San Francisco Scene: October 14-21, 2016

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From the Bay Improviser Calendar.

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.

Saturday, October 15

Sat 10/15 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
IDRIS ACKAMOOR☥THE PYRAMIDS “WE BE ALL AFRICANS”
Record Release /Bon Voyage Party & Show
Idris Ackamoor☥The Pyramids will celebrate their acclaimed new album, “WE BE ALL AFRICANS” with a concert and aBon Voyage Party for the band as they prepare to embark on a Historic European tour in November!

Sat 10/15 8:00 PM Park Presidio United Methodist Church [4301 Geary Boulevard at 7th ave, San Francisco, CA 94118]
San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra premieres New Music for orchestra by Bay Area composers.

Sat 10/15 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Reconnaissance Fly’s new EP, Off By One, is finally here and they will celebrate this by getting together on stage, plugging in a lot of devices, getting tangled in a bunch of cords, playing all the songs from the EP plus songs from their first album Flower Futures and a bunch of new as-yet-unrecorded tunes, and making quips in between songs. The show will begin with the symphonic space guitar of Carl Weingarten!

Sat 10/15 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Jingle Five-0: sfSoundSalonSeries presents John Ingle Birthday Festlet
On October 14th and 15th, saxophonist, composer, and founding member of sfSoundGroup John Ingle celebrates the final evening of his 4th decade on earth and the first of his 5th, respectively. He will shepherd a cadre of friends from both within and without sfSoundGroup through “Babylon Lottery,” a Borgesian framing for structured improvisation.

Sunday, October 16

Sun 10/16 3:00 PM SoleSpace [1714 TELEGRAPH AVE OAKLAND, CA]
19th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival (weekend 3)
Thingamajigs presents the 2016 edition of the sound-art festival that started it all. A power-pack of musical works of homemade instruments, found objects, and alternate tunings by some of the Bay Area’s most innovative artists; the 19th Annual MFP&T festival is a step further in Thingamajigs’ search for sounds; as it extends the spirit beyond its artist community. In order to achieve this, the festival will be held over 3 weekends and in different venues around Bay Area.

Sun 10/16 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Anne Hege and Julie Herndon: Brecht Sees the Future // There’s No Place Like Home
“Anne Hege and Julie Herndon present an evening of music for instruments, voices, and dancer. Hege will premier her setting of Brecht’s “”For Those Who Come After”” as well as works for her analog live looper. Julie Herndon (piano, harmonium, electronics) will perform songscapes from her forthcoming album for human, instrumental, and electronic lungs in collaboration with Josh Marshall (saxophones) and Erika Oba (flute).”

Sun 10/16 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm The Melanchoholics
David Beck – baritone sax, composition
Bill Noertker – contrabass, composition
8:30pm Oi-Noertker Duo
Mark Oi – electric guitar, composition
Bill Noertker – electric bass, composition

Sun 10/16 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation improv workshop)

Monday, October 17

Mon 10/17 7:30 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Danish composer and musician Anders Bach—CCM Composer-in-Residence this fall—will present excerpts of a practice-based research project investigating a phenomenological approach to sound synthesis and generative improvisational performance.

Wednesday, October 19

Wed 10/19 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
For our mid October installment of the Composers in Performance Series at Canessa, we are super excited to present Chicago guitarist Julia Miller with percussionist Andrea Centazzo and Elbio Barilari. Gabby Fluke-Mogul will be presenting new compositions for violin.

Thursday, October 20

Thu 10/20 6:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The award-winning Del Sol String Quartet presents an intimate evening in which they explore deeply the interface between new music and visual art. This concert features Lembit Beecher’s “These Memories May Be True” (2012) along with video animation created by him. The composer will be present at this event which also includes a pre-concert reception and interactive discussion.

Thu 10/20 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Tania Chen, Thomas Dimuzio, and Wobbly come to CCRMA to present a Bay Area all star show of electronic, acoustic, and improvised sound worlds. For more information see taniachen.com — http://www.thomasdimuzio.comhttp://www.detritus.net/Wobbly/

Thu 10/20 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Experimental Side of the Y2K International Live Looping Festival
8:00–8:40 Mikko Biffle
8:45–9:10 Matt Davignon
9:15 – 10:00 Eluid Ernandes (Mexico) & Hideki Nakanishi (Japan)

Thu 10/20 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Brooklyn/Oakland Double-Bill and Album Release Concert: Loop 2.4.3 + Intervales
Composer/performer Thomas Kozumplik (collaborator with Kronos Quartet, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Sufjan Stevens, The National) highlights Time-Machine_music, his new album with Loop 2.4.3 that has been compared to a shamanistic ritual in concert. Oakland’s Alex Vittum electrifies nature as Intervales, with a unique blend of drums/percussion and electronics.

Friday, October 21

Fri 10/21 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
New Music Open Mic

FINAL New Music Open Mic of the year! A showcase for composers and performers who want to try something new or have a polished work to share but do not have enough material for an entire show. We usually have a wide variety of performers and styles including solo instrumental works, fixed media pieces, and live multimedia pieces.

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Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

English: Darcy James Argue, moers festival 2009

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quintet! Alex von Schlippenbach/Evan Parker/Paul Lovens in Warsaw! Ingrid Laubrick Serpentines: Peter Evans/Miya Masaoka/Dan Peck/Sam Pluta/Craig Taborn/Tyshawn Sorey! Bobby Kapp/Matthew Shipp! Marc Ribot & Young Philadelphians: Mary Halvorson/Jamaaladeen Tacuma/G Calvin Weston! Dave Douglas/Frank Woeste QT!

Guy Klucsevsek! São Paolo Underground! Darcy James Argue Secret Society 3rd CD! New from FMR: 3 from Paul Dunmall/Philip Gibbs/Liam Noble/John Edwards/Mark Sanders/Trevor Taylor..! Amalgam CDs Return! 3 from BPA: Damon Smith with Fred Van Hove/Peter Jacquemyn/Sandy Ewen/Weasel Walter & Alvin Fielder! The Delegation on ESP!

Bushman’s Revenge! Ravi Shankar! Three from Neos & Ergodos! King Crimson’s ‘Beat’ & ‘Three of a Perfect Pair’ Reissues! Tim Buckley! Psychic TV! Plus an Impressive selective of Vinyl: Henry Threadgill, Tyshawn Sorey & Jason Stein!
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The DMG FREE Weekly In-Store Concert Series Continues With:

Sunday, October 16th Double-Header:
6pm: HARVEY VALDES / MARCO OPPEDISANO / DARIO ISCARO – 3 Guitarists
7pm: JEREMY CARLSTEDT & ANDERS NILSSON

Sunday, October 23rd Double-Header:
6pm: THOMAS HELTON / TONY MALABY / JOE HERTENSTEIN
7pm: DAMON SMITH & NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC Contrabass Duo

Sunday, November 6th:
6pm: LISA MEZZACAPPA & KEN FILIANO Bass Duo
7pm: JACK WRIGHT – Solo Saxophone

Sunday, November 13th:
6pm: DAVID AARON / DAVE GOULD – Sax & Drums Duo

Sunday, December 4th:
6pm: LOUISE D.E. JENSEN & ADAM CAINE
7pm: LOUISE DE JENSEN SAX QUARTET

Rudresh Mahanthappa Profiled

Rudresh Mahanthappa

Source: KQED Arts.

While growing up in Boulder, Colo., Rudresh Mahanthappa received two or three records from his music teacher every week. They were intended for the student to ponder between lessons, and it was thanks to those records that he first internalized prog rock, metal and the many iterations of jazz.

But unlike a teenager shopping in the different sections at Tower Records, for example, Mahanthappa didn’t come to the music with labels already affixed to the sounds — all he knew was whether or not the music spoke to him.

Jazz Listings From The New York Times

Wadada Leo Smith

Source: The New York Times.

CLAUDIA QUINTET (Thursday) Led by the drummer and composer John Hollenbeck, this ingenious chamber-improv crew knows how to handle a compact musical idea like a Rubik’s cube. The group — with Chris Speed on reeds, Drew Gress on bass, Matt Moran on vibraphone and Red Wierenga on accordion — draws from a recent album, “Super Petite,” on the front end of a monthlong tour. At 8 and 9:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, 212-989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com. (Chinen)

PASSIN’ THRU MUSIC FESTIVAL (Sunday and Monday) Organized by the veteran alto saxophonist Oliver Lake, this two-day affair features artists in his creative circle. On Sunday Mr. Lake leads his big band, whose ranks include the trumpeters Freddie Hendrix and Josh Evans; also on the bill is Mr. Evans’s hard-charging quintet. Monday’s lineup will feature Trio 3, an intrepid unit made up of Mr. Lake, the bassist Reggie Workman and the drummer Andrew Cyrille and another hardy trio, 10^32K, with Frank Lacy on trombone, Kevin Ray on bass and Andrew Drury on drums. At 8 p.m., Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, near Third Avenue, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, 917-267-0363, roulette.org. (Chinen)

JASON STEIN’S HEARTS AND MINDS (Wednesday) Mr. Stein, a bass clarinetist and a fixture of Chicago’s experimental scene, passes through town next week as the arena tour opener for his sister, the comedian Amy Schumer. He apparently also still accepts work on a less cavernous scale — as in the Sound It Out series, which presents him with Paul Giallorenzo on synthesizer and Chad Taylor on drums, drawing from a terrific new album, “Hearts and Minds.” At 8 p.m., Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, West Village, 212-242-4770, http://www.greenwichhouse.org. (Chinen)

WADADA LEO SMITH TRIO/THURMAN BARKER’S HERITAGE ENSEMBLE (Friday) Mr. Smith, a trumpeter of fiery purpose and intrepid imagination, has a fine new album: “America’s National Parks,” as grand and egalitarian a statement as the title suggests. For his part in this concert, presented by the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, he’ll lead a trio with Dwight Andrews on reeds and flutes and Bobby Naughton on vibraphone. The other half of the bill features Mr. Barker, a drummer, with his Heritage Ensemble, which includes Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet and Bill Lowe on trombone. At 8 p.m., Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th Street, 800-838-3006, aacm-newyork.com. (Chinen)