San Francisco Scene: October 13-20, 2017

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, October 13

Fri 10/13 6:30 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
RECOMBINANT Festival is a five day showcase of 360-degree spatial cinema and live audio-visual performances developed in collaboration with Recombinant Media Labs and presented at Gray Area from Wednesday, October 11th to Sunday, October 15th.

Fri 10/13 7:00 PM 500 Capp Street – The David Ireland House [500 Capp Street San Francisco, CA 94110 – walking distance from mission area BART stations]
World Premiere of BELLINGHAM FOR DAVID IRELAND – a MAP SCORE by Phillip Greenlief, performed by karen stackpole (gongs), Phillip Greenlief, tenor saxophone, wobbly (electronics), kelley kipperman (contrabass), gabby fluke-mogul (violin), aurora josephson (voice) zachary james watkins (electronics), carl ludwig hubsch (tuba). Doors at 7, the one-hour performance will start at 7:30 sharp!

Fri 10/13 7:30 PM Tom’s Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
KOBE / LORIO / WONG TRIO:
The international trio of Theresa Wong (cello), Christian Kobe (saxophones) and Frantz Lorio (viola) came together for the first time in 2016. In their improvised music, the three quickly found a synergy in the focused exploration of acoustic sounds and the transformation of these sounds through amplification. Like a ‘microscope’ set to an image, the trio reveals the rich microcosm of their instruments through extended playing and mic techniques. Their music can be likened to the electrically pulsating din of a nocturnal insect colony.

Fri 10/13 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Fred Frith: Solo Guitar

Fri 10/13 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
GCG presents: Siroko Duo (music of our time)

Siroko Duo partners with the Guerrilla Composers Guild for three world premieres that combine music, technology, and culture to present music of our time.

Saturday, October 14

Sat 10/14 12:00 PM Noisebridge Hackerspace [2169 Mission St SF]
G|O|D|W|A|F|F|L|E||N|O|I|S|E||P|A|N|C|A|K|E|S
Oct 14—Saturday
Noon until 2pm SHARP!
Forest Management (OH)———–Felisha Lelidisma (OR)———-Mama Buries———McCoven/Josephson/Heule——-Sea Moss (OR)

Sat 10/14 6:30 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
RECOMBINANT Festival is a five day showcase of 360-degree spatial cinema and live audio-visual performances developed in collaboration with Recombinant Media Labs and presented at Gray Area from Wednesday,October 11th to Sunday, October 15th.

Sat 10/14 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
Shtrykov-Tanaka Clarinet-Piano Duo. Comprised of two sensationally gifted and acclaimed virtuosi – clarinetist Maksim Shtrykov [pronounced: sh-TRY-koff] and pianist Misuzu Tanaka – the Shtrykov-Tanaka Duo has been heard throughout the U.S. Clarinet and piano duos are still rare gems on the modern concert stage despite the immense repertoire. With its innovative programming, master classes, and recitals, the Duo makes it their mission to transform the superb instrumental combination from a rare occurrence to a welcomed guest in concert series across the globe.

Sat 10/14 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
The Jazz Philanthropists Union presents…
Johnston/Stephens/Blades/Amendola
Darren Johnston, trumpet
Marcus Stephens, tenor sax
Wil Blades, organ
Scott Amendola, drums

Sat 10/14 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Voice and The Machine (an Amy Foote production)
The Voice and The Machine (an Amy Foote production alongside Melinda Becker, David Katz, Sidney Chen, and Helen Newby) is a program that illuminates our subconscious relationship with technology and gives a sense of the magic it performs on us. The program moves from unadorned and unaccompanied voices, to different combinations of SATB voices, cello, live electronics and a newly invented instrument, the “Jellyphone”, which is a midi controller fashioned after a 1970s electronic memory game (Simon) with the plastic colored touch-pads replaced with flavored gelatin. The program includes a world premier by Dennis Aman, in addition to pieces by Aaron Gervais, Isaac Schankler and Laura Steenberge.

Sat 10/14 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Night Rounds
An evening of live film and music performances featuring eight Bay Area visual artists and musicians whose work ranges from experiments with light and film to algorithmic music composition.

Sat 10/14 9:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
In Too Deep is a new monthly curated by electronic music duo KYN (Josh Casey & Yari Bundy) in association with Studio Grand. Occurring every 2nd Saturday, the series will feature local artists specializing in the darker side of experimental dance music. Incorporating Bay Area experimental traditions and the sounds of Berlin’s underground dance scene, In Too Deep seeks to create a space for those left wanting more from the current sound of commercialized electronic music, and to present an audiovisual landscape incorporating rhythm, noise, and atmosphere.

Sunday, October 15

Sun 10/15 2:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Aki Tsuyuko and Ippei Matsui – Piano, Electronics, & Projected Live Drawing
Piano and electronic keyboard performance between composition and experimental improvisation, accompanied by projected live drawing, featuring composer/pianist Aki Tsuyuko and visual artist Ippei Matsui.

Sun 10/15 4:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Lewis Jordan and Music at Large

Sun 10/15 5:30 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
RECOMBINANT Festival is a five day showcase of 360-degree spatial cinema and live audio-visual performances developed in collaboration with Recombinant Media Labs and presented at Gray Area from Wednesday,October 11th to Sunday, October 15th.

Sun 10/15 7:00 PM Wind River [421 Wild Way Santa Cruz, CA 95065]
Paul Metzger & John Saint Pelvyn encompass a range of styles, drawing on Americana, Hindustani, and experimental musics to breathe new life into their work with the guitar and banjo. Both work with long-form, multi-part improvisations that unwind into complex forms punctuated by ecstatic moments.

Monday, October 16

Mon 10/16 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
We are excited to present luminary NYC guitarist Elliott Sharp for our October 16th event at Canessa Gallery. Also performing will be a duo of Wobbly (Jon Leidecker) and Tania Chen and the electronic-organic trio Euphotic (Cheryl E. Leonard, Tom Djll, Bryan Day).

Mon 10/16 7:30 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
“Sounding Limits” features a series of compositions resulted from a long-term collaboration between the French composer Pascale Criton and the Italian string players Silvia Tarozzi & Deborah Walker. Silvia Tarozzi, violin, and Deborah Walker, cello, are actively involved in the fields of contemporary experimental music and free improvisation. Together with Pascale Criton they have been exploring microtonal extended techniques and gestural processes on a violin and a cello tuned in 1/16 of a tone. The compositions that have resulted from this process are conceived as scripts. They challenge the sense of form and the attitude of interpretation, transforming it into a creative process. Time and motion are no longer defined by pitches and metrical systems but are embodied as diagrams and moods.

Mon 10/16 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS: Paul Metzger & John Saint Pelvyn + Pin Bokeh

Tuesday, October 17

Tue 10/17 7:00 PM Music Concert Hall, San Jose State University [1 Washington Sq, San Jose, CA 95192]
Sarah Cahill
LOU HARRISON PIANO CONCERTO WITH SJSU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Sarah performs Lou Harrison’s Piano Concerto with the San Jose State University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Fred Cohen.

Tue 10/17 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Pascale Criton, Sounding Limits; Silvia Tarozzi & Deborah Walker Duo
Sounding Limits features a series of microtonal compositions for violin and cello tuned in 1/16th of a tone. They are the result of a long-term collaboration between the French composer Pascale Criton and the Italian string players Silvia Tarozzi and Deborah Walker. After being performed at international festivals and venues in Europe, Sounding Limits will be presented for the first time in the United States in the Fall of 2017.

Tue 10/17 8:00 PM El Rio [3158 Mission St SF]
EFFT, Grex, For Now
A one-of-a-kind night of roving, ravishing, electric music: longstanding powerhouse EFFT offers a set of spacefaring folk rock, art rock band Grex explores the intersection between lilting song and the dizzying outer reaches of noise and free jazz, and two-piece For Now performs a sublime set of art pop-inflected electronic music.

Wednesday, October 18
Wed 10/18 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Actress + Russell Butler live at Gray Area
DJ Dials and Gray Area present Actress with Russell Butler and more live in the Grand Theater! Doors are at 8:00pm.
Actress can produce mirage-like moments of beauty like nobody else. His new album on Ninja Tune, AZD, is described as “a chrome reflected journey into a parallel world.” He plays live for the first time in years at Gray Area’s Grand Theater in San Francisco. Don’t miss this stellar lineup!

Wed 10/18 8:00 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Degenerate Art Ensemble – Diphylleia Grayi

Wed 10/18 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Gordon Grdina solo/ Gordon Grdina Kjell Nordeson Duo
Gordon Grdina will explore the connection between Arabic Maqam and free improvisation on both the guitar and oud before Kjell Nordeson joins him for a set of improvisational interplay.

Thursday, October 19

Thu 10/19 6:45 PM The Contemporary Jewish Museum [736 Mission St SF]
Students from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music perform Reich’s New York Counterpoint and Philip Glass’ Music in Similar Motion and other selections. Presented in conjunction with The 613 by Archie Rand, contemporary classical musicians perform works by twentieth-century Jewish minimalist composers. Concerts take place in the gallery.

Thu 10/19 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00pm John Bischoff (electronics)
8:40pm Ctrl-Z
Ryan Page, Daniel Steffey, Nick Wang (electronics)
9:20 RTD3
Tom Nunn – inventions, Ron Heglin- voice/brass, Doug Carroll – cello

Thu 10/19 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Turning Into A Butterfly – Zachary Ostroff & Scott Amendola
Is this rock’n’roll? Is it jazz? Is it Japanese, electronic Zydeco music? Turning Into A Butterfly is a metamorphosis (or should we say, meta-bro-phosis) of the dual forces of Scott Amendola and Zach Ostroff.

Thu 10/19 8:00 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Degenerate Art Ensemble – Diphylleia Grayi

Friday, October 20

Fri 10/20 8:00 PM Hertz Hall [UC Berkeley campus near corner of College and Bancroft Berkeley]
THE MUSIC OF JAY CLOIDT

A diverse set of music by Bay Area composer Jay Cloidt is performed. Included are works for the Sather Tower carillon, the Eco Ensemble String Quartet, solo piano, a “duet for pianist and piano” with interactive electronics, and music from the music theater work DArc: Woman on fire, for singer and cellist.

Fri 10/20 8:00 PM Jupiter [2181 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley]
Joseph’s Bones with Lisa Mezzacappa

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