If you’re in San Francisco this Friday and are looking for some makerly entertainment, consider checking out the Thingamajigs Fundraiser Concert at Meridian Gallery. Proceeds from the event go to help artists attend the 14th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival in September.

To help support artists traveling from overseas and other parts of the country to join Thingamajigs for its Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival, a special fundraising concert will be held at Meridian Gallery in San Francisco. Local Bay Area artists will volunteer their time to perform music and demonstrate their special instruments to audience members and bring awareness to Thingamajigs‘ arts and education programming.

The Thingamajigs Fundraiser Concert features the music and original homemade instruments of Bart Hopkin and Tom Nunn, and will also feature Persian-Tuned Piano performed by Iranian artist Ramin Zoufonoun.

The Music For People & Thingamajigs Festival is an annual event dedicated to promoting experimental music that incorporates made/found instruments and alternate tuning systems. Each year, MFP&T invites artists who design their own musical instruments to join in a festival of workshops, music making, and performances with the goal of reaching a large, diverse audience of all ages. It is also a festival where the public can participate in instrument building and tuning educational workshops, as well as hear unique sounds and compositions from up and coming artists. Now in its 14th year, Thingamajigs’ genre-crossing MFP&T Festival is the only annual event completely dedicated to music created with made/found materials and alternate tuning systems.

Meridian Gallery
535 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Date: Aug 19,2011
Time: 08:00 PM – 10:00 PM
$15 general; $10 students/seniors

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