PLAYBACK > AudioBus: Christopher Willits
Sundown Tour: 7:00-7:30p Check-in, 7:45p Boarding, 8:00p Departure
Night Tour: 8:00-8:30p Check-in, 8:45p Boarding, 9:00p Departure
Route: Golden Gate Park/Ocean Beach
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 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.
"Christopher Willits creates patterns of vibrations with sound and light. He occupies a unique corner of the electronic-art-music universehovering above the intersection of electronic production's nuts and bolts, new media art, and a wide-open creative mind. "I am a conduit of the process, a kind of gardener," he says. "I simply imagine, intuit, respond and do the work laid before me." Willits' tireless responding and doing and working has produced 20 albums in 10 yearssolo and in collaboration with artists including Ryuichi Sakamoto, Matmos, Zach Hill, and Taylor Deupreeand an organic, multi-faceted sound that expands like the vines of an electro-acoustic kudzu plant. Christopher Willits is a teacher, a label owner (the experimental hub Overlap.org), a meditator, a tech geek, a visual/new media artist, and virtuosic musician in one. In other words, there's no one out there quite like him." http://overlap.org/
PLAYBACK is ME'DI.ATE Art Group's (www.me-di-ate.net) 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 (www.projectsoundwave.com). PLAYBACK is presented in partnership with City Sightseeing San Francisco (http://www.city-sightseeing.us/), National Park Service (http://www.nps.gov/) and ARUP (http://www.arup.com/) and curated by Alan So and Jorge Bachmann.
PLAYBACK Single Tickets
$20-$200 - General Sliding Scale to Sponsor Levels (Discount for Students)
Sponsor Level 1 - $50
**Includes Soundwave gift, raffle ticket and partial tax-deduction
Sponsor Level 2 - $100
**Includes preferred seating, 2 free tickets to one Soundwave ((5)) event, Soundwave gift pack, 5 raffle tickets and is $65 tax-deductible
Sponsor Level 3 - $200
**Includes premier seating, free access pass to all Soundwave ((5)) events, Soundwave gift pack, 10 raffle tickets for prizes, and is $150 tax-deductible
PLAYBACK All Access Pass (To All 5 PLAYBACK Events): http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/184174
**Tickets are very limited due to the intimate nature of the events.
Route: Golden Gate Park / Station: Everybody Bikes
1288 15th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94122