BOSS WITCH PRODUCTIONS IS AN ARTISTIC PRODUCTION COMPANY FOCUSED ON THE INTERSECTION OF EXPERIMENTAL SOUND ART, RITUAL PERFORMANCE, VIDEO ART, AND TRANSMEDIA COLLABORATION WITHIN NATURAL LANDSCAPES.
It was founded in 2020 by Carmina Escobar, Madeline Falcone, and Madison Heying to establish a sustainable, artist-driven infrastructure for the creation of experimental, site-specific work. We seek to reimagine our relationship to the world around us while leaving a minimal human footprint.
Our work is driven by deep engagement with place, community, history, collaboration, craft, and imagination. We seek to lurk in nature, searching for playfulness in freedom, finding agency and power on our own terms.
Carmina Escobar is an extreme vocalist, improviser, sound and intermedia artist from Mexico City currently based in LA. Escobar investigates and expresses emotions, politics, states of alienation, and the possibilities of interpersonal connection through voice performances, installations, and video pieces that seeks to challenge our understandings of musicality, gender, queerness, race, the spoken word, and the foundations of human communication. She has presented her work in Mexico, Cuba, Europe, USA, and Canada in festivals and venues such as PST:LA/LA, Fabrica de Arte (HVN), CTM Festival (BRL), RedCat, The Broad, The Kitchen, among many others. Escobar has been an artist in residence in Montalvo, STEIM, Binaural Portugal, OMI, Electroacoustic Music Studio in Krakow, Fonoteca NacionalMX, Indexical, The MacDowell Residency, and in late September of this year at the BEMIS Center in Nebraska. Carmina has received three Endowment Of The Arts in Mexico, the USArtist International Award with the project Estamos Ensemble, Master Scholarship of NALAC, the 2020 FCA Artist award in Music/Sound, and the NPN 2020 Creation Fund Artists with the project SHAMANA DE CABARET. She is co-founder of LIMINAR ensemble; HOWL SPACE radical/experimental pedagogical voicehub, and BOSS WITCH PROJECTS, an artistic production company focused on the interconnection of experimental scenic works, sound/video art, interdisciplinary/intermedia works within natural landscapes, launching on 2021 with scenic piece BAJO LA SOMBRA DEL SOL, and VOX CLAMANTIS a trilogy of vocal recordings with Ron Athey, all produced in various ecosystems of California. Currently she is a faculty member of the VoiceArt program at CalArts.
Madeline Falcone (they/them) is a violinist, violist, educator, and producer interested in the cultivation of collaborative artistic community and the performance of all kinds of music.
Recently featured as a soloist on acoustic and electric violin for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation’s Rising Artists series, Madeline is active in Los Angeles and New Orleans and is a co-director of the LA-based Isaura String Quartet.
As a proponent of experimental and contemporary music, they have collaborated with artists in the US and Europe including Monday Evening Concerts, Sarah Hennies, David T. Little, Gloria Coates, Marc Sabat, Veronika Krausas, and Jherek Bischoff.
Madeline can be heard on recordings for film and television, and has performed and recorded with artists including The Eagles, The Temptations, Ariana Grande, Michael Bublé, Angel Osen, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Deltron 3030, and more.
As a producer, Madeline has recently collaborated with The Broad Museum (Gifts of the Spirit with Ron Athey and Sean Griffin), REDCAT (LSD: The Opera with Anne LeBaron and Grammy Award-winning ensemble PARTCH), and the Ojai Music Festival (Santa Paula Street Party Jam Session with Peter Sellars).
Madeline is a faculty member of the the Music Technology: Interaction, Intelligence and Design and Digital Arts programs at California Institute of the Arts. They have appeared as a violin instructor, guest lecturer, and clinician with organizations including Universität der Künste Berlin, Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras, and the American Composers’ Forum.
Madison Heying, PhD is a music historian, lecturer, and arts administrator based in Santa Cruz, California. Her scholarly research focuses on experimental electronic and computer music, and centers on the work of women and gender non-conforming people, as well as and the role of music technology in community formation. Heying’s 2019 dissertation is a study of Carla Scaletti, the Kyma system, and the Kyma user community.
Heying is also a co-founder and former Audience Development Director at Indexical, a nonprofit dedicated to experimentation in music. At Indexical, Heying co-curated and produced new works, concerts, talks, and workshops by artists including Zachary James Watkins, Carmina Escobar, Micaela Tobin (AKA White Boy Scream), Amirtha Kidambi’s Elder Ones, Laura Steenberge, Object Collection, Sarah Hennies, Happy Valley Band, Carolyn Chen, Ghost Ensemble, Jack Quartet, Asha Tamirisa, Casey Anderson, and Blectom from Blechdom.