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THINGAMAJIGS

Application ID

LI-19-8368

Application Type

Local Impact

Approved Grant Amount

Project Description

Thingamajigs is a genre-crossing arts organization that promotes music and other art forms created with made and found materials or alternate tuning systems. Since 1997 we have presented world premiere works and performances by over 100 local, national and international artists. Known for our adventurous programs, many of our artists have gained international recognition—including two MacArthur Fellows, Gerbode Foundation’s Emerging Composers Awardees, and a McKnight Composer Fellow.

Our mission is to develop and nurture the exploration of alternate materials and methods of creating sound, and promote collaborative efforts between artists and local communities. With open workshops, performances and a robust education program, we welcome audiences/participants of all ages and backgrounds to join in the tradition of Bay Area visionaries such as Harry Partch, Lou Harrison, and John Cage.

Organization Summary

Thingamajigs is a genre-crossing arts organization that promotes music and other art forms created with made and found materials or alternate tuning systems. Since 1997 we have presented world premiere works and performances by over 100 local, national and international artists. Known for our adventurous programs, many of our artists have gained international recognition—including two MacArthur Fellows, Gerbode Foundation’s Emerging Composers Awardees, and a McKnight Composer Fellow.

Our mission is to develop and nurture the exploration of alternate materials and methods of creating sound, and promote collaborative efforts between artists and local communities. With open workshops, performances and a robust education program, we welcome audiences/participants of all ages and backgrounds to join in the tradition of Bay Area visionaries such as Harry Partch, Lou Harrison, and John Cage.

Organization

THINGAMAJIGS

Address

5000 MACARTHUR BLVD #9826

OAKLAND

Phone

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