Soundwave ((7)) Launch Party Fundraiser

June 5 | Obscura Digital

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Soundwave ((7)) SonicLAB Events


Friday, June 5: Launch Party + Fundraiser

Obscura Digital, 729 Tennessee St., San Francisco, CA

7:30pm – 11:30pm

With Artists Christopher Willits, Azael Ferrer Gordo, Anthony Bisset, Elia Vargas, Nathan Blaz, and DJ Ash Williams

Infusion Bar and Classic Cocktails

Sunday, August 2: Battery Townsley

Battery Townsley, Fort Cronkhite, Marin Headlands >>

5:30 pm: Check-in and registration at Rodeo Beach Parking Area
6:00pm: Performances begin

With artists Zoey Vero, Vanessa Li, Dan Gottwald, and Gabriel Goldberg

Saturday, August 15: AudioBus

Meeting place: California College of Arts Reception Area (8th Street entrance)
1111 8th Street, San Francisco, CA >>
Tour goes through the Dogpatch and Bayview/Hunter’s Point neighborhoods

Tours at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm

With artist Geoff Morris

Thursday, August 20: Nightlife

Saturday, August 29: Architecture + The City Festival

Intersection for the Arts
925 Mission Street, Suite 109, San Francisco >>
in partnership with the American Institute of Architects San Francisco and in collaboration with Arterra Landscape Architects

Artist Talk and Self-Guided Tour Introduction at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm

Soundwave ((7)) Launch Party + Fundraiser

Friday, June 5, 7:30pm – 11:00pm

Obscura Digital, 729 Tennessee St., San Francisco, CA

Join us for the launch of the seventh season of the Soundwave Festival with a party and fundraiser at Obscura Digital in San Francisco on Friday, June 5th!  There will be unique audio-visual performances by Christopher Willits, a projection mapped installation by Azael Ferrer Gordo accompanied by modular synthesist Anthony Bisset, an audio-visual performance in a projection mapped dome by modular synthesists Elia Vargas and Nathan Blaz, and a DJ set by Ash Williams and other interactive installations.  There will also be an infusion bar, classic cocktails, and more!




Season 7 Theme: Architecture

This season of Soundwave explores the different relationships between Architecture and Sound by creating experiential environments using collaborative works from pioneering artists across the fields of music, visual art, sound art, design, and performance. We will showcase multi-disciplinary works which will explore this theme in innovative ways, reshaping the way our audience sees and hears the built environment.

By highlighting the numerous unique architectural designs and spaces existing within San Francisco and the Bay Area, artists will activate and transform these spaces to create provocative and insightful experiences within them. In this way, artists can act as a conduit to connect audiences to their surroundings, encouraging them to look deeper into the layers of the built environment, and promote conversation within it.

San Francisco is currently one of the most rapidly developing cities in the country, with new buildings continuously coming up and local districts dramatically changing, it’s an important time to examine these new developments and their impacts on communities. Cities aren’t static but a constantly evolving landscape, and we ask artists to explore the different factors that affect this change and translate how these changes are experienced through sound. San Francisco’s unique location both on a fault line and on a Peninsula have shaped the way the city has been built, and artists are asked to explore and reinterpret these anomalies.

Call for Proposals

Artists, architects, designers, and creators of all backgrounds are encouraged to submit sonic applications for Soundwave ((7)), running Summer 2016 in San Francisco.  Open submission dates are from June 5 2015 – September 4 2015.  We’ll be notifying selected artists by November 2015.  Please read the guidelines and fill out the submission form.

About MEDIATE Art Group

Soundwave is produced by MEDIATE Art Group, a San Francisco-based 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization that creates meaningful, cutting edge art and music experiences through the activation of people, places and environments in the San Francisco Bay Area.

MEDIATE created Soundwave in 2002 as a festival that investigates a new idea through innovative sound, art and music every season. 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.