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.

Anna Luisa Petrisko performs artistic research into identity, history and culture. In built environments that are as much invested in the sacred as they are interested in technological speculation, the work explores future and ancient ideas coinciding at a non-linear tempo. Anna Luisa will perform a selection of old and new material as well as show some excerpts from the opera VIBRATION GROUP.

Following the performances, the artists will join us for a conversation with Joshua Minsoo Kim, a music writer and critic who writes for The Wire as well as his own Tone Glow newsletter.

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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.

Anna Luisa Petrisko performs artistic research into identity, history and culture. In built environments that are as much invested in the sacred as they are interested in technological speculation, the work explores future and ancient ideas coinciding at a non-linear tempo. Anna Luisa will perform a selection of old and new material as well as show some excerpts from the opera VIBRATION GROUP.

Following the performances, the artists will join us for a conversation with Joshua Minsoo Kim, a music writer and critic who writes for The Wire as well as his own Tone Glow newsletter.

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.

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Zachary James Watkins + Sally Decker + RAGE THORMBONES

Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 6pm | Add to Calendar
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Tickets: Free
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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.

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
Twitch: twitch.tv/anindexofmusic, The Internet
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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.

This event will be streamed live from Wind River, a private studio in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and followed by a Q&A. Depending on the health circumstances, there may be the possibility of limited number of live witnesses; stay tuned to our email list for more information.

This is the third and final event of Carmina Escobar’s 2019-20 Artist-in-Residence engagement with Indexical, made possible with support from the City of Santa Cruz Arts Commission and an anonymous donor.

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Carmina Escobar: The Light That Heals

Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 8pm | Add to Calendar
Twitch: twitch.tv/anindexofmusic, The Internet
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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.

This event will be streamed live from Wind River, a private studio in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and followed by a Q&A. Depending on the health circumstances, there may be the possibility of limited number of live witnesses; stay tuned to our email list for more information.

This is the third and final event of Carmina Escobar’s 2019-20 Artist-in-Residence engagement with Indexical, made possible with support from the City of Santa Cruz Arts Commission and an anonymous donor.

Past Events

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.

This event is 5pm PDT / 8pm EDT.

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.

The time has been changed to 5pm PDT / 8pm EDT.

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! 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.

This event is 4pm PDT / 7pm EDT.

Livestream: Nezuzot (Gabriel Saloman & Mustafa Walker) + Dolphin Midwives + Crystal Quartez

Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 4pm to 7pm at Twitch

Tune in to Indexical’s Twitch stream to catch live performances by Nezuzot (Gabriel Saloman & Mustafa Walker), Dolphin Midwives, and Crystal Quartez.

This event is 4pm PDT / 7pm EDT.

Livestream: Tamara Duplantis + Amirtha Kidambi

Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 4pm to 7pm at Twitch

Tune in to Indexical’s Twitch stream this Saturday to catch live performances and interviews with Amirtha Kidambi and Tamara Duplantis.

This event is 4pm PDT / 7pm EDT.