Other Plastics – the collaborative duo project of electroacoustic composers Hunter Brown and Dominic Coles – maps the physical infrastructure and the hidden timing data of the internet onto a performance improvised using a layered feedback system. Using field recordings of server farms in Chicago and packet timing data transcribed into jittery rhythms, the duo seeks to intervene in linear time, interrupting our daily schedules and the effects of advanced capitalism on the rhythms of the human body.
KAT (they/them) is an emerging queer artist experimenting with multilayered performance. Dance is at the center of their practice, as it has been their whole life (tap dancing while brushing their teeth, etc). Improvisation and collaboration are integral to their work which centers vulnerability, relationship, resonance, and multiplicity of self. Making work is KAT’s way of understanding the deeper questions they have about life and love while connecting with the world and simultaneously growing closer to their self.
Suzy Poling (aka Pod Blotz) and Paige Emery return to Indexical to close out their installment of Landscape & Life with live performances and a conversational artist talk with curator Gabriel Saloman Mindel. Poling’s electronic music performances as Pod Blotz have been featured at Recombinant Media Labs Festival, Hospital Productions Festival, Contemporary Jewish Museum, Colour out of Space Festival, San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, and many other sites.
Thomas will have a discussion with his good friend, artist & activist Abi Mustapha about the arts, social change, drugs, and why they are all related to discovering your authentic self and changing the world. To start us off, we’ll hear Mak Nova performing a special acoustic set live.
Kaethe Hostetter premieres a new multimedia work, “GUZO,” based on the 11 years she spent embedded in the music scene of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In addition to music, Hostetter became immersed in the textiles and fabric patterns of Ethiopian artists, and “GUZO” combines these two media with more recent field recordings and video created during Hostetter’s October 2021 trip to Addis Ababa. “GUZO” emerged from the travel constraints of the pandemic, and these performances will be the culmination of two week-long residencies, in both September and November, in Indexical’s space at the Tannery Arts Center.
Tropical Noise Duo Las Sucias is an experimental Caribbean cacophony from the hands and lungs of hysterical brujas Danishta Rivero and Alexandra Buschman-Román. Rooted in Santería, Afro-Caribbean and Mestiza consciousness, using hybrid rhythms that include Raggaetón and Cumbia. Casey Anderson is an artist working with sound in a number of media, including composition, improvisation, electronic music, saxophone, text, and installations. He co-founded, and co-edits (with John P. Hastings and Scott Cazan), the Experimental Music Yearbook, owns and operates a wave press, and is a core member of Southland Ensemble.