Experimental & Avant-Garde

Switchboard Music Festival

When: Sat., April 4, 2-10 p.m. 2015

The lineup for Outside Lands 2015 was recently announced. Performers include Kendrick Lamar. Excellent. But you already knew that, and the internet will remind you every day until August. Meanwhile, The Switchboard Music Festival, which occurs this Saturday at the Brava Theater (2781 24th St., San Francisco) — also the venue for the crucial San Francisco Electronic Music Festival — is another all-day music soiree focused on progressive composers and singular new music ensembles. The main pull is the premiere of In C Re-Do, a reimagined version of Terry Riley’s groundbreaking minimalist composition, composed by a host of local left-field luminaries such as Fred Frith, Pamela Z, and Greg Saunier, among many others. Performers earlier in the day include Bill Baird, performing a new mixed-media piece; and Black Spirituals, an outfit that couples live percussion and electronics with historic allusions and political overtones. Of course, if you prefer, Outside Lands also presents Slightly Stoopid.

Sam Lefebvre

Price: $20, $25

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