San Francisco Scene: March 8-15, 2019

Source: Bay Improviser.

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.

Saturday, March 9

Sat 3/09 3:30 PM St. John’s Presbyterian Church [2727 College Ave. Berkeley, CA]
Thomas Buckner (baritone) performs music by Roscoe Mitchell, Steed Cowart, Michael Byron, Christian Dachez, and James Ilgenfritz. With Joseph Kubera, Piano; William Winant, Percussion; Melanie Genin, Harp; James Ilgenfritz, Bass.

Sat 3/09 8:00 PM St. Mark’s Lutheran Church [1111 O’Farrell Street San Francisco]
Let’s go! We’re heading out into nature both tamed and wild with music of flowers, fields and forests, of birds and bees, of gentle garden creatures and lurking monsters! Featuring Britten, Schumann, Delius, Mechem, Stanford, Hensel, Crabtree, Nelhybel, Ligeti, Van Brink, and the winner of our New Voices Project.

Sat 3/09 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Looney/ Mezzacapa/ Nordeson Trio

Sat 3/09 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Signal Flow Festival 2019 – New works by Mills College graduate student musicians.

Sunday, March 10

Sun 3/10 4:00 PM St. Mark’s Episcopal Church [600 Colorado Avenue Palo Alto]
Let’s go! We’re heading out into nature both tamed and wild with music of flowers, fields and forests, of birds and bees, of gentle garden creatures and lurking monsters! Featuring Britten, Schumann, Delius, Mechem, Stanford, Hensel, Crabtree, Nelhybel, Ligeti, Van Brink, and the winner of our New Voices Project.

Sun 3/10 4:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Signal Flow Festival 2019 – New works by Mills College graduate student musicians.

Sun 3/10 8:00 PM Wind River [421 Wild Way, Santa Cruz]
Composer/bassist James Ilgenfritz (NYC) leads an evening of solo and duo works, with a program stradding the worlds of composition and free improvisation, including an improvising duo with Bay Area oboist Kyle Bruckmann. His program includes his own work, fellow New Yorkers Lucie Vitkova and Miya Masaoka, Anthony Donofrio, and Watsonville-based composer Jeffrey Treviño.

Sun 3/10 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Shapeshifters Cinema – Sung Kim
A live, improvised soundtrack will be performed by Theo Padouvas (trumpet), Shanna Sordahl (invented instruments and cello), Brian Pedersen (reeds), and Sung Kim (invented instruments).

Monday, March 11

Mon 3/11 9:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Elliott Levin [Philly] & Tom Rollison & Mogauwane Mahloele [Philly] with Cartoon Justice, plus Karl Evangelista/Ben Goldberg [Duo] and Jakob Pek/Jordan Glenn/Lee Hodel [Trio]

Tuesday, March 12

Tue 3/12 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Way Out West Concert Series presents
Rent Romus’ Life’s Blood Ensemble presents “Side Three: New Work” CD release performance featuring Vinny Golia
Timothy Orr – drums/percussion, Safa Shokrai – double bass, Max Judelson – double bass Mark Clifford – vibraphone, Rent Romus – alto saxophone, Heikki “Mike” Koskinen – e-trumpet, Joshua Marshall – tenor & soprano saxophone featuring special guest Vinny Golia, baritone saxophone, flutes

Tue 3/12 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
James Ilgenfritz (composer, bassist and improviser) and Friends

Tue 3/12 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
Kevin Robinson
Nishi-Smith/Dunkelman/Fluke-Mogul

Wednesday, March 13

Wed 3/13 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]
New Olduvai
Matt Ingalls
gabby fluke-mogul
Substation 6

Thursday, March 14

Thu 3/14 4:00 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [Mills College Music Department 5000 MacArthur Blvd]
JON LEIDECKER – Lecture: “United Feedback” – Leidecker traces a connecting line through the work of Louis and Bebe Barron, David Tudor, the Sonic Arts Union and Eliane Radigue.

Thu 3/14 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
Thomas Buckner: Songs Without Words
Songs Without Words, for voice (no text) and electronics presents work written for, and dedicated to Thomas Buckner by some of the most pioneering composers in experimental music: Alvin Lucier, Robert Ashley, Annea Lockwood, and Phill Niblock.

Friday, March 15

Fri 3/15 4:00 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [Mills College Music Department 5000 MacArthur Blvd]
David Grubbs – Lecture – “Records Ruin the Landscape” –
Grubbs revisits arguments from his book of the same name while weaving in examples from his own career as a musician, recording artist, and participant in interdisciplinary collaborations.

Fri 3/15 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
3 Leafs / Joel St. Julien / Rod Barriga

Fri 3/15 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
David Tanenbaum and Friends

Fri 3/15 9:30 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Dina Maccabee Album Release Tour, featuring Grex and Minivan (NY)
An evening of excitement and roving sonic whimsy, celebrating the release of experimental songstress Dina Maccabee’s brand new album, “The Sharpening Machine”, on Geomancy Records. Also featuring: a shattering new set from Oakland art rock duo Grex (Karl Evangelista + Rei Scampavia), plus New York electronic/pop artist Minivan.