Coming to San Francisco

Source: Bay Improviser Calendar.

Saturday, January 29
Sat 1/29 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
E4TT continues its popular series of music by women composers with “Below the Surface: Music by Women Composers.” The highlight of the program will be the World Premiere of a COVID-delayed commissioned song cycle, “Below the Surface,” by Canadian-born, Scotland-based Call for Scores composer, Emily Doolittle (b. 1972) for soprano and piano.

Sat 1/29 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Russian Telegraph
Alisa Rose, violin
Beth Custer, clarinets/voice
David James, guitar/voice
Jordan Glasgow, keyboards
Kevin MacArthur, bass
John Hanes, drums

Sunday, January 30
Sun 1/30 4:00 PM Dresher Ensemble Studio [See Ticket Link for address] and New Performance Traditions are proud to present the West Oakland Sessions:
Creative Music Series at the Dresher Ensemble Studio.
For the debut concert of this series, Rent Romus will be bringing his Life’s Blood Ensemble

Sunday, February 6
Sun 2/06 4:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
A quartet of internationally renowned improvisor/composers plays together in concert for the first time. The players are Chris Brown, piano and electronics; Ben Davis, cello; Danishta Rivero; and Marshall Trammell, drums. The musicians will employ a simple algorithm to play one all of the possible combinations of solos, duos, trios, and a quartet. In their group improvisations the focus is always on continuous listening and interdependence of the music created spontaneously by every player.

Sun 2/06 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. Donations for the venue rental are encouraged.

Masks required! Vaccinated performers may unmask while performing. Unvaccinated performers must remain masked at all times.