8.1.14 Eye of the Cervix Kick Off! by Sharmi Basu

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
https://www.facebook.com/events/676623059094157/

8/4 Davis @ Third Space with Valient Steed as Felidae
https://www.facebook.com/events/255674957972812/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular 

8/5 Portland OR - @ Vagrant Eye Projection Museum w/ Terror Apart as Beast Nest
https://www.facebook.com/events/502957069835302/

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
https://www.facebook.com/events/831365580221994/

8/8 − 8/10 Vanvouver  @ SHOUT BACK FEST as Beast Nest on Sunday at 12:30 and Felidae on Sunday at 2:30.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1495355257350585/

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
https://www.facebook.com/events/681500215270924/?notif_t=plan_admin_added

Oakland Drops Beats

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!!!

<3

7.26.14 RUTH WHITE TRIBUTE PARTY! by Sharmi Basu

Gigante Sound in conjunction with LCM is proud to present the Ruth White Spectacular! Featuring Vulcanus 68, Pink Gaze, Jason Begin and IMA. DJ set by DJ Fereshteh of Scream Queens!!

Tonight we pay tribute to the American electronic music pioneer Ruth White and her mysterious world of evil electronic music.

Many are unfamiliar with White's work but those who have heard 'Flowers Of Evil' or 'Seven Trumps From the Tarot Cards' and 'Pinons' know of the dark, eerie tape soundscapes and haunted mooginess she conjures up. She has been a major influence on many who have plundered the depths of late 60's/ early 70's electronic music, though surprisingly hasn't received the recognition of other great artists like Delia Derbyshire or Daphne Oram. Let's change that. Tonight we honor the mysterious Ms. White ...


Vulcanus 68
http://gigantesound.com/artist_vulcanus.html
Vulcanus 68 is a return to the roots of unhallowed electronic music. Taking their cue from the 60s/70s renegades outside the academic limelight such as Tod Dockstader, Richard Maxfield, Ruth White, Kenneth Gaburo and Basil Kirchin; Vulcanus 68 bring their own dark 21st century vision to the outskirts of electronic composition. 

Vulcanus 68 is at its core, the duo of Jared Blum and Dominic Cramp. Apart from Vulcanus 68, they are the co-founders of the record label, Gigante Sound and have numerous solo projects between them including Blanketship, Boful Tang and Lord Tang. They are also known for their work with Bill Gould of Faith No More in the project, The Talking Book, a tale of broken melodies and failing electronics. Cramp is a long standing member of Carla Bozulich's Evangelista and also plays in the free improvising duo, Tiberius, with drummer Mike Guarino.

Pink Gaze
https://soundcloud.com/pink-gaze
Pink Gaze (Sharmi Basu (Beast Nest), Tara Sreekrishnan (Dapplegrey), & Benjamin Tinker (White Pee)) are an electronic improvisational trio exploring the lightness & darkness of memory, experience and expectations.

Jason Begin
https://soundcloud.com/jason-begin_vytear
Up from San Deigo, the Southern prince of Modular maniacal ridiculousness from wall-to-wall! Your ears will bleed golden tears of joy as the tones tickle your proboscis. 

IMA
ammaateria.com/ima.
electronics (Jeanie-Aprille Tang) + percussion (Nava Dunkelman)
Mirroring. Non-Retrograde. Reflection. Modulation. Paralleling. Echoes and Speech. Omittance of identifiable objects for conversations between electronics and percussion counterparts. overlap. repetition. disoriented messages. deconstruction. reconstruction. non-linear time.

7.18.14 July 18th at LCM! PJW / KFS /GIF PROBLEM / EZRA BUCHLA / ANDREW WEATHERS / BLACK THREAD / VANKMEN (DJ) by Sharmi Basu

jULY 18TH AT LCM
9PM $5-10 donation.


PETER J WOODS 

KINGSTON FAMILY SINGERS 

GIF PROBLEM (AARON OPPENHEIM, JOSHUA MARSHALL, AND SHARMI BASU)

EZRA BUCHLA 

ANDREW WEATHERS 

THIRTEEN COLONIES 

dj VICTOR VANKMEN

come ready for great sounds. 
no hangin' in front.

all summer shows starting at 9:20 pm!!!! dont show up at 10 or yull miss stuff..k?

7.16.14 Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages ~ BASU•CRAMP•GUARINO•TINKER by Sharmi Basu

HAXAN: Witchcraft Through the Ages

July 16, 2014

8PM @ ATLAS CAFE 

Dominic Cramp & Benjamin Tinker continue their Wednesday Monthly Movie & Music Improv Night with special guests... This month they will present/screen & sonically accompany Benjamin Christensen's Häxan (Witchcraft Through The Ages) (1922) with special guests Sharmi Basu & Mike Guarino!

Earlier this same evening (starting around 6pm) SmyTh will be having an opening for his new paintings
http://guidetosmythology.blogspot.com/
so come early, hang, get some dinner, have a drink or two, we'll start when things simmer down after 8pm.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Häxan

http://www.atlascafe.net/

7.12.14 Stories of Queer Diaspora by Sharmi Basu

My work will be featured in a short animated film by A. "Q" Quintero and TextaQueen. It is an excerpt from my track: Judgement/Rebirth

More info below:

Join us in celebrating how Queer im/migrant and 1st/2nd generation folks unapologetically navigate their bodies, gender, culture, sexuality, and history through a night of intergenerational performance art, dance, music, mixed media, and spoken word!

Stories of Queer Diaspora
Curated by Erika Vivianna Céspedes
Saturday, July 12th, 2014
$10/ 6:30pm

La Peña Cultural Center 
3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

Buy your tickets early. This event will sell out! 

**Folks who buy tickets through EVENTBRITE, thank you so much for your support! Please plan to arrive early to claim your tickets this Saturday! We'll have tons of amazing tablers and art on display in the lobby. Please note because this event sells out every year, the venue will start to release unclaimed tickets by 6:45pm**

Guest Artists include: 
*Nazbah Tom
*Candy Guinea
*Jaq Victor
*Dezi Solèy
*Rani Marcos
*Karlita Flores
*Mitali Purkayastha
*A."Q" Quintero
*TextaQueen
*Sarah Cargill
*Maya Bakshani
*Ana María Agüero Jahannes
*Danny Robles
*Jasmine Le Blanc
*Fabian Romero 
*Aimee M. Espiritu

Hosted by: Yosimar & Kat Evasco
DJ Essex on the ones and twos

Flyer Design: Lexx Valdez
http://lexxdigs.com/

Follow us: www.facebook.com/sqd13
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In 2012 & 2013, this intergenerational series successfully showcased over 50+ QTPOC intergenerational artists and sold out The Mission Cultural Center to a crowd full of beautifully fierce jotatistas. This year in 2014, SQD launched it’s second annual paid 6 week creative writing workshop for youth in partnership with Youth Speaks led by Yosimar Reyes. All resources raised through this grassroots organized series go directly to paying artist stipends and developing independent arts education spaces for Queer/Questioning youth of color.
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La Peña is located on Shattuck Avenue in Downtown Berkeley, 2 blocks away from the Ashby Bart Station. This venue is wheelchair accessible, will have a scent free seating area, and has no stairs upon entrance. For any requests or questions please feel fully welcome to email callequmbia@gmail.com

7.10.14 SHARMI BASU & ALEX CRUSE @ No Future Weed Cookie Shop by Sharmi Basu

SOUND AND POETRY SLAMMED TOGETHER LIKE A DESPERATE PB&J

 

a performative reading + embodied sonics by sharmi and alex. 

alex: words, beekeeper mesh, cells, nonsense on a background of infinite scroll, 8.5 x 11

Sharmi (aka Beast Nest) : beautiful soundscapes / "creeping through sharp spaces"
https://soundcloud.com/olgadagod

at J. Otto Seibold's NO FUTURE Weed Cookie Shop 
telegraph avenue @ 48th street. 
7:00pm - _ _:_ _ [_]m

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