Telesma in Relix Magazine
September 8th, 2011
We’re happy to announce that Telesma is featured in Relix Magazine’s “On The Verge” section.
Here is a link to the PDF of the article…..click below to open it.
By Dana Sobel:
“We’ve been described as a psychedelic circus,”
says guitarist/drummer Chris Mandra.
“But it would be a psychedelic circus where
the performers are everyone.” Using instruments
as ancient as the didgeridoo and as
inventive as the manDrum—a real-time electronic-
based percussion interface that
Mandra developed—the sextet Telesma has
been together since 2002. Their sound
encompasses tribal, rock, trance and Middle
Eastern music, and has influences that
extend beyond musical avenues and delves
into the world of visual art and dance.
Telesma aims for a communal artistic experience,
enlisting belly dancers and performers
to collaborate at their live happenings.Noted
psychedelic painter Alex Grey has shared the
stage with the group, as documented on the
group’s recent DVD Hearing Visions: Live.
“We try to make it an environment where
people want to celebrate being alive.”