Thingamajigs is proud to announce Aeolian Day 2019 - a free community festival where artists, musicians, designers, engineers, school partners, children, and families come together to celebrate the sound of the wind in this festival of wind-powered instruments. Artists are invited to submit proposals for sound sculptures.

WHO IS THINGAMAJIGS? Thingamajigs is a genre-crossing arts organization that promotes music and other art forms created with made and found materials or alternate tuning systems. Our mission is to develop and nurture the exploration of alternate materials and methods of creating sound, and promote collaborative efforts between artists and local communities. With open workshops, performances and a robust education program, we welcome audiences/participants of all ages and backgrounds to join in the tradition of Bay Area visionaries such as Harry Partch, Lou Harrison, and John Cage.


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Live Cinema :: TPG + vIDEO SaVANT / Duo b

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
8:00 pm

A two-part evening of visual and sonic experiments and environments, featuring Thingamajigs Performance Group, and viDEO sAVant (Charles Woodman + duo B.). Both ensembles explore the intersection of improvised music with live video performance, and will transform the Center for New Music into an immersive sensory environment.


Mutual Air Kickoff and Listening Party

Sunday, September 30, 2018
4:00 pm

In launch of Rosten Woo’s Mutual Air Project, Thingamajigs’ director, Edward Schocker, will give a demonstration about air, breath and sound. Part talk and part performance, Edward will be accompanied by a 275 year old Japanese musical instrument call Sho. Thingamajigs partners with The Exploratorium and Oakland Museum of California on this informative event about art and climate change. 

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Thingamajigs/Camp 510 at
East Bay Mini Maker Faire

Sunday, October 21, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join Thingamajigs and Camp510 at this year’s East Bay Mini Maker Faire, held at the beautiful Park Day School campus. Come play some handmade instruments in this terrific festival that celebrates local makers and hands-on projects.

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