San Francisco Scene: February 1-8, 2019

Source: Bay Improviser.

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

Saturday, February 2

Sat 2/02 7:30 PM Bing Concert Hall [327 Lasuen St, Stanford, CA 94305]
CCRMA at Bing | The Lord of the Bings: The Fellowship of the Bing | CONCERT 2
Please join us for two different evening programs of multichannel immersive music and soundscapes at Bing Concert Hall. We will deploy our GRAIL sound system for a selection of pieces from CCRMA and around the Middle-earth.

Sat 2/02 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
DO-OVER Music Series #2: duo B. Experimental Band + Randy McKean, solo woodwinds
Polly Moller Springhorn, flutes
Matt Ingalls, clarinets
Randy McKean, alto saxophone
Joshua Marshall, tenor saxophone
Theo Padouvas, trumpet
Brendan Lai-Tong, trombone
gabby fluke-mogul, violin
Murray Campbell, violin
Crystal Pascucci, cello
Lee Hodel, contrabass
Nava Dunkelman, percussion
John Finkbeiner, guitar
Lisa Mezzacappa, contrabass
Jason Levis, drums

Sat 2/02 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [Mills College Music Department 5000 MacArthur Blvd]
ZEENA PARKINS – HARP BENEFIT CONCERT for MILLS MUSIC DEPARTMENT —
Zeena Parkins plays Captiva, her solo for harp and electronics, and then is joined by Fred Frith and William Winant for improvisations. This is a special benefit concert to raise funds to help maintain the two Lyon & Healy harps owned by the Mills College Music Department.

Sat 2/02 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Elevate Ensemble: Low Hanging Fruit

Sunday, February 3

Sun 2/03 8:00 PM Rickshaw Stop [155 Fell St San Francisco]
EFRIM MANUEL MENUCK + KEVIN DORIA / Earth Jerks / Adria Otte

Monday, February 4

Mon 2/04 7:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St SF]
Bill Laswell hosting 5-night, 8-show residency
“Divination” (Laraaji, Bill Laswell, Hamid Drake)

Mon 2/04 7:30 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [Mills College 5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland, CA 94613]
Andrew Raffo Dewar performs on Songlines Series at Mills College.

Mon 2/04 8:00 PM Freight & Salvage [2020 Addison St. Berkeley]
Scott Amendola’s 50th Birthday Thing!
Scott Amendola’s 50th Birthday Thing! Featuring Jenny Scheinman, Jeff Parker, Mocean Worker aka Adam Dorn, Wil Blades, Ben Goldberg, John Schott, Zach Ostroff, and More at Freight & Salvage

Mon 2/04 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music–
Set #1: Sifter (modern jazz/creative music)
Beth Schenck-saxophone, Rob Ewing-trombone, Lisa Mezzacappa-bass, Jordan Glenn-drums
Set #2: Daniel Pearce/Joshua Marshall (free improvisation)
Daniel Pearce-percussion, Joshua Marshall-sax
Set #3: How to Play the Drums (improvised music/tutorial)
Tim Rowe-drums, percussion, Steve Adams-electronics, Myles Boisen-guitar

Mon 2/04 9:30 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St SF]
Bill Laswell hosting 5-night, 8-show residency
“Divination” (Laraaji, Bill Laswell, Hamid Drake)

Tuesday, February 5

Tue 2/05 7:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St SF]
Bill Laswell hosting 5-night, 8-show residency
“Bass Invaders” (Jah Wobble, Bill Laswell, Peter Apfelbaum, Josh Werner, Hamid Drake)

Tue 2/05 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland CA 94612]
Bugs In the Borderlands: A Lunar New Year Evening of Words Meeting Sound
Set 1
Gino Robair (voice/electronics), with Andrew Raffo Dewar (electronics), reads selected sections of “Footnote,” his novel-in-progress.
Set 2
Lisa Margonelli (writer) with Tom Djll (electronic soundscapes) will read about termite queens from her book Underbug: A Tale of Termites and Technology.

Tue 2/05 9:30 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St SF]
Bill Laswell hosting 5-night, 8-show residency
“Bass Invaders” (Jah Wobble, Bill Laswell, Peter Apfelbaum, Josh Werner, Hamid Drake, Dorian Cheah)

Wednesday, February 6

Wed 2/06 7:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St SF]
Bill Laswell hosting 5-night, 8-show residency
SYPHER (Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer), Bill Laswell, Dorian Cheah (electric violin))

Wed 2/06 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Dahveed Behroozi is a pianist and composer, whose interests encompass jazz, classical, as well as new music. His playing has been described as highly expressive, lyrical and colorful by numerous publications nationwide. Performing with him will be Ben Goldberg, clarinet, and Hamir Atwal, drums.

Wed 2/06 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Greenlief / Vatcher DUO and TRIO: Adams Mezzacappa Nordeson
1st set: Adams – Mezzacappa – Nordeson TRIO: These Bay Area improvisers converge in original inventions that traverse abstract soundscapes to angular grooves, melodic flights and collective ruminations. 2nd set: Netherland expat Michael Vatcher DUO with local saxophone wizard Phillip Greenlief in a series of free improvisations.

Wed 2/06 9:30 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St SF]
Bill Laswell hosting 5-night, 8-show residency
Massacre (Fred Frith, Bill Laswell, Charles Hayward)

Thursday, February 7

Thu 2/07 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Atchley/Heglin duo
Kattt Atchley, Ron Heglin – voice
9:00 pm K. Atchley – solo electronics
Cross -computer-culture compositions and performance
9:30 pm K. Atchley, Kattt Atchley and Ron Heglin trio

Thu 2/07 8:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St SF]
Bill Laswell hosting 5-night, 8-show residency
“Third Rail” (James Blood Ulmer, Bill Laswell, Jerome Bigfoot Brailey)

Friday, February 8

Fri 2/08 7:30 PM Zion Lutheran Church [495 9th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94118]
Acclaimed pianist Sarah Cahill + virtuoso violinist Kate Stenberg will perform in concert together for the benefit of Dirty Girls of Lesvos

Fri 2/08 8:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St SF]
Bill Laswell hosting 5-night, 8-show residency
“Method of Defiance” (Dr. Israel, Bill Laswell, DJ Logic, Graham Haynes, Peter Apfelbaum, Josh Werner, Guy Licata)