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

17th Annual Goethe-Institut


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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 17th year in 2014, MFP&T is a celebration of new and unusual explorations in music and performance, featuring afternoon and evening concerts and hands-on workshops.

Thomas Gerwin's performance is made possible by the Goethe-Institut San Francisco.


October 2 - 11, 2014
17th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs
admission is $15 general | $10 student/senior | sliding scale unless otherwise noted

Thu Oct 2 | 8pm | FREE
Opening Party and Performance with Tom Nunn
Center for New Music
55 Taylor Street, SF

Fri Oct 3 | 8pm | Buy Tickets
Bob Marsh
Danny Clay
Heejin Jang

Temescal Art Center
511 48th Street, Oakland

Sat Oct 4 | 3pm | Reserve a Spot
Udderbot Workshop (with Jacob Barton)
Temescal Art Center

Sat Oct 4 | 8pm | Buy Tickets
Larry Polansky + Giacomo Fiore
Ralph Lewis
Gino Robair

Temescal Art Center

Sun Oct 5 | Noon | Reserve a Spot
Whiskerphone Workshop (with Bryan Day)
Temescal Art Center

Sun Oct 5 | 3pm | Buy Tickets
Dan Gottwald and The Analogous Ensemble
Temescal Art Center

Sat Oct 11 | Noon | Buy Tickets
Shanna Sordahl + Robert Lopez
Thomas Gerwin
Tom Djll’s hackMIDI

Temescal Art Center

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