San Francisco Scene: March 15-22, 2019

Source: Bay Improviser.

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.

Saturday, March 16

Sat 3/16 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
The Deconstruction Orchestra is a 23 piece spontaneously conducted orchestra.

Sunday, March 17

Sun 3/17 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
Wooden Fish Ensemble

Sun 3/17 4:00 PM St. Paul’s Episcopal Church [114 Montecito Avenue Oakland]
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 3/17 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.

Sun 3/17 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Dave Mihaly solo
8:30pm Noertker’s Moxie: Annelise Zamula – alto sax, flute; Masaru Koga – tenor sax, flute; Bill Noertker – contrabass; Daniel Pearce – drums

Monday, March 18

Mon 3/18 10:30 AM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
David Dunn
David Dunn is a composer and sound artist.

Mon 3/18 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society Presents..
Derek Monypeny (experimental/drone)
Sahba Sizdahkhani (santoor/drums)
Jacob Heule & Kevin Corcoran (duo percussion)

Wednesday, March 20

Wed 3/20 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
Shelly Knotts produces live-coded and network music performances and projects which explore aspects of code, data and collaboration. Her experimental and collaborative tendencies have seen her engage with diverse musical practices and styles ranging from electroacoustic tape music to live-coded dance music. She performs internationally, collaborating with computers and other humans.

Thursday, March 21

Thu 3/21 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Music For Hard Times
Paul Winstanley – electric bass/multiple effects pedals, Tom Nunn – original experimental instruments: space plates, electroacoustic percussion boards and various “skatch”
Special Guest Thomas Dimuzio – synth

Friday, March 22

Fri 3/22 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]

Classical Music in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Source: The New York Times.

CHRIS GROSS at the Stone (March 15, 8:30 p.m.). The Talea Ensemble has been in residence at the Stone this week, and there’s still time to catch the tail end of its series. Here, the ensemble’s cellist performs an intriguing series of solos, written by Alvin Lucier, Giacinto Scelsi, Salvatore Sciarrino, Mario Diaz de Leon and Eva-Maria Houben.

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC at David Geffen Hall (March 21, 7:30 p.m.; through March 26). Jaap van Zweden conducts Brahms’s Symphony No. 1, Charles Ives’s “Central Park in the Dark,” and John Adams’s “The Wound-Dresser,” a setting of Walt Whitman. Matthias Goerne is the singer.

THEATER OF VOICES at Zankel Hall (March 20, 7:30 p.m.). This vocal ensemble made a particularly fine recording of David Lang’s “The Little Match Girl Passion,” so catch it here, led by the conductor Paul Hillier, in the premiere of the complete cycle of Lang’s “The Writings.” Before that, there are selections of music by Arvo Part, performed with a visual poem by Phie Ambo, “Songs From the Soil.”

Tomeka Reid Interview

Source: ANFTD #62.

Tomeka visits the studio to talk with Dave about her quartet with Mary Halvorson, Jason Roebke, and Tomas Fujiwara and their upcoming release on Cuneiform. They also talk about the AACM, Chicago, her new membership in the Art Ensemble of Chicago, improvising and composing, Abdul Wadud and Billy Bang, Artifacts Trio with Nicole Mitchell and Mike Reed, and much more. Tomeka also appears on this year’s subscription series recording, ENGAGE.

Upcoming Jason Kao Hwang Performances

Source: Jason Kao Hwang.

Monday, March 18, 9pm
Jason Kao Hwang/Critical Response
Jason Kao Hwang – electric violin
Anders Nilsson – electric guitar
Michael T.A. Thompson – drum set
Downstairs @ Bushwick Public House
1288 Myrtle Ave., Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, April 13, 7-10 pm
ArabAMP Festival
Mike Khoury Ensemble
Mike Khoury, Jason Kao Hwang – violins
Ryan Sawyer, Ben Hall – drums
70 Flushing Avenue, Garage A
Brooklyn, NY

Sunday, April 14, 8pm
Jason Kao Hwang/Human Rites Trio
Jason Kao Hwang – composer/violin/viola
Andrew Drury – drum set
Ken Filiano – string bass
The Falcon
1238 Route 9W, Marlboro, NY

Sunday, June 16, Time TBA
Jason Kao Hwang/Human Rites Trio
Jason Kao Hwang – composer/violin/viola
Andrew Drury – drum set
Ken Filiano – string bass
The Vision Festival
at Roulette
509 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY