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Preludes, Fugues and Things :: 20th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival

  • Gallery - Oakstop (2nd floor) 1721 Broadway Oakland, CA, 94612 United States (map)

The first of the last 2 summer shows of 20th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival amplify and extend the gestural and sonic characteristic of the found objects, with Joo Won Park and Big City Orchestra on-stage.




Inspired by works of Morton Sobotnick, this is a concert version of Joo Won Park's 100 Strange Sounds projects, which features a found object paired with a certain digital processing technology.


Joo Won draws inspirations from Florida swamps, Philadelphia skyscrapers, his two sons, and other soundscapes surrounding him. He has studied at Berklee College of Music and the University of Florida, and currently teaches Music Technology at the Wayne State University. Joo Won’s music and writings are available on ICMC DVD, Spectrum Press, MIT Press, PARMA, Visceral Media, MCSD, SEAMUS, and No Remixes labels.

Joo Won Park ( wants to make everyday sound beautiful and strange so that everyday becomes beautiful and strange. He performs live with toys, consumer electronics, kitchenware, vegetables, and other non-musical objects by digitally processing their sounds. He also makes pieces with field recordings, sine waves, and any other sources that he can record or synthesize.


Bell Clapper Overdrive (BIG CITY ORCHESTRA)

Piece : Joy Bell Buzzers for Six



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