San Francisco Scene: August 16-23, 2019

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, August 16

Fri 8/16 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Latitudes: Lubelski & Bassett | Krausbauer & Suzuki

Fri 8/16 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
On the next installment of Latitudes, the duo of Marcia Bassett and Samara Lubelski combine violin and e-bowed guitar in a thick tranquilizing compound. Like a viscous syrup, the slow-moving drones ooze chromatically across their instruments. John Krausbauer and Kaori Suzuki’s existential and ecstatic free-drone music emanates an intense ritualistic vibe—the kind of music that would make a suitably ominous soundtrack to one of Hermann Nitsch’s notorious aktions.

Fri 8/16 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Friction Quartet with Sarah Cahill

Fri 8/16 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th Street (@Capp Street) SF]
evelyn davis, prepared piano; Phillip Greenlief, woodwinds; rashaun mitchell and silas riener, movement – will perform four improvisations for this very special one-time performance at the lab

Saturday, August 17

Sat 8/17 7:00 PM Sound & Savor [24th and Adeline Streets Oakland]
14th anniversary celebration of the dinner/concert series. 4 course vegan menu featuring Masumoto farm peaches. Mark Dresser – solo bass

Sat 8/17 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Charles Xavier: XBOOM

Sat 8/17 8:00 PM Radius Gallery [1050 River St #127 Santa Cruz]
A night of long-form drones and noise – Marcia Bassett (electric guitar) & Samara Lubelski (amplified violin), showing “just how much brain damage you can do using only a guitar and a violin” (Byron Coley). Santa Cruz artist ordinary blood (Danny Jay) opens the night with gloomy textures on guitars, vocals, bows, synthesizers, and electronics.

Sat 8/17 10:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
David Gordon’s Mysteria Incarnationis

Sunday, August 18

Sun 8/18 2:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Jeffrey Mosier & Friends

Sun 8/18 4:30 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
The expansive, improvising duo of Marcia Bassett and Samara Lubelski (NYC) play at the BAM/PFA as part of their tour with Kaori Suzuki and John Krausbauer (Oak), opening as the Ecstatic Music Band at this afternoon performance.

Sun 8/18 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
Noertker’s Moxie
workshop and live recording session
Annelise Zamula – alto sax, flute/Joshua Marshall – tenor sax/Bill Noertker – contrabass/Jordan Glenn – drums

Sun 8/18 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.

Monday, August 19

Mon 8/19 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Clarke/Nucci, Matt Weston, & San Kazakgascar

Thursday, August 22

Thu 8/22 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Theresa Wong solo cello & voice
Rodrigo Barriga Quartet: Emily Cardwell, Patrick Talesfore Jr., Ben Westfall

Friday, August 23

Fri 8/23 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Robert Howard & Kevin Korth