[dance-tech] [NYC] LEMUR ReSiDeNt show Friday + more news

  • From: Eric Singer <list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 09:16:25 -0500

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 http://lemurbots.org/resident.html. Deadlines are rolling, with April submissions accepted until March 15th.


Winter Classes

LEMUR's winter classes continue in March. For more information and to register, visit http://lemurbots.org/classes.html. Upcoming classes include - 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 (http://harvestworks.org) and 3rd Ward (http://3rdward.com)

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