Carmina Escobar: The Voices from Within into the World

6/29/19 from 11:00am to 7:00pm
Henry Cowell State Park: (TBA), Santa Cruz
Tickets: $15 | $7.50 for Members

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Escobar’s residency begins with an all-day creative vocal workshop. Tickets are now available! Please purchase “Workshop Participant” tickets through this site, for $15 or $7.50 for members (contact andrew@indexical.org for your membership discount on this event).

Note that the event is all-day, outdoors, and includes a strenuous hike through the forest. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch and water, and we will provide snacks throughout the day.

The Voices from Within into the World is a creative vocal workshop to explore the voice in its manifolds of sonic expressions and its relation to space and to each other. Through games, vocal and body exercises, improvisation structures, sonic meditations, and conducting arrangements we’ll explore the capabilities of our voices conceptually and experimentally, the acoustic relations to space, and how the voice connects us to space and to each other. This workshop runs from 11am until 7pm, closing with an informal performance at 6:30pm. Registration will be available soon, and will be announced through our email list at indexical.org.

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Amirtha Kidambi Elder Ones: From Untruth

7/27/19 at 8:00pm
Kuumbwa Jazz: 320-2 Cedar St, Santa Cruz
Tickets: $21 Adv / $25 Door

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Indexical presents Elder Ones, a quartet led by vocalist, harmonium player, and composer Amirtha Kidambi. Kidambi fuses the ecstatic and revolutionary free jazz spirituality of John and Alice Coltrane’s later work with her own background in Carnatic and Western classical vocal techniques. Her quartet includes Max Jaffe on drums and his custom Sensory Percussion electronics, Matt Nelson on soprano sax and synthesizer, and Nick Dunston on bass, and is anchored in free jazz even as it pushes into new futurist realms.

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