San Francisco Scene: May 19-26, 2017

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From the Bay Improviser Calendar.

Friday, May 19

Fri 5/19 8:00 PM St. John’s Episcopal Church [14 Lagunitas Rd Ross, CA 94957]
Marin Baroque Presents:
The Fantastical Mr. Biber: the experimental harmonies, virtuosity, and modernism of Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber

Fri 5/19 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Aluminati – David Samas, Tom Nunn, Ian Saxton and Derek Drudge – presents its premiere performance using all metal instruments including aluminum rods suspended on inflated balloons (harmonic rods), stroke rods, end-struck rods, heat-bent rods (zing trees), bowls, chaseplate and other metallic paraphernalia. The harmonic and enharmonic chorus of tones are heard through varyingly dense harmonic/percussive textures with melodic elements, hocketing and other contrapuntal relationships, within an architectural compositional context.
RTD3 – Ron Heglin (trombone, voice), Tom Nunn (original instruments) and Doug Carroll (cello) – have played together for decades. Ron speaks, sings and chants songs and stories from unrecognizable languages. Tom brings his own unique sounds of an alien kind of music with his original instruments. Doug celloistically sings the melodies of a mind and soul divested of any sense of normalcy!

Saturday, May 20

Sat 5/20 7:00 PM Sound and Savor House concerts [West Oakland, private residence. Only given out to those who register]
Jane Rigler solo flute and 4 course cherry menu

Sat 5/20 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
PC Muñoz’s HALF-BREED featuring Yvette Holzwarth

Sat 5/20 7:30 PM Mission Dolores Basilica [3321 16th St, San Francisco]
Other Minds Festival 22 Concert Two: Gamelan Masterpieces

Sunday, May 21

Sun 5/21 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.

Monday, May 22

Mon 5/22 9:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Nathan Clevenger Group

Tuesday, May 23

Tue 5/23 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Eurythmy: Haco /Latifa Medjdoub & Haco/ Nava Dunkelman/ Jakob Pek/ Gabby Fluke-Mogul

Wednesday, May 24

Wed 5/24 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
EFFT & The Green Mitchell Trio

Thursday, May 25

Thu 5/25 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Long Tone Choir
9pm Phillip Greenlief/Scott Walton duo

Thu 5/25 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Miscreants: Ben Goldberg, Trevor Dunn, Scott Amendola

Thu 5/25 8:00 PM Museum of Performance and Design [893B Folsom St. San Francisco]
Eurythmy #2: Latifa Medjdoub & Haco / Tania Chen / Wobbly / Dereck Phillips

Friday, May 26

Fri 5/26 6:00 PM Presidio Officer’s Club [50 Moraga Ave SF]
Rova Saxophone Quartet

Fri 5/26 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Kyle Motl: Transmogrifications – Solo Contrabass

Fri 5/26 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street, Oakland]
Temescal Arts Center Presents 8:30 pm DunkelpeK: Jakob Pek, guitar; Nava Dunkelman, percussion 9:30 pm Trevor Dunn, bass; Phillip Greenlief, reeds