San Francisco's Switchboard Music Festival, April 4

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, March 12, 2015 08:30pm | Post a Comment

Kitka Switchboard Music Festival

The eighth annual Switchboard Music Festival returns to San Francisco's Brava Theater on April 4th from 2-10pm. The eight-hour showcase of innovative music from the Bay Area and beyond features 13 sets of music, including the Real Vocal String Quartet, Kitka, Brass Magic, and the premiere of In C Re-Do -- a re-imagining of Terry Riley’s In C featuring contributions from over 50 composers.

In C Re-Do celebrates the 50th anniversary of Terry Riley’s In C, which is comprised of 53 individual cells of music that are performed by a malleable group of musicians who move through the score at their own pace, creating a slowly evolving soundscape. The In C Re-Do will start and end with Riley’s original cells, with each of the 51 remaining cells contributed by Switchboard artists past and present plus other members of the Switchboard community, including Glenn Kotche, Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Zoe Keating, Carla Kihlstedt, Fred Frith, Pamela Z, Samuel Adams, and all three Switchboard co-directors.

Here's the non-stop line-up for April 4th:

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Other Minds 18 Festival of New Music: February 28 - March 2

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, February 11, 2013 03:49pm | Post a Comment

Other Minds, America’s only international festival of avant-garde music, returns for its 18th year with composers from the Faroe Islands, India, Spain, Canada, Sweden, and around the U.S. From bass recorder to bansuri, from Bang to Sachdev, Other Minds presents another incomparable aggregation of revelationary new music.

Amoeba Music is a proud sponsor of this festival, which includes three days of concerts, panel discussions, and symposia at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) from February 28th through March 2nd. Check out this action-packed, global line-up!

Thursday, February 28, 2013
Gaman (Denmark)
G.S. Sachdev (India/US), Bansuri
Swapan Chaudhuri (India/US), Tabla

Friday, March 1, 2013
Dohee Lee (South Korea/US), Eye Cello & Voice
Anna Petrini (Sweden), Paetzold Contrabass Recorder
Craig Taborn (US), Piano

Saturday, March 2, 2013
Amy X Neuburg (US), Voice & Live Looping Electronics
William Winant Percussion Group (US)
Michala Petri (Denmark), Recorder
Mattias Petersson (Sweden), Laptop
Paula Matthusen (US), Live Electronics
Pamela Z (US), Voice and Electronics

For tickets and more info, please click HERE!

The Berkeley Arts Festival presents OFF Festival, 12/9 & 12/10.

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, November 14, 2011 06:36pm | Post a Comment
Off Festival Berkeley Arts

25 musicians, 6 bands, 2 nights! Whoo-hoo!

Amoeba Music is a proud sponsor of the Berkeley Arts Festival's OFF Festival, whichRalph Carney highlights the best of the 1990's Bay Area creative music scene with a power packed line-up featuring the Rova Saxophone Quartet playing a tribute to Bay Area tenor saxophone great Glenn Spearman, local legend Ralph Carney, Pluto, Pamela Z, Gino Robair's Improvcore Orchestra 3000, Dan Plonsey’s New Monsters, and a reunion of the avant jazz group The Manufacturing of Humidifiers, all in two action-packed nights.

The festival runs Friday, December 9th and Saturday, December 10th at 2133 University Avenue - just off the corner of Shattuck, in beautiful Downtown Berkeley. Sliding scale admission (suggested donation $10-20).