ABOUT

PC Muñoz's singular music-making aesthetic as a recording artist and producer bridges the gap between pop songcraft, jazz-informed improvisation,  and the insistent rhythms of funk and hip-hop. His partnership with composer/cellist/longtime Kronos Quartet member External link opens in new tab or windowJoan Jeanrenaud has yielded three highly acclaimed projects: the GRAMMY®-nominated External link opens in new tab or windowStrange Toys, the iTunes-charting External link opens in new tab or windowPop-Pop, and the art-inspired External link opens in new tab or windowVisual Music.  PC has also recorded and/or performed with rock legendExternal link opens in new tab or window Jackson Browne, dream-pop poet/chanteuseExternal link opens in new tab or window Ingrid Chavez, Prince and the Revolution synth wizard External link opens in new tab or windowDr. FinkOakland hip-hop heavyweight External link opens in new tab or windowKev Choice,  Berkeley Symphony violinist External link opens in new tab or windowMatthew Szemela, vocalist Jennifer Kreisberg of the legendary Native American vocal group External link opens in new tab or windowUlali, Emmy-winning virtuoso External link opens in new tab or windowVan-Anh Vanessa Vo and countless other musicians and recording artists across a wide range of genres. In 2018 PC launched a new creative/dialectic initiative, External link opens in new tab or windowRIGHTSTARTER, with the award-winning San José rapper DEM ONE.  RIGHTSTARTER is currently working on BLACK/PACIFIC, a project made possible by External link opens in new tab or windowMosaic America, which will premiere in early 2022. 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), and an intermittent member of the elusive dub/jazz/electronic group External link opens in new tab or windowBlack Quarterback (featuring members of Broun Fellinis and Bang Data).


 PC's notable multidisciplinary collaborations include continued iterations of the 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 ongoing collaborations with renowned choreographer External link opens in new tab or windowRobert Moses. His 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 will also be featured in the upcoming 2022 collection Pacific Islander Literature and the Environment  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.


Muñoz is 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 windowPhysical Science feature in Electronic Musician (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: PCM with Slapstick by Tate Bactear

PCM monogram: External link opens in new tab or windowAtelier Fu'una

EVENTS page photo: Aengus McGiffin