Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sat, Jun 8 2024 8:00 PM

Tannery Arts Center 1050 River St. #119 Santa Cruz
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Indexical is pleased to present an evening of forward-thinking live electronics from Vancouver-based composer Stefan Maier with an opening set from Bay Area fixture Sharkiface.

Stefan Maier
Stefan Maier (b. 1990) is an artist and composer based in Vancouver, Canada — the unceded, traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Working fluidly between live electronic performance, installation, concert music, writing, and sound design for interdisciplinary projects, his works explore the chaotic flows of sonic matter through buildings, sound systems, instruments, software, and bodies. His work has been presented by Haus der Kulturen der Welt (DE), INA-GRM (FR), Ultima festival (NO), Unsound (PL), Liquid Architecture (AU), MONOM (DE), SPOR festival (DK), Gong Tomorrow (DK), the National Music Centre (CA), and Gaudeamus Muziekweek (NL), among many others. His work as a sound designer and film/dance composer has been presented at Sterischer Herbst (AT), International Film Festival Rotterdam (NL), Vleeshal Center for Contemporary Art (NL), and V-A-C foundation (RU). Stefan has composed works of chamber music for Talea Ensemble (USA), ECM+ (CA), Ensemble Experimental (DE), Le NEM (CA), and Catchpenny (NL), among many others. In 2017 he received a Mayor’s Art Award from the City of Vancouver and was a 2019 Macdowell Colony Fellow (USA). Stefan is Assistant Professor of Sound Art and Sound Design at Simon Fraser University.

Sharkiface, the solo project of Angela Edwards, whose trail of achievements and accolades began in the 90s, in Austin, Texas. Starting with her experience booking and doing tour management for Daniel Johnston, she then moved to the Bay Area and quickly became an important staple, collaborating with local exploding psychedelic stalwarts Hans Grüsel's Krankenkabinet, Tarantism, and (rumor has it), Caroliner Rainbow, among many others. Sharkiface has toured the United States steadily, with some stints in Europe and Japan, and has been featured at fests such as San Francisco Electronic Music Fest, No Fun Fest, Colour Out of Space, and Ende Tymes, to name a few. Her 2023 album, "Climax In A Process" brings out career-spanning material and newer tracks inspired by her experience achieving an MFA in Electronic Music at Mills College, where she studied under "expert noodle wranglers" as: Zena Parkins, Laetitia Sonami, John Bischoff, Chris Brown, Tomeka Reid, James Fei and Kala Ramnaf.