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July 2016

LIVE CINEMA: THINGAMAJIGS PERFORMANCE GROUP + VIDEO SAVANT

July 22, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Berkeley Arts Festival,
2133 University Avenue
Berkeley, United States
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Live Cinema at Berkeley Arts! Thingamajigs Performance Group + viDEO sAVant A two-part, multi-room evening of visual and sonic experiments and environments, featuring local heroes and esteemed guests: Thingamajigs Performance Group ...performs an immersive sonic and visual rendition of Jason Levis’ composition Tesserae. Dylan Bolles (flutes) Keith Evans (performative projection, electronics) Suki O’Kane (percussion, electronics) Edward Schocker (reeds, glass) www.thingamajigs.org Charles Woodman visits from Cincinnati with his live video performance project viDEO sAVant, joined by Lisa Mezzacappa (bass) Jason Levis…

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September 2016
Free

Song of Undoing 2 -Soo Yeon Lyuh solo recital

September 12, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Soo Yeon Lyuh, a master of the Haegeum (a Korean two-stringed spike fiddle), will introduce the instrument and perform traditional court and folk music as well as new pieces incorporating electronics by Adria Otte and Edward Schocker. Rigorously trained in court and folk repertories from a young age, Sooyeon Lyuh is known for her masterful performances of new compositions for the haegeum. Lyuh has earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as her PhD with highest distinction in Korean…

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$15 - $20

Drowning Man – Shinichi Iova-Koga and Edward Schocker

September 16, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - September 17, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
NOHspace, Theatre of Yugen,
2840 Mariposa St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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A new work by Shinichi Iova-Koga and Edward Schocker "We chose water as our subject. We consider the implications, feelings and states connected to water in creating a performance for two bodies: one concerned with sound, the other with motion. Rather than create a narrative, the story emerges through a few choice prompts, allowing the body to speak in the moment." ABOUT THE ARTISTS Shinichi Iova-Koga is the Artistic Director of the San Francisco-based performance company inkBoat, founded in 1998. About…

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October 2016
Free

Continuum

October 1, 2016 @ 6:35 am - 9:30 pm
Mare Island Shoreline Preserve,
167 O'Hara Court
Vallejo, CA 94592 United States
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A durational performance ‘Continuum’, includes large-scale multimedia works based on 1000 poems written by Stephen Ratcliffe. The poems will be performed by the Thingamajigs Performance Group, along with artists Rae Diamond (Long Tone Choir), Shinichi Iova-Koga (inkBoat), and Jubilith Moore with their unique perspectives on durational creative practice, built upon the exquisite control of breath and body in motion. The performance is set in a military bunker in the beautiful setting of Mare Island National Preserve. Audience members are encouraged…

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$10 - $15

‘Fraid o’ Freyja Alt-Tuned Rock

October 8, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Berkeley Arts Festival,
2133 University Avenue
Berkeley, United States
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On October 8, The Music For People & Thingamajigs Fesstival breaks with its tradition of gallery and proscenium concerts to assemble for a night of pure rock in alternate tunings. Each act balances experimental and rock idioms, from heavy drone to swirling psychedelia, giving audiences not only a rare glimpse into the often surprising influences and passions of these avant-garde performers, but an experience of the through lines to the work they are more commonly known for creating. The evening…

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December 2016
Free

Musical Reflections of 2016

December 18, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chapel of the Chimes,
4499 Piedmont Ave
Oakland, CA 94611 United States
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Chapel of the Chimes and New Music Bay Area present Musical Reflections of 2016, a free four-hour musical community gathering in honor of those we've lost this year, including the Ghost Ship fire victims and beloved composer Pauline Oliveros. Musicians include survivors of the Ghost Ship community who will play music for their lost friends and bandmates, and close collaborators of Pauline Oliveros, who had deep roots in the Bay Area. Musical Reflections of 2016 gives us all a chance…

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April 2017
$15

Hymn for Lou & Bill -Mills Music Now

April 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mills College Concert Hall,
5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94613 United States
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April 15 8pm Mills College Concert Hall, Oakland Hymn for Lou & Bill Hymn for Lou & Bill will be performanced at the Lou Harrison Centenary Concert put on by Mills College. I’m honored to have my piece sit along pieces by Henry Cowell, Lou Harrison and Stephen Parris. My piece will be performed by Dylan Bolles (danso) and Soo Yeon Lyuh (haegeum) https://musicnow.mills.edu/spring_concert5.php

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$15

Hyi Mun -Asian Art Museum

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Asian Art Museum,
200 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Hyi Mun Continuing to honor Lou Harrison, members of Thingamajigs Performance Group and Gamelan Encinal perform an incredibly rare traditional Korean Gugak piece arranged by Lou. It’s called Hyi Mun, and will be performed on large Biangzhong, Han Dynasty bronze bells. Of all the Lou Harrison centennial pieces happening throughout the world, this one has to be the most rare and unique. http://www.asianart.org/events/1137?starttime=1491548400

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May 2017

On Bill’s Return from the Forest -Sacred & Profane Choir

May 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church,
2300 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, 94704 United States
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In Love with Language MORE POETS & PREMIERES CELEBRATING LOU HARRISON'S CENTENNIAL "A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language." - W.H. Auden Join Sacred and Profane Chamber Chorus THIS WEEKEND for the final installment of Waxing Poetic: A Celebration of Poetry. We'll be exploring more settings of poetry and celebrating the 100th birthday of iconoclastic composer Lou Harrison. We're excited to be collaborating with Thingamajigs to present the world premiere of a…

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On Bill’s Return from the Forest -Sacred & Profane Choir

May 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St Francis Lutheran Church,
152 Church St
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States
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In Love with Language MORE POETS & PREMIERES CELEBRATING LOU HARRISON'S CENTENNIAL "A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language." - W.H. Auden Join Sacred and Profane Chamber Chorus THIS WEEKEND for the final installment of Waxing Poetic: A Celebration of Poetry. We'll be exploring more settings of poetry and celebrating the 100th birthday of iconoclastic composer Lou Harrison. We're excited to be collaborating with Thingamajigs to present the world premiere of a…

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