Join us for a live taping of the Speak For Change podcast with Thomas Sage Pedersen, featuring conversation with community leaders and activists, and a live-only exclusive musical performance. Speak For Change has produced over 100 episodes since its beginning, with a mission to inspire positive and lasting change in our local and global communities.

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Speak For Change with Thomas Sage Pedersen, Taj Leahy, and Trianna Feruza

Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 6pm to 8pm PDT
Indexical
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Join us for a live taping of the Speak For Change podcast with Thomas Sage Pedersen, featuring conversation with community leaders and activists, and a live-only exclusive musical performance. Speak For Change has produced over 100 episodes since its beginning, with a mission to inspire positive and lasting change in our local and global communities.

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Maddi Baird is a composer whose work focuses on but is not limited to, multimedia scoring, live performance, DJ'ing, sound design, and installation art. Their recent release “Holobiont” focuses on connecting to nature, biological collectivism and exploring both human and nonhuman experiences on Earth. Jevin Almazan (he/him) performs as folded worlds in San Francisco, California. His current compositional work is rooted in curiosity and care for the stories hidden in sounds. Kumi Maxson is an experimental musician practicing in the jazz tradition. They live and work in unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe, so called “Santa Cruz.”

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Maddi Baird is a composer whose work focuses on but is not limited to, multimedia scoring, live performance, DJ'ing, sound design, and installation art. Their recent release “Holobiont” focuses on connecting to nature, biological collectivism and exploring both human and nonhuman experiences on Earth. Jevin Almazan (he/him) performs as folded worlds in San Francisco, California. His current compositional work is rooted in curiosity and care for the stories hidden in sounds. Kumi Maxson is an experimental musician practicing in the jazz tradition. They live and work in unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe, so called “Santa Cruz.”

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Felicia Rice, book-making artist and operator of Moving Parts Press, stops by Santa Cruz to share some recent work. There will be a short artist talk at 1:30pm, with refreshments and a reception throughout the afternoon.

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Felicia Rice, book-making artist and operator of Moving Parts Press, stops by Santa Cruz to share some recent work. There will be a short artist talk at 1:30pm, with refreshments and a reception throughout the afternoon.

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Design new instruments in this hands-on workshop dedicated to the piezoelectric effect, a phenomena first observed in 1880 in which mechanical stress generates an electrical charge in crystals and ceramics allowing one to transform everyday found objects into unique sound generators! Join composer, sound artist, and educator Casey Anderson to learn about and experiment with the technological and artistic concepts that form the basis for this amplification-oriented approach to instrument design.

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Workshop: Edible Instruments with Casey Thomas Anderson

Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 3pm PDT
Indexical
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Design new instruments in this hands-on workshop dedicated to the piezoelectric effect, a phenomena first observed in 1880 in which mechanical stress generates an electrical charge in crystals and ceramics allowing one to transform everyday found objects into unique sound generators! Join composer, sound artist, and educator Casey Anderson to learn about and experiment with the technological and artistic concepts that form the basis for this amplification-oriented approach to instrument design.

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Design new instruments in this hands-on workshop dedicated to the piezoelectric effect, a phenomena first observed in 1880 in which mechanical stress generates an electrical charge in crystals and ceramics allowing one to transform everyday found objects into unique sound generators! Join composer, sound artist, and educator Casey Anderson to learn about and experiment with the technological and artistic concepts that form the basis for this amplification-oriented approach to instrument design.

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Design new instruments in this hands-on workshop dedicated to the piezoelectric effect, a phenomena first observed in 1880 in which mechanical stress generates an electrical charge in crystals and ceramics allowing one to transform everyday found objects into unique sound generators! Join composer, sound artist, and educator Casey Anderson to learn about and experiment with the technological and artistic concepts that form the basis for this amplification-oriented approach to instrument design.

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Tropical Noise Duo Las Sucias is an experimental Caribbean cacophony from the hands and lungs of hysterical brujas Danishta Rivero and Alexandra Buschman-Román. Rooted in Santería, Afro-Caribbean and Mestiza consciousness, using hybrid rhythms that include Raggaetón and Cumbia. Casey Anderson is an artist working with sound in a number of media, including composition, improvisation, electronic music, saxophone, text, and installations. He co-founded, and co-edits (with John P. Hastings and Scott Cazan), the Experimental Music Yearbook, owns and operates a wave press, and is a core member of Southland Ensemble.

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Las Sucias + Casey Thomas Anderson

Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 8pm PDT
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Tropical Noise Duo Las Sucias is an experimental Caribbean cacophony from the hands and lungs of hysterical brujas Danishta Rivero and Alexandra Buschman-Román. Rooted in Santería, Afro-Caribbean and Mestiza consciousness, using hybrid rhythms that include Raggaetón and Cumbia. Casey Anderson is an artist working with sound in a number of media, including composition, improvisation, electronic music, saxophone, text, and installations. He co-founded, and co-edits (with John P. Hastings and Scott Cazan), the Experimental Music Yearbook, owns and operates a wave press, and is a core member of Southland Ensemble.

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Kaethe Hostetter premieres a new multimedia work, “GUZO,” based on the 11 years she spent embedded in the music scene of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In addition to music, Hostetter became immersed in the textiles and fabric patterns of Ethiopian artists, and “GUZO” combines these two media with more recent field recordings and video created during Hostetter’s October 2021 trip to Addis Ababa. “GUZO” emerged from the travel constraints of the pandemic, and these performances will be the culmination of two week-long residencies, in both September and November, in Indexical’s space at the Tannery Arts Center.

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Kaethe Hostetter: "GUZO"

Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 8pm PDT
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Kaethe Hostetter premieres a new multimedia work, “GUZO,” based on the 11 years she spent embedded in the music scene of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In addition to music, Hostetter became immersed in the textiles and fabric patterns of Ethiopian artists, and “GUZO” combines these two media with more recent field recordings and video created during Hostetter’s October 2021 trip to Addis Ababa. “GUZO” emerged from the travel constraints of the pandemic, and these performances will be the culmination of two week-long residencies, in both September and November, in Indexical’s space at the Tannery Arts Center.

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Join us for a live taping of the Speak For Change podcast with Thomas Sage Pedersen, featuring conversation with community leaders and activists, and a live-only exclusive musical performance. Speak For Change has produced over 100 episodes since its beginning, with a mission to inspire positive and lasting change in our local and global communities.

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Speak For Change with Thomas Sage Pedersen

Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 7pm PST
Indexical
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Join us for a live taping of the Speak For Change podcast with Thomas Sage Pedersen, featuring conversation with community leaders and activists, and a live-only exclusive musical performance. Speak For Change has produced over 100 episodes since its beginning, with a mission to inspire positive and lasting change in our local and global communities.

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Join us for a closing reception, live performances by the artists, and a Q&A with Paige Emery & Suzy Poling to end their exhibition at Indexical.

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Join us for a closing reception, live performances by the artists, and a Q&A with Paige Emery & Suzy Poling to end their exhibition at Indexical.

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KAT (they/them) is an emerging queer artist experimenting with multilayered performance. Dance is at the center of their practice, as it has been their whole life (tap dancing while brushing their teeth, etc). Improvisation and collaboration are integral to their work which centers vulnerability, relationship, resonance, and multiplicity of self. Making work is KAT’s way of understanding the deeper questions they have about life and love while connecting with the world and simultaneously growing closer to their self. 

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KAT

Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 8pm PST
Indexical
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KAT (they/them) is an emerging queer artist experimenting with multilayered performance. Dance is at the center of their practice, as it has been their whole life (tap dancing while brushing their teeth, etc). Improvisation and collaboration are integral to their work which centers vulnerability, relationship, resonance, and multiplicity of self. Making work is KAT’s way of understanding the deeper questions they have about life and love while connecting with the world and simultaneously growing closer to their self. 

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LA-based artists Byron Westbrook and Alex Pelly present a live Audio/Visual collaboration using electronics and modular video synth. The project expands from their online performance created earlier this year for the cathartic and damaged compositions on Distortion Hue, Westbrook’s recent LP with Hands in the Dark. This live iteration features Pelly’s colorful and dynamic audio-reactive images activated by Westbrook’s sonics made with analog and digital synthesizer, computer and processed cassette tape.

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Byron Westbrook & Alex Pelly + Volvo 240DL

Friday, December 10, 2021 at 8pm PST
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LA-based artists Byron Westbrook and Alex Pelly present a live Audio/Visual collaboration using electronics and modular video synth. The project expands from their online performance created earlier this year for the cathartic and damaged compositions on Distortion Hue, Westbrook’s recent LP with Hands in the Dark. This live iteration features Pelly’s colorful and dynamic audio-reactive images activated by Westbrook’s sonics made with analog and digital synthesizer, computer and processed cassette tape.

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Past Events

Ka Baird + John Saint Pelvyn

Friday, October 15, 2021 at 8pm at Indexical

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.

Landscape & Life: Suzy Poling & Paige Emery (Opening Reception)

Friday, October 1, 2021 at 5pm at Indexical

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.

BEARPAD: The Hugging Tree

Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 8pm to 11pm at Indexical

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.

Collocation 3: Teodora Stepančić with Laura Cetilia

Sunday, August 22, 2021 from 2pm to 4pm at Twitch

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.

Workshop: Gerald Casel & Tim Russell

Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 3pm at Indexical

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 w/ Ashwin Batish & Zoh Amba + Michael Masaru Flora

Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 8pm at Indexical

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.