Chicago Scene: April 8-14, 2017

English: Kent Kessler, moers festival 2010

This is a weekly overview live avant performances in the Chicago area. Contact us if you’d like your shows listed.

Saturday, April 8th 2017

7:30PM at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E 60th, 773.702.ARTS (Free)
Centennial Brooks : Closing Concert
Nicole Mitchell, Jamila Woods

8:00PM at Graham Foundation (Madlener House), 4 W Burton Pl (Free, must RSVP)
Jacob Kirkegaard

Sunday, April 9th 2017

3:00PM at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E 60th, 773.702.ARTS ($25-$5)
Ensemble Dal Niente — music by Isabel Mundry, Kaija Saariaho, Sofia Gubaidulina

9:00PM at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($10) (wheelchair-accessible)
Six Organs of Admittance
Tashi Dorji, Tyler Damon

Monday, April 10th 2017

7:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069
Darren Johnston Solo
Darren Johnston, Dave Rempis

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Edward Wilkerson Jr, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

Tuesday, April 11th 2017

9:00PM at Resistor, 5053 N Lincoln, 312.863.1375 ($7 suggested donation)
Lauren Lee Spacejazz Trio
Blue Movies
Chicago Improvising Musicians Pool 6

Thursday, April 13th 2017

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Bing & Ruth
Trevor de Brauw

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($15, $20 for both EXPOSURE concerts)
Silka E Berhart, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Jim Baker
Silka E Berhart, Dave Rempis, Kent Kessler, Mike Reed

Friday, April 14th 2017

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$13)
Peter Evans Sextet with Sam Pluta, Ron Stabinsky, Tom Blancarte, Levy Lorenzo, Jim Black

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($15, $20 for both EXPOSURE concerts)
Silka E Berhart Octet with Katherine Young, Josh Berman, Jason Stein, Macie Stewart, Paul Giallorenzo, Jason Roebke, Phil Sudderberg

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Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

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Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Reunion: Evan Parker / John Russell / Ian Brighton / Philipp Wachsmann / Marcio Mattos / Trevor Taylor! Ted Daniel / Marvin Sewell / Charlie Burnham’s Tribute to King Oliver! Martin Philadelphy/Jamie Saft/Tom Abbs/Kresten Osgood! Led Bib! Biggi Vinkeloe’s Jade – New Spiritual Music! Zeitkratzer Performs Kraftwerk! Ten More Lovely Music Reissues! LP Only Section: John Coltrane & Ennio Morricone and a Big Chet Baker CD Sale!


The FREE DMG Weekly New Music In-Store Series Continues on Sundays with:

Sunday, April 9th:

Sunday, April 16th: Easter Sunday, no in-store

Sunday, April 23rd:
6pm: J. A. GRANELLI & MR. LUCKY TRIO with: J.A GRANELLI – Piccolo Bass, Lap Steel Guitar / NATE SHAW – Keyboards / OWEN HOWARD – Drums

Sunday, April 30th:

DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a former Buddhist temple & beauty salon. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Sunday Music Series is Always Free & the Vibes are Cosy

San Francisco Scene: April 8-14, 2017

Top of the Transamerica building, downtown San...

From the Bay Improviser Calendar.

Saturday, April 8

Sat 4/08 12:00 PM Noisebridge Hackerspace [2169 Mission St SF]
Dinosaurs With Horns! (LAFMS)—–Mochipet—–Tom Djll——-Bloody Snowman—-Mas Coad

Sat 4/08 6:40 PM San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park [2905 Hyde Street San Francisco]
We Players+inkBoat+Rova present: BEOWULF

Sat 4/08 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
In Sea
Exploring the mysteries of the ocean between tides, waves, and voices of the sea with music by Saariaho, Takemitsu, & Crumb.

Sunday, April 9

Sun 4/09 3:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
FELDMAN : for bunita marcus
Pianist Patti Deuter performs a crown jewel of Morton Feldman’s late piano music – the stark, expansive, crystalline “For Bunita Marcus.”

Sun 4/09 6:40 PM San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park [2905 Hyde Street San Francisco]
We Players+inkBoat+Rova present: BEOWULF

Sun 4/09 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Social Stutter Quartet
Beth Schenck – alto sax; Kasey Knudsen – alto sax; Phillip Greenlief – tenor sax; Cory Wright – tenor and baritone saxes
8:30pm Noertker’s Moxie
Annelise Zamula – alto sax, flute; Eli Wallace – piano; Bill Noertker – contrabass; Jason Levis – drums

Sun 4/09 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
eudiser is a performance experiment in cross-modal initiations and interactions. Scored for a dancer and three musicians, eudiser interrogates relationships between movement and sound through creating situations of ambiguous influence between the artists using acoustic, electronic, and visual mediums.
Tamara Chu – dance, motion sensors, paint
Danishta Rivero Castro – voice, electronics
Scott Rubin – viola, electronics
Jacob Felix Heule – percussion

Monday, April 10

Mon 4/10 7:30 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Ensemble Inverspace from Basel, Switzerland, present new chamber works incorporating electronics symbiosis with acoustic instrumentation. The Ensemble consists of the Maruta Staravoitava (flute), Clemens Hund-Goeschel (piano), Max Riefer (percussion), Patrick Stadler (saxophone), and Robert Torche (live-electronics).

Tuesday, April 11

Tue 4/11 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Full: Nordic
The Icelandic all-women ensemble Nordic Affect perform new music on period instruments.

Tue 4/11 7:00 PM Cyprian’s Center [2097 Turk Street (Turk at Lyon Sts – in NOPA neighborhood) San Francisco]
NextNow Presents – Lingua Incognita Session Nights
open ensemble improvisation session of free music (electric jazz and alot more)
guest set: Rent Romus – Christina Stanley – Tim Orr Trio.

Tue 4/11 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
sfSoundSalonSeries presents loadbang
New York City-based loadbang performs works for trumpet, trombone, bass clarinet, and baritone voice by Tim McCormick, Aaron Cassidy, Aaron Helgeson, Joji Yuasa, and Gerard Grisey.

Tue 4/11 8:00 PM The Nunnery [3016 25th. St SF]
Salon At The Nunnery with Blake McGee…some very fine music, food and drink, FREE CD & Admission

Tue 4/11 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series Presents:
Ives Band
Nakata (LA, mem. of Upsilon Acrux)
Angela Roberts

Wednesday, April 12

Wed 4/12 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
For our April event at Canessa Gallery we’re excited to present an evening of obscure electronics featuring Alex Abalos, John Vance from Minneapolis, and Google Mobile Orchestra (Daniel Iglesia and Curtis Ullerich).

Wed 4/12 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Evening with Jennifer Walshe, Composer-in-Residence, Stanford University
Jennifer Walshe shares her work ALL THE MANY PEOPLS for solo voice, film and electronics. Born in Dublin, Walshe is a composer, performer and visual artist of whom the Irish Times has said that “without a doubt, hers is the most original compositional voice to emerge in Ireland in the last 20 years.”

Thursday, April 13

Thu 4/13 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Luigi Nono’s – Post-prae-ludium n.1, ‘per Donau’, Lecture and Performance –
Dr. Juan Parra and Dr. Jonathan Impett from ORCiM Orpheus Institute in Ghent present a lecture-performance focused around Luigi Nono’s seminal electroacoustic tuba work Post-prae-ludium n.1, ‘per Donau’.

Friday, April 14

Fri 4/14 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Mivos Quartet: Works by UC Berkeley Composers

Taran’s Free Jazz Hour Podcast 08/2017

Canadian trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, North Sea Ja...

Source: Taran’s Free Jazz Hour.

Ballrogg: Klaus Ellerhusen Holm B-clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bass Amplification | Roger Arntzen Double Bass | Ivar Grydeland Pedal Steel Guitar, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Drum Machine

More than This: Carlos Bica Double Bass | Frank Möbus Guitar | Jim Black Drums and Percussion

Josh Green
Telepathy and Bop: Josh Green and the Cyborg Orchestra

Ensemble 5: Heinz Geisser, per/ Fridolin Blumer, B/ Reto Staub, P/ Robert Morgenthaler, Tbn, Elliott Levin, FL, Ts, Poetry

Plenoid: Stuart Popejoy, Bass Guitar/ Sarah Bernstein, Vln/ Avram Feffer, as/ Steve Swell, Tbn/ Kenny Wollenson, Vibes, Dr

Mirthful Myths: F Gratkowsky, as, Cl, Bcl/ Sinon Nabatov, P

June: N Tamura, C Pruvost, Tp/ S Agnel, S Fujii, P/ D Lasserre, P Orins, Dr

Infinitude: Ingrid Jensen, Tp, Elec/ Christine Jensen, Saax/ Ben Monder, G/ Fraser Holmes, B/ Jon Wikan, Dr

a Day at the Circus: Tracy Andreotti, Cello/ Henry Claude, Perc/ Greg Mills, P/ Dave Stone, Bari Sax, Bcl

682/681: Lisa Cay Miller, P + Various Wonderful Muscians

Raoul Van Der Weide
Live at Bimhuis: Blue Lines Sextet