Carla Bozulich, The Proxemics, Venus Bogardus

Event: Carla Bozulich, The Proxemics, Venus Bogardus

Date: 11 Sep 2011 - 7:30 am




September 11th / 7:30 pm
@ High Mayhem 2811 Siler Lane, Santa Fe, NM
$10 Donation

Carla Bozulich is a critically acclaimed musician and singer who’s groundbreaking work has made her a highly regarded and valuable presence in the avant-music scene. Her bands have included the Geraldine Fibbers, Evangelista, Red-Headed Stranger (w/ Willie Nelson), Scarnella (w/ Nels Cline), Ethyl Meatplow, as well as numerous other projects with noted musicians and albums released under her own name.

She is the director, creator and main musician of the 5 editions of her Avant-series “Eyes For Ears” (starting in the year 2000), notably Sponsored by the Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the Krems Council of artists at the Donaufestival in Austria (2011).

She has twice led performances at All Tomorrow’s Parties.

She sang Bertolt Brecht with the London Sinfonietta at The Royal Festival Hall in London on Patti Smith’s Meltdown.

She was granted a prestigious residency at Montalvo Center for the Arts as a composer.

She has performed at a multitude of uniquely different events in the last 5 years all over Europe and the United States.

For this concert, Carla is appearing with John Eichenseer (a.k.a. JHNO) as a duo of vocals, violin and electric guitar. Her newest album with Evangelista, In Animal Tongue, is to be released in September on the Constellation label. You can hear a song from it here:

For more, go to Carla’s website:

or check out her Wiki:

John Eichenseer has released several solo albums as JHNO, and with the bands SPOOL and CRATER, among others. He has worked with Carla Bozulich, Bjork, John Zorn, Brian Eno, Aphex Twin, and Laurie Anderson.

John’s website is called Delicate Ear:


Venus Bogardus is a Trans-Atlantic post-punk band formed in England and relocated to the Santa Fe, NM area, playing national shows and UK shows on return visits. The band is inspired by “no-wave-new wave”, and experimental literature.

Founding members James Reich (vocals, guitar) and Hannah Levbarg (vocals, bass guitar) met in 2002 as fans of Richard Hell’s writing and music, fell in love, opened (and closed) a nationally acclaimed independent bookshop in Bath, England before collaborating on Venus Bogardus in 2005. James is a published author and poet. Hannah, originally from Texas, is Richard Hell’s Web forum moderator (since 2003). The couple is fictionalized in the book Julie & Julia by Julie Powell.

In 2007 Venus Bogardus was chosen as one of the six best emerging bands in Britain by Glastonbury Festival and a panel of judges and critics from Q Magazine and BBC Radio 1. They also played a headline set at Ladyfest Bristol and headlined Frankfurt’s New Glam Underground Festival. Wire magazine selected a demo version of the title track for 2007’s Motorman for its compilation CD in March of that year.


Founded in early 2009, The Proxemics are an autonomous music project with a revolving cast of musicians led by lynch pin and frontman Alex Neville (The brilliant Dullards, A. Barnhouse, Audible Whispering 1/2 Quartet).

The Proxemics are a stripped down assembly, sometimes appearing as a garage-based, dirty wall of sound, sometimes as deconstructed balladeers offering you their hearts on their sleeves. Neville unites crunchy, angular alt-rock with a singer-songwriter sensibility while never letting go of his experimental roots. Mimicking the definition of their moniker, The Proxemics are at times both distant and intimate, treating their audience to an emotional tug-of-war. The songs appear effortless on the surface, but upon deeper investigation they become a complex system of asymmetrical forms with sonic threads and noise, weaving songs into a larger, continuous theme.

The shifting members of The Proxemics are often long-time members of the High Mayhem Emerging Arts Collective, also based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico, which has helped shape the City Different’s unique underground scene for the last ten years.

Alex Neville (Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals), Antione Pasquier (Guitar), Peter Duggan (Bass) and Lukas Carr (Drums).
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Location: High Mayhem Studio, 2811 Siler Ln, Santa Fe,

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