Asha Tamirisa’s long-form improvised performances incorporate various combinations of digital, analog, and tactile media—such as analog synthesizers, sounding objects, moving image, and generative text—and often seek to use the site of the performance as part of the instrumentation. Most recently, historical allegories, memories, and archival materials have been finding their way into her sensorial multimedia performances.

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Asha Tamirisa + Delicate Sen + Anna Friz

Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 6pm | Add to Calendar
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Asha Tamirisa’s long-form improvised performances incorporate various combinations of digital, analog, and tactile media—such as analog synthesizers, sounding objects, moving image, and generative text—and often seek to use the site of the performance as part of the instrumentation. Most recently, historical allegories, memories, and archival materials have been finding their way into her sensorial multimedia performances.

A woman sitting in the middle of a room filters through her body the sounds of a past communal experience in Santa Cruz. The sound triggers the intensity of a light emerging from the body of the performer, inundating the room and the senses. In this moment in time, dislocated by isolation, and at a time of painful virtuality, The Light That Heals seeks to soothe and affect the audience’s perception using the poetic sonic action of memory and the possibilities of its transfiguration to envision possible futures.

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Carmina Escobar: The Light That Heals

Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 8pm | Add to Calendar
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A woman sitting in the middle of a room filters through her body the sounds of a past communal experience in Santa Cruz. The sound triggers the intensity of a light emerging from the body of the performer, inundating the room and the senses. In this moment in time, dislocated by isolation, and at a time of painful virtuality, The Light That Heals seeks to soothe and affect the audience’s perception using the poetic sonic action of memory and the possibilities of its transfiguration to envision possible futures.

Moor Mother – a Philadelphia artist praised as part of “a new generation of visionary black storytellers” (The New York Times) – premieres a new video as part of Indexical’s continued online programming. Weaving through haunting slave narratives as dystopian allegory, negro spirituals, and Black ritual, Moor Mother’s work points to a liberated future through Black Quantum Futurism, a project in partnership with author Rasheedah Phillips. Through a time of ecological and social disaster, she says, “I’m not saying, this is the end, we’re all doomed,” but rather that “I believe there is another way. So it’s about trying to get the audience to understand another way of digesting the truth.”

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Moor Mother + Rasheedah Phillips: Black Quantum Futurism

Friday, November 13, 2020 from 4pm to 6pm | Add to Calendar
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Moor Mother – a Philadelphia artist praised as part of “a new generation of visionary black storytellers” (The New York Times) – premieres a new video as part of Indexical’s continued online programming. Weaving through haunting slave narratives as dystopian allegory, negro spirituals, and Black ritual, Moor Mother’s work points to a liberated future through Black Quantum Futurism, a project in partnership with author Rasheedah Phillips. Through a time of ecological and social disaster, she says, “I’m not saying, this is the end, we’re all doomed,” but rather that “I believe there is another way. So it’s about trying to get the audience to understand another way of digesting the truth.”

Past Events

Zachary James Watkins + Sally Decker + RAGE THORMBONES

Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 6pm at Twitch

Oakland-based composer-musicians Zachary James Watkins and Sally Decker work with feedback and no-input circuits to create sounds that are alternately piercing and weighty. These two fixtures of the San Francisco Bay Area scene will collaborate in various combinations with the relentlessly experimental duo RAGE THORMBONES (Weston Olencki & Matt Barbier), throughout the course of the evening.

Micaela Tobin (WHITE BOY SCREAM) + Anna Luisa Petrisko + Interview w/ Joshua Minsoo Kim

Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 6pm at Twitch

Micaela Tobin (WHITE BOY SCREAM) combines experimental voice and contemporary opera into a compelling live set. On her latest release, “BAKUNAWA,” she dissects her voice through the use of electronics as a means of exploring identity and ancestral trauma. “BAKUNAWA” is an homage to the pre-colonial mythology of her motherland, the Philippines. Part sonic ritual, part diasporic storytelling.

Livestream: Stephanie Cheng Smith + Liam Mooney + Sarah Hennies’s “Everything Else”

Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 5pm at Twitch

Solo performances by composer-performer-instrument builders Stephanie Cheng Smith and Liam Mooney, followed by an ensemble performance of Sarah Hennies’s “Everything Else,” featuring the composer and friends.

Livestream: Object Collection + Ma'ayan Tsadka & Dani Williamson + Kirschner Computing

Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 5pm at Twitch

Tune in to Indexical’s Twitch stream to catch live performances by Object Collection, Ma'ayan Tsadka & Dani Williamson, and Kirschner Computing.

POSTPONED: Moor Mother + Las Sucias

Friday, May 15, 2020 at 7pm at Kuumbwa Jazz

Note: This event is postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please stay tuned for information about future dates.

Livestream: Clay Chaplin + Asha Tamirisa + Deso Duo

Saturday, May 9, 2020 from 4pm to 7pm at Twitch

Tune in to Indexical’s livestream for a live electronics performance by Clay Chaplin with sounds submitted right here by you, the listener (https://claychaplin.com/indexical/)! Deso Duo will perform work for two players and one vibraphone by Kevin Good and Sarah Hennies, and Asha Tamirisa will perform a live electronics and laptop set.