San Francisco Scene: September 16-23, 2016

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From the Bay Improviser Calendar.

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

Saturday, September 17

Sat 9/17 8:00 PM NOHSpace [2840 Mariposa St. SF]
Drowning Man – Featuring Shinichi Iova-Koga & Edward Schocker, CoPresented by Theatre of Yugen

Sat 9/17 8:00 PM Finnish Kaleva Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
Vinny Golia 70+ Large Ensemble SF Bay Area
In celebration of his 70th Birthday Bay Area musicians come together for an Outsound Presents special incarnation of Grand master multi-reedist and composer Vinny Golia’s Large Ensemble.

Sat 9/17 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Play or Die Series: Ochs – Johnston – Robair plus SPECIAL GUESTS
Trio/Duo/Sextet = The trio of Larry Ochs , Darren Johnston + Gino Robair open. The duo of Mark Clifford (vibraphone) and Crystal Pascucci (cello) play next. Then a SEXTET including all 5 of these players plus SPECIAL GUEST Aurora Josephson adds her mighty vocal improvisations for a structured improvisation created by Larry Ochs for this special sextet.

Sat 9/17 8:00 PM Avonova [417 Avon St. Oakland, CA]
The Sheldon Brown Trio

Sunday, September 18

Sun 9/18 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Dialogues: Music for Cello & Other
“Dialogues” explores the interaction between cello and other instruments, objects, and spaces. Cellist Helen Newby will premiere works by David Bird, Danny Clay and Adam Hirsch in addition to performing the music of Cat Lamb, Malin Bång & Thomas Meadowcroft.

Sun 9/18 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation improv workshop)

Sun 9/18 8:00 PM Oakland.Secret [577 5th St. Oakland]
Surplus 1980 w/ Reconnasissance Fly, Mark Clifford’s Dirty Snacks Ensemble
Doors at 9:00 | $5-10 sliding scale

Monday, September 19

Mon 9/19 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
SPILL – Timbre and Motion Studies
The concert will draw on the interrelationship of materials and timbres shared within their instrumental palate of percussion and piano. Utilising elements of noise, resonance, percussive and sustained tonal colours, timbre, rhythm and spectral sound as structural elements.

Tuesday, September 20

Tue 9/20 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Georg Graewe: solo piano and a duo with Jon Raskin
Pianist, composer & improviser Georg Graewe will perform solo for the first set and than be joined by Jon Raskin on saxophones for the second set. His fourth solo album “Stills and Stories” has been released on the Random Acoustics label.

Wednesday, September 21

Wed 9/21 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Taylor Ho Bynum & Tomas Fujiwara – Duo & Quintet
Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet) and Tomas Fujiwara (drums) have been close musical collaborators for over twenty years – tonight they will perform in their long-standing duo configuration, and premiere a new book of music for quintet with Ben Goldberg (contralto clarinet), Crystal Pascucci (cello), and Lisa Mezzacappa (bass).

Wed 9/21 8:00 PM Second Act [1727 Haight St. SF]
Matt Ingalls, Alien Planet, Kevin CK Lo, Lucy Noise Project
Wed, Sept 21; doors 7:45pm, show 8-10:30pm
at Second Act, 1727 Haight St $5 21+

Wed 9/21 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
CNMAT presents: Georg Graewe, piano

Wed 9/21 9:00 PM The Night Light [311 Broadway Oakland]
WEED ALIEN
w/ Hiss + Hum, Dunkelpek, + Braided Flesh

Thursday, September 22

Thu 9/22 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Christopher Whitley – violin/electronics
9pm: Travis Johns (electronics) and Alex Cantona (cello)

Thu 9/22 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Nava Dunkelman with Hymn

Thu 9/22 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Aerocade Music presents A/B Duo & Post Haste Reed Duo CD
Aerocade Music artists A/B Duo and Post-Haste Reed Duo will perform works from their recent CD releases. Come for the great music, stay for the snacks and door prizes!

Thu 9/22 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
UNSEEN series | Synthesized Acoustic
September’s UNSEEN features collaborative performances by Thomas Carnacki, Scott Arford, Fluorescent Grey & Ray McClure!

Friday, September 23

Fri 9/23 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
PC Muñoz “Rugged Individual” – Special Birthday Show!
Featuring two premieres: “Shipwreck”: drumset + dance duet with turf dancer Dopeyfresh “Rugged Individual”: solo percussion and poetry piece….and a set of original art-funk pieces performed by PCM.3 (PCM, Bryan Dean, and Marc Weibel)

Fri 9/23 7:30 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza Oakland, CA 94612]
This concert features f.org, a duo of homemade electronics and cello, making a rare West Coast appearance. Also performing are local koto player, Kanoko Nishi-Smith, electronics trio, Peanut Twins, and analog synthesist and sound designer, Thomas Dimuzio.