Soundwave Festival (San Francisco)

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Not to be confused with the Soundwave Festival in Australia
Soundwave Festival
Genre Electronic music, art
Dates Every two years for two months
Location(s) San Francisco, California
Years active 2004-present
Founded by ME'DI.ATE Art Group
Website
Soundwave Festival site

Soundwave Festival (formerly called the Soundwave Series) is a sound, art, and music festival that happens every two years for two months in San Francisco.[1]

Overview[edit]

Soundwave is produced by ME'DI.ATE Art Group. The festival features diverse local and international multimedia artists working with sound including noise artists, sound artists, improvisers, experimental musicians, composers, avant-garde musicians, vocalists, electroacoustic musicians, classical musicians and rock musicians. The festival focuses on new and unusual performances and art works, often in untraditional environments.

Artists[edit]

Soundwave created the well-received[2][3] AudioBus series conceived by Soundwave founder and artistic director Alan So for its third season MOVE SOUND in 2008.[4] It featured Bay Area singer Goh Nakamura,[3][5] avant-cellist Zoe Keating,[2] Odessa Chen and [ruidobello] and David Graves.[6]

Other noted artists and musicians that have created performances at Soundwave include: Moe! Staiano (Moe!Kestra!), Andrea Polli, Matt Davignon, Diana Burgoyne, (Rob Reger (Beno+Minnie with Aimee Friberg), Dana Gumbiner (of Deathray under electronic name Night Night), Danny Grody (of Tarentel performing with band The Drift) and Neal Morgan (of Joanna Newsom's Y Street Band and Golden Shoulders)

Soundwave was awarded "Best Sound Sculptures – Future Classic" by the editors of San Francisco Magazine in their Best of 2007 issue[7] while being compared to San Francisco's Audium (Theater).

Soundwave seasons[edit]

Soundwave has had five seasons: FREE SOUND 2004, SURROUND SOUND 2006 (curator and show featured by SPARK* on KQED-PBS),[8] MOVE SOUND 2008[9][1] which included amplified skateboarding,[10] sound drawing,[11] holographic movies.[12] ME'DI.ATE's fourth Soundwave season GREEN SOUND 2010 included performances in historic WWII Bunkers,[13] churches,[14] city streets and parks, and an artist-imagined environment Illuminated Forest.[15] Its fifth season Soundwave HUMANITIES 2012 has been called epic, glorious and with distinct and daring artists.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Various locations says… (27 June 2008). "MOVE>SOUND: Soundwave>Series 3 @ Various locations – Flavorpill San Francisco". Flavorpill.com. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Twitter Goddess Zoe Keating Blows People’s Minds, With A Cello, On A Bus". Synthtopia. 24 November 2009. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "The Audiobus: One of those rare ‘life doesn’t get any better than this’ moments". Academik. 20 July 2008. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Jennifer Maerz (2 July 2008). "Soundwave's AudioBus series offers road trips with local composers – Page 1 – Music". SF Weekly. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Mac, Vicki (29 July 2008). "Goh on the Bus: SF Troubadour Takes Show on the Road". Asianweek.com. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  6. ^ Photo: Katy Raddatz / The Chronicle. "Sound artist David Graves (pictured – Media (1 of 1) 'Resonance' and AudioBus: Experience sound". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "NEWS". Mediate. 15 August 2007. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "Matt Davignon: Spark". KQED. 14 October 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "Soundwave>Series ((3)) Takes Place June 27 to August 17 : The Bay Bridged – San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music". Thebaybridged.com. 23 June 2008. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  10. ^ Silke Tudor (25 June 2008). "The Grindermen – Page 1 – Calendar". SF Weekly. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  11. ^ Maxwell, Leanne (27 June 2008). "Soundwave>Series 3: EnviroSonic Tonight". SFist. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  12. ^ [1][dead link]
  13. ^ "Soundwave Festival: Music". KQED. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  14. ^ Michael Leaverton (2 June 2010). "Sounding Good – Page 1 – Calendar". SF Weekly. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  15. ^ "SF Artists Explore What 'Green' Sounds Like". TreeHugger. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 

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