Haunted Toast

arts and media collective


Sheila Bosco

Edited video from “The Hyena Debutante Comes Out!” May 5, 2017 show at Adobe Records!

This is a shortened video that was used as part of The Hyena Debutante Comes Out! live theater performance. The video is brainchild of Elizabeth Costello (dancing, talking, paper mache and pickled onion) and Sheila Bosco (dancing, talking, video, music).


LIVE THEATER: The Hyena Debutante Comes Out!
Adobe Books, Mission, San Francisco
Sunday, April 30, 2017
7:00pm 10:00pm

The Hyena Debutante Comes Out is an interactive ritual musical theatre experience honoring the centennial of Leonora Carrington’s birth.

The poles unfold and time collapses into a cauldron of wild, steaming, snorting wonder as a cackling, fluttering herd of beasts arises to celebrate the feminine glory of our beloved Ancestress, Leonora Carrington.

Leonora Carrington (1917-2011) was hailed as an important Surrealist, though she rejected that label herself and did whatever she damn well pleased. She painted, wrote, sculpted, and produced theatre pieces exploring the themes of alchemy, spiritualism, mythology, and nature—with astonishing delicacy, profound attention to detail, and a wicked grin. During her life she was banished from her aristocratic family in England, fled to Southern France with Max Ernst, escaped torture and madness in Spain, and then found a final home and family in Mexico City. Throughout her days, Leonora startled, enchanted, and illuminated all in her path.

Participants: Alice Cohen, Christine Shields, Gabrielle Ekedal, Jaina Bee,
Jennyb the Shady Lady, Linda Goldie Hagood, Liz Costello, Sasha Petrenko, Sheila Bosco

Please arrive by 7:30 to witness the invocation.…

This Thursday 12/29 OutSound Presents:



Thursday, December 29th, 2016
doors 7pm
Luggage Store Creative Music Series

(so sorry, it is not handicap accessible)
1007 Market Street
San Francisco
(BART to Civic Center)

8pm: Toaster (Todd Elliott – guitar/electronics)
9pm: Sheila Bosco (electronics), Matt Davignon (electronics) and Suki O’Kane (percussion)



A look back – Cheryl E. Leonard w/Sheila Bosco, Jesse Burson, and Kristina Dutton @ Call and Response Nov 2014

Cheryl E. Leonard presents Antarctica: Music from the Ice, followed by a Q&A and then a musical response by Leonard, Sheila Bosco, Jesse Burson, and Kristina Dutton as part of the Call and Response series held at The Emerald Tablet on Tuesday, November 18th 2014.

New Release – Cloud Shepherd “Cloud Forest”!

I am really honored to be on the new Cloud Shepherd release, recorded live at the Berkeley Arts Center:

Cover Art: Mark Pino
Recorded for the Berkeley Arts Center Festival: ALL TOMORROWS AFTER-PARTIES 2
released July 16, 2015

Andrew Joron: theremin.
Brian Lucas: bass and electronics.
Joseph Noble: flute, alto flute, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone.
Mark Pino: drums and cloud kit percussion.
Sheila Bosco: electronics, voice, harmonica, keyboards.

“RAW SHACK” at the de Young Museum Friday, June 19th at 7-8pm

Raw Shack (Musical Game Piece) 7–8 pm

de Young Museum
Kimball Education Gallery
Golden Gate Park | 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco

“Musicians including Bill Wolter, Ayla Xander Dozier, Shireen Amini, Gregory Hagan, Tina Fagnani, and Sheila Bosco perform Feeney’s fast-paced and fun improvisational game piece, Raw Shack. Musicians have to quickly interpret written instructions on cue cards.

During his residency, Shawn Feeney will create Musical Anatomy comprising works that explore how music connects bodies, instruments, and musicians. While he will primarily work on drawings and sculptures, reference photos, videos, and music will be incorporated into the space to provide visitors with additional ways to explore musical subjects. A custom musical guide to the de Young will be available, highlighting works in the museum collections that involve music and sound. There will also be opportunities for music-making.”

Shireen Amini: guitar, melodica
Sheila Bosco: keyboard
Fountainetta Coleman: percussion
Ayla Xander Dozier: vocals
Tina Fagnani: drums
Altay Guvench: bass guitar
Gregory Hagan: viola
Scott Roy: accordion
Bill Wolter: guitar
Shawn Feeney: card prompter

All tomorrow’s After-Parties (3-days)! Friday – Sunday, May 22nd-24th, 2015 – starting 7pm


Perfect Memorial day weekend STAY-CATION…. with Music Projects all day long and wildcard Improvisation Sets drawn from the best and most creative players in the bay area…And, each evening is Synesthete Potluck, these special evenings involve live music with video, choreography, and/or performance art. And best of all, all proceeds benefit the Homeless Action Center.

87 Artists x 39 Projects x 3 Days…

Please see the link below for updated show calendar, but note these Haunted Toast Artists: Saturday, May 23rd
2:30pm: Cloud Shepherd
Sunday May 24th
1:00pm: Alien Planet
3:00pm: zBug

@Berkeley Arts, 2133 University Ave, Berkeley, CA (Downtown Berkeley BART)

Thursday, May 7, 2015 8pm – Outsound’s “Puppy surprise improv night” #2


Luggage Store Gallery
@998 Market Street (Corner of Market & Taylor), San Francisco, CA
$6-$10 sliding scale

Bring an instrument for some group improv! Instrumentalists will have their names drawn from a puppy surprise into quartets and quintets for short (7 minute) sets. Some musicians that will be there include:

Matt Davignon  ( electronics / ringleader / MC )
Jorge Bachmann (electronics)
Sheila Bosco  ( percussion / keyboards )
Ferrara Brain Pan  ( sax )
Philip Everett  ( autoharp )
Joe Lasqo  ( MSP Laptop / Synth / Objects )
Joshua Marshall  ( sax )
Collette McCaslin  ( trumpet )
David Michalak (lap steel / skatchboxes)
Mark Pino  ( percussion )
Eli Wallace (keyboard)
Bob Marsh (instrument)
Rent Romus (winds | saxes | electronics | toys | joik)

…and whoever else shows up!

This Friday night 4/17/15: show at the Berkeley Arts Festival


Grale / French Radio / Lazyboy / Thomas Carnacki / Sheila Bosco and Mark Pino /Jerry Smith /Lorin Murphy
Live improvisations by Grale (Gregory Hagan), French Radio (Bruce Andersen, AC Way, Jim Kaiser), Lazyboy, and Thomas Carnacki (Jesse Burson, Sheila Bosco, Gregory Hagan, Cheryl Leonard, and Gregory Scharpen), plus projected images by Lorin Murphy and Jerry Smith.

FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015
Berkeley Arts
2133 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA

7:30pm doors, 8pm show, $5-10


SF Examiner review of our show last night!

Last night Stephen Smoliar from the SF Examiner came to our duo electronics performance for the Luggage Store Creative Music Series curated by  He wrote a review of the show and we would like to thank him for taking the time to come out to see us and all his insights on the show!

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