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.
Celebrate the sound of the wind next to the bay, with small to large installations created by artists, makers, children, scientists and designers.
Sunday, May 15
Jack London Square
Thingamakids! Summer Camp
Let the kids hunt for and play with sounds, in the day-long workshops led by expert Teaching Artists.
June 20 - August 12 2016
North Oakland Community Charter School
1000, 42nd Street, Oakland
Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival
Soak in new music for days, during the 19th annual celebration of invented instruments and alternate tuning systems.
Center for New Music
55 Taylor Street, San Francisco
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...”