Every two years San Francisco has some of the most innovative artists and musicians creating installations throughout the city. The 6th SoundWave Biennial runs July 10 through September 28, 2014.
This year’s theme is WATER. So perfect for the Bay Area and for the planet today. Extreme droughts, floods and conflicts over potable water sources are strong inspirations for artistic creation today.
The venues are at some of the most popular galleries in the city including SOMA Arts, Intersection for the Arts and Alter Space gallery. But, some of the most exciting work takes place in the water. I’m looking forward to the event at Ocean Beach on July 27. It’s a group listening event with music designed to view the receding tide. Beautiful!
One of the most avant-garde performances is possible because of the National Park Service. Chris Duncan, Travis Johns and Jim Haynes will perform at participatory installation at Battery Townsley near Fort Cronkhite just north in the Marin Headlands on August 3rd. In late August and September, you find more works inspired by WATER at the Exploratorium and the DeYoung Museum and the California College of the Arts.
$ 100 will get you an all access pass but the prices vary depending on the event and the venue.