San Francisco Scene: November 15-22, 2019

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, November 15
Fri 11/15 7:30 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Recombinant Festival

Fri 11/15 7:30 PM Tom’s Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Beam Splitter and the duo of Birgit Ulher (trumpet) and Gino Robair (percussion and electronics).

Fri 11/15 8:30 PM Tiny Telephone Oakland [5765 Lowell St Oakland]
Lucky Cloud 11: Tyler Holmes, Wizard Apprentice, Caribay

Saturday, November 16

Sat 11/16 3:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Wooden Fish Ensemble with Special Guest: Yuki Endo on Shinobue

Sat 11/16 7:30 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Recombinant Festival

Sat 11/16 7:30 PM Land and Sea [5428 San Pablo, Oakland]
Yann Novak (Los Angeles)
Robert Crouch (Los Angeles)
Ian Wellman (Los Angeles)
Simon Whetham (UK / nomadic)
electro-acoustic, site-specific and drone based works will be performed.

Sat 11/16 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
The Mills Performing Group celebrates composer/improviser Anthony Braxton’s 75th birthday with a concert of his compositions.

Sat 11/16 8:00 PM Radius Gallery [1050 River St #127 Santa Cruz]
The Powers + Sharmi Basu

Sat 11/16 8:00 PM Piedmont Piano Company [1728 San Pablo Ave Oakland]
Trio M

Sat 11/16 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Marlo Eggplant (LADYZ IN NOIZE) , SWTE, Roland Neptune, +mas

Sunday, November 17

Sun 11/17 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
sfSound plays works for instruments and tape by Jonty Harrison and Herbert Brün. Davy Sumner Ensemble plays Synthbees.

Sun 11/17 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 pm Ric Louchard Quartet
Josh Marshall – tenor saxophone, Lisa Mezzacappa – double bass, Jordan Glenn – drums. Ric Louchard – piano/stories
8:30 pm Rent Romus’ Lords of Outland plays 25 years under the mountain
Philip Everett – drums,autoharp, electronics, Ray Schaeffer – 6-string electric bass
Alex Cohen – electric guitar, viola da gamba
Rent Romus – alto, soprano, c-melody saxophones, flutes, kantele, percussion
Scott R. Looney – piano

Sun 11/17 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.

Sun 11/17 8:30 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Lord Tang – Tyler Holmes – IMA

Monday, November 18

Mon 11/18 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
OFJS: Finkbeiner/Allen/Levin + Trouble Ensemble

Tuesday, November 19

Tue 11/19 4:00 PM KZSU 90.1FM, Stanford University [540 Memorial Way Stanford, California 94305]
TUNE-IN LIVE WORLDWIDE | 4-6PM (PT) // David Leikam is a San Francisco-based composer-performer and bandleader. Being born with cerebral palsy has affected his body and speech, giving him a distinct view into his creative arts/music process and being largely a self-taught multi-instrumentalist.

Tue 11/19 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Way Out West Concert Series – Karl Evangelista’s Labas
Filipino-American guitarist/composer Karl Evangelista is joined by an all-star cast of instrumentalists for “Labas” (Tagalog for “outside”), a journey through Filipino tradition and the immigrant experience by way of modern jazz and powerful sonic abstraction.
Labas: Karl Evangelista: guitar, composition, Jordan Glenn: drums, Crystal Pascucci: cello, Rei Scampavia: keys, Cory Wright: alto saxophone

Tue 11/19 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
An evening of audio-visual improvisations with German trumpet player Birgit Ulher, Bill Hsu and Gino Robair

Wednesday, November 20

Wed 11/20 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Elizabeth Kimble: Fundraiser Concert

Wed 11/20 8:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
Scott Amendola & Ben Goldberg play music with Nate Brenner!

Thursday, November 21

Thu 11/21 6:00 PM The Contemporary Jewish Museum [736 Mission St SF]
Experiments in Sonic Potential: Ben Goldberg

Thu 11/21 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
free improvisation, Japanese music, found sounds, sound art
Alexander Dubovoy – piano, Katherine Whatley – koto
Birgit Ulher Ensemble
Birgit Ulher, Tom Djll, Jacob Felix Heule and Kevin Corcoran

Thu 11/21 8:00 PM Mitchell Park Community Center [3700 Middlefield Road Palo Alto]
Earthwise presents Dave Douglas Engage f Jeff Parker & Clarence Penn

Thu 11/21 8:45 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
SOOT / Entresol / Folian / Leila Abdul-Rauf

Thu 11/21 9:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St SF]
Terry Riley & Gyan Riley – 50th Anniversary of “A Rainbow In Curved Air”

Friday, November 22

Fri 11/22 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
As part of her West Coast Tour, Hamburg-based trumpeter Birgit Ulher performs with local trumpet troublemaker Tom Djll in duos and trio with master improviser Tim Perkis, using brass tubes, valves, buzzing things and electronics. Many musicians regard the TAC room as one of the best-sounding small spaces in the Bay Area, so this is an excellent opportunity to appreciate two celebrated alt-trumpet masters, making and muting and mixing.

Fri 11/22 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Nicholas Phillips: #45miniatures

Fri 11/22 8:00 PM Audium [1616 Bush Street, San Francisco]
Premiere of Audium 11 – Friday, November 22, 2019
Two years in the making, Audium 11 dives into the primordial world buried beneath the surface of consciousness; the shifting sonic layers deep inside us all. Listeners will be immersed in urban sounds more familiar, as well as a vast assortment of electronic sounds in the abstract. In Audium’s pitch-black, 176-speaker space, a calm scene in a cafe can become a raucous thunderstorm, and dark ethereal rumblings can morph into pleasant piano tinkling.