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This is an artist-run/produced event in partnership with two non-profit arts organizations:
21 Grand Gallery
Underworld Opera Company (Oakland Opera Theater | Oakland Metro)

We encourage and appreciate community support. To make a donation to the Summit contact Sarah at 21 Grand


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About the Festival
This is the 4th year of the Edgetone New Music Summit. This year we are proud to feature some of the most innovative and pioneering new music that is currently happening in California.
The Festivals’ expanded performance schedule will include film, and sound ranging from harsh noise, electronic manipulation, to raging new improvisation reflecting a wide range and genre busting exploration of music and sound from up and down the California coastline.

About the Producers
With a combined arts management and event producing experience of over 35 years, Rent Romus and Suki O’Kane are collaborating to produce the 4th Annual Edgetone Music Summit.

Musician and sound installation artist
Suki O’Kane plays locally in punk and experimental genres and was nominated for a 2004 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award in Sound Design and Original Score for her work with the Theatre of Yugen. In collaboration with Edgetone Records Suki brings her latest incarnation of curated live music and film ensembles to Night Three of the Edgetone Summit: a panoply of Edgetone recording artists and other outstanding Bay Area musicians and performative projectionists using every available interior and exterior surface of the Oakland Metro in a night of public art, live music and performative projection.

Musician and producer
Rent Romus is the mastermind behind Edgetone Records, an artist-run new music label and its umbrella organization the Ultra Independent Recording Coalition, an artist-owned and operated distribution portal for new music. Rent also curates the San Francisco-based Luggage Store Gallery New Music Series, the SIMM Series, and Outsound Presents…, an artist collective for live performance. Rent sits on community advisory boards for the SF-ALT Festival, the Big Sur Experimental Music Festival and numerous other production events here and abroad.

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