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Fri May 6, 2016 8 PM

Goddess: Anne Rainwater, Amy Foote & Helen Newby

$15 General, $12 Members
Anne Rainwater, Amy Foote, and Helen Newby have formed a unique trio of percussive piano, cello, and text-based voice. They perform music that is deeply connected to the modern political, social, and emotional currents of our world to create a more relevant and culturally embodied musical experience. Their first program, "Bloodlines," is dedicated to the divine feminine, a glimpse into the generations of the group's past and of all the women that have gone before.

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Sun May 8, 2016 5-7 PM

The Window Gallery: Opening Reception for Trimpin

Special Event
Join Trimpin, hosted by Window Gallery co-curator Bart Hopkin and filmmaker Peter Esmonde, for a free reception and special preview of Kraut Kontrol. Talk and demonstration will begin at 6 PM. Trimpin's work will be on display through June 30.

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Tue May 10, 2016 8 PM

Woofer/Tweeter: sfSoundSalonSeries presents Departure

$15 General, $10 Members/Students/Underemployed
Curator: Kyle Bruckmann
Departure is a Boston-based soprano and double bass duo comprised of Nina Guo and Edward Kass. Committed to expanding the repertoire for the “high-low” partnership, Departure commissions and performs new works with a particular focus on extended technique and theatricality.

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Wed May 11, 2016 8 PM

Kangmin Shin and Roman Baranskiy

$15 General, $10 Members and Students
Two emerging San Francisco based composers present their latest chamber work compositions for piano trio and string quartet at a double bill concert.

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Thu May 12, 2016 8 PM

PRISM Series Presents Elaine Chew: Stolen

$15 General, $10 Members / Students / Seniors
Curator: Julia Ogrydziak
Meeting our current remix culture head on with a classical twist, London music and math professor Elaine Chew premieres contemporary piano pieces by Cheryl Frances-Hoad; Elaine Chew, Peter Child, Lina Viste Grønli; and the computer program MorpheuS. Works that steal unabashedly from Haydn's Sonata in Eb, Hob XVI:45 Finale. As our inaugural PRISM series artist, Elaine will also engage in visual discourse about the science and technology behind the performances and compositions.

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Fri May 13, 2016 7:30 PM

Switchboard Presents: Beep! + Random House

$15 General, $10 Members
SB alum avant jazz-pop trio Beep! (Michael Coleman, Sam Ospovat, and Nate Brenner) returns to the Bay Area, followed by SB co-director Ryan Brown’s new band, Random House. More Info
Tue May 17, 2016 8 PM

[don’t be a stranger #8] hk&tcs

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Danny Clay
Weston Olencki, Helen Newby and Bethanne Walker perform premieres by Dan Tramte and Santiago Diez-Fischer as well as music by Matthias Kranebitter and Chris Swithinbank, with a new arrangement of Michelle Lou's untitled three part construction for trombone + two performers + objects.

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Wed May 18, 2016 8 PM

Weston Olencki + Timothy McCormack/Michelle Lou

$15 General, $10 Members
Forging a hybrid territory of installation art, sonic structures, and live concert music, Weston Olencki presents two long-form works by Timothy McCormack and Michelle Lou.

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Fri May 20, 2016 7:45 PM

New Music Open Mic

$10 General, $5 Members
Curator: Meerenai Shim
A showcase for composers and performers who want to try something new or have a polished work to share but do not have enough material for an entire show. We usually have a wide variety of performers and styles including solo instrumental works, fixed media pieces, and live multimedia pieces. More Info
Sat May 21, 2016 8 PM

Larry Polansky and Giacomo Fiore: electric geetars

$15 General, $10 Members
Larry Polansky and Giacomo Fiore perform music for one and two electric guitars More Info
Wed May 25, 2016 8 PM

Under Weather Kitten and The Holly Martins

$15 General, $10 Members
Under Weather Kitten and The Holly Martins present an evening of deep listening, virtuosic playing, and multi-faceted, open-ended explorations of form and spontaneous composition. Expect twists and turns at every intersection.

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Thu May 26, 2016 7:30 PM

Joseph M. Colombo: Music for Metal Strings

$15 General, $10 Members
New works for ringing metal strings, by composer Joseph M. Colombo. Featuring the Mobius Trio, Regina Schaffer, and Britton Day.

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Fri May 27, 2016 7:30 PM

Koto Music

$18 General, $12 Members
Shoko Hikage, Noriko Tsuboi and Yuki Yasuda will perform koto music works by Chappell Kingsland, Hyo-shin Na, and Tadao Sawai. More Info
Tue May 31, 2016 7-9 PM

Composer Meetup

The composer meetup is open to anyone! We will have three presenters offer their work for discussion from 7 to 9 PM.

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Wed Jun 1, 2016 8 PM

Net moiré with Edwin Huet

$10 General, $5 Members
Curator: Adam Marks
Net moiré is an electroacoustic improvisation collective with Jason Charney (computer), Josh Simmons (computer), and Nick Zoulek (saxophones). Edwin Huet opens with a solo set of live processing created from found sound. More Info
Thu Jun 2, 2016 7:30 PM

Snail Meets West & Joroba/Norton/Robinson

$15 General, $10 Members
Snail Meets West is the free jazz duo of indie spacerock musician Azalia Snail of NYC and multi-instrumentalist music maestro Dan West of Los Angeles. More Info
Fri Jun 3, 2016 8 PM

Celloscape Collective: San Francisco Debut

$15 General, $10 Members
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CELLOSCAPE COLLECTIVE will feature SF Bay Area cellists performing works composed for cellos and electronics by Sándor Balassa, Kaija Saariaho, and local composers: Phi Bui, Kyle Randall, Amadeus Regucera, and Scott Rubin.

Cellists featured: Brady Anderson, Laura Gaynon, James Jaffe, Jeffrey Li, Natalie Raney, Saul Richmond-Rakerd, and Mosa Tsay. Jonah Kim joins for a special performance of Pierre Boulez's Messagesquisse for solo cello and 6 cellos.

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Sat Jun 4, 2016 8 PM


$15 General, $10 Members
Two Icons of the San Francisco arts scene join Rova for some exquisite structured improvisation. Rova plus Dohee Lee in Set 1 with a structure by Larry Ochs. Rova plus Wobbly in set 2, with structures arranged by Steve Adams.

Your basic June highlight.

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Sun Jun 5, 2016 4 PM

HORIZON: Melody of China

$15 General, $10 Members
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Curator: Ken Ueno
Melody of China will present a concert featuring the world premiere of a new work by Gene Coleman, Horizon, for mixed ensemble (Chinese/Western instruments), pre-recorded sound and video projections and selections of traditional repertoire as well as jazz fusion performance.

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Tue Jun 7, 2016 7:30 PM

Del Sol String Quartet: Soundings 3.3 – Jack Body & Matt Gilbert

$20 General, $15 Members
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An intimate evening with the Del Sol String Quartet as they explore deeply one piece of music alongside a local visual artist. This evening features Jack Body’s tightly knit “Epicycle,” paired with Matt Gilbert, a young artist with a background in graphic design, an affinity for contemporary music and an interest in experimenting with materials, Gilbert makes tiny, motorized kinetic sculptures. This concert is performed in loving memory of the composer who passed away in August of 2015. More Info
Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:30 PM

Chris Brown: Branches, with Jakob Pek and Nava Dunkelman

$15 General, $10 Members
Chris Brown performs Branches, an interactive piece for piano and computer; and an opening set of trio improvisations with Jakob Pek, guitar and Nava Dunkelman, percussion More Info
Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:30 PM

Mobius Trio: Prescription Drug Nation + Blind Date

$15 General, $10 Members
On 6/17 Mobius Trio will premiere the first half of Prescription Drug Nation, a program-length piece for music and dance by young stud Aaron Gervais. Also on the program is the second-ever performance of Luciano Chessa's Blind Date, a spellbinding multimedia extravaganza by the noted scholar and Sardinian composer/mischief maker. More Info
Sat Jun 18, 2016 8 PM

Trans Pacific Sonic Connection: Music for Hard Times & Phil Dadson

$15 General, $10 Members
Music For Hard Times (Paul Winstanley, electric bass; Tom Nunn; inventions) is joined by New Zealand composer/instrument maker/sound artist Phil Dadson in a reunion of these musicians to present an evening of sonic adventure. Phil will give a solo performance set; MFHT will play a duo set; and the three will perform a brief trio to end the concert. More Info
Fri Jul 8, 2016 7:30 PM

Dan Thorpe :: Homecoming (three years later)

$15 General, $10 Members
Australian composer/performer Dan Thorpe presents a new work about loss and healing for prepared piano, electronics and field recordings. Supported by bay area dream-pop wizards GENUIS.

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