CCA San Francisco campus, 1111 Eighth Street, Timken Lecture Hall
Walter Kitundu is the Wornick Distinguished Visiting Professor of Wood Arts at CCA this fall. His studio furniture course focuses on works that utilize natural phenomena such as wind, water, tides, geologic movement, temperature, and animal behaviors. Raised in Tanzania and living most of the time in San Francisco, Kitundu is a visual artist, instrument builder, photographer, and composer. He specializes in hand-built record players powered by natural forces. He has played in venues from Carnegie Hall to a high school in Iceland, and he been a resident artist at art centers and science museums all over the world. He has performed with the Kronos Quartet, bassist Meshell Ndegeocello, the electronic music duo Matmos, instrument builder and visionary Douglas Ewart, the legendary Marshall Allen, kotoist and composer Miya Masaoka, Japanese sound artist Akio Suzuki, and the hip-hop band the Crown City Rockers.
Added by CCA-SF on September 19, 2008