Playback, ME.DI.ATE Fundraiser Series Announced

July 29 & 30, August 7, September 23 & 24

The ME.DI.ATE Art Group has announced its fundraiser for the upcoming Soundwave Festival. Soundwave is one of the most unique and most comprehensive events series for new and experimental music in the Bay Area. I’ve seen many “undiscovered” artists get their first major exposure at Soundwave, many whom have gone on to be staples of the SF experimental scene. This is shaping up to be a fantastic series of launch events, and I would greatly encourage anyone looking for some unique art experiences to check them out. ME.DI.ATE is particularly adept at using unique spaces as musical inspiration.


RSVP NOW to to purchase tickets 1 week before the general public on 6/22. Tickets are very limited due to the intimate nature of the events.

Single Event Ticket: $20 (limited availability) up to $200 for sponsor packages (up to $180 is tax-deductible)

All Event (All 5 Events) Pass: $50 (limited availability) to $500 for sponsor package (up to $450 is tax-deductible)

ME.DI.ATE invites you to PLAYBACK – a series of special fundraising events that showcase some of our most acclaimed events to raise money for our newly incorporated non-profit. This fundraising drive has a goal of raising $10,000 to help us continue supporting artists and creating innovative exhibitions and events, including our biennial Soundwave Festival. PLAYBACK is presented in partnership with City Sightseeing San FranciscoNational Park Service and ARUP and curated by Alan So and Jorge Bachmann.


Created in 2008, AudioBus is a moving live concert venue on an open-top double decker bus, giving audiences an adventurous sonic experience. Musicians create their own San Francisco route and perform live scores to the scenery moving past them. On July 29 hop on The Genie tour, Bay-Area’s own scratch-guitar phenom. On July 30 take the Christopher Willits tour, San Francisco’s celebrated electronic musician. Two shows a night: Sundown Tour 8pm, Night Tour 9pm, Station & Tour routes TBA. Limit 50 per tour.


Introduced in 2010, Battery Townsley explored the extreme resonances inside and around of this historic WWII harbor fortification overlooking the ocean in the hills of the Marin Headlands. August 7 features performances by electroacoustic duo Date Palms w/ Trevor Montgomery & Michael Elrod, vocal dance ensemble M. Mara Ann’s Sugar Pine Tesla, and composer/sound artist Edward Schocker. Arrive by 5:30pm. 20 minute hike to performance site. Showtime: 6pm, Limited Attendance.


SoundLab is an intimate listening chamber designed by the acoustic engineers of ARUP that recreates an ambisonic enviroment true to real life situations. On September 23 & 24, sound artists HoraFlora & Shane Myrbeck create a special ambisonic composition while SoundLab recreates the stunning performances at Battery Townsley by Gregg KowalskyDanny Paul Grody, and Jacob Felix HueleKanoko Nishi and St. Mark’s Lutheran Church by Myrmyr and 20 vocalists and musicians from last season’s Soundwave ((4)). Limit 6 people per show, Showtimes 7:30pm, 8:15pm, 9:00pm, 9:45pm. High Security Office Environment.

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