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Source: Bay Improviser Calendar.

Friday, October 14

Fri 10/14 5:30 PM Lytton Plaza Downtown Palo Alto [200 University Ave Palo Alto]
Earthwise welcomes Ben Goldberg clarinet Liberty Ellman guitar jazz duo

Fri 10/14 7:00 PM Great Star Theater [636 Jackson Street SF]
Other Minds Festival 26 October 13-15
A Festival of Boundary-Defying Creativity
Composers from seven countries will convene for the 26th Other Minds Festival, an international annual showcase for composers whose innovative work ranges widely across styles and practices.

Fri 10/14 8:30 PM Indexical [Tannery Arts Center 1050 River St. #119 Santa Cruz]
METHODS BODY (Portland, OR, USA) is a performance duo that creates original sound art and music using custom tunings systems, polyrhythms, and the cadences of language. Longtime collaborators Luke Wyland (keys, electronics) and John Niekrasz (drums, percussion) use bespoke live-sampling technologies to create compositions that inhabit waves of subliminal melody and deep, uncanny grooves.

Saturday, October 15

Sat 10/15 7:00 PM Great Star Theater [636 Jackson Street SF]
Other Minds Festival 26 October 13-15
A Festival of Boundary-Defying Creativity
Composers from seven countries will convene for the 26th Other Minds Festival, an international annual showcase for composers whose innovative work ranges widely across styles and practices.

Sat 10/15 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
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Free flowing music from cellist Ben Davis, saxophonist James Fei, trumpeter Erik Jekabson and drummer Jordan Glenn. Compositions, conversations and improvisations exploring sonic blends and dynamics.

Sat 10/15 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Haegeum performer and composer Jeonghyeon Joo presents her ongoing project “The Art of Bowing” together with Ben Sabey

Sat 10/15 8:00 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]
Portland-based duo METHODS BODY creates original sound art and music using custom tuning systems, involuted polyrhythms, and the cadences of language. John Niekrasz (drums and percussion) and Luke Wyland (keys and electronics) use bespoke live-sampling technologies and meta-cognitive compositions to inhabit waves of subliminal melody and deep, uncanny grooves.

KINDA GREEN is the long-standing duo project of Bay Area improvisers/composers stalwarts Tim Perkis (electronics) and Tom Djll (trumpet/electronics).

Sat 10/15 8:30 PM Indexical [Tannery Arts Center 1050 River St. #119 Santa Cruz]
evicshen’s sound practice is concerned with the spatiality/physicality of sound and its relationship to the human body. Her music features analog modular synthesizers, vinyl/resin records, and self-built electronics. Eschewing conventions in harmony and rhythm in favor of extreme textures and gestural tones, Shen uses what she calls “chaotic sound” to oppose signal and information, eluding traditionally embedded meaning.

Sunday, October 16

Sun 10/16 3:00 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.

Sun 10/16 6:00 PM Sound & Savor [24th and Adeline Streets Oakland]
Joelle Leandre, one of the world’s great bass players in a rare bay area solo concert. a 4 course meal accompanies the concert

Sun 10/16 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
Rent Romus’ Life’s Blood Ensemble / Gas The Man

Tuesday, October 18

Tue 10/18 8:00 PM Spruce Street Concerts [send email to harry@fullplatemedia.com]
French bassist Joëlle Léandre and percussionist William Winant perform in duo in a home concert in the Berkeley Hills.

Wednesday, October 19

Wed 10/19 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Euphotic
Cheryl Leonard – driftwood, sand, rocks, feathers, marsh reeds, penguin bones, pine needles and oyster shells
Tom Djll – trumpet and electronics
Bryan Day – invented instruments
Ernesto Diaz-Infante – solo electric guitar
Wed 10/19 8:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Touring musician Free Music (Minneapolis) is coming to town and better than expected! A not to miss night of cartoon elegance with impactful moments of unexpected joy. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for a sonic calibration sure to prepare you for massive mistakes.

Saturday, October 22

Sat 10/22 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Composer Nathan Clevenger’s Trio, featuring Jordan Glenn & Cory Wright, performs a set of expansive compositions that exist in the intersection of contemporary composition and free improvisation. For the second set, the trio will be joined by Kasey Knudsen and Crystal Pascucci, for a set of premieres.

Sat 10/22 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Arrington de Dionyso solo, performing “Sacred Mushroom Songs”
Arrington de Dionyso / Danishta Rivero / Cody Putman / Jacob Felix Heule quartet