Friday, November 17
Fri 11/17 8:00 PM Atrium Theater @ San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building [401 Van Ness Ave (Fourth Floor) San Francisco, CA 94121]
For its 25th anniversary season, San Francisco’s own Del Sol Quartet will present its “Whole Sol Festival,” celebrating California’s distinct musical legacy of unfettered invention, openness, cultural inclusion, and innovation. With special audience participation in Gyan Riley’s piece for quartet and ukuleles, “It’s Our Party” features three world premieres — by young Turkish composer Erberk Eryilmaz, who brings the irresistible energy of his native folk music to the concert stage; Theresa Wong, a brilliant Berkeley-based composer/improviser, who explores the resonances of just intonation; and Gyan Riley, whose new piece for quartet features an audience-participation ukulele choir. This evening also includes electronic soundscapes and visuals by composer Daniel Wohl.
Fri 11/17 9:30 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Red Zone Exploratory Jazz
Fri 11/17 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Searching for Serotonin
This cello and electronics program is to portray society’s use of electronics in every day life. People use their smartphones to escape casual conversations and personal interactions. Our relationships with these devices stem from anxiety, so be prepared, these compositions might make your skin crawl.
Saturday, November 18
Sat 11/18 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Album release show for Brett Carson’s “Mysterious Descent,” a mythodramatic song cycle in twelve movements. Opening is guitarist Jakob Pek.
Sat 11/18 8:00 PM Atrium Theater @ San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building [401 Van Ness Ave (4th Floor) San Francisco, CA 94121]
The third night of Del Sol Quartet’s Whole Sol Festival features the world premiere of Kanto Kechua by the award-winning, multicultural composer Gabriela Lena Frank, whose music reflects and explores her Peruvian heritage. Frank joins Del Sol with her whirlwind piano playing, and the concert will also include her favorite Andean-inspired chamber music.
Sat 11/18 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Vital Hybrids – Performance Showcase
VITAL HYBRIDS is a performance showcase of collaborative works by local Bay Area and LA based women and queer artists bridging visual arts, movement, sound, and technology, presented by B4BEL4B Gallery. These works, developed over the past 6 months, tackle important national and global issues such as women’s and transgender rights, visibility, and safety; fighting actively against xenophobia, and safety around bodies that are seen as “other” by exploring post-digital and post-gender identity, safely online and offline, anti-harassment, sousveillance, and more.
Sat 11/18 9:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Jitterbug Performed By Annea Lockwood, William Winant, Fred Frith
Sunday, November 19
Sun 11/19 2:00 PM The Nunnery [3016 25th. St SF]
SKATnSKATCH! T.D. Skatchit & Company with Lorin Benedict and Tom Bickley
Sun 11/19 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 DeCillis/Evangelista duo
Tim DeCillis – drums Karl Evangelista – guitar
8:30 Guitarist James Freeman perform with Yehudit on violin music from
Jassical on Edgetone Records
Sun 11/19 7:30 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
SILVIA MATHEUS–Tim Perkis–WENDY REID
SILVIA MATHEUS, light and gravity Tim Perkis, improvisations WENDY REID, bird variations
Sun 11/19 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, November 20
Mon 11/20 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Social Stutter + Evangelista/Ewing/Arkin Trio
Wednesday, November 22
Wed 11/22 7:45 PM The Bindery [1727 Haight St]
Nine, Genital Quartz, Mas Coad, Pregnancy Half-Pact
Wed, Novemeber 22; doors 7:45pm, show 8-11pm
at The Bindery, 1727 Haight St $5 notaflof 21+