Update May 2024:

High Mayhem is currently working on a couple projects:

We are working on a series of Out of Context LP’s to highlight the legacy of JA Dino Deane. The first LP will be from the fantastic live performance of Out of Context at the High Mayhem Festival 2006.

Carlos Santistevan has started a Conduction Project featuring longtime High Mayhem associates that will debut for the OOC LP release – likley in Spring 2025 at The Outpost Performance Space.

We are also looking to relaunch our On(e) Day “On One Day” webcast series of broadcasting the recording of an album in 1 day. Stay tuned for update.

IN DEFENSE OF MEMORY– Laura Ortman, Marshall Trammell, Carlos Santistevan is working with SITE Santa Fe for a large scale “tuning” of the San Miguel Chapel to help address generational trauma and relics still present in are times. Performances on August 16 2024 for Indian Market in Santa Fe NM. More info can be found here.

iNK oN pAPER is playing thier first show in over 5 years on June 23rd in Albuquerque at The Hall – ABQ. Also performing with be the Artha Meadors Trio.

ALBUMS AVAILABLE AT highmayhem.bandcamp.org

High Mayhem Emerging Arts is proud to release Flashes Before Our Mind by Thollem

All album proceeds will be donated to the Pueblo Relief Fund

This album is part of the On(e) Day webcast and album series curated by High Mayhem Emerging Arts, based in Santa Fe, NM. Creative artists are brought into our live room recording studio and have 1 day to record an album. The session is webcast and the resulting album is then released. Authentic performances. Insights into Creativity.


For this On(e) Day session Thollem played 1 long set of solo improvisations and explorations and edited the music for the gems- Video of the session can be found here:

Here are some words about the album from the artist:


I recorded this music entirely with the new Korg Wavestate which I had just acquired. The album is a sonic adventure full of surprises. I loved recording this album. And it was a blast recording in Carlos’ beautiful studio.
When I was editing the final mixes when George Floyd was murdered. I decided to weave 526 seconds of silence into the editing of the album. Each pause is in prime numbers starting from 2 seconds leading up to 43 and back down to 2. This has been a powerful meditation for me and I feel that this is a powerful work of art. That said, this country desperately needs fundamental change to heal from hundreds of years of systemic racism and genocide, far beyond symbolic and artistic expression.


The cover art is a photograph by ACVilla somewhere between Española and Albuquerque.

Love and solidarity, Tholl

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<p>“… as if drum ‘n’ bass took a detour through an electro-acoustic free-punk Jucifer and had its downbeats addled or partly removed.”-Signal to Noise Review</p>
<p>The result is a duo that is drags rhythm through the mud in unimaginably glorious ways.</p>