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Thingamajigs is a genre-crossing arts organization that promotes, presents and performs music and other art forms created with made and found materials or alternate tuning systms. Our mission is to develop and nurture the exploration of alternate materials and methods of creating sound, as well as promote collaborative efforts within other artistic disciplines not generally associated with festivals of music. With open workshops and performances, we welcome audiences/participants of all ages and backgrounds to join in a wonderful tradition started in the Bay Area by such composers as Harry Partch, Lou Harrison, and John Cage.
Thingamajigs is a genre-crossing organization, with a mission to explore sounds in found objects and use alternate tuning systems to create new music.
The organizational approach is as follows :
- Investigate sounds in everyday material and found objects, through experiments conducted in school workshops, artist studios and/or in art projects.
- Study alternate tuning systems, through mathematical deductions and active listening and use them to uncover sounds missed by the human ear.
- Combine the sounds in everyday material with alternate tuning systems and the traditional arts/ sciences of sound, to create new music.
Thingamajigs was incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 2010.