Thursday, April 28, 2011

Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival

The "Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival" is scheduled for Sept 22-25, 2011. This is the 14th year for the festival, and it is a celebration of unusual music made from unique (and found) instruments, by unique musicians.

Past participants include Carla Kihlstedt, Walter Kitundu, Peter Whitehead, Brenda Hutchinson, William Winant, Laetitia Sonami, and many others.

Thingamajigs offers a call for proposals from artists/composers for the 14th
Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival, which will be held on
September 22nd through 25th, 2011 in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Thingamajigs is an organization working to:
1) promote the creation of genre-crossing works which incorporate made/found
instruments and alternate tuning systems
2) showcase artists working in this medium, and give such artists a forum for
showing their work
3) expose the general public, and especially children, to new ways of
experiencing sound
Previous Music for People and Thingamajigs festivals have included work of (or
participation by) Pauline Oliveros, Lou Harrison, Laetitia Sonami, Walter
Kitundu, Mark Applebaum, Bart Hopkin, Carla Kihlstedt, Peter Whitehead, Willie
Winant, Lisa Moskow and many others.
See our website for more info on previous participants at
Proposals will be accepted until Jun 15, 2009, although accepted proposals that
are received by May 15, 2009 will be included in our grant proposals and will
have a greater chance of receiving outside funding. Proposals should include a
bio of the artist/performer/composer(s), a specific description of the work or
performance submitted, and documentation of the submitted work (CD or link to
a website). We prefer electronically submitted proposals, but will accept hard
copies at the address below. Composers must provide the performers for
proposed performances.
Please contact: with proposals or questions, or
send proposals to, 5000 MarcArthur Blvd PMB 9826 Oakland,
CA, 94613,USA.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sung Kim Experimental Musical Instrument Maker

MakerFaire is next week in San Mateo (I am going!). Here's a great video highlighting one of the experimental musical instrument makers who will be in attendance: Sung Kim