:: concerts 2009

January 30, 31 & February 1, 2009 CELLspace
2050 bryant st, san francisco

San Francisco Tape Music Festival 2009
Our annual festival presenting new and classic electroacoustic works performed in complete darkness through a 20+ channel surround-sound loudspeaker array. It's cinema for your ears!

February 7, 2009 San Francisco State University
knuth hall, 1600 holloway ave, san francisco

Illumination and Reflections: A Symposium on Music in the 21st Century
sfSound performs Elliott Carter's Triple Duo and Tempo e Tempi
with guest conductor, Harvey Sollberger.

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, Feb 27-Mar 1, 2009
.:sfSound microFestival of New and Improvised Music:.
ODC Dance Commons :: $10 :: click here for advanced ticket purchase
351 shotwell st, san francisco

sfSound kicks off the 2009 season with a three-day event that brings together some of the most creative musicians from Europe -- offering a spectacular range of musical aesthetics and spontaneous music making.

Each concert features visiting artists performing their own repertoire, complimented by classic avant-garde works performed by sfSoundGroup. In addition, both groups collaborate in performances of compositions ranging from the spontaneous to highly structured. It's a rare and *affordable* opportunity to hear musical exchanges and cross-fertilization of genres and styles!

Performers include: Alexa Beattie - viola, Kyle Bruckmann - oboe, Mary Chun - conductor, Gene Coleman - bass clarinet, Tom Dambly - trumpet, Tom Djll - trumpet, Michel Doneda - saxophone, Shayna Dunkelman - percussion, Ka! Fagasch!nsk! - clarinet, ma++ ingalls - clarinet, John Ingle - saxophone, Graeme Jennings - violin, Christopher Jones - piano/bassoon, Lę Quan Ninh - percussion, Kanoko Nishi - koto, Kjell Nordeson - percussion, Stacey Pelinka - flute, Marina Peterson - cello, Domenico Sciajno - electronics, Monica Scott - cello, and Andy Strain - trombone, M!chael Th!eke - clarinet, and Erik Ulman - violin

Fri Feb 27, 2009 : 8p

the !nternat!onal noth!ng (Ka! Fagasch!nsk! & M!chael Th!eke, clarinets from Berlin, Germany)
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John Cage - Music For____ (1984-7)
Morton Feldman - Projection 2 (1951)

Ka! Fagasch!nsk! and M!chael Th!eke are members of Berlin's vibrant echtzeitmusik scene. th3 !ntern@t!onal noth!ng is their project working exclusively on compositions (no improv). Both instruments melt into one sound, sometimes sounding more than just two instruments through the extended use of multiphonics and difference tones. Their pieces have a delicate and slowed down quality and celebrate a unique and timeless beauty. They will present a collection of pieces developed between 2003 and 2009.

Complimenting the duo, sfSound performs experimental compositions by John Cage and Morton Feldman. The concert also features improvisations with the !nternt!onal noth!ng and members of sfSound.

Sat Feb 28, 2009 : 8p

Lę Quan Ninh & Michel Doneda Duo
(percussion and saxophone from France)
Robert Erickson - Pacific Sirens (1969) for ensemble and tape
Kyle Bruckmann - Tarpit (2009) for Lę Quan Ninh, Michel Doneda, sfSoundGroup, and CD playback

Percussionist Lę Quan Ninh performs contemporary improvised and composed music. He generally plays a "minimal" setup consisting of a bass drum activated by rubbing various other instruments on its surface -- creating a strikingly "maximal" sound.

Michel Doneda is a saxophonist who has been active in the European improvised music scene since 1980. Developing one of the most extensive musical vocabularies in free improvisation, his playing can be at turns lyrical, playful or raucous, and switch from the liveliness of street melodies to circular breathing, microscopic sounds or shrieking outbursts.
Sun Mar 1, 2009 : 8p

Domenico Sciajno/Gene Coleman/Marina Peterson Trio (electronics, bass clarinet & cello from Italy and U.S.)
Domenico Sciajno - KORZO (1994)
Gene Coleman - Black in White (2007)
Elliott Carter - Triple Duo (1983)

Italian electronic musician/composer/bassist Domenico Sciajno in a trio with Philadelphia based clarinetist/composer Gene Coleman and cellist Marina Peterson performing compositions and improvisations. With an emphasis on soft sounds and radical uses of instrument sound producing possibilities, these composer-performers occupy a unique sound world between noise and music.

sfSound performs a graphic score by Sciajno and a composition by Coleman for koto, bass clarinet and cello. Putting the evening in perspective, guest conductor Mary Chun leads sfSound in Elliott Carter's monumental "Triple Duo".

sponsored in part by The San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music Musical Grant Program and The San Francisco Grants for the Arts.
Domenico Sciajno's appears with assistance from The Istituto Italiano di Cultura San Francisco
the !nternat!onal noth!ng is kindly supported by the Goethe-Institut and Kulturverwaltung des Landes Berlin.

April 1-5, 2009 University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
sfSoundResidency #2
featuring new works and improvisations by sfSound and UWM composers

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 : 8p
sfSoundRadio live broadcast
Kanoko Nishi and Jon Raskin Duo
from Oakland's New, Improved Recording Studios.

Friday, May 15, 2009 San Francisco Conservatory of Music
sfSound performs on a recital by violist Alexa Beattie.
music by Cage, Surges, and sfSound.

Monday, May 18, 2009 : 8p : $10 CNMAT
:: openSOUNDwest :: 1750 arch st, berkeley
sfSound and openSOUNDwest present nyc-based flutist Jane Rigler, in duo with Thea Farhadian, electonics and in various groupings with members of sfSound and special guest Phil Gelb.

Thursday, June 11, 2009 : 8p :: LIVE BROADCAST
sfSoundRadio broadcasts New, Improved Recording's new studio series with a performance by German pianist Georg Graewe
with sfSound's percussionist Kjell Nordeson and local saxophone virtuoso Jon Raskin.

Sunday, July 11, 2009
2009 Skronkathon BBQ

Sunday, July 19, 2009 : 8p : $10 [$5 underemployed] ODC Dance Commons
:: sfSoundSeries:: 351 shotwell st, san francisco

Milton Babbitt All Set (1957) for jazz ensemble
Olga Neuwirth Fondamenta (1998) for bass clarinet, baritone+tenor saxophone, and cello
Alvin Lucier Q (1996) for ensemble and sine waves
Hans Thomalla Lied (2008) for tenor saxophone, vibraphone, and piano
ma++ ingalls (2009 - PREMIERE) for sfSound
and improvisations by sfSoundGroup.
with performances by:
Alexa Beattie - violin/viola
Tom Dambly - trumpet
Jen Baker - trombone,
ma++ ingalls - clarinet, bass clarinet, and alto saxophone,
John Ingle - alto, tenor, and bari saxophones
Christopher Jones - piano and conductor
Hadley McCarroll - piano
Loren Mach - percussion
Kjell Nordeson - percussion
Monica Scott - cello
Richard Worn - bass

Sunday, August 9, 2009 : 8p : $10 [$5 underemployed] ODC Dance Commons
:: sfSoundSeries:: 351 shotwell st, san francisco

Karlheinz Stockhausen KREUZSPIEL (1951) for oboe, bass clarinet, piano, 3 percussionists
Anthony Braxton Composition No.75 (1988) for 3 wind instruments
Klaus Huber Schattenblätter (1975) for clarinet, cello, and piano
Christopher Burns Planetary (2009 - PREMIERE) for oboe, clarinet, and saxophone
David Bithell temporary structures (2009 - PREMIERE) for chamber ensemble
Christopher Jones Intuition (2009 - WEST COAST PREMIERE) for flute and percussion
and improvisations by sfSoundGroup.

with performances by:
Alexa Beattie - viola
David Bithell - trumpet, conductor
Kyle Bruckmann - oboe
Christopher Burns - electronics
Shayna Dunkelman - percussion
Russell Greenberg - percussion
ma++ ingalls - clarinets
John Ingle - saxophones, conductor
Christopher Jones - piano
Kjell Nordeson - percussion
Stacey Pelinka - flute
Monica Scott - cello
This event is sponsored in part through Subito, the quick advancement grant program of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the American Composers Forum.

Tuesday, September 1, 7:30pm
sfSoundRadio live broadcast
Paul Hoskin/Matt Ingalls clarinet duo
The New Black [Jeremy Drake, David Rothbaum, Gino Robair, John Shiurba]
Live concert of First Tuesdays at Tom's Place

Friday, September 11, 8pm
sfSoundRadio live broadcast
Deib 13 [turntabalist visiting from Vienna], Gino Robair [perc], John Shiurba [gtr]
Live from New, Improved Rercording Studios

Sunday, September 13, 2009 : 8p : $10 [$5 underemployed] ODC Dance Commons
:: sfSoundSeries :: 351 shotwell st, san francisco

Iannis Xenakis Anaktoria (1969) for chamber ensemble
Harrison Birtwistle An Interrupted Endless Melody (1991) for oboe and piano
Chaya Czernowin Afatsim (1996) for chamber ensemble
Bruce Christian Bennett Translucent Night (2009) for trumpet and electronics
Kyle Bruckmann Cell Structure (2009) for oboe, clarinet, and CD playback
Luciano Chessa Inkless Imagination V, for Emile Norman (2009 - PREMIERE) for sfSound
Erik Ulman Bacchanale (2009 - PREMIERE) for chamber ensemble
and an improvisation by John Ingle.

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with performances by:
Alexa Beattie - viola
Kyle Bruckmann - oboe
Tom Dambly - trumpet
Shayna Dunkelman - percussion
Hall Goff - trombone
Matthew Goodheart - piano
ma++ ingalls - clarinets
John Ingle - saxophones
Christopher Jones - piano, bassoon, and conductor
Hadley McCarroll - piano
Stacey Pelinka - flute
Monica Scott - cello
Erik Ulman - violin
Richard Worn - bass
and others

Friday, October 16, 2009 Yerba Buena Theater
sfSound performs a new work for reconstructed versions of Italian Futurist Luigi Russolo's Intonarumori.
Part of SFMOMA's Metal + Machine + Manifesto program celebrating Futurism's First 100 Years.

Monday, November 9, 2009 Mills College
san francisco tape music collective concert

Steve Reich "It's Gonna Rain" ( multichannel diffusion version ) (1965, 17m)
Pierre Schaeffer "Etude Pathetique ou Etude aux Casseroles" (1948/71, 3.5m)
Jonty Harrison "Unsound Objects" (1995, 13m)
Pippa Murphy "Caspian Retreat" (2002, 10m)
Paulina Sundin "Electroclips" (2001, 3m)
Thom Blum "Combustible" (2009, 10m)
Cliff Caruthers "Cupido's Suitcase" (2009, 7m)
Matt Ingalls "Sonatina" (2009, 9m)
Kent Jolly "Holding Pattern" (1998, 8m)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 : 7:30p Meridian Gallery
new-ish music from germany and austria

Helmut Lachenmann - Dal niente (Interieur III) (1970 - 18m)
Matt Ingalls, clarinet

Olga Neuwirth - Fondamenta (1998 - 10m)
Matt Ingalls, bass clarinet
John Ingle, baritone and tenor saxophone
Monica Scott, cello

Karlheinz Stockhausen - KURZWELLEN (1969 - 20m)
Matt Ingalls, clarinet, electronics, and shortwave radio
John Ingle, baritone and tenor saxophone, and shortwave radio
Monica Scott, cello, and shortwave radio
Chris Froh, percussion, mikrophone, and shortwave radio
Kjell Nordeson, percussion, mikrophone, and shortwave radio
Christopher Jones, electronics

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