San Francisco Scene: September 2-9, 2016

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From the Bay Improviser Calendar.

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.

Fri 9/02 9:00 PM Starry Plough [3101 Shattuck Ave @ Prince Berkeley]
Broken Shadows Return! with the Alex Hand Band
A veritbale dream team of creative and andventuresome musicians join forces for the first Broken Shadows show of the season.
Darren Johnston – trumpet/vocals
Matthew Szemela – violin/vocals
David Phillips – pedal-steel guitar
Jordan Samuels – guitar/vocals
Miles Wick – upright bass/vocals
Jordan Glenn – drums/percussion

Saturday, September 3

Sat 9/03 7:30 PM The Peralta Station [3007 Peralta Street]
LABOR DAY WEEKEND SHOW: Kyle Bruckmann‘s Degradient // Kjell Nordeson (solo) // I SHOULD HAVE CUT THE EYES DIFFERENT

Sat 9/03 8:00 PM Turquoise Yantra Grotto [32 Turquoise Way SF]
Songs for Human Wind:
Susan Rawcliffe (LA), clay flutes
w/ Kevin Corcoran, percussion
+ Cornelius Boots, shakuhachi

Sat 9/03 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Soundwave ((7)): Augmented Environments
Celebrate the final night and closing party of the Soundwave ((7)) Biennial with artists David Stout and Andrew Blanton will create a sonic dialogue with the built environments around us on a biological, citywide, and global scale. Using invented technologies, generative art and immersive audio-reactive visuals, these artists demonstrate how we can both embody and translate these changes through sound and strong evolving audiovisual narratives, transforming both audiences and the historic theater itself.

Sunday, September 4

Sun 9/04 5:00 PM Actual Cafe [6334 San Pablo Avenue Oakland]
John Schott, Dan Seamans, and John Hanes. Original compositions, radical improvisations. Feel More Music.

Tuesday, September 6

Tue 9/06 8:00 PM El Rio [3158 Mission St SF]
Diatessaron, Grex, Reconnaissance Fly @ El Rio
A diverse and exciting evening headlined by Canadian prog rock superstars Diatessaron, featuring Oakland art rock astronauts Grex and the eclectic, Canterbury rock-inflected Reconnaissance Fly.
Grex: Karl Evangelista: gtr/voice, Rei Scampavia: keys/voice, Robert Lopez: drums
Reconnaissance Fly: Brett Carson: keys, Rich Lesnik: reeds, Polly Moller: voice, flute, Larry The O: drums, percussion, Tim Walters: bass, electronics

Wednesday, September 7

Wed 9/07 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Deep Listening Workshop with Tom Bickley
Deep Listening is an approach to to listening that uses playfulness, games, and mindfulness to expand our awareness and pleasure in experiencing sound. Founded by composer/performer Pauline Oliveros, these process have used by musicians and others with wonderful results. Using meditative listening, sound walks, interactive sounding/listening strategies, participants will practice various ways of listening, articulate their experiences, and prepare to perform four pieces: Pauline Oliveros’ Environmental Dialogue and Wind Horse, David Samas’ Forest Walk, and Tom Bickley’s 7 Hums 7 Times. The four pieces will be performed on Saturday 10 Sept at noon at the Tenderloin National Forest in San Francisco, as part of the Acoustic Habitats festival.

Wed 9/07 7:00 PM The David Brower Center [2150 Allston Way Berkeley]
The Nature of Music: Raven Chacon
In this closing event for the Common Ground juried exhibition, new music organization Other Minds and the Brower Center present Raven Chacon, a composer of chamber music, a performer of experimental noise music, and an installation artist. Originally from the Navajo Nation and based in Albuquerque, NM, Chacon’s work explores sounds of acoustic handmade instruments overdriven through electric systems and the direct and indirect audio feedback responses from their interactions.

Thursday, September 8

Thu 9/08 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Susan Rawcliffe: Music in Clay
Join Susan Rawcliffe to celebrate her new exhibit of invented instruments, “Music in Clay,” on display in the Window Gallery through October 31. Talk and demonstration will begin at 7 PM.

Thu 9/08 7:00 PM Exploratorium [Kanbar Forum, Pier 15 Embarcadero at Green St, San Francisco, California 94111]
The 17th Annual San Francisco Electronic Music Festival•Night 1• Conrad Schnitzler Cassette CONcert performed by Gen Ken Montgomery•IMA
Advance Tickets available through the Exploratorium, or free with an SFEMF festival pass
SFEMF Festival Pass: http://sfemf17.brownpapertickets.com/

Thu 9/08 8:00 PM CounterPulse [80 Turk St. San Francisco]
Dohee Lee: ARA Ritual I: Waterways
Performance works inspired by ARA, the goddess of tears–her tears fall to create waterways, drift up to become stars–each one memorializing a journey and a story. Each night will integrate stories of migration with movement, music and multimedia art to form collaborative community rituals.

Thu 9/08 8:30 PM Ashkenaz [1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley CA 94702]
New Zombies + Next Music: An evening of avant Afrobeat and reggae

Thu 9/08 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
John Bischoff & Sam Haar

Friday, September 9

Fri 9/09 8:00 PM Brava Theater [2781 24th St, San Francisco, California 94110]
Night 2 SFEMF 2016: Maja S.K. Ratkje, Moor Mother, Irene Moon

Fri 9/09 8:00 PM CounterPulse [80 Turk St. San Francisco]
Dohee Lee: ARA Ritual I: Waterways
Performance works inspired by ARA, the goddess of tears–her tears fall to create waterways, drift up to become stars–each one memorializing a journey and a story. Each night will integrate stories of migration with movement, music and multimedia art to form collaborative community rituals.

Fri 9/09 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
ROBERT TAUB, PIANIST – Music by Brahms, Scriabin, Schoenberg, and Babbitt. Pre-concert lecture at 7:00pm, concert at 8:00pm.

Fri 9/09 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Acoustic Habitats: Visual Scores of the SF Bay Area // Anna Halprin & Gino Robair
Scores in space take may forms. On this evening we will explore the work of Anna Halprin’s scores for dance with several of her senior students including Isak Immanuel performing Tableau Stations. Gino Robair’s opera I, Norton uses a physical score which maps the path a performer will take through the material.

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