San Francisco Scene: October 7-14, 2016

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From the Bay Improviser Calendar.

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).

Saturday, October 8

Sat 10/08 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Peter Kuhn Trio + Eddie Gale
In their first Bay Area appearance this group comes to us celebrating their new release on NoBusiness Records. They will be joined by Peter’s long time friend and musical collaborator Eddie Gale for collective composition of the highest order.

Sat 10/08 7:30 PM Taube Atrium Theater [401 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco]
The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players – Works by Takemitsu, Thorvaldsdottir, Pereira and Ueno

Sat 10/08 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
MFP&T19 breaks with its tradition of gallery and proscenium concerts to assemble for a night of pure rock in alternate tunings with Solo Organ (Doug Katelus), ‘Fraid o’ Freyja (Dylan Bolles, Suki O’Kane, Edward Shocker), Winner’s Bitch (Joy Sue Hutchinson, Suki O’Kane) and DJ Paratune spinning the choice mix in microtonal rock.

Sunday, October 9

Sun 10/09 3:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
CAGE : empty words
The Center for New Music’s monthly Sunday afternoon series ‘Quiet Time’ kicks off with a performance of John Cage’s Empty Words from 1974. Featuring readings by Luciano Chessa, Ben Zucker, Pamela Z and Danny Clay, the 2.5 hour performance will consist of the work’s four sections read simultaneously.

Sun 10/09 4:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
KRIS DAVIS AND CRAIG TABORN – DUOPOLY – Improvisations for two pianos

Monday, October 10

Mon 10/10 7:30 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland CA]
Saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and drummer Tom Rainey are celebrating the release of their second duo recording “Buoyancy” (Relative Pitch Records) on their West Coast tour. Their experience playing original compositions, free improvisations, and standard songs inform their improvised duets.

Mon 10/10 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Fred Frith/Jakob Pek + Nava Dunkelman/Camille Emaille

Tuesday, October 11

Tue 10/11 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Perpetual Motion | Ken Jacobs’ Nervous Magic Lantern
Join us and San Francisco Cinematheque for the third installation of PERPETUAL MOTION with Ken Jacobs performing live in San Francisco for the first time in over two decades!

Tue 10/11 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
2 + 2
Ingrid Laubrock / Tom Rainey Duo
Ingrid Laubrock – saxophone
Tom Rainey – drums
Myra Melford / Ben Goldberg Duo
Myra Melford – piano
Ben Goldberg – clarinet

Tue 10/11 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents: Aram Shelton’s Marches, duo B., and Chris Duncan

Thursday, October 13

Thu 10/13 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Laetitia Sonami – Groundbreaking composer, performer, technologist, and sound installation artist – presents an evening of performances developed by her and in collaboration with Eliane Radigue and Paul DeMarinis. Concert starts at 7.30PM. For more information see

Thu 10/13 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Inter-dimensional Incursion — Ambient Post-industrial Folk
9pm Ear Spray
Carlos Jennings – electronics
Ann O’Rourke – processed vocals, processed video samples
Mark Pino – percussion

Friday, October 14

Fri 10/14 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Jingle Five-O: sfSoundSalonSeries presents Volcano Radar + John Ingle Birthday Festlet
sfSoundGroup founding member John Ingle celebrates, with various musically-inclined friends, the final evening of his 4th decade on earth. VOLCANO RADAR is a fusion of ecstatic improvisational energy and Apollonian intellect, fueled by dual free jazz/noise/avant guitarists Elbio Barilari and Julia A. Miller.

Fri 10/14 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Gray Area and blasthaus present Audion, Mozhgan, Jacob Sperber and Matt Hubert live!

Fri 10/14 10:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
A night with Jordan Glenn’s Wiener Kids and Special Guests
Oakland’s own bizarro sax/drum trio Wiener Kids presents a very special evening of music in celebration of their 10 year anniversary. To help them celebrate, they have invited friends Fred Frith, Jason Hoopes, Christina Stanley and Crystal Pascucci. They will play selections from their extensive catalog, ranging from the whimsical to the profound. More..

Classical Music Listings From The New York Times

Source: The New York Times.

BROOKLYN RIDER AND ANNE SOFIE VON OTTER (Thursday) For more than a decade, the string quartet Brooklyn Rider has been presenting adventurous programs of contemporary music and collaborating with diverse artists from within and beyond the classical sphere. For its next venture, Brooklyn Rider will be joined by the mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter in a fascinating program of works by Philip Glass, Nico Muhly, Caroline Shaw, John Adams, Björk, Elvis Costello and others. At 7:30 p.m., Zankel Hall, 212-247-7800, (Tommasini)

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC (Friday, Saturday, Thursday and Oct. 14) Lang Lang is back, again, in the Philharmonic’s subscription concerts this week, this time playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4. Alan Gilbert conducts that, as well as a Ligeti arrangement and Bartók’s “Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta.” At 8 p.m., David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, 212-875-5656, But the real treat comes on Thursday, when Esa-Pekka Salonen leads a surround-sound tribute to Kaija Saariaho, the majestic Finnish composer. Four pieces make the billing, three of which are New York premieres, most notably “Circle Map.” At 7 p.m., Wade Thompson Drill Hall, Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue Armory, 212-933-5812, (Allen)

S.E.M. ENSEMBLE (Tuesday) Alvin Lucier had a strong artistic relationship with the artist Sol LeWitt, so it’s fitting that his music should be presented in an exhibition of LeWitt’s work. As well as Mr. Lucier’s “Navigations for Strings,” there’s the premiere of his “Love Song.” Petr Kotik also conducts his own “William William,” an American premiere, which has choreography by Matilda Sakamoto. At 8 p.m., Paula Cooper Gallery, 534 West 21st Street, 718-488-7659, (Allen)

Jazz Listings From The New York Times

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Source: The New York Times.

PETER EVANS/TAYLOR HO BYNUM (Friday) Mr. Evans and Mr. Bynum both play the trumpet (cornet, in Mr. Bynum’s case) in an experimental mode that looks beyond established tonal practices and technical constraints. For his part of this double bill, Mr. Evans will delve into solo improvisation, as he does on an intense new album, “Lifeblood.” Mr. Bynum will lead a new band he dryly calls Rank Sentimentalist, with the cellist Marika Hughes, the guitarist Evan Patrick, the bassist Stomu Takeishi and the drummer Chad Taylor. At 8 p.m., Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn, 718-596-3001, (Chinen)

AMINA CLAUDINE MYERS/ROMAN FILIU QUINTET (Friday) The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians presents its first concert of the season, featuring Ms. Myers, a pianist and singer who has recently been drawing deeply from traditional spirituals and gospel songs. (She’ll perform solo, drawing from a grounded yet haunting new album, “Sama Rou: Songs From My Soul.”) Sharing the bill is a quintet led by the Cuban alto saxophonist Roman Filiu. At 8 p.m., Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th Street, Manhattan, (Chinen)

PHAROAH SANDERS QUARTET (through Saturday) This spring the tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders was recognized as a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master. He inhabits that stature with an ecstatic, gruffly spiritual style that coalesced in the 1960s, took full flight in the ’70s and still bears relevance in the current scene. At 8:30 and 11 p.m., 315 West 44th Street, Clinton, 212-581-3080, (Chinen)

TYSHAWN SOREY TRIO (Friday and Saturday) Mr. Sorey, a powerfully inventive drummer who has applied most of his recent focus to composition, presents the trio that can be heard on his 2014 album, “Alloy.” Featuring the pianist Cory Smythe and the bassist Christopher Tordini, it’s a chamberesque unit that works as much with new-music protocols as with any jazz dialect. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, 212-989-9319, (Chinen)

WKCR’S 75TH-ANNIVERSARY CONCERT (Sunday) An essential part of the infrastructure for jazz in New York, WKCR-FM (89.9) — the student-run radio station at Columbia University — has rarely encountered a major birthday it couldn’t commemorate. This concert, a celebration of the station’s own 75th anniversary, will feature the avant-garde bassist Henry Grimes and a postbop quartet led by George Coleman, the eminent tenor saxophonist. At 6 p.m., Miller Theater, Broadway at 116th Street, Morningside Heights, 212-854-7799, (Chinen)