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[NYC] LEMUR ReSiDeNt show Friday + more news

Feb 27 2008 | 2:17 pm

LEMUR News at a Glance

* ReSiDeNt Show this Friday, 8-11 pm at LEMUR, 461 3rd Ave, Brooklyn
* March ReSiDeNtS Announced: Luke DuBois + Lesley Flanigan, Hannah
Perner-Wilson + Mika Satomi and Jay Alan Zimmerman
* April ReSiDeNt Submissions Open through March 15th
* Winter Classes Continue including Arduino 2, Video Tracking,
Pyrotronics, Sensors for Dancers, and Robotics for Artists


Second ReSiDeNt Show Friday

LEMUR’s second ReSiDeNt show is this Friday, February 29th, featuring
Holland Hopson, Zach Layton and Max Lord + Ellen Godena.

January’s show was a blast, with great works by Joshua Goldberg, Drew
Krause and Taylor Kuffner, with 200 people in attendance. It also
spawned the first ReSiDeNt collaboration project – LEMUR and Taylor
will be working together to make a permanent robo-gamelan, with an
NYC debut show to be announced shortly thereafter.

ReSiDeNt shows take place at LEMUR on the last Friday of each month.

ReSiDeNt @ LEMUR: New Works, New Instruments, New Artists
461 Third Avenue between 9th & 10th Sts., Brooklyn
Friday February 29th
8 pm – 12 pm
$5 at the door

Holland Hopson is a composer, improviser, and electronic artist.
Holland will bring Old-Time Appalachia to the League of Electronic
Musical Urban Robots by creating new pieces for the LEMUR bots and
Tru One, his clawhammer banjo/sensor interface.

Zach Layton is a composer, improviser, curator and new media artist
based in new york with an interest in biofeedback, generative
algorithms, experimental music, biomimicry and contemporary
architectural practice. His work investigates complex relationships
and topologies created through the interaction of simple core
elements like sine waves, minimal surfaces and kinetic visual
patterns. He is planning to create a new work for guitar, sax, drums
plus robots. His piece will be composed using an open score format
encouraging improvisation among the human players and neural network
software to encourage improvisation among the robots.

Max Lord is a percussionist who will be writing a new piece for the
LEMUR robots in collaboration with NYC-based choreographer Ellen
Godena. The score will integrate a live performance on the Marimba
Lumina with robot percussion and spontaneous robot-inspired movement.

March ReSiDeNts Announced
April Submissions Now Open

Our third group of ReSiDeNts is a big one, including two teams of
collaborators. They will be creating new works at LEMUR in March to
be debuted March 28th.

R. Luke DuBois is a composer, performer, video artist and programmer.
He has collaborated on interactive performance, installation, and
music production work with many artists and organizations including
Toni Dove, Matthew Ritchie, Todd Reynolds, Michael Joaquin Grey,
Elliott Sharp, Michael Gordon, Bang on a Can, Engine27, Harvestworks
and LEMUR. Lesley Flanigan is a sculptor, vocalist, curator, and
sound artist in New York City. Her diverse range of work explores
relationships between people and their inventions using metaphors of
sound, communication, and mechanics. Their plan is to play the robots
by using transducers to resonate and damp their sound.

Fascinated by details and interested in exploring alternative and
seemingly bizarre human computer relations, Hannah Perner-Wilson
indulges in breaking technologies down to a basic level, from which
she is able to develop her own interaction solutions and scenarios.
Mika Satomi is interested in exploring the concept of an urban body
extension in the realm of wearable technology. Their previous
collaborations have explored wearable technology as a medium for
commenting on technological and social aspects. They propose to map a
verbal language onto motion captured from a performer’s body and to
feed back auditory output, resulting in a dialog between performer
and machines.

Jay Alan Zimmerman is an experimental multimedia composer whose works
for dance, film, and theater have been shown in hundreds of venues
including art galleries, Lincoln Center, the Edinburgh Fringe
Festival and the Pompidou Center in Paris. With both classical music
training and a BFA in Film from Tisch/NYU, he stretches boundaries by
working with diverse collaborators including instrumentalists,
Broadway singers, aerial performers, visual artists, drag queens and
now robots. In addition, as Jay has become deaf to most sound, he
plans to create a visual symphony during his residency.

Artists from all performing and installation disciplines are
encouraged to apply to ReSiDeNt, including musicians, composers,
dancers, choreographers, video artists, interactive installation
artists, performance artists, multimedia artists and others. To learn
about applying to ReSiDeNt, visit
Deadlines are rolling, with April submissions accepted until March


Winter Classes

LEMUR’s winter classes continue in March. For more information and to
register, visit Upcoming classes
– Microcontroller Programming for Artists: Introduction to the
Arduino System, Level 2
– Video Tracking in Jitter: Expert Video Tracking for Sound and Video Control
– Pyrotronics: Pyrotechnics & Control for Artists
– Sensors for Dancers: Wireless Sound and Video Control Through Movement
– Electromechanical Systems and Robotics for Artists

For related classes in software and fabrication, please visit our
Art/Tech Educational Alliance partners Harvestworks
( and 3rd Ward (

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