Everything Else is a day-long event of music by artists working at the fringes of established scenes and venues. Gathering in DIY spaces, house concerts, art galleries, and (yes) even the university, these artists build communities through sharing their work with one another in intimate settings. Indexical looks to bring these groups together to further enhance the connections that can be made among artists and their surrounding communities.
Everything Else takes its name from a piece by composer and percussionist Sarah Hennies. She draws a parallel between “percussion” and queer identities, writing that “a contemporary definition of ‘percussion’ has the potential to include almost anything that is not already defined as some other instrument.” Indexical celebrates this anti-definition with a performance of Hennies’s Everything Else for many percussionists at 9 pm, before closing the evening with Pauline Oliveros’s participatory Tuning Meditation and David Dunn’s field recordings of ultrasonic bat sounds from Pinnacles National Park.
In the Secret Garden from 4 – 8 pm
& the Atrium from 8 – 10 pm
Workshops throughout the day
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Performances #1
Laura Steenberge & K C M Walker
Madison Heying + Ryan Page
5pm – 5:30 pm: Workshop #1
Listening Scores with K C M Walker & Laura Steenberge
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Performances #2
6:30ish pm – 7:00 pm: Workshop #2
Sound Walk with Madison Heying in the vicinity of the MAH
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Performances #3
R Duck Show Electronic Music Family Singalong. A live electronic music sculpture and long running radio program, R Duck assembles various sound and video sources to create a living landscape for listeners to enjoy in comfort, perhaps with a cup of tea and some healthy snack treat. With guests Laura Steenberge, K.C.M. Walker, Andrew C. Smith, and Doug Lynner.
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Performances #4
Rob Cosgrove & Daniel Meyer-O’Keeffe perform diverse works for percussion, guitar, found objects, light, and electronics. Music by Peter Ablinger, Chiyoko Szlavnics, Jessie Marino, Matt Sargent, Rob Cosgrove, and Daniel Meyer-O’Keeffe.
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Performances #5
Indexical Presents: Chamber Music
Sarah Hennies: Everything Else, for many percussionists
Pauline Oliveros: Tuning Meditation, for many voices (the audience is invited to participate)
David Dunn: Ultrasonic bat sounds recorded in Pinnacles National Park
Performers & Composers
Andrew C. Smith
K C M Walker
R Duck Show
Indexical’s concerts in Santa Cruz are supported in part by the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County.