REDCAT Fall Performances

Source: LA’s REDCAT.

Oct 10
Reidemeister Move
In a unique seating arrangement and surround-sound configuration, Robin Hayward’s self-designed microtonal tuba and contrabassist Christopher Williams’ slow bows meld in an unearthly fusion of overtones, undertones, noise, bodily rhythms, and spatial resonance. Read more

Oct 12 to Oct 14
Angel City Jazz Festival: Noah Preminger, Myra Melford and Wadada Leo Smith
The festival presents a double bill of the critically acclaimed saxophonist, Noah Preminger and the Myra Melford Tiger Trio. Read more

Oct 24
Machines and Strings
Featuring internationally acclaimed artists Amy Knoles, Ajay Kapur, and Ulrich Krieger, Machines and Strings is an interdisciplinary project curated for REDCAT by the Isaura String Quartet. Read more

Oct 28 to Oct 29
Studio: Fall 2018
REDCAT’s quarterly program of new works and works-in-progress highlights new forms of dance, theater, music and multimedia performance in a wide-ranging evening that celebrates the vitality of Los Angeles artists making work for the stage.

Nov 01
Margaret Leng Tan
Hailed by The New Yorker as the “dynamic doyenne of the toy piano and its grownup counterpart,” Margaret Leng Tan infuses the avant-garde with good old-fashioned showmanship, tempered with the disciplinary rigor inherited from her mentor John Cage. Read more

Nov 09 to Nov 10
Carmina Escobar: Pura Entraña
An elaborately prepared piano hovers above the stage for Pura Entraña, a hyper-sounding textural performance by experimental vocalist and intermedia artist Carmina Escobar, who activates the installation Piano Suspendido (Suspended Piano) by Jerónimo Naranjo.

San Francisco Scene: August 3-10, 2018

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, August 3

Fri 8/03 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
White Boy Scream & William Hutson

Fri 8/03 9:00 PM Starry Plough [3101 Shattuck Ave @ Prince Berkeley]
9 pm
vegan butcher
angela coon – voice
John Shiurba – guitar, compositions
wil hendricks – bass
Suki O’Kane – drums
Fred Frith – guitar
Phillip Greenlief – alto and tenor saxophones
Scott Amendola – drums, electronics

Saturday, August 4

Sat 8/04 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Brutal Sound Effects Festival #83
Hans Grusel’s Krankenkabinet
Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase
KROB (eyenoise)
Angela K Roberts & Scott Goff
Jack Hertz
Amphibious Gestures
Human deSelection and Realization Nature Group

Sunday, August 5

Sun 8/05 5:00 PM Soundwave Studios [2240 Wood St Oakland, CA 94607]
Resonant Frequencies is a monthly open mic night specifically for Electronic Musicians and Visual Synthesis. No DJ’s, No Singer Songwriters. Just you and some machines, making love in sweet {dis}harmony.

Monday, August 6

Mon 8/06 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music–
Set #1: Lo Conocen (*debut* – new music)
Bruce Ackley-reeds, Karl Evangelista-gtr, Nava Dunkelman, Jordan Glenn-perc
Set #2: On Some Bull (modern jazz/hip-hop)
Nick Obando – as, Señor Gigio – emcee, Aaron Levin – dms, Leo Lober-Tracy – b
Set #3: Tri-Cornered Tent Show (psychedelic blues/free jazz)

Mon 8/06 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Josh Allen/Henry Kaiser/Spirit/Joshua Marshall+HungProfessionals

Tuesday, August 7
Tue 8/07 8:00 PM The Laundry SF [3359 26th St SF]
Resident is a monthly Open Mic event started by Jeremy Black and friends in 2017. Set in a casual atmosphere in an awesome location, The Laundry, it is the perfect event if you are a beginner or even experimented musician/performer and want to reach out to the San Francisco Community.

Wednesday, August 8

Wed 8/08 8:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St San Francisco]
Peter Brötzmann / Keiji Haino Duo

Thursday, August 9

Thu 8/09 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Burchett/Nelson
Dylan Burchett – computer, Joel Nelson – guitar
9:00 pm Zu Zed
John Givens – guitar, drums, vocals, Laurie BK – vocals, found objects, Scott Devaney- crazy ass beats

Friday, August 10

Fri 8/10 7:00 PM Sound & Savor [24th and Adeline Streets Oakland]
Rashaan Carter solo bass and a 4 course meal!

Fri 8/10 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Emily Hay (flutes/vocals/FX), Thomas Dimuzio (live sampling, electronic FX) and Motoko Honda (piano, electronic FX) perform solo, duo and trio soundscapes and music improvisations

Fri 8/10 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Hans Tammen and The San Francisco Third Eye Orchestra

Fri 8/10 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Defining the Avant-garde – with Sung Kim, Zachary James Watkins, John Shiurba, Tom Djll and Gino Robair

Bbigpigg / Chaser / PAK / Weasel Walter in NY Tonight

NYC Sewer Punk

Record release. Dominika Em-vox, Chris Welcome-guitar, Shayna Dulberger-bass, Oran Canfield (Child Abuse)-drums

PAK is back! After playing bass in PAK for many years Ron Anderson is back on guitar with a more powerful heavier sound. New members Steve Blanco (Imperial Triumphant) on bass and Larry Kwartowitz (Cleric) on drums are stretching the bands previous boundaries pushing PAK to new sonic directions.

+Weasel Walter

This Friday, August 3rd Doors 8:30 pm
Muchmores – 2 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn, NY $10

Jazz in N.Y.C. This Weekend 

Source: The New York Times.

ALAN BRAUFMAN AND STANDING ON THE CORNER at National Sawdust (Aug. 3, 8 p.m.). In 1974, when Mr. Braufman was deeply embedded on New York’s radical free-jazz scene, he recorded “Valley of Search,” a record of darkly melodic improvising and portentous incantations and extempore group explosions. But the album had a very limited release, and soon Mr. Braufman was a committed side musician, working with the likes of Carla Bley and Philip Glass. By the time he became a bandleader again, he had changed his name (to Alan Michael) and his style. But “Valley of Search” saw a reissue in June, and at National Sawdust, Mr. Braufman, now 67, will play music from the album with a band including Cooper-Moore, the esteemed pianist who was on the original record, and James Brandon Lewis, a young tenor saxophonist. Standing on the Corner, an uncategorizable collective of improvisers and beat makers and poets from Brooklyn, will play an opening set.

JON IRABAGON QUINTET at Smalls (Aug. 7, 7:30 and 9 p.m.). Mr. Irabagon won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition 10 years ago thanks to a big saxophone sound that’s as sturdy as it is unruly. He has the language of the classic bebop greats in his playing — Dexter Gordon, Sonny Rollins — but he likes to stretch his references past breaking. Ever droll, Mr. Irabagon recently released an album titled “Dr. Quixotic’s Traveling Exotics,” and it’s classic Irabagon: intense, sophisticated, jokey, no-holds-barred post-bop. He appears at Smalls with the band from that record: Tim Hagans on trumpet, Luis Perdomo on piano, Yasushi Nakamura on bass and Rudy Royston on drums.

NICOLE MITCHELL at the Stone (Aug. 7-11, 8:30 p.m.). Ms. Mitchell, a masterly flutist and composer, is the exact kind of musician you want for a Stone residency: always bursting with recent projects and fresh ideas for new ones, and keyed into a broad, diverse network of friends. For her week here, Ms. Mitchell will start things off in a duo with the virtuoso pianist Cory Smythe on Tuesday, and cap things off on Aug. 11 with an all-star septet performing her sweeping, incandescent “Xenogenesis Suite.” On the intervening dates, she will play with a different small group each night.

Upcoming Ambient Church Performances in NY and LA

Source: Ambient Church.

Robert Rich | New York | Autumn Equinox
September 22nd, 2018

Across four decades and over 40 albums, Robert Rich has helped define several genres of ambient music, yet his music remains hard to categorize. Part of his unique sound comes from using home-made acoustic and electronic instruments, microtonal harmonies, computer-based signal processing, chaotic systems and feedback networks. Rich began building his own analog synthesizers in 1976, when he was 13 years old, and later studied for a year at Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA).

Suzanne Ciani | Los Angeles August 3rd, 2018
August 3rd, 2018

Suzanne Ciani is a five-time Grammy award nominated composer, electronic music pioneer, and neo-classical recording artist whose work has been featured in countless commercials, video games, and feature films. Over the course of her 30+ year career, she’s released 15 solo albums, including Seven Waves, The Velocity of Love, and most recently, the live electronic album retrospective, Buchla Concerts 1975 via Finders Keepers. She’s been recognized as Keyboard Magazine’s “New Age Keyboardist of the Year,” provided the voice and sounds for Bally’s groundbreaking “Xenon” pinball machine, received the 2017 Moog Innovation Award, played concerts all over the globe, and carved out a niche as one of the most creatively successful female composers in the world. Suzanne will be performing on this occasion on the Buchla 200e in quadraphic (spatial) sound.