Tickets for ME’DI.ATE Playback Fundraiser Available
Tickets are now available for the ME’DI.ATE Playback fundraiser events including both Audiobus shows, the Battery Townsley performances, and Sound Lab performances. This fundraising drive hopes to raise at least $10,000 to help us continue to support artists and create innovative exhibitions and events, including our biennial Soundwave Festival.
PLAYBACK is ME’DI.ATE Art Group’s special fundraising series that showcases our most acclaimed events and raises money for our newly incorporated non-profit. Our goal is to raise $10,000 to be able to continue supporting artists and creating innovative exhibitions and events, including our biennial Soundwave Festival. PLAYBACK is presented in partnership with City Sightseeing San Francisco, National Park Service and ARUP and curated by Alan So and Jorge Bachmann.
Also, tickets for the raffle are available.
We are raffling off some great prizes donated from our generous MEDIATE/Soundwave family and community friends including passes to de Young Museum, the Legion of Honor, The Lab, Volti, and CentralWorks, cookbooks from Williams-Sonoma, designer lamp from Kenneth Wingard Home, gift certicate from Burma Superstar, amongst many others. Each prize is valued at least $50 up to $300 and drawings will take place during our five upcoming events. You do not need to attend and you have many chances to win throughout the summer! One ticket for a mere $5, three for $10, or 10 for $25! You could win $500 worth of goods and services for spending as little as $25! And it all goes to a good cause supporting our non-profit to develop innovative art and music programs.
SEE PRIZES & BUY TIX: http://www.me-di-ate.net/playback-raffle-extravaganza/
PLAYBACK > AudioBus
Created in 2008, AudioBus is a moving live concert venue on an open-top double decker bus, giving audiences an adventurous sonic experience where musicians compose their own San Francisco route and perform live scores to the scenery moving past them. On July 29th hop on the Genie (http://www.myspace.com/thegenie) tour, Bay-Area’s own scratch-guitar phenom taking you past stunning murals and lively sights of The Mission District. On July 30th hop on the Christopher Willits (http://christopherwillits.com/) tour as he guides you through the wonderland of Golden Gate Park onto Ocean Beach as he performs with dreamy vibrations and electric reverberations. Double-decker buses are vintage UK-imported open-top biodiesel buses with installed Sennheiser headphones provided for audiences. Sponsored in part by CitySightseeing San Francisco.
PLAYBACK > Battery Townsley
Battery Townsley, Fort Cronkhite, Marin Headlands (off Rodeo Beach)
ONLINE TICKETS AVAILABLE STARTING 6/27
Arrive by 5:30pm. 20 minute hike to performance site. Showtime: 6pm. Site can be windy and foggy even on a sunny day. We highly recommend warm clothes, blankets and proper foot attire. Limited Attendance.
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.
DATE PALMS W/ TREVOR MONTGOMERY & MICHAEL ELROD
‘Of Psalms’ is a strange, yet fantastic fusing of Eastern style raga drones, and hypnotic Spacemen 3 style bass buzz. The music is almost like some sort of slowcore, spacerock, dronedrift that is abstract and minimal. http://www.datepalmsofpsalms.com/
M. MARA-ANN’S SUGAR PINE TESLA
As an artist working with language, M. Mara-Ann expresses her creativity through writing, singing, and intermedia performance. She created the vocal/dance ensemble “Sugar Pine Tesla” which features:
Sarah-Elena Palmer (voice)
Julie Binkley (dance)
Caroline Penwarden (voice)
Sonsherée Giles (dance)
Jen Harper (voice)
Vanessa Beggs-Skacel (voice)
Alexa Hall (voice)
M. Mara-Ann (voice)
Edward Schocker’s music is a unique mixture of alternate tuning systems and unique instruments, combined with theater/opera. He has collaborated with many dancers, artists and writers to create a unique combination of sound, movement, and text. Enjoying international recognition, Edward’s music has been performed in numerous countries throughout the world. http://edwardschocker.com/
PLAYBACK > SoundLab
San Francisco, CA
FRIDAY 9/23: 7:30pm, 8:15pm, 9:00pm, 9:45pm SHARP!
Battery Townsley: Jacob Felix Heule (drums) & Kanoko Nishi (koto)
Battery Townsley: Gregg Kowalsky (tape)
Special Composition: HoraFlora & Shane Myrbeck
SATURDAY 9/24: 7:30pm, 8:15pm, 9:00pm, 9:45pm SHARP!
Battery Townsley: Danny Paul Grody (guitar/voice)
Unweathered Embers: Myrmyr (20 vocalists and musicians)
Special Composition: HoraFlora & Shane Myrbeck
Limit SIX per show. Please arrive 30mins before showtime. Venue is located in a high security, office environment which requires security processing.
SoundLab is an intimate listening chamber designed by the acoustic engineers of ARUP (http://www.arup.com/Services/Acoustic_Consulting.aspx/) 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 Kowalsky, Danny Paul Grody, and Jacob Felix Heule & Kanoko Nishi and St. Mark’s Lutheran Church by Myrmyr and 20 vocalists and musicians from last season’s Soundwave ((4)).
HORAFLORA & SHANE MYRBECK
DANNY PAUL GRODY
JACOB FELIX HEULE