San Francisco Scene: July 23-31, 2021

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, July 23
Fri 7/23 5:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
Diane Grubbe performs 20th and 21st Century works for flutes by Mario Lavista, Andrew M. Rodriguez, Orlando Jacinto Garciá and Miguel del Águila. The concert will include a discussion with Mr. Rodriguez about his work, “Highways,” for flute with glissando headjoint.

Fri 7/23 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]Pianist-composer Jared Redmond returns to the Center for New Music, performing a program of contemporary works for piano including music by Beat Furrer, Wolfgang Rihm, Kaija Saariaho, Elliott Carter, and the US premiere of Sebastian Claren’s “Sex” (1996).

Saturday, July 24
Sat 7/24 11:00 AM Internet Streaming [Online]
Franck Martin – Live from the studio, every Saturday at 11am PST, modular synthesizer, chat, news with

Sat 7/24 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Streaming:Click for stream
Rova Saxophone QuartetPresenting new work percolating over the course of the pandemic, and recent pieces soon to be released on our forthcoming ESP-disk’ CD, The Circumference of Reason.

Sunday, July 25
Sun 7/25 7:00 AM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
July 25, 7AM-8PM PDT (preceded by 14-hour livestream performance)
Two pieces created in 2021 by TPG and special guests. Within a Day is a six-hour stream of film and music created to reacquaint the ensemble post-lockdown, and features the films of TPG member Keith Evans in a touching homecoming. Sound of Wave in Channel is a 14-hour work created with poet Stephen Ratcliffe in the theater of BAM/PFA and features local musicians, composers, and movement artists, including Rae Diamond, Kevin Corcoran, Paige Sorvillo, and others.

Saturday, July 31
Sat 7/31 2:00 PM Palo Alto Art Center [1313 Newell Road Palo Alto]
Scott Amendola/Phillip Greenlief Duo at Palo Alto Art Center Free show

Sat 7/31 6:00 PM Oaktown Jazz Workshops [55 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607]
Karl Evangelista’s Apura with Special Guest Andrew Cyrille (US Premiere)

Sat 7/31 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Joining from Seoul, Korea, Ensemble PHASE performs excerpts from Self_less, a work composed by Edward Schocker. With video projections Keith Evans, Self_Less, examines our “sense of self” while questioning the uniformity of these perceived feelings. Incorporating live music, projected and pre-recorded audio of stories from people who have unique neuropsychological experiences, such as Alzheimer’s, out-of-body experiences and body integrity identity disorder, Self_Less’ mission is to bring awareness of the connections among brain, body, mind, and self.

Sat 7/31 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Darren Johnston TrioDarren Johnston, trumpet
Kasey Knudsen, saxophone
Jon Arkin, dums
jazz from the out side