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14th Annual Outsound New Music Summit (Final Night)

New Music Summit 14 Chen/Fei/Pontecorvo Q&A
Q&A with Tania Chen, James Fei and Mika Potecorvo

Recently I posted about the 14th Annual Outsound New Music Summit after I attended the ‘Touch the Gear’ expo on July 26th. There were events throughout the week that I unfortunately missed but I did make it to the final show on Saturday. I caught the first 2 sets by Bridge of Crows and Tender Buttons respectively. I’ll let the clips speak for themselves but the theme this evening was ‘Vision Music’ so there was heavy interaction between sound and visual. It was very immersive and great to experience in person.

Below are a few short clips of the first 2 acts.

First up is Bridge of Crows doing “Bedouin Poets of Mars: The Last Poet ” featuring
Mika Pontecorvo, Elijah Pontecorvo, Kersti Abrams, Greg Baker, Mark Pino, Mariko Miyakawa, Bob Marsh.

Bob and Elijah
Bob and Elijah
Mika and Mark
Mika and Mark


New Music Summit 14 Modular set-up

Next is: Tender Buttons featuring Tania Chen, Gino Robair, Tom Djll and Bill Thibault who was responsible for the visual elements and also takes a ‘solo’ at one point!

Bill Theibault
Bill Theibault


If you are craving more, here are full pieces captured by Ann O’Rourke, including the 3rd act which I missed that night. Bill Hsu/James Fei/Gino Robair




I look forward to next year!


14th Annual SF New Music Summit

028Outsound Presents hosted their 14th annual New Music Summit which runs through August 1st. This is the first time I’ve attended and I gotta say I’ve been missing out! I attended the ‘Touch the Gear’ portion of the event where artists set up their gear and let you play around with it and ask questions etc. Really nice folks with an array of gear and it was really cool to see the kids get to mess around with weird synths and some of the more crafted acoustic and electroacoustic instruments.

Modular 1

Modular 2

Modular 3

Check the event page for the rest if the happenings as there are still a few days left to attend if you reside in the Bay Area California.

This is a series of short video clips from the event, including a bit near the beginning of Tom Nunn playing one of his constructions. Also I do an impromptu set with the blessing of Matt Davignon. Thanks for that and I will see you next year!