Soundsmiths 2017

Sunday, August 27, 2017 — 12:00 AM
Tickets: Free!
Tickets available at the door only

SOUNDSMITHS: Celebrating Instrumental Invention

The third annual Center for New Music Window Gallery fundraiser
Online Auction Begins July 17 – Bid Now!
Auction Closing Party and Concert August 27

Join in a celebration of the Bay Area’s thriving instrument inventor community! All proceeds benefit the Window Gallery at the Center for New Music.
The third annual SOUNDSMITHS, presented by Center for New Music, offers an opportunity to meet the designers, builders, composers, and performers of the Bay Area’s thriving community of instrument invention, and to take home artifacts, published materials, and one-of-a-kind instruments from these innovators!
The celebration begins July 17 with the launch the SOUNDSMITHS ONLINE AUCTION. Music fans can bid on an array of books, CDs, limited edition prints, handwritten scores, and original invented instruments. Contributions to the effort have come from throughout the community, including distinguished artists Bart Hopkin, Tom Nunn, Jon Raskin, and Daniel Schmidt, partnering institutions such as the Museum of Imaginary Musical Instruments, and emerging artists Taylor Chan, David Samas, and more.
Visit to view items and place bids! The auction closes on August 27 at 7 PM; winners can receive their items at the Closing Party, or make separate arrangements.
All proceeds support the Window Gallery at the Center for New Music, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
About the Window Gallery
The Window Gallery at the Center for New Music presents the work of contemporary makers of unusual and newly invented musical instruments; both emerging artists and recognized pioneers. The emphasis is on originality in concept and design, recognizing the seminal role of the search for new sounds in the expansion of musical horizons. Equally essential to the exhibits are notions of beauty, craft, and humor.
Upcoming Exhibits * Past Exhibits

SOUNDSMITHS: Auction Closing Party & Concert

Sunday, August 27, 4 to 8 PM
Free Admission
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres + no-host bar
Auction closes at 7 PM
Gather with the musical makers who have made the San Francisco Bay Area a thriving community for inventors, builders and more, for generations. This community celebration, free to all, features special performances, food and drink, and a final opportunity to bid on auction items.
Enjoy the current exhibit, “Parsing the Octave” by Dennis Aman, and help support the Window Gallery at the Center for New Music.

Special Performances by Window Gallery Artists:
5:45-6, Pet the Tiger: Psychobotanikon, David Samas, Derek Drudge
6:15-6:30, Cere Mona, Demonstration and Talk about acoustics in springs
6:45-7, Peter Whitehead
7:15-7:30, Bryan Day
7:40-8pm, Daily Bell with Brenda Hutchinson

Can’t attend? You can still support the Window Gallery’s one-of-a-kind exhibits by making a contribution to the cause.

Donations by check may be sent to Center for New Music, 55 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. Be sure to write “Window Gallery” in the memo line. Your contributions are tax-deductible!