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.
Oct 1 | Oct 8 | Oct 16, 2016
Continuum - Weekend 1 Featuring Long Tone Choir & InkBoat
14-hour durational performance and exhibition of large-scale multimedia works, based on 1000 poems written by Stephen Ratcliffe. read more...
Alt-tuned Rock - Weekend 2
Head to Berkeley for a night of loud, provocative rock. Psychedelia in alternate tuning is the experience you look out for this weekend. read more...
Play Hear [Market Street Prototyping Festival] - Weekend 2
Collaborate musically with friends and strangers in an invented, hands-on orchestra space on Market Street corridor.
Tribute to Lou Harrison - Weekend 3
Meet the legendary percussionist William Winant, as he performs a piece inspired by the work of Lou Harrison, and kicks off a year-long celebration of the great composer's centennial birth anniversary. read more...
October 1, 2016
Sunrise to Sunset
Mare Island Preserve 1595 Railroad Ave Vallejo, CA
October 8, 2016
2133 UNIVERSITY AVE
October 6-8, 2016
12pm & 5pm
MARKET STREET CORRIDOR SAN FRANCISCO, CA
October 16, 2016
Sole Space 1714 Telegraph Ave Oakland, 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...”