On February 11, 7:30-9:00 p.m., the Exploratorium is presenting the first concert ever by an ensemble playing all instruments built from immigrants’ personal belongings found at the U.S. Mexican border. The instrument-maker, composer and musician Guillermo Galindo, is featured in this preview of work he as been creating through a collaboration with photographer Richard Misrach and the San Jose Museum of Art.
Instruments include the Flauta de Paniagua (bottle flute) played by Paula Cekola, Tonk trumpet (trumpet made from border patrol flashlight) played by Tom Dambly, Huesocordio (A Koto with bone bridges) played by Guillermo Galindo, and the Soundscape (a playable mountain) played by Joel Davel, among many others.
Seating is limited. Tickets are $25 for the general public and $20 for Exploratorium members.