San Francisco Scene: July 22-29, 2016

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From the Bay Improviser Calendar.

Friday, July 22

Fri 7/22 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Scott Amendola Trio: Original Music & Sonic Soundscapes
Featuring:
Karl Evangelista – guitar
Jason Hoopes – electric bass
Scott Amendola – drums/electronics

Fri 7/22 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Live Cinema at Berkeley Arts! Thingamajigs Performance Group + viDEO sAVant
Thingamajigs Performance Group
Dylan Bolles (wurlitzer) – Keith Evans (images) – Suki O’Kane (percussion) – Edward Schocker (guitar)
viDEO sAVant
Charles Woodman (video) – Lisa Mezzacappa (bass) – Jason Levis (drums) – Noah Phillips (guitar) – John Finkbeiner (guitar) – Tim Perkis (electronics)

Fri 7/22 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Economimesis: Drummer’s Secret Handshake #3
“Drummer’s Secret Handshake is the newest iteration of Decolonizing the Imagination: Arts Practicum from Music Research Strategies chief investigator Marshall Trammelll. This performance features Bay Area percussionists Nava Dunkelman, Robert Lopez, Jordan Glenn & Marshall Trammell in a in a combination of individual solos, a simultaneous multi-solo and as a quartet. ”

Saturday, July 23

Sat 7/23 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue (cross street Noriega) San Francisco, CA 94122]
Join Ari Micich in an evening of virtuoso music for solo trumpet and piano. This unique program features Benjamin Britten’s brass fanfare Fanfare for St Edmundsbury, Tomaso Albinoni’s Concerto in B-flat for trumpet, Maurice Ravel’s Pièce en forme de Habanera, and much more.

Sat 7/23 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Continuing its series of experimental collaborations between Bay Area sound and projection artists, Gray Area’s UNSEEN series presents works by plunderphonic legend Wobbly and codemiester Bill Thibault and multichannel expanded cinema with live score by Kerry Laitala and Cyrus Tabar.

Sat 7/23 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Gambits
Steve Adams – Baritone Saxophone
Alisa Rose – Violin
Theo Padouvas – Cornet
Vijay Anderson – Drums
Jang, Wong, Trammell
Jon Jang – Piano
Francis Wong – Saxophones
Marshall Trammell – Drums

Sat 7/23 10:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society presents Kurva Choir + Blockrad

Sunday, July 24

Sun 7/24 2:00 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
The 15th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Community Improvisation Workshop with Brandon Evans
All Ages, Instruments Welcome
Saxophonist, composer and improviser Brandon Evans who has worked with with Anthony Braxton, Sonny Simmons, Taylor Ho Bynum, and many others will present an open public workshop in music improvisation. He will explain in depth the structural functions and possibilities inherent in his own music notation system called ‘Ellipsis & Elliptical Axis Systems.’ Far from academic, this is a family-friendly, all-ages community hands-on workshop which seeks to foster new creative approaches to the documentation of musical ideas and their realization as living music. Anyone attending the workshop will receive a free download of the entire catalog of the recorded music of Brandon Evans.

Sun 7/24 4:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita (off University Ave.) Berkeley, CA]
NOW AND THEN
Experience Classical Indian Music and some of its Bay Area Offshoots with
Sangita Moskow, Sarod and Thomas Niggli, Sitar

Sun 7/24 7:00 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
The 15th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Touch the Gear Expo
Outsound’s original public event Touch the Gear is a hands-on, family-friendly exposition open to the public. During the evening attendees get to roam among 25-30 musicians and experience sound producing gear, computers, instruments and inventors with their various different configurations of “gear”–everything from oscillators and electronics, to planks of wood with strings attached. All attendees get to ask questions, make sound and experience how the instruments work, in an environment that demystifies technology while inspiring creativity.
Expo Exhibitors:
Andrew of Chopstick, Christine Richers , CJ Borosque, David Michalak, David Samas, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, Jorge Bachmann, Lx Rudis, Matt Davignon, Peter Whitehead, Scott Looney, Shanna Sordahl, Sheila Bosco, Tom Nunn, R. Duck, Tom Djll

Monday, July 25

Mon 7/25 8:00 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
The 15th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Sonny Simmons A film documentary by Brandon Evans
A film on the life of the great American Master Sonny Simmons, born August,1933. Featuring extended interviews with Simmons himself, Anthony Braxton, & Juni Booth, plus great rare footage of Sonny Simmons playing alto saxophone and english horn in studio sessions and private rehearsals. Directed by Brandon Evans. Originally released in 2003.

Mon 7/25 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society Presents Dan Thorpe and Christine Richers

Tuesday, July 26

Tue 7/26 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
The 15th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Artist Q&A 7:30 pm Concert 8:15 pm
Brett Carson’s Mysterious Descent featuring David Katz – voice, percussion, Brett Carson – piano, voice, percussion, compositions Mia Bella D’Augelli – violin, voice, percussion, Nava Dunkelman – percussion, voice
Dan Plonsey: “On His Shoulders Stands No One”featuring Steve Adams, Sheldon Brown, Dan Plonsey – saxophones, Lynn Murdock – keyboards, Masha Albrecht – violin, Steve Lew – bass, Jenya Chernoff, Suki O’Kane – percussion

Tue 7/26 9:00 PM Crate Oakland [420 14th Street. Oakland, CA]
RATSKIN RECORDS Presents
CHICHARRA (ALBQ)
https://www.facebook.com/chicharraNM/
(Femme fronted triple bass player threat / doom death heavy / Gatas Y Vatas / Death Convention Singers
RAGANA
https://ragana.bandcamp.com/
(Oakland black metal / punk / one of the heaviest in the Bay Area )
EARTHBOUND
(Oakland teleportation / Performance art / noise / experimental rituals / newest best band bay has to offer)
PANDER (Industrial / soul / dance project of Zander Brown / earth dance mafia / beast nest / black spirituals frequent collaborator
CJ BOYD (Perpetual touring machine / ambient soundscapes )

Wednesday, July 27

Wed 7/27 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
The 15th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Artist Q&A 7:30 pm Concert 8:15 pm
Music exploring the fields of energy in music:
Golia/Mezzacappa/Anderson featuring Vinny Golia, Lisa Mezzacappa, Vijay Anderson
Thomas Carnacki featuring Sheila Bosco, Gregory Hagan, James Kaiser, Cheryl E. Leonard, Gregory Scharpen

Thursday, July 28

Thu 7/28 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
The 15th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Artist Q&A 7:30 pm Concert 8:15 pm
Living legend, saxophonist, composer, and poet Oliver Lake
performs with renowned Bay Area drummer Donald Robinson
Evans/Stanley/Pino
Multi-instrumentalist Brandon Evans meet up with Bay Area violinist Christina Stanley and percussionist Mark Pino for a set of spontaneous creation.

Friday, July 29

Fri 7/29 7:00 PM Grace Cathedral [1100 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108]
In our very first partnership with the Grace Cathedral, we present two series of performances expanding the architecture and acoustics of the French Gothic Cathedral. For the first installment, four artists and ensembles reimagine organic architectures of the body as vessels for sound within the Cathedral and city infrastructure. The night begins with Gabriel Gold inhabiting the body of the cathedral with vocal layering and metallic percussion, followed by musician and vocalist Agnes Szelag and dancer Amy Lewis drawing our attention from the physical structure surrounding us to the architecture of the body and the female form. Kadet Kuhne then demonstrates through sound and video performance how our bodies can be vessels that can adapt to the rapidly evolving world around us, and finally, Joe Lasqo and Ensemble reimagine how a future programmed body could reshape the world with living structures.

Fri 7/29 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
The 15th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Artist Q&A 7:30 pm Concert 8:15 pm
A night of Avant-Pop with two performances by cutting edge melody makers Mark Clifford’s Dirty Snacks Ensemble and Bill Wolter’s Inner Ear Brigade whose compositions feature a mix of progressive rock, electronic jazz, and experimental pop.

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