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00:49:43
The second season of Resonance kicks off with Oakland-based sound-making duo Black Spirituals. Their music is an ecstatic intersection of the tone-generating electronics and guitars of Zachary James Watkins, and the heart-thumping acoustic percussion of Marshall Trammell.

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Date: October 9, 2014
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art
Running Time:
00:28:54
Sound artists Shane A. Myrbeck and Emily Shisko elaborate on their thought process behind their interactive sound installation, Fathom: Self-Assembling Music. This art work was presented in the Exploratorium's Kanbar Forum in 2013 and into 2014.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: February 25, 2014
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Art
Running Time:
00:31:00
Developed in the early days of electronic instruments, the ondes Martenot, characterized by a fragile and intricate design, produces a wholly unique and deeply evocative sound that transfixes musicians and listeners alike.

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Date: February 25, 2014
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art
Running Time:
00:14:00
How can a bugle make so many notes even though it has no valves? We’ll find out about how waves can fit into pipes, strings and rods in this webcast.

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Date: January 14, 2014
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics
Running Time:
00:08:20
Join Ron Hipschman at a live webcast where he’ll investigate sound waves, interference, beats, and harmonics. What is sound? How high a pitch can you hear? Can two sounds add up to no sound? Explore these questions and more in this resonant presentation.

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Date: January 14, 2014
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics
Running Time:
01:08:00
Watch internationally renowned musician Roscoe Mitchell performing “Angel City” with James Fei on woodwinds and William Winant on percussion. All three are music professors at Mills College in Oakland.

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Date: December 16, 2013
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art
Running Time:
00:31:00
Join host Sarah Cahill as she interviews innovator, musician, and composer Roscoe Mitchell. Program 2 of the Resonance series at the Exploratorium.

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Date: December 16, 2013
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art
Running Time:
00:10:00
What is sound? How high a pitch can you hear? Can two sounds add up to no sound? Explore these questions and more in this resonant presentation.

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Date: December 9, 2013
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics
Running Time:
00:35:00
Listen as we demonstrate what all those sound jargon words mean. If you’ve ever wondered what frequency, wavelength, amplitude and other words of sound mean, we’ll explore them in this demo-packed webcast.

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Date: December 9, 2013
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics
Running Time:
00:06:10
Get to know the grandfather of all instruments, the Pipe Organ. We talked with Schoenstein & Company Organ Builders about the process of designing, constructing, and fine-tuning their instruments.

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Date: November 13, 2013
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Art