what's between the two keys on a piano?
Wonder leads to explorations, and eventual discoveries. Thingamajigs is a community of such explorers who work with found materials and alternate tuning systems to discover new sounds, and to make new music.
20TH ANNUAL MUSIC FOR PEOPLE & THINGAMAJIGS FESTIVAL
Celebrate music made with found objects and based on alternate tuning systems, in a cross-cultural mix of concerts and performances. read more...
Dec 15, 2017
Oakland MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA 1000 Oak Street
WITHIN A DAY
Thingamajigs Performance Group collaborates with Alex Boyd in October, and with Lisa Mezzacappa next month, for a day-long musical work that blurs the divisions between the role of a composer and a performer.
Nov 27, 2017 | 8AM - 10PM
THE MILK BAR richmond, CA
TPG WITH RAE DIAMOND
Thingamajigs Performance Group collaborates with Rae Diamond - the founder of Long Tone Choir. The show will have Dylan Bolles on flutes, whistles and voice; Keith Evans on sonified, performative projection, Suki O'Kane on percussion and electronics, Edward Schocker on glass and reeds, and Rae Diamond on embodied voice.
Dec 10, 2017 | 4PM - 6PM
CENTER FOR NEW MUSIC 55, TAYLOR Street SAN FRANCISCO CA
Your spirit is our strength
Friends in Explorations
Towards free music
“Alas, the instruments are all tuned to twelve tone equal temperament. Except now that's not true anymore. There're some that can do other tunings, and that you can adjust, and things like that, which is wonderful. I'm used to—in my students—listening to computer scores, and to keyboard scores electronically, and I don't blame them, you know. They don't have access to a symphony orchestra. So,they're only hearing part of their music, because the compression is such, that you don't hear a sustained cello or things like that. But nonetheless, I don't object, because it seems to me, that's the best thing for them to do if they are not going to take up, for example, a whole other kind of music...”