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PC Muñoz is a recording artist, producer, and writer based in San Francisco. "Dark, sexual, sensual, confessional, and confrontational--all at the same time” (Performing Songwriter), Muñoz’s singular music-making aesthetic bridges the gap between pop songcraft, free jazz, musique concréte, and the insistent rhythms of funk and hip-hop. An artist with a “deep social conscience...who uses music to connect cultures and communities together” (Anil Prasad, Innerviews), Muñoz's body of work includes GRAMMY®-nominated contemporary classical music with composer/cellist Joan Jeanrenaud as well as projects with rock legend Jackson Browne, Oakland hip-hop heavyweight Kev Choice, Dr. Fink of Prince and the Revolution, poet/chanteuse Ingrid Chavez, and countless others. Visit: pcmunoz.com
Praised by the New York Times for his “outrageous fiddling,” Matthew Szemela is a violinist who crosses musical genres with ease. He has performed as soloist, chamber and orchestral musician in several renowned concert halls both domestically (Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully, Merkin Recital Hall, Library of Congress, Kennedy Center), and abroad (Japan, China, Korea, Belgium, Luxembourg, Australia, Italy).
Matthew has collaborated, recorded, and performed with a myriad of artists including Jay-Z, Questlove of The Roots, Beyonce, Rihanna, Savion Glover, Sting, Lana Del Rey, Josh Groban, Garth Brooks, Placido Domingo, Warren Haynes, Bob Weir, Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, Billy Childs, Lisa Fischer, Laurence Hobgood, Marcus Lovett, Mark O’Connor, Brian Blade, Cassandra Wilson, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Vernon Reid of Living Colour, Susan Sarandon, Johnny Mathis, Andrea Bocelli, Il Divo, and Olivia Newton John.
released May 29, 2020
Written and arranged by PC Muñoz and Matthew Szemela
PC Muñoz: bass synth, keys, electronic and acoustic drums, vox
Matthew Szemela: electric violin
Recorded in San Francisco and Berkeley, CA by PCM and MS
Produced by PC Muñoz
Mixed by Willie Samuels
Mastered by Chuck Zwicky, NYC
Design and video by Hobke
Footage from Prelinger Archives and Alex Muñoz