BIO

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Amir Oosman is a Los Angeles-based artist. Originally born in Karachi, Amir was brought up overseas for 9 years prior to moving to the Bay Area. 

After completing his Bachelors degree at University of California Santa Cruz, Amir earned his Masters in Music (Performance & Composition) from California Institute of the Arts at the age of 22. CalArts helped cultivate his deep interest in world music, sound design and audio engineering. Under the guidance of Swapan Chaudhuri and Randy Gloss, he developed his proficiency in tabla and world percussion. Since graduating, Amir has toured the world as a clinician, performer, composer and producer.

As a marching percussionist, Amir was a member of the 2008 Madison Scouts, 2009 Bluecoats, 2011 and 2012 Blue Devils Drum Corps. He won gold at the DCI I&E solo competitions in 2011, 2012 and earned the DCI World Championship title with the Blue Devils.

Amir currently endorses Promark Drumsticks and Evans Drumheads. He's an avid practitioner of Ableton Live and seeks to grow his tool kit to influence artists around the world. All the while, Amir is hungry to push his artistic momentum forward and invites collaborators for every step of the way.

 
 

PERFORMER

- CURRENT - 

Oliver Tree
Michl
Jeff Bernat
Hi-Tone
Joomanji
Dhara World Music
Golden State Warriors
SF 49ers
Blue Devils Entertainment

- PAST -

Rhye
Kan Wakan
Sebastian Kole
Avalon Young
Kevin Ross
La'Porsha Renae
Kero One
Mr. Little Jeans
Carmen Pendones
Joyce Wrice

 

COMPOSER

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Amir’s compositions have been featured in numerous short films and dance projects. His music in was highlighted in the Broken Wings Production: Le Pain (2015) which earned nominations for 4 awards at the Madrid International Film Festival and 3 awards at St. Tropez International Film Festival. In addition, Amir has worked with the American Contemporary Ballet in Los Angeles and the Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance. Under the tutelage of esteemed tabla virtuoso's Swapan Chaudhuria and Randy Gloss, Amir’s world-percussion piece Cross Pulses was featured by Capitol Record’s. Most recently, Amir was brought on board by the creative agency, Marmoset, to host his sound library for tv/film licensing.

 

LISTEN

 

GEAR

- KICKS -

16” LUDWIG (80s)
18” GRETSCH (Birch)
20” YAMAHA (Maple)
22" YAMAHA (Maple)

- CYMALS -

8” SABIAN CHOPPER
13” AMEDIA HATS
17” ZILDJIAN CRASH
18” SABIAN EVOLUTION
20” ZILDJIAN K (70s)
22” ZILDJIAN COMPLEX DRY

- SNARES -

SLINGERLAND (60s)
YAMAHA MAPLE CUSTOM
CRUSH DRUMS PICOLLO
MAIR CARBON FIBER
CUSTOM DEEP SNARE
DW COLLECTORS SERIES

- MICS -

SHURE BETA 52
SHURE SM 57
SHURE SM 81

- ELECTRONICS -

NEKTAR LX 49
YAMAHA DTX 12
ROLAND SPDSX / KD 9
ABLETON / PROTOOLS
TASCAM INTERFACE

- HEADS/STICKS -

EVANS DRUMHEADS
PROMARK DRUMSTICKS