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Thomas Carnacki

Thomas Carnacki Release 4/2/2021

CD purchase and Digital download available on bandcamp:

The Thomas Carnacki version of a double-live album. This release brings together two (relatively) early live performances of note, both in Oakland, California: a somewhat anarchic tilt-a-whirl performance at the Illuminated Corridor in 2008, and an atmospheric, spectre-tinged one, done in collaboration with stalwart projectionist/videographer Jerry Smith, at Liminal Space in 2012.

Both shows are notable for their own individual reasons. “Borman Seven” marked the first time Sheila Bosco, later to become a regular contributor, ever joined in on a Carnacki performance, and features rare appearances (well, rare in the Carnacki sphere) from Matt Waldron (irr. app. (ext.)), Marielle Jakobsons (Saariselka, Date Palms, Myrmyr) and Agnes Szelag (Myrmyr). The evening at Liminal included a set by the duo Vulcanus 68, and it was this evening that seeded the idea that eventually became the Carnacki/Vulcanus split lp.

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


Show tonight at the Turquoise Yantra Grotto!

8pm, $10-20 donation

The Turquoise Yantra Grotto
32 Turquoise Way
San Francisco, CA

Ben Bennet, Bad Jazz, Thomas Carnacki, and Pet the Tiger
An evening of improvised music from Ben Bennet, Bad Jazz (Bryan Day, Tania Chen, and Ben Solomon), Thomas Carnacki (Gregory Scharpen, Sheila Bosco and Cheryl Leonard), and Pet the Tiger (David Samas, Amanda Chaudhary, and Cheryl Leonard, with butoh dancer Marvin Baker).

Thomas Carnacki, Berkeley Arts Festival Space, July 2014

video edit by Greg Scharpen

Thomas Carnacki Musicians: Jim Kaiser, Cheryl Leonard, Gregory Hagen, Greg Scharpen and Sheila Bosco
Video by Jerry Smith

EM#1: review by John Scharpen

Here is a review and some clips from the 8/23/14 Experimental Musicking #1 from John Scharpen’s Blog “kNOw Deposit, kNOw Return”  It is always great to see John around at all the shows; much thanks to his insights and support and jolly nature! What a fun night, next one Dec 13th!
Cloud Shepherd at EM1

This Wednsday: Grale and Thomas Carnacki at Berkeley Arts Festival !

Berkeley Arts Festival
Grale, and Thomas Carnacki
8pm to 10pm
2133 University Avenue, Berkeley
between Shattuck & Oxford


8 pm Grale
Bruce Anderson – guitar
Gregory Hagan – voice, strings, electronics
Dale Sophiea – samples and narrative flow
Nico Sophiea – percussion, electronics

Jerry Smith will provide the video and Lorin Murphy the film.

9 pm
Thomas Carnacki’s live performances are the product of a many-headed organism, although the number of heads has fluctuated variously from one to seven over the course of the years. Emphasizing subtle textures, tones, and frequently venturing into markedly sinister territory, Thomas Carnacki serves as a hub for a subset of Bay Area musicians who have been classified as the Miserablists. Instrumentation can range from violas to candlesticks to bicycle wheels to house plants. We guarantee nothing.

Sheila Bosco
Jesse Burson
Gregory Hagan
Jim Kaiser
Cheryl E. Leonard
Gregory Scharpen

!!! KFJC Drone Festival !!! Tonight!

Fri, May 31, 1-2am
Thomas Canarcki for the KFJC Drone Festival
Tune in to the tune out:
live streaming link:
Live video:

Thomas Carnacki @ Luggage Store Gallery, SF

8pm: MoreGuitar – Michael Knowlton/David Michalak
9pm: Thomas Carnacki
6-10$ sliding scale
Hope to see you!!
Luggage Store Gallery@ 6th and Market Street, Downtown San Francisco

Thomas Carnacki Record Release Party this Friday 8pm!

Thomas Carnacki/Vulcanus 68 will be performing a record release show at the Temescal Arts Center in Oakland!

Thomas Carnacki line up will include Jesse Burson, Gregory Hagan, Jim Kaiser, Cheryl E. Leonard, Sheila Bosco and Gregory Scharpen.
Please stop by for this special evening and check out the newly pressed record with the delightfully-disturbing artwork from Matt Waldron (above).
Opening for us will be Lake Millions – hope to see you!

Friday, January 31, 2014 at 8pm
Thomas Carnacki / Vulcanus 68 Record Release
Temescal Arts Center
511 48th Street, Oakland
$5-$10 sliding scale

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