Thingamajigs presents: Harrison 100 & Thingmajings 20th Anniversary
- October 15, 2016 - October 14, 2017
- Recurring daily |
- Free - Donations Accepted
A year long celebration of 10 commissioned works to honor and celebrate Lou Harrison’s centenary and Thingamajigs’ 20th anniversary.
Lou Harrison was a world-renowned American composer and music educator with close lifelong ties to California and the Bay Area. He (along with fellow Californians Henry Cowell and Harry Partch) played a pivotal role in expanding contemporary composition practice to include alternate tunings and non-western musical influences. Lou was also an early supporter of Thingamajigs, and many in our community benefited from his mentorship and example. To honor and celebrate Lou Harrison’s centenary, as well as Thingamajigs’ 20th birthday, we are coordinating a large project called Lou Harrison 100/Thingamajigs 20. For this event, and with the help of HARRISON HOUSE MUSIC, ARTS & ECOLOGY, we will commission and present 10 new works by a wide range of composers who have been deeply touched by the work and philosophies of Lou Harrison.
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