Contraption Quartet + Pet the Tiger

June 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bridge Storage and ArtSpace
23 Maine Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804, Richmond
CA 94804
Bridge Storage and ArtSpace

Join us on Saturday, June 1st for live music from instrument inventors at Bridge Storage and ArtSpace, 23 Maine Avenue, Richmond. The lineup features Contraption Quartet + Pet the Tiger. 

Doors at 7pm, Music at 7:30pm. Refreshments for purchase.This event is part of the Spirit of Invention III exhibition in Bridge’s main Gallery.

The gallery will be open to explore before the show and during intermission. This exhibition represents the great variety of work being created in the field of instrument design and invention in the Bay Area. All types of instrument are represented – from the simple, quick to make, to more sophisticated hand-crafted designs, new variations on folk instruments, recycled junk constructions, re-configured pianos, electro- acoustic sound sculptures and electronics.


Contraption Quartet (formerly FLEX) is a sound art collaboration between Crank Ensemble veterans Larnie Fox, Bodil Fox, Chris Miller, and Lena Strayhorn. Contraption Quartet explores sound and visual performance using low-tech invented instruments and sculptural environments. Members are visual artists and musicians working together to create rhythmic layers of material-based analog sound. 



Pet the Tiger Inventors Collective is a San Francisco Bay Area ensemble led by David Samas that plays in a wide variety of idioms exploring new timbral dimensions through extended techniques, new instruments, xenharmonics, and fringe acoustic phenomena. They will present a grid of short pieces on Harmonic Series Gamelan, including incidental music for the Tempest and Midsummer Night’s Dream (commissioned by Outsond), original songs and excerpts from Endless Summer (composed for the SF Conservatory of Flowers in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love). David Samas, Bart Hopkin, Peter Whitehead, and Stephen Parris will be performing.



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