Soundwave ((7)) Biennial Preview Party and Fundraiser
Come experience a one-of-a-kind event and get up close and personal with participating performing and exhibiting artists discussing their works-in-progress for the Soundwave ((7)) Biennial. Featuring a panel moderated by Elia Vargas between Jeff Maeshiro of Future Cities Lab, sound artist Anna Friz, and designer Nathan John from Envelope A+D on the topic of Sound and Architecture, followed by exclusive Soundwave performances by Matthew Ganucheau and BUZZ Award recipient Andrew Blanton. There will be refreshments and hors d’oeuvres available.
Tickets start at just $20. Those who can contribute more will be officially recognized for their contribution to MEDIATE and Soundwave ((7)) Architecture. Be part of this exciting event and get a first look at this years programing. All funds raised go directly to the production of this year’s Soundwave and supporting our talented artists and innovative events! Without the support of donors like you Soundwave would not be possible!
Soundwave’s very first BUZZ Award recipient, the locally based musician Andrew Blanton will be presenting two works for percussion and electronics focusing on ideas of expanded interactivity. M0dulator is an app developed by Blanton in which explores the performance of real time feedback and software as art using iOS as a platform for musical instrument building and performance.
Andrew Blanton is a percussionist, media artist, and educator. His work is fundamentally trans-disciplinary, combining classical percussion, new media art, and creative coding to create real time sonic and visual instruments. He is currently Assistant Professor of Digital Media Art at San José State University in the CADRE media lab. He has performed and presented his work locally and internationally. www.andrewblanton.com
Matt showcases a sneak peak of his upcoming work Chant with the help of a site-specific immersive sound installation in the Fort Mason Chapel. Chant is an interactive multichannel audio composition that explores the pursuit of stillness through harmony.
Matt Ganucheau is a San Francisco based artist, composer, designer, and educator. With a passion for exploring the boundaries of interactive digital culture, he creates physical and sonic environments that engage his viewers by evoking a deeply reflective internal space. He has exhibited work internationally and has been featured in publications such as WIRED, CNET, Adbusters, and The Huffington Post.
Matt graduated from the Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Music Synthesis and received his Master’s degree from New York University’s Interactive Technology Program. He is currently the Director of Education at Gray Area. www.ganucheau.com
Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (FMCAC) is a nonprofit operating within a Historic Landmark District along the northern waterfront of the San Francisco Bay. Part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, FMCAC hosts an ever-evolving rotation of artistic programming for over 1.2 million annual visitors that includes theater and dance performances, art installations, as well as educational and cultural classes. As part of Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture’s commitment to supporting San Francisco’s artistic community, FMCAC provides approximately $2.5 million in annual grants to local arts organizations. These grants allow groups to produce diverse and innovative works at the historic campus. Website: https://fortmason.org/