San Francisco Scene: April 5-12, 2019

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, April 5

Fri 4/05 12:30 PM Cadillac Hotel [380 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94102]
Zendrummer E. Doctor Smith joins flautist Laura Austin Wiley and her electric quartet featuring 7 string bassist Edo Castro, guitarist David McFarland and keyboardist Jim Lang.

Fri 4/05 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Matt Baldwin / Nico Georis / Danny Paul Grody

Fri 4/05 8:00 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Drummers Alan Hall, Jeremy Steinkoler and Dillon Vado will bring in their unique bands of stellar musicians to present a night of passionate and groove-driven original music and improvisations.

Saturday, April 6

Sat 4/06 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
Melford / Formanek / Goldberg / Atwal
Pianist Myra Melford, bassist Michael Formanek, clarinetist Ben Goldberg, and drummer Hamir Atwal present a concert of new compositions by all members of the group.

Sat 4/06 7:00 PM Southern Exposure [3030 20th Street (at Alabama) San Francisco, CA94110]
Performances by poet Tongo Eisen-Martin, music by Marshall Trammell, electronic musician Sharmi Basu, and accordionist Umesh Mallery.

Sat 4/06 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122]
Bay Area based Circadian String Quartet was founded in 2013 to promote the classical and contemporary string quartet repertoire, in particular music of cultural and folkloric significance. Since then, the group has been featured through Mt. Shasta’s Music By the Mountain, Sunset Music | Arts Chamber Music Series in San Francisco, and the Merced Symphony Association. In 2014, the CSQ were invited to collaborate with the St. Petersburg-based Rimsky Korsakov String Quartet during their North American tour. They have also given U.S. premieres of pieces by world-renowned British composer Ian Venables in collaboration with mezzo-soprano Sally Munro of the San Francisco Opera and Natalie Parker, Principal Clarinetist of the San Francisco Ballet.

Sat 4/06 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
The California Electronic Music Exchange Concerts (CEMEC) are a series of events designed to strengthen the connections between the various California educational institutions that maintain computer and electronic music programs. Run and curated by the graduate students and faculty at each participating institution, the 2019 CEMEC will be held at the campuses of CalArts, Mills, UCSD, UCSB, UCI, and Stanford throughout April. At CCRMA, we will present works composed and performed by Rodrigo Barriga, Jaehoon Choi, Danielle Dahl, Stewart Engart, Stephanie Fischer, Nathaniel Haering, Mason Hock, Amina Kirby, Douglas McCausland, Matthew Perez, and Yiyang Shi.

Sat 4/06 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Duo Gelland, joined by members of the 113 Composers Collective will present an evening of adventurous new music as part of their California tour.

Sat 4/06 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
X SOUND – A festival of works by Mills Senior Composers and Media Artists

Sat 4/06 8:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Do Over Music Series #4: duo B Experimental Band + Kjell Nordeson, solo percussion
Polly Moller Springhorn, flutes
Kyle Bruckmann, oboes
Matt Ingalls, clarinets
Joshua Marshall, tenor saxophone
Henry Hung, trumpet
Rob Ewing, trombone
gabby fluke-mogul, violin
John Finkbeiner, guitar
Lee Hodel, bass
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass
Kjell Nordeson, percussion
Jason Levis, drums
plus guest percussionists:
Suki O’Kane
Robert Lopez

Sat 4/06 9:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Universal Eyes (Wolf Eyes with Gretchen Gonzales & Aaron Dilloway) and Red Culebra (Guillermo Galindo & Cristóbal Martínez)

Sunday, April 7

Sun 4/07 7:00 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
Duo Gelland & 113 Composers
Duo Gelland joined by members of the 113 Composers Collective will present an evening of adventurous new music as part of their California tour.

Sun 4/07 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 Kaiser/Looney
Henry Kaiser – guitar/electronics, Scott R. Looney – piano
8:30 Rent Romus’ Lords of Outland
Philip Everett – drums, Ray Schaeffer – bass, Alex Cohen – guitar
Rent Romus – alto, soprano, c-melody saxophones, flutes

Monday, April 8

Mon 4/08 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
113 California Tour

Mon 4/08 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Fluke-Mogul/Pascucci/Mezzacappa [Trio] + Yoni Kretzmer Trio

Tuesday, April 9

Tue 4/09 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
Trouble Ensemble
Apropos Trio: Renzi-Mezzacappa-Levis
Joel Nelson / Amplified Glass

Wednesday, April 10

Wed 4/10 4:00 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [Mills College Music Department 5000 MacArthur Blvd]
Severine Neff – Lecture – Point/Counterpoint: John Cage Studies with Arnold Schoenberg —
Neff discusses Cage’s Second Construction in Metal in the context of his studies with Arnold Schoenberg in the mid–1930s.

Wed 4/10 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Linda Bouchard with Kyle Bruckmann and Jacob Felix Heule
One composer. Two improvisers. The players face in opposite directions, each one viewing a projection of a unique graphical score generated in response to the other’s playing. Each performer reacts to the images in the score and decodes the other’s performance, which has been processed in real-time by the composer using a series of presets and filters to create a “Live Structure” – a composition which unfolds as a collaborative improvisation and committed interpretation of a musical code.

Wed 4/10 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
OFSQ + Matthias McIntire: Little Worlds

Thursday, April 11

Thu 4/11 4:00 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [Mills College Music Department 5000 MacArthur Blvd]
ECLIPSE QUARTET – Master-class — Collaborative Techniques for Players and Composers —
The Quartet will do a master-class using examples from their current repertoire including pieces by Gabriela Ortiz, Kajia Saariaho, and Philip Glass.

Thu 4/11 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm David Leikam – NS Design CR 6-string electric cello, electronic pedals
9:00 pm Ross Hammond – slide guitar

Friday, April 12

Fri 4/12 6:00 PM Southern Exposure [3030 20th Street @Alabama San Francisco]
Performance by Mutual Aid Project – Marshall Trammell (percussion), Tracy Hui (banjo and electronics), Nick Obando (alto saxophone and electronics), followed by conversation.