The Squid’s Ear Reviews

Source: The Squid’s Ear.

Yan Jun & Jason Kahn – None Of Us (Herbal International)
– Jeph Jerman

Alexander Frangenheim – Talk for a Listener (Creative Sources)
– Dave Madden

Steve Coleman and Five Elements – Live at the Village Vanguard. Vol. 1 (The Embedded Sets) (Pi Recordings)

Morton Feldman – Triadic Memories & Piano (hat [now] ART)

San Francisco Scene: January 18-25, 2019

Source: Bay Improviser.

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.

Saturday, January 19

Sat 1/19 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Scott Amendola Trio – jazz club! when lights are low…

Sunday, January 20

Sun 1/20 7:00 PM KFJC 89.7 FM [89.7 FM Radio or
Anna Homler qnd Jorge Martin will perform live in The Pit, at KFJC radio studio.
Join Anna Homler and Jorge Martin as they explore with unknown language toy electronic found sound manipulations conjuring up the spirits of places unclear yet familiar.

Sunday, January 20, 7pm. Hear it live on the radio at 89.7 in the bay area or online at
Sun 1/20 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 1/20 7:30 PM First Presbyterian Church San Anselmo [72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo, CA]
ECHO Chamber Orchestra collaborates with the MANA Quartet.
Works By Sally Beamish, Belinda Reynolds and Darius Milhaud

Wednesday, January 23

Wed 1/23 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
Gadi Sassoon performs “Multiverse” in a multichannel setup at CCRMA.

Wed 1/23 8:30 PM Bottom of the Hill [1233 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107]
Grex, Voicehandler, Chiromancer
An explosive, feverish evening of intense, exploratory songs and sounds, featuring the free jazz-inflected incantations of Oakland art rock band Grex, the darkly magical voice/perucssion duo Voicehandler, and the blistering prog-cum-noise rock of Chiromancer.
Grex: Karl Evangelista (gtr, vocals, percussion), Rei Scampavia (keys, vocals, percussion)
Voicehandler: Jacob Felix Heule (percussion), Danishta Rivero (voice/electronics)
Chiromancer: Evelyn Davis (vox and Nord), Charlie Werber (drums)

Wed 1/23 9:30 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Music for People with Zachary James Watkins, Hiss and Hum, Sharon Tate Fetus Explosion & Matt Robidoux Band

Thursday, January 24

Thu 1/24 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
YinSho: Dangerous Animals

Thu 1/24 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
Evolving over the last seven years, “A Solo Voice”, composed and performed by Odeya Nini, is an investigation of resonance, extended vocal techniques, performance, and pure expression, exploring the relationship between mind and body and the various landscapes it can yield. The work is a series of malleable compositions and improvisations that include field recordings and theatrical elements, aiming to dissociate the voice from its traditional attributes and create a new logic of song that is not only heard but seen through movement and action. In a multi-dimensionality that serves to both provoke and soothe in abstract communication, the voice is presented in its spectrum of natures as it travels through cultures, ages, emotions and colors, like photographs, with tender intimacy and bold aberrance.

Thu 1/24 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Michele Seippel
8:50 pm Hark Madley
9:20 pm r beny

Friday, January 25

Fri 1/25 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Latitudes: Arrington de Dionyso and DunkelpeK
On the latest installment of Latitudes, Arrington de Dionyso conjures utopic zones through ritual trance and the high spirits of electrified rock and roll. The iconoclastic duo DunkelpeK transmits an amalgamated soundworld through percussion and electric guitar, chopping their many influences to bits and reassembling them in a quest for new musical possibilities.

Fri 1/25 7:30 PM Open Secret Bookstore [923 C St., San Rafael, CA]
TBD Quintet
TBD Quintet – a group of Bay Area Most Valuable Players: guitarist John Schott, trumpeters Mario Guarneri, Erik Jekabson, bassist John Wiitala and master drummer Akira Tana

Coming to the ISSUE Project Room

Source: New York’s ISSUE Project Room.

Sat 19 Jan, 2019, 7pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
ISSUE opens its 2019 season with an impressive gathering of ISSUE alumni from across the organization’s history. Featuring a roving program of deeply experimental artists, the evening welcomes back Matana Roberts, Haley Fohr of Circuit des Yeux, & Suzanne Langille + Daniel Carter, Neel Murgai & Loren Connors.

Sat 16 Feb, 2019, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
ISSUE presents Colombian musician & composer Lucrecia Dalt, her first US performance since 2014. Celebrating the recent release of her acclaimed album Anticlines, the evening features Dalt’s interstitial approach to speech & song. Philadelphia-based duo Metasplice also present new work.

Jessica Pavone Tour Dates

Source: Jessica Pavone.

“In the Action” Release tour
+ w/ JOBS

2/13 @ Terraza 7 – Queens, NY
2/15 @ Hampshire College – Amherst, MA w/ Ruth Garbus
2/16 @ Dorchester Art Project – Dorchester, MA w/ Bromp Treb
2/20 @ Happy Lucky Gallery – Brooklyn, NY w/ Rachelle Garniez
2/21 @ Vox Pupoli – Philadelphia, PA w/ Unseen Rain
2/23 @ Rhizome DC – Washington DC w/ Will Bollinger

+3/3 @ Westside Bowl – Youngstown, OH
+3/4 @ Trinospohes – Detroit, MI
+3/6 @ Moon Palace Books – Minneapolis, MN
+3/7 @ Communication – Madison WI
+3/9 @ Spot Tavern – Lafayette, IN