San Francisco Scene: March 2-9, 2018

Top of the Transamerica building, downtown San...

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, March 2

Fri 3/02 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Court Stanford Ca 94305]
Please join us for a special evening of music by virtuoso violinist/composer/technologist Mari Kimura.
Mari is at the forefront of violinists who are extending the technical and expressive capabilities of the instrument. As a performer, composer, and researcher, she has opened up new sonic worlds for the violin. Notably, she has mastered the production of pitches that sound up to an octave below the violin’s lowest string without retuning. This technique, which she calls Subharmonics, has earned Mari considerable renown in the concert music world and beyond. She is also a pioneer in the field of interactive computer music. At the same time, she has earned international acclaim as a soloist and recitalist
in both standard and contemporary repertoire.

Saturday, March 3

Sat 3/03 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Maggi Payne / John Krausbauer & Kaori Suzuki
John Krausbauer and Kaori Suzuki will present an improvisational-composition with voices, amplified strings, electronics, and bell percussion. Their work originates from their shared interest in ancient and spiritual musics as much as the western “avant-garde”. Their performance utilizes sustained tones (drone), long durations, and playing endurance, aiming to create environments that are ‘experiential’ in nature, more than exclusively ‘musical’. Krausbauer and Suzuki will be touring together performing their solo and duo sets in Japan in March 2018 and have multiple forthcoming releases later in the year. Maggi Payne will open.

Sat 3/03 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]

Sunday, March 4

Sun 3/04 7:00 PM Zellerbach Hall [US Berkeley Berkeley]
Kronos Quartet; Rinde Eckert; Vân-Ánh Võ; My Lai

Sun 3/04 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Brett Carson – solo piano
8:30pm Noertker’s Moxie: Annelise Zamula – alto sax, flute/Joshua Marshall – tenor sax/Bill Noertker – contrabass/Daniel Pearce – drums

Thursday, March 8

Thu 3/08 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 – Pitta of the Mind
8:45 – Buster
9:15 – Usufruct

Thu 3/08 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Signal Flow is a four-day music festival, held annually in the spring, featuring graduate work in composition, performance and multi-media installation from the distinguished Mills College Music Department. Concerts, installations and multi-media works are held in the historic Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Concert Hall and at various locations throughout the campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Thu 3/08 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland, CA 94609]
The Band That Has Avoided The Whole Idea of Having A Band Name — Scott Walton, contrabass; Matt Ingalls, clarinets & violin; Tim Perkis, electronics; Tom Djll, trumpet and electronics — present an evening of instant compositions for quartet.

Friday, March 9

Fri 3/09 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Opening Reception: The Universal Music of Dr. UM, Works by Darrell DeVore