San Francisco Scene: March 9-16, 2018

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Source: Bay Improviser.

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

Saturday, March 10
Sat 3/10 12:00 PM Noisebridge Hackerspace [2169 Mission St SF]
Noon until 2pm SHARP!

Sat 3/10 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Elevate Ensemble Presents: Old Girls Club

Sat 3/10 8:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
Rova Sax Quartet warms up for a Southern USA tour with 2 sets of pieces rarely performed in the Bay Area. Only scheduled East Bay appearance until September 2018.
Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin, Steve Adams, Bruce Ackley – saxophones.

Sat 3/10 8:00 PM Stork Club [2330 Telegraph Avenue Oakland]
Modular Meltdown (SYNTHesthesia March)
Featuring sets by haptic synapses, Franck Martin and more…followed by a Modular Jam…all to be recorded as a 360 video! Enjoy some superior sets by fantastic purely analog/modular artists. Come thru to hear, to play and to learn from each other at the legendary dive in Oakland, The Stork Club.

Sunday, March 11
Sun 3/11 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Trois Bois
Trois Bois examines the idea that insecurity can be a springboard for creative expression, and that music reflects the times in which it is written, through a program of works by Kirke Mechem, Donald Waxman, Sean Osborn, and Damian Montano.

Sun 3/11 7:00 PM Private home in Berkeley []
Larry Ochs (reeds) and Don Robinson (drums) in duo performance in private home in North Berkeley hills.
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Sun 3/11 9:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Stranded presents: Ellen Arkbro / Sarah Davachi
There will be a limited amount of $12 tickets available for members of The Lab, but they must be reserved in advance. Please email to have your name added to the member list.

Tuesday, March 13
Tue 3/13 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
– Euphotic (Bryan Day, Tom Djll, Cheryl Leonard)
– Nail-Biter (Josh Marshall – sax, Matt Chandler – bass, Daniel Pearce – drums)
– Gabby Wen
– VOL. (FKA “The Blues”)

Wednesday, March 14
Wed 3/14 7:45 PM The Bindery [1727 Haight St SF]
OMMO, Ctrl-Z, Madalyn Merkey, Minor Fluctuation
Julie Moon & Adria Otte’s configurations of voice, analog and digital electronics, free and structured improvisations, as well as theater, ritual and song, may all be employed in the process.
Ryan Page, Nick Wang and Daniel Steffey specialize in the performance of scored music for live electronics. Tonight features the work of Sarah Belle Reid and Pauline Oliveros.
Madalyn Merkey
Within the weave of her sound there appears a warp of voice, an instrument you might expect to feel the most natural, instead it comes as a wondrously alien element the way the color green is both grass underfoot and UFO suspended ominously above.
Minor Fluctuation
New tremulations from the multi-instrumental madman behind such projects as Ubzub, Black Goat, and Grains. Rob William’s solo project, Minor Fluctuations, is his one way foray into the tangled connections between eurorack modules and the still stranger circuitry encased in skull.

Thursday, March 15
Thu 3/15 5:30 PM Santa Clara University Music Recital Hall [952 Franklin Street, Santa Clara, 95050.]
SCLOrk concerts are often full of surprises. That’s what it happens when you have a stage full of computers, loudspeakers, cable spaghetti, and humans making sound. SCLOrk, a computer music ensemble dedicated to experimental electronic music composition and performance, was founded in 2013 by Bruno Ruviaro. SCLOrk’s intrepid student performers are interdisciplinary musicians using cutting-edge technology to explore the intersections of music, creative coding, engineering, and computer science.

Thu 3/15 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00pm Banyan Tree
Maneesh Raj Madahar – Rhodes, Jamie Green – violin
9:00pm Daniel Steffey – electronics

Thu 3/15 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
ensemble proton bern: One Night Only

Friday, March 16
Fri 3/16 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Free As AIR: Celebrating 30 Years of Asian Improv aRts

Fri 3/16 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Holes in the Floor
Cello quartet Holes in the Floor present a program of works including West Coast Premieres by Jeremy Crosmer and Bosba Panh, along with works by Alexandre Tansman and Laszlo Varga’s arrangement of the Ciaccona from J. S. Bach’s Violin Partita. No. 2.