SIMM Series 03/01/09


OUTSOUND Presents…
SIMM New Music Series
Sunday March 1,  2008 7:30pm

with performances by:
7:30 PM Steven Baker – Inventor of sonic drone instruments
Dan Ake – Inventor of sonic percussion instruments

8:30 PM Paolo Angeli, (Barcelona) – ‘Giant’ Sardinian prepared 

Paolo Angeli is “known best as an experimental guitarist, with his 
‘Giant’ Sardinian guitar — which has a large mechanical claw stuck 
to the side of its body (to pluck counter melodies), piano-like hammers 
operated by pedals (to strike the strings), extra strings crossing the 
main strings at right angles with yet another set of sitar strings 
mounted on the body, a rope, a viola bridge — which holds yet more 
strings — and thirteen pickups and microphones which can separately 
amplify all the elements, sending them to different parts of the stereo 
picture.” – Forced Exposure

Steven Baker was born in Albert Lea, Minnesota. He earned a BFA from the 
Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1983. He moved to Los Angeles 
in 1988 and to the San Francsico Bay Area in 2002 where he currently lives 
and works in Pacifica California. Steven has worked on projects collaboratively 
and solo in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Mexico, and across the 
United States. Steven’s main instrument is known as The Ring. Recently 
Steven played his other instrument the bowed bellows on tracks of the 
Rent Romus and Thollem McDonas recording project Bloom, and will soon 
work with Thollem and Rent on other CD projects. In 2005 he lent his oil 
well head bell tree to CWRK Music Company to record samples to be used as 
part of a public interactive music installation in Hong Kong.

Between mowing the grass and stringing wire in impossible situations, 
Dan Ake brings his 30+ years as a resident of San Francisco and a veteran 
of the SF Art wars, both visual and aural, to the Eddie the Rat line up. 
Mr. Ake has designed, built and plays a number of instruments employed by 
EtR including LoBro, Spike, 2X6, and the Long Boy. His approach is to 
“Start stupid and learn by doing in an attempt to maintain his musical 
virginity.” Open 24/7 are words to live, work and suck by. Mr. Ake is 
adept at all three but not stuck in any one.

Outsound Presents is a emerging non-profit volunteer collective of explorative sound artists who, among other 
things, are involved in running performance venues, recording labels, and other D.I.Y. programs.
Donations from this evening will be used to support Outsound’s future programming

THE MUSICIANS UNION HALL 116 9th Street @ Mission St., 1.5 blocks from Civic
Center Street BART, San Francisco. Outsound presents…The SIMM Series
is a musician run/audience funded music series now in it’s eighth
season bringing highly professional and truly adventurous music that
would not normally be heard or supported by mainstream society.
Outsound is an emerging non-profit presenting organization dedicated to
presenting artists by artists.  We ask that you contribute $10 in
support of the artists. All Ages welcome, $5 minimum entry. Kids under
12 free.
For series info  tel: 415-905-4425; web: http://www.outsound.org/


116 9th St. @ Mission, San Francisco
7:30 PM, donation
$10 general $8 stu/sen
kids under 12 free

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