and an opening set of trio improvisations with Jakob Pek, guitar and Nava Dunkelman, percussion
Fri 6/10 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St (@Capp Street) SF]
ANIMALS & GIRAFFES – Phillip Greenlief (reeds) & Claudia La Rocco (text, voice) created animals & giraffes as a way to explore how improvisation on and off the page can create a larger conversation between sound and text. Collaboration is central to animals & giraffes; for this concert Greenlief and La Rocco are joined by electronic musician John Bischoff and percussionist Karen Stackpole (who is one of many Bay Area improvisers featured on the duo’s debut album, JULY, forthcoming from Relative Pitch Records).
Saturday, June 11
Sat 6/11 6:00 PM Re:sound A-168 [Railroad &Mercado Ct. Mare Island CA]
SCHIMPFLUCH Re:Sound A-168
Please join us for three solo performances by Dave Phillips, Rodolf Eb.er and Joke Lanz. The show will take place in a huge reverberant concrete munitions bunker.
Sat 6/11 6:00 PM The Peralta Station [3007 Peralta Street Oakland, CA 94608]
The Dirty Snacks Ensemble: Album Release Show, Jordan Glenn/Jason Hoopes Duo, Logan Hone (LA), California’s Bellow (LA)
Sat 6/11 8:00 PM Trinity Chapel [2320 Dana St., Berkeley, CA 94704]
Ensemble for These Times (soprano Nanette McGuinness and pianist Dale Tsang, joined by guest cellist Anne Lerner-Wright), celebrates the release of the ensemble’s debut CD, Surviving: Women’s Words, with a program of music and poetry by women artists. The concert will feature 3 world premieres of commissioned music by Judith Shatin, Martha Stoddard, and Emma Logan, selections from their CD, and more.
Sat 6/11 8:00 PM Second Act [1727 Haight St. SF]
GGIO – The Golden Gate Improvisers Orchestra’s BIG BANG
The London Improvisers Orchestra, formed by Steve Beresford, Evan Parker, & Ian Smith after their tour with Butch Morris in 1997, has continued for almost 30 years to use, refine, & extend Morris’ conduction hand-signal language for large groups of improvisers. Prior outposts of the LIO language are the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra, the Toronto Improvisers Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Improvisers Orchestra (Санкт-Петербургский оркестр импровизации), the Royal Improvisers Orchestra of Amsterdam, the Seattle Improvisers Orchestra, the Tokyo Improvisers Orchestra (東京インプロヴァイザーズオーケストラ), the Berlin Improvisers Orchestra (Ber.I.O.), and others.
Sat 6/11 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
John Schott Plays Ben Goldberg, Among Others
A concert of acoustic, resonator, and electric guitar solos, featuring compositions of Ben Goldberg, a piece each by Thelonious Monk and Carla Bley, as well as spur of the moment song choices.
Sat 6/11 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Laraaji & Sun Araw
Please join us for a rare performance by ambient icon Laraaji and LA experimentalists Sun Araw, two colossal forces in contemporary electronic music.
Sunday, June 12
Sun 6/12 3:00 PM 1st AME Zion Church San Jose [95 S 20th Street San Jose, California 95116]
zBug featuring Timothy Orr, Fred Malouf, Clifford Brown III, Doug Ellington – Curated by Eddie Gale | Spiritual Jazz Sundays – African American Journey Exhibit
Monday, June 13
Mon 6/13 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society presents
Marshall/Allen/Spirit with special guest Scott Walton plus Walton/Boisen/Rowe
Tuesday, June 14
Tue 6/14 7:30 PM Omni Oakland Commons [4799 Shattuck Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series Presents: Antimatter // Hamir Atwal + Dahveed Behroozi // Jon Arkin
Wednesday, June 15
Wed 6/15 7:45 PM Second Act [1727 Haight St. SF]
Subholy priest of the subgenius, KrOB knows that sight and sound are united most when most they are exploding. Heads seem always to blossom in gore, pants burst timely into flame, and each babystroller leaps from its screaming caregiver right on cue. Come get your sweet spot pummeled by the best of the very best, the lowest of the unfathomable.
Diehard fans have seen every interior of the bran(…)pos writhe into view via handbuilt multimodal apparatii of self-extrusion. From costumed dissumlations and facial piezoelectrics, to Great Oz-headed video, circuit-bent stiletto, mic swallowing and pharyngeal-cello right between the knees. But until now, the engine at the center of it all has remained hidden: the bubblegum. Keep your eye on the event horizon as the first wad hoves into view at this tape release show for The Bubblegum Forgeries, first in a four volume series.
Modular synthesizers, kids’ toys, and all manner of folk instruments combine to confound and awaken heretofore undiscovered sensibilities of her audiences. Chaudhary is also a photographer, fashion model, designs technology for creativity, and operates the foremost blog on cats and synthesizers, CatSynth.
Glen Park sound artist and Ka coach repurposing homemade electronic instruments as accompaniment to raw field recordings of degenerate ultra underground sex culture.
TorLink to dark stream available on request.
Thursday, June 16
Thu 6/16 7:30 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Free World ~ 3rd Thursdays
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India Cooke, violin
Lewis Jordan, saxophone, word
Joe McKinley, contrabass
Kele Nitoto, percussion
Donald Robinson, set drum
Thu 6/16 8:00 PM Zellerbach Playhouse [101 Zellerbach Hall, #4800 Berkeley, CA, 94720]
Ojai at Berkeley 2016: Kaija Saariaho
La Passion de Simone
Thu 6/16 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Sound exploration of the strange, unique worlds of spectral processing
8:00pm Jorge Bachman
9:00pm Botched Facelift
Thu 6/16 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Eine Kleine Henze Fest
A celebration of the chamber music of Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012), including a performance of his early masterpiece, “Kammermusik 1958” for Tenor, Guitar, and 8 solo instruments.
Friday, June 17
Fri 6/17 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Mobius Trio: Prescription Drug Nation + Blind Date
On 6/17 Mobius Trio will premiere the first half of Prescription Drug Nation, a program-length piece for music and dance by young stud Aaron Gervais. Also on the program is the second-ever performance of Luciano Chessa’s Blind Date, a spellbinding multimedia extravaganza by the noted scholar and Sardinian composer/mischief maker. More…