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.
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...
Dec 15, 2017
Oakland MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA 1000 Oak Street
ANNUAL MUSIC FOR PEOPLE & THINGAMAJIGS FUNDRAISER
Thingamajigs has shared 20 years of musical discoveries with artists, musicians, partners, teachers, volunteers and generous supporters. Now, we invite you to help us grow and go beyond!
Nov 2017 - Jan 2018
DOORWAYS : TPG WITH RAE DIAMOND
Thingamajigs Performance Group convenes with Rae Diamond, founder of the Long Tone Choir, to perform small scores and structured improvisations. The work traverses shared territories and provides doorways into each artist’s practice.
Dec 10, 2017 | 4PM - 6PM
CENTER FOR NEW MUSIC 55, TAYLOR Street SAN FRANCISCO CA
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...”