Museum of Psychphonics

Museum of Psychphonics Universal museum of musical and spiritual curiosities, mysteries, and artifacts.

Operating as usual

01/03/2020

It's First Friday.....so the Museum will be open tonight! 6 to 9pm.

Psychphonics Fans:  Be sure to tune in to WFYI this evening at 8:00 for a new edition of Curious Mix featuring a visit t...
09/05/2019

Psychphonics Fans: Be sure to tune in to WFYI this evening at 8:00 for a new edition of Curious Mix featuring a visit to the Museum. The program will be rebroadcast Sunday, Sept. 8 at 3pm.

04/05/2019

The Museum of Psychphonics has returned!! Let the people rejoice!! The Museum will be open on the first Friday of every month from 6 to 9 pm, and by appointment, or chance. Please keep an eye on our page for announcements regarding musical experiments and special exhibits. We hope to see you soon!

Museum of Psychphonics's cover photo
04/05/2019

Museum of Psychphonics's cover photo

We certainly appreciate your patience while we are working on the new space for the Museum. Here's something you might e...
07/06/2018
Museum of Imaginary Musical Instruments

We certainly appreciate your patience while we are working on the new space for the Museum. Here's something you might enjoy while you are waiting for us to finish our work. It's our new favorite thing on the internet and you will love it....The Museum of Imaginary Musical Instruments.

The Museum of Imaginary Musical Instruments by Deirdre Loughridge and Thomas Patteson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

06/29/2018
BBC Radio 6 Music

We like this. You will like it too.

Back in 1959, BBC show Monitor had a rather sardonic take on the rise of the audiophile/proto-hipster.

05/31/2018
Red Bull Arts

Recommended viewing.

⚠️We are thrilled to debut our new short film, “RAMMELLZEE: It’s Not Who But What” ⚠️ A 9-minute cosmic journey that explores the legendary artist, graffiti writer, hip-hop pioneer, myth-maker, and New York cult icon, RAMMELLZEE. Watch now!

05/04/2018
Great Big Story

As we work to reinstall the Museum in its new location we are taking special care of our vintage television sets. Here's a look at how some other fine institutions care for their elderly technology:

Video is huge in the experimental art scene. But what happens when a T.V. or a piece of machinery breaks down after years in a museum? That's where Chi-Tien Lui comes in. He's the go-to guy for places like MoMA The Museum of Modern Art and Smithsonian to preserve these legendary electronics.

Museum of Psychphonics's cover photo
02/09/2018

Museum of Psychphonics's cover photo

08/31/2017

NOTE: As of July 22, 2017, the Museum is temporarily closed while it moves locations.

Museum of Psychphonics's cover photo
07/20/2017

Museum of Psychphonics's cover photo

07/16/2017
Printtext

Printtext

Poet, professor, and Affrilachian Poets founder Mitchell L. H. Douglas is leading a discussion about Afrofuturism and Black Panther + Wakanda — Saturday, July 22, at the Museum of Psychphonics' Adjacent Mythologies celebration and benefit 🚀🌍⚡️ https://www.facebook.com/events/305819786545617/

Soundtracking Indianapolis through site-based sound art and composition! Sound Expeditions just launched their audio cit...
02/17/2017
Printtext

Soundtracking Indianapolis through site-based sound art and composition! Sound Expeditions just launched their audio city map, featuring work from Psychphonic collaborators Sedcairn Archives, blottboyy, Shame Thugs, and dozens of other incredible musicians:

A couple of our favorite collaborators just launched their soundtrack to the city of Indianapolis! Featuring site-based compositions from dozens of incredible musicians — explore the map and give it listen:

02/10/2017
The Art Assignment

We're glad The Art Assignment stopped in a visited the Museum. Have you found us yet?

A new art trip! But this time we decided to stay home and try being tourists in our own town. The itinerary:

Kaffeine Coffee: http://www.kaffeinecoffee.com/
Indiana Pacers Bikeshare: https://www.pacersbikeshare.org/
Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick: http://indyculturaltrail.org/
The Alexander: https://www.thealexander.com/
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital: http://www.eskenazihealth.edu/
Wildwood Market: https://www.wildwoodmarket.com/
iMOCA: http://indymoca.org/
Museum of Psychphonics: https://www.facebook.com/museumofpsychphonics/
People for Urban Progress: http://www.peopleup.org/
General Public Collective: http://general-public.us/
Tube Factory artspace: http://www.bigcar.org/project/tubefactory/
Listen Hear: http://www.bigcar.org/project/listen/
Printtext: http://printtext.co/
Open Society Public House: http://www.opensocietyindy.com/
Indianapolis Museum of Art's 100 Acres Art & Nature Park: http://www.imamuseum.org/visit/the-park

"A modern-day wunderkammer dedicated to Indianapolis history, Afrofuturism and musical vibrations."
09/24/2016
Atlas Obscura | Museum of Psychphonics

"A modern-day wunderkammer dedicated to Indianapolis history, Afrofuturism and musical vibrations."

A modern-day wunderkammer dedicated to Indianapolis history, Afrofuturism and musical vibrations.

Interview with Michael Kaufmann: The Museum of Psychphonics : Bad at Sports
06/01/2016
Interview with Michael Kaufmann: The Museum of Psychphonics : Bad at Sports

Interview with Michael Kaufmann: The Museum of Psychphonics : Bad at Sports

Welcome to Bad at Sports a leading Art news and 60 min audio interview show that has new episodes weekly and news posted daily. Focuses on the International contemporary fine art business, education & overall industry.

Parliament/Funkadelic's George Clinton visited the original Baby Mothership at the Museum of Psychphonics. Photos taken ...
05/25/2016

Parliament/Funkadelic's George Clinton visited the original Baby Mothership at the Museum of Psychphonics. Photos taken by Hadley Fruits

Parliament/Funkadelic's George Clinton visited the original Baby Mothership at the Museum of Psychphonics. Photos taken by Hadley Fruits

We're on The Wire: Adventures In Modern Music! Featuring Kipp Normand's incredible work, tracks by Shame Thugs, Blottboy...
05/24/2016
The Wire: Adventures In Modern Music

We're on The Wire: Adventures In Modern Music! Featuring Kipp Normand's incredible work, tracks by Shame Thugs, Blottboyy, Sedcairn Archives, + the Didactic-zine.

The Museum of Psychphonics features the only remaining original Parliament Funkadelic Baby Mothership

"We’ve been coming to Naptown ever since the ’60s, since '(I Wanna) Testify' was out... So we go way back with Indianapo...
05/06/2016
Culture Q&A: George Clinton and His ‘Mothership Connection’ to Indy - Indianapolis Monthly

"We’ve been coming to Naptown ever since the ’60s, since '(I Wanna) Testify' was out... So we go way back with Indianapolis." Indianapolis Monthly talks with George Clinton ahead of his show tonight at the Vogue.

Set to play the Vogue on May 6, George Clinton gives IM the lowdown on his upcoming Parliament album, ongoing court battles, and ties to Indianapolis.

Whatever doesn't kill you is just catnip. -Kietzsche (by MK Ultralight)
05/05/2016

Whatever doesn't kill you is just catnip.
-Kietzsche (by MK Ultralight)

Psychphonic co-conspirator Kyle Long talks with the legendary space man himself, George Clinton! From Sun Ra and Indiana...
05/04/2016
George Clinton talks Sun Ra, Kendrick, Prince, Jimi Hendrix and more

Psychphonic co-conspirator Kyle Long talks with the legendary space man himself, George Clinton! From Sun Ra and Indiana Avenue to doo-wop, Ishmael Reed and the baby mothership... (via NUVO)

The legendary space man also talks about the baby Mothership, now on display at the Museum of Psychphonics in the Murphy Art Center, plus remembers shows at Broad Ripple High School, the Murat and more.

Timeline Photos
04/21/2016

Timeline Photos

Psychphonic activity spotted in Iowa City.
04/19/2016
The Center for AfroFuturist Studies

Psychphonic activity spotted in Iowa City.

The Center for Afrofuturist Studies (CAS) is a two-year initiative to re-imagine new futures for marginalized peoples by generating safe work spaces for artists of color. Organized by Anaïs Duplan in collaboration with several Iowa City organizations and individuals including PS1, CAS will host visi…

We shared some of our psychphonic inspiration on Kyle Long's public radio program. (Our playlist included some of our fa...
04/14/2016
Cultural Manifesto: Kipp Normand and Michael Kaufmann

We shared some of our psychphonic inspiration on Kyle Long's public radio program. (Our playlist included some of our favorite musicians: Sun Ra, Harry Partch, Parliament, Sedcairn Archives and more.)

An interview with Kipp Normand and Michael Kaufmann, the creative visionaries behind the new Museum of Psychphonics in Fountain Square. Kipp and Michael will be sharing music and stories that inspired the museum. Tonight's playlist includes some of my favorite musicians: Sun Ra, Harry Partch, Parlia…

04/12/2016
119 Bank St., La Monte Young Apt., 1 of 3

119 Bank St., La Monte Young Apt., 1 of 3

"Henry Flynt in New York." Composer/philosopher/activist Henry Flynt reflects on his years in the downtown avant-garde and the sectarian Left. In this scene,...

Scrapper Blackwell x Sedcairn Archives // This track is playing on loop in the museum, circling the mothership, invading...
04/05/2016
Sedcairn Archives - Trouble Slug

Scrapper Blackwell x Sedcairn Archives // This track is playing on loop in the museum, circling the mothership, invading your brain, blending blues and Chicago footwork...

Secairn Archvies Location: 39.788840, -86.169937 Description: “Trouble Slug” is an emotional reaction to multiple traumatic circumstances that surround the life and death of Scrapper Blackwell, an I

“I see the urgency of Afrofuturism for a postcolonial, multiethnic city-state with a strong presence of the black diaspo...
04/04/2016
We need Afrofuturism more than ever

“I see the urgency of Afrofuturism for a postcolonial, multiethnic city-state with a strong presence of the black diaspora. It is the speculative and non-white vision that this city needs, against the currently dystopian rule driven by angst-ridden white nostalgia.”

There must be more intersectional visions of the future that include all races, genders, sexualities, species and religions

"Kamasi's Epic is a groove-based jazz, adjacent to the Afro-futurist psychedelia of his friend and collaborator Flying L...
04/03/2016
Kamasi Washington’s Giant Step

"Kamasi's Epic is a groove-based jazz, adjacent to the Afro-futurist psychedelia of his friend and collaborator Flying Lotus (who is the grandnephew of Alice Coltrane)." // "Kamasi's name comes from Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti tribes in Ghana. To be under the kuma tree is to bring people together, to bring peace.’’

With his popular, political, uncategorizable jazz, the young saxophonist has become something his genre rarely produces anymore: a celebrity.

Oh my, but the Fountain Square Music Festival is delightful.  Here's a glimpse behind the scenes......
03/26/2016

Oh my, but the Fountain Square Music Festival is delightful. Here's a glimpse behind the scenes......

Ahh the wonders of Old Timey technology....here at the Joyful Noise Record Shop (home to the Museum of Psychphonics) the...
03/25/2016

Ahh the wonders of Old Timey technology....here at the Joyful Noise Record Shop (home to the Museum of Psychphonics) there is a working record lathe from the 1940's. Today the lathe is being run by David Moose Adamson to make a series of one of a kind recordings of the bands featured on the Joyful Noise Label. If you have a VIP ticket to the Fountain Square Music Festival you can watch this marvelous machine at work. First up is the band Surfer Blood. They are really great.

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Cant wait for the opening Feb 22 right??? Please post details
Will you be open this March?
I came to see the place and it's gone, no signs indicating relocation and nobody answering the phone number provided. What gives? I really wanted to see the exhibits :(