Saturday April 20th 2013
The Hour Haus
135 W North Ave. Baltimore, MD
A celebration of live, music, art and our amazing community!
And honoring the anniversary of Ian Hesford’s dance with death.
Featuring music by:
Deaf Scene (www.deafscenemusic.com)
Fractal Cat (www.fractalcatmusic.com)
Body Painting by Patricia Tamariz
Soul food made by Mama Saray
More artists and performers TBA!!
8pm Doors/9pm Showtime
All Ages – 21+ to drink
Around 11pm on April 20th 2012, Telesma hit the stage at Rams Head Live in Baltimore for the “Visionary Gathering v4.20”. A few minutes into the set, band member Ian Hesford collapsed to the floor in sudden cardiac arrest. Telesma’s good friends, Sarah Saccoccio and Tom Swiss jumped onstage and started CPR until the medics arrived and transported Ian to Mercy Medical Center. Ian was without a pulse for 93 minutes. The doctors were just about to give up on him when he shot back into his body and literally came back to life. In the weeks after the event, an outpouring of love and support for Ian came in from all over the world. His hospital room was transformed into a shamanic altar, with friends and family surrounding him with love, music, and laughter. Three weeks later, Ian received his defibrillator implant and was released from the ICU. His determination and focus sped up his recovery and he began a regiment of exercise and practice to get his drumming and didgeridoo playing back up to speed. Just 6 weeks after his cardiac arrest, Ian was back onstage with Telesma, and toured with the group all summer long! His story is a reminder of the power of love, determination, and the support of the community that Ian and Telesma have been so fortunate to be a part of for so many years.
The Hour Haus has special meaning for Telesma. This was where our music and art was truly “born” for many years. So its only fitting that we return there for this special occasion.
We hope that you’ll join us to celebrate this remarkable journey and to come together to celebrate our community through music and art!