Coming to San Francisco

Source: Bay Improviser Calendar.

Friday, June 3

Fri 6/03 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
CCRMA presents a live performance by Joel St. Julien.

Fri 6/03 8:00 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]
ROCO CÓRDOVA (voice, electronics) & Theresa Wong (cello, voice) / BJLL DINGALLS (Tom Djll, Bill Hsu, Matt Ingalls)

Fri 6/03 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Citta di Vitti plays music inspired by the films of Michelangelo Antonioni, composed by Phillip Greenlief, and performed by Greenlief, Lisa Mezzacappa and Jason Levis.

Saturday, June 4

Sat 6/04 3:30 PM Re:Sound [Building 34 1024 Nimitz Mare Island – Vallejo CA, 94592]
Drought Spa
Roco Córdova

Sunday, June 5

Sun 6/05 4:00 PM CCRMA [Secret Location. Details released two weeks prior via email.]
CCRMA presents a live performance by Vaim Sarv.

Sun 6/05 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation, non-hierarchical workshop in free improvisation)

Monday, June 6

Mon 6/06 8:00 PM Freight & Salvage [2020 Addison St. Berkeley]
Øyvind Torvund’s The Exotica Album re-imagines in collage form the chunky edifice of those Fifties and Sixties popular styles categorized variously as ‘exotica’ or ‘lounge,’ together with a wealth of historical reference points, from early electronic composition to cartoon music. But rather than the flip pastiche or cracking-a-nut-with-a sledgehammer cynicism that often characterizes high culture or avant-garde encounters with popular forms, Torvund’s attitude to his sources appears genuinely knowledgeable and affectionate. The result, rather than being a dry, academic-sounding rehash of pre-existing sources, provides a continuously diverting listening experience where the rate of change never lets up.

Thursday, June 9

Thu 6/09 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
CCRMA composer, performer, lecturer, and computer systems administrator Fernando Lopez-Lezcano performs “The Love Songs of Flying Dinosaurs” on his Applesauce Modular Mark V synthesizer.

Thu 6/09 8:00 PM Noisebridge Hackerspace [272 Capp St, San Francisco, CA 94110]
Resident is a monthly electronic audiovisual open mic event started in 2017. It is held on the 2nd THURSDAY of the month at Noisebridge. 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. Live and in person at Noisebridge! 272 Capp St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Thu 6/09 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]
Last Paintings in Mazurka Mantis, Alphastare, Noah Berrie, Vaim Sarv

Friday, June 10

Fri 6/10 6:00 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
Join us for a musical showcase with CCRMA artists Elena Sword (Junior BA/MST), Joudi Nox (MA/MST 2022), and Madame Gandhi (MA/MST 2022) as the Spring Quarter comes to a close.

Fri 6/10 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Non Tactus composed of artists Lenny Gonzalez, Rich Graff, and Robert Nance present a cross-fading concert collaboration. Utilizing the Center for New Music’s state of the art Meyer Sound system, the artists will engage in a concert-length dialogue; alternating pieces one at a time until culminating in a mutual sharing of the sonic expanse. Long time colleagues and collaborators Gonzalez, Graff, and Nance hope to stamp a new mark on the concert-going public by presenting a concert of continuous sound in the structure of an open dialogue between the three performers at Temescal Arts Center.

Fri 6/10 8:00 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]
A Concert Exploring the Influence of Anton Webern
works by
and improvisations by

Fri 6/10 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Pianist and Deconstruction Worker Andrew Barnes Jamieson’s 777th daily keyboard improvisation since the start of the covid-19 pandemic will at Center for New Music! He will improvise as a soloist, as well as improvise and perform musical deconstructions with Zach Hazen and Roger Kim. With the re-use of the recognizable melodies, and harmonic and rhythmic patterns associated with pop and folk music, they invite the audience to examine and reimagine conventions of community, listening, and sound-making