San Francisco Scene: January 31 – February 7, 2020

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, January 31

Fri 1/31 7:30 PM Bing Concert Hall Studio [327 Lasuen St, Stanford, CA 94305]
CCRMA at Bing | The Lord of the Bings: The Return of the Bing | CONCERT 1
Please join us for the third and final installment of our epic concert series The Lord of the Bings: The Return of the Bing. We will present two different evening programs of multichannel immersive music and soundscapes in Bing Concert Hall Studio. Our GRAIL sound system will be deployed again in a 3D setup for a selection of pieces from CCRMA and around the Middle-earth.

Fri 1/31 7:30 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [Mills College Music Department 5000 MacArthur Blvd]
Du Yun Lecture: Visiting composer Du Yun talks about her work.

Fri 1/31 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
SANS; duo

Fri 1/31 9:00 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

Saturday, February 1

Sat 2/01 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
As much as a painter and subject are both represented in a visual portrait, composers and performers often mix in fascinating ways in music. Icelandic-American cellist, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir performs a program that explores contemporary works for solo cello that she feels a close connection. From Jane Antonia Cornish’s aptly named “Portrait” from 2015 to a piece inspired by Sæunn’s grandfather’s poetry by Melia Watras, the program explores various multifaceted connections between performer and composer.

Sat 2/01 7:30 PM Bing Concert Hall Studio [327 Lasuen St, Stanford, CA 94305]
CCRMA at Bing | The Lord of the Bings: The Return of the Bing | CONCERT 2
Please join us for the third and final installment of our epic concert series The Lord of the Bings: The Return of the Bing. We will present two different evening programs of multichannel immersive music and soundscapes in Bing Concert Hall Studio. Our GRAIL sound system will be deployed again in a 3D setup for a selection of pieces from CCRMA and around the Middle-earth.

Sat 2/01 8:00 PM Space 124 at Project Artaud [401 Alabama Street San Francisco, CA 94110]
Dirt and Copper presents new works in collaboration with Laura Steenberge, joined by artist Rebeca Bollinger, and performing amidst Dana Hemenway’s work in progress, The Color of Horizons. The performance sparks sonic and visual action between players as they navigate among Hemenway’s installation. New works by Laura Steenberge, Matt Robidoux, Julie Herndon, and Tony Gennaro are interwoven with Bollinger and Hemenway’s live visuals, activating space and shadows.

Sat 2/01 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Du Yun, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, guest at the Mills College Music Department. A program of her music performed by, Kyle Bruckmann, Jennifer Ellis, Steed Cowart, others.

Sat 2/01 8:00 PM Project Artaud Theatre [499 Alabama St SF]
Shadow Box: Dirt and Copper w/ Laura Steenberge
Dirt and Copper presents new works in collaboration with Laura Steenberge, joined by artist Rebeca Bollinger, and performing amidst Dana Hemenway’s work in progress, The Color of Horizons.

Sat 2/01 8:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]

Do-Over Music Series #14: duo B. Experimental Band plays Anthony Braxton
with guest director, Chris Jonas
As part of a world-wide series of Braxton75 events, the duo B. Experimental Band celebrates the music, life and enduring influence of visionary composer, bandleader, multi-instrumentalist and musical thinker Anthony Braxton in an all-Braxton program led by Santa Fe saxophonist, community organizer and Braxton collaborator Chris Jonas.

Sunday, February 2

Sun 2/02 3:00 PM Oakland (RSVP for address) [Andrew Barnes Jamieson: AndrewBarnesJam@gmail.com]
Super Bowl deconstructed! Improvised abstract music as a soundtrack to Super Bowl LIV.

Sun 2/02 4:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
ESO with duo B Experimental Band Plays Braxton

Monday, February 3

Mon 2/03 7:30 PM Mills College Ensemble Room [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Tania Chen – “Micro Micro” – Micro sounds. micro universes, a meditation on listening and an exploration of minimalism through movement, sound and astro-electronics, concept and spontaneity in performance. An investigation of duration, dynamic, the relationship between performance and the physical body of the performer and the physical body of sounds within physical space.

Mon 2/03 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
Lisa Mezzacappa Six – Cosmicomics CD Release Celebration!
as part of the Monday Makeout-
9:30pm set
Aaron Bennett-tenor sax
John Finkbeiner-electric guitar
Mark Clifford-vibes
Tim Perkis-electronics
Lisa Mezzacappa-acoustic bass
Jordan Glenn-drums
also at 8:30pm: FYI Birds
at 10:30pm: TJ Thompson Trio

Thursday, February 6

Thu 2/06 7:30 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Big Butterfly plays Scott Amendola’s Birthday Bash +The Scott Amendola Quartet

Friday, February 7

Fri 2/07 7:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Schimscheimer Family Trio + Atwal/Brenner/Goldberg

Fri 2/07 9:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Actress (Live A/V) & 8ULENTINA