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.
Harrison 100 / Thingamajigs 20
The first year-long celebration dedicated to the legendary composer's centennial, and to mark the organization's twentieth anniversary. read more...
Thingamadults - Kinetic Sculpture Workshop
The first workshop of its kind with bricoleur Sudhu Tewari - these power-packed sessions will arm you with skills, techniques and inspiration to build your own
musical instruments or kinetic art projects. read more...
April 29 & April 30 2017
THIngamajigs studio 2253 poplar StREET OAKLAND, CA
Teaching Artists will be in various schools to help children experiment with sounds and found objects.
Details - COMING SOON!
January - March 2017
school venues - TBD
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...”