San Francisco Scene: March 6-13, 2020

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, March 6

Fri 3/06 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA]
Klezmer-Jazz Project: Alon Nechushtan is already known to savvy listeners for his deft piano playing and his work in klezmer (he leads the band Talat, which released a record on Tzadik’s Radical Jewish Culture Series) and his various jazz ensembles, with releases on Ayler Records and Between the Lines as well as the unexpected moodiness of his superstar 12-tet Dark Forces, with a release on Creative Sources.

Fri 3/06 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
CCRMA presents “Salt Itinerary”, a new opera by the Miso Ensemble.

Fri 3/06 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.

Fri 3/06 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
RECOMBINANT 2020: Fennesz / Byetone

Saturday, March 7

Sat 3/07 2:00 PM Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts [360 Kansas St San Francisco]
Performance by Laetitia Sonami

Sat 3/07 6:00 PM Sound & Savor [24th and Adeline Streets Oakland]
Michael Manring returns to the dinner/concert series

Sat 3/07 7:30 PM Tom’s Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Greg Goodman (piano) and Henry Kaiser (guitar)

Sat 3/07 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.

Sat 3/07 8:00 PM Spruce Street Concerts [send email to harry@fullplatemedia.com]
Composer, improvisor, sound artist Alvin Curran in duo with percussionist William Winant perform Curran’s SHOFAR XXXL for shofar (the ancient Jewish rams-horn), electronics and percussion. Concert takes place in the intimacy of a private home in the Berkeley Hills. Wine and cheese will be provided. Seating is limited.

Sat 3/07 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Do-Over Music #15: The Jordan Glenn Party (8 piece ensemble conducted by JG) + Aaron Oppenheim (musician/video artist)

Sat 3/07 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
RECOMBINANT 2020: Ryoichi Kurokawa / 404.zero

Sunday, March 8

Sun 3/08 2:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
Jocelyn Ho + fff ensemble: Women’s Labor

Sun 3/08 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Dave Mihaly and the Shore
Lin Shi – piano, percussion/Charith Premawardhana – viola/Patrick Byers – baritone saxophone and flute/Dave Mihaly – drums, guitar, compositions
8:30pm Bill Noertker’s Moxie
Annelise Zamula – tenor sax, flute/Brett Carson – piano/Bill Noertker – contrabass/Jon Arkin – drums

Monday, March 9

Mon 3/09 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Josh Allen/Tim Duff Duo + Joshua Marshall/Andy Strain/Joel Nelson

Tuesday, March 10

Tue 3/10 4:00 PM Sound Wheels – KZSU [KZSU Radio 90.1 FM]
Jorge Bachmann! That’s right, Jorge Bachmann comes to the show this week. The music he brings to the show is his own signature, gentle dark ambient minimalism influenced by his formal study in visual arts.

Tue 3/10 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
Vilbjørg Broch: Speaking in Mute Silence
CCRMA Visiting Scholar Vilbjørg Broch presents a concert with computer generated immersive audio works and voice.

Tue 3/10 7:30 PM Tom’s Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
QUARTET
Kyle Bruckmann – oboe, english horn
Evelyn Davis – prepared piano
Haley Freedlund – trombone
Phillip Greenlief – saxophones
QUARTET is celebrating the arrival of Haley Freedlund, a fiercely intelligent improviser from Seattle who is passing through the bay area this month. Greenlief has played with Freedlund in the great pacific northwest and says, “she’s got big ears, an expansive sound palette, and great sensitivity”. what’s not to like?

Tue 3/10 8:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
– Euphotic (Bryan Day, Tom Djll, & Cheryl Leonard)
– Nava Dunkelman & Kevin Corcoran
– Feral Luggage (Kersti Abrams, Elijah Pontecorvo, Patrick Talesfore, Jr., Colleen Kelly T, Mark Pino, Mika Pontecorvo)

Tue 3/10 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, March 12

Thu 3/12 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Jordan Glenn – solo percussion/drums

Friday, March 13

Fri 3/13 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
OBOETRONICS: DIRECTION OF DISTURBANCE

Fri 3/13 8:00 PM Mitchell Park Community Center [3700 Middlefield Rd Palo Alto]
Earthwise welcomes Akira Tana Otonowa
Akira Tana & Otonowa featuring Akira Tana, drums; Ken Okada, bass; Masuru Koga, reeds; Art Hirahara, piano.
Motoko Honda opens the show