Friday, September 9
Fri 9/09 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]Guitarist Angel Blanco presents music/information regarding legendary Mexican composers Augusto Novaro & Julian Carrillo and his own music!
Fri 9/09 8:00 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]Karl Evangelista and Lewis Jordan perform improvisations for saxophone and guitar.
Newly relocated to Berkeley, ALEX HEIGL performs works for guitar & electronics influenced by La Monte Young and Pauline Oliveros.
Saturday, September 10
Sat 9/10 3:30 PM Re:Sound Mare Island Building 34 [1024 Nimitz Avenue Vallejo, CA, 94592]Glochids
Alexandra Buschman – Román
Sat 9/10 8:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]Touch Bass is a collaboration of choreographer Risa Jaroslow with bassist and composer Lisa Mezzacappa, featuring three dancers, three bassists, and three double basses in an exploration of our physical and emotional vulnerabilities. It uses the fragility of a big, beautiful string instrument as a metaphor for our own real and imagined limitations.
Sat 9/10 8:00 PM Grace Cathedral [1100 California St San Francisco]Sarah Davachi
Sarah Davachi (b. 1987, Canada) is a composer and performer whose work is concerned with the close intricacies of timbral and temporal space, utilizing extended durations and considered harmonic structures that emphasize gradual variations in texture, overtone complexity, psychoacoustic phenomena, and tuning and intonation. Her compositions span both solo and chamber ensemble formats, incorporating a wide range of acoustic and electronic instrumentation. Similarly informed by minimalist and long-form tenets, early music concepts of intervallic and modal harmony, as well as experimental production practices of the electroacoustic studio environment, in her sound is an intimate and patient experience that lessens perceptions of the familiar and the distant.
Sunday, September 11
Sun 9/11 2:00 PM Mira Theatre Guild [Mira Theatre Guild, 51 Daniels Ave, Vallejo, CA]Streaming and in-person:Click for stream Click to make donation
Ting Luo: POETIC MOVE – Piano Concert with Multimedia this Sunday in Vallejo – Mira Theatre Guild
Works include classical and contemporary piano repertoires from Beethoven to Philip Glass, and new compositions with immersive visuals by composers Jean Ahn, and Danny Clay, and visual artists Jo Ho and Charles Woodman, etc.
And a few original piano pieces from ‘Green’ by Ting, based on the theme of healing.
Sun 9/11 4:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]Touch Bass is a collaboration of choreographer Risa Jaroslow with bassist and composer Lisa Mezzacappa, featuring three dancers, three bassists, and three double basses in an exploration of our physical and emotional vulnerabilities. It uses the fragility of a big, beautiful string instrument as a metaphor for our own real and imagined limitations.
Wednesday, September 14
Wed 9/14 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]Sult (Jacob Felix Heule + 2 people from Norway)
Thursday, September 15
Thu 9/15 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]Bruce Ackley & Karen Stackpole
Thu 9/15 8:30 PM Indexical [Tannery Arts Center 1050 River St. #119 Santa Cruz]Carl Stone is one of the pioneers of live computer music. For this show, Stone performs a solo set and is also joined by experimental video-cartographer Eric Theise in a premiere duo collaboration. Santa Cruz / Oakland trio MAXX GYORKEL opens with a new project.
Friday, September 16
Fri 9/16 8:00 PM Spruce Street Concerts [send email to [email protected]]Sarah Cahill performs a piano recital in the intimacy of a house concert located in the North Berkeley Hills. Performance will include works by Terry Riley, Lou Harrison, Frederic Rzewski, Agi Jambor and Arlene Sierra. The home can accommodate up to 30 people.
Fri 9/16 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.
Fri 9/16 8:00 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]A rare chance to hear the reconvening of Larry Ochs’S (saxophones) stellar quartet with Darren Johnston (trumpet), MADALYN MERKEY (electronics), Tim Perkis (electronics), and special guest Kjell Nordeson (percussion). If the 2019 and 2020 and 2021 quartet shows are any indication of how high this music can take both the listeners and the musicians, expect a set of healing-force music this Friday evening.
B DAY and S GLASS, two well-established virtuosos of collage, cobblecore, and clutter-clobber come together for full of tactile toybox sound-worlds, warbling electronic transmissions, and surreal environmental invasions.
Fri 9/16 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]The 21st Annual San Francisco Electronic Music Festival