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Sat, Jan 22 2011 8:00 PM


The Meridian Gallery presents the Thingamajigs Performance Group (TPG), which will offer new works that combine Eastern sensibilities with modern American technologies and performance practices. Creating pieces in a group collaborative process that sometimes incorporate voice and other unusual musical instruments, this ensemble of musicians expands and contracts within each performance situation. This concert will feature works written for instruments created with made/found and recycled objects, Asian wind instruments and homemade electronics.

Each year the Thingamajigs Performance Group create new and innovative works that are performed in various artistic settings. Most recently TPG has been in a multiyear collaboration with poet Stephen Ratcliffe to create multimedia 14-hour works, each based on 1,000 of Stephen’s poems. The first piece of this trilogy is called Human/Nature and was premiered at UC Davis in 2008. The second piece called Remarks on Color/Sound was premiered at Headlands Center for the Arts in 2010, and the last work called Temporality will be premiered in 2011-12.

Dylan Bolles, Suki O'Kane, Edward Schocker and Zachary Watkins make up the nucleus of this new ensemble. Guest artists collaborating with TPG for this concert feature Keith Evens and others.

$10 general, $5 student/senoir

Cost: $10/5
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