thingamajigs - a nonprofit performing and arts education organization

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

DIY Musical Instrument
Tailgate Party

In 2011, Stanford University and Thingamajigs presented a meet-up-style afternoon of demonstrations, sharing, and performances by and for the Bay Area instrument-building community.

This year, Thingamajigs is tailgating with Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics to celebrate the opening of Stanford's Bing Hall. Instrument builders and musical inventors from the Bay Area and beyond will participate and demonstrate their projects.


Bart Hopkin

Ashley Bellouin

David Samas and

Tim Phillips.

Guests of all ages are welcome at this free, hands-on event.


Roy Pertchik
Brian Baumbusch
Keenan Pepper
Eric Strauss
Bryan Day
John Granzow
Denton Fredrickson
Chris Chafe
Wayne Jackson (aka "Later Days")
David Ralley
Casey Rodarmor
Bill Verplank
Ben Einstein
Rich DDT
Herb Moore
and others

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