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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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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
$12 cover
Music by:
Second Self
Bow-Legged Gorilla
Body Painting by Patricia Tamariz
VJ Leo Hylantown
Lighting by Luminary Stage Design
Live painting by Will Shanklin
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)
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
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
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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2010 Winter Solstice Event w/ Alex Grey at CoSM in NY – Dec 18th

Saturday Dec 18th @ CoSM Art Sanctuary – WINTER SOLSTICE PARTY

The 3rd annual Full Moon/Winter Solstice Event featuring live painting by Alex & Allyson Grey, music by TELESMA and Neil Kurland of SoulMob Productions, and fire performance and bellydancing by Phantomime.
At the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, Alex and Allyson Grey invite you to celebrate the Full Moon with an evening of wisdom and prayer from all faiths. In this inter-denominational ceremony, we embrace the richness of our diverse cultures in music, poetry and shared community.

Please bring a drum or an instrument to co-create joyous rhythms and inspire dancers to ecstatic movement.
Come with an open mind and heart…expect lively dialogue and interactive experiences through art, music, meditation, prayer and rhythm. All are welcome.
This is a family-friendly, drug and alcohol-free event. No camping or pets.
All visitors must leave the grounds before 5am.
Doors open 6:30pm
Ceremony 7:30- 9:30pm,
Drum & Dance 9:30-12midnight
CoSM Art Sanctuary – 46 Deer Hill Rd Wappingers Falls, NY12590
Tickets: $20 online / $30 at door

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TELESMA:VISIONS ~ Visionary Art Series ~ Winter 2009

Greetings Telesma family!

We’re exited to announce our winter “TELESMA:VISION” show schedule!
This series of visionary art collaborations will surely be some of our most exciting performances to experience.
We’re honored to be creating music and art with such amazing beings, we hope to see you there!
Saturday Oct. 31st
Halloween @ The new CoSM Art Sanctuary (Wappingers Falls, NY)
“Deities & Demons Masquerade Ball”.
Featuring live painting by Alex & Allyson Grey
Music by Telesma, Incus, Club d’elf, Psylab
46 Deer Hill Rd Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Friday Nov. 6th
FaerieCon @ Hunt Valley Marriott (Hunt Valley, MD)
“Good Faeries Ball”
Array yourself in your most beautiful faerie finery, don your wings, gather your friends and family and cross the threshold! Once inside, you will find the largest gathering of faerie artists and authors in the world who look forward to meeting you, amazing, magical apparel, beautiful jewelry, mysterious masks, handmade crafts, fashion shows, performers, musicians, storytellers, exhibitions, panel and workshops.
245 Shawan Road Hunt Valley, MD

Saturday Nov. 14th
Lost Symbols @ The Wind Up Space (Baltimore, MD)
“One People, One Planet, Hon! Hidden Meanings of Common Symbols”

Dr. Robert R. Hieronimus will present a slide show and demonstration on the Hidden Meanings of Common Symbols in conjunction with a performance by TELESMA at The Windup Space on 12 W. North Ave. in Baltimore on Saturday, November 14, 2009.

Decoding the reverse of America’s Great Seal as a symbol for the God within and the connection to higher consciousness has been the life work of Hieronimus. (He first contacted the State Department about that mysterious eye and pyramid on the one dollar bill in 1968!) Thanks to the best-selling ability of Dan Brown, tens of millions of readers are now being introduced to Hieronimus’s work in the form of Brown’s new novel, The Lost Symbol. On November 14th, Baltimore music fans and art lovers will hear a personal explanation of how our nation’s most common symbols ultimately point to the same thing: unity, balance, and attaining a state of higher consciousness. Learn how to decipher symbols for yourself. Next door in the large warehouse space there is also the opportunity for attendees to paint their own symbolic artwork.
After his presentation, Dr. Hieronimus and assistants will create symbolic mural to the transformative music of TELESMA
Selections of Hieronimus’s 40 years of symbolic art will be on display at The Windup Space from November 1 through December 31, 2009. Also on display will be selections from the rock and roll celebrity photographs of Stuart Zolotorow. From Brooks Robinson to Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Willie Nelson, Zolotorow has photographed and published some of the legends of popular music and sports. Cultural heroes and mythology are essential to the health of stable society, and Zolotorow’s photos of our contemporary heroes remind us all to aim for the stars and that our purpose in life is to change the world.
Afterward, Neil Kurlander (Soul Mob Productions DJ) will bless the decks till 2am.

A portion of the proceeds to benefit Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc., a nonprofit organization.

Sponsored in part by the Mill Valley Cultural Arts Umbrella, Inc. and Umbrella Radio and Joe Squared Pizza.
More info: 410-356-6216

Saturday Dec. 19th
The 2nd Annual “Visionary Solstice Gathering”
Live Art Event @ SONAR

At 8pm on Saturday, December 19, Baltimore’s 2nd Annual Visionary Solstice Gathering begins!  The show features a special 2 hours of live painting by world renowned visionary artists ALEX GREY and wife ALLYSON GREY to the transformative psychedelic rock music of TELESMA. Fans will be able to see the paintings as they unfold on large projection screens. All three rooms will feature visual performances including live body painting and aerial contortionists complimenting the ultra-violet performance art of ARCHEDREAM FOR HUMANKIND.


SEE I (Featuring members of Thievery Corporation)

More talent TBA…

VIP Tickets

VIP tickets include special admission to Alex Grey’s spoken word performance and artist’s talk on his recently published book Art Psalms, as well as exclusive stage access with bar service during his performance.

Brought to you by & Soul Mob Productions.

407 E. Saratoga St., Baltimore, MD 21202 / phone: 410-783-7888

Tickets: $30 / $50 VIP (includes 7pm early admission to Alex Grey’s spoken word and access to special side stage lounge with bar service during his painting)

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New Album ~ "Hearing Visions: Live"

The new live album is now available! “Hearing Visions: Live” was recorded on Dec 20, 2008 at Sonar in Baltimore, during the “Winter Solstice Visionary Gathering”.  This very special night featured renowned visionary artists Allyson & Alex Grey painting onstage with Telesma during their 2hr set. The album features new songs, improvisations, and songs from our “O(h)M” album. Album art by Jeremy Opio.
Get your copy at shows or it’s available for download here:

TELESMA: Hearing Visions Live

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Telesma DVD "Hearing Visions Live" available now!

Telesma DVD “Hearing Visions Live” available now!
The new TELESMA DVD “Hearing Visions: Live” is available now at all shows and online
The live DVD was filmed at the Solstice Gathering 2008, featuring live painting with Alex & Allyson Grey. We’re blessed to be creating this video collectively with the many talents of Jeremy Opio, Zack Morehouse, Frank Marchand, and Scott Tipton.