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Join Academy and Tony award-winning playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Brazil) and American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff in an intimate conversation with Exploratorium Executive Associate Director Robert Semper. They'll discuss A.C.T.'s upcoming production of The Hard Problem, Stoppard's provocative new drama of sex, science, and supercomputing. “There is nothing conceited about strandbeests, even though they are sophisticated and multilayered. And that combination of sophistication and simplicity extends even to their construction, because if you look at them they seem complex but actually they are built up from repetitions of just a handful of core principles.”
—Lena Herzog, in conversation with Lawrence Weschler Bay Area composer and improviser Eric Glick Rieman collaborates with snails, cats, and musicians to embrace a variety of perspectives in his wide-ranging pieces. Glick Rieman is known for his improvisations on the prepared and extended Rhodes electric piano, which he plays with coral, wire brush, bow, and marbles while muting its interior with rubber washers, cloth, and paper. Meditation, repetition, and breath are three of my favorite things.
—Eric Glick Rieman How did Jansen first envision creatures capable of walking on sand? Of surviving waves and storms? Explore the iterative and creative processes behind strandbeest evolution during an intimate conversation with renowned artist Theo Jansen and Marina McDougall, director of the Exploratorium’s Center for Art & Inquiry. Learn how Jansen’s singular vision—and the haphazard lessons of sheer trial and error—has shaped his new forms of life, as well as their emerging independence. 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 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. 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. 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. 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.