LEMUR is a Brooklyn-based group of artists and technologists developing robotic musical instruments. Founded in 2000 by musician and engineer Eric Singer, LEMUR’s philosophy is to build robotic instruments that “play themselves.” In LEMUR designs, the robots are the instruments.
LEMUR is supported in part by generous grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), the Greenwall Foundation, the Jerome Foundation (in celebration of the Jerome Hill Centennial and in recogntion of the valuable cultural contributions of artists to society) and Arts International. LEMUR is also sponsored by Harvestwork Digital Media Arts Center.
LEMUR is Eric Singer, Jeff Feddersen, Milena Iossifova, Bil Bowen and Luke DuBois.
I had the pleasure of meeting Eric Singer and the LEMUR BOTS as apart of Electrofringe 2004.