3/25/2019 6:30:00 PM

Victoria Theater
2961 16th St
SF

the lost trio plays bay area theater critics award ceremony


4/9/2019 9:00:00 PM

Uptown Nightclub
1928 Telegraph Ave
Oakland

Active Music Series presents:

Trouble Ensemble
Rent Romus, Joshua Marshall, saxophones
Jakob Pek, guitar
Tim DeCillis, vibraphone
Andrew Jamieson, keyboard
Chris Lauf, drums
Ernest Larkins, voice
The spirituals illuminate the spiritual force that troubles the waters of injustice and oppression using the power of African and African American music and spirituality. Originally songs of black American slaves, they are rooted in song, dance and drumming of West Africa, the experience of oppression of an uprooted people, and the teachings of a transformative faith. They troubled the dominant narratives, and their message and tradition continue to trouble unjust systems today. Composers and experimenters (like Sun Ra, Charles Ives and Pauline Oliveros) troubled the musical establishment and its conventions as they envisioned radical new ways of making and listening to sound. Their traditions are a separate musical “voice” from African American spirituality and the two voices cannot merge into one. Instead, they must converse. Listen to one another. Learn from one another. Discover harmony. Enjoy dissonance. Each with our own distinct voices, we create, listen to, revere and question, the melody, rhythm and text derived from spirituals, and other songs they inspired, we revel in our own ways of enjoying, discovering and making
trouble.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMsgh6JRjuI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fopSGLUFX7Q


Apropos Trio: Renzi-Mezzacappa-Levis
Matt Renzi - clarinet, oboe, tenor sax
Lisa Mezzacappa - acoustic bass
Jason Levis - drums
https://apropostrio.bandcamp.com/


Joel Nelson/ Amplified Glass
Originally from the Birmingham, Alabama area, Joel Nelson moved to Oakland, California in 2016. After attending Mills College he began learning about supercollider and its effects through transducers on glass. The performance will be a demonstration of the work so far on this project.


4/20/2019 8:00:00 PM

CounterPulse
80 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Ever in thrall of the brilliant music of the late pianist Cecil Taylor, Rova Saxophone Quartet, along with eight other intrepid comrades in sound exploration, will present an homage to the iconoclastic innovator. After the success of our collaborative 2018 concert, Air: A Tribute to Cecil Taylor, Rova was inspired to plan an evening featuring a reworking of Mr. Taylor’s album-length masterwork, Dark to Themselves, along with an opening set of Taylor-related performances by other players in the community.

Dark to Themselves, rearranged primarily by Rova member Steve Adams, will be performed by Orkestrova—a flexible expansion of the Rova Quartet, including guitarists Jean-Paul Bourelly and Henry Kaiser, bassist Jason Hoopes, and drummer Donald Robinson, in San Francisco on Saturday April 20, 2019.

In addition to Dark to Themselves, the evening will feature Positive Knowledge, a duo of Oluyemi Thomas and Ijeoma Thomas, on reeds and vocals, respectively, presenting the poetry of Cecil Taylor; and duo B., a collaborative project of bassist Lisa Mezzacappa and percussionist Jason Levis. All participants have deep connections to Taylor’s art, and the 3 segments of music will pay fitting tribute to this great visionary. The concert will offer the audience fresh views of his compositions, and exhilarating moments of improvisation.

Ticket Link: https://counterpulse.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0Ff300000XVPpiEAH


5/24/2019 7:00:00 PM

Adobe Books
3130 24th St
SF

John Bischoff / OMMO / CORUSCANT

Ben Tinker’s monthly music series

John Bischoff - https://www.johnbischoff.com/

OMMO - https://soundcloud.com/ommomusic
duo of:
Adria Otte - https://soundcloud.com/ariotte
&
Julie Moon - https://soundcloud.com/julie-moon-1

CORUSCANT - trio of:
Bruce Ackley - https://www.rova.org/about-us/bruce-ackley.html
&
Phillip Greenlief - http://www.evandermusic.com/artist_detail.asp?artist_id=117
&
Aurora Josephson - https://www.bayimproviser.com/artist/176/aurora-josephson