Friday, June 24
Fri 6/24 7:00 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF]
Paul Dresher collaborates with composer-vocalist Amy X Neuburg on an electroacoustic song cycle, They Will Have Been So Beautiful, performed by the Paul Dresher Ensemble Electro-Acoustic Band and Amy X. They Will Have Been So Beautiful features new works by composers Lisa Bielawa, Jay Cloidt, Conrad Cummings, Fred Frith, Guillermo Galindo, Carla Kihlstedt, Ken Ueno, Pamela Z, Dresher and Neuburg. Post-concert reception hosted by New Music USA.
Fri 6/24 8:00 PM ROOM Series [2901 Mariposa St SF]
Room: Still Burning (Violagate Revisited). The ROOM Series bravely presents another viola-centric evening featuring Del Sol violist Charlton Lee, Classical Revolutionary Charith Premawardhana, violist/composer Nils Bultman, and (a virtual appearance by) musician and technologist JHNO (John Eichenseer). They will be joined by composer/performer and series host Pamela Z (voice & electronics) in an ensemble finale.
Fri 6/24 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
UNSEEN series | Broken Solar/City of God
Join us for the sixth iteration of our UNSEEN series with collaborative performances by Chris Duncan (live score), Sarah Rara (film), and Sean Smith (an audio-visual project, LFZ)!
Saturday, June 25
Sat 6/25 3:30 PM Re:sound A-168 [Railroad & Mercado Ct. Mare Island, Vallejo CA, 94592]
Daniel Menche (Portland) http://danielmenchemain.blogspot.com/
Mem1 (Rhode Island) http://www.mem1.com/
Chris Duncan (Oakland) http://christopherrobinduncan.virb.com/
Zachary james Watkins (Oakland) http://www.zacharyjameswatkins.com/
Sat 6/25 7:00 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF, CA 94110]
Paul Dresher collaborates with composer-vocalist Amy X Neuburg on an electroacoustic song cycle, They Will Have Been So Beautiful, performed by the Paul Dresher Ensemble Electro-Acoustic Band and Amy X. They Will Have Been So Beautiful features new works by composers Lisa Bielawa, Jay Cloidt, Conrad Cummings, Fred Frith, Guillermo Galindo, Carla Kihlstedt, Ken Ueno, Pamela Z, Dresher and Neuburg.
Sat 6/25 7:00 PM Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture [Fort Mason San Francisco, CA 94123]
Come experience a one-of-a-kind event and get up close and personal with participating performing and exhibiting artists discussing their works-in-progress for the Soundwave ((7)) Biennial. Featuring a panel moderated by Elia Vargas between Jason Kelly Johnson, founder of Future Cities Lab, sound artist Anna Friz, and designer Nathan John from Envelope A+D on the topic of Sound and Architecture, followed by exclusive Soundwave performances by Matthew Ganucheau and BUZZ Award recipient Andrew Blanton. There will be refreshments and hors d’oeuvres available. Donations start at 20 dollars.
Sat 6/25 7:00 PM Gold Lion Arts [2733 Riverside Blvd Sacramento]
Gold Lion Arts Summer Festival
Performances by: Vinny Golia and Ross Hammond
LIbrary of Musclandria (Linda Michelle Hardy and Rachel Freund)
Alex Jenkins Trio (w/ Luis Albert Clifford Childers and Kerry Kashiwagi)
Randy McKean and Jon Bafus Duo
Sat 6/25 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Morton Feldman Chamber Players present: Andy Costello
Under the banner of Morton Feldman Chamber Players, pianist Andy Costello brings works of Feldman, Cage and Earle Brown to the west coast, alongside recently commissioned works of Marielle Groven and Kurt Isaacson. Costello will be joined by prominent contemporary chamber players of the Bay Area.
Sat 6/25 9:00 PM Starry Plough [3101 Shattuck Ave @ Prince Berkeley]
Grex, 3 Leafs, Dire Wolves
A special night of songs and sounds at once exploratory, beautiful, and strange, featuring local psych improv project 3 Leafs, industrial free rock band Dire Wolves, and the debut of a brand new “two man band” version of Oakland art rock powerhouse Grex.
Grex: Karl Evangelista-gtr/vocals/drums, Rei Scampavia-keys/vocals/drums
3 Leafs: Warren Huegel, Josh Pollock, Diego Gonzalez, Tim Cohen, et al.
Dire Wolves: Sheila Bosco-drum kit, Brian Lucas-bass, Kelly Ann Nelson-vocals + wooden flute, Jeffrey Alexander-guitarmagoria + wooden sax, Arjun Mendiratta-violin
Sunday, June 26
Sun 6/26 1:30 PM The Nunnery [3016 25th. St SF]
Three Solos @ The Nunnery Summer Festival – Collette McCaslin, Nava Dunkelman and Jakob Pek
Sun 6/26 7:00 PM Royce Gallery [2513 Blanding Avenue Alameda]
Award-winning ensemble Caminos Flamencos presents Nuevas Tendencias, a groundbreaking show that seamlessly blends flamenco, Latin and jazz in both music and dance. With world-class artists from around the country assembled by Artistic Director Yaelisa and an emphasis on new music by virtuoso guitar player Jason McGuire, “El Rubio,” the show brings together an eclectic cast rooted in a variety of musical genres. An innovative and boundary-pushing approach to contemporary flamenco, this performance and the company received two nominations from the prestigious Izzie Dance Awards in 2015.
Sun 6/26 7:00 PM Gold Lion Arts [2733 Riverside Blvd Sacramento]
Gold Lion Arts Summer Festival
Performances by: Bad Luck
Nun Other Than (Ross Hammond, Scott Amendola and Steuart Liebig)
Nagual Shiva X (Tony Passarell, Jim Frink and Robert Kuhlmann)
Thursday, June 30
Thu 6/30 7:30 PM Radius Gallery [1050 River St #127 Santa Cruz, CA 95060]
Composer-performers Lucie Vítková and David Kant look toward this dictum of cybernetics: that biological and mechanical systems both influence their being and organization through their operation. Lucie Vítková’s Piece for Accordion and Tap Shoes explores the mechanics of the instrument in relation to the kinetics of her body, with the sound and movement influencing one another. David Kant’s Thresholds and Fragile States Revisited is a digital reconstruction of composer/sound-artist David Dunn’s seminal work for analog chaotic networked oscillators, reconstructed through digital modeling of the original circuits and presented in eight-channel surround sound.
Thu 6/30 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Sound Underground (Miami FL)
Jonah Udall – guitar David Leon – saxophones, Alec Aldred – trumpet
9pm Wiggle Room
Bruce Ackley – saxophones, Cheryl E. Leonard – natural instruments, Tom Djll – electronics/trumpet
Friday, July 1
Fri 7/01 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
This is a rare Bay Area performance by New York-based multi-instrumentalist Avram Fefer and the rhythm team of Vijay Anderson and Dan Seamans. Avram’s explosive trio work with Chad Taylor and Eric Revis has been well documented over the years with critically acclaimed albums and international tours. Drawing from the musical worlds of Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis, Fela Kuti, Ethiopiques, and Charles Mingus, he has forged a highly original sound within a modern jazz context.
Fri 7/01 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Phi Bui and Christopher Whitley: Unnoticed Moments
Phi Bui and Christopher Whitley present new works for electronics. Each will perform an individual set followed by a duo performance.