It's First Friday.....so the Museum will be open tonight! 6 to 9pm.
Universal museum of musical and spiritual curiosities, mysteries, and artifacts.
Operating as usual
It's First Friday.....so the Museum will be open tonight! 6 to 9pm.
Hey there Psychphonics Fans: Space is still the place........https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1ToFXHW5pg
Sun Ra was a big-band innovator, a pioneer of recording and playing with electronics, a poet, a cosmic philosopher, a bandleader and a keyboard innovator who...
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.
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!
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.
We like this. You will like it too.
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:
NOTE: As of July 22, 2017, the Museum is temporarily closed while it moves locations.
Last week we had a visit from the fine folks at The Indianapolis Star. They talked with us about our upcoming special event and subsequent relocation. Here is the resulting article which features a delightful video:
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:
Sound Expeditions is a music commissioning program designed to create a soundtracked city in which spaces and places both familiar and unfamiliar take on a new layer of meaning and experience. It is both a collection and an archive documenting site-based sound art and composition. Commissions pair p...
We're glad The Art Assignment stopped in a visited the Museum. Have you found us yet?
Go to http://prudential.com/savemore and learn more about how you can better plan for your retirement. We've spent quite a bit of time exploring art in other...
"A modern-day wunderkammer dedicated to Indianapolis history, Afrofuturism and musical vibrations."
A modern-day wunderkammer dedicated to Indianapolis history, Afrofuturism and musical vibrations.
An Afrofuturist Community Center Targets Gentrification
PHILADELPHIA — The bus dropped me off a block away from 22nd Street and Ridge Avenue in North Philadelphia, where Community Futures Lab is located.
Interview with Michael Kaufmann: The Museum of Psychphonics : Bad at Sports
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To imagine the ocean of the future: picture a writhing mass of unkillable tentacles, forever
In Global proliferation of cephalopods a paper in Current Biology, an esteemed group of marine biologists reports that the population of octopuses (and other cephalopods) is booming thanks to its a…
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, Blottboyy, Sedcairn Archives, + the Didactic-zine.
A new collection of musical curiosities and paranormal ephemera in Indianapolis.
"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)
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.
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…
Meet the Brooklyn Artists Building a Future for the African Diaspora
The Iyapo Repository serves as an archival library and a future museum for the African diaspora in Brooklyn an beyond.
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…
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"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 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 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 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......
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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