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.com — http://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.