Based out of Austin, Texas
Our 2020 summer event – the New Media Art & Sound Summit took place online between July 20th-25th. The event included performances commissioned for the festival by Rue Bainbridge, The Kraken Quartet, Amy Knoles & David Stout, Zachary James Watkins & Luke Judd, Phonography Austin, Nail Club, City of Dawn, Travis Weller, Transitory Sound & Movement Collective, Spectrum Ensemble, Unintentional Intersections, Master|Doctor, Paul Baker & Fez Moreno, Relative Dissonance, Howard Martin & Georgina Lewis, Juan Cisneros, Josh Ronsen & Vanessa Gelvin, claire rousay & Jacob Wick, Natalia Rocafuerte & Jeannelle Ramirez, Sarah King & Zachary Smith, Stop Motion Orchestra, PR0SC1UTT1, Charles Benjamin Russell & Douglas Laustsen, and Q&A’s facilitated by Sonya Gonzales and Mickey Delp.
COTFG is a volunteer-run arts organization supporting creative expression and counter-culture community. Our annual New Media Art and Sound Summit® is a multi-day summer festival dedicated to diversifying Austin’s musical ecosystem.
The group originally formed at an old church on the east side in 2003 and over the years has included rotating casts of volunteers, artists, local audience and long distance pen-pals. We have presented over one thousand events to date including concerts, art exhibitions, workshops, film screenings and other adventurous excursions. In 2007 COTFG became a sponsored project of SVT and held monthly events at their former Manor Rd home until June of 2016. We continue to present interesting forward-thinking experimental music all over Austin.
COTFG is a sponsored project of the non-profit organization Salvage Vanguard Theater 501 (c)(3) and supported in part by the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division