San Francisco Scene: April 14-21, 2017

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From the Bay Improviser Calendar.

Friday, April 14

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

Saturday, April 15

Sat 4/15 6:45 PM San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park [2905 Hyde Street San Francisco]
We Players+inkBoat+Rova present: BEOWULF

Sat 4/15 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
The California Electronic Music Exchange Concerts (CEMEC) form a series of events designed to strengthen the connections between the various California educational institutions that maintain computer and electronic music programs. These events are run and curated by the graduate students and faculty of each participating institution. The 2017 series of California Electronic Music Exchange Concerts will be held at the campuses of UCSD, UCSB, Mills, CCRMA/Stanford, Santa Cruz, and CalArts throughout April 2017. The Stanford/CCRMA leg will be held on April 15th from 7.30PM

Sat 4/15 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
LOU HARRISON CENTENARY CONCERT
Presented by the Mills Performing Group and Thingamajig

Sat 4/15 8:00 PM Showcase Theater [Marin Civic Center San Rafael]
Wild Women: Nina Wise, Pamela Z, Amy X Neuburg

Sat 4/15 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
permutations041517: Mivos Quartet

Sat 4/15 9:30 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
SOUND ETIQUETTE RECORD RELEASE PARTY WITH GREX!
Come celebrate the release of Sound Etiquette’s debut album on Orenda Records with special guests Grex 9:30pm All Ages $5-$10 sliding scale or $15 w/CD! facebook event

Sunday, April 16

Sun 4/16 6:45 PM San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park [2905 Hyde Street San Francisco]
We Players+inkBoat+Rova present: BEOWULF

Sun 4/16 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation workshop in free improvisation)
The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or come to listen. No advance notice needed — just show up. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names immediately before each group plays. We try to keep transition time between groups at a minimum. Audience & participants encouraged to donate some cash for space rental. Over by 10pm.

Sun 4/16 8:00 PM Resource Center for Nonviolence [612 Ocean St.., Santa Cruz]
Mivos Quartet, “one of America’s most daring and ferocious new-music ensembles,” have performed everywhere from museums to metal clubs. They will play acoustic and electro-acoustic compositions by Patrick Higgins, Mario Diaz de Leon, Martin Stauning, Anahita Abbasi, and Scott Wollschleger.

Monday, April 17

Mon 4/17 8:00 PM The ROOM Series (at Royce Gallery) [2901 Mariposa St between Harrison & Alabama SF]
The Room Series presents: SPLINTER REEDS
Splinter Reeds, the Bay Area’s first reed quintet, give a concert as part of The ROOM Series at The Royce Gallery in San Francisco, CA.
The quintet performs a world premiere work by Theresa Wong, alongside pieces by Eric Wubbels, Ken Ueno, and Tom Johnson featuring narration by Pamela Z, in an evening of contemporary reed music.

Mon 4/17 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Kinda Green + Everett/Allen/Schaeffer

Tuesday, April 18

Tue 4/18 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
bass2bass: sfSoundSalonSeries presents Michelle Lou & Scott Worthington
Bass2Bass is an electric bass duo comprised of SoCal bassist/composers Scott Worthington and Michelle Lou. Their inaugural west coast tour presents three new works by composer/performers Sabrina Schroeder, Weston Olencki and Scott Worthington.

Wednesday, April 19

Wed 4/19 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Rova Saxophone Quartet pre-tour Revelation

Wed 4/19 9:00 PM PianoFight [144 Taylor St SF]
Reconnaissance Fly + the Actual Trio
Progressive rock and original mind-altering jazz!

Thursday, April 20

Thu 4/20 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Bass2Bass – with Michelle Lou and Scott Worthington
Bass2Bass is a five string electric bass duo comprised of SoCal bassist/composers Scott Worthington and Michelle Lou. Seeing a dearth in new music written for the instrument, the duo decided to form in 2016 and commission new pieces that feature the expressive range of the electric bass in contemporary music. Their inaugural west coast tour presents three new works by composer/performers Sabrina Schroeder, Weston Olencki and Scott Worthington.

Thu 4/20 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Jason’s Instructions
Ben Zucker – trumpet, Ben Westfall – guitar, Leo Tracey – bass, Joe Orimo – drums
9pm Romus/Cohen/Robinson
Rent Romus- alto/c-melody/soprano saxophones, Alex Cohen – guitar, Donald Robinson – drums

Friday, April 21

Fri 4/21 7:00 PM Sound and Savor House concerts [West Oakland, private residence. Only given out to guests who sign up.]
Robert Dick solo flute and 4 course menu

Fri 4/21 8:00 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF]
LOU HARRISON : A CENTENARY CELEBRATION
A Weekend Festival
April 21 & 22, 2017

Fri 4/21 8:00 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF]
Join us for SFCMP in concert for a weekend festival celebrating the great Lou Harrison whose 100th birthday we celebrate in 2017. 1 film, 3 concerts, composers talks, food, friends and great music at the beautiful Z Space. Attend with an All-Weekend Pass for $60, or attend individual events. Concerts are $25 each (or $15 for a group of 4 or more tickets). The Friday night film is $10. Get your tickets now.

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