Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

                 
SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall
116 9th St @ Mission
San Francisco CA   


The Static Illusion Methodical Madness Music Series is a musician run bi-monthly music performance series bringing highly professional and truly adventurous music that would not normally be heard or supported by mainstream presenters. Since 2001 the SIMM Series has been curated by Outsound Presents and local improvisers/composers/sound artists Rent Romus and Bill Noertker. They present a cross section of sound artists and musicians from the experimental improvisation and composition genres.
Alternate Sundays 7:30-10pm
Admission $10-15 sliding scale (unless otherwise stated)
All ages welcome.
The series is an artist-run, grass-roots DIY effort that relies on volunteers. Please contact Outsound Presents to get involved in marketing and project support.
Outsound Presents is a 501(c)3 non-profit volunteer collective of explorative sound artists who support the SF Bay Area new and experimental music scene.
BOOKING
Please read the policies here. Contact Rent Romus for booking and all other inquires.














Principle
Artist-run, volunteer, grass-roots DIY effort
Type of Music Presented
Experimental: new sonic, improvised, noise, electronic, lowercase, avant and improv jazz (most styles), outrock, 21st century composition, and sonic art. See artist list below.
Format

Bi-monthly on Sunday Nights 7:30-10pm
Two acts per night
6:15pm Load-in Setup 7:00pm Door opens

Performances although scheduled for 7:30 may start around 7:45 depending on audience participation.

Booking Lead Time Two to three months in advance
Terms & Policy
100% paid to performing artists.
One comp admission per artist.
No Open Rehearsals. Please be prepared prior to your concert.
No Power tools, or destructive devices of any type allowed. No fire or fume generating devices unless under a controlled environment and is 100% non-toxic. No smoking of any kind allowed in the space.
Facility and Equipment
Sound studio, three tables, seats approx 35.

Piano, drum kit with stands(no cymbals), music stands
Location

Tiny storefront on 9th Street near Market
about 2 blocks from Civic Center Street BART station.
Parking on Sundays is free and normally available along the street. 9th Street is a one way street in the northerly direction.

Do Not Have
Projector, microphones, instrument cables, power strips, sound system
Do Not Provide
No guaranteed payment, guest passes, hotel accomodations, transportation, or a sound person.

(rehearsals should be facilitated by the groups on their own time)
To Book a Gig
Check calendar for date availability.
Submit performance description with proposed dates, brief artist bios, website information and links to audio/video to Rent Romus
Past Performers
Over the course of its Thursday night concerts, the series has presented hundreds of artists drawn from a vanguard roster, among them Biggi Vinkeloe, Cash Killion, Henry Kaiser, Fred Frith, Gino Robair, Wolfgang Fuchs, Karen Stackpole, Gianni Gebbia, Oluyemi Thomas, Eddie Gale, Jim Ryan, Dina Emerson, Jack Wright, Rent Romus, CJ Borosque, Danielle DeGruttola, Bob Marsh, Shoko Hikage, Xome, Randy Yau, Stimbox, and countless others both local and international.

Audience Feedback
"This series in the Musicians Union Hall, 116 9th St @ Mission, SF, reminds me of cozy parties among friends at my favorite yakitori joint, nestled under the Shimbashi Bridge in Tokyo in the night rain… from the outside a few hints of warm light and laughter, on the inside a serious good time. The difference is that, unlike the yakitori joint, the SIMM Series is a spaceship that travels to other musical dimensions.
An acoustic-centered sister of the Luggage Store Series, SIMM has brought the best cutting-edge acoustic jazz and avant-garde musicians in and out of the Bay Area to SF audiences and delivered one musical adventure after another. It's my honor to return to this series."
-Joe Lasqo, pianist
http://www.outsound.org

Upcoming Events:
Sunday, July 7 2019 7:30 PM
7:30pm gabby fluke-mogul - solo acoustic violin improvisation
8:30pm Noertker's Moxie
Annelise Zamula - alto sax, flute/Brett Carson - piano/Bill Noertker - contrabass/Jordan Glenn - drums  More...

Sunday, August 11 2019 7:30 PM
7:30 pm Guinea Pig Tony Passarell - saxophones/brass/percussion, Rent Romus - saxophones/flutes/percussion, Timothy Orr - drums, Robert Kullman - electric bass
8:30 pm Fellow Hominids Cory Wright - saxophones, John Schott - guitar, John Finkbeiner - guitar, Jordan Glenn - drums

Fellow Hominids is the most recent project of saxophonist and composer Cory Wright, featuring jazz and improv veterans John Schott and John Finkbeiner on guitars and Jordan Glenn on drums. The compositions run the gamut from meditative and minimal to sharply tailored grooves to blunderbuss attacks - a piece might provide a wide open field, a tight rope, or a wrestling pit for the group's interactions, and as these four Bay Area musicians have played together in a wide variety of settings and configurations over the past 15 years, a feeling of camaraderie and playfulness informs all of the band's impulses and musical decisions.
Reeds player Cory Wright has been involved in the jazz and creative music worlds for the past 20 years, including time spent in New York, Los Angeles and his current home in the San Francisco Bay Area. Recent projects reflect his interest in blurring the distinction between composed and improvised music, and in combining the harmonious with the atonal, the grooving with the arrhythmic. He is a member of Bristle, Wiener Kids, the Nathan Clevenger Group and Goggle (saxophone quartet) and leads his own projects Green Mitchell and the Cory Wright Outfit.

Guinea Pig was specifically formed for a performance in 1995 presented by the late great Dark Circle Lounge Series at Hotel Utah in San Francisco by Tony Passarell and Rent Romus. The band continues to evolve and explore sonic burrows and dangerous grassy fields mixing free form noise, jazz, and grunge funk.

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Sunday, August 18 2019 7:30 PM
7:30pm Peanut Twins
Electronic trio Peanut twins is Alex Cohen, Curt Brown and Kim Nucci. They met at Mills College while working on their master's degrees and have been playing together since 2016. In their usual configuration, Curt and Kim play synthesizers and Alex plays prepared guitar and laptop. For this concert the Peanut Twins will be playing a rare all-acoustic set with Curt on prepared banjo, Kim on baritone saxophone, and Alex on viol da gamba.
8:30pm Noertker's Moxie
Annelise Zamula - alto sax, flute/Joshua Marshall - tenor sax/Bill Noertker - contrabass/Jordan Glenn - drums  More...