More about the Exploratorium website: Resonance
A new series exploring the work of contemporary composers and sound artists hosted by renowned musician and San Francisco Bay Area radio host, Sarah Cahill. Resonance performances will be held in the Exploratorium’s new Kanbar Forum, and enlivened by its state-of-the-art, 72-channel Meyer Sound Constellation sound system, providing the audience with an intimate experience of each event’s sonic details. The series will also include additional media on the topic of sound .


Browsing 10 - 16 results of 16 programs from project - Resonance


Resonance:  Angel City by Roscoe Mitchell (Clip)
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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

Keywords: resonance, sound, amplification, music, free jazz, jazz, improvisation, angel city, roscoe mitchell, james fei, william winant, percussion, saxophone, electronic, innovation, art ensemble of chicago, alternative


Resonance:  Interview with Roscoe Mitchell (Clip)
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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

Keywords: resonance, sound, amplification, roscoe mitchell, music, jazz, free jazz, improvisation, sarah cahill, conversation, interview, history, inspiration


Resonance:  Organ Builders (Clip)
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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

Keywords: music, organs, pipe organs, schoenstein and company organ builders, instruments, design, construction, building, tuning, sound, resonance, exploratorium


Resonance:  Interview with Cheryl E. Leonard (Clip)
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00:24:00
Cheryl E. Leonard is a composer, performer, and instrument builder who creates instruments from unusual raw materials—everything from glass shards and pinecones to glaciers and box springs. This interview took place at the Exploratorium on October 10, 2013, just prior to her performance of Selections from Antarctica: Music from the Ice with Phillip Greelief.

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Date: October 11, 2013
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Art

Keywords: resonance, sound, amplification, cheryl leonard, sarah cahill, exploratorium, kanbar forum, music, instruments, instrument builder, ice, icicles, glaciers, antarctica, interview, conversation


Resonance:   Cheryl E. Leonard Performance (Clip)
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00:50:00
Cheryl E. Leonard is a composer, performer, and instrument builder who creates instruments from unusual raw materials—everything from glass shards and pinecones to glaciers and box springs. Here she performs Selections from Antarctica: Music from the Ice with Phillip Greelief, as part of the Exploratorium’s Resonance series.

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Date: October 11, 2013
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Art

Keywords: resonance, sound, amplification, cheryl leonard, sarah cahill, exploratorium, kanbar forum, music, instruments, instrument builder, ice, icicles, glaciers, antarctica, performance, phillip greenlief, listening


Resonance:  Reggie Watts plays the Sound Column (Clip)
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00:12:21
Musician and comedian Reggie Watts improvises in the Sound Column at the Exploratorium's former home using only his voice and a looping machine.

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Date: September 10, 2013
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): General Science, Art, Physics

Keywords: reggie watts, resonance, sound column, palace of fine arts, music, singing, vocals, looping, improvisation, resonance, exploratorium, reggie watts, voice


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