Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, Jul 15 2021 7:00 PM

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Thingamajigs Performance Group (TPG) will be in residence at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive with a series of online performances and discussions covering a wide range of topics relevant to living in our current pandemic. Highlights of the residency include a 14-hour live stream of Sound of Wave in Channel, TPG’s collaborative work with Bay Area poet Stephen Racliffe. Also featured will be Korea’s Ensemble PHASE performing excerpts from a new work by composer and TPG member Edward Schocker. Examining our “sense of self”, Self_less’ mission is to bring awareness of the connections among brain, body, mind, and self.

All events in this residency will be presented with diverse artists' expressions that will explore personal journeys and social impact both in the past and present. These events will be hosted online at

“BAMPFA is happy to welcome Thingamajigs for their second residency - their first was almost exactly eight years ago in July of 2013. Though this one is by necessity virtual, rather than in-person, their series of performances, panels, and other events promises to highlight some of the most important contemporary music practices in the Bay Area and across the world. Some events look back on our pandemic year, some look ahead to future projects, and some meditate in the current moment. It will be an exciting and fruitful series!” -Sean Carson, program director (BAM/PFA)

Event Description

July 15th, 7PM PDT

Artist Conversation & Performance Showcase

Ensemble Pandemic Practices

Part storytelling, part radio show, part cinema, TPG brings together local ensembles who developed physically distanced and virtual practices in order to meet the need to make music with others during a global pandemic. Featuring Lisa Mezzacappa and Jason Levis (dBxB Large Ensemble), Paige Sorvillo, Kevin Corcoran and others.

Cost: Free
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Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
avantNOIR, a suite of compositions for jazz quartet plus guests, is a musical companion to the crime novels of Dashiell Hammett and Paul Auster. All music by Lisa Mezzacappa.