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Soundwave is a festival of cutting-edge art and music experiences. Each two-year festival season investigates a new idea through sound. Renowned for its thoughtful curation and unique programming in diverse spaces and places, Soundwave brings together creators from across the sonic spectrum to discover new connections through sound-making and the sound experience.

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As the first part of Soundwave’s biennial structure, SonicLAB ((8)) Infrastructure is being presented with the intent to provoke conversation around ideas such as: isolation amid interconnectivity; environmental degradation caused by mass consumption of electronics, the politics of energy infrastructures including fossil fuels and renewables; the movement of goods and services across roads, bridges, railways, channels, and ports; and other often invisible protocols that affect our daily lives.

Featuring site specific works spread across the city, the festival will contain events at diverse venues including the sonically pristine Dolby Cinema at Dolby HQ by Cullen Miller and duo Shane Myrbeck/Emily Shisko, a teleportation by Porpentine Charity Heartscape, Neotenomie, and Rook at Gray Area’s restored Grand Theater, a special event in conjunction with SPUR (San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association), and a one of a kind performance curated by Tiare Ribeaux in the Yud Gallery at the Contemporary Jewish Museum.

SonicLAB ((8)) was presented from August 25th to November 2nd 2017.

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