Past Events

On Structure & Chris Peck

Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7pm at Radius Gallery

Indexical presents two multimedia performances that blur the lines of performance, language, movement, and composition. On Structure ( (Natacha Diels and Jessie Marino) presents their latest work “The Portal,” a fully staged multimedia performance created, designed, and performed by the duo. Chris Peck ( is a composer, computer musician, and improviser presenting a new work for projection and sound.

String Noise: The Book of Strange Positions

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7pm at Radius Gallery

String Noise ( (Conrad Harris ( and Pauline Kim Harris (, violins) plays original works and arrangements of punk covers by Eric Lyon to include Bad Brains, Violent Femmes, Deerhoof, Radiohead, Black Flag, and the Germs from the album “The Book of Strange Positions (” released on Northern Spy Records and a NEW version of Stockhausen Tierkreis for two violins.

Davancens / Olencki / Smith

Friday, March 11, 2016 at 7pm at Radius Gallery

Joseph Davancens (contrabass), Weston Olencki (trombone), and Andrew C. Smith (electronics, Fender Rhodes) perform Catherine Lamb’s monumental work matter/moving, alongside contemplative music by Craig Shepard and Larry Polansky, plus highly active solo pieces by Joseph Davancens and Timothy McCormack.

Laura Steenberge: Chant Etudes + Weston Olencki: HoneyDripper (by Michelle Lou)

Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 8pm at Radius Gallery

Laura Steenberge and Weston Olencki bring a new conception of what a wind instrument could be to Radius Gallery in Santa Cruz.

Lightbulb Ensemble plays Mikrokosma

Friday, May 27, 2016 at 8pm at Radius Gallery

Lightbulb Ensemble (Oakland/Santa Cruz) performs on custom-built metallic and wooden bar instruments, built and tuned by ensemble director Brian Baumbusch after years of immersion into Balinese gamelan and its music.

Happy Valley Band + Zachary James Watkins

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 7pm at Don Quixote's International Music Hall

The Happy Valley Band deconstruct popular tunes, transcribed by custom software and re-performed by humans.

Lucie Vítková + David Kant

Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 7pm at Radius Gallery

Composer-performers Lucie Vítková and David Kant look toward this dictum of cybernetics: that biological and mechanical systems both influence their being and organization through their operation.

Celeste Oram + Vera Wyse Munro + Andrew C. Smith

Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 8pm at Radius Gallery

Celeste Oram and Andrew C. Smith perform text-based works dealing with narrative and radio.

Byron Westbrook + Scy1e

Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 8pm at Radius Gallery

Byron Westbrook and Scy1e present performances of modular synthesizer creations, artificial field recordings, and cyclical rhythms.

The Experimental Music Yearbook

Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 8pm at Radius Gallery

The Experimental Music Yearbook showcases a diverse group of artists in this presentation of contributors from its 2016 edition.

Ghost Ensemble: New Commissions

Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 7pm at The Invisible Dog Art Center

Ghost Ensemble premieres newly commissioned pieces, and closes with a memorial rendition of Pauline Oliveros’s “Tuning Meditation,” the piece which brought many of them together years ago.

Experimental Music Yearbook

Friday, December 16, 2016 at 7pm at The Invisible Dog Art Center

Indexical & The Experimental Music Yearbook present four artists whose work resonates with language and movement in the context of musical practice.