Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar


Jerry Kuderna Lunch Concert

Pianist Jerry Kuderna plays from classics to the newest compositions.

12 noon to 1:30pm, 2133 University Ave.

New Moons at 4th Street Fine Art: Opening

4th Street Fine Art is pleased to announce the group exhibition New
Moons, running October 10 through November 3, 2014. The “new moon” is
a view of self in the context of a symbolic portal for new beginnings. It's the
moment when the old passes away and the new is not yet here. The show
is comprised of five female artists from San Francisco’s East Bay, 2 painters
and 3 jewelry artists, whose depiction of object explores the concept of
introspection to one’s wishes and desires.

6pm to 9pm, 2000 4th Street


Featuring: Jake Kaida and Matthew Tavis Johnson Book Release, Reading and Party


ALL AGES and Wheelchair Accessible

$5.00 - $10.00 Donation.

8pm to 10pm, Art House Gallery and Cultural Center 2905 Shattuck Avenue

Ellen Johnson at CJC

Celebrating the release of her highly anticipated book Jazz Child: A Portrait of Sheila Jordan, Ellen Johnson performs in dedication to her musical mentors. Johnson will present selections from her soon-to-be-released album Form & Formless, along with free improvisations that are the centerpiece of the project.


8pm to 9pm, California Jazz Conservatory 2087 Addison Street

Bill Kirchen with special guests!

$28 advance / $30 door 644-2020.

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street

Wordless!: Art Spiegelman and Philip Johnston

$22-$58. 642-9988. www.calperformances

8pm, Zellerbach Hall,UC Berkeley campus

Metropolitan Butoh; Envisions Ensemble; Viv Corringham and Friends and Friends

Metropolitan Butoh | Envision Ensemble | Viv Corringham and Friends"
- Set 0, 8:00pm: Metropolitan Butoh

After the acclaimed Aug show where we used the large bay windows as go-go cages for avant-dance in a ½-set prelude, another dance opener w Metropolitan Butoh, a group of veteran Bay Area butoh performers of the Tamano school who've worked together since 2004: Ronnie Baker, Molly Barrons, and Martha Matsuda.

"Mission Fu is the title of our ongoing exploration of images from the urban landscape, in the Mission District, Oakland, Detroit and other cities where have lived... For the Berkeley Arts Festival, we'll engage with the local landscape to create time-based art; a Berkeley Fu."

- Set 1, 8:25pm: Henry Kuntz & Envision Ensemble

Following a triumphant "down from the mountain" August performance at Berkeley Arts Festival, a return appearance by the daring pioneer of joyously unbounded, infinitely free jazz.

Henry Kuntz has blazed many trails in realizing the intersection of world musics (esp. from Latin America and Indonesia) with a ritualistic & shamanistic quest for joy and sonic freedom in a "festival time" outside of clock time. His new Envision Ensemble (an outgrowth of the earlier Opeye Orchestra) moves toward an advanced improvisational archetype, one in which multiple independent events may occur while the musicians simultaneously create an experiential musical whole.


- Henry Kuntz: sax, violins, gamelan, percussion, ringleader
- Brian Godchaux: violin, viola, mandolin
- John Kuntz: ukulele, guitar, mandolin, percussion
- Esten Lindgren: contrabass, pocket trumpet
- The mathematically impossible Dan Plonsey: saxes

- Set 2, 9:10pm: Viv Corringham tour

NY-based British vocalist, composer & electronic sound artist Viv Corringham plays Berkeley Arts Festival as part of her NorCal tour, joined by a Transbay multimedia consort of Deep Listening practitioners & neogaku kaiju.

Program may include various types of improv games based on sonic grammars, deviant sample-melting, mnemo-narrative field recordings, and intermedia moiré of words, utterance, sound, motion, memory, image & music.


- Viv Corringham: voice, electronics
- Joe Lasqo: laptop, keyboards, objects
- Jennifer Wilsey: percussion
- Wind choir: Nancy Beckman: shakuhachi & Ron Heglin: tuba / trombone
- Video artist: Bill Thibault.

Viv Corringham has worked internationally since the early 80s, creating music performances, audio installations & soundwalks. She's interested in exploring people's special relationship with familiar places and how that links to an interior landscape of personal history, memory and association. Her ongoing project Shadow-walks has been presented in gallery shows from New York to Istanbul to Hong Kong.

8pm to 10pm, 2133 University Ave