San Francisco Scene: March 13-20, 2020

Source: Bay Improviser.

Fri 3/13 6:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Our musical guests will be Alexandra Buschman-Román(Las Sucias, Demon Sleeper, La Macacoa) and Phillip Greenlief. To conclude the evening, drawings made by attendees will be configured into a graphic score for them read/interpret. Come see these heavies improv!

Fri 3/13 7:30 PM Radius Gallery [1050 River St #127 Santa Cruz]
Five years ago, Desert Magic, Laura, and Larry performed at Radius Gallery – now we’re doing it again! Join us for a night of rounds, folk songs, musical settings of the tao te ching, dance and more!

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.

Fri 3/13 8:00 PM ABCO ArtSpace [3135 Filbert Street, Oakland, CA]
Buzzy, Crude Drawings w/Tim Perkis, Grex
An evening of shattering improvised music, sound, and wild song
Buzzy: Max Nordile, David Castillo, Ash Cable
Crude Drawings: Jordan Glenn (dms), Joel Nelson (gtr), Tim Perkis (electronics)
Grex: Karl Evangelista (gtr/voice/elec), Rei Scampavia (keys/voice/elec)

Fri 3/13 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Machina returns after a 2 year hiatus to bring you mutant electronic music from the bay area and beyond.

Saturday, March 14

Sat 3/14 12:00 PM Noisebridge Hackerspace [2169 Mission St SF]
Noisepancakes w/ Headboggle,Liver Cancer, Bryan Day, Earth Jerks

Sat 3/14 3:00 PM Mills College Art Museum, Rothwell Theater [5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94613]
A cross-disciplinary performance featuring choreographer Molissa Fenley, poet Bob Holman and composer Keith Patchel, inspired by Henri Matisse’s pioneering paper cut-outs. Matisse described his approach to creating these colorful paper compositions as “drawing with scissors.” The performance will be accompanied by an exhibition of Cut Outs from Matisse’s Jazz Suite, from MCAM’s Print Collection, in Slide Space 123, curated by Mills College Studio Art students.

Sunday, March 15

Sun 3/15 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation, non-hierarchical workshop in free improvisation)
The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or come to listen. No advance notice needed — just show up. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names immediately before each group plays. We try to keep transition time between groups at a minimum. Over by 10pm. It’s free. If you want to contribute, bring snacks and drinks.

Monday, March 16

Mon 3/16 7:30 PM Mitchell Park Community Center [3700 Middlefield Rd Palo Alto]
Earthwise welcomes Parlour Game featuring Jenny Scheinman and Allison Miller

Mon 3/16 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Phillip Greenlief/Noah Phillips Rodrigo Barriga Kevin Corcoran/Min Yoon

Tuesday, March 17

Tue 3/17 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]

Thursday, March 19

Thu 3/19 7:30 PM Episcopal Church of the Incarnation [1750 29th Ave SF]
Pianist Janis Mercer and baritone John Smalley perform Second Viennese art songs by Arnold Schoenberg, Anton Webern, Alban Berg, Hanns Eisler, Egon Wellesz, and Viktor Ullmann. Featured works include selections from Schoenberg’s Book of the Hanging Gardens Op. 15, Berg’s Seven Early Songs, Webern’s Satz for piano and Eisler’s Hölderlin Fragments.

Thu 3/19 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
hella real jewish ritual
A cappella semi-improvised chanting vocal quartet for original poetry and bookart
M-KAT Ensemble CD release of Eight Durations
Kersti Abrams – saxes and flutes, Thomas Harrison Jr. – bass guitar
Andrew Joron – theremin, Mark Pino – drums

On March 19, Negativland performs their first live audiovisual show in San Francisco since 2005 with live cinema by SUE-C.

Thu 3/19 9:00 PM Brix 581 [581 5th St, Oakland]
Supervoid is an ambient/experimental/electronic Oakland monthly featuring live performances and DJ sets.

Friday, March 20

Fri 3/20 7:30 PM Incarnation Episcopal Church [1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA]
Vocal and piano music by Arnold Schoenberg, Hans Eisler, Anton Webern, Alban Berg, Egon Wellesz, and Viktor Ullmann. Featured works will be selections from Schoenberg’s Book of Hanging Gardens Op. 15, Berg’s Seven Early Songs, Webern’s Satz for Piano and Eisler’s Hölderlin Fragments.

Fri 3/20 8:00 PM Minnesota Street Project Atrium [1275 Minnesota Street San Francisco CA 94107]
TIDES is a multi-media project with live musical performance, conceived by media artist Ian Winters, exploring the rapidly changing tidelands of San Francisco Bay. Based on the rhythms of the tides and city, TIDES explores the intersection between video, contemporary music and performance, and includes new music created by composers Brian Baumbusch and Wayne Vitale along with video by Winters. The eclectic music of TIDES features acoustic and electronic elements and is performed live by members of Lightbulb Ensemble and guest players including McKenzie Camp (vibraphone), Jennifer Ellis (harp), Otis Harriel (violin), Matt Ingalls (clarinet), and Margaret Halbig (piano).