San Francisco Scene: March 11-17, 2017

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From the Bay Improviser Calendar.

Saturday, March 11

Sat 3/11 12:00 PM Noisebridge Hackerspace [2169 Mission St SF]
Recurring music series featuring Noise/Free Improv/Experimental music and vegan pancakes.

Sat 3/11 4:00 PM St. John’s Presbyterian Church [2727 College Avenue – Berkeley, CA]
New Music Pioneers! Thomas Buckner, Baritone , Earl Howard: ‘Left-handed Quarck’ (Thomas Buckner, voice; J.D. Parran, winds; Andrew Drury, percussion; Earl Howard, live electronics and processing); Annea Lockwood: ‘Night and Fog’/poems by Osip Mandelstam and Carolyn Forshé (Thomas Buckner, voice; J.D. Parran, baritone saxophone; Andrew Drewry, percussion; Pete Wyer: As yet untitled/text by Mark Strand (Thomas Buckner, voice; J.D. Parran, winds; Pete Wyer, guitar; tba, ‘cello)

Sat 3/11 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Anne La Berge: Utter
Anne La Berge’s solo concert Utter features richly moving interactive works that weave together performer, audience and digital technology. From her new collaborative work Utter to the Byzantine-inspired Oneiricon from Yannis Kyriakides, La Berge combines virtuosity, innovation and raw emotion in a way rarely seen on today’s stages.

Sunday, March 12

Sun 3/12 3:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
CARDEW CHOIR : the great learning (paragraph two)
The Cornelius Cardew Choir performs the rarely heard choral and drum work, The Great Learning, Paragraph 2 by Cornelius Cardew. This durational work (approx. 1 hour in length) sets text by Confucius in an English translation. Spatially separated groups of singers provide a very slow, long-tone melody while a drummer with each group of singers moves through a series of 26 rhythm patterns. The result is a mesmerizing ocean of sound.

Sun 3/12 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Adam Tendler returns to the Center for New Music with an intimate program of works that quietly examine stillness, and approach the piano itself as a source of the most discreet sound and contact. Music by Charlie Sdraulig, Marina Poleukhina, John Cage and Morton Feldman.

Sun 3/12 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Full: LaPorte
Canadian electroacoustic musician Jean-François LaPorte uses sculptural instruments and experimental control mechanisms.

Sun 3/12 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Joshua Marshall & friends
Joshua Marshall – sax; Isaac Otto – sax; Safa Shokrai – bass; Aaron Levin – drums
8:30pm Noertker’s Moxie
Annelise Zamula – tenor sax, flute; Amber Lamprecht – oboe, flute; Brett Carson – piano/Bill Noertker – contrabass; Jason Levis – drums

Monday, March 13

Mon 3/13 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Intersections: An SF State of Mind
An exhilarating evening of live performance, discussion and demonstrations, where you will learn about the latest trends in biotechnology and how they are shaping and informing musical creativity. Check out demos from some of the coolest new companies and artists blazing a trail in this exciting space.

Mon 3/13 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Day-Djll-Leonard + Rasputin and the Biz Tzar

Tuesday, March 14

Tue 3/14 7:00 PM Cyprian’s Center [2097 Turk Street San Francisco Ca (corner of Turk and Lyon) (downstairs)]
Lingua Incognita Session #3 – open improv session around double rhythm section and the grammar of electric fusion and nowave improv/jazz (a la Miles Davis, Ornate Coleman, Hermeto Pascoal, Sun Ra, Weather Report …) with Dancing’ Baby experimental baritone horn trio opening set

Tue 3/14 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Hakidame ni Tsuru: Satoko Fujii and Larry Ochs
Satoko Fujii, the great Japanese pianist returns to the Bay Area with “”Hakidame ni Tsuru”” (…translates into English as “crane in the wasteland”…) Through improvised music and movement, the group traverses cultures and continents, stretching its wings beyond boundaries and across borders. Larry Ochs’ TBD opens

Tue 3/14 9:30 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series Presents:
We Buy Gold
Lion Creek

Wednesday, March 15

Wed 3/15 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
For our March event at Canessa Gallery we’re excited to present Kenneth Atchley, Kattt Atchley + Ron Heglin, David Graves.

Wed 3/15 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
“Friction” plays with “Common Sense”
Friction String Quartet plays West Coast premieres by the eight members of the Common Sense Composers’ Collective. Performance at 7:30pm. Wine Reception at 6:30pm.

Wed 3/15 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Ivy Room Presents
Wednesday’s Best: Scott Amendola Trio with Karl Evangelista, and Jason Hoopes

Thursday, March 16

Thu 3/16 8:00 AM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Skull Krusher
Philip Everett – electronics/acoustics
9pm: PureFinder
Mark Pino – percussion, Andrew J Palmer – electronics

Thu 3/16 8:00 PM The Night Light [311 Broadway Oakland, CA]
Triple Bill!
EFFT (Sarah Elena Palmer – Noah Phillips)
Two Aerials (Crystal Pascucci – Mark Clifford – Jordan Glenn)
Lisa Mezzacappa: avantNOIR – CD release! (Aaron Bennett – John Finkbeiner – William Winant – Tim Perkis – Jordan Glenn – Lisa Mezzacappa)

Friday, March 17

Fri 3/17 6:00 PM Presidio Officer’s Club [50 Moraga Ave SF]
Bassist Lisa Mezzacappa celebrates the release of her CD avantNOIR, a suite of music inspired by noir crime fiction, as part of the Presidio Sessions presented by the SF Friends of Chamber Music. With Aaron Bennett, tenor sax, John Finkbeiner, electric guitar, Tim Perkis, electronics, William Winant, vibraphone and Foley, and Jordan Glenn, drums.

Fri 3/17 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th Street San Francisco]
‘Fraid o’ Freyja
Fri 3/17 7:30 PM Noe Valley Ministry [1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA]
Join us on March 17 and 18 for Bard Music West’s inaugural festival, The World of György Ligeti, and explore the eclectic music and influences of the brilliant Hungarian composer whose revolutionary works became famous through the films of Stanley Kubrick. Encounter Transylvanian folk music, absurdist theater, monumental choral works, a world premiere, and some of Ligeti’s most stunning compositions.

Fri 3/17 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
New Perspectives: Digital Album Release
ALL THAT BAD play exploratory music on harp, trumpet and bass.