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Taking some time….

Hey TELESMA family!
Just wanted to give everyone an update on what’s happening in the world of TELESMA.
The band is taking some time off from live performances and is currently in a semi-hiatus state of being. After many years of creating and performing together we felt the need to take some time to explore other endeavors that have been evolving in all our lives. Each of us has many different facets that make up our collective and we feel that its the right time to focus more attention on them. The band has agreed that we’ll return to live performance when the time is right for us to refocus and new music manifests. We love this band, our family, friends and all those who have been a part of our journey so far. And we hope to see you all soon!
In the meantime, please checkout our other various projects and performances…
Peace & Blessings!
TELESMA
…other projects:
PILLOWBOOK (Electronic/Ambient)
NAKED JUNGLE (Instrumental World/Fusion)
HOLY MOUNTAINEERS (Psychedelic MultiMedia Project)

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10th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration – Dec. 16th 2017

We’re excited to announce our Winter Solstice Celebration for 2017! Being held on Saturday December 16th at The 8×10 in Baltimore. This will be our 10th annual Winter Solstice event which began back in 2008 featuring visionary artists Alex and Allyson Grey!
This year, we’re featuring visionary artist Adam Scott Miller. Its been a few years since we worked with Adam on the “Chain” and “White Lotus” videos and his creation of the album artwork for “Action In Inaction”. Adam is a world re-known artist who lives in Australia. His artwork has been praised for its refined craftsmanship and elegant envisioning of his perceptions – drawn from discovering the majestic beauty of the environments around and within us. This versatile artist is equally acclaimed for his oil paintings, digital paintings, video animations, public speaking, teaching, and performances as a live-painter. We’re very happy to be collaborating with Adam again for this special event. Visit his website to see his work: AdamScottMiller.com
This show will feature music by J Pope and the HereNow and Connor Brendan and the Wild Hunt.
It will also feature a myriad of performance artists, body painters, video projection artists and more! Everything you’ve come to expect from a Winter Solstice Celebration….and much more!
TELESMA will be dusting off songs that we haven’t performed live in years and leaving space for improvisation which has always been so important to our performances.
So get your tickets HERE
And help us spread the word and connect with the event on Facebook: TELESMA’s Winter Solstice Celebration
8pm Doors | 18+ | $12
The 8×10
(410) 625-2000
10 East Cross Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
www.the8x10.com
Artwork: “Solstice” by Adam Scoot Miller
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Announcing the TELESMA Winter Solstice Celebration – Dec 17th 2016 at the 8×10

TELESMA presents our annual Winter Solstice Celebration at The 8×10 in Baltimore.
Music By:
TELESMA, The Mayan Factor and Slow Lights
Featured Art:
Visuals by John Suntiger
Live artists TBA
Winter Solstice Blessing by Angela Rockstarr
Details:
The 8×10
(410) 625-2000
10 East Cross Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
www.the8x10.com
8pm Doors
18+
$12 tickets available online at:
https://www.mt.cm/telesma-winter-solstice-celebration
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE
 
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Telesma's 8th Annual Winter Solstice Show Announced!

Join us for our 8th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration on Friday Dec 18th at the 8×10 in Baltimore!!
Its that time of year again to come embrace the transition from darkness to light by gathering together with our community of wonderful people, with music and art feeding our souls.
Music by:
TELESMA (featuring special guest vocalists Rachel Anne Warren, Lauren Aycock Anderson, and Kerra Holtren)
LITZ
HUSTLE SOULS
Solstice Blessing by Angela Rockstarr
Visuals by John Suntiger
Live art gallery featuring many amazing local artist
And much more!!
9pm Doors
All Ages
$14 cover at door.

Telesma Winter Solstice

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New TELESMA EP "Decade Dance" Available online now!

The new TELESMA EP “Decade Dance” is now available!!!
Featuring 5 songs/40 minutes of “Other Wordly Music”!!
Download MP3s or Buy the album at CDBaby.com
www.cdbaby.com/cd/telesma5
 
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"Decade Dance" – Telesma's 10 Year Anniversary/Winter Solstice Celebration at the 8×10

TELESMA presents Decade Dance.
The 8×10 Club
Saturday Dec 27th
8pm Doors/9pm Showtime
ALL AGES
Come celebrate Telesma’s 10 year anniversary and the Winter Solstice. We’ve got some of our favorite local artists and musicians lined up who have been a part of our journey over the past decade. And we have a couple surprises in store to commemorate this special occasion.
We hope that you’ll join us for a magical evening of music, art and celebration!
Music:
Telesma
Fractal Cat
Voodoo Pharmacology
Art:
Renee Weber
Harrison Lance Crawford
and more TBA
Body Painting:
Patricia Tamariz/Divine Gypsy Designs
Emcee/Solstice Blessing:
Angela RockStar
Video Mapping:
John Suntiger/ Suntiger Visuals
Poster Art:
Jeremy Opio
Venue:
The 8×10
10 E. Cross St. Baltimore, MD
Tickets:
$12 at door
Online tickets:
http://www.missiontix.com/events/product/28362/winter-solstice-show–telesmas-10th-anniversary–w-fractal-cat–and-voodoo-pharmacology
 
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"Soul Dance" Live at Karmafest 2014

Here’s a live video of one of the new Telesma songs called “Soul Dance”, filmed live at Karmafest on June 9th 2014.
Video by Erik Yount. Visual Projections by John Suntinger.
 
 

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Winter Solstice Celebration – Dec 20th at the 8×10

TELESMA presents:
The 5th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration!!!
Friday Dec 20th 2013
8×10 Club
8pm Doors
ALL AGES
$12 cover
Tickets:
http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/15004B703A1B6A87
Music by:
TELESMA
Second Self
Bow-Legged Gorilla
Body Painting by Patricia Tamariz
VJ Leo Hylantown
Lighting by Luminary Stage Design
Live painting by Will Shanklin
www.the8x10.com
In 2008, Telesma presented the “Winter Solstice Gathering” at Sonar in Baltimore, featuring live painting by visionary artists Alex & Allyson Grey, EOTO, and more! The idea was to bring together live art and music (live and electronic) into a collaborative/interactive setting. This event helped re-spark a creative movement in the Baltimore music/art scene which has snowballed into many different communities, production teams, and artists collaborating to create limitless experiences for the community. We hope that you’ll join us to celebrate the winter solstice and our diverse artistic community!!
TELESMA (psychedelic tribal rock)
www.telesmaband.com
The Telesma experience is an ecstatic trans-cultural phenomenon with a highly infectious and danceable beat. Exploding on the Baltimore music scene in 2002, it soon developed a loyal local fan base and then shook the underground festival scene from coast to coast. Every Telesma show is a vortex of creativity; a celebration of body, mind and spirit.
Telesma’s vast arsenal of musical finery includes instruments as divergent as the didgeridoo, kubing (bamboo mouth harp from the Philippines), to electronic and tribal drums and the manDrum, one of the inventions of Telesma’s guitarist, as well as bass, keyboards, drum kit and the human voice.
Telesma’s sound has been sometimes described as “psychedelic tribal modern world dance music, “ with diverse sounds ranging from intense polyrhythmic rock to the trance-like pulses of modern electronic dance/groove music.
Second Self
www.secondself.net
An energetic power trio steeped in rock, reggae, and funk influences, Second Self lays highly original music that showcases the group’s ability to transition between tight arrangements and off-the-cuff improvisation.
In 2003, while attending high school in Fallston, Maryland, founding members Jimmy Hunter (lead guitar), Jeff Hunter (drums), and Nick Stampone (bass), began writing instrumental compositions. The three have collaborated with many great musicians since forming and continue to perform as a trio.
Second Self has performed over 200 live shows in such venues as The 8×10 Club in Baltimore, The 9:30 Club in Washington DC, and The Chameleon Club in Lancaster, PA. Known for high energy sets, Second Self leaves fans wanting more every time they play.
In 2010, Second Self released their self-titled debut album with Dave Thomas on vocals and rhythm guitar. Recorded at Wrightway Studios in Baltimore by engineer and producer Mike McAree. In 2011, the band recorded a 4 song “Winter EP” in their home studio, with Erik Dittmar on vocals and rhythm guitar.
Bow-Legged Gorilla
www.thebowleggedgorilla.com
The Bowlegged Gorilla, otherwise known as Kenny Johnston, is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist from Baltimore with an emphasis on mouth percussion and American fingerstyle guitar. He draws influence from traditional Turkish, Mongolian, African, and American music (primarily country finger style blues and ragtime), as well as experimental and electronic dance music.
For the Bowlegged Gorilla, a single song is a meditative experience, and through the process of creating his multilayerd sounds, he clears his mind. While he stubbornly refuses to incorporate any electronic effects or digital enhancements into his work, his music reflects a depth and layering that is mesmerizing to witness coming from a single being.
He has done beat-boxing workshop for kids, plays as a musical accompanist for dancers; and he has toured all over the country. In 2009, The Baltimore City Paper named him the “Best Solo Performer in Baltimore.”

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New Promo Photos for 2014!

Checkout out new band photos taken my the talented Phillip Edward Laubner!!
Location: N.Calvert Street/21st Ave Baltimore, MD
TELESMA

(photo: Phillip Edward Laubner)
(photo: Phillip Edward Laubner)

(photo: Phillip Edward Laubner)
(photo: Phillip Edward Laubner)

(photo: Phillip Edward Laubner)
(photo: Phillip Edward Laubner)

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November 16th at the 8×10 – Telesma, Soohan & Galaxy Dynamite!

TELESMA returns to the 8×10 Club on Saturday November 16th!!
TELESMA (featuring the Indra Lazul Bellydancers)
Soohan Manifest
Galaxy Dynamite
Live painting by Renee Weber and Will Shanklin
Visuals by VJ Hylantown
Lighting by Luminary Stage and Designs
9pm Doors
ALL AGES
$12 tickets
http://www.ticketmaster.com/telesma-galaxy-dynamite-soohan-baltimore-maryland-11-16-2013/event/15004B14B567492A?artistid=1547931
www.the8x10.com
TELESMA (Psychedelic Tribal Rock)
www.telesmaband.com
The Telesma experience is an ecstatic trans-cultural phenomenon with a highly infectious and danceable beat. Exploding on the Baltimore music scene in 2002, it soon developed a loyal local fan base and then shook the underground festival scene from coast to coast. Every Telesma show is a vortex of creativity; a celebration of body, mind and spirit.
Telesma’s vast arsenal of musical finery includes instruments as divergent as the didgeridoo, kubing (bamboo mouth harp from the Philippines), to electronic and tribal drums and the manDrum, one of the inventions of Telesma’s guitarist, as well as bass, keyboards, drum kit and the human voice.
Telesma’s sound has been sometimes described as “psychedelic tribal modern world dance music, “ with diverse sounds ranging from intense polyrhythmic rock to the trance-like pulses of modern electronic dance/groove music.
Soohan (Club/Experimental/Electronic)
www.purevolume.com/soohan
For the past 5 years, SOOHAN has been filling up rooms across the DMV, mixing eclectic Baltimore club, hip-hop samples and deep bass-lines to create an undeniably dance-worthy set that combines elements of Top 40, tech and minimal house, glitch, funk, juke and dancehall. Cutting his teeth as a mashup producer in 2006, SOOHAN found fame through his edits and remixes of favorited artists like Three 6 Mafia, Biggie Smalls, and Missy Elliott, currently gaining over 200,000 plays and counting. He has shared the stage with heavy-hitters including Afroman, Mike Posner, Jack Beats, Alvin Risk, Downlink, Minnesota, Papadosio and EOTO.
Galaxy Dynamite (Surf/Trance/Rock/Psychedelic)
www.galaxydynamite.com
Hailing from Norfolk, Virginia, Galaxy Dynamite has been delivering their larger-than-life signature blend of furious, frenetic, and absolutely relentless heavy bass rock across the East Coast since 2010. This power trio has already made a name for themselves creating seamlessly improvised dreamy soundscapes over hard-hitting passion driven psychedelic electro dance grooves. And with over 325 shows and festivals under their belts, alongside acts such as Ozric Tentacles, Conspirator, Paper Diamond and Papadosio, this is only the beginning…
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