San Francisco Scene: January 12-18, 2019

Source: Bay Improviser.

Saturday, January 12

Sat 1/12 7:00 PM St.Mark’s United Methodist Church [451 Moraga Way, Orinda, CA 94563]
Ensemble ARI will perform music that has Musical Borrowing. Music by Bach, Handel, Cassado and Bay Area composers Ahn and Ruviaro

Sat 1/12 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Haley Fohr of Circuit des Yeux presents “Wordless Music”

Sunday, January 13

Sun 1/13 4:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Social Stutter Quartet

Sun 1/13 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 pm Cartoon Justice performs sketches of ‘Elegy Da Amazona’
Kersti Abrams – alto saxophone,Maqrunah, Mbira; Mark Pino – drums/percussion.; Elijah Pontecorvo – electric bass; Mika Pontecorvo – guitar,skunbletronics
8:30 pm Tom Dimuzio/T.D. Skatchit/Scott Looney
Tom Dimuzio – Bulcha, live processing
T. D. Skatchit (Tom Nunn, David Michalak) – Skatch boxes, plates and platters, sampled skatch
Scott Looney – Piano, Hypertap

Monday, January 14

Mon 1/14 7:00 PM Underground SF [424 Haight St San Francisco, CA]
Visions of a New World
Announcing the eighth installment of the ongoing series Visions Of A New World, a new cinematic event that brings visual artists and live musicians into conversation. Each edition features new visual artists and live sound performances, highlighting the Bay Area’s dense creative output as a community.
Russell E.L. Butler
Pacific Singles
Austin Cesear
Jason Worden
Ocular Music
Scents Artist:
Michael Katsevman

Tuesday, January 15

Tue 1/15 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Way Out West Concert Series – Nathan Clevenger Group

Wednesday, January 16

Wed 1/16 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Monitored Feldman: Tania Chen, Wobbly, and Thomas Dimuzio
A night of Morton Feldman’s piano work Triadic Memories transformed by Tania Chen, piano; Wobbly & Thomas Dimuzio, electronics.

Wed 1/16 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]
Corder/Weeks, Cheryl Leonard, La Mère, Lulu & The Humans
All ages. $5-$10 suggested but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Thursday, January 17

Thu 1/17 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm VR Quartet Duo
John Vaughn – baritone, soprano saxophones
Rent Romus – alto, soprano, c-melody saxopones, flutes
9:00 pm Rudis / Custodio / Diaz-Infante
Lx Rudis, Andre Custodio, Ernesto Diaz-Infante
Three of SF’s older-school experimental/new music purveyors, performing adventurous compositions. The music constantly evolves from thin soundscapes to heavy improvisational dialogues

Friday, January 18

Fri 1/18 4:00 PM San Francisco Conservatory of Music [Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall, SF Conservatory 50 Oak St. SF]
In our “in the LABORATORY Series” we explore large-ensemble contemporary classical works that push the boundaries of the concert experience. This season, we explore several points of connectivity along experimentalist paths, laid down by composers all seeking to fuse a variety of music forms and personal experiences into multi-faceted sonic narratives.

Fri 1/18 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Vocalist Anna Homler presents her performance persona Breadwoman, who lives outside of time and communicates with gestures and songs in a language that is both alien and familiar.

Fri 1/18 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Thomas Carnacki•Thomas Dimuzio•Will Gluck

Fri 1/18 7:30 PM Grace Cathedral [1100 California St San Francisco]
The Eve of the March – A Celebration of the Divine Feminine
In honor and awe of the Women’s March 2019, Vajra Voices & the Ghiberti Center for Culture present The Eve of the March – a concert in the sacred space of Grace Cathedral where we will celebrate womens’ voices and the power of community.

Fri 1/18 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr Stanford, CA 94305]
Please join us on the CCRMA Stage for a concert of works by Clarence Barlow. Chryssie Nanou will perform a selection of preludes and fugues for piano from “Ludus Ragalis” in alternation with some of his multichannel electroacoustic pieces.