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Pity the bride and groom hoisted on chairs at any wedding Aaron Novik plays. The clarinetist-composer juices Jewish wedding dance rhythms with mosh-pit-fueling metal ferocity on Secrets of Secrets (pictured), and that's just one of the aggressive fusions he crafts on this suite exploring a 13th-century Kabbalistic text. The ensemble expands to include string and brass quartets, but at its center is an adventurous Bay Area-centric crew including Fred Frith, percussionist Willie Winant and members of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum. The whole thing is based around Jewish numerology but Novik attacks his mysticism with the blunt force of an awakened golem.
Sat., June 23, 8 p.m., $6, with Ava Mendoza Trio and RL3, Highwire Gallery, 2040 Frankford Ave., museumfire.com/events.