San Francisco Scene: February 7-14, 2020

Source: Bay Improviser.

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 8:00 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF]
Sharp & Fine: Just Ahead is Darkness
JUST AHEAD IS DARKNESS is Sharp & Fine’s newest “play for dance.” A devised work for six performers and four musicians, Just Ahead is Darkness draws on the Japanese and Japanese-American tradition of remembering the dead with Bon dances to tell a poignant and magical tale about family, love, loss, and the eternal return of ghosts.

Fri 2/07 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Zane Forshee – Full Circle

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

Saturday, February 8
Sat 2/08 12:00 AM KZSU 90.1FM [1 Memorial Way, Stanford, CA 94305]
Tune in to KZSU’s Day of Noise for 24 full hours of live experimental noise music. Broadcast live from our studios on the Stanford campus, this annual event features more than 40 local SF Bay Area artists. Listen with your radio, or through our online audio and video streams at kzsu.stanford.edu.

Sat 2/08 12:00 PM Noisebridge Hackerspace [2169 Mission St SF]
G|O|D|W|A|F|F|L|E||N|O|I|S|E||P|A|N|C|A|K|E|S
NOON UNTIL 2PM SHARP!!!
vegan pancakes served.

Sat 2/08 6:00 PM Sherman Street Studios [16 Sherman Street, S.F.]
The Art of Skatch – a gallery show opening presented by T.D. Skatchit, celebrating the 10 year Anniversary of Skatch featuring Tom Nunn’s Skatchboxes, Skatchwheels and Skatchart with live performances by T.D. Skatchit, Christina Braun and Bruce Ackley.

Sat 2/08 7:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Theresa Wong & DunkelpeK

Sat 2/08 8:00 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF]
Sharp & Fine: Just Ahead is Darkness
JUST AHEAD IS DARKNESS is Sharp & Fine’s newest “play for dance.” A devised work for six performers and four musicians, Just Ahead is Darkness draws on the Japanese and Japanese-American tradition of remembering the dead with Bon dances to tell a poignant and magical tale about family, love, loss, and the eternal return of ghosts.

Sunday, February 9

Sun 2/09 2:00 PM VAMP music • art • consignment [1773 Broadway Oakland]
Ratskin Records Pop Up Day party At Vamp Records

Sun 2/09 2:00 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF]
Sharp & Fine: Just Ahead is Darkness
JUST AHEAD IS DARKNESS is Sharp & Fine’s newest “play for dance.” A devised work for six performers and four musicians, Just Ahead is Darkness draws on the Japanese and Japanese-American tradition of remembering the dead with Bon dances to tell a poignant and magical tale about family, love, loss, and the eternal return of ghosts.

Sun 2/09 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Wooden Fish Ensemble

Sun 2/09 4:00 PM Palo Alto, CA [363 Whitclem Pl, Palo Alto, CA 94306]
Fantasies: Reimagining our fantasy world in sound. Playing around in the space between classical and contemporary, composed, and improvised. And on the edges. With Anita Chandavarkar, flute; Patrick Talesfore, Jr., drums; Andrew Barnes Jamieson, piano.

Sun 2/09 7:00 PM Swedish American Hall [2174 Market Street San Francisco]
(((folkYEAH!))) Presents
CUP
Ft. Nels Cline & Yuka C. Honda

Sun 2/09 7:00 PM 180 Capp [180 Capp Street, San Francisco, CA 94110]
A Night of Computer Music with RM Francis and Shatter Pattern.
RM Francis will preceed a performance, with a talk which will discuss the technical and conceptual underpinnings of his practice, covering waveset synthesis; liminal personhood and the minimum perceptual threshold for the attribution of agency; and generative semantic dysfunction in humor as a model for composition.
Shatter Pattern. Interloping with your perception of reality and being!

Sun 2/09 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Sally Decker
Kanoko Nishi/gabby fluke-mogul
Chris Brian Taylor/Jeremy Kennedy
Nailbiter (Matt Chandler/Josh Marshall/Daniel Pearce)

Monday, February 10

Mon 2/10 7:30 PM Ensemble Room, Mills College [Music Building Mills College 5000 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA 94613]
“0th Rhomboid Set”
RM Francis will present a new synthetic sound work for solo laptop. Francis will perform realtime modifications of generative algorithms developed using the SuperCollider programming language to realize a hybrid semi-improvisational/systems-based performance.

Mon 2/10 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
OFJS: Nelson/Tim Perkis/Jordan Glenn, Nurse Betty, Sam Regan, Trifling

Mon 2/10 9:30 PM Herbst Theatre [401 Van Ness Ave SF]
Earplay: Sky Dances

Tuesday, February 11
Tue 2/11 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Way Out West Concert Series – Telepathy
Patrick Cress- alto & baritone saxophones, Michael Bello-tenor saxophone, Jeff Marrs, drums, TBD-upright
Telepathy has helped carry the torch for original San Francisco Bay Area jazz since 2002, recording four albums, touring both nationally and internationally and fearlessly committing to their original compositions. The band’s sound is inspired by Ornette Coleman’s keyboardless quartet, but without the stereotypical abrasiveness of the avant-garde.

Tue 2/11 8:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
– PGLRG – Phillip Greenlief birthday celebration
– Cory Wright’s Fellow Hominids with John Finkbeiner and John Schott on guitars, Jordan Glenn
– The Holly Martins (Kasey Knudsen, Eric Vogler, Lorin Benedict)
NEW EARLY START TIME! Doors at 8:00 / Music at 8:30.

Tue 2/11 8:00 PM The Laundry SF [3359 26th St SF]
Resident is a monthly electronic audiovisual open mic event started in 2017. It is held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at The Laundry. Resident is casual and cool, and the community you’ll find is like no other for aspiring electronic musicians in the Bay. No judgments, no bullshit, just positive support and openness to new ideas.

Thursday, February 13

Thu 2/13 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
CCRMA presents Tender Buttons | Gino Robair – Tania Caroline Chen – Tom Djll | with live video by VJLove aka Bill Thibault
The sound of Tender Buttons occupies a post-New York School sound-space, very much in the spirit of Cage, Feldman, and Wolff. Their music is both composed and improvised, often performed with interactive video projection.

Thu 2/13 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Voi! Maa!
Mika Pontecorvo – guitar, flute, electronics, voice, Kersti Abrams – alto saxophone, flutes, percussion
Elijah Pontecorvo – bass, Mark Pino – drums/percussion
Feral Luggage Scandinavian Underground Railway

Thu 2/13 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
MANA Quartet returns to the Bay Area premiering several new works from their recent collaboration with the Common Sense Composer Collective!

Friday, February 14

Fri 2/14 8:00 PM Radius Gallery [1050 River St #127 Santa Cruz]
Indexical presents a triple bill of electroacoustic performances at Radius Gallery featuring modular analog synths and sampling, bass clarinet and feedback, and a wall of noise from a 10-stringed acoustic guitar. Featuring electronic musician Michelle Lou (Santa Cruz), clarinetist Gleb Kanasevich (NYC), and guitarist Daniel Meyer (LA).

Fri 2/14 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Composer/pianist/scholar/activist John Halle, the Mana Sax Quartet and Friction String Quartet perform two decades of Halle’s obliterations and reconfigurations of jazz standards by Monk, Rodgers, and others.