Randy H.Y. Yau
Randy H.Y. Yau is a curator and sound artist who has been active
in the sonic arts since 1993. He has produced multiple solo and
collaborative audio works which have been distributed internationally.
He has also performed extensively throughout the United States,
Europe, Japan, Peru, Australia, Taiwan and China. Yau founded and
co-curates Activating the Medium, an annual sonic arts festival
which traveled through Universities, museums and alternative art
spaces across California including The San Francisco Museum of Modern
Art. He also founded Auscultare Research, a record label releasing
sound works from artists all over the world. He has conducted radio
programs focused on sound art for over 13 years and continues to
broadcast on KPFA's "No Other Radio Network." Since 1999,
Yau has served as Curatorial Director of 23five Incorporated and
currently serves as the organization's Executive Director. Yau holds
a Bachelor of Science in Applied Art and Design from California
Polytechnic State University.
Jim Haynes is an artist who has exhibited and performed internationally,
with noted exhibitions at Jack Straw Productions (Seattle), Diapason
(New York), and The Exploratorium (San Francisco). He has participated
in a number of fruitful colloborations with Loren Chasse, Keith
Evans, Steven Stapleton, and M.S. Waldron. Since December 2001,
Haynes has been a pivotal member of 23five serving as the Editorial
Director and distribution manager for 23five's published works.
Through 23five, Haynes has co-curated the 2003 San Francisco Electronic
Music Festival, the 2007 Activating the Medium Festival at the Exploratorium,
and the 2008 Activating the Medium festival. Furthermore, he has
written extensively on sound art, noise culture, minimalism, and
general music experimentation for The Wire, The San Francisco Bay
Guardian, The Sound Projector, Metro Pulse, and Chunklet. Haynes
attained his M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute and his
B.A. from Oberlin College.
Andrea Williams is an artist, composer, and educator currently based in Oakland, CA. She enjoys using site-specific elements and perceptual cues to reveal the unseen connections between people and their environment. Listening, memory, and group collaboration are recurrent themes. Her compositions, soundwalks, installations, and videos have been exhibited and performed both solo and with various artists at galleries and alternative spaces, most recently at the Whitney Museum, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, Joyce Theater Soho, NPR, Fountain Miami Art Fair, and the Mamori sound artist residency in the Amazon rainforest. Andrea is a founding member of the New York Society for Acoustic Ecology and has an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College.
Scot Jenerik, Former Executive Director and Co-founder
Mark C. Jackman, Co-founder