San Francisco Scene: January 25 – February 1, 2019

Source: Bay Improviser.

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

Saturday, January 26

Sat 1/26 4:00 PM San Francisco Public Library, Richmond Branch [351 9th Ave. San Francisco, CA 94118]
Composer John Bischoff will present a 20 minute slideshow on the history of electroacoustic music, then perform 3 works of live computer music.

Sat 1/26 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
56×54: But Wait! There’s More!

Sat 1/26 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
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Improvisation and performance by: Michele Cheng, Julie Herndon, Barbara Nerness, Stephanie Sherriff, Michiko Theurer, Julie Zhu
Works by: Michele Cheng, Robert Fleitz, Kerrith Livengood with instruments created and extended by Patricia Alessandrini, Barbara Nerness, Stephanie Sherriff, and Julie Zhu.

Sunday, January 27

Sun 1/27 1:00 PM VAMP music • art • consignment [331 19th Street Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society 6th Anniversary Festival
12 BANDS, DJ PETE SMITH SPINNING RECORDS BETWEEN SETS
1PM-10PM
@ VAMP vintage • art • music for the people
FERNANDO’S FAMOUS BBQ
CELEBRATION

Sun 1/27 6:00 PM The Armory Club [1799 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94103]
Modular Synth Electronic music with Juan Rosales, Franck Martin and guests in the dungeon of the The Armory Club

Monday, January 28

Mon 1/28 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS: George Cory Todd & Citizen Fly 2

Tuesday, January 29

Tue 1/29 6:45 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
OKKYUNG LEE (Artist-in-Residence) – Okkyung Lee is a cellist, composer, and improviser who moves freely between artistic disciples and contingencies. Since moving to New York in 2000 she has worked in disparate contexts as a solo artist and collaborator with a wide range of creators.

Tue 1/29 7:00 PM PianoFight [144 Taylor St SF]
Women’s Audio Mission presents Local Sirens featuring the Real Vocal String Quartet, Hae Voces and For Now.

Tue 1/29 9:30 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Jakob Pek Trio, Crystal Pascucci & Ends Meat

Wednesday, January 30

Wed 1/30 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
“this title refers to a counterproductive piece of private property”
Colin Tucker and Charlie Sdraulig realize a new work by Colin Tucker for speakers and two performers thematizing the given embodied actualities in everyday and performance settings. The work begins with an installation in which recordings of ambient sounds of the performance space are played back, activating ambiguities between live and recorded sounds. The installation proceeds seamlessly into a work for two human performers and speakers featuring subtle modifications of breath sounds.

Thursday, January 31

Thu 1/31 4:00 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
OKKYUNG LEE (Artist-in-Residence) – Okkyung Lee is a cellist, composer, and improviser who moves freely between artistic disciples and contingencies. Since moving to New York in 2000 she has worked in disparate contexts as a solo artist and collaborator with a wide range of creators.

Thu 1/31 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Tracking Series #3, Women Composers and Gender Equity

Thu 1/31 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00pm RiRaeRo
Ric Louchard, piano; Rachel Condry, clarinet and bass clarinet; Ron Heglin, voice, tuba and trombone
…like a soft conversation late at night in the dark
9:00 pm David Molina’s Transient

Friday, February 1

Fri 2/01 7:30 PM Bing Concert Hall [327 Lasuen St, Stanford, CA 94305]
Please join us for two different evening programs of multichannel immersive music and soundscapes at Bing Concert Hall. We will deploy our CCRMA Grail sound system for a selection of pieces from CCRMA and around the world. Featured artists will include CCRMA students, faculty, and guest artists. More details about the two programs to follow.

Fri 2/01 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
In her solo violin project “Meshes,” Leslee Smucker explores the strange and unnerving relationship between dream and reality by juxtaposing the music of Conor Abbott Brown, Lera Auerbach, Luc Brewaeys, Michel van der Aa, Locatelli, and film of Maya Deren. Sound design by Conor Abbott Brown.

Fri 2/01 8:00 PM August Hall [420 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102]
FURY is an immersive concert experience, fusing the music of indie-pop band YASSOU and string composer Kristina Dutton. Created with dancers from two world-class ballet companies, San Francisco Ballet and Alonzo King LINES Ballet, this concert takes you on a musical journey inspired by the iconic movie, “Mad Max – Fury Road”.

Fri 2/01 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Okkyung Lee & Bill Orcutt

Fri 2/01 9:00 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Kahil El’Zabar’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble