San Francisco Scene: January 13-20, 2017

From the Bay Improviser Calendar.

Friday, January 13

Fri 1/13 8:00 PM Peace United Church of Christ [900 High St. Santa Cruz, Calif.]
New music champions JACK Quartet collaborate with the Santa Cruz/Oakland-based Lightbulb Ensemble (LBE) in a concert of new works for string quartet and contemporary American gamelan

Saturday, January 14

Sat 1/14 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Henry Kaiser, Scott R. Looney, Scott Amendola More…

Sunday, January 15

Sun 1/15 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation workshop in free improvisation)

Tuesday, January 17

Tue 1/17 12:30 PM Old St. Mary’s Cathedral [660 California St. San Francisco, CA]
E4TT and cellist, Anne Lerner- Wright, will perform music by their 2016 Call for Scores winners Klaus Miehling and Paulina Nazaykinskaya. Also on the program are works by Dutch composer Henriette Bosmans, Erich Korngold, Franz Waxman, and Gilbert Amy (France, b. 1936).

Tue 1/17 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
sfSoundSalonSeries presents Ashley Walters

Thursday, January 19

Thu 1/19 7:30 PM Santa Clara University [900 Franklin Street Santa Clara, CA 95053]
In his latest set of “Intellectual Improperty” pieces, composer Bruno Ruviaro copies, borrows, and steals music from an eclectic mix of sources, including Bach, Chopin, the 20th century avant-garde, Brazilian bossa-nova, Beyonce, and more. The result is a collection of “Pós-Tudos,” twelve solo piano etudes in which the sources are sometimes hidden, sometimes teasingly recognizable. Pianist Kyle Adam Blair comes from San Diego to play them fresh out of the oven.

Thu 1/19 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Kim Nucci (electronics)
9pm: Kevin CK Lo (electronics)

Friday, January 20

Fri 1/20 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
A host of Bay Area musicians and activists converge at Studio Grand for a special Inauguration Day protest event—a show of solidarity, personhood, and shared catharsis. The evening will be comprised of a series of improvised groupings of prominent local creative musicians, poets, and sound artists. The event will also serve as an opportunity to share relevant information regarding local activism, community outreach, and other miscellaneous survival strategies for the oncoming political and cultural regime. Attendees are invited to share thoughts and relevant information. Proceeds will be directed to charity