PC Muñoz's latest projects combine his longtime literary bent with the engaging production savvy of his music releases and the DIY aesthetic of independent film; the result is a distinctly 21st century mode of storytelling. You can catch a sneak-peek excerpt of one of these works, "I Remember Her By Nate Carr w/Galley Notes", here. This excerpt debuted via the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in early 2021; you can view the entire event here. PC is also working with his RIGHTSTARTER partners DEM ONE and Christopher "Paper Son" Woon-Chen on the upcoming project BLACK/PACIFIC, made possible by Mosaic America. BLACK/PACIFIC will premiere in Spring /Summer 2021.
As a recording artist, producer, and drummer, PC Muñoz's singular music-making aesthetic bridges the gap between jazz-informed improvisation and the insistent rhythms of funk and hip-hop. His partnership with composer/cellist/longtime Kronos Quartet member Joan Jeanrenaud has yielded three highly acclaimed projects: the GRAMMY®-nominated Strange Toys, the iTunes-charting Pop-Pop, and the art-inspired Visual Music. PC has recorded and/or performed with rock legend Jackson Browne, dream-pop poet/chanteuse Ingrid Chavez, Prince and the Revolution synth wizard Dr. Fink, sonic surrealists Broun Fellinis, clarinet master Ben Goldberg, woodwinds renegade Kyle Bruckmann, Oakland emcee/pianist phenom Kev Choice, vocalist Jennifer Kreisberg of the legendary Native American group Ulali, Emmy-winning virtuoso Van-Anh Vanessa Vo , performance artist Cellista, experimental composer/guitarist Zachary James Watkins, the Americana/country project Owl Country (featuring David Grisman and Charlie Musselwhite), and countless other musicians and recording artists across a wide range of genres. In 2018 PC launched a new creative and educational initiative, RIGHTSTARTER, with the award-winning San José rapper DEM ONE. He is an avid and admired player of the SlapStick, a musical instrument developed by Bay Area inventor/musician Andy Graham. Click here to watch a video of PC playing this instrument.
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 1998 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 2002's CMJ-charting A Good Deed in a Weary World, 2004's Golden State mash-note California, and 2005's Twenty 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 Steve Luczo and 5 close music industry colleagues; Talking House released PC's 2008 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.
Muñoz is a current Mosaic 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 Freight & 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:
pcmunoz.bandcamp.com (main portal to download music)
CatSynth TV video feature (2017)
Echo Mini-EP in SF Weekly (2016)
East Bay Express feature (2008)
the trouble i'd bring you review by Michelle Goldberg in SJ Metro (1998)
HOME page video: PCM playing the SlapStick
ABOUT page mural - "PCM/HALF-BREED" by Julio Salgado
EVENTS page photo: Aengus McGiffin