San Francisco Scene: September 27 – October 4, 2019

Source: Bay Improviser.

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

Saturday, September 28
Sat 9/28 9:00 AM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
SYNTHESIS: INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION IN COMPUTATIONAL MUSIC RESEARCH
Berkeley Computational Music Research (BCMR) invites you to our first annual conference:
Synthesis: Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Computational Music Research
Saturday, September 28, 9am-6pm
UC Berkeley’s Center for New Music and Audio Technology (CNMAT)

Sat 9/28 3:00 PM San Francisco Public Library [100 Larkin St San Francisco]
Rova Saxophone Quartet at SF Main Library

Sat 9/28 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
C4NM 7th Birthday Bash

Sat 9/28 7:00 PM Los Alto Lutheran Church [460 South El Monte Ave. Los Altos CA 94022]
Ensemble ARI premieres a Petrushka Arrangement for harpsichord and string trio and Michael Lee’s String Duo.

Sat 9/28 8:00 PM DNA’s Comedy Lab [155 S River St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060]
“We Edit Life” is an evening of audio-visual collage in two parts, featuring Vicki Bennett’s “Notations”, a film for live improvising musicians, performed by electronic music duo Blectum from Blechdom, as well as a screening of Bennett’s film The Mirror. Since 1991, British artist Vicki Bennett (People Like Us) has worked across the field of audio-visual collage, and is recognized as an influential and pioneering figure in the still-growing area of sampling, appropriation and cut-up techniques of found footage and archives. Working under the name People Like Us, Bennett specializes in the manipulation and reworking of original sources from both the experimental and popular worlds of music, film and radio.

Sunday, September 29

Sun 9/29 8:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
Bruce Ackley & Henry Kaiser Explore The Music of Steve Lacy

Sun 9/29 8:00 PM Dildo Factory [Berkeley, CA]
BRUTAL SOUND EFFECTS FESTIVAL!!! #87

Sun 9/29 8:30 PM Starline Social Club [2236 Martin Luther King Oakland]
Pan Planetary evening of Electroacoustic Improv and Psychedelic Ethnic Rock.
FERAL LUGGAGE – Experimentalist Improv band (NullWave PunkJazz Electroacoustic SoundScapes) + HARTYGA – Tuvan band playing psychedelic Throat-Singing…

Monday, September 30

Mon 9/30 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
George Cory Todd, Burton Greene & Jaroba/Norton/Robinson

Thursday, October 3

Thu 10/03 7:00 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
CCRMA presents its annual Transitions concerts. Feast your ears on immersive 3D sounds played on our multichannel system (56.8 speakers!) in the Stage. CCRMA students, faculty, and staff, as well as external artists will present live performances, fixed media electronic music, and audiovisual works. Each evening’s program will feature different artists.

Thu 10/03 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Fay Victor and Myra Melford
Brooklyn, NY based sound artist/composer c, honing a unique vision for the vocalist’s role in jazz and improvised music, is joined in duo performance and conversation by “stalwart of the new-jazz movement” pianist/composer Myra Melford, from across the Bay, in Berkeley. Co-presented with The Poetry Center, San Francisco State University, as the first double-program in its Fall 2019 In Common Writers Series, supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund.

Thu 10/03 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
SF Noise Night @ the Luggage Store
Lucidbeaming
Ninja McTits
Endometrium Cuntplow
Dendera Bloodbath

Friday, October 4

Fri 10/04 7:00 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
CCRMA presents its annual Transitions concerts. Feast your ears on immersive 3D sounds played on our multichannel system (56.8 speakers!) in the Stage. CCRMA students, faculty, and staff, as well as external artists will present live performances, fixed media electronic music, and audiovisual works. Each evening’s program will feature different artists.

Fri 10/04 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Burton Greene: Solo Piano; + Dunkelman/Ackley/Fluke-Mogul Trio

Fri 10/04 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
San Diego-based Mexican flutist Wilfrido Terrazas will join forces with Bay Area bass legend Lisa Mezzacappa in a unique clash of improvising talents. Terrazas and Mezzacappa are both energetic and resourceful improvisers, and they have played together before in Los Angeles and Banff, Canada, but this will be their first full duo concert.