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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