About Activating The Medium...

Since 1998, the non-profit sound arts organization 23five Incorporated has produced the annual Activating The Medium festival—an internationally recognized showcase for the most innovative and visionary practitioners of sound art. 23five Incorporated has presented festivals that have spanned the state of California including institutions such as SFMOMA, The Exploratorium, SomArts, Beyond Baroque, Chico State University, Cuesta College San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Mills College, San Francisco Cinematheque and San Francisco Art Institute. Each year, Activating the Medium focuses upon a particular aspect from the trans-disciplinary facets of sound art, with past themes investigating sound and architecture, sound and simulation, sound and performance, the acousmatics of sound with film / video, and the finer points of Californian noise-culture.