San Francisco Scene: November 16-21, 2018

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, November 16

Fri 11/16 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
LIVE MUSIC! Laetitia Sonami&Wobbly / Chris Brown / Efectos Humanos

Fri 11/16 7:30 PM Herbst Theatre [401 Van Ness Ave SF]
Brooklyn Rider
Iconoclastic Brooklyn Rider—which NPR credited with “recreating the 300-year-old form of string quartet as a vital and creative 21st-century ensemble” performs a program called Healing Modes that combines Beethoven’s great String Quartet No. 15, Op. 132 with other new works written in response to it.

Fri 11/16 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Scott R. Looney / Joseph Noble / Kjell Nordeson – Duos and Trio

Saturday, November 17

Sat 11/17 11:00 AM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Andre Custodio is hosting a series of performances of textured sound utilizing electronics and other instruments for a bookstore environment. Performing solo for most of these Saturdays, but will occasionally invite others to fill-in.

Sat 11/17 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Mills Performing Group plays music by Monk, Ashley, Feldman, Payne, Reid, and Cowart.

Sat 11/17 8:00 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
The Crushing Spiral Ensemble
Matt Small – bass and compositions
Steve Adams – saxophones
Sheldon Brown – saxophone and clarinet
Chris Grady – trumpet
Steve Blum – piano
Michael Pinkham – drums

Sat 11/17 8:30 PM Other Cinema at ATA Gallery [992 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA]
Thomas Dimuzio and Lori Varga/Hans Grusel’s Krankenkabinet

Sat 11/17 8:30 PM Dildo Factory [West Berkeley]
Brutal Sound Effects Festival #85
w/ David Slusser, Kanoko Nishi-Smith/gabby fluke-mogul/Nava Dunkelman, Medicine Cabinet, Daniel Blomquist, SO AR, Linoleum

Sunday, November 18

Sun 11/18 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
A night with ruth weiss
She will perform a quartet set with Hal Davis – log, Doug O’Connor – double bass, Rent Romus – saxophones/flutes and a duo set with Doug Lynner – Mystery Serge Synth

Sun 11/18 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation, non-hierarchical workshop in free improvisation)
The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or come to listen. No advance notice needed — just show up. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names immediately before each group plays. We try to keep transition time between groups at a minimum. Over by 10pm. It’s free. If you want to contribute, bring snacks and drinks.

Sun 11/18 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Don Cherry’s Complete Communion
Henry Hung, trumpet
John Wiitala, bass

Sun 11/18 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Martin Azevedo & Planarian Collective, with Dennis Aman: Disassembling The Clocks

Monday, November 19

Mon 11/19 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Clara Yang Piano: Sound of the Past and the Present

Mon 11/19 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS Presents: Tim Rowe’s How To Play The Drums

Wednesday, November 21

Wed 11/21 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Music for People Volume 2
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Street Priest- Jacob Felix Heule, Matt Chandler, Doug Katelus
gabby fluke-mogul
Berlin Duo- Suki O’Kane, Edward Schocker
Snake- Nick Barbeln