San Francisco Scene: January 13-19, 2018

Albert Ayler

Source: Bay Improviser.

Saturday, January 13

Sat 1/13 5:00 PM Minnesota St Projects, SF Arts Ed Gallery [1275 Minnesota St, 2nd floor SF, CA]
Join us for the premiere of Summer, Winter, Spring – a time lapse performance-film observing the seasons of San Francisco’s UN Plaza / Civic Center through a combined film, performance and live music score created using 2 years of time-lapse performances in UN Plaza. Summer,Winter, Spring opens Jan 13th, 2018 with an opening reception from 5p-8p at the Minnesota St Projects, SF Arts Ed Gallery (1275 Minnesota St, 2nd floor), an artist talk / discussion Jan 20th from 2p-4p and live performances Fri Jan. 26th and Sat Jan. 27th at 8pm.

Sat 1/13 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Bye Bye Bartok – classic themes by great symphonic and chamber composers reimagined
Darren Johnston – trumpet
Matt Renzi – woodwinds
Adam Shulman – piano
Eric Vogler – bass

Sat 1/13 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
In Too Deep: Bleie + Chamberlain + visuals by Chelley Sherman & Jesse Austin
In Too Deep is a monthly series (every Second Saturday) curated by electronic music duo KYN (Josh Casey & Yari Bundy) in association with Studio Grand. 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. Expect live electronic music that moves you physically and spiritually. In an effort to create a truly immersive experience, each performance will be accompanied by live visuals from some of our favorite local artists.

Sunday, January 14

Sun 1/14 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:45pm Duo Jones Feona/Staiano Moe!
Moe! Staiano – percussion Feona Jones – piano
8:30pm Peter Kuhn Quartet
Peter Kuhn – woodwinds/Chris Brown – piano/Scott Walton – bass/Kjell Nordeson – percussion

Sun 1/14 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
CNMAT Users Group presents: Weston Olencki + Eric Wubbels

Tuesday, January 16

Tue 1/16 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
D U C K R U B B E R: Dislodgements
D U C K R U B B E R, a bi-coastal trio that focuses on exploring the interstices between instrumental performance and multimedia augmentation, presents works collaboratively made by its members as well as Ashley Fure’s “Wire and Wool” for cello and electronics.

Wednesday, January 17

Wed 1/17 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
January’s Canessa Gallery concert will be the album release show for the new album by arc, ‘monument 36’ and will feature performances by Syrnx, PVBLIC BATH, and Kaori Suzuki.

Wed 1/17 7:45 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]
Experimental music night featuring…
Bruce Anderson (MX-80) & A.C. Way (Thoabath)
Frank’s Tina Takes
Christina Stanley
Peacock Lounge, 552 Haight St $5 notaflof all-ages

Wed 1/17 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Molly Gebrian & Danny Holt: Trios for Two
Violist Molly Gebrian is joined by Danny Holt, who plays piano and percussion simultaneously. The unique duo is celebrating the release of their debut CD on Innova Recordings, “Trios for Two”. Holt’s piano/percussion playing must be seen to be believed!

Thursday, January 18

Thu 1/18 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Vijay Iyer, Craig Taborn, Kris Davis.
Vijay Iyer begins his four-night residency by inviting another of the jazz world’s most explorative and virtuosic pianists for this exclusive evening of duets.

Thu 1/18 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Pino/Hertz
Mark Pino – percussion, Jack Hertz – electronics/synths
9pm Hummel
Brian Pedersen-sax Timothy Orr-drums Robert Lopez-drums Shanna Sordahl-cello Sung Kim-“cello”

Thu 1/18 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Body to Noise: The Music of Amadeus Regucera, John MacCallum, and Toshio Hosokawa, feat. Stacey Pelinka, flutes

Thu 1/18 9:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Grex & Two Aerials
An evening of cutting-edge Bay Area sounds and songs, featuring incendiary art rock duo Grex and indie/experimental band Two Aerials.

Friday, January 19

Fri 1/19 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Thomas Dimuzio –
Kris Force –
Fluorescent Grey –
Gradient Fade

Fri 1/19 7:30 PM San Francisco Conservatory of Music [50 Oak St. SF]
In a special guest appearance, maverick vocalist and composer Meredith Monk joins SFCMP for a performance and discussion of two of her works, Ellis Island for duo pianos and Cave Song from her film project The Book of Days. Also on the program are Zorn’s “Cobra” and Frederic Rzewski’s “Les Moutons de Panurge”, which engage the large-ensemble energies of the performers to create unheard-of possibilities. Completing the program are Pulitzer Prize finalist Don Byron’s 7 Etudes, and two works by Bay Area composers, Under the Rug by Ryan Brown, and Twist for guitar and violin by Vivian Fung.

Fri 1/19 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Vijay Iyer’s longstanding trio with bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Marcus Gilmore

Fri 1/19 8:00 PM EastSide Cultural Center [2277 International Blvd Oakland]
Dohee Lee / ARA Ritual III- Waterways, Time Weaves

Fri 1/19 8:00 PM Radius Gallery [1050 River St #127 Santa Cruz]
Arrington de Dionyso and Ben Bennett channel the ecstatic moment through strikingly limited physical and musical materials. Saxophonist Arrington de Dionyso’s perpetually touring moniker THIS SAXOPHONE KILLS FASCISTS is a recombinant performance of touring and local musicians, with the aim of channeling Albert Ayler’s recognition of music as the healing force of the universe. Percussionist Ben Bennett works with a deconstructed set of drums and resonant objects intended to fit in a backpack for bicycle tours and easy transportation. In addition to his live performance practice, Bennett is known for his more than 200 four-hour livestreams of himself called “Sitting and Smiling,” which The Atlantic described as “an extreme version of engagement with the present.”

Fri 1/19 8:00 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
Jazz in the Neighborhood presents the Ben Goldberg School performing music from the newly released CD, Ben Goldberg School, Vol. 1: The Humanities. The ensemble will be Ben Goldberg, clarinet; Kasey Knudsen, alto sax; Jeff Cressman, trombone; rob reich, piano and accordian; David Ewell, bass; and Hamir Atwal, drums. Joining them on vibraphone will be Emerging Artist Dan Neville.