Past Events

Arringon de Dionyso + Ben Bennett + David Dunn & Mustafa Walker

Friday, January 19, 2018 at 8pm at Radius Gallery

arrington de dionyso

Eoin Callery + Anna Friz

Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 12am at Radius Gallery

eoin callery

Red Desert + Catherine Lamb’s “muto infinitas”

Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 8pm at Wind River

red desert

Jaap Blonk + Nina Dante

Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 8pm at Wind River

jaap blonk

bLectom from bLechdom + Zachary James Watkins + Happy Valley Band

Friday, April 20, 2018 at 12am at Idea Fab Labs

Indexical, Idea Fab Labs, and Unintelligible: Noise Against Capture present the deconstructed pop songs of the Happy Valley Band, glitchy techno of bLectum from bLechdom, and long-form drones of Oakland-based composer and electronic musician Zachary James Watkins.

Ghost Ensemble

Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 8pm at Wind River

Ghost Ensemble, permutations, and Indexical celebrate the release of Ghost Ensemble’s debut LP, We Who Walk Again, arriving May 18 on Indexical. This evening features the album’s recorded works alongside the world premiere of Liisa Hirsch’s new work Imprint, as well as Teodora Stepancic’s Harp N Ropes No. 4 and Andrew Christopher Smith’s we remember not the word, but the sound of the word, both commissioned by the ensemble in 2016.

Workshop & Talk With Artist and Educator Casey Anderson

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 6pm at Idea Fab Labs

Indexical and Idea Fab Labs present a workshop and talk with artist and educator Casey Anderson. Join us at 8pm for an overview of radio technologies, the construction of simple transmitters, and a group performance of Anderson’s own compositions for radios.

Andrew Nathaniel McIntosh: Forgotten Tunings

Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 8pm at Wind River

Bridging the worlds of Baroque and experimental practices, Andrew Nathaniel McIntosh performs selections from Heinrich Biber’s “Rosary Sonatas,” a series of works each with different violin tunings that was all but lost from their composition in c. 1676 until the 20th century. Interspersed with these sonatas are pieces by experimental tuning theorist and practitioner Wolfgang Von Schweinitz, the delicate scordatura harmonics of Catherine Lamb’s solo violin work open-scape, and the full expanse of violin techniques from Anahita Abbasi. McIntosh will be accompanied on the Biber sonatas by Ian Pritchard, an early music keyboardist and musicologist.

Melt Me Into the Ocean

Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 3pm at Seabright State Beach & Ocean View Park

Nestled on the edge of the Monterey Bay between the Pacific Ocean and the redwoods, a strong sense of place emanates throughout Santa Cruz. Melt Me Into The Ocean (MMIO) is a day-long event that uses sound to connect participants to this sense of place. MMIO features participatory works by local and nationally renowned artists that use sound, images, technology, and their bodies to activate public spaces including the West Jetty Walkway, Seabright Beach, and Ocean View Park, to reveal new facets of our relationships to local ecosystems and environments.

Reidemeister Move

Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 8pm at Veterans Memorial Building

Microtonal tuba and bass duo Reidemeister Move perform a program of long tones in natural harmonies for low instruments, including Arcanum 17 by Christopher Williams & Charlie Morrow and Borromean Rings by Robin Hayward.

furniture Daniel + Robert Schwartz

Friday, October 12, 2018 at 8pm at Radius Gallery

furniture Daniel is a solo electronic project of David Dominique, combining analog synthesizers and voice to create colorful patchworks of polyphonic vocal harmonies. Robert Schwarz is a modular synthesist who blends diverse field recordings with pulsing abstract soundscapes.