The Bay Area's Creative Music Festival July 24 - 30, 2016



"Bring your inquisitive mind. And leave your intellectual insecurity behind."
- John Graham , SF Weekly

"...the cutting edge of sound and music composition and performance."
- E. "Doc" Smith, Beyond Chron

"Bay Area groups are breaking the rules of contemporary sound by making music that's as evocative as the visuals."
- San Francisco Bay Guardian

"If California is the final frontier, this summit points to what lies beyond its borders."
- East Bay Express

The Outsound New Music Summit
is an all artist organized event by OUTSOUND PRESENTS a 501(c)3 a non-profit corporation based in San Francisco.
Every year the Outsound New Music Summit showcases some of the most innovative and pioneering new music that is happening in California and beyond.

Previewing the New Music Summit in, jounalist Alex Fong of the S. F. Bay Guardian said, “a number of Bay Area groups are breaking the rules of contemporary soundtracks by making music that's as evocative as the visuals.“

Our Goal: To bring highly innovative music and art to the increasing number of people seeking a real "alternative" to the status quo of music being presented in the Bay Area.

The Summit performance schedule includes music and sound ranging from free improvisation, to electronic manipulation, to noise, to sonic sculptural art reflecting genre busting exploration and creativity. In addition, the festival seeks to promote intermedia arts, fostering cross-pollination through film, dance, and writing. The Summit has supported more than 350 performing groups and artists since 2002.

About the Production Staff
Rent-Romus-Executive-Director-for-Outsound-Presents Musician and producer Rent Romus is the Founder, Executive Director, Program Director, and Treasurer Officer for Outsound Presents. In addition to the New Music Summit, he along with Matt Davignon curates the San Francisco-based Luggage Store New Music Series, and with bassist Bill Noertker the SIMM. Since 1994 Romus sat on community advisory board for Oakland California based Jazz In Flight who then later acted as the interim director 1998-99. In 2002-04 he was the promotion director for the SF-ALT Festival as well as an advisor for the Big Sur Experimental Music Festival until 2005.
Sheila Bosco Special Events Project ManagerSheila Bosco is the Co-Director for the Outsound New Music Summit. She has worked as Theater Manager and Technical Director in New York City at the Guggenheim Museum, Perry Street Theater and Long Island University Brooklyn Campus. She was House Recordist and Archivist for the Greenwich House of Music and the NYC American Composers Alliance. In San Francisco she was Theater Manager for the Brava Theater and Arts Facilities Director at University of San Francisco. She was in charge of Operations at the Zaentz Media Center and Fantasy Studios and currently Facilities Manager for Microsoft's downtown San Francisco office.
Timothy Orr is the Chief Marketing Consultant for Outsound New Music SummitTimothy Orr is the Chief Marketing Consultant. He has held positions in alternative radio promotion and classical marketing at Virgin Records, publicity at MCA, and warehouse and operations management at TVT Records. He spent five years with the Arkadia Jazz label as Sales and Marketing Director, and two years as Associate Director of the Brubeck Institute at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. He has also been a journalist for DRUM! Magazine since 1993, and has worked with Oakland's Jazz In Flight. He is currently the Assistant Marketing Director for the Montery Jazz Festival.
CJ Borosque Outsound Board Secretary and EditorCollette McCaslin a.k.a. CJ Borosque, is the Secretary Officer for the Outsound Presents Board of Directors, a curator, graphic designer, marketing consultant, and grant copy editor. CJ is also a poet, musician, noiscian, visual artist, and writer of many stripes who lives in the Richmond California.

Amanda Chaudhary is the President for the Outsound PresentsAmanda Chaudhary is the President for the Outsound Presents Board of Directors, as well as composer, musician, interdisciplinary artist and developer of advanced software for sound synthesis and music composition. While at Berkeley, she was a researcher at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT) and developed advanced software for music composition and performance. She runs and writes the CatSynth Blog for cats, synthesizers, music, art, and opinion.

Matt Davignon is a member of the Outsound Board of Directors Matt Davignon is a member of the Outsound Board of Directors the co-curator for the Lugagge Store Gallery & event coordinator for Outsound Presents. Matt is an experimental/ambient musician living in Oakland, California. He spent his formative music years locked in a garage in Sonoma County, California, tinkering with tools such as lo-fi samplers, cassette tapes, contact microphones, household objects, extensive chains of guitar effects, prepared instruments, and field recordings.
Polly MollerPolly Moller is a member of the Outsound Board of Directors for Outsound Presents, curator, Grant Administrator, and volunteer. She is also a composer, performer, and improviser based in Oakland, California, USA. Equally at home in the worlds of free improvisation, composition, and rock, she is a member of Usufruct, Ghost in the House and Reconnaissance Fly. Her compositions and flute choir arrangements are available from ALRY Publications.
Many thanks to our past and current volunteers
Joe Lasqo: Guest curator for the second night of the 2013 New Music Summit titled Vibration Hackers.
Pete "Rat" Martin: Outsound Presents board member, curator, video archivist, and volunteer
Travin McKain: Graphic design, production support, lighting engineer
Robert Anbian: is a member of the Outsound Present Board of Directors, curator, editor, and volunteer.
Jess Rowland: Curator 2009 and graphic artist/designer
Suki O'Kane: Summit music and community Curator 2005-2009 and graphic artist/designer, promotions coordinator, Founder of OutSpoken events and lectures for Outsound
John Vaughn:is a member of the Outsound Present Board of Directors, curator and volunteer.
Naho Yoshida: Community Partner program organizier
 
 
About OUTSOUND PRESENTS
OUTSOUND PRESENTS is a volunteer collective of explorative sound artists who, among other things, are involved in running performance venues and other D.I.Y. educational programs.
The organization is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is founded by musician, composer, producer Rent Romus.
The mission of OUTSOUND PRESENTS is to raise public awareness of avant garde and experimental music and sound art, all events and works supported by the organization include and focus around the creation of experimental music, avant garde musical composition, various forms of sound art including found sound, and improvisation, creative music, new music, noise, musique concrete, minimalism, invented instruments, genre-bending music, and sound that is sculptural or textural in nature. OUTSOUND PRESENTS events sometime include (but are not limited to) film, dance, invented art, and intermedia works. Our intent is to present to the public forms of performance that would otherwise remain unavailable.
OUTSOUND PRESENTS currently presents public performance (two on-going weekly music series), promotion of collaborative presentations (through our mailing lists, word of mouth, and guerilla marketing), and community education, (through member outreach, lectures, and performances).


Booking for the New Music Summit is by invitation only.
We welcome discovering new artists for consideration.
experimental/improviser/composer musicians or sound artists. The Summit is an invitational only event due to the nature of thematic presentation. If you have an idea for a theme based on your work and/or the work of others please let us know by contacting us at outsoundorg (at) yahoo.com or include a link to your website via our contact page.

The deadline for 2014 is December 3, 2013. If you are chosen we will contact you.