San Francisco Scene: July 7-13, 2017

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From the Bay Improviser Calendar.

Friday, July 7

Fri 7/07 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
MicroFest North: Opening Reception, Dennis Aman, Parsing the Octave
At this second opening reception of MicroFest North, experience the work of Dennis Aman and his furthering the work of Ivor Darreg in small equal temperaments. Interview with Bart Hopkin, Dennis Aman and The Living Earth Show and demonstration of the instruments at 7pm.

Fri 7/07 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Sarah Cahill
Sarah Cahill, piano
Luciano Chessa Green Sea West Coast Premiere
plus World Premieres by Kyle Hovatter and Ricky Crews

Saturday, July 8

Sat 7/08 2:00 PM Kala Art Institute [2990 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, California 94702]
Piano Concert by Motoko Honda & Poetry Reading by Lyn Hejinian

Sat 7/08 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA]
Out by Five (Jon Raskin, Garth Powell and George Cremaschi) is reuniting to celebrate their long friendships and musical associations with guitarist Bill Horvitz, Out by Five founder who passed away earlier this year. They will be joined by guests Tim Perkis and Greg Goodman, among other close friends of Bill, including Moe Staiano playing an opening solo and Steve Adams/Scott Walton duo

Sat 7/08 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Hafez Modirzadeh/Mark Dresser/Diane Moser/Vijay Anderson: Creative Music Quartet
The Red Poppy is proud to present an evening of works by four masterful composer/improvisers, each of whom has developed original concepts towards creative music, informed through a lifetime of exploration and reaching beyond an array of musical traditions.

Sat 7/08 8:00 PM Joe Goode Annex [401 Alabama SF]
SAFEHouse Arts Summer Performance Festival: Linda Bouchard: Identity Theft

Sunday, July 9

Sun 7/09 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Full: Tones
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (Lichens) and Gabie Strong present their sonic experiments in BAMPFA’s reverberant setting.

Sun 7/09 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm M-KAT
Kersti Abrams – alto sax, flute, mqrunah/Thomas Harrison Junior – basses/Andrew Joron – theremin/Mark Pino – drums, electronics
8:30pm Noertker’s Moxie
Annelise Zamula – tenor sax, flute; Beth Schenck – alto sax; Bill Noertker – contrabass; Jason Levis – drums

Sun 7/09 7:30 PM Great American Music Hall [859 O’Farrell St SF]
Qawwali is sung with a powerful and soaring melodious chorus and accompanied by entrancing energetic rhythms of tabla. US-based Sufi ensemble Fanna-Fi-Allah carry this tradition with great passion and talent – igniting hearts all over the world.

Monday, July 10

Mon 7/10 10:00 AM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
The Electronic Arts Ensemble is a week-long summer workshop designed for musicians, visual artists, programmers, writers, dancers, actors, or artists of any discipline to collaboratively develop improvisatory performances using custom digital toolkits. Topics covered include performance practice with a focus on improvisation, music and video performance software, hardware controllers and sensors, networked performances, and more. A public performance will be staged on the final day of the workshop.

Mon 7/10 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
July 10th at Canessa Gallery
The Say The Wind Made Them Crazy
Zachary James Watkins
A Magic Whistle

Mon 7/10 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Jaroba Trio + Kokuo (McCowen/Djll/Heule/Nishi Smith)

Tuesday, July 11

Tue 7/11 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents
– Voicehandler (Jacob Felix Heule + Danishta Rivero)
– Leila Bordreuil + Zachary Watkins
– from Oslo, the guitarist of Sult

Wednesday, July 12

Wed 7/12 9:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
New Zombies, the large ensemble playing Afrobeat arrangements of avant-garde compositions by Dan Plonsey, helps to revive the Ivy Room Experimental/Improv Hootenanny & Social Club. One long set starting at 9:30pm followed by a set by local favorites Vapeulons.

Thursday, July 13

Thu 7/13 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm: Konoko Nishi/Corey Fogel Duo
9pm: Nighttime (dreamy dark folk from Brooklyn – guitar/violin/voice/loops)

Thu 7/13 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Departure Duo: sop + bass + ACCESSORIES
Departure Duo presents an eclectic program of soprano and double bass music with accessories! With pieces featuring toy piano, jingle bells, musical saw, iPhone, and more, this concert showcases the recent trend of accessorizing the soprano and double bass combo.