|Founded Outsound Presents in 2000 along with other music and sound experimentalists in the San Francisco Bay Area, Outsound Presents supports the presentation of original works of new, creative, and experimental music and sound while raising public awareness of local and touring musicians as an alternative to both traditional and market-driven music. The mission of Outsound Presents is to encourage experimental musical composition, improvisational performance, and the invention and use of new musical instruments. Genres include jazz, the avant-garde, found sound, noise art, musique concrète, minimalism, and the unnamable. Currently, Outsound Presents produces at least two weekly music series throughout the year, actively promotes artists who have participated in Outsound performances, and seeks to introduce a wider audience to new music through talks, demonstrations and performances at local schools and colleges and other educational venues. The organization’s premiere showcase is the weeklong New Music Summit, held each year in July.|
Edgetone Records took shape in 1991 to support my band Jazz on the Line. After being on a long hiatus I re-opened Edgetone in January 2000 and expanded it to support the jazz, avant-garde and experimental music communities crossing the genre boundaries specifically for D.I.Y. (do it yourself) artists looking for a ground base and community label identity.