Tongue Depressor + Sonnet / Matsumoto + Fluke Mogul / Weeks

5/3/19 at 8:00 pm
Wind River: 421 Wild Way, Santa Cruz
Tickets: $10 - $20

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Tongue Depressor (New Haven, CT) is the duo of Henry Birdsey (fiddle, lap steel) and Zach Rowden (fiddle, upright bass). They write, improvise, and perform music that draws from the fields of drone, harsh noise, and church music, often using microtonal tunings. Caspar Sonnet (lap-steel dobro) Kozue Matsumoto (koto) is an acoustic experimental, improvisational duo based in Los Angeles, California.

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Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore + Gabriel Saloman & Mustafa Walker

5/17/19 at 8:00 pm
Wind River: 421 Wild Way, Santa Cruz
Tickets: $20

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Meg Baird and Mary Lattimore’s collective work—as solo artists, band members, and collaborators—could fill a small record collection. Despite this productivity, these two long-time friends have never recorded an entire album focused exclusively on their unique talents. “Ghost Forests” mysteriously, thrillingly fills that void. Gabriel Saloman, known widely for his work in seminal noise band Yellow Swans, presents his ongoing investigations into music of the liberated body.

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Kunal Gupta: Withfriends

5/30/19 at 6:30 pm
NextSpace by Pacific Workplaces: 101 Cooper St., Santa Cruz
Tickets: Free

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Kunal Gupta is a experimental musician, software engineer, and entrepreneur who works to build and sustain alternative communities for experimental art. Gupta is co/founder of Babycastles, a New York City based collective and video game art gallery dedicated to fostering and amplifying diverse voices in videogame culture, and Silent Barn, a collectively run art space that was a fixture of New York’s alternative and DIY arts communities for more than a decade.

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Kate Compton + Ted Gordon

6/7/19 at 6:00 pm
Cruzio Internet: 877 Cedar St, Santa Cruz
Tickets: Free

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Kate Compton and Ted Gordon give talks and present an installation about the intersection of human creativity and computation. Kate Compton has a PhD in developing artificial intelligence to augment human creativity at UC Santa Cruz. Ted Gordon is a musicologist and musician whose work lies at the nexus of experimental music studies, critical organology, and science & technology studies.

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Carmina Escobar: The Voices from Within into the World

6/29/19 at 11:00 am
Henry Cowell State Park: (TBA), Santa Cruz
Tickets: TBA

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The Voices from Within into the World is a creative vocal workshop to explore the voice in its manifolds of sonic expressions and its relation to space and to each other. Through games, vocal and body exercises, improvisation structures, sonic meditations, and conducting arrangements we’ll explore the capabilities of our voices conceptually and experimentally, the acoustic relations to space, and how the voice connects us to space and to each other. This workshop runs from 11am until 7pm, closing with an informal performance at 6:30pm. Registration will be available soon, and will be announced through our email list at indexical.org.

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Amirtha Kidambi Elder Ones: From Untruth

7/27/19 at 8:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz: 320-2 Cedar St, Santa Cruz
Tickets: $21 Adv / $25 Door

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The second release by Amirtha Kidambi’s ensemble Elder Ones, From Untruth is comprised of four pieces grappling with issues of power, oppression, capitalism, colonialism, white supremacy, violence and the shifting nature of truth. This music means to give the listener momentary relief from the anxiety and pain caused by living in our current reality.

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