San Francisco Scene: October 18-25, 2019

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, October 18

Fri 10/18 8:00 PM ABCO ArtSpace [3135 Filbert St. Oakland, CA 94608]
Michele Seippel
Cranky (Sean Keenan, Mitch Stahlmann, Jake Parker Scott)

Saturday, October 19

Sat 10/19 8:00 PM Wind River [421 Wild Way, Santa Cruz]
Indexical Presents: Laetitia Sonami + Asha Tamirisa

Sunday, October 20

Sun 10/20 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 pm Ends Meat’ Catastrophe Jazz Ensemble
Erika Oba – piano/flute, Chris Bastian – bass, Eli Maliwan – tenor saxophone, Rachel Austin – vocals

8:30 PM Trouble Ensemble
Rent Romus, Joshua Marshall: saxophones, Jakob Pek: guitar, Tim DeCillis: vibraphone,
Andrew Jamieson: piano, Chris Lauf: drums, Ernest Larkins: voice

Sun 10/20 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, October 21
Mon 10/21 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Brainwave Curious?
Research based soundscapes generated by brainwaves.

Mon 10/21 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
OFJS: Mezzacappa/Fluke-Mogul & Örjan Hultén Orion

Tuesday, October 22

Tue 10/22 9:00 PM Starline Social Club [2236 Martin Luther King Oakland]
zBug is a psychedelic jazz quartet featuring David Leikam, Sheila Bosco, Patrick Cress, Timothy Orr. Saxophonist, composer Rent Romus started the Lords of Outland in 1994.

Wednesday, October 23

Wed 10/23 7:45 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
FACE OF A STRANGER (1977), a restored feature film by San Francisco filmmaker and musician David Michalak. Tonight’s premiere will feature a new score by the internationally acclaimed pianist, Thollem McDonas. Selected Film-Frame prints will be on view in the lobby and the show will open with a short set by Rova’s Bruce Ackley.

Thursday, October 24

Thu 10/24 6:30 PM Contemporary Jewish Museum [736 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94103]
DIALECTS draws from sounds, songs, and stories about migration and displacement, both human and nonhuman. Szu-Han Ho’s work explores the relationship between bodies and the places that preserve history and memories. Presented by Soundwave curator Patricia Cariño Valdez. Presented as part of Soundwave Festival 9.

Thu 10/24 7:30 PM Berkeley, CA [RSVP for address]
All Ears Interfaith Sangha October gathering
Listening in Dreams
with IONE
An Evening of Dream Meditation and Sharing
You are invited (but not required!) to bring a dish to share with the community. RSVP ( or 708-469-9365) for address.

Thu 10/24 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Dashiell Lewis – voice/electronics
modular synth drones, rhythms, and textures

Thu 10/24 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Burmese, Inverts, Flesh Narc, Kimoyo Update

Friday, October 25

Fri 10/25 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Avishai Cohen Quartet/Wadada Leo Smith Golden Quintet

Fri 10/25 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
CCRMA presents “In Search of Lost Beauty…” by Žibuoklė Martinaitytė

Fri 10/25 8:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Chandler/Cooper/Heule, Flesh Narc, TendHer, VOL

Fri 10/25 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Jesse Perlstein & Shinya Sugimoto + Glenda Bates/OboeTronics