San Francisco Scene: August 12-18, 2016

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From the Bay Improviser Calendar.

Friday, August 12

Fri 8/12 5:00 PM De Young Museum [50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco, CA]
Soundwave presents Auricular Arrangements as part of the popular Friday Night series at the de Young Museum

Fri 8/12 8:00 PM The Peralta Station [3007 Peralta Street]
Jordan Glenn’s BEAK, Hamir Atwal Quartet, OMMO

Fri 8/12 8:15 PM Lesher Center for the Arts [1601 Civic Dr. Walnut Creek]
Goat Hall Productions – San Francisco Cabaret Opera presents
Fresh Voices XVI Festival of New Works: “Memories & Desires”
Fridays-Saturdays, August 12-13, 26-27, 2016 8:15PM
A Double-Bill World Premiere of Two Outrageous Operas!
Mark Alburger’s
ALMA MARIA SCHINDLER MAHLER GROPIUS WERFEL
John G. Bilotta & Jostein Stalheim’s
ROSETTA’S STONE

Saturday, August 13

Sat 8/13 8:15 PM Lesher Center for the Arts [1601 Civic Dr. Walnut Creek]
Goat Hall Productions – San Francisco Cabaret Opera presents
Fresh Voices XVI Festival of New Works: “Memories & Desires”
Fridays-Saturdays, August 12-13, 26-27, 2016 8:15PM
A Double-Bill World Premiere of Two Outrageous Operas!
Mark Alburger’s
ALMA MARIA SCHINDLER MAHLER GROPIUS WERFEL
John G. Bilotta & Jostein Stalheim’s
ROSETTA’S STONE

Sat 8/13 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Marielle V Jakobsons
Phil Manley / Andy Puls
Maggi Payne
An evening of audiovisual immersion celebrating the release of Marielle’s new new Thrill Jockey Records album “Star Core.” Maggi Payne will be screening her exquisite and delicate videos and tone miester from Trans Am Phil Manley will be collaborating for the first time with video synth wizard Andy Puls.

Sunday, August 14

Sun 8/14 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
New Piano Collective
Black and White Magic – New Piano Collective Inaugural Concert II
Jeffrey LaDeur, Founder & Artistic Director; piano; Paul Sanchez, piano; Jiyang Chen, piano; Igor Lipinski, piano
Franz Liszt Ballade No. 2 in B minor
Frederico Mompou Cants Magics
Jean-Philippe Rameau Tristes Apprets from Castor et Pollux
Claude Debussy Images, Book I
Transcriptions of works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Mompou by Jiyang Chen
Igor Lipinski Piano Illusions

Sun 8/14 7:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Join us as Shakuhachi master, Cornelius Boots, joins RDL+ for an evening of exploration in the sounds of bamboo. In the first set Cornelius will be presenting his solo material for Shakuhachi and Taimu flutes. In the second set, Cornelius will join RDL+ for an adventure deep into the sonic universe with improvised sojourns to the unknown as well as original compositions by RDL+ that strive to showcase the full range of this ancient Zen instrument.

Sun 8/14 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Benedict/Levis Duo
Lorin Benedict – voice/Jason Levis – drums & percussion
8:30pm Noertker’s Moxie
Annelise Zamula – tenor sax, flute/Brett Carson – piano/Bill Noertker – contrabass/Jason Levis – drums

Sun 8/14 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Shapeshifters Cinema presents Kit Young, Lori Varga & Thomas Dimuzio
Kit Young and Lori Varga are both experimental visual artists and absurdist/avant improvisers. For this very special show at Shapeshifters Cinema they will be joined by the remarkable synth/electronic music talent of Thomas Dimuzio and a very special guest!

Tuesday, August 16

Tue 8/16 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Splinter Reeds’ Season Kick-Off Party
Splinter Reeds is beyond psyched to be exiting toddlerhood – with our first touring engagements, more residencies, and FOUR new commissions (so far) on the horizon for 2016-17. We want to party, as it were. With you.

Wednesday, August 17

Wed 8/17 7:00 PM NOHspace [2840 MARIPOSA ST SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 94110]
The Pacific Exchange is inspired by the words of Lou Harrison who claimed there is a Pacific Sound that connects West Coast America with other cultures and countries along the Pacific Ocean. These concerts are intended to investigate this.

Wed 8/17 7:45 PM Second Act [1727 Haight St. SF]
The first of the month snuck up on me! Here’s the blurb, web banner is attached and print-ready flyers are here:
http://dessapress.com/secret/Aug17/
Jim Haynes, Bonus Beast, Dax Pierson, The Creatrix
$5 Doors 7:30pm, bands 8-10pm, 21+

Thursday, August 18

Thu 8/18 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
The Jazz Loft + film screening w/ solo Jason Moran performance
In an evening devoted to the life and work of jazz enthusiast and photographer W. Eugene Smith, pianist Jason Moran will perform, followed by a screening of the documentary film about Smith, The Jazz Loft, and a discussion with the producer.

Thu 8/18 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Larry Ochs, the stellar composer and saxophonist, and a leader in the Bay Area improvised music scene for over thirty years, returns to BAMPFA with a new ensemble. Late last year, Ochs recorded The Fictive Five (Tzadik), an album of structured improvisations mostly inspired by the work of film-makers like Wim Wenders and Kelly Reichardt. He reprises some of that music tonight with an all-star lineup of local musicians. Tom Djll (trumpet, electronics, Scott Walton (bass) Safa Shokrai (bass) and Kjell Nordeson (percussion).

Thu 8/18 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm captjrab – lofi-street “Glenn Branca” with small treated guitars and modular synth
9:15 pm Marana Jocund – psychedelic outrock imagery
Will Redmond – electric guitar, Rob Pumpelly – drums
Megan McKearney – visuals