LeftCoastLights Eclectic Trips Festival

Electronic, Analog, Innovation, Music, Video, LeftCoastLights!

Resonant Frequencies, Resident Electronic Monthly, and Piqued present this showcase of a sampling of San Francisco's own thriving live experimental electronic scene. The music is eclectic, including techno, dark ambient, glitch, noise, and sonic journeys. Music to be listened to, explored, felt, and transported by. Video artists create live visuals in collaboration with the music.

Three monthly SF events, Resonant Frequencies, Resident Electronic Monthly and Piqued, have been fostering this new scene with open mic and lightly curated events. The organizers have come together and are excited to bring you this evening of artists from the scene.

Six musicians and two visualists will perform an evening of diverse sets. Following the tradition of musical exploration in the San Francisco Bay Area, each performs on a custom configuration of modular synthesizers, digital hybrids, DIY electronics, and control systems to create a new musical & visual experience. Be ready for deep listening, curious rhythms, new timbres, and quadraphonic spaces all matched with vibrant, ever-changing visuals.

In accordance with San Francisco city mandates, and to ensure the safety of our community, Gray Area requires all visitors to present proof of vaccination for in-person events. Masks are required for all attendees. Read more about what to expect during your visit.

Audio Performers

Additional music from LeftCoastLights artists will be played during breaks.

Video performers

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Resonant Frequencies

Started in 2018, Resonant Frequencies is a monthly open mic night specifically for Experimental Electronic Musicians and Composers, accompanied by live Visual Synthesis with a focus on real time generation and performance. ResFreq is held live at Soundwave Studios in Oakland. During the pandemic, the show went on, produced in the cloud, with all artists streaming from their homes, and streamed live. Starting with our show in August, 2021 - we are back at Soundwave Studios, live and in person! Resonant Frequencies exists to promote community - what better way to do that than getting together, creating sights and sounds while sharing ideas and making connections? Collaborations are encouraged and we welcome all genres of music and visuals: West Coast School, Noise, Ambient, Illbient, Beats, Glitch, Musique Concrète, Drone or your own unique style.

Resident Electronic Monthly

Resident is a monthly electronic audiovisual open mic event started in 2017. It is held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at The Laundry. Resident is casual and cool, and the community you'll find is like no other for aspiring electronic musicians in the Bay. No judgments, no bullshit, just positive support and openness to new ideas.

Piqued

Rich Hogben and Korey Luna began a meetup for electronic music makers, monthly featuring two artists at a time before a live audience. Part of the electronic music scene in the Bay Area, they showcase unique performances, followed by group interviews and audience participation

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