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

  • From: Eric Singer <list1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: dance-tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 21:58:45 -0400

LEMUR News at a Glance

* Frequency Hopping featuring the Ballet Mécanique Orchestra opens May 29th
* LEMURtron at the Pittsburgh Children's Museum opens June 1st
* LEMUR receives Greenwall Foundation grant towards commissioning new works
* Summer classes begin in June
* ReSiDeNt returns in July, submissions open through June 15th


Frequency Hopping featuring the Ballet Mécanique Orchestra

LEMUR continues our collaboration with Paul Lehrman on the Ballet Mécanique Project by providing the pit orchestra to Frequency Hopping, a new play by The Hourglass Group. Running May 29th through June 29th at 3LD Art & Technology Center, Frequency Hopping is a dark comedy based on the remarkable collaboration in 1940 between Hollywood glamour girl Hedy Lamarr and "bad boy" composer George Antheil (the composer of Ballet Mécanique) on a secret communication system.

The orchestra consists of LEMUR robots playing xylophones, bass drums, gong, siren, doorbells, miniature singing bowls and simulated airplane propellors, plus eight Yamaha player pianos. The robotic assemblage performs the play's original score, written by New York composer Joshua Fried.

Special Performance June 7th: The performance on June 7th will be followed by Antheil's Legacy, a tribute to composer George Antheil. This very special evening will feature the New York premiere performance of the full-length, fully robotic version of Ballet Mécanique, plus performances by other artists in the spirit of George Antheil.

Frequency Hopping
May 29-June 29
3LD Art & Technology Center
80 Greenwich St, NYC
For info and tickets, visit http://www.hourglassgroup.org/frequency.html


LEMURtron Installation in Pittsburgh

LEMUR travels to the Pittsburgh Children's Museum this week to install the latest version of LEMURtron, our interactive robotic installation featuring live video projection and tracking. The installation opens on Saturday, May 31st and runs for three months, through September 7th.

This version features exciting new interactive video programmed by Luke DuBois and interactive robotic music programmed by Eric Singer. And of course, over 20 LEMUR musical robots.

Pittsburgh Children's Museum
Pittsburgh, PA


Greenwall Foundation Grant

LEMUR has been awarded a generous grant from the Greenwall Foundation (http://greenwall.org). This grant will go to support LEMUR's music and performance commissioning programs, including professional composer commissions and ReSiDeNt, our monthly creator-in-residence program. LEMUR thanks the Greenwall Foundation for their continued support of our work.


Summer Classes

Summer classes will be announced next week and will begin later in June. LEMUR will be running a full complement of classes in sensors, robotics, microprocessors, interfacing and more. If you're not already on it, please sign on to our email list at http://lemurbots.org to receive the class announcement and future LEMUR news.


ReSiDeNt Returns, Submissions Welcome

After a two-month hiatus, ReSiDeNt, LEMUR's monthly creator-in-residence program returns in July. Applications for this and future ReSiDeNt months are now open. Submissions for July are open through June 15th.

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, and decisions are made shortly after the 15th of each month for the following month's residencies.


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