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Every so often, Indexical has a chance to interview some of the wonderful artists who come through Santa Cruz. We'll post those here, along with live recordings of those artists' shows.

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Every so often, Indexical has a chance to interview some of the wonderful artists who come through Santa Cruz. We'll post those here, along with live recordings of those artists' shows.

    Casey Anderson

    Casey Anderson

    Today’s episode features an interview with Madison Heying and composer, educator, and organizer Casey Anderson. Anderson discusses his approach to composition, his record label A Wave Press, and his activities as an educator and concert organizer.
    Throughout the episode you’ll hear excepts of Anderson’s ghostses performed by Bent Duo.

    • 57 min
    Amirtha Kidambi

    Amirtha Kidambi

    This episode features an interview that Madison Heying recorded live with vocalist, composer, and band leader Amirtha Kidambi on one of Indexical’s recent Twitch Livestreams. They talked about the importance of collaboration in Kidambi’s work, her reticence to perform on livestreams, her politics, and her hybrid approach to incorporating practices from different cultures in her music.
    Throughout the episode you’ll hear excepts of songs by Kidambi’s group Elder Ones including “Eat the Rich” and “Dance of the Subaltern.” For clarity’s sake, in our interview they talk about a live video version of these songs.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Powers

    The Powers

    This episode features a conversation with Madison Heying and the multi-media band, The Powers ( Emily Pelstring, Katherine Kline, and Jessica Mensch). They talked about The Powers’ working method, which centers around the creation of a feminist cosmology, inspired by such disparate sources as Greek Mythology, campy 1980s horror films, and the scholarly work of Donna Haraway. Throughout the episode you’ll hear excepts from The Powers’ performance of Sistership TV in Santa Cruz on November 16, 2019. Additionally, you’ll hear “Bunny,” an unfinished unreleased track from their upcoming album, in the middle of the episode.
    If you have thoughts or questions about this episode or the Indexical podcast in general, we’d love to hear from you! You can reach out on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, our handle is: @anindexofmusic. Madison is also available via email at madison@indexical.org.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Anna Friz

    Anna Friz

    This episode features an interview that Madison Heying recorded with sound artist Anna Friz on April 23, 2020. In the conversation, she shared her ideas about the relational and material nature of radio - how radio can build communities across difference and distance - as well as her thoughts on issues surrounding mediation, transmission, and transduction. Throughout the episode you’ll hear excepts from Friz’s February 2018 performance at the Radius Gallery in Santa Cruz.
    If you have thoughts or questions about this episode or the Indexical podcast in general, we’d love to hear from you! You can reach out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, our handle is: @anindexofmusic. I’m also available via email at madison@indexical.org.

    • 59 min
    Ben Bennett & Arrington de Dionyso

    Ben Bennett & Arrington de Dionyso

    This podcast features an interview Madison Heying and Andrew C. Smith recorded in January 2018 with Ben Bennett and Arrington de Dionyso at the Radius Gallery in Santa Cruz. They discuss approaches to improvisation, a concert for families with children De Dionyso produced in Oakland, and Bennett’s hit youtube show “Sitting and Smiling.” Throughout the episode you’ll hear excerpts from their concert at Radius Gallery. We’d love to hear your thoughts and questions about this episode! You can reach out on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, at our handle @anindexofmusic. You can also reach Madison via email at madison@indexical.org.

    • 38 min
    John Saint Pelvyn & Paul Metzger

    John Saint Pelvyn & Paul Metzger

    This podcast features an interview that Madison Heying and Jon Myers recorded in October 2017 with Paul Metzger and John Saint Pelvyn at Wind River. They discuss their approaches to experimentation, the need to create novel instruments and performance practices in the search for new sounds, and different ideas about musical communities. Throughout the episode you'll hear excepts from Metzger and Pelvyn's performance at Wind River including: Paul Metzger, “Death's Other Kingdom” John Saint Pelvyn, "A Clerical Error In Shasta County Shouldn't have to Ruin a Saturday Night (excerpts from an eternal song cycle)" If you have thoughts or questions about this episode or the Indexical podcast in general, we’d love to hear from you! You can reach out on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, at our handle @anindexofmusic. You can also reach Madison via email at madison@indexical.org.

    • 58 min

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