San Francisco Scene: September 9-16, 2016

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From the Bay Improviser Calendar.

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.

Saturday, September 10

Sat 9/10 12:00 PM Center for New Music [501 Ellis Street (this show only) SF]
Acoustic Habitats: Visual Scores of the SF Bay Area // Cornelius Cardew Choir and the Analogous Ensemble FREE @ Tenderloin National Forest
Noon:
Cornelius Cardew Choir
Directed by Tom Bickley
Audience participation encouraged
Wind Horse, Pauline Oliveros
Environmental Dialogue, Pauline Oliveros
7 Humms 7 Times, Tom Bickley
Forest Walk, David Samas
2pm:
the Analogous Ensemble
Dan Gottwald, Stephen Parris, et al.

Sat 9/10 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Acoustic Habitats: Visual Scores of the SF Bay Area // FREE Opening Reception for the Visual Exposition
The scores, on display at the Center for New Music through the end of 2016, includes works by Steve Adams, Bryan Day, Phillip Greenlief, Barry Guy, Anna Halprin, Cheryl Leonard, Bob Marsh, Pauline Oliver’s, Jon Raskin, Gino Robair, David Samas, and Amy Trachtenberg.

Sat 9/10 7:00 PM Oakland.Secret [577 5th St. Oakland]
PG13, Blackberry Tongues, Inner Ear Brigade

Sat 9/10 8:00 PM Brava Theater [2781 24th St, San Francisco, California 94110]
Night 3 SFEMF 2016: Arcane Device, Thea Farhadian, Alessandro Bosetti
Advance Tickets: http://sfemf17tix.brownpapertickets.com/

Sat 9/10 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.

Sat 9/10 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Acoustic Habitats: Visual Scores of the SF Bay Area // ROVA
San Francisco for Rova was composed by Greenlief during his residency at Headlands Center for the Arts during the summer of 2013 and is dedicated to Lenny Bruce. Greenlief began composing map scores in 2004, for 2+2, his collaboration with Jon Raskin, and he has since created eleven map scores for solo instruments and 10 map scores for ensemble. Unless stated otherwise within the composition, one approaches the score the way one would use a map while visiting a new city or state: starting at any place in the composition and moving freely from one compositional element to another.

Sat 9/10 8:00 PM The Royale [800 Post St. San Francisco, CA]
Gold Age

Sunday, September 11

Sun 9/11 12:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Lisa Mezzacappa, composer of Organelle, gives an introduction to the use of graphic scores in contemporary improvisation, then leads an open rehearsal with her ensemble. Organelle premieres at Full: Scientific on Friday, September 16.
Event included with gallery admission.

Sun 9/11 3:00 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.

Sun 9/11 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
Edgetone 25th Anniversary Showcase Series
**Performances celebrating twenty five years of independent music from Edgetone Records**
7:30pm Andrew Jamieson
solo piano set from his album Heard the Voice
8:30pm Noertker’s Moxie
Annelise Zamula – tenor sax, flute/Amber Lamprecht – oboe, flute/Theo Padouvas – cornet/Bill Noertker – contrabass/Jason Levis – drums

Sun 9/11 8:00 PM Brava Theater [2781 24th St, San Francisco, California 94110]
Night 4 SFEMF 2016: clipping., Tujurikkuja, Madalyn Merkey
Advance Tickets: http://sfemf17tix.brownpapertickets.com/

Monday, September 12
Mon 9/12 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Composer Meetup
The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM.

Mon 9/12 7:30 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland CA]
Soo Yeon Lyuh, a master of the Haegeum (a Korean two-stringed spike fiddle), will introduce the instrument and perform traditional court and folk music as well as new pieces incorporating electronics by Adria Otte and Edward Shocker.

Tuesday, September 13

Tue 9/13 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents: Andrew Weathers Ensemble, Danny Clay with Inner Movements, and Ricardo Saavedra + Kim Nucci

Thursday, September 15

Thu 9/15 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Oa (Matt Davignon & Hugh Behm-Steinberg – voice sampling)
9pm Daniel Blomquist (electronics) & Aria Rostami

Thu 9/15 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Scordatura: Hannah Addario-Berry, cello & Gloria Justen, violins
Hannah Addario-Berry and Gloria Justen present new music for solo strings. Hannah will perform new works from her acclaimed “Scordatura” program for alternately tuned cello. Gloria will perform her own violin compositions on a range instruments from piccolo violin to baritone violin, and even a 5 stringed “violalin.”

Friday, September 16

Fri 9/16 4:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Member Happy Hour + 2 Blocks of Art performances
Happy hour for C4NM members! Drinks and snacks will be provided; guests of members and prospective members welcome to attend.
Concurrently, C4NM will be presenting live music as part of 2 Blocks of Art, with solo piano performances at 6th and Market and experimental electronics at Launderland on 6th Street.

Fri 9/16 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center Street Berkeley]
Full: Scientific presents the US premiere of Lisa Mezzacappa’s Organelle plus the Broun Fellinis and films by Jean Painlevé.

Fri 9/16 8:00 PM NOHSpace [2840 Mariposa St. SF]
Drowning Man – Featuring Shinichi Iova-Koga & Edward Schocker, CoPresented by Theatre of Yugen

Classical Music Listings From The New York Times

Source: The New York Times.

‘THE LOSER’ (through Sunday) In David Lang’s new one-act opera, based on a novel by Thomas Bernhard and given its premiere as part of the Next Wave Festival, the baritone Rod Gilfry floats through the auditorium, playing a pianist fated to remain forever overlooked, everyone’s attention fixed on his friend, Glenn Gould. Conrad Tao plays the piano; the excellent Karina Canellakis conducts a chamber ensemble. At 7:30 p.m., BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, 718-636-4100, bam.org. (David Allen)

MICHAEL HERSCH FESTIVAL (Sunday) The last act in a series devoted to the composer Michael Hersch will feature Jacob Rhodebeck taking on a complete performance of “The Vanishing Pavilions” (2005), a titanic work for solo piano lasting two and a half hours. At 7 p.m., Spectrum NYC, 121 Ludlow Street, second floor, Lower East Side, Manhattan, spectrumnyc.com. (Allen)

STEVE REICH (Thursday) This immeasurably influential and consistently engaging composer turns 80 next month. Among the celebrations honoring the event is this opening concert of the Miller Theater’s new season, which features Brad Lubman conducting the Ensemble Signal in two important works, the “Daniel Variations,” written in memory of the journalist Daniel Pearl, who was killed in Pakistan in 2002, and “You Are (Variations),” dating from 2004. At 8 p.m., Miller Theater, Broadway at 116th Street, Morningside Heights, 212-854-7799, millertheatre.com. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)

Jazz Listings From The New York Times

English: Tim Berne, jazz saxophonist; Picture ...

Source: The New York Times.

TIM BERNE’S SNAKEOIL (Tuesday) Mr. Berne, an alto saxophonist and composer of granite conviction, has had a superb outlet in Snakeoil, a chamber-improv quartet with the clarinetist Oscar Noriega, the pianist Matt Mitchell, and the drummer and vibraphonist Ches Smith. The band will tackle new material in this appearance on the Konceptions series, at 10:30 p.m. (An earlier set, at 9 p.m., will feature a quintet led by the drummer Billy Mintz.) At Korzo, 667 Fifth Avenue, at 20th Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn, facebook.com/konceptions. (Chinen)

STEVE COLEMAN 60TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION (through Sept. 25) Mr. Coleman, an alto saxophonist and composer, is one of the most rigorously conceptual thinkers in improvised music, and a figure of acknowledged influence on the scene. This monthlong residency at the Stone mainly features his working band, Five Elements, which includes the trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, the drummer Sean Rickman and the bassist Anthony Tidd. At 8 and 10 p.m., Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com. (Chinen)

DAVID LIEBMAN’S 70TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION (Friday through Sunday) Mr. Liebman is a veteran saxophonist, music educator and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, fluent in a broad range of expression. For this milestone birthday celebration, he leads his band Expansions, an ensemble with one longtime collaborator (the bassist Tony Marino) and several younger partners (Matt Vashlishan on saxophones, Bobby Avey on piano and keyboards, and Alex Ritz on drums). At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, 60th Street and Broadway, 212-258-9595, jazz.org/dizzys. (Chinen)

ROSWELL RUDD AND HEATHER MASSE (Wednesday) Mr. Rudd, the venerable but ever approachable avant-garde trombonist, has lately been collaborating with Ms. Masse, a sure-footed singer perhaps best known as a member of the Wailin’ Jennys. As on their charming new album, “August Love Song,” the two will work here with subtle accompaniment from the guitarist Rolf Sturm and the bassist Mark Helias. At 7 p.m., Joe’s Pub, Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, at Astor Place, East Village, 212-967-7555, joespub.com. (Chinen)

D.C.’s Sonic Circuits Festival Returns

Balmorhea live at the Pyramid Atlantic, Silver...

Source: Bandwidth.

When the arts organization Pyramid Atlantic moved out of its Silver Spring home earlier this year, the disruption extended to one of the D.C. area’s long-tenured music festivals: Sonic Circuits, an annual multiday celebration of experimental and underground sounds.

While Pyramid Atlantic is still settling in at its new Hyattsville location, Sonic Circuits has found a new site for 2016: Logan Fringe Arts Space, the Northeast D.C. home of the Capital Fringe organization. The festival takes place Friday through Sunday.

Surak says the 2016 edition will stick to its core mission of presenting noncommercial music — some of it noisy, some of it not — made by people who buck traditions or invent new modes of making sound. Improvisation and oddness are valued, and outright chaos is always possible. The recipe has given the festival an international profile among experimental musicians.

Interview with Chris Campbell of Innova Recordings 

Source: I CARE IF YOU LISTEN.

Innova Recordings is the label of the American Composers Forum. It was founded in 1982 to document McKnight fellowship winners and now we’re in the business of offering artistic and technical guidance through the recording, distribution, and marketing process. We love visionary composers and performers and we love championing original and compelling musical voices.