San Francisco Scene: April 6-13, 2018

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Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, April 6

Fri 4/06 7:30 PM Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC) [UC Santa Cruz]
Giacomo Fiore and Kyle Bruckmann More…

Saturday, April 7

Sat 4/07 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
ReImaginations – Cage, Shende & Bach on Guitar: Aaron Larget-Caplan More…

Sat 4/07 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
The California Electronic Music Exchange Concerts (CEMEC) form a series of events designed to strengthen the connections between the various California educational institutions that maintain computer and electronic music programs. These events are run and curated by the graduate students and faculty of each participating institution. The 2018 series of California Electronic Music Exchange Concerts will be held at the campuses of UCSD, UCSB, Mills, CCRMA/Stanford, UC Santa Cruz, and CalArts throughout April 2018. The Stanford/CCRMA leg will be held on April 7th from 7.30PM

Sat 4/07 8:00 PM ANNO DOMINI ART GALLERY [366 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113]
Come listen to JAAP BLONK, Dutch sound poet and electronic musician, and SCLOrk, the Santa Clara Laptop Orchestra, at the awesome ANNO DOMINI Art Gallery in downtown San Jose!

Sunday, April 8

Sun 4/08 4:00 PM House Concert – Scotts Valley, CA [Call or email for details Seth 831-239-4874 srw2689@gmail.com]
Roughhousing
Jack Wright….saxes
Evan Lipson…..double bass
Zachary Darrup…..guitar and objects

Sun 4/08 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm nOOi – CD release
Mark Oi – electric guitar/Bill Noertker – electric bass
8:30pm Noertker’s Moxie
Annelise Zamula – sax, flute/Brett Carson – piano/Bill Noertker – contrabass/Jason Levis – drums

Sun 4/08 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
CNMAT USERS GROUP PRESENTS: SCAPEGOAT

Monday, April 9

Mon 4/09 7:30 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
OTHER MINDS FESTIVAL 23 (NIGHT 1)
Join us on April 9 at the ODC Theater in San Francisco for the Gala Opening of the 23rd annual Other Minds Festival.
This opening night event features Anne Waldman, with Karen Stackpole, gongs; Clark Coolidge, with Alvin Curran keyboards and electronics; Michael McClure; Aram Saroyan; Jaap Blonk; Enzo Minarelli.

Mon 4/09 8:00 PM Castro Theatre [San Francisco]
A Celebration of Oddball Films with Marc Capelle’s Red Room Orchestra

Mon 4/09 9:45 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Faults + Cartoon Justice

Tuesday, April 10

Tue 4/10 7:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Grex & Brimstone and Glory
Two Piece Tuesdays is proud to present the art rock of Grex (duo & trio editions) and the film Brimstone & Glory. Join us for a night of exploding sounds of wonder and the artful resplendence of pyrotechnics.
Brimstone & Glory ~ The feature debut of director Viktor Jakovleski, “Brimstone & Glory” looks at the city of Tultepec, Mexico, during the National Pyrotechnic Festival.
Grex (Karl Evangelista-guitar, voice, perc., Rei Scampavia-keys, voice, perc., w/Robert Lopez-drums) is an art rock band based out of Oakland, California. In biological terms, a “grex” is an entity composed of several smaller organisms. Grex (the band) explores the meeting point between fun, delightfully strange psychedelic pop/rock and the dark outer reaches of improvised music.

Tue 4/10 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]

scapegoat is an experimental saxophone and percussion duo. Close creative collaboration and multi-media projects form the basis of their pursuit for artistic innovation and expression. Programmes are designed to broaden and challenge the musical experience of the audience, through original works featuring live electronics, performer-controlled sonic and visual amplification, video and lighting design, and improvisation. scapegoat’s 2017/18 season features new commissions of composers Pierluigi Billone and Michelle Lou funded by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, with residencies and performances as part of an Australian tour, a Californian tour, and at the Ultima Festival (Oslo) and Open Ears Festival (Kitchener). scapegoat recently recorded works by Mauricio Pauly and Santiago Díez Fischer to be released on an upcoming record in collaboration with writer Renee Gladman. Upcoming projects include collaborations with Sabrina Schroeder, Hanna Hartman, and Sam Salem.

Tue 4/10 7:30 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
OTHER MINDS FESTIVAL 23 (NIGHT 2)
Join us on April 10 at the ODC Theater in San Francisco for the second evening of the 23rd annual Other Minds Festival.
This event features a workshop/demonstration of sound poetry techniques by Dutch artist Jaap Blonk.

Tue 4/10 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
– Roughhousing (Jack Wright, Evan Lipson, Zachary Darrup)
– Syrnx
– gabby fluke-mogul & Jordan Glenn duo

Wednesday, April 11

Wed 4/11 7:30 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
OTHER MINDS FESTIVAL 23 (NIGHT 3)
Join us on April 11 at the ODC Theater in San Francisco for the second evening of the 23rd annual Other Minds Festival.
This event features work by: Kurt Schwitters; Filippo Marinetti; Fortunato Depero; Gertrude Stein & Virgil Thomson; Ernst Toch; Lawrence Weschler; Cathy Berberian; Bernard Heidsieck. Performed by: Jaap Blonk; Enzo Minarelli; Randall Wong; Sarah Cahill; The Other Minds Ensemble (Kevin Baum, Joel Chapman, Sidney Chen, Amy X Neuburg, Randall Wong and Pamela Z)

Wed 4/11 7:30 PM Tom’s Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Anne Pajunen – multi-voiced singer and performer and T.D. Skatchit playing Skatch Platters and boxes with Gino Robair At Tom’s Place

Wed 4/11 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Noam Bierstone plays the piano, Tibetan bowls, & himself
Canadian percussionist Noam Bierstone performs his first solo show in the US, featuring works for both percussion and piano!

Wed 4/11 9:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Richmond-based saxophonist/composer Rent Romus continues a three-month mini-residency featuring his Life’s Blood Ensemble recreating their 2017 release Rising Colossus.

Thursday, April 12

Thu 4/12 7:30 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
OTHER MINDS FESTIVAL 23 (NIGHT 4)
Join us on April 12 at the ODC Theater in San Francisco for the second evening of the 23rd annual Other Minds Festival.
This event features works on tape by Sten Hanson; Lily Greenham; Åke Hodell, and live performance by OTTARAS (Ottar Ormstad & Taras Mashtalir); Tone Åse, & Sten Sandell

Thu 4/12 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Matt Robidoux
9:00 pmH/I Ensemble
Julie Herndon – harmonium, electronics, John Ivers – clarinet and electronics
San Francisco-based H/I Ensemble explores breath, song, and synthesis in sound. Julie Herndon (keys, voice, electronics) and John Ivers (clarinets, electronics) use reactive elements to create malleable, semi-permeable musical structures. Referencing drone pop, ambient spectralism, and free improvisation, H/I develops immersive songscapes.

Friday, April 13

Fri 4/13 7:30 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
OTHER MINDS FESTIVAL 23 (NIGHT 5)
Join us on April 13 at the ODC Theater in San Francisco for the fifth evening of the 23rd annual Other Minds Festival.

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