San Francisco Scene: March 1-8, 2019

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, March 1

Fri 3/01 10:00 AM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
CCRMA Open House
Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) will hold its annual free open house on Friday, March 1, 2019, from 10am to 5pm. CCRMA students, faculty, and staff will present their research in a wide variety of formats.

Fri 3/01 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Kurt Rohde’s Farewell Tour—Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 continues with PART 2, featuring new works for viola and electronics.

Fri 3/01 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
DO-OVER Music Series #3: The Jordan Glenn Party with a solo set by guitarist Joel Nelson
A music composition/improvisation lab co-curated by Jordan Glenn and Lisa Mezzacappa
Every First Saturday (EXCEPT THIS ONE) at Temescal Art Center, Oakland

Fri 3/01 8:00 PM Wind River [421 Wild Way, Santa Cruz]
Portato Portato is an Oakland/Santa Cruz based quartet that performs original works and select compositions from the 20th and 21st centuries. They are committed to presenting experimental and underrepresented music, as well as highlighting the processes of the composer-performer relationship in new music creation. The ensemble’s 2018 program features works by living composers, including premieres of new music by David Dunn, Julie Herndon, Laura Steenberge, and Declan Seifkas

Saturday, March 2

Sat 3/02 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Lisa Mezzacappa Six
Two Shows, 7:00pm & 8:30pm, SFJAZZ Center’s Joe Henderson Lab
The bassist and composer’s freewheeling sextet plays original material inspired by Italian fantasy author Italo Calvino’s whimsical short story collection Cosmicomics.

Sat 3/02 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
Angela Kraft Cross, San Francisco Bay Area organist, pianist and composer, graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music in 1980 with bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Organ Performance. She then earned her Doctor of Medicine degree at Loma Linda University, where she subsequently completed her residency in ophthalmology.

Sat 3/02 8:00 PM Hertz Hall [UC Berkeley campus near corner of College and Bancroft Berkeley]

Sunday, March 3

Sun 3/03 4:00 PM San Francisco Conservatory of Music [50 Oak St. SF]
San Francisco Girls Chorus presents Modern Masters

Sun 3/03 5:30 PM Berkeley, CA [RSVP for address]
RSVP to for address. Each month, the All Ears Interfaith Sangha gathers to perform Sonic Meditations of Pauline Oliveros, and guest artists will lead us into new sonic and meditative experiences.

Sun 3/03 7:00 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
Trio 180, the faculty piano trio-in-residence at the University of the Pacific’s Conservatory of Music, is dedicated to its roles as performer, proponent of new music, and educator. In addition to giving concerts and master classes throughout the United States, the trio has been featured on concert series in Mexico and Canada. This talented ensemble includes celebrated concert violinist Ann Miller, renowned cellist Vicky Wang, and award-winning pianist Sonia Leong.

Sun 3/03 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 pm Scott R. Looney Trio
Lisa Mezzacappa – bass, Kjell Nordeson – drums/percussion
8:30 pm Strikethru
Kip Kipperman – contrabass, Isaac Otto – saxophone, Kim Nucci – electronics

Monday, March 4

Mon 3/04 9:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society presents… Andrew Jamieson: Solo piano set + Ross Hammond [Sacramento]: Solo guitar set

Thursday, March 7

Thu 3/07 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm DNR Trio
Devin Gray – drums Nathaniel Morgan – alto saxophone Ryan Feirrira – guitar
9:00 pm Elliott Levin & New Olduvai Ensemble (Tom Rollison+Cartoon Justice)

Thu 3/07 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Signal Flow Festival 2019 – New works by Mills College graduate student musicians.

Friday, March 8

Fri 3/08 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Gabriel Mindel Saloman, known widely for his work in seminal noise band Yellow Swans, joins Latitudes to present his ongoing investigations into music of the liberated body. Composer and instrument-builder Ashley Bellouin is joined by guitarist Ben Bracken to conjure a sound equal parts spiritual, mental, and physical—minimal by design, maximal in spirit.

Fri 3/08 8:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
Elliott Levin: Fusion of Jazz and Words: Free Jazz, Priceless Words – free jazz sax and poetry are featured with a unique version of the New Olduvai Ensemble including Tom Rollison and the members of Harmolodic Folk Jazz ensemble Cartoon Justice. The evening will begin with the music of Underweather Kitten w/Phillip Greenlief, Brett Carson, Kazuto Seito, Jason Levis.

Fri 3/08 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Signal Flow Festival 2019 – New works by Mills College graduate student musicians.

NOW Orchestra Plays Braxton Tonight in Vancouver

Source: Georgia Straight.

For both cultural and sonic diversity, it’s going to be hard to top the 11-piece version of the NOW Orchestra that artistic director Lisa Cay Miller has assembled for the long-running ensemble’s next concert. Joining Miller on piano will be Taiwanese-Canadian erhu virtuoso Lan Tung, Chinese-Canadian zheng player Geling Jiang, Portuguese-born cellist Marina Hasselberg, recent Montreal transplant Joshua Zubot on violin, electronic musician Roxanne Nesbitt, and five pillars of the local improv scene in the form of trumpeter Bill Clark, bassist James Meger, guitarist Ron Samworth, saxophonist Graham Ord, and drummer Skye Brooks. If that’s not enough, they’ll be working with four guest artists: singer and composer Russell Wallace, of the Lil’wat Nation; saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock, from Germany by way of Brooklyn; Seattle-based clarinetist James Falzone; and Indo-American singer and accordionist Kamala Sankaram.

Upcoming Blank Forms Shows

Source: Blank Forms.

Madalyn Merkey
Thursday, March 28th, 2019
8:00 PM

Galina Ustvolskaya’s 12 Preludes and Piano Sonatas 1 – 6 Performed by Marianne Schroeder
Friday, April 5th, 2019
8:00 PM

Maryanne Amacher: Perceptual Geographies (Philadelphia)
April 9th, 12th, and 13th, 2019

Maryanne Amacher: An Introduction by Bill Dietz (Philadelphia)
Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
7:00 PM

Maryanne Amacher: Adjacencies, Petra, Supreme Connections (Philadelphia)
Friday, April 12th, 2019
7:30 PM

Maryanne Amacher: Ways of Hearing workshop (Philadelphia)
Saturday, April 13th, 2019
1:00 – 5:00 PM

Maryanne Amacher: Adjacencies, Petra, Supreme Connections (Philadelphia)
Saturday, April 13th, 2019
7:30 PM

GRM’s Akousma in May and June

Source: Ina GRM.

FRIDAY 31 – 20H
François BONNET “Erosions”
Knud VIKTOR “Image VII”
Jim O’ROURKE – New work – Creation, order INA GRM
Florian HECKER – New work – Creation, order INA GRM

Eryck ABECASSIS & Reinhold FRIEDL – New work – Creation, order INA GRM
Hilde Marie HOLSEN – New work – Creation, order INA GRM
Anthony PATERAS “Everything is what it is, is all” Creation, order INA GRM
Lucy RAILTON – New work – Creation, order INA GRM

SUNDAY 2 – 18H
Bernard PARMEGIANI “BLACK LAKE – La Serpente” World premiere
Jean SCHWARZ “Symphony of Heaven”