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Source: Bay Improviser Calendar.

Saturday, January 21
Sat 1/21 4:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
A SENSE OF PLACE
Australian bass-clarinetist, Ros Dunlop, presents a program of audio-visual works by contemporary Aussie composers Margery Smith/Penelope Lee; Hollis Taylor; Felicity Wilcox; and Martin Wesley-Smith. These pieces explore the connections between sound, place, time and identity.

Sat 1/21 7:00 PM Mills College at Northeastern University Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
For Other Minds’s 30th anniversary, pianist Marc-André Hamelin will perform Charles Ives’s legendary Piano Sonata No. 2, “Concord, Mass. 1840-60,” with commentary by composer Kyle Gann, author of Charles Ives’s Concord Sonata: Essays after a Sonata (U. of Illinois Press, 2017).

Sat 1/21 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Live Musical Performances by Ikue Mori, William Winant, Valentina Magaletti, and NOMON

Sunday, January 22

Sun 1/22 7:00 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]
THE MOSSWOOD IMPROVISERS GROUP performs R MURRAY SCHAFER’S graphic score, “minimusic” (1968) and a group improvisation.
Chris Brown performs a set of 20th Century Solo Piano Pieces
Arnold Schönberg – Sechs Kleine Klavierstücke, op.19 (1911, 5 minutes)
Morton Feldman — Last Pieces (1959, 10 minutes)
Thelonious Monk – Monk’s Mood (1947, 4 minutes)
Henry Cowell – The Hero Sun (1912, 4 minutes)
Ruth Crawford Seeger — Piano Study in Mixed Accents (1930, 1.5 minutes)
Chris Brown – Sparks (1976, 8 minutes)

Sun 1/22 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Trevor Dunn (contrabass) and Phillip Greenlief (woodwinds) celebrate the release Twenty Seven on Riverworm Records. The title of the new album reveals the years they have been playing together. Their work has always focused on spontaneous improvisation – a long-term conversation of imagination and the ingenuity of their approach to their respective instruments. Sally Gates opens the show with the premiere of Thought and Terraform for solo guitar. ‘Thought & Terraform’ explores the hallucinatory nature of reality, deriving themes from surrealism, quantum physics, and science fiction. A work for solo guitar, these themes are developed and elaborated upon through improvisational passages.

Sun 1/22 8:00 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
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Rent Romus’ Life’s Blood Ensemble – New Music for a New Year!
This performance @ the iconic Bird & Beckett Books will feature new original music some of which will be debuted as part of a new recording project “In the Spirit”.

Thursday, January 26

Thu 1/26 7:00 PM Audium [1616 Bush Street]
Residency Rewind: New Voices
Did you miss last year’s Audium residency shows? In anticipation of this year’s residency premiere, Audium is winding back to one year ago. This show is a limited rerun of the historic first residency, a reimagining of the space through immersive compositions of spatial sound.

Thu 1/26 8:00 PM Noisebridge Hackerspace [272 Capp St, San Francisco, CA 94110]
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Resident is a monthly electronic audiovisual open mic event started in 2017. 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, January 27

Fri 1/27 7:00 PM Indexical [Tannery Arts Center 1050 River St. #119 Santa Cruz]
Allen Riley: Synchronization Station Workshop // Synchronization Station is a participatory performance created by Allen Riley that examines practices of synchronization among people and digital systems

Fri 1/27 7:00 PM Audium [1616 Bush Street]
Residency Rewind: New Voices
Did you miss last year’s Audium residency shows? In anticipation of this year’s residency premiere, Audium is winding back to one year ago. This show is a limited rerun of the historic first residency, a reimagining of the space through immersive compositions of spatial sound.

Saturday, January 28

Sat 1/28 7:00 PM Audium [1616 Bush Street]
Residency Rewind: New Voices
Did you miss last year’s Audium residency shows? In anticipation of this year’s residency premiere, Audium is winding back to one year ago. This show is a limited rerun of the historic first residency, a reimagining of the space through immersive compositions of spatial sound. More…
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Sat 1/28 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Nathan Wheeler (New York)
San Kazakgascar (Sacramento)
Kae Wu / Jorge Bachmann / Kevin Corcoran (Taipei / San Francisco)

Sat 1/28 8:30 PM Indexical [Tannery Arts Center 1050 River St. #119 Santa Cruz]
Rodrigo Barriga Ensemble + Myles Morgan // Exploring ensemble interaction and communication through the use of openness and structured improvisation.