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Disquiet’s San Francisco Events Calendar

Though the musical agenda of this website, Disquiet.com, is in no way limited by geography, the fact of the matter is that I live in San Francisco, California. And since that’s where my body generally is, it’s often where my head is — and where much of my listening is.

When I travel, I try to take notes, whether in Chicago, Tokyo, Los Angeles or New York City. But most of my time is spent in San Francisco, a city particularly rich in ambient/electronic and general sound-art happenings. For a year or so now I’ve maintained a public calendar available via the excellent Google Calendar service. The calendar served initially just as a way for me to keep track of upcoming events I might wanna check out, but friends expressed interest, so I made it public; thanks to Google’s excellent user interface, this required, all told, approximately one minute of effort on my part.

 If such a calendar sounds of interest and you use any iCal-supporting calendar service, subscribe here.

 If you just want the RSS/XML feed for your feedreader, subscribe here.

 If none of that Internet gibberish above means anything to you, or you just wanna view the calendar as a web page, click here.

This is the calendar’s description in Google:

SF ambient/electronic events

San Francisco Bay Area events in the vaguely defined realm of ambient/electronic music/performance and sound art, compiled as a side project of Disquiet.com. At least initially, the calendar is both broad (i.e., also includes some underground hip-hop, which is of course studio-constructed, and contemporary classical, which is often minimalist and/or electronically enabled) and focused (i.e., only includes events I specifically plan on potentially attending).

The one thing that Google Calendar doesn’t seem to easily allow for is listing ongoing events, such as gallery and museum exhibits — if anyone out there has a suggestion about how to manage such a thing, please let me know. Thanks.

By the way, there are far better and more thorough calendars for such musical goings-on in the greater San Francisco Bay area, most notably at bayimproviser.com.

And here on the Disquiet.com website’s Elsewhere links page there is a small but growing catalog of events-listing services for various cities — web services that emphasize the sort of music covered here.

By Marc Weidenbaum

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  • Marc Weidenbaum founded the website Disquiet.com in 1996 at the intersection of sound, art, and technology, and since 2012 has moderated the Disquiet Junto, an active online community of weekly music/sonic projects. He has written for Nature, Boing Boing, The Wire, Pitchfork, and NewMusicBox, among other periodicals. He is the author of the 33 1⁄3 book on Aphex Twin’s classic album Selected Ambient Works Volume II. Read more about his sonic consultancy, teaching, sound art, and work in film, comics, and other media

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