The Audium Offers A Very Unique Sound Experience in San Francisco

Another worthy, wacky experience to have in San Francisco awaits you at the Audium-Theatre of Sound-Sculptured Space. “Audium is the only theatre of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theatre’s 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. ‘Sound sculptures’ are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theatre.”  Even after 40 years, the creator and composer, Stan Shaff, still welcomes patrons to the experience, and gladly talks to folks afterwards.  He’ll answer your questions, and talk shop about sound, the latest advances, and the greater universe.  A music composer and teacher by profession, Mr. Shaff is now retired and readily admits that he “doesn’t much care about ticket sales, he just wants people to have a great sound experience and think about sound in a larger context.”

Shows are every Friday and Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 cash.  In return, you get to experience the nifty theater space and an hour sound performance with a small intermission.  If you experienced the Audium a few years ago, you should know that a new sound adventure awaits you.  The Audium is located in Pacific Heights at 1616 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94109. For more information you can call (415) 771-1616 and check out

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