Rebecca Gates

Rebecca Gates is a United States–based musician, artist, and activist. She has toured and released albums internationally and appeared on recordings by a range of artists, including Willie Nelson and The Decemberists. Her work relating to issues of sound and space, listening, and artists’ roles in their communities has been presented by MoMA PS1, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), WFMU’s Radiovision Festival, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, New York University and galleries in the United States and Europe. Gates cocurated Ballroom Marfa’s sonic exploration of land art called “The Marfa Sessions,” she cofounded The Relay Project audio magazine, and she is the chief wrangler at Sound and Associates, a sound consultancy, and the Agency League of Musicians, a musician-centered think tank and action network.