Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, Mar 12 2009 8:00 PM


Outsound Presents
8pm: Jameson Swanagon - guitar
9pm: The Pmocatat (prerecorded music onto cds and tapes and things) Ensemble

For the past three years, guitarist, Jameson Swanagon, has been performing two types of solo pieces. The first are concise, tightly composed, songs that sit like a toy in the listener's lap. The other pieces are dense, freely improvised, misinterpretations of the blues.
Jameson is a member of the Bay Area indie-rock quartet, Grand Lake (500 Records). And can be heard on Anthony Colman's 2007 release, Lapidation (New World Records).
He studied guitar with Joe Morris and composition with Anthony Coleman at the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston. Jameson resides with his wife, Danae, in San Francisco.

The Pmocatat Ensemble
The Pmocatat Ensemble records the sounds of their instruments onto various forms of consumer-ready media. (Pmocatat stands for "prerecorded music on cds and tapes and things".) Then, they improvise using only the recorded media. Several different pieces will explore both the different arrangements of recorded instruments and the sound modulation possibilities of the different recording media.
Amar Chaudhary: iPhone of various Indian traditional folk instruments
Matt Davignon: CDs/Tapes of acoustic guitar/percussion/glockenspeil/accordion
James Goode: Tapes of hammond organ and percussion
John Hanes: iPod of percussion/other instruments
Suki O'Kane: CDs/Tapes of percussion/marimba/other instruments
Sarah Stiles: Tapes of piano/violin
Rent Romus: Tapes of saxophones/flute
C. P. Wilsea - Tapes of cello/guitar/glockenspiel/percussion
Michael Zelner: iPod of clarinets/other instruments

Cost: $6-10 sliding scale
Audio samples in which musicians at this event play:
Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
From left, Heikki "Mike" Koskinen digital trumpet, Tane Kannisto saxophone, Teppo Hauta-aho double bass, Ville Rauhala double bass, Rent Romus saxophone and Simo Laihonen drums at Telakka, Tampere, Finland 31.5.2017.