Current Releases

Marielle V Jakobsons "Glass Canyon" LP/CD/download on Students of Decay
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Glass Canyon

Limited dusted rose vinyl is SOLD OUT, but we still have copies of normal vinyl. Also available as CD/download HERE . The album expands the duo of Gregg Kowalsky and I with Ben Bracken on bass, Michael Elrod on tanpura, and Noah Phillips on guitar. It was recorded at Lucky Cat Studios by Phil Manley.

The Dusted Sessions

Shows 2014

July 12 Gravity Spells: Performance collaboration with filmmaker Mark Wilson @ The Kala Art Center as part of Gravity Spells Series
August 22 Soundwave (6) Performance premiering my Macro-Cymatic work & instruments developed in collaboration with the Dresher Ensemble Artist Residency @ SOMarts, SF
December Premier of New work for the International Orange Chorale of San Francisco

Macro-Cymatic Studies: Dresher Residency & Premiere Performance @ Somarts 8/22/14

IMG_3733         Its hard to describe the feeling that I get from making this new work.   Its like I’ve been making it my whole life, but only now am realizing the true shape or form. This past month I’ve been building, whittling, and testing at the Paul Dresher Artist Residency (  Its been a deep dive into how to craft instruments specifically for their ability to create macro-cymatic visuals – or water waves driven by sound at a macroscopic perspective.    I am so grateful for the opportunity to utilize the resources at a space also so close to home.  To have a full woodworking shop as well as a production environment to work on video/sound has allowed me to hone in on these explorations and unveil many new layers to what I imagine possible. I’ve built several instruments and tonight, is the premiere performance with my favorite one.  This instrument is carved from a piece of cedar, and has a single string mounted on it.  Above you see a still from my rehearsal last night. Other great performers investigating sound, water, and light will be joining me on the bill!  Joshua Churchill & Matt Baldwin, and Moses Hacmon.  Many thanks to Paul Dresher Ensemble, and to Soundwave who commissioned this performance! Details for the premiere are below.  More Macro Cymatics to follow, I’m sure, as I anticipate this to become a new body of work.

Location: SOMArts, 934 Brannan St, San Francisco
7:30pm doors, 8:00pm performance
$15 general admission
$10 students/seniors
and underemployed

Aquaphonic at SOMarts

Multi-sensory performances of water-sonic phenomena by Marielle V. Jakobsons, Joshua Churchill, and Matt Baldwin with Moses Hacmon

Water and sound generate incredible phenomena. Artists reveal the mystifying aquatic properties through visible sound and vibration. Artist and composer Marielle V. Jakobsons presents ‘Macro Cymatic Studies,’ which encourages immersion in water reflections connected to droning soundscapes with water wave projections, slow melodic violin, and psychoacoustic synthesizers which plays with our sense of scale and explores unifying matter through sound. Joshua Churchill investigates moving subsonic properties water through the feeling of sound, vibrating our bodies and exposing the unique and ubiquitous nature of this natural element. Psychedelic guitarist Matt Baldwin collaborates with artist Moses Hacmon to reveal the mind-altering beauty of sound moving through air in an all-sensory experience of live music and vibration to literally move water.

Gravity Spells Series & Performance 7/12


                  John Davis’ series invites collaboration between Cinematic & New Music artists, as performance series and a limited edition book which I’m part of, as well as a limited edition double LP and DVD with selected participants.  I’m very excited to be presenting a live score in surround […]

Macro-Cymatic Studies

A study for some new work combining macro photography and composing for cymatic fluid movements. This is part of a larger body of work I’m envisioning, including installations and performances. Stay tuned!  

MVJ / Marisa Anderson / Meg Baird / Danny Grody

Marisa Anderson / Danny Paul Grody / MVJ


MVJ, Chuck Johnson @ Studio Grand 1/30/14

StudioGrand 1/30/14

I’ll be presenting a solo set of violin & synthesizers this Thursday, at the new Studio Grand in Oakland. Its a lovely, intimate space, if you haven’t seen it yet, and a great addition to our local scene! If you aren’t familiar with the work of Chuck Johnson, he creates beautiful microtonal guitar compositions in […]

Date Palms at Woodsist Festival 2013 9/28


We’re kicking off  the Woodsist Festival in Pioneertown, CA tomorrow.  Pioneertown is near Joshua Tree, in Socal.  Excited to return to the desert.  Come early, our set starts at 2pm, fest is at Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace. Also performing: Real Estate Woods Fresh and Onlys White Fence The Babies Jessica Pratt Alex Bleeker and […]

Date Palms Dusted Sessions US/Euro Tour September 2013


                        Super excited to hit the wide road with my pals in Date Palms!  Kickoff show is tomorrow in San Francisco at the Cafe du Nord with Hiss Golden Messenger.  So much to look forward to, including shows with Mountains, Plankton Wat, Ignatz, Man […]

New Date Palms Track “Sky Trails” and Tour CD


Listen and download our new track “Sky Trails”, recorded at the Dusted Sessions but previously unreleased.  In addition to the main band members, the piece features Michael Cormier on pedal steel. The tour CD has arrived!  It contains Sky Trails and other unreleased and demo songs, from the living room to studio outtakes.  Its a […]

Visiting this World w/Paul Clipson 6/29/13


Paul Clipson (Super 8 films) & Marielle Jakobsons (music) A number of short films on Super 8mm by Paul Clipson with soundtracks by a multitude of musician friends and sound artists including Young Moon (Trevor Montgomery), Che Chen, Painted Caves (Evan Caminiti), Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Alex Cobb and Barn Owl. This will be followed by a […]

Date Palms::::::The Dusted Sessions

Night Light Record RElease

Date Palms third album, and our first release with Thrill Jockey Records, is now available! If you’d like a copy, we have plenty and I’d be happy to hook you up with a CD or dusted pink vinyl!  If you’d like to download, check out iTunes, Emusic, Thrill Jockey site, etc. Our record release show […]