San Francisco Scene: November 24-30, 2018

Source: Bay Improviser.

Saturday, November 24

Sat 11/24 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.

Sunday, November 25

Sun 11/25 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
This special All Ears Interfaith Sangha gathering will honor the life, work and memory of our beloved Pauline Oliveros on the two-year anniversary of her passing. Come witness, experience, participate in, and discuss some of Oliveros’ most powerful compositions.

Monday, November 26

Mon 11/26 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
The World According to Sound, LIVE!
You will hear bridges and ants and the gurgle of mud pots. The sounds will transport you inside another person’s head and back in time a hundred years to the streets of Berlin. There will be a musical performance by a washing machine, a sonorous tennis match, and a disturbing howl Marco Polo heard centuries ago while crossing the Gobi Desert. There’s absolutely nothing to see. It will be a spectacle entirely for the ears.

Mon 11/26 9:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out Special presents cutting-edge bands in the worlds of jazz, improvised music, and creative song. Our maiden show features an explosive new set from Oakland art rock/experimental duo Grex, paired with new music from Santa Cruz transplants JUDO NO.
Grex (art rock/experimental): Karl Evangelista-gtr, voice, percussion, Rei Scampavia-keys, voice, percussion
JUDO NO (polyrhythmic rock)

Mon 11/26 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
GAS Live – Recombinant Festival 2018 Opening Night Performance
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Wednesday, November 28

Wed 11/28 7:00 PM Mills College Art Museum [Danforth Lecture Hall (across from Museum) 5000 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA 94613]
Mills College Art Museum: Art 21 Screening
Bay Area Art in the 21st Century with Creative Growth

Wed 11/28 7:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Herman Kolgen – Recombinant 2018 Artist in Residence

Thursday, November 29

Thu 11/29 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Laurie Anderson’s Songs For Women with Tammy Hall
The first part of the Laurie Anderson series was inspired by the composer Tammy Hall’s beautiful piece “For Miss Jones”. Anderson thought it would be interesting to do a collection of pieces written for women and make it into a celebration that crosses back and forth from jazz to stories to electronics.

Thu 11/29 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Antonic/Fischer
Thomas Antonic – text, recitation
Michael Fischer – ad-hoc soundscaping
A morphological text- and soundscape, richly allusive, drawn, sculpture-like, filmic, cross-linking, floating. Whirring visions form a coup of poetic escalation.
9:00 pm Nishi-Smith/Robertson
Kanoko Nishi-Smith – koto
Owen Stewart Robertson -guitar

Thu 11/29 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Disks and Grooves: Exploring Rotary Instruments

Friday, November 30
Fri 11/30 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Enrique Arriaga (Unknown Persons) and Concepción Huerta (Territorios Personales)

Fri 11/30 7:30 PM Grace Cathedral [1100 California Street San Francisco, CA 94108]
Laurie Anderson’s Lou Reed Drones with Stewart Hurwood
Lou Reed’s powerful drone piece features the hypnotic overtones and harmonics of guitar feedback. As part of it, Anderson will be joined in a viola duet by Eyvind Kang.

Fri 11/30 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Aïsha Devi, Drew McDowall, Hiro Kone + more – Recombinant Festival 2018 Friday Night