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00:14:00
Take a peak at Duendes performing at our annual Spring Gala event in the Kanbar Forum! More than 400 guests attended the April 6 event, themed Play Is Serious Business! The gala highlighted how the Exploratorium’s creative and hands-on approach to education is essential to producing generations of confident individuals with critical thinking skills, bold creativity, and lifelong curiosity. Roberto Corrias Guitar Jose Blanco Guitar Vocals Percussion David McLean Guitar Marlon Aldana Hand Percussion /Cajon Clara Rodriguez Dancer Percussion Hand Claps

00:35:00
At Resonance, Ambarchi shares his unique sound-world of deep, visceral guitar abstraction combined with fragile, light-as-air textures made from glass harmonica, strings, bells, piano, drums, and percussion.

00:20:07
Neon is normally odorless and colorless, reacting with no one, not even itself. Abundant in the universe, uncommon on Earth, it drifts aloof from any bond. When isolated by Sir William Ramsay and Morris Travers inside a vacuum tube in 1898, the noble gas betrayed its excitement in brilliant red. That excitement, glowing within Georges Claude’s ingeniously curved lamps since 1923, has captured our imaginations ever since.

00:53:00
At Resonance, Ambarchi shares his unique sound-world of deep, visceral guitar abstraction combined with fragile, light-as-air textures made from glass harmonica, strings, bells, piano, drums, and percussion.

00:41:50
Guillermo Galindo’s artistic work sweeps across musical boundaries, flowing from symphonic compositions to performance art installations and beyond. For Resonance, Galindo and his ensemble will perform "Resonant Shadows/ Circular Calls" on instruments made from immigrants’ personal belongings found along the border between Mexico and the United States. The artist’s musical sculptures—made with abandoned clothing, animal bones, bullet casings, a truck tire, and small, evocative ephemera such as a toothbrush or comb—and original scores form part of Border Cantos, an exhibition made in collaboration with celebrated photographer Richard Misrach, opening at the San Jose Museum of Art on February 25, 2016.

00:29:34
Guillermo Galindo’s artistic work sweeps across musical boundaries, flowing from symphonic compositions to performance art installations and beyond. For Resonance, Galindo and his ensemble will perform "Resonant Shadows/ Circular Calls" on instruments made from immigrants’ personal belongings found along the border between Mexico and the United States. The artist’s musical sculptures—made with abandoned clothing, animal bones, bullet casings, a truck tire, and small, evocative ephemera such as a toothbrush or comb—and original scores form part of Border Cantos, an exhibition made in collaboration with celebrated photographer Richard Misrach, opening at the San Jose Museum of Art on February 25, 2016.

00:32:10
Neon is normally odorless and colorless, reacting with no one, not even itself. Abundant in the universe, uncommon on Earth, it drifts aloof from any bond. When isolated by Sir William Ramsay and Morris Travers inside a vacuum tube in 1898, the noble gas betrayed its excitement in brilliant red. That excitement, glowing within Georges Claude’s ingeniously curved lamps since 1923, has captured our imaginations ever since.

00:32:00
Join Resonance host, Nicole Minor in conversation with performer, composer, and ethnomusicologist A.J. Racy. Dr. Racy ushered in the third season of Resonance on December 10th, 2015 with a range of compositions and improvisations that explore ancient modes and forms endemic to Middle Eastern cultures.

00:02:00
Watch celebrated artist Alexa Meade transform a live model into a seemingly two-dimensional tableau. Reversing the tradition of trompe l’oeil, the Renaissance painting technique in which objects appear real, Alexa Meade painstakingly applies acrylic paint onto actual people and objects, creating illusions of seamless, two-dimensional portraits. Unified by bold brushwork reminiscent of mid-20th-century painting styles, her subjects appear flattened, as if painted on canvas, even when viewed from different angles. Meade’s work invites a deep exploration into the nature of perception, the role of photography in viewing ephemeral artworks, and the sudden intimacy of portraiture.

00:09:25
Watch selects from the Kronos Quartet's April 9, 2015 performance at the Exploratorium as part of the Resonance series. Works excerpted are: "Good Medicine" from Salome Dances for Peace, written for Kronos by Terry Riley, "Death to Kosmische," written for Kronos by Nicole Lizée, and "Târ o Pood (Warp and Weft)" I. Tarh II. Bâft III. Pardâkht written for Kronos by Sahba Aminikia, with a video by Vafa Khatami.