7%
$1,635 raised of $25,000!
Speak for Change was founded with the mission of creating positive and lasting social change in our local and global communities. From a studio at the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz, Thomas Sage Pedersen has hosted over 100 podcast episodes – and now, Speak for Change and Indexical bring you a series of live events! Each event features an interview and a musical guest, with new and custom sets tailored to the topic of conversation.

...more info

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
Add to Calendar
$5 - $20 Sliding Scale
Buy Tickets
Speak for Change was founded with the mission of creating positive and lasting social change in our local and global communities. From a studio at the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz, Thomas Sage Pedersen has hosted over 100 podcast episodes – and now, Speak for Change and Indexical bring you a series of live events! Each event features an interview and a musical guest, with new and custom sets tailored to the topic of conversation.

...more info

Mimi Tempestt is a daughter of california. Her works are aimed at disrupting stereotypical narratives and the iconography of black and queer people in media representations. Her debut album, Rough Diamond, was released in 2019. She graduated from Mills College with a ma in literature. Her debut collection of poems, The Monumental Misremeberings, is published with Co-Conspirator Press (2020). She is currently a Doctoral student in the Creative/Critical PhD in Literature at UC Santa Cruz.

...more info

Speak for Change: Mimi Tempestt

Mimi Tempestt is a multidisciplinary artist and poet

Tue., Jan. 10, 2023
Doors at 7pm | Show at 7:30pm
Indexical
Add to Calendar
$5 - $20 Sliding Scale
Tickets Available Soon
Mimi Tempestt is a daughter of california. Her works are aimed at disrupting stereotypical narratives and the iconography of black and queer people in media representations. Her debut album, Rough Diamond, was released in 2019. She graduated from Mills College with a ma in literature. Her debut collection of poems, The Monumental Misremeberings, is published with Co-Conspirator Press (2020). She is currently a Doctoral student in the Creative/Critical PhD in Literature at UC Santa Cruz.

...more info

German film enfant terrible Rosa von Praunheim trained his lens on the trans and gender-defying Americans who sought refuge in Berlin’s 80s club scene, catching some of the most honest and alarmingly prescient intergenerational dialogues about trans life ever dedicated to celluloid in the process.

...more info

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
Add to Calendar
$10 General / $8 Members
Buy Tickets
German film enfant terrible Rosa von Praunheim trained his lens on the trans and gender-defying Americans who sought refuge in Berlin’s 80s club scene, catching some of the most honest and alarmingly prescient intergenerational dialogues about trans life ever dedicated to celluloid in the process.

...more info

In this hands-on workshop, learn a simple game engine and how to hack it to create musical work.  GB Studio is a quick and easy to use retro game creator for your favorite handheld video game system. No programming experience is needed! Leave with your own unique musical software for both your computer and a Game Boy cartridge to take home.

...more info

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
Add to Calendar
$5 - $20 Sliding Scale
Reserve Your Spot
In this hands-on workshop, learn a simple game engine and how to hack it to create musical work.  GB Studio is a quick and easy to use retro game creator for your favorite handheld video game system. No programming experience is needed! Leave with your own unique musical software for both your computer and a Game Boy cartridge to take home.

...more info

Participants enter a fictional laboratory and engage in an activity in which they are asked to visually align images of their hands on a video monitor, seeking to establish intuitive human-to-human synchronization within the system. 

...more info

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
Add to Calendar
$5 - $20 Sliding Scale
Reserve Your Spot
Participants enter a fictional laboratory and engage in an activity in which they are asked to visually align images of their hands on a video monitor, seeking to establish intuitive human-to-human synchronization within the system. 

...more info

Rodrigo Barriga is a Mexican composer and performer. His work explores ensemble interaction and communication through the use of openness and structured improvisation. Myles Morgan opens with a new set for synthesizers and samplers.

...more info

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
Add to Calendar
$18 General / $14 Members
Buy Tickets
Rodrigo Barriga is a Mexican composer and performer. His work explores ensemble interaction and communication through the use of openness and structured improvisation. Myles Morgan opens with a new set for synthesizers and samplers.

...more info

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.

...more info

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
Add to Calendar
$18 General / $14 Members
Reserve Your Spot
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.

...more info

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.

...more info

Feldenkrais for Improvisers Workshop with Meerenai Shim

movement workshop for musicians

Thu., Feb. 16, 2023
Doors at 2:30pm | Show at 3pm
Indexical
Add to Calendar
$5 - $20 Sliding Scale
Reserve Your Spot
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.

...more info

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. 

...more info

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
Add to Calendar
$10 General / $8 Members
Buy Tickets
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. 

...more info

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.

...more info

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
Add to Calendar
$18 General / $14 Members
Buy Tickets
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.

...more info

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.  

...more info

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
Add to Calendar
Free
Reserve Your Spot
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.  

...more info

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

...more info

Ryan Nestor + Meerenai Shim

multimedia & improvisatory works for contrabass flute and percussion

Sat., Feb. 25, 2023
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
Indexical
Add to Calendar
$18 General / $14 Members
Buy Tickets
Multimedia works by percussionist Ryan Nestor with solo contrabass improvisation set from Meerenai Shim, plus post-concert conversation with Charissa Noble.

...more info

Past Events

John P. Hastings & Ben Mayock’s The Former World + Fraufraulein + Chris Kallmyer

multi-media essay on “deep time,” geologic history, the environment, humanity, and the artist

Sat., Dec. 3, 2022
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
Indexical
Add to Calendar
$18 General / $14 Members
Buy Tickets

Lara Saab: twirling, not spiraling

lecture-performance that activates co-current timelines for listening, making, and perceiving in proximity to violence and crisis

Fri., Dec. 2, 2022
Doors at 4:30pm | Show at 5pm
Indexical
Add to Calendar
Free with RSVP
Free Admission with RSVP

DUMA + Masma Dream World + Only Now

bone-crunching breakcore and raw, nihilist industrial noise through a claustrophobic vortex of visceral screams.

Tue., Nov. 29, 2022
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
Indexical
Add to Calendar
$18 General / $14 Members
Buy Tickets

Zoh Amba & Wobbly + Floating Shard

rising free-jazz saxophonist joining forces with wobbly from negativland

Thu., Nov. 17, 2022
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
Indexical
Add to Calendar
$18 General / $9 Members
Buy Tickets

DROUGHT SPA + Madison McCartha

a cybernetic assemblage of language, imagery, and sound interested in global logistics systems and statecraft

Sat., Nov. 12, 2022
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
Indexical
Add to Calendar
$16 General / $8 Members
Buy Tickets

Booker Stardrum with Samantha Bounkeua, Genoa Brown, & Miranda Javid

a pantonal harmonic sense, and an intuitive approach to rhythm

Sat., Nov. 5, 2022
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
Indexical
Add to Calendar
$16 General / $8 Members
Buy Tickets