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Calendar, Night&Day Artist, Craftsman, Musician

Artist, Craftsman, Musician

Peter Whitehead is a singular artist. An English expat who has lived more than half his life in the Mission (in addition to New York and Southeast Asia), he doesn’t see the world like most folks. He doesn’t limit himself,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Artist, Craftsman, Musician

Artist, Craftsman, Musician

Peter Whitehead is a singular artist. An English expat who has lived more than half his life in the Mission (in addition to New York and Southeast Asia), he doesn’t see the world like most folks. He doesn’t limit himself,…
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Music, Tears of  a Clown

Tears of a Clown

Over the last decade, Peter Whitehead has gained a reputation as an eccentric musician and composer who builds his own instruments out of ordinary household materials such as salad bowls, spoons, and lampshades. With these unusual devices he creates evocative…
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Music, Sculptures of Sound

Sculptures of Sound

A secluded Mission District building houses a collection of curious objects. One is an imposing metal rod surrounded by a taut exoskeleton of wires. Another is a seemingly random assortment of valves and tubes, rising from a black cylinder and…
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Hear This

Experimental Musical Instruments Since 1985, Bart Hopkin has made musical weirdness his passion, tracking down a world full of people for whom standard-issue guitars, pianos, and drums are the start -- but not the end -- of musicmaking. He's put…
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Hear This

Peter Whitehead Without formal training, composer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Whitehead makes sense of the vast world of music by finding harmony in the most unlikely places. He free-associates between the arts as both a principal collaborator in Oliver DiCicco's musical-theater…
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Night Crawler

From the street, the long, steep stairway leading up into the Broadway Studio (formerly Studio 435) reveals nothing. Like so many stairways in North Beach, it is alluring in its antiquity; it could lead up to a 19th-century bordello as…
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