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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!
…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:
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
Artwork: “Solstice” by Adam Scoot Miller
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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)
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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"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
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!
Fractal Cat
Voodoo Pharmacology
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
The 8×10
10 E. Cross St. Baltimore, MD
$12 at door
Online tickets:–telesmas-10th-anniversary–w-fractal-cat–and-voodoo-pharmacology

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"ReBirth 4.20" featuring Telesma, Deaf Scene, Fractal Cat – April 20th @ The Hour Haus

Saturday April 20th 2013
The Hour Haus
135 W North Ave. Baltimore, MD
“Rebirth 4.20”
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 (
Fractal Cat (
Body Painting by Patricia Tamariz
Soul food made by Mama Saray
More artists and performers TBA!!
8pm Doors/9pm Showtime
$12 cover
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!

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Visionary Gathering v.4.20 at Rams Head Live on April 20th!





Fri 4/20 @ Rams Head Live
We’re happy to announce the return of one of Baltimore’s original art and music experiences, the Visionary Gathering. Come tap into your cosmic creativity as we stimulate the senses, mind, body, and spirit.
This celebration of psychedelic art will feature internationally known visionary artist Adam Scott Miller (
Also featuring body paint artist Patricia Tamariz, visionary sculptor Sean E. Conroy (, magician David London, artist Jeramie Bellmay, The Indra Lazul Bellydancers, dancer Little Renegade, artist Renee Weber, Little Renegade, and much more!
Music performances by:
TELESMA (Psychedelic Tribal Rock) with live painting by Adam Scott Miller
NEIL KURLAND (SoulMob/Ospina Digital/Future Classics/PEX)
THE FLYING EYES (Heavy Psychedelic Rock)
9pm Doors/ 10pm Showtime
$12 tickets ONSALE on Friday March 16th

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Cover art for Telesma's new album "Action In Inaction" by Adam Scott Miller

Here is the album artwork for the new Telesma album “Action In Inaction” which is set to be released in late April 2012! We’re honored to be working with visionary artist Adam Scott Miller! Visit his website at

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Adam Scott Miller video trailer – featuring Telesma

Here is the new trailer for visionary artist Adam Scott Miller’s upcoming movie “ASMocean”. It features 2 Telesma songs “Immanence” and “Give” for our “O(h)M)” album. Most of the visuals were created by Adam from his still paintings and rendered into motion graphics.  The full video is expected to be release in the summer of 2012.

Checkout more of Adam’s work at