Omar Akrouche

Born 1998 in Columbus, OH

Email: omar (dot) akrouche (at) sfcm (dot) edu

Websites: omarakrouche.com / prounpress.bandcamp.com / humblehobo.xyz (defunct)

Education & Work

  • Undergraduate studying Music Technology and Applied Composition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (2016-present)

  • House Engineer at Tiny Telephone in San Francisco/Oakland, an analog recording studio owned by John Vanderslice (2018-present)

  • AV technician at the First Congregational Church of Berkeley, live sound/video recording of Sunday services, concerts, and extra events (2017-present)

  • Recording Engineer at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, a small team responsible for capturing audio and video for over 500 recitals/recording sessions a year (2016-present)

  • Recipient of the Presser Foundation Undergraduate Scholar Award (2019)

  • Attended GRAMMY Camp LA on full scholarship, performed original music at the El Rey Theatre (2015)

  • High School graduate from the Orange County School of the Arts' Guitar Conservatory, four year recipient of Award of Merit Academic Honor Roll (2012-2016)

Select Performances:

2019:

5/7 Pikelet, Glaçon Garçon & Meg Webb at Hotel Utah in San Francisco, CA

3/30 GABI JR, Glaçon Garçon & Cedar Sap at Pig Bar in Oympia, WA

3/29 GABI JR, Glaçon Garçon, Pickle Boy & Heavenly Bother at Brunch Box in Seattle, WA

3/28 GABI JR, Glaçon Garçon, Boreen & Stoner Control at Turn! Turn! Turn! in Portland, OR

3/27 GABI JR, Glaçon Garçon, Münechild, & Court at Lemon House in Sacramento, CA

3/26 GABI JR, Glacon Garcon, Dingbat Superminx, & Abe Hollow at The Dildo Factory in Berkeley, CA

3/25 GABI JR, Glaçon Garçon & Sonoda at Junior High in Los Angeles, CA

3/24 GABI JR, Glaçon Garçon, Dylan Kanner & A.O. Gerber at Le Cara Cara in Santa Ana, CA

1/18 SFCM Winter Term Showcase with John Vanderslice in SFCM’s Osher Salon in San Francisco, CA

2018:

12/12 George Cory Todd, Dunkelman/Fluke-Mogul Duo, Omar Akrouche at The Back Room in Berkeley, CA

8/24 Contemporary Composers' Night at Riff Mountain in Fullerton, CA

5/5 Mia Pixley's PSD Recital/EP Release in SFCM's Osher Salon in San Francisco, CA

4/15 SFCM TAC presents: ClimateMusic Project in SFCM's Osher Salon in San Francisco, CA

2/25 Hot Air Music Festival in SFCM's Osher Salon in San Francisco, CA

2017:

12/29 Humble Hobo presents: Glaçon Garçon, Arden Klawitter & the Powerclaps, Springtime, Lolo, Jesse Korson, Martson Moore on Calle Vida in San Clemente, CA

12/27 Riff Mountain presents: Deep Fields, Sonoda, Melodic Maintenance, P. Whitehill at The WhereHouse in Fullerton, CA

8/18 Pacific Nature presents: Talk Tired Thanatoid, Panoramic, Transporting Planets, Beargatsby at Beatnik Bandito in Santa Ana, CA

8/17 Cherry Factory and Mr. Sunday presents: Soul Beacons, Big Empty & The Think, Aloe, Glaçon Garçon at The Point in Dana Point, CA

8/5 Pacific Nature presents: Playboy Manbaby (AZ), Glaçon Garçon, Celebrity Crush (LA), Rose Dorn (LA), CHRISTIAN CLUB at Beatnik Bandito in Santa Ana, CA

8/4 punkweight_ presents: Basil, The Haikus, Sanitys, Moss, Serbia, Blivert, Melodic Maintenance on Maple Avenue in Orange, CA

7/29 Home & Away presents: Rosehip Orchestra LIVE  performance & talk on ambient music LIVE on KUCI 88.9 FM,

7/18 Stereo Kazoo presents: Transporting Planets LIVE performance & talk on shoegaze on KUCI 88.9 FM

6/17 Pacific Nature presents: Transporting Planets, Pictures of Vernon (NC), Perspective a Lovely Hand to Hold (NH), Hero Across The Sky at Beatnik Bandito in Santa Ana, CA

6/9 FATHEROFTHEYEAR1994 presents: Alaris O'Heart, Bengal Tiger Rescue Party, Undecided Future, The Great Jazz Audiobook, Black Mantis at THE PARTY in Westminster, CA

5/28 Intimate Evening presents: P. Whitehill (Record Release), Electric Sound Bath, Rare Form at Betalevel in Los Angeles, CA

4/2 2mas_ presents: Danny & The Knives, Ian Decker, Glaçon Garçon, Shaefer Lunt, Nicole George, Tommy & The Dicks on Ohio St. in Yorba Linda, CA

3/25 Pacific Nature presents: The Human Machine & Rosehip Orchestra Tape Release with Eric Van Thyne, Duendes, Georgie's Paper Boat at Beatnik Bandito in Santa Ana, CA

1/19 Concerts At The Castle presents: Panoramic, To Sheynin, Kittinger, Derogatory Volkswagen at Bowles Hall in Berkeley, CA

1/4 Pacific Nature presents: Mint, The Expos, Closet Goth, Kittinger at Beatnik Bandito in Santa Ana, CA

2016:

12/30 OC DIY presents: Aloe, Glaçon Garçon, Pequeñota, & EDD at OC DIY in Lake Forest, CA

11/26 OC DIY presents: Aloe, Glaçon Garçon, Pequeñota, Serbia, John Doe at OC DIY in Lake Forest, CA

11/25 An Intimate Evening with: Mourning Rituals, good nothing, Eric Van Thyne, Rosehip Orchestra, P. Whitehill at The WhereHouse in Fullerton, CA

10/24 Concerts At The Castle presents: Kittinger, Rosehip Orchestra, Eric Van Thyne, UT Kirin at Bowles Hall in Berkeley, CA

6/28 OC DIY presents: Glaçon Garçon, Kleinahexa, GABI (UT) at OC DIY in Lake Forest, CA

3/12 OC DIY presents: Coffee Pot (AZ), Mounds of Earth, The Human Machine, Glaçon Garçon at Beatnik Bandito in Santa Ana, CA

2/23 An Intimate Evening with: Shutterings, Rosehip Orchestra, P.Whitehill, Boanerges at the PNR HQ in Mission Viejo, CA

1/9 OC DIY presents: Depakote, dolphinbrain, George Bates, no puls, DURAC3LL, Rosehip Orchestra, Eric Van Thyne at Eureka Building in Irvine, CA

2015:

12/27 Humble Hobo presents: Glaçon Garçon (Record Release) with The Gloriosas, The Banzas, Alaris O'Heart on Calle Vida in San Clemente, CA

10/9 OC DIY presents: Struckout, Evary, Emael, Transporting Planets, The Gloriosas at Eureka Building in Irvine, CA

8/28 Tririlla Recordings presents: Rilla Fest 2k15 at the Tririlla Lockout in Orange, CA

4/17 OC DIY presents: Transporting Planets (Record Release) with Human Machine, Hollow Ran, Twentytwofourteen, Lake Eden at The Eclectic Room in Anaheim, CA

2014:

12/4 OC DIY presents: Transporting Planets, Human Machine, Young Lovers, Hollow Ran at Programme Skate & Sound in Fullerton, CA

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