San Francisco Scene: March 3-10, 2017

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From the Bay Improviser Calendar.

Friday, March 3

Fri 3/03 7:00 PM Finnish Kaleva Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]

HARDLY STRICTLY PERSONAL 2017 – A Celebration of Post-Beefheart Art — 3 nights of free and spirited musical innovation inspired by the Music, Words and Visual work of the late Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart)

Fri 3/03 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]

An evening of audiovisual improvisations and live coding with Shawn Lawson/Ryan Ross Smith, and James Fei/Bill Hsu/Gino Robair

Saturday, March 4

Sat 3/04 7:00 PM Finnish Kaleva Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
HARDLY STRICTLY PERSONAL 2017 – A Celebration of Post-Beefheart Art — 3 nights of free and spirited musical innovation inspired by the Music, Words and Visual work of the late Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart)

Sat 3/04 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Jenny Maybee (piano, vocals) and will present a concert of new music on the theme “Sacred Landscapes” at the Center 4 New Music in San Francisco. Join the band for an exploration of the inner and outer landscapes, for an evening of innovative composition and improvisation.

Sat 3/04 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Toychestra: 20 Years, featuring Toychestra & Fred Frith, New Zombies, members of Eskimo, Peter Conheim, and Myles Boisen

Sunday, March 5

Sun 3/05 7:00 PM Finnish Kaleva Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
HARDLY STRICTLY PERSONAL 2017 – A Celebration of Post-Beefheart Art — 3 nights of free and spirited musical innovation inspired by the Music, Words and Visual work of the late Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart)

Sun 3/05 8:30 PM Hemlock Tavern [1131 Polk Street SF]
Arrington de Dionyso of artpunk mainstays Old Time Relijun and Malaikat dan Singa will be performing with his new project: THIS SAXOPHONE KILLS FASCISTS. TSKF is a a contemporary iteration of spiritual free jazz in a politicized context – abstraction in music as a form of protest. He is traveling with a variety of instruments including saxophones, clarinets, Aztec and Indonesian flutes, and the PVC bromiophone that he invented.

Monday, March 6

Mon 3/06 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Casey Grev: New Works for Saxophone + Media
Saxophonist Casey Grev plays new and recent works for solo saxophone, including electronics and multimedia. Featuring works by Georges Aperghis, Jason Thorpe Buchanan, Ann Cleare, Dai Fujikura, Ravi Kitappa, Alex Mincek, and more.

Mon 3/06 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: ZE BIB!

Wednesday, March 8

Wed 3/08 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Andy Kozar – Solo Trumpet + Electronics
Trumpet virtuoso, Andy Kozar, present as program of recent pieces for trumpet and electronics followed by a set of improvisations with a team of local performers including Tania Chen (piano), Ken Ueno (voice), and Matt Ingalls (clarinets).

Wed 3/08 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Wednesday’s Best: Scott Amendola’s Orchestra di Pazzi featuring Wil Blades, Zachary James Watkins, Henry Kaiser, Phillip Greenlief, Ben Goldberg, Aurora Josephson, Crystal Pascucci, Rob Sudduth, Lisa Mezzacappa, Steve Adams, and more!

Thursday, March 9

Thu 3/09 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Opening Reception for Pacific Resonance
Join Sasha Leitman to celebrate her exhibit “Pacific Resonance,” on display in the Window Gallery through April 29. Talk and demonstration will begin at 7 PM.

Thu 3/09 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00pm Foreignfire ensemble (voices) with Berlin based drummer Daniel Schröteler
8:40pm Ze-Bib – Shanna Sohdahl – cello/electronics, Robert Lopez – drums
9:20pm Elliot Simpson – acoustic guitar

Thu 3/09 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Signal Flow is a four-day music festival, held annually in the spring, featuring graduate work in composition, performance and multi-media installation from the distinguished Mills College Music Department. Concerts are held in the historic Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Concert Hall with installations and multi-media works in various locations throughout the campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Thu 3/09 8:00 PM Exploratorium [Pier 15 Embarcadero at Green St SF]
Lisa Mezzacappa presents the newest edition of ORGANELLE, a composition for improvisers inspired by scientific processes.
Part 1: Premiere! Lisa Mezzacappa, bass + Wayne Grim, electronics and sonification of SF Bay tides data
Part 2: Percussion Quartet of Gino Robair, Kjell Nordeson, Jason Levis, Mark Clifford

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