Ka Baird creates a radically present tense and vigorous type of “body music” that seeks extreme release through physical exertion and psychic extension. Her live solo performances incorporate extended vocal techniques and mic use, luminous driving flute meditations, and live electronics. Her 2019 album “Respires” (RVNG Intl) was listed as one of Pitchfork’s Best Experimental Albums of the year. John Saint Pelvyn is a guitarist, singer, and player of some species of dismantled electrified folk. His playing is often interwoven with melodies sung in a haunting countertenor or occasionally slashed through by unnerving theremin squelches.
Join us for a “First Friday” opening of the new exhibition series “Landscape & Life,” in Indexical’s studio space at the Tannery Arts Center. This first exhibition features new work by LA-based artists Paige Emery and Suzy Poling (aka Pod Blotz), and will feature sound and performances by both artists throughout the exhibition’s run.
Santa Cruz-based art and music duo BEARPAD take over Indexical’s gallery space for a weekend pop-up installation featuring projections and mirrors, cozy ambient light, and enormous bubs mounted on the gallery wall. Join us for an opening on Friday night from 5-9pm, during Saturday and Sunday gallery hours of 12pm-5pm, or RSVP above for a ticket to the 8pm evening Saturday night performance.
Indexical’s Collocation series continues with a program curated by Teodora Stepančić, featuring Laura Cetilia. Cetilia is a composer a performer, co-founder of Ordinary Affects, and part of duo Mem1 with Mark Cetilia. She and Stepančić frequently collaborate through the LCollective and Piano+ series.
Join us for a workshop with choreographer Gerald Casel and sound designer Tim Russell, as they share their collaborative process with sound and dance artists to create a generative space where different modes of improvisation and composition are shared, critiqued, practiced, and re-processed.
Keshav Batish starts our first live concert since COVID with a performance of a rāg form on sitar, with his father Pandit Ashwin Batish. Michael Masru Flora, a recent arrival to Santa Cruz who has been an active sound artist and computer musician for many years, performs for the first time in Santa Cruz. Finally, Batish and saxophonist Zoh Amba perform a duo.