Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Gray Area Art And Technology
2665 Mission St.
San Francisco CA   
(415) 843-1423

Our mission is to apply art and technology to create positive social impact through education, civic engagement, and public programs.

We use digital tools to create art and design projects that benefit society. We test and scale projects with high impact potential, teach digital tools to support artists and technologists, and inspire our community by promoting meaningful new work.

We apply the promise and inspiration of digital art to a broader social context. Our programs are transforming cities into creative outlets, applying technology to solve problems, and shaping how art is created and consumed in the digital era.

Upcoming Events:
Saturday, May 26 2018 9:00 PM
Ebbing Sounds Symposium

Gray Area is thrilled to host Ebbing Sounds Symposium, an interdisciplinary symposium accompanied by concerts investigating new ways of music production, music listening and music critique. As music access today is dominated by streaming formats mediated by industry distributors and algorithm curation, Ebbing Sounds explores how streaming shapes the spheres of music production, music listening and music distribution. A group of international artists, musicians, theorists and sound streaming industry mediators are gathered to discuss the formats and materialities of new emerging music and sound in the context of an algorithm-driven industry-audience relationship.
Ebbing Sounds Symposium is organized by zweikommasieben in cooperation with marcella faustini, DeForrest Brown Jr. and swissnex San Francisco. Ebbing Sounds is kindly supported by Pro Helvetia Schweizer Kulturstiftung, Consulate General of Canada, FONDATION SUISA, Goethe-Institut San Francisco, as well as the The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States and their season After Tomorrow.

Ticket Info:
Please purchase the ticket for the date you wish to attend. Festival Passes are also available.

Thursday, May 24th, 8pm – Opening reception and Swiss Showcase
Keynote Speech by Eric Harvey [US; Pitchfork]; Live-Sets by S S S S [CH; aufnahme + wiedergabe, Hallow Ground] and Bonaventure [CH; PTP, NON Worldwide]

Friday, May 25th, 9:30am – Symposium
With Lawrence English [AU; Room40, Touch], James Hoff [US; PAN], Kara-Lis Coverdale [CAN; Umor Rex, Boomkat Editions], DeForrest Brown Jr. [US; PTP, zweikommasieben], Inigo Wilkins[UK; Glass Bread], Ruedi Widmer [CH; ZHdK] and more.

Friday, May 25th, 9pm – Concerts
With Lawrence English [AU; Room40, Touch], James Hoff [US; PAN], Kara-Lis Coverdale [CAN; Umor Rex, Boomkat Editions].

Saturday, May 26th, 9pm – Concerts
With zwei­komma­sieben DJs [CH; Präsens Editionen], Beast Nest [US; Ratskin], Don't DJ [DE; Diskant, Berceuse Heroique], Low Jack [FR; Editions Gravats, L.I.E.S., Modern Love].  More...