Current Members

Randy H.Y. Yau
Randy H.Y. Yau is a curator and sound artist who has been active in the sonic arts since 1993. He has produced multiple solo and collaborative audio works which have been distributed internationally. He has also performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, Peru, Australia, Taiwan and China. Yau founded and co-curates Activating the Medium, an annual sonic arts festival which traveled through Universities, museums and alternative art spaces across California including The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He also founded Auscultare Research, a record label releasing sound works from artists all over the world. He has conducted radio programs focused on sound art for over 13 years and continues to broadcast on KPFA's "No Other Radio Network." Since 1999, Yau has served as Curatorial Director of 23five Incorporated and currently serves as the organization's Executive Director. Yau holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Art and Design from California Polytechnic State University.

Jim Haynes
Jim Haynes is an artist who has exhibited and performed internationally, with noted exhibitions at Jack Straw Productions (Seattle), Diapason (New York), and The Exploratorium (San Francisco). He has participated in a number of fruitful colloborations with Loren Chasse, Keith Evans, Steven Stapleton, and M.S. Waldron. Since December 2001, Haynes has been a pivotal member of 23five serving as the Editorial Director and distribution manager for 23five's published works. Through 23five, Haynes has co-curated the 2003 San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, the 2007 Activating the Medium Festival at the Exploratorium, and the 2008 Activating the Medium festival. Furthermore, he has written extensively on sound art, noise culture, minimalism, and general music experimentation for The Wire, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, The Sound Projector, Metro Pulse, and Chunklet. Haynes attained his M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute and his B.A. from Oberlin College.

Andrea Williams
Andrea Williams is an artist, composer, and educator currently based in Oakland, CA. She enjoys using site-specific elements and perceptual cues to reveal the unseen connections between people and their environment. Listening, memory, and group collaboration are recurrent themes. Her compositions, soundwalks, installations, and videos have been exhibited and performed both solo and with various artists at galleries and alternative spaces, most recently at the Whitney Museum, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, Joyce Theater Soho, NPR, Fountain Miami Art Fair, and the Mamori sound artist residency in the Amazon rainforest. Andrea is a founding member of the New York Society for Acoustic Ecology and has an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College.

Previous Members

Scot Jenerik, Former Executive Director and Co-founder
Mark C. Jackman, Co-founder
Loren Chasse
Maria Jenerik
Kim Cascone
Tim Pozar
Larnie Fox
Patricia Ravarra