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8th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
San Francisco Community Music Center
San Franicsco, CA
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8th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Outsound Presents, the newly-minted nonprofit arts organization grown from the Bay-Area based DIY collective of local musicians and sound artists, is pleased to announce the line-up for the 8th Annual Outsound New Music Summit.

Were celebrating our intrepid hope for the arts with a fierce roster of talent, says Rent Romus, Outsounds founder and Executive Director. Despite a threatening economy for the arts, Romus reports that the choice to incorporate and continue with the summer festival was born of bold intention. Its not the first time weve been warned about our ambitions, but after a decade of supporting raw, alternative music for the rebellious soul, we knew that it was time to institutionalize our support of experimental artists and audiences, now more than ever. The festival seeks to build on its reputation for diverse and critically-acclaimed performances with headliners that run the gamut from Bonfire Madigan to the ROVA Saxophone Quartet to Richard Waters.

The 2009 Summit takes place in July at the San Francisco Community Music Center, the Summits home for the past two years. The festival schedule includes free hands-on workshops, pre-concert artist talks, and four nights of music featuring a diverse roster of artists. The schedule includes a world premiere of the new collaboration between Waterphone inventor Richard Waters and filmmaker-musician David Michalak's ensemble Ghost in the House. There will be new ensembles led by legendary reed player Vinny Golia and the long-awaited return of the collaboration of ancient Japanese instruments and electronics from The Natto Quartet. The program includes a night of intermedia with composer, playwright and conceptual artist Jess Rowland, and internationally-exhibited media cartographers (and Artist Television Access leaders) Kathleen Quillian and Gilbert Guerrero.


Sunday July 19: Touch the Gear

Ever wanted a closer look at the gear on stage? Wish you could try it yourself? Touch the Gear is Outsounds free public event that allows audiences to roam among the artists and their sonic inventions, asking questions, making noise and learning how these often one-of-a-kind set-ups work. Its a hands-on, family-friendly environment that demystifies the technology while inspiring the creativity.

Wednesday July 22: Free Improvisation | Free Composition
a night of legendary artists who straddle the line between composed and improvised works, featuring Alicia Mangan & Spirit, the ROVA Saxophone Quartet, and Vinny Golia with Thollem Mcdonas, Rent Romus, Damon Smith, Garth Powell, and Noah Phillips

Thursday July 23: Industrial Soundscapes
a night of uninhibited electronics and noise from Los Angeles and San Francisco featuring Forms of Things Unknown, Peter Kolovos,Conure, Hans Fjellestad, and Thomas Dimuzio

Friday July 24: InterMedia
a night of performances infused by theater, movement and media arts with Jess Rowland, The Dreamland Puppet Theater, Kathleen Quillian & Gilbert Guererro and Bonfire Madigan

Saturday July 25: Introspection & Improvisation a night of deep listening and long notes with The Natto Quartet
with Phillip Gelb, Shoko Hikage, Tim Perkis, and Chris Brown, Ghost In the House featuring grandmaster inventor Richard Waters with David Michalak, Karen Stackpole, Kyle Bruckmann, and Tom Nunn and the ten piece Left Coast Improv Group


San Francisco Community Music Center
544 Capp Street
San Franicsco, CA
United States



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Wheelchair Accessible: No


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