Coming to San Francisco

Source: Bay Improviser Calendar.

Sunday, October 2

Sun 10/02 4:00 PM Ivy Room [860 San Pablo Ave Albany]
“Hooray for John Finkbeiner” Music Festival/ Tribute Concert

Sun 10/02 4:00 PM Dresher Ensemble Studio [2253 Poplar St Oakland]
Homage to Ukraine Karen & Ludmila

Sun 10/02 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, October 4

Tue 10/04 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Immersive sonic and visual live experience performance project Jerusalem In My Heart comes to Gray Area this October 4, 2022, joined by experimental techno artist Hiro Kone and her signature hypnotic textures.

Wednesday, October 5

Wed 10/05 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Cellist Alexander Kort join bassist/drummer Damari Lawrence in spontaneous compositions and structured improvisations.
Saxophonist Phillip Greenelief performs with visiting improvising bassist/vocalist Adriana Camacho Torres (Mexico City) for a set of explorative improvisation!

Thursday, October 6

Thu 10/06 5:30 PM Lytton Plaza [200 University Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94301]
earthwise productions presents trio paz – Phillip Greenlief, adriana camacho torres, Scott Amendola

Friday, October 7

Fri 10/07 8:00 PM Shapeshifters Cinema [567 5th St. Oakland]
Cheryl E. Leonard – Antarctica: Music from the Ice
Listen to Antarctica and celebrate the release of Leonard’s latest album. The evening will include a solo set of Antarctic compositions, a slideshow about the project, a field recording listening session, and an Antarctic instrument petting zoo.

Fri 10/07 8:00 PM Mills College at Northeastern University – Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland, CA 94613]
Gevevieve Lee, pianist – Darius Milhaud Concert

Saturday, October 8

Sat 10/08 11:00 AM Fruitvale Bart Station [3401 E 12th St, Oakland, CA 94601]
Thingamajigs presents Redline Redefined, a new multi-year project that investigates, narrates and celebrates our formally red-lined neighborhoods. Thingamajigs has curated a program of audio and visual pieces designed to transport audiences from their home to the streets of Oakland and Berkeley. Featuring eight of the East Bay’s most exciting performing artists, events scheduled include soundwalks, live performances, video narratives, poetry readings and an online interactive map. A diverse group of local artists are participating in the project, including performance artist Theresa Wong, Oakland’s Poet Laureate Ayodele Nzinga, and instrument inventor Sudhu Tewari.

Sat 10/08 4:00 PM Johnson Park [268 Waverley Street Palo Alto, CA 94301]
Green Mitchell Trio

Sat 10/08 7:30 PM Land & Sea Gallery [5428 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA, United States, California]
A night of Drone, Experimental and Improvised music at Land & Sea in Oakland as part of Kole Galbraith’s West Coast tour. Kole Galbraith is a multi-disciplinary artist who focuses on sound in the vein of drone, noise and improvised music and inspired by Folklore and contemporary indigenous experience. Based in both Seattle, Washington and Tartu, Estonia, Kole Galbraith has been active in the underground experimental music community for the past decade performing throughout the West Coast of the United States and Austria. The music and sounds are informed by early 20th century French Musique-Concret, Metal, Jazz and contemporary composition. Kole Galbraith has released albums on his own label “Obscure & Terrible” and other labels such as SIGE and Titania Tapes.

Sat 10/08 7:30 PM Dresher Ensemble Studio [2253 Poplar St Oakland]
Concert Among Friends with Pianists Gloria Cheng and Matthew McCright
Pianists and longtime friends Gloria Cheng and Matthew McCright team up for an evening of new music for solo and four-hand piano.

Sat 10/08 7:30 PM The Dome Center for Art, Music, and Dance [951 62nd Street, Oakland]
Dream Kitchen performs original compositions and new interpretations of Brazilian and American jazz, featuring Joyce Todd McBride; piano, Jeff Kaz; sax, Todd Larson; bass, Jeff Pera; drums. In collaboration with Dream Kitchen, the Dead Media Center at the Dome will present a slideshow, “The History of the Future” — 1888 – 1988 Science illustrations from magic lantern to 35mm slides.

Sat 10/08 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Performances and memories shared in recognition of Tom Nunn’s immense contributions to free improvisation and instrument inventing.

Sat 10/08 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Park Jiha
Park Jiha is a multi-instrumentalist and composer who approaches ancient Korean instruments from the perspective of a modern, improvisatory minimalist.

Sat 10/08 8:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
LEILA ABDUL-RAUF, ROSS HOYT + ED LLOYD, and ALBERT YEH will provide an evening of spectral states, Avant-Jazz, cinematic ambient composition and improvisation. An evening for the curious, for the studious and for the unfamiliar.

Sat 10/08 8:30 PM Indexical [Tannery Arts Center 1050 River St. #119 Santa Cruz]
The Mivos Quartet, “one of America’s most daring and ferocious new-music ensembles” (The Chicago Reader), is devoted to performing works of contemporary composers and presenting diverse new music to international audiences. Since the quartet’s beginning in 2008 they have performed and closely collaborated with an ever-expanding group of international composers representing a wide aesthetic range of contemporary composition.