San Francisco Scene: September 13-20, 2019

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, September 13

Fri 9/13 6:00 PM Design By Cosmic [115 Cooper St., Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz CA 95060]
Catherine Provenzano: “Pitch Correction Software and Vocal Ecology”
Musicologist Catherine Provenzano examines how pitch correction software Auto-Tune and Melodyne reify racial and gender stereotypes, including their development and use in US Top 40 and hip-hop music. Provenzano draws from interviews she conducted with software developers, audio engineers, music producers, and artists in Los Angeles, New York, Silicon Valley, and Germany. This event is part of a series of Digital Alchemy Talks at Design By Cosmic, probing the intellectual and ideological histories of art and technology.

Fri 9/13 7:30 PM Oakland Technical High School [4351 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611 Auditorium Entrance on 42nd Street]
“Watershed” is a collection of six new pieces composed by Ted Allen for the Incendiary Cycle, an ongoing creative music project for four horns, electronics and percussion. The Incendiary Cycle is an evolving set of reflections on the dynamic relationships between people, industry, and nature in California.

Fri 9/13 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Fri 9/13 8:00 PM Brava Theater Center [2781 24th St, San Francisco, CA]
SFEMF announces its 20th Anniversary Festival dedicated to groundbreaking electronic music. With one evening of fixed media multi-channel sound works and three nights of live performances featuring a diverse cadre of internationally renowned and emerging composers, the festival will begin at Envelop SF, a next-generation immersive audio venue and continue at Brava Theater Center with live performances Friday through Sunday. Friday evening artists: Maggi Payne, Joel St. Julien, and MSHR.

Fri 9/13 8:00 PM Brava Theater Center [2781 24th St, San Francisco, CA]
SFEMF announces its 20th Anniversary Festival dedicated to groundbreaking electronic music. With one evening of fixed media multi-channel sound works and three nights of live performances featuring a diverse cadre of internationally renowned and emerging composers, the festival will begin at Envelop SF, a next-generation immersive audio venue and continue at Brava Theater Center with live performances Friday through Sunday. Friday evening artists: Maggi Payne, Joel St. Julien, and MSHR.

Saturday, September 14

Sat 9/14 12:00 PM Noisebridge Hackerspace [2169 Mission St SF]
G|O|D|W|A|F|F|L|E||N|O|I|S|E||P|A|N|C|A|K|E|S
KROB
Sarah Elena Palmer
Ape Parts
Earspray
Linoleum Dicks

Sat 9/14 4:30 PM San Francisco Public Library, Richmond Branch [351 9th Ave. San Francisco, CA 94118]
Thomas Dimuzio will be playing a Buchla modular synthesizer for this performance.

Sat 9/14 7:00 PM Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture [2 Marina Blvd SF]
On September 14, SF Contemporary Music Players open their 2019-2020 season with a stunning assembly of forces for the world premiere of a new, concert-length, site-responsive work by Bang On A Can founding composer Michael Gordon with special guests Roomful of Teeth, and Splinter Reeds.

Sat 9/14 7:30 PM Fifth Street Farms [1517 Fifth Street Berkeley, CA]
Theresa Wong – Solo voice and cello

Sat 9/14 8:00 PM Brava Theater Center [2781 24th St, San Francisco, CA]
SFEMF announces its 20th Anniversary Festival dedicated to groundbreaking electronic music. With one evening of fixed media multi-channel sound works and three nights of live performances featuring a diverse cadre of internationally renowned and emerging composers, the festival will begin at Envelop SF, a next-generation immersive audio venue and continue at Brava Theater Center with live performances Friday through Sunday. Saturday evening artists: John Weise, Dohee Lee, and Marc Kate

Sunday, September 15

Sun 9/15 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation, non-hierarchical workshop in free improvisation)

Sun 9/15 8:00 PM Brava Theater Center [2781 24th St, San Francisco, CA]
SFEMF announces its 20th Anniversary Festival dedicated to groundbreaking electronic music. With one evening of fixed media multi-channel sound works and three nights of live performances featuring a diverse cadre of internationally renowned and emerging composers, the festival will begin at Envelop SF, a next-generation immersive audio venue and continue at Brava Theater Center with live performances Friday through Sunday. Sunday evening artists: Carl Stone, Dana Jessen, and Svenska Elektriska Operaensemblen

Tuesday, September 17

Tue 9/17 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory – Rendon Hall / Fiddler Annex [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Scott R. Looney Trio
Pianist Scott R. Looney teams up with fellow sonic adventurers Lisa Mezzacapa and Kjell Nordeson, for an evening of multitimbral piano trio music featuring original compositions, interpretations, and improvisations.

Wednesday, September 18

Wed 9/18 7:30 PM San Francisco Public Library, Richmond Branch [351 9th Ave. San Francisco, CA 94118]
A free screening of the Sublime Frequencies documentary “Musical Brotherhoods From The Trans-Saharan Highway” (2008), on Moroccan street music.

Wed 9/18 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight Street San Francisco, CA]
Sharon Tate Fetus Explosion
Deadpanning familiar horrors of the human condition, served up as forthright lo-fi songs reminiscent of Noh Mercy, Sarah Lockhart’s charm is a sonic sort of whipped topping soothing the nose cut off to spite the face of the human race.
https://sharontatefetusexplosion.bandcamp.com
Shatter Pattern
Julia Litman-Cleper entangles us in bodily electronic alienation. Since sensory organs are one step from “knobs” interfacing us with external substance, now is the time to seize the means of production. Gaze into your shatter, rearrange your dials, previct all landlords, and empty the mind jail.
http://soundcloud.com/waxy-tomb | http://www.shapedthought.com/
Kit Clayton (Orthlorng Musork/Cycling ’74)
Open fist anarchist who can slap your frowning smile like a skipping stone across the rising oceans to a far horizon, Clayton is founder and inventor of Cycling ’74/Jitter and Tamarack infoshop in Oakland. Clayton’s music is marked by the gravitational pull of its unlimited breadth and well…. you’ll have to close your knowing mouth and jump to learn its depth.
http://www.musork.com/o_jkc.html
Glochids
He’s already got a purge for your misguided Black Flag FOMO this WED, don’t go there… listen instead to the Glochids edit of only the good parts from “Damaged.” It only takes a few minutes. Then leave the misremembered past in the dust, and come clean to the Peacock Lounge for the bite of your actual here and now.
https://glopuntia.bandcamp.com/album/black-flag-damaged-glochids-edit

Thursday, September 19

Thu 9/19 7:00 PM The Contemporary Jewish Museum [736 Mission St SF]
Experiments in Sonic Potential: Animals and Giraffes
Musicians from the Bay Area’s rich improvisational jazz scene perform live music in conversation with Annabeth Rosen’s ceramic sculptures.

Thu 9/19 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Expanded film + Sound with
Gino Robair’s Unpopular Electronics
Featuring the 16mm Films of Lori Varga & Tom Djll Plus very special guest!

Thu 9/19 10:00 PM KPFA [1929 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA 94704]
Grex Live on “The Hear and Now”
Grex (Karl Evangelista-guitar, voice, perc/electronics, Rei Scampavia-keys, voice, perc/electronics) performs on KPFA’s “The Hear and Now,” debuting some brand new slabs of explosive art rock and electronic sound.

Friday, September 20

Fri 9/20 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Colin Martin and Friends

Fri 9/20 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
The Del Sol String Quartet performs works by Terry Riley, Ben Johnston, Darius Milhaud, and Elena Kats-Chernin at Mills College.

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