PLAYBACK > AudioBus, Battery Townsley, SoundLab

03 Jul 2011, by admin in News

PLAYBACK is a series that showcase some of our most acclaimed events and raise funds for ME’DI.ATE, our newly incorporated non-profit arts organization. This fundraising drive hopes to raise $10,000 by October 1st to help us continue to support artists and create innovative exhibitions and events, including our biennial Soundwave Festival. PLAYBACK is presented in partnership with City Sightseeing San FranciscoNational Park ServiceARUPMillion FishesLagunitas Brewing Co. and Everybody Bikesand curated by Alan So and Jorge Bachmann.


September 23 & 24: PLAYBACK > SoundLab

Location: Arup, 560 Mission Street (at 2nd), San Francisco
Friday Sept 23: Showtimes: 7:30p, 8:15p, 9:00p, 9:45p sharp!
Battery Townsley: Jacob Felix Heule (drums) & Kanoko Nishi (koto)
Battery Townsley: Gregg Kowalsky (tape)
Special Composition: HoraFlora & Shane Myrbeck
Sat Sept 24: Showtimes: 7:30p, 8:15p, 9:00p, 9:45p sharp!
Battery Townsley: Danny Paul Grody (guitar/voice)
Unweathered Embers: Myrmyr (20 vocalists and musicians)
Special Composition: [ruidobello]: Bees
Limited 6 people per show. Arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled showtime as event is in a high-security office building with security processing to enter.  Latecomers cannot be allowed inside the SoundLab once the program has started. No refunds or exchanges can be given to latecomers.


SoundLab is an immersive, full-sphere ambisonics listening chamber designed by the acoustic group at ARUP that recreates an sonic environment true to real life situations. On September 23, sound artists HoraFlora & Shane Myrbeck explore the depths of perception by developing fictionalized sonic environments using experimental techniques to create, manipulate and spatialize sound. SoundLab also recreates excerpts of the stunning performances at Battery Townsley by Gregg Kowalsky, and Jacob Felix Heule & Kanoko Nishi from last season’s Soundwave ((4)). On September 24, sound artist [ruidobello] creates a special ambisonic composition featuring field recordings of bees while SoundLab recreates excerpts of the stunning performances at Battery Townsley by Danny Paul Grody, and St. Mark’s Lutheran Church by Myrmyr and 20 vocalists and musicians from last season’s Soundwave ((4)).