Sontag Shogun is a collaborative trio that makes use of analog sound treatments and nostalgic solo piano compositions in harmony to depict abstract places in our memory. Albert Peacock grew up performing with local hardcore bands as a teenager, but has spent much of his adolescence and early adulthood working with field recording, tape manipulation, and “found sound” composition. Taking inspiration from acoustic ecology, as well as the 1980’s and 90’s power electronic/noise scene, Peacock applies Schaefferian compositional techniques to create frantic, yet immersive sonic landscapes that are equal parts brutality and beauty.

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Sontag Shogun + Albert Peacock

field recordings, synthesizers, and cassette tape manipulations

Sat., May. 21, 2022
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
Indexical
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$16 General / $8 Members & Students
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Sontag Shogun is a collaborative trio that makes use of analog sound treatments and nostalgic solo piano compositions in harmony to depict abstract places in our memory. Albert Peacock grew up performing with local hardcore bands as a teenager, but has spent much of his adolescence and early adulthood working with field recording, tape manipulation, and “found sound” composition. Taking inspiration from acoustic ecology, as well as the 1980’s and 90’s power electronic/noise scene, Peacock applies Schaefferian compositional techniques to create frantic, yet immersive sonic landscapes that are equal parts brutality and beauty.

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The focus of this workshop is to highlight a concern for personal discourse in computer music. Madalyn will discuss her 10+ years of using Max MSP to develop synthetic instruments for improvisation with an in-depth look into her main performance patch, and will give an overview of her research into early electronic music in Italy.

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Workshop: Creative discourse and computer music performance with Madalyn Merkey

get a view into composer madalyn merkey's extensive work in max/msp

Thu., May. 26, 2022
Doors at 6:30pm | Show at 7pm
Indexical
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$5 - $20 Suggested Donation
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The focus of this workshop is to highlight a concern for personal discourse in computer music. Madalyn will discuss her 10+ years of using Max MSP to develop synthetic instruments for improvisation with an in-depth look into her main performance patch, and will give an overview of her research into early electronic music in Italy.

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Jacob Felix Heule and Danishta Rivero of Voicehandler will lead a workshop on free improvisation drawing on the Oakland-based series Doors That Only Open in Silence, as well as work by Pauline Oliveros and John Stevens. Bring your instrument (or non-instrument) and come ready to play. Open to all levels of instrumental experience.

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Workshop: Free Improvisation with Jacob Felix Heule and Danishta Rivero

bring your instrument and improvise

Fri., May. 27, 2022
Doors at 6:30pm | Show at 7pm
Indexical
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$5 - $20 Sliding Scale
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Jacob Felix Heule and Danishta Rivero of Voicehandler will lead a workshop on free improvisation drawing on the Oakland-based series Doors That Only Open in Silence, as well as work by Pauline Oliveros and John Stevens. Bring your instrument (or non-instrument) and come ready to play. Open to all levels of instrumental experience.

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Jason Kahn’s work with electronics involves chaotic feedback systems and placing his body in the circuit flow. Grabbing open leads with the hands makes and breaks circuits, causing the synthesizer to overload or momentarily collapse.

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Jason Kahn + Ministry of Apathy

modular synthesizers and diy noise

Sat., May. 28, 2022
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
Indexical
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$16 General / $8 Members
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Jason Kahn’s work with electronics involves chaotic feedback systems and placing his body in the circuit flow. Grabbing open leads with the hands makes and breaks circuits, causing the synthesizer to overload or momentarily collapse.

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Join us for an artist talk and Q&A with artist Paul Walde, facilitated by Landscape & Life curator Gabriel Saloman Mindel.

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Paul Walde: Artist Talk

the artist behind "Alaska Variations" on his work

Thu., Jun. 2, 2022
Doors at 1:30pm | Show at 2pm
Twitch
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Join us for an artist talk and Q&A with artist Paul Walde, facilitated by Landscape & Life curator Gabriel Saloman Mindel.

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In celebration of the closing of the exhibition “Alaska Variations” by Paul Walde (/exhibitions/landscape-life-paul-walde-s-alaska-variations), Indexical screens the entirety of Walde’s work at 2pm on the closing weekend. Walde’s work can be thought of as a “field recording” in the sense that it is a series of processes to derive sonic gestures from the natural environment, dictated in part by the visual and floral form of the landscape. This will be followed by a second-chance listening of Chris Watson’s “Namib,” (https://www.indexical.org/events/2022-04-29-touch40-chris-watson-s-namib) which takes a different—fully auditory—approach to field recording, collaging sounds built from the natural soundscape.

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Listening Event: Paul Walde's "Alaska Variations" + Chris Watson's "Namib"

double-header, screening two works recording the natural world

Sat., Jun. 4, 2022
Doors at 1:30pm | Show at 2pm
Indexical
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In celebration of the closing of the exhibition “Alaska Variations” by Paul Walde (/exhibitions/landscape-life-paul-walde-s-alaska-variations), Indexical screens the entirety of Walde’s work at 2pm on the closing weekend. Walde’s work can be thought of as a “field recording” in the sense that it is a series of processes to derive sonic gestures from the natural environment, dictated in part by the visual and floral form of the landscape. This will be followed by a second-chance listening of Chris Watson’s “Namib,” (https://www.indexical.org/events/2022-04-29-touch40-chris-watson-s-namib) which takes a different—fully auditory—approach to field recording, collaging sounds built from the natural soundscape.

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On the two-year anniversary of Speak for Change Podcast, Thomas Sage Pedersen interviews Ashanti Branch, the Oakland-based founder of the Ever Forward Club. Growing out of Branch’s passion for his second career of teaching, the Ever Forward Club provides a support group for African American and Latino males who were not achieving to the level of their potential, and has since helped 100% of its members graduate high school. Pianist and singer August Lee Stevens opens the night with her mix of classical, pop, indie, and soul tunes.

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Speak for Change with Ashanti Branch and August Lee Stevens

the oakland-based founder of the ever forward club and singer-songwriter august stevens

Thu., Jun. 9, 2022
Doors at 7pm | Show at 7:30pm
Indexical
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$5 - $20 Sliding Scale
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On the two-year anniversary of Speak for Change Podcast, Thomas Sage Pedersen interviews Ashanti Branch, the Oakland-based founder of the Ever Forward Club. Growing out of Branch’s passion for his second career of teaching, the Ever Forward Club provides a support group for African American and Latino males who were not achieving to the level of their potential, and has since helped 100% of its members graduate high school. Pianist and singer August Lee Stevens opens the night with her mix of classical, pop, indie, and soul tunes.

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FUJI||||||||||TA’s work engages with natural phenomena in his quest to expose unheard sounds and voices of objects. In his first-ever US Tour, Japanese artist FUJI||||||||||TA performs on his hand-made pipe organ, powered by manual bellows and often accompanied by his own throat-singing vocal technique.

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FUJI|||||||||||TA

first-ever U.S. tour by japanese musician performing on his hand-made pipe organ

Fri., Jun. 10, 2022
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
Indexical
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$18 General / $9 Members
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FUJI||||||||||TA’s work engages with natural phenomena in his quest to expose unheard sounds and voices of objects. In his first-ever US Tour, Japanese artist FUJI||||||||||TA performs on his hand-made pipe organ, powered by manual bellows and often accompanied by his own throat-singing vocal technique.

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