Memphis Concrète Takes Place this Weekend

Source: Memphis Flyer.

One answer in the affirmative is the Memphis Concrète festival going down all weekend at Crosstown Arts. Masterminded by synthesist Robert Traxler and launched in 2017 by a small tribe his fellow electronic devotees, the festival has gone from success to success ever since. One sure sign of this was when I happened upon my neighbor, who exclaimed, “Are you going to Memphis Concrète? Matmos is coming!”

Saturday 6/29:
10:05-11:05 pm: Matmos
8:45-9:45 pm: Rapoon
7:55-8:25 pm: Mykel Boyd
7:10-7:40 pm: Optic Sink
6:25-6:55 pm: Max Eilbacher
5:45-6:15 pm: MPX
3:55-5:45 pm: Tron movie w/ live score by Argiflex + Careful Handling
3:30-3:55 pm: Noiserpuss + Belly Full of Stars
3:00-3:25 pm: Mike Honeycutt + bihl

Sunday 6/30:
9:05-10:05 pm: Moor Mother
8:00-8:45 pm: Pas Musique + Shaun Sandor
7:00-7:45 pm: Tavishi
6:20-6:50 pm: Outside Source
5:40-6:10 pm: Artificer
5:00-5:30 pm: Paul Vinsonhaler
4:20-4:50 pm: Jack Alberson
3:40-4:10 pm: Linda Heck + Pas Moi
3:00-3:30 pm: Ihcilon + Jack the Giant Killer

AMN Picks of the Week: Gordon Grdina / King Crimson / Tangerine Dream

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Gordon Grdina Quartet – Cooper’s Park (2019)
King Crimson – Live in Chicago, June 28th, 2017 (2017)
Tangerine Dream – Phaedra out-takes (In Search of Hades discs 1-3) (1973/2019)
Tangerine Dream – Live at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London 6/16/74 (In Search of Hades discs 4-5) (1974/2019)

San Francisco Scene: June 28 – July 5, 2019

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, June 28

Fri 6/28 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
KREation Ensemble•Prizm•Heule/Fluke-Mogul/Nucci/Robinson

Fri 6/28 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Derek Monypeny/Sahba Sizdahkhani/Kanoko Nishi-Smith + Wobbly at TAC

Fri 6/28 7:30 PM Tom’s Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
On Friday June 28th at 7:30pm, Tom’s Place presents
David Rothenberg (clarinet), Elliott Sharp (guitar)
Nightingales in Berlin & IrRational Music

Saturday, June 29

Sat 6/29 4:00 PM Re:Sound Magazine A-168 [Mare Island Preserve Azuar and Mercado Ct. Vallejo ca]
23five is pleased to present: Re:Sound SUN
(Marielle V. Jakobsons + Chuck Johnson)
Kaori Suzuki
Bryan Day Electromagnetic Orchestra

Sat 6/29 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Rova Saxophone Quartet at the Bird & Beckett!

Sat 6/29 8:00 PM House Concert in North Berkeley Hills [Berkeley]

Sat 6/29 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Christopher Burns and Peter J Woods present solo audiovisual performances exploring contemporary issues of politics and social justice through video, animation, theater, and improvised electronic music.

Sunday, June 30

Sun 6/30 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
The Musical Art Quintet perform Sascha Jacobsen’s Kanta Judezmo, an oratorio using Jewish melodic themes with motifs and rhythms from Spain, North Africa, the Middle East, and South America, that tells the story about the Sephardic diaspora through the lens of its central female character, with universal threads that traverse centuries, borders, language, culture and genre.

Sun 6/30 7:00 PM Artists’ Television Access [992 Valencia SF]
An evening of audiovisual performance with Chris Burns, Bill Hsu, John Ingle, and Peter J Woods

Sun 6/30 7:30 PM Terry Riley and George Brooks @ Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University [471 Lagunita Dr, Stanford, California 94305]
Terry Riley and George Brooks have been performing together for over three decades. From Tokyo to Torino, London to Lisbon, Berlin to Brussels, and Belfast and back, they’ve developed nearly telepathic communication, weaving jazz, classical, stride, rags, ragas, and Riley’s ground-breaking minimalism into a richly textured musical tapestry.

Sun 6/30 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Endangered Blood, Scott Amendola Trio at Ivy Room

Sun 6/30 8:30 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
The David Murray/Kahil El’Zabar Duo

Monday, July 1

Mon 7/01 7:00 PM Sunnyvale [ Sunnyvale]
FREE JAZZ BBQ: Kazuto Sato / Kevin Murray / Tom Weeks in Sunnyvale

Mon 7/01 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Apollo Soul & Someday

Mon 7/01 8:00 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
David Murray/Kahil El’Zabar Duo – The Return!

Mon 7/01 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music–
Monday, 7/1, 8pm (8:30pm start)
No Cover/Donations Accepted
Set #1: Dave Mihaly/Dusty Feathers Duo (folkloric song)
Set #2: Bruce Ackley/Bill Orcutt Duo (improvised music)
Set #3: Crow Crash Radio (space rock)

Mon 7/01 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
DunkelpeK & Gamelan Encinal

Wednesday, July 3

Wed 7/03 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Die Angel (Pan Sonic / Schneider TM) / Xambuca / Thomas Dimuzio

Thursday, July 4

Thu 7/04 3:00 PM Winters Tavern [1522 Francisco Blvd, Pacifica, CA]
A F’ing Weird Heavy Hoedown!

Friday, July 5

Fri 7/05 8:00 PM Studio 4 [1025 Carleton St, Berkeley, CA]
Theresa Wong and Jakob Pek ~ Live at Studio 4

Fri 7/05 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
The Invisible Hands, Alvarius B, Alan Bishop of Sun City Girls

Music and More Reviews

Source: Music and More.

Ethnic Heritage Ensemble – Be Known Ancient/Future/Music (Spiritmuse Records, 2019)

Henry Kaiser / Anthony Pirog / Tracy Silverman / Jeff Sipe / Andy West – Five Times Surprise (Cuneiform, 2019)

Masayuki Takayanagi New Direction Unit – April is the Cruellest Month (Blank Forms, 2019)

Moppa Elliott – Jazz Band / Rock Band / Dance Band (Hot Cup, 2019)

The Best Experimental Music on Bandcamp: June 2019

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

All kinds of experimental music can be found on Bandcamp: free jazz, avant-rock, dense noise, outer-limits electronics, deconstructed folk, abstract spoken word, and so much more. If an artist is trying something new with an established form or inventing a new one completely, there’s a good chance they’re doing it on Bandcamp. Each month, Marc Masters picks some of the best releases from across this wide, exploratory spectrum. June’s selection includes pointed minimalism, maximal guitar noise, software-warped drumming, and the culmination of a decades-long drone career.