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Springdale Station

COTFG: New Media Art and Sound Summit 2017 takes place at Springdale Station

Below is some information to help you find your way to Springdale Station:

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Springdale Station is a small building located in front of Friends & Allies Brewery next to the Austin Bouldering Project. Parking is going to be very limited so please plan ahead with plenty of time for parking. We recommend parking along Springdale Road, across the street by Canopy, or in the lot on the opposite side of the Austin Bouldering Project. Also consider taking advantage of carpooling with friends, using your preferred ride sharing app or riding with the cap metro bus service. If you live nearby in east Austin, riding a bicycle may also be a good option. A very limited amount of handicap spaces are available in the lot in front of the Bouldering Project.



COTFG: NMASS2016 Calendar

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Here are the events you will see on your calendar:


Saturday 6/25/2016

Full Access, 4-Day event pass: CLICK HERE
Saturday, 6/25/2016 (events from 11:00am – 2:00am): Tickets available at door!

Schedule Saturday 6/25/2016:

10:00am Doors Open

11:00am Meditation with Cory Allen
12:00pm film by Zac Trager
1:00pm Graham Lambkin Q&A and performance
2:20pm Francois Minaux + Laura Brackney
3:00pm I Speak Machine
4:00pm Brent Fariss ensemble
5:00pm Corey Dargel + Steve Parker
6:00pm Gerritt Wittmer
7:00pm Sarah Hennies + Stine Janvin Motland
8:00pm Bardo:Basho
9:00pm Dana Lyn w/Kyle Sanna and Alon Ilsar
10:00pm Mongoose
11:00pm Alien Knife Fight
12:00am Troller
12:45am Amulets

Thursday 6/23/2016

Full Access, 4-Day event pass: CLICK HERE
Thursday, 6/23/2016 (events from 2:00pm – 2:00am):AVAILABLE AT DOOR!

Schedule Thursday 6/23/2016:

12:00pm Doors open

2:00pm Experimental Response Cinema
3:00pm Ladybrain Studios Workshop
4:00pm Colin Sheffield + James Rippie
5:00pm BOHM
6:00pm More Eaze
7:00pm Aunt’s Analog + TEF
8:00pm Peter Stopschinski’s Massacre of Spring
9:00pm Bardo:Basho
10:00pm ATOP
10:40pm Alex Keller
11:00pm Soft Healer + Drew Liverman
11:45pm Spencer Dobbs + Robin Kathleen Williams
12:30am Cameron Shafii

NMASS2016 Tickets

COTFG New Media Art & Sound Summit 2016 takes place at Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd. Austin, TX 78722

The opening events on June 22nd are free of admission cost.

Click below to purchase tickets:

Full Access, 4-Day event pass: CLICK HERE

If tickets are not available online, have no fear tickets are available at the door! 

Thursday, 6/23/2016 (events from 2:00pm – 2:00am) AVAILABLE AT DOOR!
Friday, 6/24/2016 (events from 2:00pm – 2:00am)  AVAILABLE AT DOOR!
Saturday, 6/25/2016 (events from 11:00am – 2:00am): CLICK HERE
Sunday, 6/26/2016 (events from 12:00pm – 7:00pm): CLICK HERE

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This is the final event for Salvage Vanguard Theater 501(c)(3)and SVT sponsored projects at this location. All projects will continue after this date at other locations, soon to be announced. Thank you for your interest and support of the creative community in Austin, Texas!

Church of the Friendly Ghost is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.


Church of the Friendly Ghost (COTFG) originated in 2003 when a group of friends began hosting performances and other artistic activities in a small, former church building at 209 Pedernales St. Austin, TX 78702. Over the years the collective has grown with a rotating cast of volunteers and staff, hosting numerous events and workshops in the city of Austin. In 2007, COTFG became a sponsored project of Salvage Vanguard Theater 501(c)(3).

NMASS originated in 2009 under the moniker of the Modern Aural Sculpture Symposium South. COTFG sought an opportunity to explore music outside of the homogeneous summer-music-festival landscape. The inaugural two-day event featured a circuit bending workshop, a live interview with free jazz improvisors Burton Greene and Perry Robinson, lectures on compositional techniques, improvisation demonstrations, and performances of site-specific works by local artists at both the festival location and throughout the city of Austin. In 2010, the festival expanded into an independent, three-day event named the New Media Art and Sound Summit (NMASS). Since its inception, this event has emphasized multidisciplinary collaboration and creation with the intention of attracting global attention to Austin’s creative community.

With the desire to present our works in an intimate, conversational setting, we commission artists, designers and architects to convert the gallery of our theater into an immersive multimedia installation to nurture contemplation and discussion between sets. By bringing together a myriad of approaches to sound-organization, NMASS is a unique opportunity to experience a constellation of artists in new collaboration. Electro-acoustic exploration, precisely-notated music, structured and unstructured improvisation, and commitment to honest experimentation all merge to create a diverse sonic ecosystem. COTFG has also commissioned several original compositions to be premiered at the festival, connecting local, national and international artists to expand our community of innovative, artistic relationships.

Dedicated to the COTFG mission of representing underserved communities through their seldom-seen works, NMASS 2016 features over 50% female-identified artists. This is radically different from most festivals, which often include at best 10% – 20% women artists in their roster.