San Francisco Scene: February 28 – March 5, 2020

Source: Bay Improviser.

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.

Saturday, February 29

Sat 2/29 6:00 PM Island United Church [1130 Balclutha Drive, Foster City, CA]
The Trouble I’ve Seen
During Black History Month, Island United Church invites us into an evening of music, sound, spoken word, and Trouble-making
Featuring poet Marvin K White with the avant-gospel vocal/instrumental Trouble Ensemble
Darnell Ishmel, baritone, and Andrew Barnes Jamieson, piano

Sat 2/29 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Trio Electrique features Michele Walther on electric violin, Edo Castro Woodhouse on 7 string bass, and E. Doctor Smith on zendrum, loops and samples

Sat 2/29 8:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Robidoux Album Release Show: Matt Robidoux Octet / Melissa Weikart / Vol / Corder Murray

Sat 2/29 8:00 PM Hertz Hall [UC Berkeley campus near corner of College and Bancroft Berkeley]
Eco Ensemble
UC Berkeley’s daring and accomplished ensemble-in-residence comprises contemporary music specialists from throughout the Bay Area, directed by new-music champion David Milnes.

Sat 2/29 8:00 PM Hillside Club [2286 Cedar St., Berkeley]
Volti Vocal Ensemble
16-voice vocal ensemble, Volti, directed by Robert Geary, featured on the Innova Label, recent collaborators with the Kronos Quartet, ODC dance company, the Left Coast Ensemble, will give two Bay Area performances this weekend entitled “Almost Speechless,” performing works by Danny Clay*, Tonia Ko**, Zibuokle Martinaityte, and Mark Winges* **, all Volti commissions.

Sunday, March 1

Sun 3/01 4:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Matt Renzi’s “Arm-Sized Legging” – which way west?
Arm-Sized Legging is a project consisting of woodwinds (saxophone, clarinet, english horn), cello, bass, and drums, playing a repertoire of all original compositions.

Monday, March 2

Mon 3/02 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music–
Set #1: Quartet (Lee/Nucci/Oba/Weeks) (free improvisation)
Michelle Lee, Kim Nucci, Erika Oba, Tom Weeks-bari sax, piccolo
Set #2: Amendola Trio (rock/jazz/experimental)
Scott Amendola-drums, Karl Evangelista-guitar, Jason Hoopes-bass
Set #3: Kasey Knudsen Sextet (modern jazz)
Kasey Knudsen-Saxophone, Henry Hung-Trumpet, Rob Ewing-Trombone, Dahveed Behroozi-Piano, Miles Wick-Bass, Eric Garland-Drums

Mon 3/02 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Sobacoe Bruja + Kevin Murray/Jordan Glenn

Tuesday, March 3

Tue 3/03 7:00 PM Happyland Salon [22353 Happyland Avenue, Hayward, CA]
All Ears Interfaith Sangha: Sounds of Freedom and Justice with Darnell Ishmel.

Wednesday, March 4

Wed 3/04 8:30 PM Starline Social Club [2236 Martin Luther King Oakland]
Eugene Chadbourne at the Starline Social Club

Thursday, March 5

Thu 3/05 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Signal Flow is a student run music festival held every spring at Mills College. All students graduating from the music program the year of the festival present their thesis pieces at various venues around the campus. Signal Flow pieces may be theses in composition, electronic music or improvisation and can take many different forms: installations, solo improvisations, chamber pieces and more.

Thu 3/05 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]
sPyDrnx
Cryptic solo stylings of Yasi Perata heretofore performing as Syrnx foretohere alighting in the Peacock on a wisp of spider silk. Do not miss this super rare light, shadow, sound show of pure post-person fire.
Bjll Dingalls
In the blur between acoustic and amplified, synthetic and analog, algorhythm and improvisation, clarity is forged anew only if you look ahead. Swinging serious sonic sledgehammers for a threefold lifetime now, Bill Hsu, Matt Ingalls, and Tom Djll lay the railroad into terra incognita.
Fletcher Pratt
Boundless in abstraction yet never disjointed, his sounds stretch like skin continuous across an impossible skeleton.
Amanda Chaudhary
Amanda Chaudhary’s gaze, her custom software synths, her modular synthesizers, theramin, kids’ toys, and all manner of folk instruments combine to confound and awaken the heretofore undiscovered sensibilities of her audiences.