Past Events

Gleb Kanasevich + Daniel Meyer + Michelle Lou

Friday, February 14, 2020 at 8pm at Radius Gallery

Indexical presents a triple bill of electroacoustic performances at Radius Gallery featuring modular analog synths and sampling, bass clarinet and feedback, and a wall of noise from a 10-stringed acoustic guitar. Featuring electronic musician Michelle Lou (Santa Cruz), clarinetist Gleb Kanasevich (NYC), and guitarist Daniel Meyer (LA).

John Krausbauer & Kaori Suzuki + The Swinging Chandeliers + Henry Birdsey

Friday, February 21, 2020 at 8pm at Radius Gallery

Indexical presents ecstatic improvisation and high-volume microtonal drones by the duo of John Krausbauer & Kaori Suzuki (Oakland) on violins, voices, bells, and strobe lights; tape loops and hypnotic live-drawing by The Swinging Chandeliers (LA) Joseph Hammer of the Los Angeles Free Music Society with artist/hypnotist Sayo Mitsuishi; and microtonal lap steel guitar by Henry Birdsey (Vermont) of drone duo Tongue Depressor. Expect a night of trance-inducing sounds from a variety of strings instruments and electronics.

Ashley Bellouin & Ben Bracken + Daniel Allas

Friday, February 28, 2020 at 8pm at Radius Gallery

Ashley Bellouin & Ben Bracken (Petaluma) make music with both traditional and handmade instruments that exploit the natural overtones and sympathetic vibrations generated by highly redundant tuning systems. Daniel Allas (LA) performs new solo electronic music about the physicality of sound. (Note: Due to a visa issue, Hung Tzu-Ni will no longer perform in the U.S.)

Ghost Ensemble: Arctic Air

Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 8pm at Wind River

Ghost Ensemble is dedicated to new musical perspectives that explore the act of listening. The ensemble’s music creates sonic spaces that shift our attention, perception, or experience of time. Ghost Ensemble: Arctic Air presents Pauline Oliveros’s whisper-soft large-ensemble work Arctic Air alongside Wilfrido Terrazas’s Ifigenia en, Ben Richter’s Wind People, the West Coast premiere of James Ilgenfritz’s Apophenia V: Outmoded Large Crumbling Oval Lime-Green Midwestern Plastic-Frame Reading Glasses, and the world premiere of a new work by Marguerite Brown.

Ghost Ensemble’s performance is graciously sponsored by the Vincent J. Coates Foundation.

Online: Michelle Lou + Casey Anderson + Alexander Dupuis

Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 4pm to 7pm at Twitch

This is the first run of a series of live-stream concerts! We’re featuring three fabulous sets by a few Indexical regulars piping in from their homes: Michelle Lou (San Diego/Santa Cruz), Casey Anderson (Los Angeles), and Alexander Dupuis (Providence). Tune in, make an account, and join the conversation in the chat between sets as we build out our virtual resort and spa and talk to the artists about their work.

CANCELLED / POSTPONED: Nadah El Shazly + Aurora Beam

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 8pm at Felton Music Hall

Note: This show is cancelled / postponed due to health concerns around the coronavirus COVID-19, and the tour complications of Nadah El Shazly and her band from Egypt. Please stay tuned for updates on rescheduling her tour for later in 2020.

Felton Music Hall & Indexical Presents Nadah El Shazly, a singer and composer living and working in Cairo. She released her critically acclaimed debut album AHWAR in Nov 2017 via Nawa Recordings. Backing up her release with extensive worldwide touring through a solo set and a four-piece band, El Shazly has been featured in local and international festivals including Le Guess Who?, REWIRE, Best Kept Secret, Supersonic and many more. She continues to compose for film and visual art. Aurora Beam, Watsonville jazz-punk duo with math rock influences, opens the show.

(Note: Indexical’s 50% membership discount is not yet applicable for Felton Music Hall events.)

Livestream: Happy Valley Band + Erin Demastes + Repairer of Reputations

Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 4pm to 7pm at Twitch

Indexical hosts another live-stream, with the Happy Valley Band, Erin Demastes, and Repairer of Reputations. Tune in and hang out in the chat! Visit and hit “Follow” to be notified when we go live.

Time is 4pm PDT / 7pm EDT!

Livestream: Tamara Duplantis + Amirtha Kidambi

Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 4pm to 7pm at Twitch

Tune in to Indexical’s Twitch stream this Saturday to catch live performances and interviews with Amirtha Kidambi and Tamara Duplantis.

This event is 4pm PDT / 7pm EDT.

Livestream: Nezuzot (Gabriel Saloman & Mustafa Walker) + Dolphin Midwives + Crystal Quartez

Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 4pm to 7pm at Twitch

Tune in to Indexical’s Twitch stream to catch live performances by Nezuzot (Gabriel Saloman & Mustafa Walker), Dolphin Midwives, and Crystal Quartez.

This event is 4pm PDT / 7pm EDT.

Livestream: Clay Chaplin + Asha Tamirisa + Deso Duo

Saturday, May 9, 2020 from 4pm to 7pm at Twitch

Tune in to Indexical’s livestream for a live electronics performance by Clay Chaplin with sounds submitted right here by you, the listener! Deso Duo will perform work for two players and one vibraphone by Kevin Good and Sarah Hennies, and Asha Tamirisa will perform a live electronics and laptop set.

This event is 4pm PDT / 7pm EDT.

POSTPONED: Moor Mother + Las Sucias

Friday, May 15, 2020 at 7pm at Kuumbwa Jazz

Note: This event is postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please stay tuned for information about future dates.

Kuumbwa Jazz & Indexical present radical musician, poet, and artist Moor Mother. Camae Ayewa (Moor Mother) is a nationally- and internationally-touring musician, poet, visual artist, and workshop facilitator, and has performed at numerous festivals, colleges, galleries, and museums around the world, sharing the stage with King Britt, Roscoe Mitchell, Claudia Rankine, bell hooks, and more. Las Sucias is a duo formed by Danishta Rivero and Alexandra Buschman, mixing anti-patriarchal riotgrrrl lyrics, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, brujería noise and possessed vocals.

Supported in part by the Institute for Arts and Sciences, the Center for Creative Ecologies, The Humanities Institute, and the Beyond the End of the World symposium at UC Santa Cruz.

Livestream: Object Collection + Ma'ayan Tsadka & Dani Williamson + Kirschner Computing

Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 5pm at Twitch

Tune in to Indexical’s Twitch stream to catch live performances by Object Collection, Ma'ayan Tsadka & Dani Williamson, and Kirschner Computing.

The time has been changed to 5pm PDT / 8pm EDT.