San Francisco Scene: August 26 – September 2, 2016

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From the Bay Improviser Calendar.

Friday, August 26

Fri 8/26 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th Street, San Francisco, CA]
New Frontiers in Song: Grex/Spider Garage/Andrew Weathers Ensemble
An explosive night of Bay Area music at once beautiful, raw, and strange, featuring Oakland art rock astronauts Grex, the dynamic post-punk stylings of Spider Garage, and the miraculous experimental folk of the Andrew Weathers Ensemble.
Grex:Karl Evangelista (guitar/voice/drums), Rei Scampavia (keys/voice/drums)
Spider Garage: Scott Quay (guitar/vocals), et al.
Andrew Weathers: Andrew Weathers (guitar/vocals), Aaron Oppenheim (electronics), et al.

Fri 8/26 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
The World According to Sound

Saturday, August 27
Sat 8/27 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Soundwave ((7)) Architecture: Re-­structured Futures

For our very first partnership with Gray Area and utilizing their historic theater in the Mission District, musicians and visualists explore virtual and imagined architectures through sound, movement, and visual storytelling to dismantle our notions of both physical and digital space. As San Francisco is currently experiencing rapid transformations of our cityscape, artists Surabhi Saraf, Nonagon, Colin Evoy Sebestyen, and Drought Spa reinterpret how our constructs echo ourselves in our minds and our bodies – the interconnections between the communities and the spaces they inhabit, and transparent realms inbetween.

Sunday, August 28

Sun 8/28 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
The Complete Music for Solo Piano by Schoenberg
Thomas Schultz, piano

Sun 8/28 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
Deconstruction Orchestra
featuring
Josh Allen – Conductor/tenor saxophone
John Finkbeiner-guitar, Roger Riedlbauer-guitar
Kurt Ribak-double bass, Scott Walton-double bass
Tim Orr-drums, William Winant-drums
Rent Romus-alto saxophone, Tom Weeks-alto saxophone, Josh Marshall-tenor saxophone, Dave Slusser-tenor saxophone, Sam Flores-tenor saxophone, Larry Ochs- tenor and sopranino saxophones, Dan Plonsey-baritone saxophone, John Vaughn-baritone saxophone, Jason Berry-saxophones
George Moore-trumpet, Jarrett Browne-trumpet, Ari Brown-trumpet, Caesare Drachen-trumpet, Matt Gaspari-flugelhorn, Zachary Mariano-trombone, Ron Heglin-tuba

Sun 8/28 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
We Insist! Freedom Now!: Free Improvisations for Revolution – Amirtha Kidambi

Tuesday, August 30

Tue 8/30 8:00 PM Oakland Metro Opera House [522 Second St. Oakland]
Erling Wold’s Fabrications and Underworld Opera present
UKSUS
Oakland Metro Opera House
Tuesday 30 August 8pm
Wednesday 31 August 8pm
Saturday 3 September 8pm
Sunday 4 September 2pm
A phantasmagoria of delights, the music jazzy, racous, but bitterly sweet, UKSUS is an autobiography of Daniil Kharms and the OBERIU in the Soviet Union of the 1930s, a narrative told through their stories and brief lives, as the OBERIU – The Association for Real Art – maintained their love of words and nonsensical art to their deaths in Stalin’s Great Purge, Kharms starving to death in a psychiatric hospital in 1942 after his arrest at the hands of the NKVD.

Wednesday, August 31

Wed 8/31 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
For the first installment of the 2016-2017 Composer’s in Performance Series we are excited to present a quartet featuring Kristina Dutton, Adria Otte, Kanoko Nishi and Nava Dunkelman *and* Trois Chapeaux (Kevin Corcoron / Tania Chen / Jaroba).

Wed 8/31 8:00 PM Oakland Metro Opera House [522 Second St. Oakland]
Erling Wold’s Fabrications and Underworld Opera present
UKSUS
Oakland Metro Opera House
Tuesday 30 August 8pm
Wednesday 31 August 8pm
Saturday 3 September 8pm
Sunday 4 September 2pm
A phantasmagoria of delights, the music jazzy, racous, but bitterly sweet, UKSUS is an autobiography of Daniil Kharms and the OBERIU in the Soviet Union of the 1930s, a narrative told through their stories and brief lives, as the OBERIU – The Association for Real Art – maintained their love of words and nonsensical art to their deaths in Stalin’s Great Purge, Kharms starving to death in a psychiatric hospital in 1942 after his arrest at the hands of the NKVD.

Thursday, September 1

Thu 9/01 6:30 PM Contemporary Jewish Museum [736 Mission St. San Francisco]
Soundwave ((7)) Biennial
Multi-media artists create site-specific audio performances for The CJM’s Yud gallery. The night includes two programs: Suzy Poling performs her sound and sculptural piece, “Human Glass Rotation.” Shane Myrbeck and Emily Shisko perform “Laid Plans.”

Thu 9/01 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm neem (gabby fluke-mogul and k. kipperman)
9:00 pm Shannon Hayden – cello/electronics

Friday, September 2

Fri 9/02 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Kyle Adam Blair: Piano Etudes by Bruno Ruviaro
San Diego-based pianist Kyle Adam Blair premieres Brazilian composer Bruno Ruviaro’s Pós-Tudos, a collection of piano etudes based on copying, borrowing, and stealing