San Francisco Scene: February 9-16, 2018

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, February 9

Fri 2/09 12:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Ashley Fure, guest composer, lectures about her work.

Fri 2/09 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Brent Miller’s 40th Birthday Celebration Concert!
A 40th birthday extravaganza that everyone is invited to, featuring performances of recent works and a couple of BRAND NEW pieces, meaning YOU HAVEN’T HEARD THEM YET! And did I mention there will be drinks?…

Fri 2/09 8:00 PM Kala Arts Institute and Gallery [2990 San Pablo Ave Berkeley, CA 94702]
No(!)sy Room #1: Curiosity Garden of Sound and Light, conceived and directed by pianist/composer Motoko Honda, is a performance series of an immersive experience of sound and light, utilizing the unique architectural features of the space hosting the installation, a multi directional surround sound system and light/video projections. Day 3 with Ian Winters and Norman Teale. Each performance will be followed by short artist talk, Q&A, and reception with drink and snacks. All Ages.

Saturday, February 10

Sat 2/10 3:30 PM Re:Sound [Mercado Ct & Azuar Ave Vallejo CA, 94592 Use these coordinates for navigation: 38.084163, -122.257052]
In conjunction with the San Francisco Flyway Festival, 23five presents Re:Sound Migration
Robert Crouch
Judith Hamman
Sophia Shen
Saturday February 10th, 2018
A-168

Sat 2/10 5:00 PM Kala Arts Institute and Gallery [2990 San Pablo Ave Berkeley, CA 94702]
No(!)sy Room #1: Curiosity Garden of Sound and Light, conceived and directed by pianist/composer Motoko Honda, is a performance series of an immersive experience of sound and light, utilizing the unique architectural features of the space hosting the installation, a multi directional surround sound system and light/video projections. Day 4 with Ian Winters and Norman Teale. Each performance will be followed by short artist talk, Q&A, and reception with drink and snacks. All Ages.

Sat 2/10 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Ashley Fure Concert – Guest composer Ashley Fure’s music is performed by the Amaranth Quartet, cellist Crystal Pascucci, and percussionist William Winant.

Sat 2/10 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Ian Dicke & Alexander Elliott Miller: SOUTH
SOUTH presents two Los Angeles composers, Ian Dicke and Alexander Elliott Miller, showcasing large multimedia works that explore the space between mythology and history, from east to west, of our Southern United States.

Sat 2/10 9:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Consumer Electronics
Consumer Electronics is a punk / electro / noise trio comprising ageing renegade Philip Best (ex-Whitehouse), his wife, the US artist Sarah Froelich and acclaimed noise/techno guru Russell Haswell.

Sat 2/10 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
In Too Deep: Verdun 1916 (live) + KYN (live) + visuals by John Steinberg & 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, February 11

Sun 2/11 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Violin Encounters Koto

Sun 2/11 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 Alex Jenkins Quartet
8:30 Koskinen/Robinson duo
Heikki Koskinen – piano/e-trumpet, Donald Robinson – drums

Sun 2/11 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Marcel Zaes – Pulsations [Bitumen]
With BITUMEN [PULSATIONS], the Swiss composer-performer Marcel Zaes sets out to redefine the conventional concert performance. He presents a transcontinental music project which weaves live violas with pure sine waves and mathematical grids to generate abstract pulsations and minimalist soundscapes.

Monday, February 12

Mon 2/12 7:30 PM Mills College – Ensemble Room [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
“Control Freak: Don Buchla’s Approach to Performance Instruments”
Composer and percussionist Joel Davel pulls from his 22 years of experience working under inventor Don Buchla’s direction, giving us a glimpse into Don’s world and performing repertoire on the following instruments and controllers: Buchla Lightning, the 200e, Thunder and Marimba Lumina.

Mon 2/12 9:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society presents: Bridge Of Crows/Cartoon Justice – Free Fission not Fusion – Soundtrack for film Without Camera: Songs from the Divide (Mika Pontecorvo/guitar,electronics, Kersti Abrams/alto sax,maqrunah, Mark Pino/drums,waterphone, ,Eli Pontecorvo/bass w/guest Lenny Gonzalez/cello). Josh Marshall’s Architect/Enchantress – Joshua Marshall – Tenor Saxophone, Rent Romus – Saxophones, Winds, Miscellany, Jacob Felix-Heule – Percussion, Nava Dunkelman – Percussion, Jakob Pek – Guitar, Miscellany, Aaron Oppenheim – Laptop, gabby fluke-mogul – Violin, Lee Hodel – Contrabass…

Tuesday, February 13

Tue 2/13 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
Lime Rickey International (Leyya Mona Tawil)
Tarik Kazaleh / Marwan Kamel / Micah Bezold
First-time meeting of electric buzuq, oud, & drums improv trio from Chicago and Bay Area, drawing from experimental music vernacular as well maqam tradition.
The Cataonic 5 is a collective of individuals formed around the compositions of Scott Bazar. Many of the works are mixed media pieces that effectively blend improvisation techniques with video production. The result is a unique approach to composition.
Dylan Burchett – Laptop
Gina Bonati – Voice
Honor Monaco – Violin
Breonna Taylor – Voice
Joel Nelson – guitar

Thursday, February 15

Thu 2/15 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Eric Glick-Rieman
9:00 pm T.D. Skatchit & Co
Tom Numm & David Michalak
Skatchart, Skatchboxes, and the Skatch Record
featuring
Gino Robair – percussive objects

Friday, February 16

Fri 2/16 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Thoabath•KOKUO•Greg Gorlen•Filthmilk

Fri 2/16 7:45 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Cellista/Colclasure: Border Crossings
Cellista & Peter Colclasure present an evening of new music that explores the borders between genres. Featuring the Juxtapositions Chamber Ensemble, and rapper DEM ONE.

Fri 2/16 8:00 PM Vernon Salon Series [271 Vernon St Oakland, CA]
Transient Canvas

Fri 2/16 9:00 PM Fireside Lounge [1453 Webster St, Alameda, California 94501]
Sideways Songs: Grex, Spencer Owen Timeshare, Chris Peck
Grex – Karl Evangelista: gtr, vocals, perc, Rei Scampavia: keys. vocals, perc
Spencer Owen Timeshare – Spencer Owen: vocals, etc., et al.
Chris Peck – Chris Peck-vocals, guitar, Alison Niedbalski-vocals, keys
A shattering night of sounds at once beautiful, exotic, and strange, featuring a brand new set of music from Oakland art rock-cum-free jazz trio Grex, the experimental rock melange of Spencer Owen Timeshare, and the daring, powerhouse songs of Chris Peck

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Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Der Jazz- und Experimentalmusiker Eugenen Chad...

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Kaze: Natsuki Tamura/Christian Pruvost/Satoko Fujii/Peter Orins & Satoko Fujii Solo at 60!
Sandy Ewen & Weasel Walter! Min Xiao-Fen’s ‘Mao, Monk & Me’! Yuko Fujiyama Qt: Jennifer Choi / Graham Haynes / Susie Ibarra! New from Clean Feed: Susana Santos Silva Solo! Jon Rune Strøm Quintet! The Heat Death 3 CD Set: Martin Küchen! Michael Dessen Trio!

Igor Lumpert & InnerTextures with Greg Ward / Chris Tordini / Kenny Grohowsky! Nick Millevoi Desertation Trio Jamie Saft! Gard Nilssen’s Acoustic Unity 3CD 3 LP Set! Three Gems from Dr. Eugene Chadbourne! Fire! Mats Gustafsson! Makoto Kawabata / Richard Pinhas / Tatsuya Yoshida! John Luther Adams! Peter Garland! John Schott Actuel Trio!

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THE DMG 27TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, February 11th
6pm: DAVE SEWELSON TRIO With WILLIAM PARKER and MARVIN BUGALOO SMITH
7pm: CHRIS PITSIOKOS’ MYSTERY GUEST(S)

Sunday, February 18th:
6pm: DEVIN BRAHJA WALDMAN and FRIENDS
7pm: RAS MOSHE and MUSIC NOW

Sunday, February 25th:
6pm: CHET DOXAS and JOHN ESCREET – Tenor Sax / Drum Machine and Prophet Synth / Drum Machine
7pm: MATT MOTTEL and MARTIN ESCALANTE – Talibam Keyboard Wiz and Mexican Multi-Phonic Saxist

Sunday, March 4th:
6pm: RAF VERTESSEN / KEISUKE MATSUNO / HANS TAMMEN – Drums / Guitar / Buchla Synth!
7pm: MIJ YELNED – Solo Bass Flute!

Sunday, March 11th:
6pm: SEAN ALI & AYAKO KANDA – ContraBass & Voice
7pm: DOGWOOD: NICO SOFFIATO and ZACH SWANSON – Guitar and Double Bass!
8pm: BEN GOLDBERG and TOM RAINEY – Clarinet and Drums!

London’s Tate Modern to stage Stockhausen’s Gruppen

English: Karlheinz Stockhausen in March 2005. ...

Source: Slipped Disc.

The London Symphony Orchestra [LSO] today announced full details of its performances of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s orchestral masterpiece Gruppen which will take place at 16.30 and 18.15 on Saturday 30 June 2018 in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. The announcement comes as Sir Simon Rattle’s second season as LSO Music Director, which runs from September 2018 to June 2019 at the Barbican, goes on sale.

Alvin Lucier and Steve Reich Pieces Analyzed

American composer Steve Reich performing clapp...

Source: Noisey.

Alvin Lucier has a flair for colorful metaphors. If you have even a passing familiarity with the composition work he’s made since the early 60s this might come as no surprise. The composer most famous for dryly intoning the words “I am sitting in a room” has made works that involve using his alpha brainwaves to cause orchestral instruments to oscillate, so of course his mind’s good at making connections between disparate fields and forms. In his book Music 109, a collection of essays adapted from lectures he gave at Wesleyan College, he employs more than a few when describing the germinal work of his peers in experimental music like Robert Ashley, Christian Wolff, and Steve Reich.