Most of this week’s adventurous events are taking place at the Center for New Music. However, Outsound Presents will hold its weekly gig at the Luggage Store Gallery; and there will also be two performances in the Mission. Details are as follows:
Thursday, September 15, 8 p.m., Luggage Store Gallery: This week the Luggage Store Creative Music Series will return to its usual two-set format. The opening set will be taken by Oa, a collaboration between Matt Davignon, who works with a variety of electronic-based techniques for making music, and writer Hugh Behm-Steinberg. Through CDs, tapes, and stored and created samples, Oa breaks spoken language down to abstract sound elements, which are used to improvise new musical textures and passages. Oa will be followed by another duo improvisation based on recording technology presented by Daniel Blomquist and Aria Rostami. The Luggage Store Gallery is located at 1007 Market Street, across the street from where Golden Gate Avenue meets Taylor Street (which happens to be the site of the Golden Gate Theatre). As usual, admission will be on a sliding scale between $6 and $15.
Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, 8 p.m., NOHspace: Shinichi Iova-Koga and Edward Schocker are presenting the first performances of Drowning Man in conjunction with the Theatre of Yugen. Schocker is the Executive Director of Thingamajigs, whose mission is to explore sounds in found objects and use alternate tuning systems to create new music. He has applied this technique in creating the score for Drowning Man. Iova-Koga is the Artistic Director of inkBoat, which creates new theater works often based specifically on the site in which they are performed.
NOHspace is located at the Theatre of Yugen at Project Artaud, which is located in NEMIZ (the NorthEast Mission Industrial Zone) at 2840 Mariposa Street, between Alabama Street and Florida Street. General admission will be $20 with a $15 rate for students with valid identification. Tickets may be purchased online in advance from a single Brown Paper Tickets event page with a pull-down menu for selecting the date of performance.