San Francisco Scene: June 9-16, 2017

From the Bay Improviser Calendar.

Friday, June 9

Fri 6/09 9:00 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Ben Goldberg – Smith Dobson Quartet

Saturday, June 10

Sat 6/10 3:00 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF]
The Switchboard Music Festival

Sat 6/10 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
John-Carlos Perea’s Intertribal Ensemble: Improvising Home

Sat 6/10 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Darren Johnston Quartet

Sunday, June 11

Sun 6/11 2:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
John-Carlos Perea’s Intertribal Ensemble: Improvising Home

Sun 6/11 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
DAVE REMPIS Solo Premiere plus SCOTT WALTON -Tim Perkis DUO

Sun 6/11 9:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]

Monday, June 12

Mon 6/12 7:00 PM Finnish Kaleva Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
2017 Outsound Fund Drive & Benefit Dinner
Join us at the Finnish Kaleva Hall downstairs in the Helsinki Cafe for our Benefit Dinner event!!

Mon 6/12 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Action and Music
Action and Music presents a continuum of works by Stanford student composers. Bring a sounding object along with you and be ready for an adventure! Music is ours. Everybody is welcome to participate.

Mon 6/12 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Bruckmann/Wong/Brown Trio plus CJ Boyd

Tuesday, June 13

Tue 6/13 7:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
An Evening of Improvised Music with Ben Goldberg, Cory Smythe, and Stephan Crump

Tue 6/13 7:30 PM Tom’s Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
New compositions in Just Intonation by Chris Brown: Six Primes for solo piano and First Light, based on Jackson Mac Low’s “Light Poems”, for trio with Chris (keyboard), Theresa Wong (cello and voice) and Kyle Bruckmann (oboe and electronics)

Tue 6/13 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
Darren Johnston, Larry Ochs, & Dave Rempis (Chicago)
Runcible Spoon Fight
– Clarke Robinson – synth
– Josh Marshall – sax
– Tom Djll – synth, trumpet
– Bill Wiatroski – video

Wednesday, June 14

Wed 6/14 7:45 PM The Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF, CA]
Man vs Nature, Foot SOS, Syrnx, Microwave Windows

Wed 6/14 9:30 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
New Zombies helps to revive the Ivy Room Experimental/Improv Hootenanny & Social Club. One long set starting at 9:30pm followed by a more free-form session.

Thursday, June 15

Thu 6/15 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Del Sol String Quartet – Soundings 4.3: Shaw & Bonsai

Thu 6/15 8:00 PM Zellerbach Hall [US Berkeley Berkeley]
Ojai at Berkeley 2017: The Vijay Iyer Experience

Thu 6/15 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15-8:45pm: Lexagon
8:45-9:15pm: Earthbound
9:30-10:00pm: Spellling

Friday, June 16

Fri 6/16 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Eric Glick Rieman•Jane Rigler&Matt Ingalls•Nurse Betty•John McCowen

Fri 6/16 8:00 PM Zellerbach Hall [US Berkeley Berkeley]
Ojai at Berkeley 2017: George Lewis’ Afterword

Coming to the ISSUE Project Room

Source: New York’s ISSUE Project Room.

Thu 15 Jun, 2017, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
Thursday, June 15th, ISSUE presents a rare evening with James Fei (analog electronics) and Kato Hideki (bass, electronics) in duo performance. The evening also sees the debut trio performance between Fei, Kato and and veteran NYC percussionist Sean Meehan.

Wed 28 Jun, 2017, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
ISSUE presents the collaborative debut of musician/vocalist Lesley Flanigan and cellist Mariel Roberts, together performing new work for amplified speaker instruments, cello, electronics, and voice. The evening also sees musician Lazurite (Megan Moncrief) performing abstracted rhythmic noise.

Thu 06 Jul, 2017, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
Thursday, July 6th, New York artist Evan Caminiti and San-Francisco-based filmmaker Paul Clipson present an audiovisual collaboration drawing from Caminiti’s most recent album Toxic City Music. Iranian-born, NYC-based producer, violinist, vocalist and multi-media artist SADAF also presents new work.

Fri 14 Jul, 2017, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
Friday, July 14th, ISSUE and Harvestworkos present composer and synthesis pioneer David Rosenboom and vocalist and sound artist Viv Corringham each premiering new pieces focused on approaching acoustician Paul Geluso’s immersive 3D Sound Object.

Tue 18 Jul, 2017, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
Tuesday, July 18, ISSUE and Harvestworks present Stephan Moore, Scott Smallwood and Suzanne Thorpe each presenting new work in homage to the experimental legacy of Pauline Oliveros, presented as a part of World Listening Day 2017. The performances feature acoustician Paul Geluso’s 3D Sound Object speaker system.

Fri 21 Jul, 2017, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
Laurel Halo presents new work from her singularly elusive new album Dust, deeply mediated by technology, media, and memory. Thomas Brinkmann also presents the premiere U.S. live staging of renowned 2000 album Klick. Producer/composer Derek Piotr opens with a live version of his 2016 record Drono.

Dusted Reviews

Source: Dusted.

Mat Maneri/Evan Parker/Lucian Ban – Sounding Tears (Clean Feed)

Kirk Knuffke – Cherryco (Steeplechase)

Quercus — Nightfall (ECM)

Peter Brötzmann/ Heather Leigh – Sex Tape (Trost)

Listed: Aaron Parks

Tristan Honsinger / Nicolas Caloia Duo plus Rowden / Motl Duo in New Haven

English: Tristan Honsinger in concert at Club ...

Source: The Uncertainty Music Series.

The Uncertainty Music Series continues in June with a spceial performance featuring the legendary cellist Tristan Honsinger who will perfom with bassist Nicolas Caloia. Plus a first time duo bass meeting with Kyle Motl and Zach Rowden.

The Uncertainty Music Series
Saturday 10 June 2017
Never Ending Books
810 State St
New Haven, CT

Tristan Honsinger started improvising in Montreal more than forty years ago, prior to his decisive move to Europe, where he’s been at the centre of improvised music activity ever since. So this group represents an oblique sort of homecoming. Their rapport is obvious, the results a satisfying mixture of musical empathy and creative conflict. Tristan plays with characteristic daring from his reserves of readymade tune fragments and shards of poetry and into the protean unknown that is the foundation for the best group improvising. Josh Zubot,and Nicolas Caloia don’t merely follow him there, but provoke him – and each other – in ways that are, by turns, subtle, assertive, and irreverent. A superb encounter.

Kyle Motl is a bassist, composer, and improviser. Active in a variety of ensembles and settings, Kyle’s work crosses the boundaries between idioms as wide as free jazz, contemporary concert music, and extreme metal. Current interests include extended harmonic techniques for solo bass improvisation, electroacoustic performance with live electronics and improvising software, modular compositional schemes, recursive and generative structuring, and exploration of complex sonic spectra.
Kyle holds a BM from Florida Atlantic University and an MM from Florida International University. He is a DMA candidate at UC San Diego, where he studies bass with Mark Dresser.

Bassist (but who really cares what he plays) Zach Rowden is already a stalwart of the improvisation scene in Connecticut. You’ll see him perfoming upright and electric bass with a variety of objects designed to make you feel sick to your stomach (in a good way).

Best of Bandcamp Contemporary Classical: May/June 2017 

Source: Bandcamp Daily. Wow, lots of great stuff here.

The taxonomy of contemporary classical music—new music, contemporary music, whatever you want to call it—is a thorny issue. But every two months, we’ll take a look at some of the best composer-driven music to surface here on Bandcamp, that which makes room for electronic experimentation, improvisation, and powerful takes on old classics.

Classical Music in NYC This Week

Source: The New York Times.

MIVOS QUARTET at Miller Theater (June 13, 6 p.m.). This may be a pop-up concert, free and with drinks on tap, but this superb quartet is not holding back with the music. Glorious complexity reigns with the American premiere of George Lewis’s “Playing With Seeds,” Brian Ferneyhough’s String Quartet No. 2 and the world premiere of the string quartet version Cenk Ergun’s “Use.”

WET INK at St. Peter’s Church (June 12-13, 8 p.m.). The Festival of Adventurous Music for Large Ensemble occurs over two nights, hosting music by composers both widely heralded and too rarely heard. On Monday, hear works by Sam Pluta, Catherine Lamb, Tim Parkinson and Peter Ablinger; on Tuesday, Mikolaj Laskowski, Alex Mincek, Eric Wubbels and Kate Soper.