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.
Fri 10/21 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St San Francisco]
Aram Shelton, Tom Djll, Henry Kaiser, Bruce Ackley
Saturday, October 22
Sat 10/22 8:00 PM Musically Minded Academy [5776 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94618]
Jenny Maybee (piano, vocals) and Nick Phillips (trumpet) will be joined by Dan Feiszli (bass) and David Rokeach (drums) to present a tribute to Miles Davis, for Jim Bennett’s In the Moment Concert Series. This special concert celebrates the enduring and vast musical legacy of Miles Davis — from mid-century modern jazz classics to latter-20th-century Davis hits. Featuring new arrangements of Miles Davis classics and songs celebrating the spirit of Miles, the Quartet leaves plenty of room for fresh in-the-moment innovation.
Sat 10/22 9:00 PM The Boat [Oakland, CA]
The free jazz freakout debut of a processed brass duo of Suki O’Kane with Wayne Grim, first extending the spirit of Wayne’s free jazz freakout brass duo with Jon Brumit (named VonBunting) and secondly opening a bill that features The Blues, Key West and Rob Macgill.
Sunday, October 23
Sun 10/23 2:00 PM East Bay Mini Maker Faire, 360 42nd St [Oakland]
New Zombies Make Something Of Themselves
Sun 10/23 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 pm Bastet
Justin Rock – guitar, Giulio Cetto – bass, Tim Lin – saxophone, Mike Quiggs – drums
8:30 pm Heikki Koskinen’s Liisankatu 14
Heikki Koskinen – Compositions, e-trumpet, piano, Ari Brown- trumpet, Rob Ewing – trombone
Rent Romus – alto & soprano saxophone, flutes, Josh Marshall – tenor & soprano saxophone
John Vaughn – baritone saxophone, John Finkbeiner – guitar, Safa Shokrai – bass, Donald Robinson – drums
Sun 10/23 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
UNSEEN series | Relabi Pulses
We’re happy to have Andy Puls back in the program, this time collaborating with Scy1e, the new project by Horaflora’s (and Life Changing Ministry’s) Raub Roy. Also on the program are multichanel performances by sound artist and musician Danishta Rivero, performing on her Hydrophonium a water-based electro-acoustic percussion instrument, and by Madalyn Merkey, whose work combines acoustic research and live computer music.
Monday, October 24
Mon 10/24 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society Presents PureFinder + Joshua Allen Solo
Tuesday, October 25
Tue 10/25 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
permutations102516: Dal Niente presents Emma Hospelhorn and Ben Melsky
Permutations presents Ensemble dal Niente‘s harpist Ben Melsky and flutist Emma Hospelhorn in “New Paradigms,” a program that explores new dimensions of this classic instrumental duo. The program will feature two world premieres and three classics of the contemporary flute and harp repertoire.
Wednesday, October 26
Wed 10/26 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Reconnaissance Fly, a team of goofball composers and superhero sidemen, join organ of qwerty, the solo electronic project of John Hanes, for an evening playing music for the books…and you.
Wed 10/26 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Perpetual Motion | Natural Forces
Join us and San Francisco Cinematheque for the fourth iteration of PERPETUAL MOTION! With performances by Beige, Keith Evans, Karl Lemieux & BJ Nilsen.
Thursday, October 27
Thu 10/27 12:00 PM Laney College Music Department, Room G189 [900 Fallon st. Oakland, CA]
Ensemble for These Time with guest cellist, Anne Lerner-Wright, will preview new works by their 2016 Call for Scores winners: Roger Ames, Craig Carnahan, Emily Doolittle, Christopher Hopkins, Justin Merritt, Naftali Schindler, Bob Siebert, and Bartos Smoragiewicz. The program will also include David Garner’s “Mein blaues Klavier,” from E4TT’s new CD “Surviving: Women’s Words”. This concert will take place in the Laney College Music Department, Room G189.
Thu 10/27 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Brown/Weeks duo
Ari Brown/Tom Weeks
9:00 pm EGW Trio
Karl Evangelista/Francis Wong/Jordan Glenn
Friday, October 28
Fri 10/28 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Celeste Oram is joined by violinists Keir GoGwilt and (remotely, from New Zealand) Alex Taylor in performing the works of Vera Wyse Munro (1897-1966): a pioneering New Zealand radio ham, improviser, and sonic/electronic experimenter. The telematic duet will be joined in person by layers of archival text and recordings of ham radio logs and activity, from both New Zealand and Santa Cruz. The performance will be broadcast over low-power radio transmitters on many different channels, and audience members are invited to come prepared with battery-powered radios to tune in to the performance live in the space.
Fri 10/28 8:00 PM Turquoise Yantra Grotto [32 Turquoise Way SF]
Tender Buttons rewinds classic electronic musics in a swarm of devices and languages, composed in the moment via a shared esthetic of severe improvisational methods. Friendly spirits Fluxus, WDR, Cage, On-U and Kling Klang are never far away.
Tender Buttons: Deconstructed/Reconstructed
Piano Solos and Ensemble Improvisation
Gino Robair – modular electronics
Tania Chen – piano, electronics, toys
Tom Djll – modular and circuit-bent electronics
Fri 10/28 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Phillip Greenlief / Fred Frith / Rashaun Mitchell