marielle v jakobsons In my solo music, I create electro-acoustic compositions of evocative, pulsing drones based on synthesizers, violin, and other sound sources. I have toured the US, Argentina & Germany, and releases with Digitalis, Aphonia Recordings and Students of Decay. My first full-length “Ore” was released by Digitalis in 2009, my second full-length “Glass Canyon” is composed of violin and analog synthesizers and was released by Students of Decay in 2012. My original moniker “darwinsbitch” debuted with the cassette Steel Hum (Digitalis, 2008).
Together with multi-instrumentalist Agnes Szelag we form the electroacoustic duo myrmyr (myrmyr.net), and have performed around the Bay Area, the Northwest and East coasts. “The Amber Sea” album was released by Digitalis (2009), and our second album ‘Fire Star’ by Under the Spire Recordings (2011). We compose often for ensembles, recently performing with the SFSound Group, Unweathered Embers Ensemble, Helena Espvall, Derek Johnson, & Noah Phillips.
With Gregg Kowalsky Date Palms (datepalmsofpsalms.com) is Gregg on Rhodes and synths, me on violin and flute, with Ben Bracken on bass, Noah Phillips on guitar, and Michael Elrod on tanpura. The music is influenced by hot summer nights, classical Indian carnatic music, dub, Miles Davis. In Summer 2013, The Dusted Sessions was released by Thrill Jockey. Our Debut LP Of Psalms was released on Root Strata and can be found at Thrill Jockey. Our second LP Honey Devash was released by Mexican Summer August 2011.
Other bands I have in the past or currently contribute to
Portraits [with members of Tarantel, Barn Owl, and more]
Oakland Active Orchestra
Alee Karim & the Science Fiction
Octomutt’s Country Cousins [ole timey country cover band]
Altar Eagle [of Digitalis Industries]
Theatre of Yugen
Full Moon Ceremony
the Illuminated Corridor, Moe!kestra, and many other improvisations and collaborations….. see my links page for some of these friends!