Coming to San Francisco

Source: Bay Improviser Calendar.

Friday, November 5
Fri 11/05 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
An evening with Bjll Dingalls and Heule/Nishi-Smith/Rivero. Swinging serious sonic sledgehammers for a threefold lifetime now, Bjll Dingalls (Tom Djll, Bill Hsu, and Matt Ingalls) lay the railroad into terra incognita. Jacob Felix Heule is an improvising percussionist with a special interest in friction techniques. Kanoko Nishi-Smith performs contemporary compositions and improvises on piano and koto. Danishta Rivero is a vocalist who performs on electronics and the Hydrophonium, a water-based electro-acoustic percussion instrument she created.

Saturday, November 6
Sat 11/06 4:00 PM Building 34 [1024 Nimitz Building 34 Vallejo CA, 94592]
Re:Sound emerges in the Mare Island Historic Core at Building 34 with three performances by Bay Area artists working with sound and light.
– Evicshen
– John Davis + Keith Evans
– Suki O’Kane and Revered Collaborators

Sat 11/06 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Del Sol Composer Incubator was created in 2020 to offer early career composers the chance to work in-depth with Del Sol over the course of 6 months on unique musical projects.

Sunday, November 7
Sun 11/07 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Pianist Ting Luo gives the World Premieres of a series of new works for solo piano and immersive visuals by living composers in Bay Area and beyond, including Danny Clay, Chatori Shimizu, and Jean Ahn, in collaboration with visual artists including Charles Woodman and Jo Ho. This event is curated and presented by New Arts Collaboration.

Sun 11/07 4:00 PM St.Alban Church [1501 Washington Avenue Albany, CA 94706]
Ensemble ARI with Soprano Candace Jones

Sun 11/07 4:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Full Circle is a free improvisation project between Anita Chandavarkar on bansuri (Indian bamboo flute) and Gabby Wen on guqin (Chinese seven-string zither). With a common interest in cross-cultural musical conversations, and a passion for ancient wisdom, the duo explores the unique synergy of this specific instrumental combination, beyond the expectations of its inherent sonic qualities, in both traditional and contemporary contexts.

Sun 11/07 5:00 PM The Knockout [3223 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110]
Matt Robidoux (“At Dust” Album Release Show)
Carrie Ford Decunzo
LCM (Lynn, Cole, Mitch)

Sun 11/07 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation, non-hierarchical workshop in free improvisation)

Tuesday, November 9
Tue 11/09 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. Due to restrictions, this show will only be streamed online, do not come to the Laundry

Thursday, November 11
Thu 11/11 5:30 PM SF Museum of Modern Art [151 Third St, SF Sculpture Garden, Floor 5]
Compositions II: Music and Poetry for Joan Mitchell
Phillip Greenlief and Evelyn Davis Duo
Larry Ochs and Donald Robinson Duo

Friday, November 12
Fri 11/12 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center’s Joe Henderson Lab [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Rova Saxophone Quartet returns to the SFJAZZ Center’s Joe Henderson Lab for two sets: 7:00pm & 8:30pm and will perform new compositions.

Fri 11/12 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
NACUSAsf will present music for wind quintet written by members of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter and performed by one of the Bay Area’s outstanding ensembles: The Avenue Winds.

Saturday, November 13
Sat 11/13 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Karl Evangelista & Grex Play “For Milford Graves”
Karl Evangelista – guitar, Rei Scampavia – keys, Robert Lopez – drums