performances/readings

Saturday, September 30 at 7 pm

Pancake7 hosts Linesmasher #3 at Honey in Minneapolis

Linesmasher series launches first of six shows September 30 with genre-smashing performances by space-funk constructors Pancake7–joined by DJ Mickey Breeze– emcee/spoken word performance artist Kaoz, and performance artist robert

Hosted by Pancake7, Linesmasher is a performance series dedicated to smashing artistic, cultural, color, gender, and just about any other line you can think of. Expect the unexpected.

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Thursday, September 14 at 7:30 pm

Becca reads new work as part of the Midstream Reading Series

 

 

Thursday, August 10 at 6 pm

Downrange Telemetrics is part of Zeitgeist’s Lowertown Listening Session series performing work developed in collaboration with Zeitgeist!

Join Zeitgeist for a glimpse into the 2017 composer workshop, featuring music by composer participants Dameun Strange, Ted Moore, and Downrange Telemetrics (Becca Barniskis and Nick Jaffe). The Zeitgeist-Composer Workshop, made possible by the Jerome Foundation, is a five-day workshop designed to give emerging composers the opportunity to develop creative ideas and stretch their artistic boundaries in an environment that celebrates exploration and experimentation.

Lowertown Listening Sessions invite curious listeners to enjoy adventurous sounds and insightful conversation with the music-makers of our time. Held at Studio Z, Zeitgeist’s performance space in Lowertown St. Paul, this monthly happy hour series brings guest artists from all genres of new music (jazz, classical, world music, folk, and more) for performances and informal discussion in an after-work setting with food and beverages from Lowertown eateries.

LOWERTOWN LISTENING SESSION
ZEITGEIST-COMPOSER WORKSHOP

Aug. 10, 2017
6 p.m. music, 5:30 p.m. doors open
Studio Z: 275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200, St. Paul
Tickets: $10
http://www.zeitgeistnewmusic.org/0817-lls.html

Saturday, July 29, 2017 Phasic Research Group – A Division of Downrange Telemetrics plays at Brly’s Den in Olivia, MN

Along with Sapiosexual Moodlight, The RI, and special 80’s New Wave and Punk covers set from The RI to close out the evening!

211 N 9th St, Olivia, MN 56277

Imagine a passenger train one thousand cars long bearing down on you at speed. In the first car: Dan Fogelberg at 300 decibels. The second: Tim Weisberg at 300 decibels pitch-shifted down two octaves. In the third: Fogelberg. Fourth car: Weisberg pitch-shifted down three octaves. And so it goes for a thousand cars. Downrange Telemetrics Phasic Research Group is here. Featuring the efforts of Nick Jaffe, Becca Barniskis, Soul Reflect, Matthew Keseley, and Shea Drenkow.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 Downrange Telemetrics performs as part of the Eden Prairie Library’s How-To Festival 2-3 pm.

Drop by the library for an interactive, highly entertaining performance. All ages. FREE!

Saturday, May 20 at 2 PM
Eden Prairie Library
565 Prairie Center Dr.
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Monday, April 17, 2017 Downrange Telemetrics performs as part of the New Ruckus Composer Nights. 7-9 pm.

Do you like dogs? What about space or church or guns? A little something for everyone at our next Downrange Telemetrics performance at the New Ruckus. We’ll be performing a selection from our new piece “Space Dog Gun Dog Church Dog.” FREE and also interesting.

Monday, April 17 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Studio Z
275 4th St. East, Ste. 200
St Paul, MN 55101

Saturday, March 4, 2017 Pancake7 at the Hook & Ladder 6-8 pm – FREEE!!

Help celebrate Paula Cisewski’s double book launch!

Saturday, February 25, 2017 Downrange Telemetrics performs as part of the Punk-Ass Classical series.

7:30 pm  *  1322 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105-2607

image by Katharine Linnea

 

Saturday, January 21, 2017 Downrange Telemetrics at the Red Panda booth at NAMM in Annaheim, CA (performances at 2 pm & 4 pm)

Thursday, January 19, 2017 Downrange Telemetrics at The Redwood in Los Angeles, CA

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Pancake7 at Reverie Cafe + Bar in Minneapolis (with The RI, CABS, Black Sam Malone)

Sunday, November 13, 2016 Pancake7 LIVE on the air at KFAI (90.3 FM or 106.7) or stream at http://www.kfai.org/

Saturday, November 5, 2016 Pancake7 at the Hex in Minneapolis

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Pancake7 at Reverie Cafe + Bar in Minneapolis

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Downrange Telemetrics as part of the New Ruckus Composer Nights, 7 pm at Zeitgeist Studios in Saint Paul’s Lowertown.

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Driftwood Char Bar

Pancake 7, X Slave & Ringout! bringing their live musical stylings to South MPLS for an evening of awesomeness. $5.00 COVER

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Downrange Telemetrics with the Halley Devestern Band at Bedlam   Thursday, August 25, 2016 – 9 pm

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Pancake 7 & Downrange Telemetrics with X Slave and the Halley Devestern Band at    Amsterdam Bar   Tuesday, August 23, 2016 – 9 pm

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Linesmasher #2 at Reverie   Sunday, August 21, 2016 – 9 pm

Don’t Stay in Your Lane

Linesmasher#2, an evening of music and poetry that defies description. 1, 5 or 10 dollardonation (pay what you can) Hosted by futurefunk adventurists Pancake7. Featuring performances by MC Katana Da Don, poet Sharon Chmielarz, and wearable art by Tamiko French of Soulspeak Expressions. Open mic for all singers, MC’s, poets and musicians. A collection will be taken up for the Justice for Philando Castile Fund.

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Benefit show for the Justice for Philando Castile Fund at Acadia Cafe   Friday, July 29, 2016

featuring Pancake7, X Slave, Katana Da Don, and Clint Niosi

music starts at 9 pm

An eclectic bill of funkrock, hip hop, rock and heavy folk, united to raise funds for the Justice for Philando Castile Fund started by Philando’s family. $5 suggested donation–all proceeds to be donated to the fund.
Parking validation for lot behind the venue. Acadia: 329 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454

 

Friday, June 10, 2016    New Sh!t Show Minneapolis

Downrange Telemetrics performs

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all new work!

Featuring also:
Bernard Ferguson
Robert Martin
Thadra Sheridan

and open mic participants (it could be you!)

Hosted by New Sh!t Show Minneapolis producer Lewis Mundt
Doors and sign-up at 7:30
Show at 8:00
$5-$10 sliding fee scale

June 6, 2016  Becca Barniskis at First Mondays@Troubadour

with Julie Strand and Nick Jaffe

We’ll be performing singly and together in collaboration with Nick Jaffe. Open mic. Hosted by David Bayliss.   Troubadour Wine Bar in Minneapolis

May 8, 2016 Pancake7 performance at Reverie Cafe+Bar

Line Smasher #1

A performance series dedicated to smashing genre, medium, color and culture lines. Hosted by future-funk adventurists Pancake7. Featured Guests: Music by Dead People Particles. Poetry by IBé. Open mic for all musicians, singers, poets, emcees, dancers and comics. Cover: $1-$5-$10 … Pay what you can!    Reverie Cafe + Bar in Minneapolis

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February 18, 2016 Pancake7 performance at the Amsterdam

Pancake7 is appearing live with Ringout! and Words for Penga at the Amsterdam in Saint Paul on Thursday, Feb. 18–FREE! 21+.

The perfect eclectic Thursday evening: a killer bill featuring Pancake7’s increasingly unpredictable future funk; Ringout!’s big jangling rocktasms, and epic prog-itation from Words for Penga.

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January 2016 performance in New York City – cancelled due to Winter Storm Jonas….

Downrange Telemetrics is appearing live with Zen Anton on Saturday, January 23 at The Rock Shop in Brooklyn. Come see us! Tickets.

November 2015 performances!

Downrange Telemetrics will be performing with Sharon Chmielarz on Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Jamestown Art Center in Jamestown, ND. Show starts at 7 pm. We’ll be showcasing poems and photos from Sharon’s book, Visibility Ten Miles: A Prairie Memoir in Photography and Poetry.

November 13 Downrange Telemetrics is performing a house concert in Jamestown.

November 16, 7 pm, Becca Barniskis will be reading and performing new poems at Fair State Brewing Coop in NE Minneapolis as part of the Poets & Pints series. She’ll be collaborating and presenting work with poet Julie Strand and musician Nick Jaffe. Lisa Marie Brimmer will also be sharing her work that night.

Friday, November 20 Downrange Telemetrics heads to Milwaukee, WI for a Burdock event at Nick’s House. Show starts at 7 pm, $5 cover. Keith Gaustad and pipblank also perform!

Saturday, November 21 Downrange Telemetrics is performing as part of the BONK! performance series in Racine, WI. Ralph Hamilton and Philip Metres will also be on hand to present their poetry. 6 pm at the Divino Gelato, 245 Main St.

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Downrange Telemetrics 2015 Northern Tour: Fergus Falls, MN on August 4 appearing at The Spot; August 8 appearing at The Red Herring in Duluth, MN.

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DT After Dark Poster final

 

 

 

 

 

DT After Dark: A Live Television Experience
With your hosts Downrange Telemetrics
Becca Barniskis-Vocals; Anthony Cox- Bass/vocals; Martin Dosh-Drums; nick Jaffe – Guitar; Lori Brink- Visuals

Live In-Studio Performance on MTN Television, Friday, July 24th 7-8pm

Music, words, light, shadow, conversation, interrogation, and drinking
Entiredly unpredictable events guaranteed
FREE! FREE! FREE!
ARRIVE EARLY as space is limited

Doors at 6pm
LIVE Broadcast at 7pm
After Party 8-10pm

watch on cable channel 17 or stream at http://mtn.org/webstream17

l to r: Martin Dosh, Nick Jaffe, Becca Barniskis, Anthony Cox at the Amsterdam, May 14, 2015

l to r: Martin Dosh, Nick Jaffe, Becca Barniskis, Anthony Cox at the Amsterdam, May 14, 2015

I’ll be performing LIVE on May 14, 2015 at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall in St. Paul. FREE. Come see what happens when a poet crashes into musicians.

Downrange Telemetrics, Pancake7, Buddakao at the Amsterdam on May 14!

Downrange Telemetrics, Pancake7, Buddakao at the Amsterdam on May 14!

Downrange Telemetrics featuring Anthony Cox and Martin Dosh will be starting things off at 8 pm on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the Amsterdam Bar in St. Paul. Followed by Pancake7 and Buddakao. A full of night of music/words/fearlessness. FREE! Bring your friends.

 

 

Next show for Downrange Telemetrics is Thursday, December 4 at 7 pm at JoyFace Poetry & Arts Collective in NE Minneapolis. Join us! Free event!

And Becca reads new poems just herself all regular on Friday, December 12 at 7:30 pm at Banfill-Locke.

KFAI radio appearance October 21, 2014:

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New work by Downrange Telemetrics (me and Nick Jaffe and most recently, Anthony Cox):

 

 

 

I’ll be reading at Maeve’s Cafe on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm as part of the Maeve’s Sessions curated by Matt Mauch and Paula Cisewski

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photo by Nick Jaffe

photo by Nick Jaffe

Banfill-Locke 2014 Reading Series: The Dirty Hands series: writing that gets under your fingernails

I have had the great pleasure of curating the 2014 literary series at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts. Thank you to each and every writer and audience member who came and shared your words and ideas.–Becca

The Dirty Hands reading series featured writers whose work addressed the world with immediacy and sharp edges. We discovered new voices as well as new writing from familiar writers and new ways of reading and presenting poetry, prose, and ideas. These were interactive events; series curator Becca Barniskis invited audience response and facilitated a lively exchange between writers and readers.

Audio archive of past readings here.

Last Dirty Hands reading November 14 Jim Moore and Patricia Weaver Francisco

Audience at Banfill-Locke--always attentive and full of interesting ideas.

Audience at Banfill-Locke–always attentive and full of interesting ideas.

Jim Moore reads from his new and selected poems: "Underground"

Jim Moore reads from his new and selected poems: “Underground”

Gretchen Marquette, Mark, Jim Moore

Gretchen Marquette, Mark, Jim Moore

Pat Francisco reading from her essay about Paul Cezanne. And other things.

Pat Francisco reading from her essay about Paul Cezanne. And other things.

Images of Cezanne's work populated Pat's reading.

Images of Cezanne’s work populated Pat’s reading.

Jim Moore

Jim Moore

Patricia Weaver Francisco.

Patricia Weaver Francisco.

Becca Barniskis, series curator.

Becca Barniskis, series curator.

Becca facilitating audience discussion.

Becca facilitating audience discussion.

Jim Moore

Jim Moore

Pat Francisco responds to audience comments.

Pat Francisco responds to audience comments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 10 Matt Burgess and Miss Terri Ford

Matt Burgess reading from his forthcoming novel "Uncle Janice."

Matt Burgess reading from his forthcoming novel “Uncle Janice.”

Post-reading discussion

Post-reading discussion

Discussing things with the audience.

Discussing things with the audience.

Miss Terri Ford

Miss Terri Ford

Poet Terri Ford

Poet Terri Ford

Novelist Matt Burgess

Novelist Matt Burgess

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 14 Patricia Barone and Faith Sullivan as part of the Art at Rice Creek Festival

 

 

August 8  Gwen Westerman and Glenn Wasicuna

Gwen Westerman talking to a smart posse of audience members after her reading.

Gwen Westerman talking to a smart posse of audience members after her reading.

Gwen Westerman and Glenn Wasicuna--THE literary couple of the moment.

Gwen Westerman and Glenn Wasicuna–THE literary couple of the moment.

Audience member Nick Jaffe chatting with Glenn after the reading.

Audience member Nick Jaffe chatting with Glenn after the reading.

Gwen Westerman reading from her book of poems, "Follow the Blackbirds."

Gwen Westerman reading from her book of poems, “Follow the Blackbirds.”

Dirty Hands series curator, Becca Barniskis and poet and artist, Gwen Westerman

Dirty Hands series curator, Becca Barniskis and poet and artist, Gwen Westerman

Writer and Dakota language scholar and teacher, Glenn Wasicuna reading his stories.

Writer and Dakota language scholar and teacher, Glenn Wasicuna reading his stories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 11  Max Ross and Katrina Vandenberg

Max Ross reads from his novel-in-progress.

Max Ross reads from his novel-in-progress.

Katrina Vandenberg reads new poems.

Katrina Vandenberg reads new poems.

Katrina Vandenberg responds to audience members in the post-reading discussion.

Katrina Vandenberg responds to audience members in the post-reading discussion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 9: Andrea Jenkins & Patricia Zontelli

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Andrea Jenkins

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April 11: Kathryn Savage & Anna Meek!

Anna Meek gesturing towards the Pediculina Louse (On Human Hair).

Anna Meek gesturing towards the Pediculina Louse (On Human Hair).

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March 14th: Kathleen Jesme & Swati Avasthi

Novelist Swati Avasthi reads from her latest novel, "Chasing Shadows," a hybrid of text and graphic art.

Novelist Swati Avasthi reads from her latest novel, “Chasing Shadows,” a hybrid of text and graphic art.

Poet Kathleen Jesme read from her latest book, "Albedo."

Poet Kathleen Jesme read from her latest book, “Albedo.”

Audience members Mary Jo Thompson (left) and Susan Steger Welsh (right).

Audience members Mary Jo Thompson (left) and Susan Steger Welsh (right).

The Dirty Hands reading series always features delicious snacks and nice things to drink.

The Dirty Hands reading series always features delicious snacks and nice things to drink.

Standing around talking about Literary Topics.

Standing around talking about Literary Topics.

The Muses as a Triptych

The Muses as a Triptych

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 14th – Valentine extravaganza featuring Mary Jo Thompson &  Jim Cihlar & William Reichard

Jim Cihlar

Jim Cihlar

Bill Reichard

Bill Reichard

Mary Jo Thompson

Mary Jo Thompson

Audience member making his own poem after the reading.

Audience member making his own poem after the reading.

Audience member sharing her work!

Audience member sharing her work!

One of the poems created that evening

One of the poems created that evening

And another completely different one!

And another completely different one!

Lots of attendees ended up sharing their poems at the end of the evening.

Lots of attendees ended up sharing their poems at the end of the evening.

January 10th: Susan Steger Welsh & Rachel Moritz

Susan Steger Welsh talks to an audience member after her stellar reading.

Susan Steger Welsh talks to an audience member after her stellar reading.

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Rachel Moritz reads from her poetry on January 10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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