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April 2016

My Barbarian: Pre-Apocalyptic Jam Band Dance Soiree (PoLAAT)

April 8, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

The artist collective My Barbarian will be in residence at the Visual Arts Center at UT Austin from April 4th to 9th, 2016, where they will employ the pedagogical model and self-consciously codified technique that they developed in 2008 called the Post-Living Ante-Action Theater (or PoLAAT for short). This five-stage technique—consisting of Estrangement, Indistinction, Suspension of Beliefs, Mandate to Participate, Inspirational Critique—incorporates song, dance, levitation, trust circles, masks, signs and other elements to playfully reenact serious artistic, political, social and…

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$8

Elevator Bath Night

April 16, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Salvage Vanguard Theater,
2803 Manor Road
Austin, TX 78722 United States
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Elevator Bath, COTFG, and Antumbrae Intermedia Events present an evening of experimental electronics, featuring: Rick Reed (synths & sine waves, ATX), Adam Pacione (modular drones & kraut-electronics, DFW), Colin Andrew Sheffield/James Eck Rippie (samples & turntables, ATX), Brent Fariss (bass & electronics, ATX), Samantha Gibble (visuals, ATX) and Tara Bhattacharya-Reed (synthesizer, ATX). This is the first in what will hopefully be a series of showcases from the Elevator Bath record label. The Elevator Bath label started in 1988 and has been…

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$10

Foot Patrol – The Blind Sign 4/24/2016

April 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Salvage Vanguard Theater,
2803 Manor Road
Austin, TX 78722 United States
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Foot Patrol presents: The Blind Sign 8:00pm & 9:00pm | Sunday, April 24th at Salvage Vanguard Theater (Studio theater) | 2803 E Manor Rd. Austin, TX  78722 Tickets available on Brown Paper Tickets The Blind Sign is a new musical project featuring TJ Wade, from the Austin foot funk band Foot Patrol and D Madness, from Temple Underground, Thermostat, etc.  Music as defined in the Webster dictionary is the science or art of ordering tones or sounds in succession, in combination, and in temporal relationships…

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May 2016
$10

Songs from the Rainshadow’s Edge by Benton Roark

May 27, 2016 @ 10:00 pm - May 28, 2016 @ 11:55 pm
Salvage Vanguard Theater,
2803 Manor Road
Austin, TX 78722 United States
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10:00pm on Friday, May 27th at Salvage Vanguard Theater followed by Dimmer Twins  10:45pm on Saturday, May 28th at Salvage Vanguard Theater following Jesse Beaman of My Empty Phantom Songs from the Rainshadow’s Edge – a song cycle in five parts by Benton Roark – is a musical journey into a “dark and interior world” (The Georgia Straight). Scored for the unusual compliment of soprano, narrator, electric guitar, flute, viola, double bass, percussion, and sampled sounds, this 33-minute, five-part cycle takes the listener deep into…

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June 2016
$75

NMASS2016

June 22, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - June 26, 2016 @ 11:00 pm
Salvage Vanguard Theater,
2803 Manor Road
Austin, TX 78722 United States
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New Media Art and Sound Summit aka NMASS2016 will take place June 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 at Salvage Vanguard Theater and will be the final event for the SVT family at 2803 Manor Rd. Austin, TX For the past 10 years, COTFG's NMASS has been one of the premier avant-garde festivals in Austin, TX drawing performers and audience members to collaborate, discuss and perform at Salvage Vanguard Theater a few satellite locations over a period of 3 days.  This…

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September 2016
$5 - $15

Wheel of the Year

September 29, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - October 4, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
The Off Center,
2211 Hidalgo St
Austin, TX 78702 United States
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Wheel of the Year! We're excited for a run of days at The Off Center.   Thank you to the Rude Mechs for sharing their space with us! This event serves as our annual anniversary party as well as an extension of our next installment of "Daughter of Ladyfriends" As usual, admission is $5-$15. BYOB and/or concessions will also be available on site. The Off Center is located at 2211 Hidalgo Street, Austin, TX 78702 Hidalgo is a short street that exists…

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November 2016

Tatsuya Nakatani + Makoto Kawabata U.S. Tour Kick-Off in Austin, TX

November 15, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Volstead Lounge,
1500 E 6th St, Austin
Austin, TX 78702 United States
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COTFG: Tatsuya Nakatani & Makoto Kawabata kicking off their U.S. Tour in Austin, TX on Tuesday 11/15/2016 8:00PM Tatsuya Nakatani & Makoto Kawabata duo 10:00PM Suspirians 10:40PM Maja Ho with Jacob Bills & Darryl Specht Suggested donation $5-$15

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An Evening of Artful Sound, Closing Party of E.A.S.T.

November 19, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dimension Gallery,
979 Springdale Rd.
Austin , TX 78702
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Join us for an outdoor evening of sound at Dimension Gallery! E.A.S.T. Austin Studio Tour will be going on all around Austin this weekend and we will create an audio environment with friends in the outdoor area at 979 Springdale Rd. Austin, TX 78702. E.A.S.T. Austin Studio Tour will be going on all around Austin this weekend and we will create an audio environment with friends in the outdoor area at 979 Springdale Rd. Austin, TX 78702. 9 PM: Thomas Bey…

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February 2017
$10

TEMPORAL NATURE OF STABILITY by the SULPHURIC SYMPHONY

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Springdale Station,
979 Springdale Rd
Austin, 78702 United States
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Don McGreevy's TEMPORAL NATURE OF STABILITY by the SULPHURIC SYMPHONY with opening sets by Maria Chavez and Thomas Echols. Saturday, 2/04/2017 at Springdale Station, 979 Springdale Rd. Austin, TX 78702 The TEMPORAL NATURE of STABILITY is a post-minimalist symphonic piece composed for electric guitars and basses, acoustic upright basses, trombones, bass clarinet, organs, and percussion. Similar to Don's previous "symphonettes", TNOS is an experiment. Aside from intended tonalities and melodies, its results remain largely indeterminate. It is intended to impress…

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March 2017
$5

Paula Matthusen and Abinadi Meza duo

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Human Achievement,
Austin, 78702 United States
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Come hang out with us on Wednesday 3/22/2017 at Museum of Human Achievement! Admission is the usual $5-$15 sliding scale. 8:00pm Paula Matthusen and Abinadi Meza duo: Paula Matthusen is a composer who writes both electroacoustic and acoustic music and realizes sound installations. In addition to writing for a variety of different ensembles, she also collaborates with choreographers and theater companies. She has written for diverse instrumentations, such as “run-on sentence of the pavement” for piano, ping-pong balls, and electronics,…

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