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[OT][NYC] Classes, ReSiDeNts and More

Nov 03 2008 | 8:26 pm


* Microprocesors for Artists, still time to sign up for this class
* New ReSiDeNts Announced, next show December 12th
* LEMUR in Poland thanks to two grant awards
* Eric Singer Published in Arcana III edited by John Zorn


Microprocesors for Artists class starts November 4th

Have you ever wanted to build a robot or an interactive art
installation? Have you ever wondered how LEDs, sensors and motors
work? Through collaborative exercises and the development of in-class
projects, you will learn how to program and prototype with an Arduino
microcontroller ( This class is geared towards
beginners, and no prior knowledge of electronics or programming is

Microcontroller Progamming for Artists: Introduction to the Arduino System
Tuesdays 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 6:30-9:30 pm


November ReSiDeNts Announced

LEMUR awards November residencies to three great artists: Michael
Hearst, Roy Vanegas and Hallvardur Asgeirsson.

Michael Hearst is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, writer, and
producer and a founding member of the band One Ring Zero. He plans
on featuring the robots in a series of songs themed on "unusual

Roy Vanegas is a composer of ambient electronic music and the sole
member of Noise Floor Music. He’ll be creating ambient, beat-driven
electronic music fused with guitars driven by human and computer.

Hallvardur Asgeirsson, from Reykjavik, Iceland, is a composer
of electroacoustic and classical music, often employing processed
guitars and industrial soundscapes. He plannes to write music for
LEMUR robotic percussion plus a special version of the Dorophone, a
guitar equipped with a feedback mechanism.

Submissions for ReSiDeNt are now open for January and future
residencies. Accepted artists are awarded a one-month residency at
LEMUR to create a new performance or installation utilizing LEMUR’s
musical robots, MIDI controllers and other technologies.

Artists from all performing and installation disciplines are
encouraged to apply, including musicians, composers, dancers,
choreographers, video artists, interactive installation artists,
performance artists, multimedia artists and others.

To learn about applying to ReSiDeNt, visit

ReSiDeNt: New Works, New Instruments, New Artists
LEMUR, 461 Third Avenue, Brooklyn
Friday, December 12th
8 pm – 10 pm
$5 at the door


LEMUR Heads to Poland With Todd Reynolds

Thanks to generous grants from the Trust for Mutual Understanding and
the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, LEMUR heads to Poland in November
with Todd Reynolds for a mini-tour. We’ll be hitting Krakow, Warsaw,
Katowice and Gdynia as part of the annual Audio Art Festival.

Audio Art Festival
November 21-25


Read Eric Singer’s Essay on New Musical Instruments in Arcana III

Arcana III is John Zorn’s third edition of essays by renown musicians
writing on music topics. Digital Luthier: Musical Instrument Design
in the 21st Century is Eric Singer’s take on the present state of
this art and motivations for future directions. Arcana III is out now
and available at the Downtown Music Gallery and other bookstores, on-
and off-line.

Arcana III: Musicians on Music

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