“Robots, Slime, Propane, and Other Ways to Make Strange Musical Instruments”
Eric Singer will talk about his history of creating exotic, electronic musical instruments…with demos!
Start Time: Wednesday, February 17 at 6:30pm
End Time: Wednesday, February 17 at 9:30pm
Where: The STUDIO for Creative Inquiry: CFA-111, Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts
About Eric Singer
Eric Singer is a musician, artist, engineer and programmer and the Founder and Director of LEMUR. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon; a Diploma in Music Synthesis (Magna Cum Laude) from Berklee College of Music; and an MS in Computer Science from New York University. He has over 20 years of experience in the areas of new electronic musical instruments, interactive music and video systems, networked multimedia, robotics and pyrotechnics. He performs and lectures around the world with electronic musical instruments and teaches a wide range of art and technology subjects. He is known internationally for his software and hardware products for interactive art and music creation and is considered a leading expert in the use of sensors and robotics in music and art.
Singer is an accomplished musician who has toured and recorded with many bands on tenor, alto, and baritone saxes. He is also a founding member of the Brooklyn guerilla arts group The Madagascar Institute and contributed to many of the group’s spectacular projects, including captaining their team on The Learning Channel’s “Junkyard Wars.” In 1998, he founded the New York region of the Burning Man Festival. He has also been an Adjunct Professor at the NYU Interactive Telecommunication Program.
LEMUR: League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots (http://lemurbots.org) is a group of artists and technologists who create robotic musical instruments. Founded in 2000 by Eric Singer, LEMUR creates exotic, sculptural musical instruments which integrate robotic technology.