Indexical presents Tatsuya Nakatani’s non-traditional contemporary sound art project, the Nakatani Gong Orchestra (NGO). In each NGO performance, local musicians are trained in Nakatani’s technique for playing his adapted bowed gong, and are conducted in the performance of an original composition. In the last decade, the NGO has performed hundreds of concerts involving thousands of participants around the world in the creation of these transformative sound works.

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Tatsuya Nakatani: Nakatani Gong Orchestra

Tatsuya Nakatani’s non-traditional contemporary sound art project, the Nakatani Gong Orchestra (NGO)

Sat., Feb. 11, 2023
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
Tannery World Dance and Cultural Center
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Indexical presents Tatsuya Nakatani’s non-traditional contemporary sound art project, the Nakatani Gong Orchestra (NGO). In each NGO performance, local musicians are trained in Nakatani’s technique for playing his adapted bowed gong, and are conducted in the performance of an original composition. In the last decade, the NGO has performed hundreds of concerts involving thousands of participants around the world in the creation of these transformative sound works.

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Meerenai Shim leads a group in a Feldenkrais awareness through movement class. Participants are asked to bring a yoga or exercise mats, as well as an instrument of their choosing (if desired). Shim leads participants through sound exploration using Feldenkrais principles of curiosity, exploration, and observation without evaluation.  If you're not familiar with the Feldenkrais Method, it's a form of somatic education/bodywork. You can read more about it here

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Feldenkrais Somatic Bodywork Workshop for Improvisers with Meerenai Shim

movement workshop for musicians

Thu., Feb. 16, 2023
Doors at 2:30pm | Show at 3pm
Indexical
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Meerenai Shim leads a group in a Feldenkrais awareness through movement class. Participants are asked to bring a yoga or exercise mats, as well as an instrument of their choosing (if desired). Shim leads participants through sound exploration using Feldenkrais principles of curiosity, exploration, and observation without evaluation.  If you're not familiar with the Feldenkrais Method, it's a form of somatic education/bodywork. You can read more about it here

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Roberto Fatal [they/them/ellos] is a filmmaker and storyteller. They come from Rarámuri, Tewa Pueblo, Ute, and Spanish ancestors and Mexican-American culture. Their Queer, gender fluid, Mestize/Mixed identity informs the sci-fi, apocalyptic films they make. 

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Roberto Fatal: Screening & Talk

Three films exploring Latinx Indigenous Mesrize identity, sexuality, the body and the cultures, desires and histories it contains.

Fri., Feb. 17, 2023
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
Indexical
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Roberto Fatal [they/them/ellos] is a filmmaker and storyteller. They come from Rarámuri, Tewa Pueblo, Ute, and Spanish ancestors and Mexican-American culture. Their Queer, gender fluid, Mestize/Mixed identity informs the sci-fi, apocalyptic films they make. 

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Anna Friz & Gabriel Saloman present an installment of a larger composition and recording project in-progress called Between the Fires. A concert that listens for risk and regeneration, drought and the hints of persistent moisture in burn scars from the local CZU Lightning Complex fires, as the cycles of fire intensify. Anna and Gabriel experiment with listening and playing with the changing land, moving between chaparral and coniferous forests, performing with recordings made among the trees together with live electronic instruments, and analog and digital processing techniques.

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Anna Friz & Gabriel Saloman + Cole Pulice

A concert that listens for risk and regeneration, drought and the hints of persistent moisture in burn scars

Sat., Feb. 18, 2023
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
Indexical
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Anna Friz & Gabriel Saloman present an installment of a larger composition and recording project in-progress called Between the Fires. A concert that listens for risk and regeneration, drought and the hints of persistent moisture in burn scars from the local CZU Lightning Complex fires, as the cycles of fire intensify. Anna and Gabriel experiment with listening and playing with the changing land, moving between chaparral and coniferous forests, performing with recordings made among the trees together with live electronic instruments, and analog and digital processing techniques.

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Come create electronic music of the moment with local musicians Michael Logue and David Tristram in this collaborative event. Bring your acoustic or electronic instrument and plug in for shared sync, signal processing, and gorgeous playback on the superb Indexical sound system.  

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Improv Synth Jam

Bring your acoustic or electronic instrument and plug in for shared sync, signal processing

Thu., Feb. 23, 2023
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
Indexical
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Come create electronic music of the moment with local musicians Michael Logue and David Tristram in this collaborative event. Bring your acoustic or electronic instrument and plug in for shared sync, signal processing, and gorgeous playback on the superb Indexical sound system.  

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Multimedia works by percussionist Ryan Nestor with solo contrabass improvisation set from Meerenai Shim, plus post-concert conversation with Charissa Noble.

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Ryan Nestor + Meerenai Shim

multimedia & improvisatory works for contrabass flute and percussion

Sat., Feb. 25, 2023
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
Indexical
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Multimedia works by percussionist Ryan Nestor with solo contrabass improvisation set from Meerenai Shim, plus post-concert conversation with Charissa Noble.

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Past Events

Rodrigo Barriga Ensemble + Myles Morgan

Exploring ensemble interaction and communication through the use of openness and structured improvisation

Sat., Jan. 28, 2023
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
Indexical
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Allen Riley: Synchronization Station Workshop

Synchronization Station is a participatory performance created by Allen Riley that examines practices of synchronization among people and digital systems

Fri., Jan. 27, 2023
Doors at 6:30pm | Show at 7pm
Indexical
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Tamara Duplantis: Creating Sound Art with GB Studio Workshop

In this hands-on workshop, learn a simple game engine and how to hack it to create musical work.

Thu., Jan. 19, 2023
Doors at 6pm | Show at 6:30pm
Indexical
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Dirty Looks: City of Lost Souls

this 1983 trans punk musical is the instant cult classic you’ve never seen!

Sat., Jan. 14, 2023
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
Indexical
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$10 General / $8 Members
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Rescheduled! Speak for Change: Mimi Tempestt

Mimi Tempestt is a multidisciplinary artist and poet

Tue., Jan. 10, 2023
Doors at 7pm | Show at 7:30pm
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$5 - $20 Sliding Scale
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New Date Announced: Speak for Change: Consuelo Alba & Alexandra The Author

Live Musical Set from Alexandra the Author and Conversation with Consuelo Alba of the Watsonville Film Festival

Tue., Dec. 13, 2022
Doors at 7pm | Show at 7:30pm
Indexical
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