San Francisco Scene: February 21-28, 2020

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, February 21

Fri 2/21 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Crossing Over Series presents an evening of contemporary chamber music by vibraphonist-composer Dr. Eldad Tarmu for vibraphone and oboe.

Fri 2/21 8:00 PM Radius Gallery [1050 River St #127 Santa Cruz]
Indexical presents ecstatic improvisation and high-volume microtonal drones by the duo of John Krausbauer & Kaori Suzuki (Oakland) on violins, voices, bells, and strobe lights; tape loops and hypnotic live-drawing by The Swinging Chandeliers (LA) Joseph Hammer of the Los Angeles Free Music Society with artist/hypnotist Sayo Mitsuishi; and microtonal lap steel guitar by Henry Birdsey (Vermont) of drone duo Tongue Depressor. Expect a night of trance-inducing sounds from a variety of strings instruments and electronics.

Saturday, February 22

Sat 2/22 2:00 PM Sherman St. Studios [16 Sherman St., S.F.]
The Art of Skatch Soiree with Tom Nunn & David Michalak
An informal gathering to talk about and play some of the instruments on exhibit.

Sat 2/22 4:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Del Sol String Quartet performing works written by alumni of The Walden School’s programs. Moderated by composer Nathaniel Stookey.

Sat 2/22 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA]
Journey to the world of Portuguese Fado as interpreted by Ramana Vieira, a northern California native of Portuguese descent. Vieira’s parents immigrated to the United States from Portugal, where her grandfather was a well-known musician and composer from Madeira Island.

Sunday, February 23

Sun 2/23 4:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Brian Connelly performs Beethoven on a period fortepiano.

Sun 2/23 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
Ellis/Charuest/Valsamis
Lisle Ellis – bass, Yves Charuest – saxophone, Peter Valsamis – drums
Brett Carson solo piano

Monday, February 24

Mon 2/24 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out II
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music–

Monday, 2/24, 8pm (8:30pm start)
No Cover/Donations Accepted
Set #1: Jakob Pek Solo
Set #2: Lorin Benedict/Tim Perkis Duo (free improvisation)
Lorin Benedict-voice
Tim Perkis-electronics
Set #3: Erik Jekabson and Shoebox Orchestra

Mon 2/24 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Tim Rowe, Sheldon Brown, Joseph Ferrera

Tuesday, February 25

Tue 2/25 7:30 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street Berkeley]
Way Out West Concert Series – Fred Frith/Phillip Greenlief/Scot Amendola

Tue 2/25 8:00 PM Mitchell Park Community Center [3700 Middlefield Rd Palo Alto]
Earthwise welcomes Clarinet Thing

Wednesday, February 26

Wed 2/26 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Pianist-composer Jared Redmond returns to the Bay Area, performing a recital of piano works by himself and other contemporary composers. Program includes world premieres by composers Park Jung-eun and Noh Ji-ye, pieces by Michael Finnissy, Kurt Rohde, and Wolfgang Rihm, and Redmond’s own new work for solo piano, “Doth”.

Wed 2/26 7:00 PM Audium Theater [1616 Bush St]
Audium: Sound and Space Workshop
Audium’s workshop series will introduce participants to the language of composing for “sound-sculptured space”. Learn how to think beyond just one’s eyes and ears- to the entire experience- when planning sound installations. Meet the composers behind Audium, sample what they’re working on, and learn about the art of sound movement.

Thursday, February 27

Thu 2/27 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
DUO Kattt Atchley/Ron Heglin, Kenneth Atchley & TRIO
This evening’s event is a celebration of Kattt Atchley and Ron Heglin’s debut CD “DUO”. The disc, recorded, edited and mixed by Philip Perkins, was released in November 2019.

Thu 2/27 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Sharmi Basu, Claire Cronin, Future Twin, Madrigal

Friday, February 28

Fri 2/28 7:00 PM Sherman Street Studios [16 Sherman St.]
The Art of Skatch – a gallery show closing with performances by T.D. Skatchit with Chris Brown (electronics), Dean Santomieri (spoken word) and Ron Heglin, Lorin Benedict and Katt Atchley (vocals)

Fri 2/28 8:00 PM Radius Gallery [1050 River St #127 Santa Cruz]
Hung Tzu Ni + Ashley Bellouin & Ben Bracken + Daniel Allas

Fri 2/28 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Performances by the Colibri Duo, violinists Michele Walther and Monika Gruber.