Past Events

Touch40: Sonic Landscapes

Sun., May. 1, 2022 PDT | Indexical

One of the leading curatorial platforms for contemporary field recording practices, Touch has spent the last 40 years releasing work exploring the sounds hidden in hard-to-reach places. Releases include Norwegian artist Jana Winderen’s recordings of creatures beneath the arctic ice, field recordist Chris Watson’s recordings of multiple layers of the Namib Desert, and many others. Touch will be represented by artists Patrick Shiroishi and Bana Haffar. + Chantal DeFelice

Sat., Mar. 26, 2022 PDT | Indexical is Mark Lentczner and Bill Waitroski, joined here by artist Chantal deFelice for a multichannel audio/visual performance at Indexical. (re)connect is’s evening of experimental electronic music and visuals exploring reconnecting after two years of isolation for performing artists. The whole evening connects its parts into a journey, newly traveled every night.

Raven Chacon: American Ledger No. 1 (Live Performance)

Fri., Mar. 4, 2022 PST | Indexical

As part of the ongoing exhibition of Raven Chacon’s work, Indexical is presenting a live performance of his graphic score American Ledger No. 1 (2018), outdoors at the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz. This work is meant to be performed by “many players with sustaining and percussive instruments, coins, axe and wood, a police whistle, and a match.” Performances will occur twice throughout the First Friday arts event at the Tannery Arts Center, at both 6:00pm and 7:30pm. Each performance is approximately 20 minutes long.

Adrian Drummond-Cole: Liquid Landscapes

Sun., Feb. 20, 2022 PST | Indexical

Adrian Drummond-Cole is an interdisciplinary environmental historian and doctoral candidate in the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He researches the science, politics, and cultures of water management in California’s Central Valley, focusing on settler social movements for swampland reclamation and agricultural irrigation. Adrian teaches courses on environmental history, media studies, and human geography.

Landscape & Life: Suzy Poling & Paige Emery (Opening Reception)

Fri., Oct. 1, 2021 PDT | Indexical

Join us for a “First Friday” opening of the new exhibition series “Landscape & Life,” in Indexical’s studio space at the Tannery Arts Center. This first exhibition features new work by LA-based artists Paige Emery and Suzy Poling (aka Pod Blotz), and will feature sound and performances by both artists throughout the exhibition’s run.

Sarah Hennies: Contralto

Sat., Jan. 12, 2019 PST | Radius Gallery

Sarah Hennies’ “Contralto” is a one-hour work for video, strings, and percussion that exists in between the spaces of experimental music and documentary. The piece features a cast of transgender women speaking, singing, and performing vocal exercises accompanied by a dense and varied musical score that includes a variety of conventional and “non-musical” approaches to sound-making.

Index 0 Benefit Concert

Sun., Feb. 10, 2013 PST | Willow Place Auditorium

We would like to invite you to a benefit concert for Index 0, the first release by the cooperatively run label Index, on February 10, 2013, at 8 pm. The record includes pieces by Elizabeth Adams, Jack Callahan, Beau Sievers, Andrew C. Smith, and K.C.M. Walker.