High Desert Soundings 2019

$3,290 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 22 people in 7 months
Created December 7, 2018
High Desert Soundings is a unique music festival dedicated to bringing together musicians, performers and sound artists from across the spectrum of experimental sound practices. Featured artists draw from styles including but not limited to new and contemporary concert music, free jazz and improvisation, noise, drone and outsider ‘pop’ music. The festival takes place outside of the Joshua Tree region of the Mojave Desert in California, and thus provides a unique space for artists and audiences to experience the often demanding and immersive works we present. We believe that taking diverse musics outside of their sometimes restrictive social environments can help foster a more dynamic and inclusive experimental music community.

High Desert Soundings 2019 is happening on May 10th and 11th and will feature exciting artists like Wolf Eyes, Sarah Hennies, David Dunn, and Palberta.  Most performances will be at the Palms Bar and Restaurant in Wonder Valley, where an outdoor stage, cheap drinks, delicious food, and free on-site camping provide the setting for mesmerizing performances.  There will also be a special offsite event featuring performances from David Dunn and Jeph Jerman which will offer the audience the opportunity to engage with the landscape of the High Desert. Our goal is to present the kinds of artists we believe to be representative of a continuously expanding and complexly interwoven contemporary musical landscape.  All funds we raise will go entirely towards paying for artist expenses, including travel costs, artist fees, and lodging, as well as the cost of video and audio documentation and sound reinforcement.


2019 Artists:

Wolf  Eyes
Sarah  Hennies
David  Dunn
Happy  Valley  Band
Vinny  Golia
Jeph  Jerman
Zachary  James  Watkins
Erik  Carlson
Less  Bells
Kaori  Suzuki
William  Roper + Danny  Frankel
Les  Temps  Barberes
Casey  Anderson
Kevin  Good  playing  Matt  Sargent's  'Ghost  Music'
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$3,290 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 22 people in 7 months
Created December 7, 2018
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