Past Events

Rescheduled! Speak for Change: Mimi Tempestt

Mimi Tempestt is a multidisciplinary artist and poet

Tue., Jan. 10, 2023
Doors at 7pm | Show at 7:30pm
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Dirty Looks: City of Lost Souls

this 1983 trans punk musical is the instant cult classic you’ve never seen!

Sat., Jan. 14, 2023
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
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$10 General / $8 Members
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Tamara Duplantis: Creating Sound Art with GB Studio Workshop

In this hands-on workshop, learn a simple game engine and how to hack it to create musical work.

Thu., Jan. 19, 2023
Doors at 6pm | Show at 6:30pm
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Allen Riley: Synchronization Station Workshop

Synchronization Station is a participatory performance created by Allen Riley that examines practices of synchronization among people and digital systems

Fri., Jan. 27, 2023
Doors at 6:30pm | Show at 7pm
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Rodrigo Barriga Ensemble + Myles Morgan

Exploring ensemble interaction and communication through the use of openness and structured improvisation

Sat., Jan. 28, 2023
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
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$18 General / $14 Members
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Tatsuya Nakatani: Nakatani Gong Orchestra

Tatsuya Nakatani’s non-traditional contemporary sound art project, the Nakatani Gong Orchestra (NGO)

Sat., Feb. 11, 2023
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
Tannery World Dance and Cultural Center
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POSTPONED: Feldenkrais Somatic Bodywork Workshop for Improvisers with Meerenai Shim

movement workshop for musicians

Thu., Feb. 16, 2023
Doors at 2:30pm | Show at 3pm
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Roberto Fatal: Screening & Talk

Three films exploring Latinx Indigenous Mesrize identity, sexuality, the body and the cultures, desires and histories it contains.

Fri., Feb. 17, 2023
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
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Anna Friz & Gabriel Saloman Mindel + Cole Pulice

A concert that listens for risk and regeneration, drought and the hints of persistent moisture in burn scars

Sat., Feb. 18, 2023
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
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Improv Synth Jam

Bring your acoustic or electronic instrument and plug in for shared sync, signal processing

Thu., Feb. 23, 2023
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
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Ryan Nestor + Concert Talk with Charissa Noble

multimedia works exploring sound and imagery of wartime and violence

Sat., Feb. 25, 2023
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
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$18 General / $14 Members / $9 Students
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Sarah Buckius: If (x = Robot), Then (y = Move fast and break things) ...

an investigation into the female-coded personae of robots

Fri., Mar. 10, 2023
Sat., Mar. 11, 2023
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
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John P. Hastings & Benjamin Mayock: Traces + Olivia Ronan: subversive topiary

Traces is a meditation on the Southern American landscape and how those lands affect its inhabitants.

Fri., Mar. 17, 2023
Sat., Mar. 18, 2023
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
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Hinge: Clockworks

blurring the lines between contemporary classical and avant-garde rock

Fri., Mar. 24, 2023
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
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$22 General | $16.50 Members | $11 Students
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Ben Krasner & Clare Bathum S.C.U.M. x Indexical: Forest Walk (offsite)

sonic and sculptural exercises inspired by Deep Listening

Sat., Mar. 25, 2023
Doors at 12:30pm | Show at 1pm
Fall Creek Unit Parking Lot, Henry Cowell State Park
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AV Club: Algorave

exploring improvisational and curious possibilities of technology and algorithms

Sat., Mar. 25, 2023
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
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$16 General | $12 Members | $8 Students
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2023 Volunteer Orientation

come get involved in the community at Indexical (and have some coffee & pastries!)

Sun., Mar. 26, 2023
Doors at 10:30am | Show at 11am
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Weekly Exploring Improvisation Space with Kumi Maxson

striving to create an accessible space for non-hierarchical participation and experimentation

Mon., Mar. 27, 2023
Mon., Apr. 3, 2023
Mon., Apr. 17, 2023
Mon., Apr. 24, 2023
Mon., May 1, 2023
Mon., May 8, 2023
Mon., May 15, 2023
Mon., May 22, 2023
Mon., May 29, 2023
Doors at 5:30pm | Show at 6pm
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[POSTPONED] Workshop: Handcrafting Soft Circuits with Niki Selken

ways to learn about circuits via paper crafts

Sat., Apr. 1, 2023
Doors at 1:30pm | Show at 2pm
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Faults with Gabby Wen & Andrej Hronco + mb

improvising trio of Jorge Bachmann, Kevin Corcoran and Jaroba, joined for this performance by Gabby Wen & Andrej Hronco

Sat., Apr. 1, 2023
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
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Object Collection: HOUSECONCERT

A two-day residency by a leading Brooklyn-based experimental opera and theater company

Fri., Apr. 14, 2023
Sat., Apr. 15, 2023
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
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LANDING Presents: Wendy Jacob: Little Jiggling Particles

a performance featuring a brass band and giant balloons

Tue., Apr. 18, 2023
Doors at 6:30pm | Show at 7pm
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Black Sound Symposium Opening Reception

Thu., Apr. 20, 2023
Doors at 12:30pm | Show at 1pm
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Roundtable: Carolyn Jean Martin + Aaron Samuel Mulenga

Black Sound Symposium: discussion of Black portraiture and the racial imagination

Thu., Apr. 20, 2023
Doors at 1:30pm | Show at 2pm
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Screening and Discussion with Madre Guía (Stephanie Hewett)

Black Sound Symposium - Screening and Artist Interview

Thu., Apr. 20, 2023
Doors at 7pm | Show at 7:30pm
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Gabriel Solis - Against Erasure: Jazz, Blackness, and the Global Imagination

Black Sound Symposium: keynote lecture on global jazz's deep relationship to Black aesthetics

Fri., Apr. 21, 2023
Doors at 10:30am | Show at 11am
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Anthony R. Green & Gabriel Solis -- a Conversation

Satellite Event to the Black Sound Symposium held at the UCSC Music Department

Fri., Apr. 21, 2023
Doors at 3:30pm | Show at 4pm
UCSC Music Department, Room 131
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DeForrest Brown, Jr. + Madre Guía (Stephanie Hewett) with introduction by Xavier Livermon

Black Sound Symposium: DJ sets amplifying the Black histories of Detroit Techno and Chicago House music

Fri., Apr. 21, 2023
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
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Stephanie Hewett: Groove Sermon Workshop

Black Sound Symposium: an exploration of the body's response to the African rhythms and vocals inherent in Chicago House music

Sat., Apr. 22, 2023
Doors at 10:30am | Show at 11am
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DeForrest Brown, Jr.: Speaker Music Lecture

Black Sound Symposium: lecture reframing techno from a Black theoretical perspective

Sat., Apr. 22, 2023
Doors at 1:30pm | Show at 2pm
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Anthony R. Green: Zoom In with Samantha Bounkeua + Bill Solomon

Black Sound Symposium: concert on the Black experience in the United States + chamber works for percussion by Black composers

Sat., Apr. 22, 2023
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
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Embodiment Workshop for Creativity and Activism with Nicol Hammond

Black Sound Symposium: embodiment workshop to shake off the fatigue that comes from activist work

Sun., Apr. 23, 2023
Doors at 9:30am | Show at 10am
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Akwasi Papa Abrefah: Histories of Protest, Resistance, and Joy in Trinidadian Steel Pan

Black Sound Symposium: lecture/performance on the political sociality of steel pan, past and present

Sun., Apr. 23, 2023
Doors at 10:30am | Show at 11am
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Mark Lomanno - Breath Work: Comping, Coping, Crisis, and Listening for Kin

Black Sound Symposium: discussion examining practices of breathing, listening, and improvisation as modes of radical kinship in critical times

Sun., Apr. 23, 2023
Doors at 12:30pm | Show at 1pm
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Mark Lomanno -- Modulating Bodies and Intimate Incorporations: Trauma, Improvisation, & Belonging

Satellite Event to the Black Sound Symposium held at the UCSC Music Department

Mon., Apr. 24, 2023
Doors at 12:50pm | Show at 1:20pm
UCSC Music Department, Room 131
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Workshop: Analog Video Processing with Sean Russell Hallowell

learn how to process analog video signals and display the results on cathode-ray tube televisions

Thu., Apr. 27, 2023
Doors at 5:30pm | Show at 6pm
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Bala Raghavan: At Odds With Even Love + Roco Córdova

an evening of poetry and prose: the amorous song of the courtesan and queer stories from the Indian Subcontinent

Sat., Apr. 29, 2023
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
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Dirty Looks: Brontez Purnell: The 100 Boyfriends Mixtapes

writer, musician, dancer, filmmaker, and performance artist

Thu., May 4, 2023
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
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$22 General / $16.50 Members / $11 Students & Underemployed
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Baba Commandant and the Mandingo Band at Felton Music Hall

a contemporary world music group from Burkina Faso

Fri., May 5, 2023
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
Felton Music Hall
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Nicholas Deyoe: R/S + Joshuah Maya Garcia: Derealization: Love, & Jealousy

ambient guitar solo written for a custom-built double neck guitar

Sat., May 6, 2023
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
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Beyond the Grave: Writing Ghosts

performances evoking the personal and the sociological, the historical and ever-present hauntings

Fri., May 12, 2023
Sat., May 13, 2023
Fri., May 19, 2023
Sat., May 20, 2023
Doors at 4:30pm | Show at 5pm
Evergreen Cemetery
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$25 General / $15 MAH & Indexical Members
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Ami Dang + Beast Nest at Kuumbwa Jazz

The already evocative vocal harmonizations transmit a gut-wrenching mixture of mourning and hope

Thu., May 18, 2023
Doors at 7pm | Show at 7:30pm
Kuumbwa Jazz
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$21 Advance / $26.25 Day-of / $13 Student
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Ghost Ensemble + Tasting Menu at Wind River

Ghost Ensemble performs Sky Macklay & Ben Richter

Fri., May 19, 2023
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
Wind River
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$26 General / $19.50 Members / $15 Student/Underemployed
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Ghost Ensemble + Laura Cetilia at Wind River

Ghost Ensemble performs Catherine Lamb

Sat., May 20, 2023
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
Wind River
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Anna Friz & Gabriel Saloman Mindel: Between the Fires

Late Night @ the MAH

Sat., May 27, 2023
Doors at 6:30pm | Show at 7pm
Museum of Art and History
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Kumi Maxson: Exploring Community Liberation through Collective Improvisation

Indexical Micro-Residency Awardee facilitates two evenings of long-form improvisations

Sat., Jun. 3, 2023
Doors at 8pm | Show at 8:30pm
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