Bay Area Creative Music Web Sites
bay area new music
a discussion group and concert list for all forms of san francisco bay area new music
The following links will take you to other interesting Web sites.
|Bruce Ackley||Saxophonist, composer, Rova member, band leader||Steve Adams||Saxophonist, composer, Rova member, band leader||Carol Alban||Flutist and Composer||Liz Allbee||Trumpet||Laurie Amat||Laurie Amat is an acclaimed vocalist, improvisational performer, experimental composer and teacher. Her approach to singing is informed by broad experience including pop, rock, traditional and inventive opera, spoken word, video, dance, theatre and performance art.||Scott Amendola||drums, percussion, composer, band leader||Aurora||Voice (aka Aurora Rising, Aurora Josephson)||Jen Baker||Trombone, Didgeridoo, Voice||Aaron Bennett||Winds||Tom Bickley||Recorder, Vocals, Electronics||John Bischoff||Computer and Electronic Music||Jorge Boehringer||composer, sound artist||C. J. Reaven Borosque ||noise pedals, turntables, guitar,misc. electronics||Christopher Brown||bass||Chris Brown||electronics and piano||Kyle Bruckmann||Oboe, English horn, analog electronics||Jon Brumit||drums, electronics, reconfigured salvage||Chris Burns||Composer||Amar Chaudhary||composer and performer specializing in contemporary and electronic music||Jarrett Cherner||Pianist, Composer, and Educator||Merlin Coleman||composer, writer, performer and recording artist||C.O.M.A.||California Outside Music Associates||Michael Cooke||Composer, multi-reeds : flute, saxes, bass clarinet, and bassoon||George Cremaschi||contrabass, analog electronics, composition ||Patrick Cress||saxophonist and composer||Eli Crews||Bass, guitar, recording engineer||Beth Custer||Clarinetist, composer, performer, and teacher||André Custodio||Drummer | Educator | Improviser||Matt Davignon||Drum Machine, electronics||Bryan Day||improviser, instrument builder, and conceptual artist||Solidad Decosta||spoken word artist, author, performer, pianist and composer||Danielle DeGruttola||Cello, Electric Cello, Composer||Ernesto Diaz-Infante||guitarist, composer and improviser ||Thomas Dimuzio||composer, musician, mastering engineer and label proprietor||Tom Djll||Trumpet, keyboards, electronics, composer, writer||Jack Curtis Dubowsky||composer, pianist, bassist, keyboardist, arranger, filmmaker.||Lisle Ellis||bassist/composer/improvisor||Marco Eneidi||musician/alto saxophonist||Cenk Ergün||Composer, Laptop Performer||Karl Evangelista||Guitarist||Thea Farhadian||Interdisciplinary artist and performer||Christopher Fleeger||Computer||Stephen Flinn||drummer, percussionist||Fred Frith||Guitarist, Composer||Eddie Gale||trumpet||Philip Gelb||Shakuhachi||Ben Goldberg||clarinet||Matthew Goodheart||piano||Greg Goodman||improvising pianist||Lance Grabmiller||Electronic and Electroacoustic music||Phillip Greenlief||Woodwinds, Composer||Scot Gresham-Lancaster ||Composer, Instrument Designer, Computer Musician||Sameer Gupta||DRUMSET, TABLA, PERCUSSION : jazz, world, avant-garde||Ross Hammond||guitarist||The Ni Project||Improvisations for Guitar & Tabla with overtones of Indian Classical Music||Clare Hedin||Healing, Music and Consciousness||Herb Heinz||guitarist, electronicist, vocalist, producer, composer, improvisor||Jacob Felix Heule||drums & electronics||Lars Hidde||Composer, Remixer, Performer, Producer/Engineer||Shoko Hikage||Koto||Nora Hoffmann||Composer, Violinist||Jason Hoopes||Bassist. Composer. ||Bill Horvitz||Guitarist, composer||Matt Ingalls||Clarinet, Computer Music||Carrie Jahde||drums||Gary Johnson||composer/producer and bass player||Dan Joseph||composer/performer/multi-instrumentalist||Henry Kaiser||Guitarist, improviser||David Kanaga||voice, computer, samples (composer/improviser)||Alexander Kort||Cello||Henry Kuntz||tenor saxophone, musette, wood flutes, etc.||Joe Lasqo||new Indo-Modernist and "Neo-Gaku" sounds||Matt Lebofsky||Keyboards, electric bass, guitar, Warr guitar, drums||zBug||An industrial jazz unit based in San Francisco, CA that presents structured improvisational music sets.||David Leikam||Creative arts composer, designer, improviser, and producer of the industrial jazz unit zBug.||Ike Levin||Reeds||Hugh Livingston||Cello||Scott R. Looney||piano, hyperpiano, electronics||The Lost Trio||Phillip Greenlief, saxophones; Dan Seamans, bass; Tom Hassett, drums||Bob Marsh||Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist||Eric Marshall||upright and electric bass||Miya Masaoka||koto||Silvia Matheus||Computer and electronic music composer, video artist and sound designer||Jenny Maybee||pianist, vocalist and composer||Thollem McDonas||pianist/composer/improviser/vocalist/teacher||Ava Mendoza||Guitarist, composer, improviser||Lucio Menegon||guitarist, composer, improviser, sonic artist ||Lisa Mezzacappa||double bassist, improviser, composer||David Michalak||Filmmaker/Soundtracks/Lap steel guitar||Kristin Miltner||Computer Music, Composition, Voice, Electronics, Video, Installation and
Sound Art||Mo’Fone||Larry de la Cruz, saxophone; Jim Peterson, saxophone; Jeremy Steinkoler, drums||Polly Moller||Flutist, bass flutist, spoken words, performance artist||Justin Morrison||Dancer and improviser||Amy X Neuburg||composer/performer, voice and electronics, chamber works, live looping||Bill Noertker||bassist/composer/educator||Aaron Novik||composer, clarinetist, bandleader||Tom Nunn||Improviser / Experimental Instruments||Larry Ochs||Saxophonist, composer, Rova member, band leader||Suki O'Kane||mallet percussionist, composer, public artist and instigator||Opeye||Henry Kuntz, Brian Godchaux, John Kuntz, Esten Lindgren ||Timothy Orr||drummer||Philip Perkins||Live recording and mixing; electronic and concrete sound works||Tim Perkis||Electronics||Mike Perlmutter||saxophones, clarinet, tiny instruments. ||Dan Plonsey||Saxophonist, composer, band leader, webmaster||Edword (Word, Eddie)||Drums, drum machines, percussion, electronics, samples||Suellen Primost||Cello||Jesse Quattro||Vocalist, Lyricist, Composer||Jon Raskin||Saxophonist, composer, Rova member, band leader||Reel Change||Plays live soundtracks||rob reich||Yes, I'm the one who eats the music.||Eric Glick Rieman||composer - prepared Rhodes, piano, and multi-instrumentalist performer||Rent Romus||saxophones, composer, curator ||Rova Saxophone Quartet||Larry Ochs, Bruce Ackley, Jon Raskin, Steve Adams||Jess Rowland||musician and composer||David Samas||composer, cosmologist, poet, painter, performer, philosopher, farmer and father of 4||Thomas Scandura||Drums||John Schott||Guitarist, composer, band leader||Anton Schwartz||Jazz Saxophonist - Composer - Bandleader||Jonathan Segel||composer, performer and multi-instrumentalist||Shirzad Sharif|| Tonbak / Daf (Persian Percussion)||Aram Shelton||multi-instrumentalist on saxophones and clarinets, composer & improviser||John Shiurba||Guitarist||Todd Sickafoose||Bassist, Bandleader, Composer||David Slusser||Electronics, Woodwinds, Composer||Damon Smith||Double Bassist, Improviser. ||Karen Stackpole||Percussion||Moe! Staiano||Drums, percussion, composer, orchestra leader||Colin Stetson||Saxophones||Jeffrey Stevenson||guitarist, composer||Jameson Swanagon||guitarist||Nicholas Taplin||high fidelity recording engineer||Shannon Taylor||Drummer/Synthesist||Biggi Vinkeloe||alto saxophone and flute||Luke Westbrook||guitarist, composer||Harry Whitney Trio||Composer/Pianist||Andrew Wilshusen||Drums||Sarah Wilson||Composer, trumpeter, singer-songwriter||William Winant||Percussionist||Pamela Z||Composer/Performer||Damon Zick||Woodwinds, Bandleader, Composer||Jacob Zimmerman||Alto Saxophonist, Composer/Improviser|
|21 Grand||Art Gallery and Creative Music Venue||ACME Observatory||Experimental New Creative Music Series [currently on hiatus]||Artists' Television Access||screening venue for independent film and video||Berkeley Art Museum||L@TE: Friday Nights||Berkeley Arts||concerts with some of the most creative people in Berkeley and the Bay Area||Berkeley Arts Center||Community Arts Center||Bird & Beckett Books and Records||Book and record store with live music shows||Bottom of the Hill||Rock club in Portrero district||Bruno's||Bar and supper club in the Mission||Cafe Du Nord||SF bar near the Castro||Cafe Royale||neighborhood coffee & tea house with a variety of live music||Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford||Recital hall on the campus of Stanford University||CELLspace||Gallery and performance space||Center for New Music||A community center for participants of new music in San Francisco||Chez Hanny||A Sunday afternoon jazz salon||Climate Theatre||The biggest little theater in the world!||CNMAT||Center for New Music and Audio Technologies||Community Music Center||Mission District Music Center||Compound Gallery|| ||Dance Mission Theater||Music and Dance in the Mission||Edinburgh Castle||Irish Pub and Avant-Rock club in San Francisco||Epic Arts||A grassroots non-profit organization that promotes collaboration and community development through the arts||Flux 53||Collective theater and gallery producing and hosting exhibitions, workshops, music, film, and live theater in all genres.||Freight & Salvage||Coffehouse/theater for mostly folk and bluegrass music||Great American Music Hall||Classic music hall venue in SF||Headlands Center for the Arts||LiveARTS Series||Hemlock Tavern||Adventurous Rock Club on Polk Street||Hertz Hall||Concert hall on the UC Berkeley campus||Hotel Utah||Fine drinks, tasty food, and hot music ||Jazzschool||The Jazzschool offers a comprehensive program of educational music classes and workshops in addition to a diverse weekend concert series||Jewish Community Center SF Kanbar Hall||Kanbar Hall is located within the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, which is the oldest Jewish center on the West Coast||Luggage Store New Music Series||Outsound Presents the longest running weekly Thursday night music series in Northern California||Make-Out Room||Bar in the Mission||Mama Buzz Cafe||café, gallery and gathering place for artists, creators and their communities||Meridian Gallery||Non profit exhibition and performance space||Mills College Concert Hall||The Center for Contemporary Music||Musically Minded Academy||music school and a community center||New Langton Arts||Art and Performance Space||Oakland Metro||Opera and beyond, near Jack London Square||ODC Dance Theatre||Mostly dance, with some New Music||Pacific Film Archive||Film screenings and music||Project Artaud Theatre||Theatre space||Revolution Cafe||French style beer & wine cafe that hosts great live music||Rio Theatre||Music, Film and Video theatre in Santa Cruz||San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum (SFPALM)||Dedicated to the performing arts in the San Francisco Bay Area||SFEMF||San Francisco Electronic Music Festival||SIMM Series||Outsound Presents...This New Sonic Music Series on alternate Sundays||Space Gallery||Gallery and performance space||Starry Plough||Irish bar with an occasional Creative Music show||Stork Club||Mostly rock, with some Creative Music||Subterranean Arthouse||Interdisciplinary community art space||Temescal Arts Center||performing arts cooperative||Temescal Cafe||Restaurant||The Jazz House||youth-oriented, jazz-focused performance space||The Lab||Interdisciplinary Artists' Organization||The Layover||Music Bar & Lounge||The Red Poppy Art House||A working artists’ studio, gallery, classroom, and performance space||Tom's Place||Contemporary Art Music in an Intimate Setting||Turquoise Yantra Grotto||House-concert venue near Glen Park in San Francisco||Uptown||Niteclub with live music||Woody Woodman's Finger Palace|| ||Yerba Buena Center for the Arts||Contemporary Classical and Other Music||Yoshi's Oakland||Nightclub for mostly mainstream jazz||Yoshi's San Francisco||jazz club and Japanese restaurant|
|9 Winds Records||Jazz, Classical, Creative, etc.||Artship Recordings|| ||Asian Improv||Creative Music||Balance Point Acoustics|| for credit card orders or more info, please vist www.balancepointacoustics.com.
||Beta-lactam Ring Records||Beta-lactam Ring Records
The label dedicated to releasing uncommon music with unique packaging in this age of mass production. Experimental, electronic, avant-garde, noise, ambient, prog, psych, atonal, fluxus, improvised, drone, "what the..", and other kinds of music can be found here.||Black Hat Records|| Black Hat Records is a label specializing in post-modern acoustic Jazz. Started in 1999 by Michael Cooke, Black Hat Records is dedicated to the uncompromising expressions of Jazz music and the Jazz artists we record. We are a Jazz label for the real Jazz fan. Please feel free to contact us about where to purchase our products, about distributing our products or booking our talent, but unfortunately we are not accepting submissions at this time. ||Brass Tonic Records||Brass Tonic Records is devoted exclusively to the creation, production and distribution of Sarah Wilson's personal music projects.||Cadence Jazz Records|| ||CIMP||Creative Improvised Music Projects||Clean Feed Records||Clean Feed was founded in 2001. It was born from an urgent need to change the “grey” Portuguese jazz scene and to release the most creative international artists. From the first, Clean Feed set out on a mission to record unsuspected music by recording Portuguese and foreign musicians in separate or cooperative projects
The label's goal was to use the whole world as its operating ground, taking advantage of the internet revolution and the increasing global music market.
Very quickly, Clean Feed found herself at the vortex of the international creative jazz scene, releasing projects that reached far beyond what was initially imagined. In four years Clean Feed reached the impressive mark of 40 releases, featuring works by such musicians as Steve Swell, Lou Grassi, Ken Filiano, Roy Campbell, Wilber Morris, Will Holshouser, Bernardo Sassetti, Gerry Hemingway, Ellery Eskelin, Ray Anderson, Carlos Barretto, Kevin Norton, Rodrigo Amado, Zé Eduardo, Carlos Zíngaro, Paul Dunmall, Ken Vandermark, Whit Dickey, and Steve Lehman, among others.
2005 has already revealed itself as yet another turning point for the label, with its distribution reaching as far as Japan, the United States, Germany, the UK, Spain, Italy, Poland, Belgium and Switzerland. New artists are joining the rooster including: Michael Blake, Herb Robertson, Joe Morris, Charles Gayle, Rob Brown, Vinny Golia, James Finn, Paul Flaherty, Ravish Momin, Pandelis Karayorgis, Joe Fiedler, Mark Dresser, Bruno Chevillon, Jean-Marc Foltz, George Schuller, Jeff Arnal, Adam Lane, Paal Nilssen-Love.
Clean Feed aims to record innovative contemporary jazz projects that can make a difference, building a catalogue that will be internationally recognized for its quality and coherence.
Made in Lisbon ||Ecstatic Yod|| ||Edgetone Records||From idealism to realism, independent saxophonist/composer/producer Rent Romus launches Edgetone Records, the newest recording and distribution artist run label for new and experimental avant music and modern jazz!
After years of independent touring and producing Rent Romus strengthens the ranks of musicians taking control over their destiny with the opening of Edgetone Records. Joining forces with Jazzheads Records, Romus will present some of the most creative musicians that the SF Bay Area, West Coast, and beyond has to offer. Each custom packaged CD release embodies the pure sound of the artist without compromise to a preconceived market.
In addition to the three new releases in April, Edgetone is in the planning stages for new music from bassit Bill Noertker, reed master Tony Passarell, electronic iconoclast Scott Looney, and drummer Phillip Everett. Also, jazz violinist Yehudit will debut her second CD on the Edgetone Modern Jazz Series.||Evander Music||Evander Music presents Original Compositions, Improvised Music & New Jazz on nearly 40 titles by mostly west coast recording artists. Look for upcoming 2006 releases by: Aaron Novik, The Lost Trio, Matthew Goodheart solo, and Darren Johnston's United Brassworker's Project.
For submissions, please contact Phillip Greenlief by email at email@example.com - snail mail to Evander Music - 1075 Aileen Street, Apt B Oakland, CA 94608 or call (510) 501-7110||Evolving Ear|| ||Garuda Records|| ||Grinder|| ||Hat Hut Records||Jazz||Herman & Sherman|| ||Hypnos Recordings|| ||Isotope Records||Serving emerging musicians as well as those long-overlooked by label representation, Isotope Records was conceived as a visionary approach to presenting artists of diverse backgrounds and cultures. Rather than pigeonhole musical styles into rigid categories, Isotope strives to embody the ever-changing musical landscape by presenting innovative new artists who bridge styles of world, jazz, rock, hip-hop, and electronic music.
Boldly introducing themselves in 1999, Isotope unleashed its flagship recording of the dynamic improvisational group The Supplicants. As the name of their debut album implies, 1st Encounter is a fully unrehearsed and spontaneous collaboration of three inventive and imaginative musicians.
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Isotope Records first extended its welcoming hand to those musicians it found to possess the inherent qualities of musical expression: creativity, spontaneity, fertility, openness, and vibrant energy. The label has now already expanded to the fertile grounds of New York in adoption of its creative music-seeking mantra. True to its mission, Isotope Records plans to incorporate and unite artists across the country and abroad.
||Knitting Factory Works|| ||Limited Sedition||Creative music from Bay Area in Limited Editions||Mary Joy Recordings|| ||Music and Arts||An Independent Classical and Jazz Label||New Albion Records||Jazz||New World Records||Our mission is to record the music of American composers that would not otherwise be represented in the catalogues of the commercial recording companies.||Nuscope Recordings||Producer Russell Summers started nuscope recordings in 1998 to document the daring and
life-affirming musics of musicians whose goals are to stimulate, mystify, and move
These musicians also have the great gift to shatter preconceived perceptions of what
music and sound are all about.||Odd Shaped Case||There is music that springs up at the crossroads, where cultures meet, where ideas are exchanged and grow, where new sounds come into being. There is music made outside known categories, new music that grows from traditions while pushing boundaries towards a truly contemporary and international art. Odd Shaped Case came into being to promote, support and distribute this music. ||Pax Recordings||In 1997, San Francisco composer/guitarist Ernesto Diaz-Infante began the Pax Recordings record label which is dedicated to the documentation, perservation, and contagion of music from the margins of our culture and psyches. He and filmmaker/musician Marjorie Sturm co-conspire and run Pax Recordings. Their most recent release is a compilation CD of twenty-six artists titled "Voices In the Wilderness: Dissenting Soundscapes and Songs of GW's America. Buy Pax CDs at CD Baby!
||Peer Music||A unique blend of Rock, Classical, Folk, Dance, Alternative, World, Contemporary and Latin music.||Phthalo|| ||Public Eyesore|| ||Racer Records||Intelligent rock, folk rock, experimental pop, freeform jazz||Rasbliutto Recordings||while opinions vary, often to the point of fisticuffs, rasbliutto recordings has been described as a sober game of asshole, an impossibly hopeless vanity label, an anticapitalist sweatshop, a socio-political put-on, a raunchy late-night tryst between a philosopher and an elephant, a feeble attempt at legitimacy, the fully-baked realization of an impossible pipe-dream, and so much more.
what rasbliutto *is*, of course, will not be fully known until it has ceased to exist, since (aside from the inscrutable "fun foundation") it's sole raison-d'etre is the music.
music? yes, freely-improvised, partially structured, accidental, found, and through-composed new music have been, are, or will be represented here. in addition, rasbliutto recordings reserves the right to do anything else it can muster up the resources to do. rasbliutto recordings is owned and operated by musicians, despite overtures from madonna, stephen spielberg, and rupert murdoch, and its operating budget and debt-to-earnings ratio will remain a mystery as a result.
rasbliutto recordings has already issued a small but potent catalog of rare and out-of-print small-batch recordings featuring improvising musicians and composers from the portland, oregon region. from the dysfunctional uber-freedom of super unity to the whiskey-addled electronic ravings of jack lunetti to the primordial nonlinguistic communication of don brown and dan reynolds, rasbliutto recordings has been proud to branch and weave rhizomatically from the initial tour-only offerings of the foster/jenkins/eubanks trio and BEDS.
rasbliutto recordings focuses on small releases and x-ray attention to artistic details. so many of our releases do not last long, however they can always be copied from the masters upon request.||Rastascan Records||Creative music from the Bay Area and Beyond||Road Cone|| ||Shanachie||Eclectic collection of AMERICANA, BLUES, COUNTRY / WESTERN, FOLK / ACOUSTIC GUITAR, GOSPEL, IRISH / CELTIC, JAZZ, JEWISH / KLEZMER, LATIN / SALSA, NEW ORLEANS / CAJUN, REGGAE, ROCK / POP, R & B, SKA , WORLD||Sonore|| ||SoundGallery||SoundGallery Productions
1527 48th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94122|
SoundGallery Productions, is dedicated to the enhancement and cultivation of jazz, world, and experimental music. As a record label, producer, and a promoter, The SoundGallery would like to invite you to try our services. We will develop your online presence by creating your own homepage within our site, post your MP3s, advertise your music, and sell your CDs via the internet.
|Spring Garden Music||Freely improvised music||The Beak Doctor||The Beak Doctor, keen on living up to the responsibility of the ancient Codes of Construction, has committed its vast resources to the investigation of all auditory pathogens, and the exposure of these same sonic germs to the saliva of hungry ears.
These viruses include Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Greg Goodman, Rova, Henry Kaiser, Mats Gustafsson, and George Cremaschi. There is no immunization.||Tzadik||Tzadik is dedicated to releasing the best in avant garde and experimental music, presenting a worldwide community of contemporary musician-composers who find it difficult or impossible to release their music through more conventional channels.
Tzadik believes most of all in the integrity of its artists. What you hear on Tzadik is the artists's vision undiluted.
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