The League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots (LEMUR)
January 14 – March 19, 2005
Reception January 13, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Beall Center for Art and Technology
University of California, Irvine

712 Arts Plaza, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, Irvine, CA 91697-2775
(949) 824-4339, fax (949) 824-2450
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Gallery hours, Tuesday-Wednesday, noon-5 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, noon-8 p.m.

Interactive LEMUR ModBots, 2005


The League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots will bring a new kind of sound – and different sort of musician – to the Beall Center for Arts and Technology this month. LEMUR is a band of robotic instruments that play themselves, performing both original compositions and improvised pieces. The musical installation at the Beall Center features five musical robots: GuitarBot, which can pick and slide faster than a human musician; ForestBot, with 10-foot-long rods that wave egg rattles above gallery visitors; !rBot (pronounced chick-r-bot) which opens like a mouth to play Peruvian goat-hoof rattle;  TibetBot, a percussion instrument with robotic arms striking Tibetan singing bowls to create droning sounds and rhythms; and various robotic percussion instruments called ModBots.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, call (949) 824-4339 or visit <>.

Interactive LEMUR ModBots, 2005

LEMUR founder Eric Singer is a musician, artist, engineer and programmer. He has performed and lectured throughout the U.S. and Europe and is known internationally for his popular interactive software objects for Cycling 74's Max. He currently works as an independent arts engineer and consultant, is Technical Director of the Madagascar Institute, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the NYU Interactive Telecommunication Program and Lead Programmer of Production Designer multimedia theater software from Wet Electrics. He collaborates on LEMUR with sound artist and designer Bil Bowen, art and technology scholar Milena Iossifova, and musician and computer scientist Jeff Feddersen.

The Donald R. and Joan F. Beall Center for Art and Technology is a research and exhibition center that explore new relationships between the arts, sciences and engineering, promoting new forms of creation and expression using digital technologies.

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