thingamajigs - a nonprofit performing and arts education organization

music and art created with made / found materials and alternate tuning systems

18th Annual

Zellerbach Family Foundation

17th Annual 16th Annual 15th Annual 14th Annual 13th Annual 12th Annual 11th Annual 10th Annual

Music for People & Thingamajigs

The Music For People & Thingamajigs Festival is an annual event dedicated to promoting experimental music that incorporates made/found instruments and alternate tuning systems. Each year, MFP&T invites artists who design their own musical instruments to join in a festival of workshops, music making, and performances with the goal of reaching a large, diverse audience of all ages. Past participants include Carla Kihlstedt, Walter Kitundu, Peter Whitehead, Brenda Hutchinson, William Winant, Laetitia Sonami, and many others.

Celebrating its 18th year in 2015, MFP&T is a celebration of new and unusual explorations in music and performance, featuring afternoon and evening concerts and hands-on workshops.


October 1 - 4, 2015
18th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs
admission is $15 general | $10 student/senior


Center for New Music
55 Taylor Street, San Francisco


$15 General / $10 Student & Senior
Now Available in Advance


Thursday Oct 1, 6-8pm | FREE
Opening Reception at the Window Gallery
Sung Kim: Failures, Prototypes and Works in Progress
includes reception, demonstration and interview
Exhibition on display Sept. 1- Oct 30, 2015
The Window Gallery is open M-F, 9-5 and during concerts

Friday Oct 2, 8-10pm
Toward a Philosophy of Invention
Cheryl Leonard: Arctic Inspirations
Bart Hopkin: New Developments from the Frontiers of Invention
Oratoria: Tom Nunn/ Dean Santomieri/ Bob Marsh
a cycle of poetry, songs and butoh.
MC: sound artist Bob Marsh

Saturday Oct 3, 7:30-10pm
Noisy but Nice
Alex Cohen: Sock Opera
Luciano Chessa: Analog Noise
Johny Radio: Photosensitive NoiseJars
Tim Kaiser (MN)-: Home Made Electronic Instruments
MC: sound artist Bob Marsh

Sunday Oct 4, 7-10pm
Composed Chance
Taylor Gersbach: Hands On Participation
The Crank Ensemble: Mechanical Loopers by Larnie Fox
Peter Whitehead: Bowing and Blowing: Music in the Overtone Sequence
Neil Feather/Rosie Langabeer (MD): Two To Tutu Too, Piano and Inventions
MC: sound artist Bob Marsh


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