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.
Live Cinema at Berkeley Arts
Enjoy a two-part, multi-room evening of visual and sonic experiments and environments, featuring local heroes and esteemed guests.
Friday, July 22 2016 Berkeley Arts Festival
2133 University Avenue
Pacific Exchange 2016 Featuring Pacific Rim artists Phil Dadson (New Zealand) and Soo-yeon Lyuh (Korea)
Celebrate diversity and commonality of sounds & cultures over the pacific rim in this cross-cultural artist exchange program.
Wednesday, August 17
2840 Mariposa Street
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...”