Coming to San Francisco

Source: Bay Improviser Calendar.

Saturday, September 17

Sat 9/17 5:00 PM Mission Synths [3026 24th St. 94110 San Francisco, CA, US]
/imagine Trovarsi playing modular synthesizer techno with friends

Sat 9/17 6:00 PM First Presbyterian San Anselmo [72 Kensington Road San Anselmo, CA 94960]
Outdoor and indoor concert of Brazilian music with visiting composers Lea Freire and Felipe Senna, in San Anselmo on September 17.

Sat 9/17 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Levitator – Shokrai/Johnston/Nordeson

Sat 9/17 8:00 PM Dresher Ensemble Studio [2253 Poplar St Oakland]
Brett Carson’s new song cycle “The Secret Life of the Paramecium” is an audiovisual voyage through 22 microbiological vignettes based on the Major Arcana of Tarot.

Sat 9/17 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
The 21st Annual San Francisco Electronic Music Festival

Sunday, September 18

Sun 9/18 8:00 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
SIMM Series – Ghost Dub PDK Polly Springhorn, David Michalak, Karen Stackpole)
Kevin Robinson’s KREation (Theresa Wong-Cello, Jordan Glenn, Kevin Robinson)

Sun 9/18 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
The 21st Annual San Francisco Electronic Music Festival

Tuesday, September 20

Tue 9/20 7:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
Jazz at the Make-Out Room (formerly the Monday Make-Out): A wily evening of cutting-edge jazz, free improvisation, and creative music.
7pm Beth Custer/Ben Goldberg Duo
7:45pm Matt Robidoux’s cobwork
(Matt Robidoux – corn synth, Roco Córdova – voice, Jose Solares – saxophone, Zekarias Thompson – saxophone, Cole Pulice – saxophone, Michelle Lee – flute)
8:30pm Trio
(Raffi Garabedian – saxophone, Ben Goldberg – clarinet, Danny Lubin-Ladin – trombone)

Tue 9/20 7:30 PM Tom’s Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani and the Thea Farhadian/Tim Perkis duo.

Wednesday, September 21

Wed 9/21 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
LSG New Music Series – TriUnity Saxophone Trio (Rent Romus, Zae Tinaza, Tom Weeks)
A triumvirate of alto saxophonists
Eurostache (a project centering around electro-acoustic real-time collaborative experiments in sound)

Thursday, September 22

Thu 9/22 6:00 PM Shapeshifters Cinema [567 5th St. Oakland]
Musician and seeker Suki O’Kane returns to Shapeshifters to enact 10,000 things, a score for durational performance, to mark the fall equinox. The piece starts 10,000 seconds before, and lasts a minimum of 10,000 seconds after the equinox itself, which will be observable at 6:03pm Pacific Daylight Time. Expect ritual acts of body, speech and mind, walking meditation, live cinema, durational sound, food, sunset, civil twilight, and the setting of a waning crescent moon.

Thu 9/22 6:30 PM Live Oak Park [1301 Shattuck Ave Berkeley, CA 94709]
Wendy Reid’s Ambient Bird – Live Oak with sfSOUND and others
Fall Equinox Thursday 9/22 6:30pm
Lulu, Wendy Reid, Brenda Hutchinson, Krys bobrowski, Ron Heglin, Aurora Josephson, David Samas, Kanoko Nishi-Smith, Matt Ingalls, Brendan Lai-Tong, Diane Grubbe, Kyle Bruckmann

Thu 9/22 8:00 PM Noisebridge Hackerspace [272 Capp St, San Francisco, CA 94110]
Streaming and in-person:Click for stream
Resident is a monthly electronic audiovisual open mic event started in 2017. It is held on the 4th 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.

Friday, September 23

Fri 9/23 7:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Lubomyr Melnyk
Lubomyr Melnyk is a Ukrainian composer and pianist who has pioneered Continuous Piano Music. Classically trained and greatly affected by the minimalist movement in the early 1970s, he has developed his own unique language for the piano, named after the principle of maintaining a continuous, unbroken stream of sound.

Fri 9/23 8:00 PM Hopmonk Sebastopol [230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol, CA 95472]
Jazz electronica / hip hop / spoken word / soul

Fri 9/23 8:00 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]
THOMAS CARNACKI is a variably-sized organism that has been trundling forward for well over a decade, having been as many as eight individuals, and as few as one. (Or, in some instances, none at all.) Tonight’s instantiation will be on the more modest end of that spectrum, being Cheryl E. Leonard and Gregory Scharpen. GRALE has performed as a multi-faceted and cinematically rooted ensemble, morphing its electric shadows along with its shifting lineups. Initially a duo of Dale Sophiea (MX-80 Sound, O-Type, etc.) and Gregory Hagan (Pale Reverse, Thomas Carnacki Ensemble, Common Eider King Eider, etc.) that sprung from a series of after-hours underground film and music salons in Berkeley.