Eric Singer is a musician, artist, engineer and programmer and the Executive Director of LEMUR: League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots. 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 music and arts programming, engineering and performance experience in the areas of interactive music and graphics systems, alternative controllers, networked multimedia environments and robotics. He performs and lectures around the world with electronic musical instruments and teaches workshops on a range of art and technology subjects. He is known internationally for his software and hardware products for interactive art and music creation.
Singer will discuss LEMUR’s history and work in creating musical robots (such as GuitarBot, ModBots and XyloBot) and other new electronic musical instruments (such as the Sonic Banana, Slink-o-tron and Slime-o-tron). Founded by Singer in 2000, LEMUR creates exotic, sculptural musical instruments which integrate robotic technology. LEMUR’s philosophy is to build robots that are new types of musical instruments, as opposed to animatronic robots that play existing instruments. LEMUR’s growing ensemble consists of over 50 robotic instruments including GuitarBot, ModBots, XyloBots, HydroBots and others.