San Francisco Scene: February 15-22, 2019

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, February 15

Fri 2/15 7:00 PM Tom’s Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
1st Set
Scott Amendola : Solo Drums and Electronics
2nd Set
Henry Kaiser: Guitar/Electronics
Álvaro Domene (NY): 7 String Guitar/Electronics
Scott Amendola: Drums/Electronics

Fri 2/15 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Composer-pianist Jared Redmond returns to his home in the Bay Area, performing a recital of contemporary piano works. Jared will premiere new pieces written for him by composers Carolyn Chen, Saman Samadi, and Kurt Rohde, and play modern masterpieces by Giacinto Scelsi, Salvatore Sciarrino, and more.

Fri 2/15 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
An evening of movement, sound and video with Leyya Tawil/Mike Khoury, Tom Djll/Bill Hsu/Gino Robair, and Dominic Cramp

Fri 2/15 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Zaïmph & Kaori Suzuki
Zaïmph is the solo project of artist, musician and performer Marcia Bassett. Working in areas of sound, improvisation, live composition and visual creations, Bassett’s work is equal parts trance and critique.
Kaori Suzuki is a Tokyo-born music maker/composer living in Oakland, CA. Her solo music involves electroacoustic sound technologies, intensely high register electronics, various instruments and tape, seeking to create heightened listening states.

Saturday, February 16

Sat 2/16 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
Sharkiface and Danishta Rivero perform at CCRMA

Sat 2/16 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Improvised electric guitar solos and duos by Alvaro Domene & Henry Kaiser.

Sat 2/16 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
An evening of works by one of the legendary pioneers of live electronic music. Guest composer David Behrman performs with Zeena Parkins (harp), William Winant (percussion), and the Mills Contemporary Performance Ensemble.

Sunday, February 17

Sun 2/17 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.

Tuesday, February 19

Tue 2/19 1:00 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94613]
Jennifer Lacey – Lecture – Ear-lids vs. Mirror Neurons – Lacey presents an artist talk through the lens of Music and Dance as disciplines that need to learn to speak to one another.

Wednesday, February 20

Wed 2/20 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]
Mr. Hungry & The Gnawing Sensations
Kim Nucci
Andy Puls |
Julia Mazawa

Wed 2/20 9:30 PM The Dildo Factory [Oakland]
Las Sucias/Dunkelman, fluke-mogul, Nishi-Smith/TONED/TDOWYK

Thursday, February 21

Thu 2/21 7:00 PM California College of the Arts San Francisco [California College of the Arts 1111 8th Street, San Francisco]
Sonic Event: Sarah Hennies, Kadet Kuhne, and Carla Lucero. With Bob Ostertag as Panel Moderator. Sonic Event explores the embodied materiality of sound and the spectrum of sexual difference(s) in the work of three contemporary artists crafting the divergent velocities of sonic experience.

Thu 2/21 7:30 PM San Francisco Conservatory of Music [SF Conservatory Recital Hall 50 Oak St. SF]
In SFCMP’s Master Class series you will observe some of the most talented Bay Area pre-professional music students as they learn from our renowned ensemble members in front of a live audience. Students will perform contemporary classical pieces that were selected by them. The students perform the music while being mentored in the master techniques, skills, and style of contemporary music. This new music and percussion master class is led by SFCMP oboist, Kyle Bruckmann.

Thu 2/21 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
David Behrman: Interactive Situations
David Behrman’s program will include revivals of two pieces from the early days of electronic/computer music as well as one or two recent ones. These are pieces in which the electronics provide situations to be explored rather than fixed compositions with specific instructions to performers. The concert will follow a week of collaborative work with Mills students during Behrman’s residency there, and will feature participation by two of the Mills grad students.

Thu 2/21 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Andrew Jamieson – piano
8:50 pm Matt Ingalls – clarinet
9:25 pm Shordahl/Reed/Nucci
Shanna Sordahl – cello/electronics Amy Reed – guitar/voice, Kim Nucci – saxophones/electronics

Thu 2/21 8:30 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Bill Orcutt, Surplus 1980, Preening

Friday, February 22

Fri 2/22 9:30 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Music for People: Voicehandler, Mossossoppo, Colossal Yes & Mitch Stahlmann

Anna Webber Interviewed

Source: ANFTD #61.

Anna Webber is a New York-based flutist, saxophonist, and composer whose interests and work live the overlap between avant-garde jazz and new classical music. Her new album, Clockwise, featuring a septet comprised of several of the most creative musicians working in New York’s avant-garde, will be released on Pi Recordings in February 2019.

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Matt Shipp Trio! Anna Webber Octet! Jessica Pavone Solo! Guillermo Gregorio & Brandon Lopez! Tomeka Reid & Filippo Monico! Stephan Crump’s Rosetta Trio: Liberty Ellman! Two from Dave Rempis: Tasji Dorji & Brandon Lopez! Gerhard Ullmann & Alexey Kruglov! Lucian Ban & Alex Simu! Miho Hazama & M Unit! Cooper Moore & Stephen Gauci! Chris Welcome Octet! Two from Leap of Faith! Fido Plays Zappa! Dave Brubeck Quartet! Phill Niblock DVD! Laraaji & Lyghte & More..!

Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery – FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

Sunday, February 17th:

Sunday, February 24th: The REGGIE SYLVESTER Double Header:
6pm: ED KELLER / REGGIE SYLVESTER – Guitar & Drums Duo!

Sunday, March 3rd:
7pm: KAREN NG & HENRY FRASER – Sax & Clarinet / Bass!

Sunday, March 10th:
6pm: JESSICA / TONY JONES – Sax Duo – Two CD Releases Celebration!
7pm: THOMAS HEBERER / JOE HERTENSTEIN – Trumpet and Drums!

Sunday, March 17th:
7pm: JARVIS EARNSHAW / DANIEL CARTER / ZACH SWANSON – Sitar & Loops / Woodwinds / Bass

Classical Music Concerts in N.Y.C. This Weekend 

Source: The New York Times.

DARMSTADT at Le Poisson Rouge (Feb. 20, 8 p.m.). This will be the 15th annual performance by this Brooklyn group of Terry Riley’s “In C,” that classic early statement of Minimalism. Among the notable performers this year are Gelsey Bell and Joan La Barbara.

MARCO FUSI AND THE KUKURUZ QUARTET at the Italian Academy (Feb. 20, 7 p.m.). This quartet — pianos, not strings — is joined by a leading new-music violinist for a sprawling, free program that culminates with another contribution to the Julius Eastman revival, a performance of his “Gay Guerrilla.” Before that, there is music by Salvatore Sciarrino, Giacinto Scelsi, John Cage and Marcel Zaes.

WANG LU at Miller Theater (Feb. 21, 8 p.m.). This Chinese-born composer benefits from the first of Miller’s spring composer portraits, and from the advocacy of the new-music royalty on hand to perform her pieces: the International Contemporary Ensemble and Yarn/Wire. There’s one world premiere, “A-PPA-Aratus,” as well as “Childhood Amnesia,” “Rates of Extinction,” “Urban Inventory” and “Siren Song.”