San Francisco Scene: December 15-22, 2017

English: Fred Frith performing at Mills Colleg...

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, December 15

Fri 12/15 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Tyler J. Borden – https://tylerjborden.com/
Anastasia Clarke – http://anastasiaclarke.info/
Sally Decker – http://sallydecker.net/
Chris Whitley – http://www.christopherwhitleyviolin.com/

Fri 12/15 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
David Harrington & Friends

Fri 12/15 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Wadada Leo Smith: CREATE
A festival dedicated to the music of Wadada Leo Smith. It is a source for premiering new and existing works, and the celebration of information through seminars, video and film presentation. This is to instill information that will address the historical and inspirational sources of the new works.

Saturday, December 16

Sat 12/16 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
Clarinet Thing: Ellington & Others
Clarinet Thing will be performing suites by members and arrangements of works by Ellington, Monk, Herbie Nichols, Carla Bley, Jimmy Giuffre, and others.

Sat 12/16 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Wadada Leo Smith: CREATE
A festival dedicated to the music of Wadada Leo Smith. It is a source for premiering new and existing works, and the celebration of information through seminars, video and film presentation. This is to instill information that will address the historical and inspirational sources of the new works.

Sunday, December 17

Sun 12/17 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.
Early session meets at 5 PM to work on The Witness by Pauline Oliveros, and Search & Reflect by John Stevens.

Monday, December 18

Mon 12/18 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Andrew Jamieson: Holidays Deconstructed
“Holiday” music. By experimenting musicians.

Mon 12/18 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: John Krausbauer & T.J. Borden Duo

Tuesday, December 19

Tue 12/19 8:00 PM The Independent [628 Divisadero San Francisco]
Charlie Hunter Trio featuring Silvana Estrada
Harry Duncan

Wednesday, December 20

Wed 12/20 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight]
Michael Gendreau, Victoria Shen & Josh Thomas, Vankmen, Painting with Statue
Michael Gendreau
Where other kids saw buildings, Gendreau (Crawling With Tarts) saw speakers in need of proper inputs. Recording infrasonic vibrations of interior spaces, he would then sound the structure’s resonances as an additional instrument in his site-specific compositions. What he achieves is vibration beyond sound, to sense time and space abutted in their infinite dimension in a materialist darsana, where sentient bodies are resonantors sine qua non. Recently returned from performances in Taipei as audre (with Jorge Bachmann), Gendreau here kicks free of ensemble to work a heavy all modular darkness, no laptops and no beats, as he develops new compositions and new means to record them. Don’t miss this chance to plumb the depths of structures within structures within forms within time.

Thursday, December 21

Thu 12/21 8:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
Sheldon Brown/Ben Goldberg Quartet, featuring Michael Vatcher

Thu 12/21 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Plutonian Burritto
Charles Pagano – percussion, Scott Bazar – guitar, electric pitchfork, electronics
9:00 pm bran(…)pos

Thu 12/21 8:30 PM Starline Social Club [2236 Martin Luther King Oakland]
Fred Frith Trio w/ IMA & Watkins/ Peacock

Friday, December 22

Fri 12/22 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Antidote Tour – Daedelus, Mono/Poly, Free The Robots

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