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March 2016
$10

‘Fraid o’ Freyja + The Blues + Duo B

March 8, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Life Changing Ministries,
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Oakland, CA United States
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Getting closer with ‘Fraid o’ Freyja, the just-intoned psychedelic, kraut rocked, tantric alter-ego of Thingamajigs Performance Group, joined in like-mindedness with the new American free jazz underground post-apocalyptic collateral jammage of The Blues and a new, powerful, and incessant idea from Duo B. Expect the Shiurway Kit, the Les Paul, the Amp That Does Not Sound Like Itself, the Crybaby Wah-Wah, and the Just-Intoned Wurli set like a tornado at your esteemed feet.

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$5 - $10

The Crossing (work in progress showing)

March 19, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Center for New Music,
55 Taylor Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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The Crossing is a collaborative project involving community workshops and open rehearsals culminating in a live performances throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Through a period of deep development and performance with an ensemble of like-minded ‘seekers’, the goal is to reach a state of communication with a “spirit” world. Edward Schocker directs an ensemble of master musicians and improvisers as they examine the commonalities between our contemporary performance practices and ancient traditions to create a unique sonic vocabulary that…

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April 2016
Free

IN CONVERSATION WITH NEW FREQUENCIES

April 20, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,
701 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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A sneak-peek of the talent behind the music. Join the New Frequencies Festival artists Pamela Z, Edward Schocker, Theresa Wong and Luciano Chessa from 6-7:30 PM as they present their upcoming performances in Pechakucha style. Gain a concise sneak peek to the thinking behind their musical projects. Followed by a Q&A with Isabel Yrigoyen, curator of the festival and Associate Director of Performing Arts here at YBCA.

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$12

Full: Invent

April 21, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Berkeley Art Museum,
2155 Center Street
Berkeley, CA United States
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An encounter with homemade and experimental instruments. Composer and instrument builder Paul Dresher brings his “omnivorous sensibility” (San Francisco Chronicle) to bear on works for his Quadrachord, joined by innovative percussionist Joel Davel on his Marimba Lumina. In addition, Edward Schocker performs on his own updated version of the glass harmonica, and multi-instrumentalist Laura Inserra creates a rich tapestry for the ears with instruments from around the world. Plus explore the exhibition galleries and discover simultaneous performances throughout the building.

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Free

WORKSHOP: SHINTO RITUAL ROPE MAKING

April 24, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,
701 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Shimenawa rope workshop for The Crossing. Join artist Edward Schocker and ensemble members as they talk about the significances and history of rope making in various aspects of our life. Shimenawa are lengths of laid rice straw rope used for ritual purification in the Shinto religion. Shimenawa rope sometimes has a bell attached to the top of the rope that makes sound as the rope is shaken. This helps call to spirits and purifies the space. For their project, The Crossing,…

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The Crossing (Premiere)

April 29, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Crossing will create a new form of ecstatic group improvisation through investigating ancient Asian musical genres, such as Japanese Gagaku and Korean shamanist ritual music called Shinawi. Through a period of deep development and performance with an ensemble of like-minded ‘seekers’, the goal is to reach a state of communication with a “spirit” world. The Crossing’s mission is to create new and innovative work that combines traditional Eastern sensibilities with modern American performance practices. By creating pieces in a…

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May 2016

Sonoma Matsuri Festival

May 7, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Julliard Park,
227 Santa Rosa Ave
Santa Rosa, CA United States
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Celebrate Japanese culture The Northern California Gagaku Group performs traditional Japanese court music this year at the Sonoma Matsuri Festival.

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