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.
EAST BAY MINI MAKER FAIRE 2017
Come, explore unique sounds, learn how music and instruments are made from found objects, and make some artful music of your own. read more..
OCT 22, 2017 | 10AM - 5PM
Park Day School 360 42nd Street Oakland CA
Studio One Art Center 365 45th Street, Oakland CA
WITHIN A DAY
Thingamajigs Performance Group collaborates with Alex Boyd in October, and with Lisa Mezzacappa next month, for a day-long musical work that blurs the divisions between the role of a composer and a performer.
Oct 29, 2017 | 8AM - 10PM
THE MILK BAR richmond, CA
20TH ANNUAL MUSIC FOR PEOPLE & THINGAMAJIGS FESTIVAL
Celebrate music made with found objects and based on alternate tuning systems, in a cross-cultural mix of concerts and performances. read more...
December 15, 2017
Oakland MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA 1000 Oak Street
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...”