:: concerts 2010

small packages
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall
50 oak street, san francisco
$15 [$8 underemployed]
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sfSound performs György Ligeti's stunning Chamber Concerto (1969-70)
for 13 instruments alongside new short works written for sfSound by ten local composers. Coming from the many diverse bay area scenes, these musicians were commissioned to create new pieces for this concert inspired by and/or contrasting with Ligeti's monumental disquisition on sound and texture.

featured composers are:
Nick Bacchetto
Dan Becker
David Coll
Tom Dambly
Heather Frasch
Canner MEFE (Zeek Sheck)
Maggi Payne
Mauricio Rodriguez
Greg Saunier (Deerhoof)
Theresa Wong

with performances by:
Stacey Pelinka - flutes
Kyle Bruckmann - oboe/english horn
ma++ ingalls - clarinets
Peter Josheff - clarinet
John Ingle - saxophones
Monika Warchol - horn
Colby Wiley - trombone
Christopher Jones - piano, conductor
Hadley McCarroll - harpsichord and hammond organ
Ann Yi - piano and celeste
Graeme Jennings - violin
Erik Ulman - violin
Alexa Beattie - viola
Monica Scott - cello
Richard Worn - bass

This concert was funded in part by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund
and San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music Musical Grant Program.

download program as pdf

here is the recording György Ligeti's Chamber Concerto from this concert:
1: Corrente(fliessend)
2: Calmo Sostenuto
3: Movimento Preciso e Meccanico
4: Presto

matthew sperry memorial festival
21grand 416 25th oakland
the eighth annual celebration of matthew sperry's life and music with the bay area's creative music community
door donations go to the matthew sperry memorial fund

Matthew Sperry - Wadadaism (1991)
Matthew Sperry- Veins (1995)
Anthony Braxton - Composition #292 (2001)
Cornelius Cardew - Autumn 60 (1960)
James Tenney - Swell Piece #1 (1967)

Tom Dambly, trumpet : Tom Djll, trumpet : Shayna Dunkelman, cymbal : Heather Frasch, flutes : Philip Gelb, shakuhachi : Matt Ingalls, clarinets/etc : James Fei, saxophones : Angela Hsu, violin : John Ingle, saxophones : Christopher Jones, bassoon : Dylan Mattingly, cello : Hadley McCarroll, keyboard : Kjell Nordeson, percussion : Emily Packard, violin : Tim Perkis, electronics : Dan Plonsey, saxophones/etc : Monica Scott, cello : John Shiurba, guitar : Scott Walton, bass : Sarah Willner, violin : Theresa Wong, cello

JUNE 17-JULY 15 2010
a sound installation by the san francisco tape music collective
n o m a gallery : 80 maiden ln : 3rd fl : san francisco ::

image: Aaron Finnis - Yellow Space (Kiss, 9:10 mins)
N O M A Gallery presents Unraveling Tape, a group show examining the use of magnetic tape as material. The show includes new works by Bonnie Banks, Aaron Finnis, and Jacqueline Gordon. It also features sound installations by writer duo Kieran Daly and Isaac Linder and the San Francisco Tape Music Collective.

opening reception: thursday, june 17, 7 to 9 pm

an evening of acousti-electric music :: FEATURING EKG!!!
community music center : 544 capp st : san francisco :: 8p :: $15 [ $8 underemployed ]

Morton Feldman - Oboe and Orchestra (1976) :: EKG's realization of the orchestral score using analog electronics
Luigi Nono - ...sofferte onde serene... (1976) piano and tape
Mario Davidovsky - Synchronisms #3 (1965) cello and tape
Denis Smalley - Clarinet Threads (1985) clarinet and tape
Christopher Burns - The mutiny of rivers" (2010) for EKG : WORLD PREMIERE
Per Bloland - Quintet (2005) sax and live electronics

EKG (Kyle Bruckmann, oboe & electronics : Ernst Karel, analog electronics, recordings)
Matt Ingalls, clarinet
John Ingle, saxophone
Christopher Jones, piano
Monica Scott, cello

old first concerts : 1751 sacramento st : san francisco :: 8p :: $17/14

Brian Ferneyhough - Coloratura (1966) piano and oboe
Mathias Spahlinger - Fugitive Beaute (2006 : AMERICAN PREMIERE) alto flute, oboe, bass clarinet, violin, viola, & cello
Christian Wolff - Exercises (1973++) chamber ensemble
Matthew Shlomowitz - Fast Medium Swing (2008 : AMERICAN PREMIERE) piano, 3 instruments, & auxiliary
Erik Ulman - Ocean (2008 : WORLD PREMIERE) flute, percussion, violin, viola, & cello
Matt Ingalls - Trio Largo (2005/2010) oboe, clarinet, sax, trumpet & optional improvisers

Stacey Pelinka, flute
Kyle Bruckmann, oboe
Matt Ingalls, clarinet
John Ingle, saxophone
Tom Dambly, trumpet
Christopher Jones, piano & conductor
Kjell Nordeson, percussion
Ben Kreith, violin
Erik Ulman, violin
Alexa Beattie, viola
Monica Scott, cello & sampler

san francisco friends of chamber music presents: the day of chamber music
san francisco conservatory of music : 50 oak st : san francisco :: FREE

Matthew Shlomowitz - Fast Medium Swing (2008) piano, 3 instruments, & auxiliary
Beat Furrer - Aer (1991) clarinet, cello, and piano
sfSoundGroup - Improvisation (2010)

Kyle Bruckmann, oboe
Matt Ingalls, clarinet
John Ingle, saxophone
Christopher Jones, piano
Kjell Nordeson, percussion
Monica Scott, cello

community music center : 544 capp st : san francisco :: 8p :: $15 [ $8 underemployed ]

Philip Glass - Einstein on the Beach (1976) - Act I, Scene 1: Train
Beat Furrer - Aer (1991) clarinet, cello, and piano
Hans Thomalla - Lied (2008) saxophone, percussion, and piano
sfSoundGroup - Collective Composition (2010)
Matt Ingalls - Improvisation for Solo Clarinet (1997-2010)

Kyle Bruckmann, oboe
Matthew Goodheart, organ
Matt Ingalls, clarinet
John Ingle, saxophone
Christopher Jones, piano
Hadley McCarroll, organ, voice
Kjell Nordeson, percussion
Stacey Pelinka, piccolo
Diana Pray, voice
Monica Scott, cello

sfmoma : 151 3rd st : san francisco :: 7p :: free [ with museum admission ]


6:00 p.m. Half-price admission to museum begins ($9 adults, $4.50 students/seniors)
7:00 p.m. Screening of Bussotti's Rara (film), with live piano accompaniment performed by Bussotti
8:45 p.m. Exhibits close
9:00 p.m. Performance of music by Bussotti, featuring Bussotti and sfSoundGroup, curated by Luciano Chessa

An evening with Italian composer and director Sylvano Bussotti, a key innovator in contemporary music since the early 1960s. We begin with the U.S. premiere of a restored print of silent Rara (film), which gathers "filmed portraits" of the Italian avant-garde, including the circle around Pier Paolo Pasolini, the expats of Julian Beck's Living Theater, and Bussotti's muse Cathy Berberian. Tonight we watch the director watch and respond to his film. Following the screening, sfSoundGroup joins the composer to move through Bussotti's music, from the sizzling two-pianos duo Tableaux vivants avant La Passion selon Sade (1964), to the recent Variazione Berio (2007) and Arlequin Poupi (2010). The program also includes Phrase a trois (1960), In Memoriam (Cathy Berberian) (1984), Geographie Francaise (1962), and Autotono (1977).

Sylvano Bussotti, piano and spoken voice (from ITALY!)
Laura Bohn, soprano (from NEW YORK!)
Diane Grubbe, flute
Matt Ingalls, clarinet
Christopher Jones, piano
Ben Kreith, violin
Kjell Nordeson, percussion
Kurt Rohde, viola
Monica Scott, cello
Ann Yi, piano

In collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute, San Francisco Cinematheque, and the Progetto Sonora-CEMAT, and inspired by Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera Since 1870.

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