San Francisco Scene: September 30 – October 7, 2016

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From the Bay Improviser Calendar.

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

Fri 9/30 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Friction Turns 5 – Concert 1
On September 29 and 30, Friction Quartet, the San Francisco string quartet specializing in contemporary works, celebrates its fifth anniversary with a pair of concerts at the Center for New Music. On Thursday, September 29 at 7:30 pm, they will premiere works by Stephen Feigenbaum and Loren Loiacano alongside a work by Philip Glass. On Friday, September 30, at 7:30 pm Friction will premiere works by Alex Van Gils and Piers Hellawell.

Fri 9/30 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Trio Improvisations
Chris Brown, piano; Donald Robinson, drums;
John McCowen, clarinets

Saturday, October 1

Sat 10/01 6:39 AM Western Bunker [Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve 167 O’Hara Court @ Railroad Ave Vallejo]
The 19th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival commences with the durational performance Continuum, a large-scale multimedia work based on 1,000 poems written by Stephen Ratcliffe over 1,000 days, and read aloud from beginning to end with accompaniment by Thingamajigs Performance Group (Dylan Bolles, Suki O’Kane, Edward Schocker) , Rae Diamond(Long Tone Choir) and Shinichi Iova-Koga(inkBoat).

Sat 10/01 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
Invisible Guy
Michael Coleman – keyboards
Hamir Atwal – drums
Ben Goldberg – clarinet

Sat 10/01 7:00 PM Sound and Savor [Oakland, CA]
Bruce Ackley-Nava Dunkelman Duo
For listener-diners’ delight, we’ll offer a saxophone and percussion duo. The soprano sax and clarinet have special timbral relationships to percussion, which naturally blossom with Nava’s unique instrumental palette. It brings to mind the music of Edgard Varèse, who has been on my mind a lot recently. We’ll create contrasting soundscapes evocative of the shortening days, and the shift to the inner worlds of autumn and winter.

Sat 10/01 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Jessie Nucho Plugs In: Electroacoustic Music for Flute
San Francisco flutist Jessie Nucho presents a sampling of electroacoustic music, featuring works by Kaija Saariaho and Benjamin Broening. The program culminates in Pittsburgh composer Adam Shield’s brand new work “The Uncertainty Principle,” which explores the origins of the universe.

Sat 10/01 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Invisible Guy: Ben Goldberg, Michael Coleman, Hamir Atwal, play Bird & Beckett’s jazz club! when lights are low…

Sat 10/01 8:00 PM Turquoise Yantra Grotto [32 Turquoise Way SF]
Join us for a spectacular evening of breathtaking virtuosity and deep listening spaces while Butoh sensations Ronie Baker and Sea Chel improvise. Tatsuya is one of the most compelling performers I have seen in my life and his performances are full of grace and ferocity. Kanoko will open us up with a minimalist set of subtle proportions.
Tatsuya Nakatani, Jacob Felix Heule, Kevin Corcoran- extended technique percusion
w/ Butoh Dancer Ronie Baker
Kanoko Nishi-Smith, koto, Soo Yeon Lyuh, haegeum
w/ Butoh Dancer Chel Sea

Sunday, October 2

Sun 10/02 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
Black Cedar

Monday, October 3

Mon 10/03 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music–
Set #1: Invisible Guy (all-star bicoastal trio)
(Ben Goldberg-cl, Michael Coleman-p, Hamir Atwal-dms)
Set #2: Allen Lowe Ensemble (East Coast new jazz/composition)
( Allen Lowe-sax, compositions, Theo Padouvas-tpt, Karl Evangelista-gtr, Max Judelson-b, Jason Levis-dms)
Set #3: Tim DeCillis Trio (Bay Area drum music)

Wednesday, October 5

Wed 10/05 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
CCRMA Transitions 2016 (Night the 1st!)- The annual outdoor season openers at CCRMA. Two different programs of multichannel and 3D immersive music performed under the stars in the CCRMA courtyard. As alway we encourage everybody to wrap up warm, bring a blanket, and a picnic. Program details for both nights to be announced soon…. stay tuned…

Thursday, October 6

Thu 10/06 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Music Celebrating the Publication of Meg Pontecorvo’s Murder in the Generative Kitchen.. Music & Spoken Word with Cartoon Justice, Andrew Joron, ebolabuddha … Sci Fi Literature flavored Improvisation.

Thu 10/06 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
CCRMA Transitions 2016 (Night the 2nd!)- The annual outdoor season openers at CCRMA. Two different programs of multichannel and 3D immersive music performed under the stars in the CCRMA courtyard. As alway we encourage everybody to wrap up warm, bring a blanket, and a picnic. Program details for both nights to be announced soon…. stay tuned…

Thu 10/06 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Person L (Dania Luck – supercollider)
9pm: K. Kipperman, Gabby Fluke-Mogul, Aurora Josephson, Kataryna Kopelevich

Friday, October 7

Fri 10/07 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
CONCERT FOR TWO PIANOS: Anne Sajdera and Davide Verotta

Fri 10/07 8:00 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2087 Addison Street Berkeley]
Life’s Blood Ensemble perfoms music from their newest release “Rising Colossus” as well as debut compositions
Rent Romus – alto saxophone, Timothy Orr – drums, Max Judelson – double bass, Safa Shokrai – double bass
Joshua Marshall – tenor saxophone, Mark Clifford – vibes, Heikki Koskinen – e-trumpet

Fri 10/07 10:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Sun Riah & Invisible Cinema
Join us for a night of experimental music by harpist and vocalist, Sun Riah (OKC), and Jazz and Psychedelic band, Invisible Cinema (Bay Area).