ABOUT

PC Muñoz's singular music-making aesthetic as a composer, percussionist, recording artist and producer bridges the gap between pop songcraft, musique concrète,  free jazz, and the insistent rhythms of funk and hip-hop.  His body of work as an artist and producer includes GRAMMY®-nominated contemporary classical music with composer/cellist External link opens in new tab or windowJoan Jeanrenaud as well as collaborations with rock legend Jackson Browne, poet /chanteuse External link opens in new tab or windowIngrid Chavez, Oakland hip-hop heavyweight External link opens in new tab or windowKev Choice, a cappella jazz masters External link opens in new tab or windowSoVoSo, virtuoso External link opens in new tab or windowVan-Anh Vo, and many more artists across a wide array of genres.  Muñoz is also an avid and admired player of the SlapStick, a musical instrument developed by Bay Area inventor/musician Andy Graham (click External link opens in new tab or windowhere to watch a video of PC playing this instrument). In addition to his solo work, Muñoz regularly performs in a duo project with multi-reed player David Boyce (Broun Fellinis, Black Quarterback) and in a chamber trio with violinist Matthew Szemela and cellist Alex Kelly.  RIGHTSTARTER, PC's creative/dialectic initiative with rapper DEM ONE,  can be found External link opens in new tab or windowhere.  RIGHTSTARTER's  new single  "Write My Eulogy in Blood"  is available on all streaming services and downloadable External link opens in new tab or windowhere.


 PC's notable multidisciplinary collaborations include ongoing iterations of his touring multiracial identity performance piece  External link opens in new tab or windowHALF-BREED (which has been performed in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Oakland,  San José, and Seattle) and frequent collaborations with renowned choreographer/composer External link opens in new tab or windowRobert Moses. You can view the dance video of PC's noise composition for  External link opens in new tab or windowCellista's multidisciplinary project RAGE External link opens in new tab or windowhere.  Muñoz's writings have been published in DRUM!, Electronic Musician, External link opens in new tab or windowGrammypro.com, Seagate Creative, and more.  A multiracial Chamoru, PC is one of the featured writers in the award-winning collection from University of Hawai'i Press, External link opens in new tab or windowIndigenous Literatures from Micronesia (2019) and the 2022 collection Indigenous Pacific Islander Eco-Literatures, also  from University of Hawai'i Press.


PC began his music career in the early 90s as an R&B/Gospel drummer and indie producer while teaching elementary school by day. In the late 90s he launched a solo artist/label entrepreneur career, releasing his acclaimed debut solo disc The Trouble I'd Bring You on his own label, Beevine Records. Beevine also released  the follow-up albums A Good Deed in a Weary WorldCalifornia, andTwenty Haiku. In 2005, PC delved further into production and artist development, co-founding the unique record label/private recording studio entity Talking House Productions with Seagate CEO External link opens in new tab or windowSteve Luczo and 5 close music industry colleagues; Talking House released PC's solo release Grab Bag. The Talking House facility was later re-christened Studio Trilogy and hosted everyone from Bay Area emerging artists to pop megastars like Lady Gaga, T.I., and will.i.am before being sold in 2016.


Muñoz  is the current (2022) External link opens in new tab or windowQuinteto Latino Composer-in-Residence and a current External link opens in new tab or windowMosaic America Fellow. In the past he was a 2015-2018 Board Governor and Education Committee Co-Chair for the SF Chapter of the Recording Academy/GRAMMYs, a 2015 Dresher Ensemble Artist-in-Residence in Oakland, a 2014 Asian-American Cultural Center Grantee in San Francisco, a 2013 Equilibrium Fellow at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, and was the first Director of Education for the former San José Symphony.  He is the first Director of Education & Community Engagement for the External link opens in new tab or windowFreight & Salvage in Berkeley. He resides in San Francisco with his wife and son.


For creative, collaborative, and education-oriented inquiries, contact PC directly via the CONTACT link on this site.


For licensing, promo photos, and press interviews contact Alicia Ruiz:

External link opens in new tab or windowcontact@rightstarterproject.com


LINKS

External link opens in new tab or windowpcmunoz.bandcamp.com (main portal to stream/download music)

External link opens in new tab or windowFull Expression/What is Creativity? Podcast Interview featuring PC by Dan Imhoff (2021)

External link opens in new tab or windowFour Key Insights from PC Muñoz, on the Cultivating Creative Insights Together blog by Dr. Kara Gardner (2021)

External link opens in new tab or windowTony Imperatrice interviews PC for the Other Stages video series(2021)

External link opens in new tab or windowSneak preview of "I Remember Her By Nate Carr w/Galley Notes" (2021)

External link opens in new tab or window"Hell and Back: Artists Navigate the Post-2020 Landscape" Livestream via BAMPFA (2021)

External link opens in new tab or windowPC's contribution to Cellista's RAGE film, "Riot" (2020)

External link opens in new tab or windowSarah Patterson interviews PC about the RAGE project (2020)

External link opens in new tab or windowFeature on PC's production work on the GLOBAL site (2020)

External link opens in new tab or windowPhysical Science Trailer

External link opens in new tab or windowHALF-BREED Trailer

External link opens in new tab or windowRIGHTSTARTER website

External link opens in new tab or windowMosaic America Fellows

External link opens in new tab or windowMercury News  article about Home Again: Tapestry Reimagined (2018)

External link opens in new tab or windowPhysical Science and HALF-BREED feature in The International Examiner (2018)

External link opens in new tab or windowSeagate interviews PC about Physical Science (2018)

External link opens in new tab or windowJazzdagama review of Physical Science (2018)

External link opens in new tab or windowReal Music Radio/DJ Jedi 10 questions with PC (2018)

External link opens in new tab or windowCatSynth TV video feature (2017)

External link opens in new tab or windowReview of Robert Moses' Kin's "Trick Bags/Trap Doors/Painted Corners" dance triptych, featuring music from PC (2017)

External link opens in new tab or windowEcho Mini-EP in SF Weekly (2016)

External link opens in new tab or windowIn-depth interview on Chicano Music Chronicles (2016)

External link opens in new tab or windowNPR/California Report feature on Visual Music (2016)

External link opens in new tab or windowPC discussing HALF-BREED in KQED feature on Bay Area hapa artists (2016)

External link opens in new tab or windowpostPerspective interview about film scoring (2014)

External link opens in new tab or windowSF Classical Voice feature with Joan Jeanrenaud (2011)

External link opens in new tab or windowNPR Weekend Edition w/Joan Jeanrenaud (2010)

External link opens in new tab or windowEast Bay Express feature (2008)

External link opens in new tab or windowa good deed in a weary world review by David Lockeretz on MusesMuse.com (2002)

External link opens in new tab or windowthe trouble i'd bring you review by Michelle Goldberg in SJ Metro (1998)


Image credits:

HOME page photo: j. isadora krech

Slapstick photo:  Tate Bactear

PCM Lotería:  Professor Extraordinaire