Upcoming Shows

Sunday Oct. 4, 2015 7pm-10pm 18th Annual Music for People and Thingamajigs Festival, We Go On at 7:30pm at the Center for New Music in San Francisco

Past shows:

June 21, 2015, 5 to 9pm - Garden of Memory, at Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave. Oakland.
A columbarium walk-through event at the Chapel of the Chimes

July 27, 2014 - Sunday between 3:00-9:00 -- Obtainium Cup. We’ll be playing outside of the Coal Shed at 4pm
"The start is at the Coal Shed Art Studios at 4th & Waterfront, Mare Island, Vallejo, CA 94592. Parking for the event is on the right at 4th & Connolly between Nimitz and Railroad Avenue (do not park in the lot on 4th street between Nimitz and the Coal Shed)."

April 12, 2014 - Saturday performance at 1:30 -- Upcycle at the Richmond Art Center. 2540 Barrett Ave Richomd, CA

February 7, 2014 - Friday 7:00pm & 8:30pm -- Mercury 20 Gallery. 475 25th St, Oakland, CA 94612, (510) 701-4620
The inimitable Bay Area's Crank Ensemble, will perform two 20-minute sets during Art Murmur on February 7, at 7:00 and 8:30 PM, using hand-cranked instruments. When not in use they will be displayed along with Kerry Vander Meer's constructed electronically wired sculpture. Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear and see Crank Ensemble!

October 6, 2013 - Sunday afternoon, 2:30pm -- NorCal NoiseFest. Bows & Arrows, 1815 19th Street, Sacramento, CA. Full NoiseFest schedule here.

June 14, 2013 - Friday evening, 6:30pm - 8:00pm -- performance at the Hotel Burlington. 2 Canyon Lake Drive, Port Costa, CA. The 1883 Burlington Hotel is the Victorian jewel of historic Port Costa, California. Set in a canyon in John Muir country on the shores of the Carquinez Strait and surrounded by sprawling parkland and open space, the hotel (formerly a brothel!) offers a glimpse into the region’s colorful past.
sfgate article about the Hotel Burlington

June 21, 2013, 5 to 9pm - Garden of Memory, at Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave. Oakland.

February 8, 2013 - Friday evening, time tba -- performance at Crazyology closing party. Exhibition of Illuminations, paintings by David Normal, located in the atrium of
1000 Van Ness in San Francisco

May 20, 2012 - Sunday, 11:00am to 11:30am - Performance at Maker Faire located at San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Dr. San Mateo, CA 94403 (We'll be on the the Coke Zero & Mentos stage in the west lot)

October 16, 2011 - 10:00am to 5:00pm - East Bay Mini Maker Faire
location: Park Day School, 360 42nd Street, Oakland, CA - entrance at corner of 42nd & Opal

April 10, 2011 - noon to 4:00pm - DIY musical instrument tailgate party at Stanford
located at White Plaza- Stanford.

April 16, 2011 - 10:00am to 8:00pm - ArtSeed's Art-a-thon
location: Thoreau Center's Acre Café, in the Presidio. 1013 Torney Ave, San Francisco, CA. (Crank Ensemble will Play at 3:00 until 7:00pm )

February 25, 2011 5:00pm to 7:30pm - Performance at ArtSeed Reception at The Arion Press located at 1802 Hays Street, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129. Enter the Presidio via the Fifteenth Avenue gate, just north of Lake Street. (Crank Ensemble is playing at 6:30)

January 20, 5:00pm to 7:00pm - Performance at the opening Art reception for the Artists from G.L.U.E. at The Thoreau Center: Presidio Building #1014 Lincoln Blvd. & Torney Ave. San Francisco, CA 94129 (Crank Ensemble is playing at 5:30)

October 2, 2010, 4pm-6pm - Performance at the opening reception for the MAKE:CRAFT exhibition at Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles. (See also http://themakershow.blogspot.com/ )

June 21, 2010, 5 to 9pm - Garden of Memory, at Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave. Oakland.

May 23, 2010 - 1pm - Maker Faire, San Mateo County Event Center http://www.makerfaire.com

June 21, 2009, 5 to 9PM - Garden of Memory, at Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave. Oakland.

June 26, 2009 (8:00pm) - Eagle Rock Community Cultural Center - 2225 Colorado Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90041
NewTown Presents: Cranks, Cams, Computers and More: New Machines, New Music. Installations open 6:00PM Performances at 8:00PM

May 31, 2009 (4:00pm) - Calvary Presbyterian Church - 2515 Fillmore Street San Francisco
The Crank Ensemble will be playing with the San Francisco Sinfonietta – with the full symphony orchestra! Five of us Cranks are also singing in the chorus for "Carmina Burana" at this show…

Sept. 26-28, 2008 - False Profit: Priceless Campout http://priceless.false-profit.com

Sept. 21, 2008 11th Annual Music for People and Thingamajigs Festival, 1-4 pm at the Oakland Museum of California

August 21, 2008 - Mini-Maker Faire at Intel Developers’ Forum.

July 11, 2008 - On the radio/online on "The California Report" - story on the Crank Ensemble by Mina Kim. Check it out here.

June 29, 2008 - at Theatre of Yugen 2840 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, California 94110
Worklights Series - A casual monthly series for exploration of work-in-progress, play readings, and offerings by members of the Yugen Orchestra. We bring the beer and popcorn. You provide impressions and reflections. No one turned away for lack of an opinion.

July 05, 2008 - False Profit: >Priceless Campout - Saturday evening Seussian party http://priceless.false-profit.com
Canceled due to area wildfires.

May 23, 2008 - at the San Francisco Dump 503 Tunnel Ave., San Francisco, California 94134
The Crank Ensemble with Paul Cesewski, current Artist in Residence at the SF Dump. Paul creates bicycle-powered rides with Cyclecide Bike Rodeo, and tonight will be presenting bicycle-powered instruments such as a snare drum and a bocce-ball-driven spiral noise machine!

May 4, 2008 - The Maker Faire - San Mateo Fairgrounds / Build, CRAFT, hack, play, MAKE. Arts . Crafts . Engineering . Green . Music . Science

4/20/08 - Oakland, Sometime Gallery, with Cheryl Leonard

4/13/08 - San Francisco, Pirate Cat Radio

11/29/07 - San Francisco, Luggage Store Gallery, With Toychestra

9/29/07 - Oakland, Thingamajigs Festival, 21 Grand

6/21/07 - Oakland, Garden of Memory, Chapel of the Chimes

5/28/07 - San Mateo, Maker Faire

5/27/07 - Half Moon Bay, Maker's Ball, Enso Gallery

5/3/07 - San Francisco, Luggage Store Gallery

3/30/07 - San Francisco, 12 Galaxies with Extra Action Marching Band

2/25/07 - San Francisco, Noise Pancakes, California College of Arts

8/24/06 San Francisco, The Lab, with Targodie

8/2/06 - Berkeley, Ashkenaz

7/28/06 - Oakland, 21 Grand, Edgetone Music Summit

7/24/06 - KFJC, Foothill College

6/21/06 - Oakland, Garden of Memory, Chapel of the Chimes

5/19/06 - Oakland, Launch Pad

12/7/05 - Oakland, EpicArts

8/31/05 - San Francisco, Hemlock Tavern, Other Minds' Brink Series

6/21/05 - Oakland, Garden of Memory, Chapel of the Chimes