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Soundwave 7: 2015 SonicLABs events

13 May 2015, by admin in News

2015 marks the first year of Soundwave’s seventh season, “Architecture,” and will culminate in the summer-long, city-wide innovative art and music festival in 2016. The first year of each season is a crucial part of our creative process because it encourages experimentation and marks the beginning of our commissioning process. In contrast to other festivals that present artists’ previously developed works, MEDIATE asks artists to respond to different environments, audiences and communities according to the season’s theme. As such, SonicLAB serves as a laboratory, allowing artists to develop entirely new works that correspond to Bay Area issues and concerns.  In the summer of 2015, several SonicLAB events will investigate exhibit and performance concepts as well as curatorial directions in the theme of Architecture. It will coincide with a worldwide open call for proposals attracting artists and musicians and yielding more substantial developments for the final festival in 2016.

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Soundwave ((7)) Launch Event + Fundraiser
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Friday, June 5
7:30 pm – 11 pm
Obscura Digital, 729 Tennessee St., San Francisco, CA
Performances by Christopher Willits, interactive installations by Azael Ferrer GordoElia Vargas, and Nathan Blaz and music by DJ Ash Williams

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Battery Townsley

Sunday, August 2
Time TBD
Battery Townsley, Fort Cronkhite, Marin Headlands
Public concerts at Battery Townsley, a WWII battery fortification in partnership with the National Park Service. Audiences hike to this historic site that sits on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean, where artists will use the architectural resonances of the structures, tunnels and passageways for their pieces.

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AudioBus: Architecture

Saturday, August 15
Time TBD
Various locations in San Francisco

Moving concerts in the AudioBus, a sonically rigged double-decker bus. Audiences are taken on sound adventures through architecturally-significant neighborhoods in San Francisco and walks through exceptional architectural landmarks.


Nightlife at California Academy of Sciences

Thursday, August 20
6:00 pm
California Academy of Sciences

Soundwave hosts this evening of California Academy’s popular Nightlife, where visual and sound artists use innovations in design and technology to activate this significant building,  showcasing its design history as well as the scientific and mathematical properties of sound.

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Architecture + The City Festival

Saturday, August 29
Time TBD
Intersection for the Arts
in partnership with the American Institute of Architects San Francisco
and in collaboration with Arterra Landscape Architects

This walking tour/scavenger hunt through San Francisco enables participants to convert their visual cityscape into a soundscape.

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