The Essential Indexical

5/26/2017 | read

Experimental music is not just about producing a couple high-profile concerts. It’s about the scene. It’s about a committed audience, and a community of artists who understand one another’s work. Building this community takes time and frequency, and is at the core of Indexical’s mission. In 2017, Indexical has presented 10 performances in Santa Cruz and San Francisco, and we want to keep up this pace throughout the rest of the year. We need your help!

We are aiming to raise $5,000 – from friends locally and nationally – over the next few months to ensure we can keep up this pace throughout the rest of the year. We have so many artists we’d like to bring to Santa Cruz, and we need your help to make it happen.

We’re thrilled to announce two new series of releases aimed at documenting and disseminating the work that we present here in Santa Cruz.

The Essential Indexical is a thrice-yearly subscription series of our favorite live and one-off studio recordings from Indexical’s series of concerts in Santa Cruz. Early MMXVII includes the JACK Quartet & Lightbulb Ensemble’s performances of work by Sarang Kim and Peter Sloan, and the debut collaboration of the scorching trio of Zachary James Watkins and RAGE THORMBONES (Matt Barbier & Weston Olencki). We’ve also got work by Ma’ayan Tsadka, David Dramm & Anne La Berge, Happy Valley Band, and Jon Myers & Madalyn Merkey. Subscribe to this series through our Bandcamp page and receive the new releases as soon as they’re available.

Larry Polansky’s Piano Study #5 (for Just Fender Rhodes) is the first in a series of limited-edition lathe-cut releases with single-sided tracks on Side A and screen-printed designs by Mustafa Walker on Side B. Piano Study has a screen-printed tuning lattice showing through the grooves, with notes and information printed on Side B. Edition of 25, estimated delivery of July 2017. Funds from this release will go toward sustaining our local concert series – thank you for your support!

Interested in making a tax-deductible donation? Visit our fiscal sponsor Fractured Atlas to make a fully tax-deductible contribution to our projects. Email andrew@indexical.org with questions, or to arrange a donation by check.

Indexical is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Indexical must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.