There’s an amazing and unique event going on from June 27 to Aug. 17 in the Bay Area. It’s called the Bay Area Sound Series, the Soundwave>Series, and it’s a smorgasbord of noise and sound artists, as well as some of the Bay Area’s most innovative musicians.

Twelve events will take place at San Francisco art and music institutions The Lab, Community Music Center, and Intersection for the Arts, as well as on a moving bus venue hosted by New Langton Arts, Queen’s Nails Annex, Art Engine and the de Young Museum.

Alan So from ME’D1-ATE Network described the festival as such:

MOVE>SOUND’s performances include live amplified skateboarding, sound drawings, audience-activated sounds, lo-fi and high-tech motion sensors, weather-data sonifications, moving 3D holographics, deep listening soundwalks and an “AudioBus” featuring live sound and music performances on a moving double-decker bus.

Noise artists, field recordists, sound object makers, electronic and acoustic musicians and singer-songwriters will create riveting performances for Bay Area audiences. Set to perform include celebrated electro avant-cellist Zoe Keating, underground orchestra Moe!Kestra!, New York-based sonifier Andrea Polli, acclaimed singer-songwriter Odessa Chen, Canadian sound artist Diana Burgoyne, Indiana-based media artist N_DREW (Andrew Bucksbarg), amongst many other leading sound/music artists.

Soundwave is a multi-venue and multi-date performance series happening over the span of two months every two years in San Francisco. Each season investigates a new idea in sound and invites diverse multidisciplinary artists and musicians across the sonic spectrum to explore the season’s theme in new and innovative directions.

For a full schedule, online ticket purchase, and details visit or call 415-216-3102.