Carolyn Chen & Pauline Gloss’s “You Are a Speaker”

1/19/19 at 8:00 pm
Radius Gallery: 1050 River St. #127, Santa Cruz
Tickets: $10 - $15

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Carolyn Chen‘s This is a Scream takes the rawest of emotions and transforms it into a constructed performance in a way that highlights its own artificiality. Pauline Gloss’s You Are a Speaker is a participatory language-sound game for 8 or more individuals. (Note: This program has changed slightly, and unfortunately Pauline Gloss will not be able to attend. Indexical staff & curators will lead her language-sound game You Are a Speaker in her absence.)

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Colin Tucker

1/26/19 at 5:00 pm
Radius Gallery: 1050 River St. #127, Santa Cruz
Tickets: $10 - $15

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Composer Colin Tucker will transform Radius Gallery into an immersive sound and light installation, in which he will present a concert-length sensory meditation. Participants of any background are invited to participate. Tucker will provide aural suggestions for modes of listening as well as breathing and posture, fostering a variety of sensory perspectives on environmental and electronic sound. The work positions listening as an embodied, situated activity, attending to ears’ perceptual limits while connecting their sensory capacities to touch and to inner sensation.

Note: Event times are 5pm and 7:30pm, and limited to 15 participants for each showing.

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Micro-diamond: A House of Gratitude by Natacha Diels, Sam Scranton, and Zach Moore

2/1/19 at 8:00 pm
Radius Gallery: 1050 River St. #127, Santa Cruz
Tickets: $10 - $15

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Natacha Diels, Sam Scranton, & Zach Moore’s Micro-diamond: A House of Gratitude invites the visitor to experience every passing millisecond as a weighty and tangible substance. The visitor moves through video, music, and lighting installations inspired by biological oscillations and synchronous patterns in nature, and interacts with live performers delivering guiding words of gratitude.

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Manfred Werder: 20160 and 20170

2/8/19 at 8:00 pm
Radius Gallery: 1050 River St. #127, Santa Cruz
Tickets: $10 - $15

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Swiss composer Manfred Werder, with musicians Teodora Stepancic, Assaf Gidron, and Mustafa Walker, will engage in performances of his ongoing works 20160 and 20170. Werder’s project gathers language in the form of quotations, found nouns, and other elements, as he transcribes fragments onto a 10cm by 22m scroll with a pocket typewriter. Werder’s work is an extraction of language from its environment, and a practice of wandering through this language as he realizes it in performance.

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Teodora Stepančić & Assaf Gidron: Concentric Rings in Magnetic Levitation by Michael Pisaro

2/9/19 at 8:00 pm
Wind River: 421 Wild Way, Santa Cruz
Tickets: $10 - $20

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Concentric Rings in Magnetic Levitation is an hour-long composition by Michael Pisaro, written for three musicians playing live and pre-recorded piano, percussion, sine waves, tape machines, various objects and found sounds, and comprised of fourteen interdependently moving layers of musical material. This multifaceted work creates a world within a world, a semblance of a naturally occurring environment within a performance space, in which both aesthetic and emotive sound qualities are elegantly balanced, glacially moving through time.

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Portato Portato: Herndon / Winter / Steenberge / Seifkas / Dunn

3/1/19 at 8:00 pm
Wind River: 421 Wild Way, Santa Cruz
Tickets: $10 - $20

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Portato Portato is an Oakland/Santa Cruz based quartet that performs original works and select compositions from the 20th and 21st centuries. They are committed to presenting experimental and underrepresented music, as well as highlighting the processes of the composer-performer relationship in new music creation. The ensemble’s 2018 program features works by living composers, including premieres of new music by David Dunn, Julie Herndon, Michael Winter, Laura Steenberge, and Declan Seifkas.

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