San Francisco Scene: December 31, 2018 – January 4, 2019

Source: Bay Improviser.

Monday, December 31

Mon 12/31 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Johnston/Blades/Atwal

Thursday, January 3

Thu 1/03 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Omzfield
Zachary Morris – electro-acoustic loops, samples, found sounds, percussion and drums
9:00 pm McCaslin/Pino/Reed
Collette McCaslin – trumpet/soprano saxophone/percussion, Mark Pino – drums, Amy Reed – guitar/voice

Thu 1/03 9:00 PM SF Eagle [398 12th street San Francisco]
Burmese (record release)
Tissue, Mike G, Matt C, Jay K
Las Sucias
Danishta Rivero and Alexandra Buschman.
Solo Organ
Douglas Katelus

Friday, January 4

Fri 1/04 9:00 PM Victoria Theater [2961 16th Street San Francisco]
The San Francisco Tape Music Festival

Cath Roberts, Colin Webster and Tom Ward on Free improv Efforts in South London

Source: Taran’s Free Jazz Hour.

BRÅK happened just as I had almost decided that when it came to free jazz and improvised music South London sucked, and that all exciting gigs in the genre happened at Café Oto in Dalston. Then Colin Webster invited me to a gig in Brockley, at Waterintobeer. I wondered if they diluted beer with water. But it turned out they turn water into beer, and support free-improv. I heard three amazing free improv duos. If you’re not hip to BRÅK, you’re missing out. Here’s all about BRÅK in the words of the three outstanding musicians who jazzed up their SE London neighborhood, reeds players Cath Roberts, Colin Webster and Tom Ward.

New Music Circle Still Thriving At 60 

Source: timesnewspapers.com.

New Music Circle is excited to be celebrating six decades of bringing unique, innovative and cutting-edge musical experiences to St. Louis. Founded in 1959, the nonprofit promotes exploration in the arts by presenting avant-garde music to local audiences. It is one of the longest-running organizations of its kind.

“New Music Circle has been a force in the St. Louis arts community for 60 years,” said Michael Williams, a longtime board member of the organization. “We are the longest-established organization in the world that presents innovative and experimental music. New Music Circle has a reputation of bringing forward-thinking musicians to St. Louis that would not be presented in our region by other organizations.”

 

Cafe OTO in January

Source: Cafe OTO.

WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY 2019, 7.30PM
LONDON SACRED HARP

THURSDAY 3 JANUARY 2019, 7.30PM
JOHN TILBURY (SOLO)

FRIDAY 4 JANUARY 2019, 7.30PM
GERAUSCHHERSTELLER

SATURDAY 5 JANUARY 2019, 7.30PM
N.E.W. (STEVE NOBLE / JOHN EDWARDS / ALEX WARD) + TOM WHEATLEY (SOLO)

SUNDAY 6 JANUARY 2019, 7.30PM
PETER URPETH TRIO (PETER URPETH / OLIE BRICE / TERRY DAY) PLUS SPECIAL GUEST MARK HEWINS

MONDAY 7 JANUARY 2019, 7.30PM
VOCAL CLASSICS OF THE BLACK AVANT GARDE:
JASON YARDE / ELAINE MITCHENER / MARK SANDERS / NEIL CHARLES / DANTE MICHEAUX / BYRON WALLEN / ALEXANDER HAWKINS

TUESDAY 8 JANUARY 2019, 7.30PM
BLACK LODGE W/ ALEXIS TAYLOR + TRILOGY TAPES (DJ)

WEDNESDAY 9 JANUARY 2019, 7.30PM
MARIANNE SCHUPPE – SLOW SONGS, NOSONGS

10–11 JANUARY 2019
FREDERIC RZEWSKI – TWO-DAY RESIDENCY

SATURDAY 12 JANUARY 2019, 7.30PM
LINO CAPRA VACCINA + LIBEREZ

SUNDAY 13 JANUARY 2019, 7.30PM
ONIN (JAMES L MALONE & JOE WRIGHT) + LUCIA CHUNG (SOLO) + PHIL JULIAN / JOHN MACEDO (DUO)

MONDAY 14 JANUARY 2019, 7.30PM
DOMINIC LASH QUARTET (DOMINIC LASH / JAVIER CARMONA / RICARDO TEJERO / ALEX WARD)

TUESDAY 15 JANUARY 2019, 7.30PM
S4 | FOUR SOPRANO SAXOPHONES

WEDNESDAY 16 JANUARY 2019, 7.30PM
CAM DEAS + ROB LYE + PHILOMENE PIRECKI

THURSDAY 17 JANUARY 2019, 7.30PM
FRAN & FLORA – ALBUM LAUNCH

FRIDAY 18 JANUARY 2019, 7.30PM
APARTMENT HOUSE – MICHAEL PARSONS AT 80

SATURDAY 19 JANUARY 2019, 7.30PM
ECTOPLASM GIRLS + NADINE BYRNE (SOLO) + LEYDEN JARS

SUNDAY 20 JANUARY 2019, 2PM
FYLKINGEN & CAFE OTO PRESENT:
ÅKE HODELL – MULTI-CHANNEL TEXT-SOUND COMPOSITIONS + MARIA W. HORN (LIVE) – MATINEE

SUNDAY 20 JANUARY 2019, 7.30PM
SHARPEN YOUR NEEDLES:
EVAN PARKER / DAVID TOOP

MONDAY 21 JANUARY 2019, 7.30PM
INDUSTRIAL HORIZONS:
ENRICO CONIGLIO & NICOLA DI CROCE + KATE CARR + DAVID VELÉZ

TUESDAY 22 JANUARY 2019, 7.30PM
SARAH-JANE SUMMERS – KALOPSIA (ALBUM RELEASE SHOW) + JAK WOOD

WEDNESDAY 23 JANUARY 2019, 7.30PM
THALIA ZEDEK BAND + BRIDGET HAYDEN

THURSDAY 24 JANUARY 2019, 7.30PM
VULA VIEL + PETER ZUMMO

FRIDAY 25 JANUARY 2019, 7.30PM
PETER ZUMMO – $64,000 LITMUS TEST

SATURDAY 26 JANUARY 2019, 7.30PM
HEATHER LEIGH + SIMON FISHER TURNER + JENNIFER LUCY ALLAN (DJ)

SUNDAY 27 JANUARY 2019
JÜRG FREY – ONE-DAY RESIDENCY

TUESDAY 29 JANUARY 2019, 7.30PM
DENNIS TYFUS + LIA MAZZARI / TOM WHITE / SHOLTO DOBIE (TRIO)

31 JANUARY – 1 FEBRUARY 2019
DERYA YILDIRIM & GRUP ŞIMŞEK – TWO-DAY RESIDENCY

Interview with New Amsterdam Records 

Source: I Care If You Listen.

Navigating the ever-changing tides of album-based musical projects may seem like an immense risk, even to those knowledgeable of today’s winds and currents. However, New Amsterdam Records continues to be a beacon. After ten years and over 100 albums, the label is far from coasting with landmarks in sight. In fact, they are deepening their commitment to unique and visionary artists in some key areas, which you can directly support through their end-of-year fundraiser. Co-Founders and Artistic Directors Judd Greenstein, Sarah Kirkland Snider, and William Brittelle took a moment to collaboratively answer a few questions about their dedication to helping artists build sustainable lives and the importance of a community-based cooperative record label.