Series of images from November 2014 Video experiments
OAKLAND DROPS BEAST NEST! jk
Playing one of the last shows of 2014 with the amazing Adam Hirsch on 12/20 at VAMP MUSIC AND ART AND RECORDS
Then there are whispers about potentially playing a NYE party at A Church in Oakland? Hmm...
Also, Sharmi is officially a Master of Electronic Music and Recording Media. I have my MFA now! Please support my work and help bring anti-colonial, anti-racist, anti-patriarchal politics into experimental art everywhere! Please!
See you soon~
This patreon is for two purposes:
1) Hold myself accountable to the work I promise to do
2) Try and get some consistent support to help fund myself as an artist.
Please spread the word and give what you can! Even a dollar a month is AMAAAZINGGGG!
THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS FROM THE LADYFEST DECOLONIZING SOUND WORKSHOP
PLEASE ANSWER FULLY IF POSSIBLE!!
Eye of the Cervix Tour was an amazing success!!!
Best tour and best people I have ever travelled with for music! I will slowly (but surely) be posting video and recordings of our performances throughout.
If you're interested in pictures: hit up our instagram and look up: #shirebitches #eyeofthecervixtour #eyeofthecervixtour2014 #beastnest #poweraltar #cloudlite
Please, support the queers and folks of color in your musical community! We do not get handed the same respect or audience that other performers do. We work hard! Yes!
September has been slow, time for resting and healing and harvesting our summer work. October, however, is another story:
OCT 5: Dan Gottwald's Analagous Ensemble at Thingamajigs // Dan is amazing! Check him out at www.dangottwald.com
OCT 11: PRESENTING DECOLONIZING SOUND, A Workshop on Neo-Colonialism, Neo-Liberalism, and the creation of new languages via creative musics at Firehouse Arts Collective for BAY AREA LADY FEST
OCT 11: BEAST NEST for BRUTAL SOUND FX FESTIVAL
Brutal Sound Effects Festival #79
Bran..POS-----Kanoko Nishi----Raven Chacon (NM)-----Ebony Cubbie Hole (L.A.)------Dominic Cramp-----Beast Nest-----Rust Worship-----Failure Cock----Bloop-Quack-----Messiahcide
8pm-10:45 sharp at
The Lab 2948 16th Street @ Capp San Francisco, CA 94103
OCT 13: BEAST NEST at the CHURCH with FOUNTAINSUN, FLETCHERSUN, IMA, ARC, and more. https://www.facebook.com/events/437211486418254/
NOV 8: BEAST NEST at LOBOT with TBA
~~~~MORE TO COME~~~~~
here's a lil peek at some bb songs
Will attempt to share some recordings asap
OK y'all, here goes:
EYE OF THE CERVIX Tour will be having our Kick Off this Friday 8/1 at the Church!
Please help support us w. some monies so we can get there and back, share our art, wisdom, feelings, and struggle, and not end up destitute :)
Eye of the Cervix Tour consists of:
Power Altar (Kim Lindale of Believe, No Babies), Centre (Dave Montoya of Bitter Fruit, Centre, American Splits & Sylvia of Fanciulla Gentile), Felidae (Sylvia and I), and Beast Nest (my solo project). We will be trecking to Vancouver and back and are fortunate enough to have booked every date without issue. Keep us in your prayers!
Dates and Shows:
8/1 Oakland CA @ The Church with Black Spirituals, Demonsleeper and Yetunde feat DJ Adee as Felidae
8/4 Davis @ Third Space with Valient Steed as Felidae
8/5 Portland OR - @ Vagrant Eye Projection Museum w/ Terror Apart as Beast Nest
8/6 Olympia Dumpster Values w/ TBA as Felidae
8/7 Seattle @ Black Coffee Coop w. Sista Hailstorm and Richie Dagger's Crime as Felidae
8/8 − 8/10 Vanvouver @ SHOUT BACK FEST as Beast Nest on Sunday at 12:30 and Felidae on Sunday at 2:30.
8/11 - Seattle@ Summit Inn as Beast Nest
8/12 - Portland OR @ Valentines w/ Force Publique (record release)// Litanic Mask as Felidae
8/13 - Sacramento @ Witch Room with Christopher Robert Jones (Brad Grammar ) as Beast Nest
Ok! After tour is over and I will be playing the following shows as far as I can remember:
8/15 & 8/16 - 5 Point Standing with as Sharmi Basu with Shanna Sordahl and Katherine MacDonald in collaboration with Wax Poet(s)
8/16 - Bar 355 for Oakland Drops Beats festival with GIF PROBLEM
8/19 - Night Light as Beast Nest for Brown Noise: A Night for Womyn of Color in Experimental Music
8/23 - Foundry as Pink Gaze
10/13 - The Church as Beast Nest
Phew! Ok that's all. Hope to see you around!!!
EYE OF THE CERVIX TOUR NOW TAKING DONATIONS! PLEASE DONATE TO OUR TRIP AND FEED OUT HUNGRY MOUTHS AND GAS TANKS!
We are a troupe of folks of color bringing high vibration tones of liberation to your town (if you live in the PNW that is). So excited!!!
Sounds and Video from Alex and Sharmi at NO FUTURE WEED COOKIE SHOP
After working for months on a series of live audio-input processing units, I am close to finished and finally testing live the set of instruments I've made. All 4 units have the same make-up with slightly different parameters.
Audio Processing Involved:
- Pitch Detection
- Amplitude Detection
- Granular Synthesis
- Live input modulation based on frequency
- Randomized delay based on amplitude
- Randomized pitch shifting based on frequency
- Live sampling with randomized filtering processes
Will officially premiere it tonight at No Future Weed Cookie Shop in collaboration with Alex Cruse.
TOMORROW: Alex Cruse and I present some poetry and music of the unusual persuasion at NO FUTURE WEED COOKIE SHOP. Come on time! It will be short and sweet.
THEN on SATURDAY: Stories of Queer Diaspora is happening and I have some music in a short animation featuring art by TextaQueen and moveable images by A "Q" Quintero. I think this event will be super sweet and cool.
I will spare y'all my rant on white women and creative music but I will say this: if you are a white woman and really believe that womyn making music is part of a feminist resistance, you should really think about what it means to be a white person in a neocolonial context and how maybe your resources should be spent supporting the people who DO NOT look like you, i.e. the ladies and dudes and queers who DO NOT reinforce your very boring ideas of image and identity. YO I am just super tired of feeling like a savage and an idiot literally only because of my skin color and my tits; this battle is real and constant and exhausting. really, i'm not trying to simplify the struggle of poc people i'm just saying: come to our shows. record us. put us on youtube. give us money and jobs. we deserve it!!!!