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Email to be placed on waitlist then arrive early at ARUP day of show starting at 7PM: 560 Mission Street (@2nd) to be considered for any last-minute empty seats. Cash and Visa, MC, Amex, Discover accepted.


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 drone)
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: [ruidobello]: Bees

SoundLab ( is an immersive, full-sphere ambisonics listening chamber designed by the acoustic group at ARUP that recreates an sonic environment true to real life situations. On September 23, sound artists HoraFlora & Shane Myrbeck explore the depths of perception by developing fictionalized sonic environments using experimental techniques to create, manipulate and spatialize sound. SoundLab also recreates excerpts of the stunning performances at Battery Townsley by Gregg Kowalsky, and Jacob Felix Heule & Kanoko Nishi from last season's Soundwave ((4)). On September 24, sound artist [ruidobello] creates a special ambisonic composition featuring field recordings of bees while SoundLab recreates excerpts of the stunning performances at Battery Townsley by Danny Paul Grody, and St. Mark's Lutheran Church by Myrmyr and 20 vocalists and musicians from last season's Soundwave ((4)).

"Armed with an assortment of boom-boxes and tape-recorders, Oakland-based sound artist Gregg Kowalsky orchestrated elegant, almost hypnotic, loops that reverberated viscerally around the audience, who were seated in neat rows of three down the center of the tunnel." - KQED Arts

"Jacob Felix Heule and Kanoko Nishi stormed the tunnel with an incredibly cinematic improvisational duet; Heule worked on an improvised drum kit and Nishi on the koto, a Japanese zither." - KQED Arts

"Fog billowed around San Francisco guitarist Danny Paul Grody, who
sat on a perch looking over the Pacifi c. As Grody mixed and re-layered loops of feedback alternately from electric and acoustic guitars, swallows darted in and out of the battery circling the audience in such perfect sync with the music it was as if Grody had choreographed their movements." - KQED Arts

" should consider St. Mark's [Lutheran Church] not only part of the band, but its throat. Myrmyr perform[s] "haunting Baltic folkinspired chamber sounds," with bells, percussion, and other instruments chosen for their long reverberations, [and other] players and singers grouped around the church, sometimes concealed." - SF Weekly


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.

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):


560 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States



Owner: MEDIATE Art Group
On BPT Since: Apr 30, 2008
ME'DI.ATE Network
(415) 484-6278

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