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Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:42 PM

Wired Breath/Strung Waves: Christian Pincock & Florent Collautti (sfSoundSalonSeries)

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Kyle Bruckmann

sfSound presents two perspectives on electroacoustic solo instrumental hyperextension. Christian Pincock (Albuquerque) is a composer/performer on trombone and electronics who uses custom-made controllers and software to play multiple parts simultaneously and create orchestral textures unaccompanied. Florent Coulautti composes and plays using a homebuilt instrument with electromagnetic bows piloted by computer and strings subsequently amplified and processed with Max/MSP.

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Sat May 9, 2015 8:01 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: David Bithell plus sfSoundGroup performs Erik Satie’s silent film score, Entr’Acte

$15 General, $8 Underemployed
Curator: Kyle Bruckmann

DAVID BITHELL returns to the Bay Area to perform a set of original works combining theater, performance art, and interactive electronic music. With works described "like a wordless Samuel Beckett play with a score by John Cage”, Bithell’s artistic language makes meaning out of the relationships between sound, image, and action. PLUS: sfSoundGroup performs Erik Satie’s silent film score, Entr’Acte.

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Fri May 22, 2015 7:58 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Mooncake & The Happy Valley Band

$15 General, $8 Members & Underemployed
Curator: Kyle Bruckmann

Mooncake (Biggi Vinkeloe, Emily Hay, and Motoko Honda) perform free improvisations.

The Happy Valley Band perform pop music covers transcribed by faulty and overly-complex computer sound analysis.

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Thu Jul 2, 2015 7:48 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: James Falzone: solo + RengaWest

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Kyle Bruckmann
Multi-faceted clarinetist/composer James Falzone is an acclaimed member of Chicago's jazz and creative improvised music scene. His Renga Ensemble draws draws together some of the most diverse and adventurous clarinet and saxophone players working in jazz and improvised music today, including the Bay Area's own Ben Goldberg. This special West Coast edition will involve an all-star local cast including Goldberg and sfSound's Matt Ingalls. More Info
Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:52 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Cartilaginous Music: sfSoundGroup + Chris Burns and Weston Olencki

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Kyle Bruckmann
For sfSound's mid-summer freakout, they brazenly problematize instrumentalism, embodiment, and the piece-hood of a piece. Co-founder-made-good Chris Burns and post-trombone monster Weston Olencki join sfSoundGroup in a program of works by Burns, Pierluigi Billone, and Evan Johnson, culminating in an irresponsible evocation of John Cage's ghost for a free fantasia on Cartridge Music (1960). More Info
Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:00 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Séverine Ballon / Andrew C. Smith: resonance, order, and chaos

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Kyle Bruckmann
New and recent works exploring resonance, order, and chaos for solo cello and solo piano by Elizabeth Adams, David Kant, Andrew C. Smith, Ma'ayan Tsadka, and K.C.M. Walker, curated by Indexical. More Info
Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:48 PM

Willful Devices: sfSoundSalonSeries presents Scott Miller & Pat O’Keefe

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Kyle Bruckmann
Willful Devices is an electroacoustic improv duo, born of the collaboration between composer/computer musician Scott Miller and clarinetist/bass clarinetist Pat O’Keefe. Their name refers to the willful nature of the tools they manipulate to produce sound, because despite their best efforts, these devices are never fully under their control. More Info
Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:29 PM

Not Electronic Music: sfSoundSalonSeries presents RAFAEL TORAL + ERIC GLICK RIEMAN, CHRIS COOPER, HORAFLORA

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Kyle Bruckmann
Rafael Toral is not an electronic musician, but an incendiary and idiosyncratic Lisbon-based musician who employs electronic instruments to perform music. Formerly known for his drone/ambient work with guitar and electronics and acclaimed records such as Wave Field (1994) or Violence of Discovery and Calm of Acceptance (2000), he has radically renewed his approach to music, launching the jazz-inspired and alien-sounding Space Program in 2004. http://rafaeltoral.net More Info
Tue Oct 6, 2015 7:41 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries presents: Tone Ramblings – Eric Mandat + friends

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Kyle Bruckmann
For more than 35 years, clarinetist/composer Eric Mandat has been at the forefront of clarinet extended performance techniques exploration, particularly multiphonics, microtones, and timbral modulations. He will perform mixed improvisations and compositions along with Tom Djll, John McCowen, and members of sfSoundGroup. More Info
Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:43 PM

Diamond Pulses: sfSoundSalonSeries presents Daniel Corral + sfSoundGroup featuring Brendan Lai-Tong

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Kyle Bruckmann
Diamond Pulses, by L.A.-based composer and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Corral combines just-tuned harmonies, driving minimalist rhythms, noisy ambiance, and electronic timbres. sfSoundGroup's opening set will feature trombonist Brendan Lai-Tong, performing frenetically virtuosic solo works by Brian Lynn and Christian Lindberg. More Info
Sun Nov 1, 2015 7:49 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries presents Akiyama / Eubanks / Kahn / Nakamura

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Kyle Bruckmann
An electro-acoustic quartet comprising four major figures in the late-1990s development of eai/onkyo/lowercase improvisation, now abrasively extending beyond its accrued boundaries: Tetuzi Akiyama // guitar - Bryan Eubanks // saxophone, electronics - Jason Kahn // drums, percussion - Toshimaru Nakamura // no-input mixing board More Info
Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:33 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries presents: Splinter Reeds / sfSoundGroup dual CD release party (!)

$20 General, $15 Members (includes CD)
Curator: Kyle Bruckmann
Two of the Bay Area's scrappiest contemporary music ensembles join forces in the quixotic and anachronistic endeavor of simultaneously unleashing DEBUT CDs upon a public, and market, utterly starved for sufficient stimulation and product, respectively. Price of admission includes copies of both CDs. Part concert, all party. More Info
Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:33 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries presents: SPLINTER REEDS vs. Stanford Composers – Who Will Win?

$15 General, $10 Members, Students, & Underemployed
Curator: Kyle Bruckmann
Splinter Reeds - the West Coast's only professional reed quintet - will perform hair-raising new works for reeds and/or electronics developed during the previous week's residency at Stanford University's CCRMA. More Info
Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:37 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries presents ECTOPLASMIC VARIATIONS: Sam Ashley, John Krausbauer, Luciano Chessa

$15 General, $10 Members, Students, & Underemployed
Curator: Kyle Bruckmann
Three highly singular electro-acoustic musical intermediums set phasers on "other." Strobes, trance, saws, and accordions will be deployed in the service of aesthetic emanations from aetheric realms. More Info
Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:44 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries presents: People Making Sounds – Bromp Treb + Weston Olencki/Charlie Sdraulig

$15 General, $10 Members, Students, and Underemployed
Curator: Kyle Bruckmann
Two sets of performative, sonic performances of sounds and performing. Actions shall be undertaken in varying degrees of excess and understatement, rigor and befuddlement. More Info
Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:48 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries presents: T.D. Skatchit + sfSoundGroup

$15 General, $10 Members, Students, & Underemployed
Curator: Kyle Bruckmann
Local invented instrument mainstays T.D. Skatchit create top-shelf electro-acoustic aesthetics via old-school hobo gumption. sfSoundGroup make their fancypants orchestral instruments sound like crap, on purpose. More Info
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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Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:45 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Jason Robinson

$15 General, $10 Members, Students, Underemployed
Curator: Kyle Bruckmann
Saxophonist and composer Jason Robinson returns to the Bay Area to reunite with long time musical collaborator and bassist Scott Walton in two new configurations featuring a stellar lineup. The first will showcase various Robinson compositions and will feature Darren Johnston (trumpet), Steve Adams (alto sax), Robinson (tenor sax), Walton (bass), and John Haynes (drums). The second configuration adds electronics pioneer Tim Perkis for a set of improvised explorations More Info
Tue Aug 9, 2016 8 PM

Voices & Such: sfSoundSalonSeries presents Lorin Benedict, Kattt Atchley, Ron Heglin, and Julie Barwick

$15 General, $10 Members, Students, Underemployed
Curator: Kyle Bruckmann
An evening showcasing voices, plus one pianist. In the first set, vocalists Lorin Benedict and Ron Heglin will improvise a few pieces together, and then pianist/composer Julie Barwick and Lorin will play a movement from the Shostakovich Cello Sonata (reworked for voice). The long-standing vocal duo of Ron Heglin and Kattt Atchley will present improvisations in the second set. More Info
Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:30 PM

Splinter Reeds’ Season Kick-Off Party

FREE (but donations gratefully accepted)
Curator: Kyle Bruckmann
Splinter Reeds is beyond psyched to be exiting toddlerhood - with our first touring engagements, more residencies, and FOUR new commissions (so far) on the horizon for 2016-17. We want to party, as it were. With you. More Info
Tue Sep 20, 2016 8 PM

Georg Graewe: solo piano and a duo with Jon Raskin

$15 General, $10 Members
Curator: Kyle Bruckmann
*** George will not be performing at this concert due to travel complications. Scott Looney will perform with Jon Raskin instead*** More Info
Fri Oct 14, 2016 8 PM

Jingle Five-O: sfSoundSalonSeries presents Volcano Radar + John Ingle Birthday Festlet

$15 General, $10 Members, Students, Underemployed
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Curator: Kyle Bruckmann
sfSoundGroup founding member JOHN INGLE celebrates, with various musically-inclined friends, the final evening of his 4th decade on earth. VOLCANO RADAR is a fusion of ecstatic improvisational energy and Apollonian intellect, fueled by dual free jazz/noise/avant guitarists Elbio Barilari and Julia A. Miller. More Info
Sat Oct 15, 2016 8 PM

POSTPONED: Jingle Five-0: sfSoundSalonSeries presents JOHN INGLE Birthday Festlet

$15 General, $10 Members, Students, Underemployed
Curator: Kyle Bruckmann
This show has been postponed. Oct. 14 will still be happening. More Info
Wed Nov 9, 2016 8 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries presents FAUSTO BONGELLI

$15 General, $10 Members
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Curator: Kyle Bruckmann
Acclaimed Italian pianist Fausto Bongelli performs solo works by Scelsi, Tesei, De Rossi Re, Gentile, Ugoletti, Scodanibbio, and Savinio. More Info
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: martha & monica + sfSoundGroup

$15 General, $10 Members
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Curator: Kyle Bruckmann
sfSound plays it closer to the vest for a change, presenting themselves and subtle variants thereof. The cello/piano duet martha & monica performs compositions by Matt Ingalls and Monica Scott; sfSoundGroup proper welcomes violist (and new Bay Area transplant) Julie Michael for a delightful bouquet of small ensemble works. More Info
Sun Dec 4, 2016 8 PM

Blurred Music: sfSoundSalonSeries presents Voutchkova/Thieke

$15 Suggested Donation
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Curator: Kyle Bruckmann
The Berlin—based duo of Biliana Voutchkova (violin) and Michael Thieke (clarinet) has worked intensively since 2011, developing a strong interest in exploring reduction, microtonality and intimate, slow moving soundscapes. As active performer-composers the two are intrigued by real time composition and improvisation, as well as by contemporary composition. In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Chicago More Info
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries presents Ashley Walters

$15 General, $10 Members
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Curator: Kyle Bruckmann
Cellist Ashley Walters, "...a major new performer on the new music scene" (Mark Swed, LA Times), visits the Bay Area to present a program featuring two pieces written for her by long-time collaborators Nicholas Deyoe and Wadada Leo Smith along with Luciano Berio's Sequenza XIV, Liza Lim's Invisibility, and Jason Eckardt's a way [tracing]. The program explores the full sonic range of the cello by utilizing improvisation, microtonality, scordatura, and extended techniques. More Info
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8 PM

Nutshell Studies: sfSoundSalonSeries presents David Smooke

$15 General, $10 Members
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Curator: Kyle Bruckmann
Baltimore-based composer David Smooke, marking the release of his solo album 'Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death' (New Focus Recordings), will perform compositions for toy piano and electronics as well as improvisations with Ken Ueno (voice) and Matt Ingalls (clarinets, contrabass garden hose). More Info