San Francisco Scene: September 20-27, 2019

Source: Bay Improviser.

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.

Saturday, September 21

Sat 9/21 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Christina Braun and Tom Nunn perform “Deep States,” a set of 8 pieces for dancer and original experimental instruments. Each dance features a particular state of consciousness or circumstance and instrument.

Sat 9/21 10:00 PM El Rio [3158 Mission St SF]
Soundwave Festival kicks off with a special dance party curated by The House of Malico “Twerk 4 Mother Earth: Throwing It Back & Forth” featuring genre bending DJs and queer, safe(r) spaces at El Rio.

Sunday, September 22
Sun 9/22 4:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
This is a 2 part event! First a workshop for a touch synth/analog controller, then a show!
Workshop: DIY Electronics: The Pipsqueak by Mroztronium
4pm – 6pm
Paypal $70 to to reserve your Pipsqueak, please include your full name, and “Proarts Workshop” in paypal message, thanks!
Music: 8pm – 11pm
Shatter Pattern
Martin Freeman
Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase
Sally Decker

Sun 9/22 6:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Broken Shadows with Tim Berne, Chris Speed, Reid Anderson & Dave King
Sunday, September 22, Joe Henderson Lab
6:00pm & 7:30pm
Named for one of Ornette Coleman’s most evocative compositions, this all-star project honors the Coleman legacy along with the music of Coleman’s fellow Fort Worth native reed players Dewey Redman and Julius Hemphill, featuring the wildly inventive saxophonists Tim Berne and Chris Speed, and the Bad Plus rhythm section of bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King. Debuting as a band in January 2017 for the Konceptions Music Series at Brooklyn’s Korzo, the band is a remarkably balanced vehicle for performing Coleman’s work, approaching it with fearless experimentation, deep grooves, and wicked humor.

Sun 9/22 8:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Martin Freeman Comes To Oakland

Monday, September 23

Mon 9/23 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out II
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music–
Set #1: Amanda Chaudhary (solo electronics)
Set #2: Instagon (jazz-rock improvisation from Sacramento)
Set #3: Phillip Greenlief/Thomas Dimuzio Duo
Phillip Greenlief-saxophone, Thomas Dimuzio-electronics

Mon 9/23 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
The Lost Shapes & Jason Levis Trio

Tuesday, September 24
Tue 9/24 7:30 PM Tom’s Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Two Duos:
Karl Evangelista (gtr) + Ben Goldberg (cl)
Lewis Jordan (sax) + Sandy Poindexter (vln)

Tue 9/24 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
After years performing in the all-winds improvisation trio SPECTRAL, Ochs + Johnston get together for a special first-time quartet meeting with electronics masters Tim Perkis and Madalyn Merkey. The hope here: to combine improvising sensibilities of 4 players, setting each other up time and again to capitalize on structural possibilities that give meaningful form to an otherwise very spontaneous music.

Tue 9/24 8:30 PM Starline Social Club [2236 Martin Luther King Oakland]
Alförjis (Lisbon)

Wednesday, September 25

Wed 9/25 6:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Towards a Solidarity Economics Conduction System for Improvisors

Thursday, September 26

Thu 9/26 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Hartyga – (Republic of Tuva)
The “new wave” of Tuvan rock
Feral Luggage
Kersti Abrams – alto saxophone/thumb piano, Mika Pontecorvo – guitar/electronics/voice, Colleen Kelly T – cello/ electronics, Mark Pino- drums/percussion, Elijah Pontecorvo – bass/vocals, Lorenzo Arreguin – drums/guitar
Joel Nelson – guitar/electronics

Friday, September 27

Fri 9/27 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Refracted Pathways: Dirt and Copper with Rebeca Bollinger

Fri 9/27 8:00 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra West