San Francisco Bay Area Scene

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From Bay Improviser:

Thursday, October 27, 8pm
Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market St. (@ 6th Street), SF
OutSound presents Luggage Store Gallery New Music Series
* 8pm – Cartoon Justice: Mika Pontecorvo (guitars, flutes, electronics, laptop, voice), Kersti Abrams (alto Sax, clarinet, flutes), Mariko Miyakawa (cello, electronics, voice), Gred Baker (laptop, didgeridoo, jaw Harp), Hakan Guven (drums), Loren Steele (bass, bass clarinet), Nabil Abdulhay (drums, percussion).
* 9pm – dead western: Troy Mighty (vocals, guitar, bass, various others), Anup Kishore Pradhan (bass), Kevin Corcoran (percussion), Caley Monahon-Ward (violin).
more info available here.

Friday, October 28, 6:30pm
Berkeley Art Museum, 2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Beware! the Blob! That amorphous 1970s mocu-monster movie is coming, slowly undulating its way into Gallery B. This will be a B2B viewing experience––Blob to BAMscape. Blobular music to be performed by the East Bay’s own gelatinous combo, Brale.co (Bruce Anderson, Gregory Hagan, Nico Sophiea, and Dale Sophiea) with the optical antics of light sculptor Curtis Tamm (and Maneesh Madahar).

From Squid List:

Friday, October 28, 8pm
Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave., Alameda
Brenda Wong Aoki + Mark Izu’s Kabuki Cabaret Screaming Jazz + Haunting Performance
Blending Noh and Kyogen dramatic performance with thundering Taiko, under a cascade of contemporary koto steeped with jazz, this Kabuki Cabaret will further tantalize the audience with a program of traditional Japanese ghost legends.Veterans on the avante garde music and theater scene, writer/actor Brenda Wong Aoki, and her long time creative partner bassist/composer Mark Izu, a seminal force on the Asian-American jazz scene, bring together the best of the best – Grammy nominated multi-percussionist Dr. Anthony Brown, natori koto master Shoko Hikage, Mas Koga 2010 Best Latin Jazz flutist, vocalist Moy Eng and Janet Koike with PJ Hirabayashi on Taiko. More information available here.

From Bay Improviser:

Saturday, October 29, 8pm
784 65th St., (784 65th St.)(2 blocks from Ashby BART), Oakland
NEW SERIES – OPENING CONCERT!
* Trio: Kristian Aspelin (guitar), Tony Dryer (bass), Jacob Lindsay (clarinets)
* Gino Robair Solo (energized surfaces/voltage made audible)
* RTD3: Doug Carroll (cello), Ron Heglin (trombone & voice), Tom Nunn (electroacoustic percussion)
more information available here.

Saturday, October 29, 9pm
First Church of the Buzzard, 2601 Adeline St. (@ 26th), Oakland
The Electronic Parlor Trick presents The Haunted Dismal Swamp
Come take a swamp tour with the sights and sounds of Moira Scar, Prize Hog, Omnivorous Sincillium, Anti Ear, De Seta Scura, Malditos!, Nakatani/Nishi/Heule, Styrofoam Sanchez, Tit Pig (Seattle, WA.), Dj Liverwart and the Elms, plus 2 stages, 2 screens of Horror projections, & other Ghoulish surprises..
more information available here.

From Squid List:

Sunday, October 30, 5pm
Yoshi’s San Francisco, 1330 Fillmore St., San Francisco
Kabuki Jazz Cabaret: Haunting Performance, Screaming Jazz…
Blending Noh and Kyogen dramatic performance, with thundering Taiko, under a cascade of contemporary koto steeped with jazz, veterans on the avante garde music and theater scene, writer/actor Brenda Wong Aoki, and her long time creative partner bassist/composer Mark Izu, a seminal force on the Asian-American jazz scene, bringing together the best of the best – Grammy nominated multi-percussionist Dr. Anthony Brown, natori koto master Shoko Hikage, 2010 Best Latin Jazz flutist Mas Koga, vocalist Moy Eng and Janet Koike with PJ Hirabayashi on Taiko.

From Bay Improviser:

Monday, October 31 and Tuesday, November 1, 8pm
NOHspace, 2840 Mariposa Street (between Florida and Alabama), San Francisco
THE DREAM MACHINE, a performance piece that presents a stream of dreams, narrated by “the dreamer”, realized in dance and set to the other worldly music of Ghost In The House.
The Dreamer – Dean Santomieri
The Dancers – Kinji Hayashi, Bob Marsh
The Music – Ghost In The House – Karen Stackpole (gongs), Kyle Bruckmann (oboe, English horn), Tom Nunn (inventions), David Michalak (lap steel), John Ingle (soprano sax), Dean Santomieri (resonator guitar).
Directed by – David Michalak

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Los Angeles Scene

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From CalArts:

Thursday, October 27, 6:30pm
California Institute of the Arts, B214a (The Machine Lab), 24700 McBean Pkwy, Valencia
The Music Technology (MTIID) program presents visiting artist Trimpin. Trimpin will be giving a talk about his life and work as a electromechanical instrument sculptor and installation artist, followed by a Q&A session.

Thursday, October 27, 8pm
California Institute of the Arts, The Wild Beast, 24700 McBean Pkwy, Valencia
Guitar (+1): a concert of guitar solos and duets by Michael Pisaro, featuring Brendan Byrnes, Ingrid Lee and Chaz Underriner.

From MetalJazz.com:

Thursday, October 27, 8pm
Royal T Cafe, 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City
A benefit concert for OneLov.org, featuring Deux Sons, Walsh Set Trio, SlumGum, and the Brad Dutz Quartet. OneLov.org is dedicated to positively encourage & inspire underprivileged children through art. Admission is $2 plus a suggested donation of watercolor paints, colored pencils, markers, pastels, brushes, sharpeners, art paper, and erasers. More information about this event is available here.

From REDCAT:

Friday-Saturday-Sunday, October 28-30, 8:30pm
REDCAT, at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, 631 W. Second St., downtown Los Angeles
REDCAT presents Wadada Leo Smith: Ten Freedom Summers
featuring the Golden Quartet: Wadada Leo Smith (composer, trumpet), Susie Ibarra (drums), Angelica Sanchez (piano), John Lindberg (bass), and members of Southwest Chamber Music. A world-premiere epic journey performed over the course of three concerts, this major new opus by creative music luminary Wadada Leo Smith and commissioned by Southwest Chamber Music draws upon, and interprets, key events in the history of the Civil Rights Movement from 1954 through 1964.
* Friday – First Collection: Defining Moments in America
* Saturday – Second Collection: What Is Democracy
* Sunday – Third Collection: Ten Freedom Summers

From Sundays Live:

Saturday, October 29, 7:30pm
Chapman University, Salmon Recital Hall, One University Dr., Orange
Chapman University Faculty Recital: Nicholas Terry (percussion), with guest artists Chapman Faculty Percussionist Justin DeHart, Pomona College Faculty Pianist Genevieve Lee, Cal Poly Pomona Faculty Pianist Nadia Shpachenko performing:
* George Crumb: Makrokosmos III – Music for a Summer Evening & Otherworldly Resonances
* Shaun Naidoo: Nigerian Spam: an opera for solo percussion, pre-recorded percussion, computer voices, and Nigerian Spam e-mails and other selections.

From FaceBook Events:

Saturday, October 29, 9pm
Sancho, 1549 W. Sunset Blvd., Echo Park, Los Angeles
BOW+ARROW PRESENTS (ONE OF A KIND PERFORMANCE INSTALLATION): NUKEWAVE BLASTZONE/ CLOWNS+FETUSES/DIVINEBRICK RESEARCH PROJECTS /GIMME UM+THE WALKING CORPSES plus DJ BADMAN BLASQUEZ, DJ ZSA ZSA VIDEO + MORE TBA

From Beyond Baroque:

Saturday, October 29, 9pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice
Beyond Music presents Walsh Set Trio: Brian Walsh (clarinet, bass clarinet), Trevor Anderies (drums), Colin Burgess (bass) exploring improvisation through contemporary classical music, jazz, and noise making.

From FaceBook Events:

Sunday, October 30, 5pm
The Echo, 1822 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park, Los Angeles
Wicked Nightmare Celebration!!! featuring: Timur and the Dime Museum, with special guests Noah and the MegaFauna, Ann Magnuson, Kristian Hoffman, Charles Bernstein, Ursula Knudson of Fishtank Ensemble, Veronique Chevalier, Dorian Wood, Liberty Larsen, Trio Kobayashi, Kari Rae Seekins, Peni Candra Rini.

From Angel City Arts:

Sunday, October 30, 7:30pm
Royal T, 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City
The Jeff Gauthier Goatette – ‘Open Source’ CD Release Party featuring:
Jeff Gauthier (violin, effects), John Fumo (trumpet, effects), David Witham (piano, keyboard, effects), Scott Walton (bass), Alex Cline (drums, percussion). Jeff Gauthier brings his “Goatette” into Royal T for a special album release and kickoff event for his two weeks curating The Stone in New York City.

From UC San Diego:

Wednesday, November 2, 7pm
University of California San Diego, CPMC Experimental Theatre, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla
Inspiraling: Telematic Jazz Explorations 2011. A concert of new music and integrated video conceived for the telematic medium featuring renowned improvisers performing at UC San Diego and New York University. Composers are UCSD’s Mark Dresser along with Michael Dessen and Sarah Weaver. Performers in San Diego are Dresser (bass and conductor), Nicole Mitchell (flute), Michael Dessen (trombone), and Joshua White (piano). The New York ensemble includes Jane Ira Bloom (soprano saxophone), Amir ElSaffar (trumpet), Oliver Lake (alto saxophone), Tomas Ulrich (cello), Ikue Mori (laptop), and Sarah Weaver (conductor). Collaborators also include video artists John Crawford and Sarah Jane Lapp, as well as set designer Victoria Petrovich.

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San Francisco Bay Area Scene

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From BayImproviser:

Thursday, October 13, 8pm
Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market St. (@ 6th St.), San Francisco
OutSound presents Luggage Store Gallery New Music Series
Full Moon Concerts: Blood Moon with Light a Fire (guest curation)
* 8pm Trio: Matt Chandler (electric bass), Karl Evangelista (electric guitar), Jacob Felix Heule (drums)
* 9pm Moe!kestra! with Kris Force, Jeff Hobbs, Emily Packard (violins), Dina Maccabee, Charith Premawardhana (violas), Shain Carrasco (cello), Vicky Grossi (bass), Karl Alfonso Evangelista, Josh Pollock, Bill Buddyray-philospatula Wolter (guitars), Garth Powell (drums), Jordan Glenn (snare), Sarah Lockhart, Suki O’Kane (toms), Moe! Staiano (conductor).

Thursday, October 13, 8pm
Amnesia, 53 Valencia St., San Francisco
SFJAZZ Hotplate Series presents:
Haggai Cohen Milo Plays John Zorn

Thursday, October 13, 9pm
El Valenciano, 1153 Valencia St., San Francisco
Dave Rempis visits the Bay Area from Chicago. Tonight he plays in two sets, first in duo with Devin Hoff (bass), then in a quartet where the two of them will be joined by Aram Shelton (saxophones) and Sam Ospovat (drums). Rempis is an accomplished saxophonist based in Chicago and known internationally for his own work and his long association with Ken Vandermark.

Friday, October 14, 8pm
Studio 1510, 1510 8th St., Oakland
Dave Rempis (saxophones) visits the Bay Area from Chicago. Tonight he plays with Devin Hoff (bass), Scott Looney (piano), Aram Shelton (saxophones), and Kjell Nordeson (drums). Opening will be a trio with guitarist Roberto Zorzi from Italy, with percussionist Andrea Centazzo and Gino Robair.

From Berkeley Arts Festival:

Berkeley Arts Festival, 2011 at 2133 University Ave., Berkeley
* Friday, October 14, 12noon
noontime concert with Jerry Kuderna (piano)
* Saturday, October 15, 8pm
concert with Jerry Kuderna (piano)
* Sunday, October 16, 4pm
India Cooke / Bill Crossman Duo, with India on violin and Bill on piano, will be joined by renown saxophonist Lewis Jordan for an afternoon of highly-improvised jazz-rooted sounds.

From Heavy Discipline

Saturday, October 15, 4-6pm
Good Bellies Cafe, 4659 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
Heavy Discipline Weekly Music Series presents:
Mutual Aid Project: Tracy Hui (guitar), Nick Obando (alto saxophone), Marshall Trammell (drums)

From The de Young Museum:

Sunday, October 16, 10am – 5:30pm
The de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco
Chamber Music Day Live + Free: Encounter the Unexpected
San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, in collaboration with the de Young Museum, Intersection for the Arts, and Other Minds, presents a day-long concert series performed throughout the galleries of the de Young Museum by thirty-three of the Bay Area’s top music ensembles in classical, world, and jazz. Full schedule available HERE.

From sfSoundSeries:

Sunday, October 16, 12:45pm
The de Young Museum, Koret Auditorium, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco
sfSoundSeries participates in Chamber Music Day Live + Free: Encounter the Unexpected
Pieces composed by Luciano Berio, Dan Joseph, and John Ingle/sfSoundGroup. Performed by: Kyle Bruckmann (oboe & english horn), Matt Ingalls (clarinet & bass clarinet), John Ingle (alto saxophone), Hadley McCarroll (piano & voice), Ben Kreith (violin), Monica Scott (cello)

Sunday, October 16, 8pm
Headlands Center for the Arts, 944 Simmonds Road, Fort Barry, Sausalito
sfSoundSeries presents a new work written for sfSound by Dan Joseph, performed by: Matt Ingalls (clarinet & bass clarinet), John Ingle (alto saxophone), Ben Kreith (violin), Monica Scott (cello)

From BayImproviser:

Sunday, October 16, 7:30pm
Musicians Union Hall, 116 9th St (@ Mission), San Francisco
OutSound presents SIMM Series
* 7:30 Lovely Builders: Ross Hammond (guitar), Scott Amendola (drums)
* 8:30 Brains CD release set of “Unloaded”: Chris Golinksi (drums), Drew Ceccato (tenor saxophone)

Monday, October 17, 7:30pm
Bob’s House, 475 43rd St. (corner Barrett and 43rd), Richmond
Art show by Sandra Yolles, Poetry by C.J. Reaven Borosque, Silver Park solo by Bob Marsh
Sonic assault by the Iron Triangle: C.J. Reaven Borosque (electronics), Sandra Yolles (electronic percussion), Bob Marsh (contrabass)

Tuesday, October 18, 8pm
Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley
Larry Ochs’ (saxes, compositions) KIHNOUA, featuring Dohee Lee (vocals) and Scott Amendola (drums, electronics) with special guest bassist Wilbert DeJoode. Two sets of music getting ready for the recording session in the East Bay on October 20th. Living in The Netherlands, this will be DeJoode’s debut in the Bay Area, one of the great European improvisers.

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Los Angeles Scene

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From SASSAS:

Wednesday, October 12, 8pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home St., LA
SASSAS and Human Resources LA present: AD HOC #3: Tim Feeney, Vic Rawlings, and Casey Anderson
Tim Feeney and Vic Rawlings have performed together as a duo since meeting within Boston’s “lowercase” improvising community in 2005. Their music explores an unpredictable relationship with making sounds, achieved by elaborate preparation and extension of acoustic soundboxes, such as drums or cello, and expanded via original electronic instruments, ranging from naked circuitboards to amplified kitchen objects. Casey Anderson is an artist working in a number of media, including composition, improvisation, electronic music, saxophone, text, and installations.

From Angel City Arts:

Wednesday, October 12, 8pm
Royal T, 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City
Angel City Arts presents Dromedary & Tone Drift Trio
Dromedary is: Ross Hammond, guitar; Steuart Liebig, bass; Alan Cook, drums
Tone Drift Trio is: G.E. Stinson, guitar & electronics; Steuart Liebig, bass; Kris Tiner, trumpet

From FaceBook Events:

Thursday/Friday/Saturday, October 13/14/15
San Diego BRAINBOMB 2 Festival of 4D Sound and Visuals
* Thurs., Oct. 13, 8pm
The Tin Can Alehouse, 1863 5TH AVE (between Elm & Fir), San Diego
Michael Trigilio vs. Kyle Wright (Total synth smackdown!), Nicey Nice World, Hing, Sean Francis Conway, Memorial Cervix, with Psychedelic Light Projections By Monsterpussy
* Fri., Oct. 14, 7pm
Til2 Club, 4746 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego
Brian Ellis Group, Riververb, Joy, Conscious Summary, with Liquid Light Projections by Operation: Mindblow
* Sat., Oct 15, 7pm
Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego
Tit Wrench, Prizehog (San Francisco), Actuary (Los Angeles), Buzz or Howl (SD/LA), Echo Beds (Denver, CO), PSYCHO MAGIC (SD), with Liquid Light Projections by Operation: Mindblow

From the wulf:

Friday, October 14, 8pm
the wulf, 1026 South Santa Fe Ave. #203 (entrance on Sacramento St.), Los Angeles
dedicated to experimental arts, the wulf presents:
the experimental music yearbook, Concert 2: The music of Hans W. Koch

From blue whale:

Friday/Saturday/Sunday, October 14/15/16, 8:30pm
blue whale, 123 astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301, Los Angeles
in concert: Kneebody – Adam Benjamin (Fender Rhodes piano), Ben Wendel (saxophone), Kaveh Rastegar (electric bass), Nate Wood (drums), Shane Endsley (trumpet).

From Sundays Live:

Saturday, October 15, 8pm
Boston Court, 70 North Mentor Ave., Pasadena
Music At Boston Court presents OperaWorks – THE NEWEST RECITAL IN THE WORLD
Watch what happens when the OperaWorks ensemble invents a custom recital right in front of your eyes with made-to-order music at your request. This is a one-of-a-kind, never-to-be-repeated evening of entirely improvised arias, duets, trios, and scenes complete with improvised accompaniment, and performed without any prepared or printed music.
OperaWorks ensemble artists Ann Baltz, Kristina Driskill, Wendy Hillhouse, Patrice Pastore, Enrique Toral

From Jacaranda Music:

Saturday, October 15, 7:30pm / Sunday, October 16, 6pm
First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, 1220 Second St., Santa Monica
Jacaranda presents: A Vast Clearing, the music of Phillip Glass and Nico Mulhy
Glass’ String Quartet No. 5 and Another Look at Harmony IV, as well as Mulhy’s Clear Music will be performed by Cecilia Tsan (cello), Maria Casale (harp), Aron Kallay (celesta), Lyris Quartet (Alyssa Park and Shalini Vijayan – violins, Luke Maurer – viola, Timothy Loo – cello), Mark Alan Hilt (organ), Jacaranda Chamber Singers, Scott Dunn (conductor).

From Sundays Live:

Sunday, October 16, 3pm
Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, 6300 Hetzler Rd., Culver City
SASSAS presents: sound.
sound. at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook features new compositions by percussionist Alex Cline, experimental collective Lady Noise and brass specialist William Roper. These new SASSAS commissions will be played by more than 30 Los Angeles area musicians arrayed in different locations across the historic topography of the Overlook. SASSAS invited each composer to make a field recording at the Overlook and respond to it with a new work focusing on percussion (Cline), electronics (Lady Noise) and lip reeds (Roper).

From California Institute of the Arts:

Monday, October 17, 2pm
CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall, 24700 McBean Pkwy, Valencia
The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts presents visiting artists: Kneebody in concert
Adam Benjamin (Fender Rhodes piano), Ben Wendel (saxophone), Kaveh Rastegar (electric bass), Nate Wood (drums), Shane Endsley (trumpet).

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San Francisco Bay Area Scene

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From BayImproviser

Thursday, October 6, 7:30pm
Tuesdays at Tom’s Place, 3111 Deakin St., Berkeley
* Tony Buck (percussion) and Magda Mayas (piano)
* Annette Krebs (prepared guitar)
* Grosse Abfahrt – Tom Djll (trumpet), Matt Ingalls (clarinet), Tim Perkis (electronics), Gino Robair (electronics, percussion), John Shiurba (electric guitar.)

Thursday, October 6, 8pm
Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market St.(@ 6th Street), San Francisco
OutSound presents: Luggage Store New Music Series
* 8pm: Neil Welch (Washington)
* 9pm: Sheldon Brown’s Distant Intervals: Music Hidden in Speech, Speech Structures Hidden Under Music
Sheldon Brown (reeds), Andrew Joron (theremin, poetry), Noah Phillips (guitar), Dave MacNab (guitar), Michael Wilcox (bass), Vijay Anderson (drums)

From Berkeley Arts Festival

Friday, October 7, 12noon
Berkeley Arts Festival 2011, 2133 University Ave., Berkeley
In concert with Jerry Kuderna (piano)

From FaceBook Events

Friday, October 7, 6:30pm
Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., San Francisco
* Reverend Screaming Fingers Big Band
* Microlash
* The Overdub Club

From BayImproviser

Friday, October 7, 7:30pm
Explorist International, 3174 24th St., San Francisco
Forward Energy – Jim Ryan (alto/tenor sax, flute, trumpet), Rent Romus (alto/soprano/c-melody saxes), Scott R. Looney (e-piano), Eric Marshall (doublebass), Timothy Orr (drums)

Friday, October 7, 8pm
Mills College, Center for Contemporary Music, 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland
Spontaneous Improvisational Compositions for piano, flute, and cello
Myra Melford (piano), Nicole Mitchell (flute), Tomeka Reid (cello)

From Berkeley Arts Festival

Saturday, October 8, 8pm
Berkeley Arts Festival 2011, 2133 University Ave., Berkeley
In concert with:
* Dan Plonsey
* Monstrosities
* Fred Frith / Theresa Wong Duo

From BayImproviser

Saturday, October 8, 8pm
Trinity Chapel, 2320 Dana St., Berkeley
Trinity Chamber Concerts presents:
Magda Mayas (piano), Tony Buck (percussion), Aram Shelton (clarinet, saxophone)

Monday, October 10, 7:30pm
Mills College, Center for Contemporary Music, Ensemble Room, 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland
Tim Feeney (percussion, electronics) and Vic Rawlings (prepared cello, electronics)

From FaceBook Events

Monday, October 10, 7:30pm
Luna’s Cafe, 1414 16th St., Sacramento
Nebraska Mondays at Luna’s Cafe, curated by Ross Hammond
Neil Welch (Seattle) with Garage Jazz Architects (Sacramento)

From BayImproviser

Monday, October 10, 8pm
Bob’s House, 475 43rd St.(corner of Barrett and 43rd), Richmond
* Emergency String (X)tet – Angela Hsu, Jeff Hobbs, Jonathan Segel (violins), Doug Carroll (cello), David Michalak (lap steel gtr.), Bob Marsh (cello/bass)
* The Angelicals – Karl Evangelista (guitar), Michael Dale (saxophone), Bob Marsh (contrabass)

Tuesday, October 11, 9pm
The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
The Oakland Active Orchestra (OAO) celebrates its 2nd birthday with a program of short works by bandmembers Darren Johnston, Aaron Bennett, Aram Shelton, Lisa Mezzacappa, Rob Ewing, and Jordan Glenn.
* The OAO is: Aram Shelton, Aaron Bennett, Cory Wright (reeds), Darren Johnston, Theo Padouvas (trumpet), Rob Ewing (trombone), Hillary Overburg (violin), John Schott (guitar), Lisa Mezzacappa, Atemu Aton (bass), Mark Clifford (vibraphone), Jordan Glenn, Sam Ospovat (drums/percussion)
* Opening Set by: Dave Rempis / Darren Johnston / Larry Ochs Trio

Wednesday, October 12, 7:30pm
Meridian Gallery, 535 Powell St., San Francisco
Meridian Music: Composers in Performance presents Dulcimer Flight II by Dan Joseph
In his solo works for electro-acoustic hammer dulcimer Dan Joseph constructs quiet, contemplative soundscapes that slowly unfold over the course of 45-minutes to one-hour.

Wednesday, October 12, 8pm
CCRMA Stage, Stanford University, 660 Lomita Dr., Stanford
Christopher Willits (musician, guitarist, producer, photographer, filmmaker all-in-one) presents an evening of his music at CCRMA. Willits designs much of his own software, and has worked to redefine the guitar in the digital age. His guitar lines fold and weave into each other creating complex patterns of interlocking rhythm, melody, and texture.

Wednesday, October 12, 8pm
Studio 1510, 1510 8th St., Oakland
Open recording session with Forward Energy: Jim Ryan (sax flute trumpet), Rent Romus (alto, soprano, & c-melody saxes), Scott R. Looney (piano and electronics), Eric Marshall (double bass), Timothy Orr (drums)

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Los Angeles Scene

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From Angel City Arts

Wednesday, October 5, 8pm
Royal T, 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City
Slumgum with Special Guest Dwight Trible
Vocalist Dwight Trible collaborates with Slumgum, for an memorable evening of adventurous music. Slumgum is: Jon Armstrong, Tenor Sax; Rory Cowal, Piano; Dave Tranchina, Bass; Trevor Anderies, Drums.

From FaceBook Events

Thursday, October 6, 7pm
The Battery Books and Music, 1005-b Mission St., South Pasadena
A new trio, Base 4, plays Jazz standards interpreted in somewhat ‘free’ style. Derek Bomback – guitar, Alan Cook – Drums, Bruce Friedman – trumpet.

From MetalJazz.com

Thursday, October 6, 9pm
The Mint, 6010 West Pico Blvd., LA
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey carry their eruptive ambition to the realm of concept album with their new “Race Riot Suite,” simultaneously old-timey, modern and autobiographical. A horn section featuring Peter Apfelbaum augments the quartet to reproduce the record.

From FaceBook Events

Thursday/Friday, October 6/7, 8pm
Wind Tunnel Gallery, Art Center South, 950 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena
AxS Festival 2011 presents:
IGNITE / FLOW, Curated by Steve Roden
three commissioned works by Mark So, Yann Novak / Robert Crouch and Carole Kim
CAROLE KIM – direction/video installation, OGURI + ROXANNE STEINBERG – dance, AARON DRAKE – sound, JESSE GILBERT – video processing, MOSES HACMON – live-feed video, BILL BALLOU – co-technical direction / design, JANELLE WEATHERFORD – co-technical direction / lighting design

Friday, October 7, 9pm
Bootleg Theatre Bar, 2220 Beverly Blvd., LA
The Bootleg Theatre presents Chicago’s Mucca Pazza, and Los Angeles’ own Timur and the Dime Museum, and AK and Her Kalishnakovs in concert.

Saturday, October 8, 1pm
Inner-City Arts, 720 Kohler St., Los Angeles
World Festival of Sacred Music, Los Angeles presents:
Right Here, Right Now: Cristian Amigo and Surrealestate
In an exhilarating synthesis of styles and sounds, New York composer-guitarist Cristian Amigo joins Los Angelenos Surrealestate for the premiere of Amigo’s Right Here, Right Now, written specially for the long-standing L.A. music collective. This improvisational piece focuses on the mindful and empathic experience that performers and audiences share as they both shape and transform the music. With group passages, individual solos, extended techniques and electronics, Right Here, Right Now encompasses multiple artistic and cultural perspectives, overlapping planes of time and space. Surrealestate is: Jonathon Grasse – electric guitar, David Martinelli – percussion, Jeff Schwartz – bass; Charles Sharp – winds and small instruments. New music champion Gustavo Aguilar joins the ensemble on drums and percussion.

Saturday, October 8, 9pm
Zephyr Cafe, 340 East 4th St., Long Beach
Alan Cook – drumset/percussion with Steuart Liebig – bass guitars/applied tools and technology

From SundaysLive.org

Sunday, October 9, 4pm
The Broad Stage, Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica presents:
Portals: A Multi-Media Exploration of Longing in the Digital Age
Performances by TIM FAIN violin, and appearing on screen: NICHOLAS BRITELL, piano; FRED CHILD, spoken word actor; CRAIG BLACK / JULIA EICHTEN / HAYLEE NICHELE, dancers. Composers featured in this event include Philip Glass, William Bolcom, Aaron Jay Kernis, Nico Muhly, and Kevin Puts.

From Angel City Arts

Tuesday, October 11, 9pm
Blue Whale, 123 astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301, downtown LA
Angel City Arts and the Blue Whale present the New York avant-jazz quartet Endangered Blood, featuring Chris Speed on Tenor Sax, Oscar Noriega on Alto Sax and Bass Clarinet, Trevor Dunn on Contrabass, and Jim Black on drums.

From SASSAS

Wednesday, October 12, 8pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home St., LA
SASSAS and Human Resources LA present: AD HOC #3: Tim Feeney, Vic Rawlings, and Casey Anderson
Tim Feeney and Vic Rawlings have performed together as a duo since meeting within Boston’s “lowercase” improvising community in 2005. Their music explores an unpredictable relationship with making sounds, achieved by elaborate preparation and extension of acoustic soundboxes, such as drums or cello, and expanded via original electronic instruments, ranging from naked circuitboards to amplified kitchen objects. Casey Anderson is an artist working in a number of media, including composition, improvisation, electronic music, saxophone, text, and installations.

From Angel City Arts

Wednesday, October 12, 8pm
Royal T, 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City
Angel City Arts presents Dromedary & Tone Drift Trio
Dromedary is: Ross Hammond, guitar; Steuart Liebig, bass; Alan Cook, drums
Tone Drift Trio is: G.E. Stinson, guitar & electronics; Steuart Liebig, bass; Kris Tiner, trumpet

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