San Francisco Scene: July 12-19, 2019

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, July 12

Fri 7/12 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Brent Miller: Nomad Vigil Release Party & Concert

Fri 7/12 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Saxophonist Tod Dickow joins the “inventive, invigorating, mesmerizing, beautiful, virtuosic, and lyrical” (Downbeat Magazine) Charged Particles in a performance of John Coltrane’s complete A Love Supreme.

Fri 7/12 8:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Geografías del Cuerpo

Saturday, July 13

Sat 7/13 2:00 PM Luggage Store Gallery [1007 Market St San Francisco]
Beth Custer performs solo clarinet

Sat 7/13 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Snail Meets West & Friends
A celebration of beautiful chaos; an ode to Ornette Coleman.

Sunday, July 14

Sun 7/14 2:00 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Echoes Bones – a woodwind trio

Sun 7/14 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
With an emphasis on exciting and unexpected grooves, adventurous improvisations and rich soundscapes, StringQuake is impossible to genre-fy, with stylistic influences including traditional classical chamber music, jazz, Latin, classical Indian, West African folk and Balkan music.

Sun 7/14 8:00 PM Shapeshifters Cinema [511 48th Street Oakland]
Creation and destruction. Grandiosity and hubris. Glory and The Abyss. These are some of the themes explored in recent collaborations in moving image and sound by Kerry Laitala and The Atchleys. Media archaeologist and 16mm projector performance spellbinder Laitala will present new and resuscitated imagery, with composer / improviser / experimental musicians The Atchleys (K & K) providing live audio accompaniment. The light and sound display will be sequenced to cycle through elemental orbs, leaving viewers draped in a colorful cloak of decay, rebirth and contemplation. Pieces will include Figments in Film #1 and Ghost Town.

Monday, July 15

Mon 7/15 8:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Shiva Xtet & Broken Whole at Oakland Free Jazz Society Series at ProArts in Oakland
Free Jazz Fusion vs. Abstract Percussion and organic Electronics

Wednesday, July 17

Wed 7/17 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight Street]
Jupiter Blue
From the Arkestra’s engine room, Jupiter Blue’s tone scientists D.Hotep and Jupiter Girl emerge to reveal elements and precepts of another kind of language, another tomorrow, learned through years of discipline to be given freely in the present.
Voicehandler
Danishta Rivero and Jacob Felix Heule comprise the singular duo, Voicehandler. Rivero modifies her extended vocal technique using a water-based electro-acoustic instrument of her own invention, the Hydrophonium. Heule performs a sonic anti-aliasing in real time through micro percussion and electronics that must be heard closely to be believed.
Amphibious Gestures
The solo project of Kasper Rodenborn, Amphibious Gestures, bubbled over from the heavy cauldron of his live collaborations with Skozey Fetisch (Mark C. Jackman.)
Heartworm
20 year veteran of subterranean music, Brandon Yahiro-Taylor, has recorded and performed in a dizzying array of styles, from freeform minimalism to harsh noise to breakcore to experimental metal to indie rock to ambient and musique concrete.

Thursday, July 18

Thu 7/18 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Thumbscrew featuring Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara, and Michael Formanek
Thursday, July 18 & Friday, July 19, 7:00pm & 8:30pm, SFJAZZ Center’s Joe Henderson Lab
A power-trio composer’s project made up of in-demand bandleaders Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara, and Michael Formanek.

Thu 7/18 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
SUN RA ARKESTRA: SPACE IS THE PLACE
FEATURE FILM W/ LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT

Thu 7/18 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Jang/Shariatzadeh
Seiyoung Jang – electronics Golnaz Shariatzadeh – violin
9:00 pm The Ether Ship
Willard Van De Bogart & Lemon DeGeorge
An Electro-Ambient group creating music to explore the Universe

Friday, July 19

Fri 7/19 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Thumbscrew featuring Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara, and Michael Formanek
Thursday, July 18 & Friday, July 19, 7:00pm & 8:30pm, SFJAZZ Center’s Joe Henderson Lab
A power-trio composer’s project made up of in-demand bandleaders Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara, and Michael Formanek.

Fri 7/19 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
gabby fluke-mogul, Jacob Felix Heule, and Kanoko Nishi-Smith (violin/bass drum/koto)
Dean Santomieri/Thea Farhadian Duo (guitar/violin)

Fri 7/19 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
A Circle Has No Beginning by Sameer Gupta

Fri 7/19 7:00 PM Sound & Savor [24th and Adeline Streets Oakland]
Neel Murgai – sitar, voice, loops. A member of the Brooklyn Raga Massive makes his solo debut in the bay area.
4 course vegan meal featuring masumoto farm peachess to go with the concert

Fri 7/19 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
SUN RA ARKESTRA: SPACE IS THE PLACE
FEATURE FILM W/ LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT