San Francisco Scene: December 16-22, 2016

English: Zeena Parkins performing with Cosa Br...

From the Bay Improviser Calendar.

Saturday, December 17

Sat 12/17 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Opus Project Presents Opus 48: Appeasement on Earth
A holiday gift box of music by 20th- and 21st-century composers who wrote an opus 48, and more! With pianist Feona Lee Jones, violinist Kristen Kline, and The Opus Project Orchestra. An unprecedented concert series in time and place!

Sat 12/17 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Wadada Leo Smith / Ikue Mori / Anthony Brown / Hardedge with Zeena Parkins and William Winant

Sunday, December 18

Sun 12/18 3:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Kate Stenberg, Lisa Moore: Time Flies
Virtuosi Kate Stenberg (violin) and Lisa Moore (piano) unite for a special concert on December 18 at the innovative San Francisco Center for New Music. Time Flies presents works composed by Philip Glass, Somei Satoh, Bay Area’s own Amy X Neuburg, Michael Gordon (Bang on a Can co-director), Martin Bresnick (celebrating his 70th birthday) and the Australian composer Kate Moore – the west coast premiere of her Sliabh Beagh (‘borderlands’) for a singing piano.

Sun 12/18 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation workshop in free improvisation)

Monday, December 19

Mon 12/19 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Celebrate the holidays with Oakland Freedom Jazz Society, and Ives-style deconstructed holiday melodies.

Wednesday, December 21

Wed 12/21 7:45 PM Second Act [1727 Haight St. SF]
XOME vs Tralphaz
Cardigan clad singer songers know that if not for a millimeter of insulation, electrons will surge across the salt copper barrier jolting them into grotesque twitching puppets of highspeed meat. Noise legend, Xome, knows not just that sweaters are stupid but how to run the surge back both ways, bringing the entire city grid to heel. Once Xome hoists the electron gate off its hinges, look for Tralphaz playing tesla cats-cradle with the arcing waveforms steering them down our spines. Hopefully enough of us will show up to act as ground. Should be fun.
I Should Have Cut The Eyes Different
Put a mask on your mask and take a seat on that big velvet lap. Brutallo Sloumberfougx will unwrap a special cut of K Gordon Murray’s “Santa Clause” in Eastman Colorscope with super trio, I Should Have Cut the Eyes Different [Hans Grusel, Matt Ingalls, and Bran(…)Pos], leading the conga line straight into Santa’s castle! Yes it’s really really really real.
A lampshade with four limbs protruding—five if you count the hockey stick—agitates a menagerie of electronics: a Roland GR 77 bass synth sprouts shag carpet between your toes, a Jayemsonic Resonator Neuronium blushes back at the lampshade, and that hockey stick bass starts hooking ankles. You start to hear field recordings of parades long past but still marching, pullstring electronic toys, and songs of the deceased while an impatient Sirkut SNB asks if we’re there yet.
Waxy Tomb
Julia Litman-Cleper is a San Francisco native specializing in bodily electronic alienation. Since sensory organs are one step from “knobs” interfacing us with external substance, now’s the time we must seize the means of production. Reach into your waxy stuff, rearrange your dials, previct all landlords, and empty the mind jail.

Thursday, December 22

Thu 12/22 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Jack Hertz – modular synthesizers
9pm Cosmists
CJ Borosque, Andrew Joron, Mark Pino, Thomas Harrison