San Francisco Scene: September 23-30, 2016

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From the Bay Improviser Calendar.

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.

Fri 9/23 8:00 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF]
The Paul Dresher Ensemble Production of:
SCHICK MACHINE
Virtuoso percussionist Steven Schick performing on a stage filled with huge invented instruments
September 23-25 on Z Space’s Main Stage

Saturday, September 24

Sat 9/24 2:00 PM Richmond Art Center [2540 Barrett Avenue Richmond CA 94804]
The award-winning Del Sol String Quartet presents “Why Patterns?,” a free public concert featuring music by Terry Riley and Daniel Bernard Roumain as part of its Residency at the Richmond Art Center. This interactive outreach performance will be combined with a visual arts workshop for middle school children that aims to foster musical and artistic involvement by providing opportunities to hear, see and create in new ways. Workshop registration is required.

Sat 9/24 3:00 PM Magazine A-168 on Mare Island [Railroad ave & Mercado Ct, Mare Island, Vallejo, CA]
Jeph Jerman & Tim Barnes, Joe Colley, and Michael Gendreau perform in an abandoned ammunitions magazine on Mare Island for the quarterly Re:Sound series of experimental music.

Sat 9/24 3:00 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF]
The Paul Dresher Ensemble Production of:
SCHICK MACHINE
Virtuoso percussionist Steven Schick performing on a stage filled with huge invented instruments
September 23-25 on Z Space’s Main Stage

Sat 9/24 3:00 PM Re:sound A-168 [Railroad Ave and Mercado Ct. Vallejo CA, 94592]

September 24th – Magazine A-168, Mare Island
Jeph Jerman + Tim Barnes ( Cottonwood, AZ + Louisville, KY)
Joe Colley (Oakland)
Michael Gendreau (San Francisco)

Sat 9/24 8:00 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2087 Addison Street Berkeley]
Amy X Neuburg

Sat 9/24 8:00 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF]
The Paul Dresher Ensemble Production of:
SCHICK MACHINE
Virtuoso percussionist Steven Schick performing on a stage filled with huge invented instruments
September 23-25 on Z Space’s Main Stage

Sat 9/24 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Little Nicky’s presents Moe! Staiano, Aram Shelton, and Noah Phillips

Sunday, September 25

Sun 9/25 12:00 PM War Memorial Veterans Building (Herbst Theatre) [401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA]
Join us for the ninth annual SFMusic Day, a free daylong festival (noon to 8pm) celebrating the diverse and dynamic music being made in the Bay Area right now. Come for the music you already know you love— from Baroque ensembles to string quartets to jazz combos—and stay to sample all that our vibrant music community has to offer. With fresh young voices sharing the stage with established local heroes, and timeless repertoire presented alongside inventive new works, SFMusic Day encourages listeners to open up their ears, explore and enjoy.

Sun 9/25 3:00 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF]
The Paul Dresher Ensemble Production of:
SCHICK MACHINE
Virtuoso percussionist Steven Schick performing on a stage filled with huge invented instruments
September 23-25 on Z Space’s Main Stage

Monday, September 26

Mon 9/26 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Logan Hone’s Similar Fashion & Jordan Glenn’s Beak

Tuesday, September 27

Tue 9/27 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Tatsuya Nakatani solo – US Tour
Extended length solo percussion by Tatsuya Nakatani. Performance length between 60 to 120 minutes.

Wednesday, September 28

Wed 9/28 7:30 AM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
For our September installment of the Composers in Performance Series, we are excited to present flautist and vocalist Emily Hay with bassist Steuart Liebig and a solo set by Tom Djll on trumpet and electronics with video artist Bill Wiatroski, to celebrate the release of his new album on Eh? records.

Wed 9/28 6:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
RECOMBINANT festival is a showcase of 360-degree spatial cinema and sound, and live audio-visual performances developed in collaboration with Recombinant Media Labs over the last twenty years.

Wed 9/28 7:30 PM SAFEhouse Arts [1 Grove St. SF]
‎RAW presents Katarina Countiss, Estefano Romani, Ariel Daly, and Naina Shastri at SAFEhouse Arts

Wed 9/28 7:30 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza Oakland, CA 94612]
This concert features three of the Bay Area’s most scintillating solo performers in experimental electronic music: Dax Pierson, Scy1e, and Madalyn Merkey.

Wed 9/28 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Roy Nathanson, Ben Goldberg, Myra Melford

Thursday, September 29

Thu 9/29 7:30 PM SAFEhouse Arts [1 Grove St. SF]
‎RAW presents Katarina Countiss, Estefano Romani, Ariel Daly, and Naina Shastri at SAFEhouse Arts

Thu 9/29 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
NorCal Noise Fest San Francisco
AUME (featuring Scot Jenerik & Aleph from F-Space/Chrome)
CHER VON (experimental vocalist from Kentucky)
MIA ZABELKA (violinist from Vienna,AUSTRAI!!)
PHOG MASHEEEN (wacky noise from Orange County)
plus a special appearance by
TATSUYA NAKATANI / Phillip Greenlief DUO

Friday, September 30

Fri 9/30 5:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery Street SF]
Bird and Beckett Books presents The Lost Trio: Phillip Greenlief, tenor saxophone – Dan Seamans, bass – Tom Hassett, drums, playing mostly original compositions by Greenlief and Seamans

Avant-garde Pioneer Pamela Z in Chicago, Previewed

Source: Chicago Reader.

Trailblazing avant-garde musician, sound artist, and composer Pamela Z, who gives a rare Chicago performance at Constellation on Saturday, began experimenting with vocal processing in the early 80s, but the first album devoted entirely to her work didn’t arrive till 2004. On “Bone Music,” the opening track of A Delay Is Better (Starkland), her voice rises in swells over thudding percussion, then plummets into speech—only it’s not quite speech. Her words, if they’re words at all, are impossible to make out. Her voice is joined by others, frantic and urgent, forming a frenzied babble that spins and disappears in a whirl.

Jazz Listings From The New York Times

American Jazz musician and composer Mat Maneri.

Source: The New York Times.

LUCIAN BAN AND ELEVATION (Saturday) The pianist Lucian Ban has a new album, “Songs From Afar,” which honors his Transylvanian folk heritage even as it pursues a modern chamber-jazz ideal. His essential partner on the album is the violist Mat Maneri, who rejoins him here with the saxophonist Abraham Burton, the bassist John Hébert and the drummer Eric McPherson. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, 212-989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com. (Nate Chinen)

STEVE COLEMAN 60TH-BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION (through Sunday) 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. His monthlong residency at the Stone concludes this weekend with Five Elements, his flagship band, featuring Jonathan Finlayson on trumpet, Maria Grand on tenor saxophone, Miles Okazaki on guitar, Anthony Tidd on bass and either Sean Rickman or Marcus Gilmore on drums. At 8 and 10 p.m., Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com. (Chinen)

COLTRANE REVISITED (Friday and Saturday) Timed to coincide with what would have been John Coltrane’s 90th birthday (he was born on Sept. 23, 1926), the pianist Steve Kuhn — one of Coltrane’s sidemen, however briefly — assembles a respectful cast. Eric Alexander endeavors to fill Coltrane’s shoes on tenor saxophone, while Jaleel Shaw plays alto; the rhythm section has Lonnie Plaxico on bass and Steve Smith on drums. At 8:30 and 11 p.m., Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, Clinton, 212-581-3080, birdlandjazz.com. (Chinen)

FESTIVAL OF NEW TRUMPET MUSIC (through Sunday) This annual convocation of trumpet-centric progressivism, rooted in but not restricted to the jazz tradition, concludes with several special programs, like a Friday concert titled “Explorations in New Brass Music,” in an auditorium at the New School (66 West 12th Street). “Night of Large Ensembles,” in the same room on Saturday, will feature the premiere of “Rosa Parks — Oratorio,” by Wadada Leo Smith, as well as the Taylor Ho Bynum PlusTet. And a ceremony and performance honoring John McNeil, in a smaller New School space on Sunday, will feature (among others) the festival’s founder, Dave Douglas. A full festival schedule is at fontmusic.org. (Chinen)

JON IRABAGON QUINTET (Friday) Mr. Irabagon is an audacious saxophonist who has successfully ducked in and out of the modern jazz mainstream. In this quintet he’ll have an incisive front-line partner in the trumpeter Tim Hagans, along with a powerhouse rhythm section: Luis Perdomo on piano, Matt Clohesy on bass and Dan Weiss on drums. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, 212-989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com. (Chinen)

INGRID LAUBROCK’S UBATUBA (Tuesday) Ms. Laubrock is a tenor saxophonist drawn to dynamic tension, and in this band — its name, also the title of a new album, is a nod to its tuba player, Dan Peck — she has strong partners for her agenda. Along with Mr. Peck, they are Tim Berne on alto saxophone, Ben Gerstein on trombone and Tom Rainey, her husband, on drums. At 8 and 9:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, 212-989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com. (Chinen)

CHES SMITH AT THE STONE (Tuesday through Oct. 2) Mr. Smith, a drummer equally capable of gangly fury or brittle restraint, convenes a handful of his favorite collaborators at the Stone next week — starting on Tuesday with the violist Mat Maneri and the pianist Craig Taborn, who appear on his fine recent album, “The Bell.” Among the other highlights is a deep-drone proposition featuring Mr. Maneri, the tenor saxophonist Travis Laplante and two bassists, Michael Formanek and Stephan Crump (8 p.m. on Wednesday); and a chamberesque set with Nate Wooley on trumpet, Anna Webber on flute, Oscar Noriega on clarinets and Jennifer Choi on violin (8 p.m. Thursday). At 8 and 10 p.m., Avenue C and Second Street, thestonenyc.com. (Chinen)

HENRY THREADGILL’S ZOOID (Tuesday through Oct. 2) Mr. Threadgill recently won a well-deserved Pulitzer Prize for music, on the strength of his assuredly spiky 2015 album, “In for a Penny, In for a Pound.” He’ll be at the Village Vanguard next week with the same band featured on the album: Zooid, a blazingly intuitive chamber-improv unit with Liberty Ellman on guitar, Jose Davila on tuba, Christopher Hoffman on cello and Elliot Kavee on drums. At 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village, 212-255-4037, villagevanguard.com. (Chinen)

Arts for Art Present Race & Resistance

Cooper-Moore

Source: Arts for Art.

Arts for Art & El Taller present
Raza y Resistencia / Race & Resistance
3 Days of Un-Columbus Celebrations
FREE WORLD MUSIC, POETRY, DANCE, ART FOR JUSTICE
October 10, 11, 12, 2016
at El Taller Latino Americano – 215 East 99 Street, NYC, btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave

Monday 10/10 Afternoon: ADMISSION: Free, donations accepted
2 pm – 5 pm: Visual Art Presentations by Children including from the Castle Bridge School
3 pm: A Free Music Workshop for youth with Cooper-Moore
Evening Youth Bands: $10 Suggested donations
7 pm: TJ Adorno, Mia Alma, Jonah Batagtas, Abe Gold, Ezra Gold, Mikaela Harris, Eliezer Mercado, Jonah Kreitner, Cynthia Qiang, James Soren, Performers from Hi-ARTS
9pm: All Youth perform under the direction of William Parker

Tuesday 10/11 Admission $15
5 pm: Panel on De-Recognition of Peoples of Color
Moderator: Joyce Jones
Mixashawn, Papoleto Melendez, Kathe Sandler, Patricia Parker, others TBA
7 pm: Indigenous Free Jazz Ensemble
Mixashawn – reeds, banjo / William Parker – bass / Cooper-Moore – strings, percussion
8 pm: Papoleto Melendez – poetry
8:30: Gizelxanath & the Afro-Yaqi Music Collective
Gizelxanath – vocals / Ben Barson – bari sax / rhythm section TBA
9:45: Cooper-Moore’s Keyboard Trio
Cooper-Moore – keyboard / Brian Price – woodwinds / Warren Smith – drums

Wednesday 10/12 Admission $15
7 pm: Patricia Nicholson’s Revolution Resurrection
Patricia Nicholson – dance, text / Bill Mazza – live video projections
Jason Hwang – viola / TA Thompson – drums
8 pm: Manu Sija – strings / Franco Pinna – percussion
9 pm: William Parker Trio
William Parker – bass / Hamid Drake – drums / Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson – trumpet