San Francisco Scene: March 30 – April 5, 2018

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Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, March 30

Fri 3/30 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Nina Dante: Extending the Voice

Saturday, March 31

Sat 3/31 6:00 PM Mills College Art Museum [5000 Macarthur Blvd, Oakland, CA]
Join us for the opening reception of Variable Dimensions the 2018 Mills College Senior Thesis Exhibition. An annual exhibition featuring the work of graduating Studio Art majors, the senior thesis exhibition provides a unique opportunity to these young artists––their first exhibition in a professional art museum. This year’s presenting artists are Verónica Yazmín Allen, Jodie Barbin, Isabel Cardiff, Carolyn Dorwin, Lily Drabkin, Roxana Farmer, Alexandra Goodenough, Selena Guido, Nicole Rose, Maya Tillo, Danielle Toriumi, Imani Karpowich, Nai Saeyang, Emily Weiss, Hart Rosenberg, Karla Navarro, Gladis Munguia, and Amy Farrow.

Sat 3/31 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Amendola vs. Blades vs. Skerik vs. Berlin
Scott Amendola VS Blades, Skerik (Garage a Trois), Steve Berlin (Los Lobos, The Flesh Eaters, The Blasters)

Sat 3/31 8:00 PM Wind River [421 Wild Way Santa Cruz]
Two artists come from very different ends of the contemporary and experimental music worlds to meet in a program of invented languages and electronically augmented extended vocal performance. Jaap Blonk, internationally renowned sound poet, electronic musician, and composer based in Holland, performs new work with electronics and augmented voice. Soprano Nina Dante, vocalist with the Chicago-based Fonema Consort, will join a program of scored work by herself as well as composers Aaron Cassidy, Stratis Minakakis, and Pablo Chin.

Sunday, April 1

Sun 4/01 4:00 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
The Living Earth Show

Sun 4/01 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th Street San Francisco, CA 94103]
Psychodropping: raising a hire self: consultations in blended media
2018 tour launch for Oracle+ (OAK), RRLEW (NYC) and Frank’s Tina Takes (OAK), also the release party for a new Oracle+ DVD on Resipiscent Records.
8:30pm Doors / 9pm Performances

Sun 4/01 9:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Psychodropping: raising a hire self: consultations in blended mediums
8:30pm Doors / 9pm Performances
$15 Guests / Free for members
2018 tour launch for Oracle+ (OAK), RRLEW (NYC) and Frank’s Tina Takes (OAK), also the release party for a new Oracle+ DVD on Resipiscent Records.

Tuesday, April 3

Tue 4/03 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Circling the Waves is a multimedia performance designed by violinist and artist Michiko Theurer. It interweaves music commissioned from six composers around a central series of paintings created by Michiko. The project is inspired by Virginia Woolf’s novel The Waves, and explores a multiplicity of independent voices wrapping around a shared visual space.

Tue 4/03 7:30 PM Tom’s Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Sound poet Jaap Blonk performs his solo (with electronics) “Dr. Voxoid’s Next Move”, and improvises with Tim Duff (contrabass) and Bryan Day (percussion).

Wednesday, April 4

Wed 4/04 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
Join Cookie Tongue’s return to San Francisco from Brooklyn for the cassette release of Orphan Arms on Eh? records. Filling the bill are Cruel Work and Sean Real.

Thursday, April 5

Thu 4/05 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
SopraDuo Album Release Party

Thu 4/05 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Ahead of his Other Minds Festival performance in SF, Jaap Blonk presents “Songs of Little Sleep” and other recent works for voice and electronics.

Thu 4/05 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Works for Solo Piano and Electronics
Anne Rainwater, piano

Thu 4/05 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Pinbokeh Trio
Nathan Chamberlain – guitar, Josiah Branaman – bass, and Paul Sakai – drums
9:00 pm Skullkrusher
Philip Everett – analogue electronics and devices