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June 2017
$5

COTFG at MASS Gallery

June 18 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MASS Gallery,
507 Calles Street
Austin, 78702
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Thanks to MASS Gallery for hosting us this auspicious day! Join us for a few sets of diverse sonic exploration. 4:00pm Lila Divine Play ( An improvisational set by Julie Slim-Nassif, Stephanie Britten Phillips, Seetha Shivaswamy , Tonya Lyles) Julie Slim (Voice, Darbukah) is an Austin ­based Lebanese American multilingual jazz vocalist known for her vocal versatility, singing in English, French, Arabic, Spanish, Italian, and other languages. Backed by multifaceted musicians Shawn Ellison (keyboard), Phil Spencer (bass), Shirley Johnson (accordion) and Joe McCreary (drums),…

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COTFG at Me Mer Mo Monday

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Volstead Lounge,
1500 E 6th St, Austin
Austin, TX 78702 United States
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Our committee member Melissa Seely has been hosting Me Mer Mo Mondays at The Volstead for over a year now! Join us Monday 6/19/2017 for a very special evening with visitors from all around the country: Till by Turning, Juliana Furioso, Wooly Mar, and local performers Transit Till by Turning is the collective effort of Amy Cimini, Erica Dicker, Emily Manzo, and Katherine Young -- four creative performers who work as composers, educators, scholars, songwriters, and improvisors. Till by Turning…

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David Bernabo at Big Medium Gallery

June 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Big Medium Gallery,
916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2, #101
Austin, TX 78702 United States
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Join us for a short surprise show! 8pm David Bernabo is an active filmmaker, musician, dancer, visual artist, and writer. David currently performs and composes for the band Host Skull, dances and composes for Maree ReMalia | merrygogo and his own variable dance company, MODULES, performs in the improvised music trio, How Things Are Made, and acts as the Arts and Culture Editor of The Glassblock and Editor of Recital. He curates and produces work for the Ongoing Box imprint and…

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July 2017
$15 - $30

New Media Art and Sound Summit 2017

July 14 @ 12:00 pm - July 16 @ 11:00 pm
Springdale Station,
979 Springdale Rd
Austin, 78702 United States
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The yearly New Media Art and Sound Summit 2017 will take place July 14, 15, 16 at Springdale Station in east Austin. Visit WWW.NMASSFEST.ORG for more information or CLICK HERE to purchase a 3 day event pass! Individual day tickets available: Day 1 Friday July 14, 2017 |   Day 2 Saturday July 15, 2017 | Day 3 Sunday  July 16, 2017 Donate to COTFG The New Media Art & Sound Summit (NMASS) has been bringing diverse performances, films, art installations, and workshops to the Austin community every…

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September 2017
$5

Saturday, September 2nd at The Museum of Human Achievement

September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Museum of Human Achievement,
Lyons Rd. & Gunter Rd.
Austin, 78702 United States
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COTFG series 9/02/2017 Saturday at The Museum of Human Achievement - Austin, TX 78702. Admission is $5-$15 sliding scale. 7:00 pm Raquel Bell w/Parham Daghighi with visuals by John-Mike Reed 7:40 pm R. Lee Dockery with visuals by John-Mike Reed 8:30 pm Abinadi Meza + Mike Vernusky with visuals by John-Mike Reed 9:00 pm Brazilian Space Program performing a live score for film. Brazilian Space Program is a collaborative music project exploring the intersection of improvisational performance and narrative structures. The group…

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Sunday, 9/10/2017 at 3pm – Sean Hamilton (percussion)

September 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday, 9/10/2017 at 3pm - Sean Hamilton (percussion) Email us for more information on this house show. Sean Hamilton is a percussionist, composer, and improviser whose interests primarily lie in the conjunctions of new music, electroacoustic music, free improvisation, experimental music, and interdisciplinary projects.

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Learning in Public: Performance Art series at MASS Gallery

September 22 - October 28
MASS Gallery,
507 Calles Street
Austin, 78702
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We are excited to announce our upcoming collaboration with MASS Gallery  to present a new series of public performance art events and engagements,  Learning in Public. Starting on September 22nd and running until October 28th 2017, 5 different artists and collectives will be in residency at MASS for one week each. During that period participants will present at least one public event. Please stay tuned to COTFG and MASS Gallery's website and social media for information about event times/dates!  We are looking…

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October 2017

MASS Gallery // COTFG: Mosaico X Learning in Public

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - October 5 @ 9:00 pm
MASS Gallery,
507 Calles Street
Austin, 78702
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On Oct 4 from 7 - 9pm & Oct 5 from 7 - 9pm, COTFG and MASS Gallery  are proud to present the second round of events for the Learning in Public performance series. In residency this week at MASS Gallery, is the Austin, TX collective, Mosaico Experiencia, an intersectional, transcultural instillation for black and brown body memory, ancestral activation, and cathartic evolution. Often times our voices are sought out for education, knowledge, and clarification under current global conditions. But our very existence within these lands…

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Daphane Park: Learning in Public // MASS Gallery

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - October 13 @ 10:00 pm
MASS Gallery,
507 Calles Street
Austin, 78702
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Mineral beings appeared and built an elaborate wheel with a central bed of rocks to cradle my entirety. They whispered in my ears as they gently placed stones on my physical body. From this experience my health vastly improved. There were messages to ponder. Bethany Johnson and I will act as agents, playfully guiding willing participants to meet the mineral world. October 10 - 13, 2017, COTFG & MASS Gallery is proud to present our third artist in the Learning in…

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November 2017

Nakatani Gong Orchestra

November 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Central Library,
710 W. César Chávez St.
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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COTFG & Austin Cultural Exchange present: The Nakatani Gong Orchestra (for 14 players) at the new Central Library in Austin, TX : 710 W. Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, Texas 78701 The Nakatani Gong Orchestra (NGO) is a contemporary community-engagement project that tours throughout North and Central America. Led by composer and conductor Tatsuya Nakatani, local participants learn bowed-gong techniques to create a multi-layered and harmonically-rich immersive sonic environment. Players for the November 12th ensemble in Austin, Tx include: Carolyn Trowbridge, Tonya…

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