Monday, May 8, Original Instruments Concert

3:00-4:00 PM Monday, May 8

Students of Eric Leonardson’s Instrument Construction 4004 course perform on unique and newly invented instruments for acoustic and electronic sound.

The LeRoy Neiman Center, 1st floor
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
37 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago IL 60603

 

Free beverages and snacks will be provided courtesy of SAIC’s Department of Sound.

Can’t be there? Tune in and listen remotely on Free Radio SAIC!

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May 8: Original Instruments Ensemble at SAIC

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Friday, May 8 at 2:30pm – 4:30pm, my Instrument Construction students will conclude the spring semester with a display of, and performances with, their new and original instrument inventions for SAIC students, staff, and faculty at the Leroy Neiman Center.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
37 S. Wabash Avenue
Chicago IL 60603

 

October 9 8:00 pm, Concert at Bond Chapel with Birgit Ulher

Birgit Ulher's assorted devices8:00 pm, Wednesday, Oct 9

A concert of improvised music, solo and duet sets with Birgit Ulher, from Hamburg, on trumpet, radio, electronics, assorted devices, with myself performing on Springboard, electronics, assorted devices.

Address: Bond Chapel, 1025 East 58th Street, Chicago IL
Admission: FREE
Hosted by the Renaissance Society

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8 Ohm Danger Squad at Waveforms, Saturday April 24

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Please join us as my Instrument Construction students perform with their new and unusual musical instruments…

8PM Saturday April 24

Enemy
1550 N. Milwaukee Ave., 3rd floor
Chicago IL 60622
Admission: FREE

Waveforms is a showcase of student sound works held every semester, organized by Sound Department grad students at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). My class will perform as the 8 Ohm Danger Squad. Here’s a video, shot by my TA Kyle Evans, of some of the instruments as they were building and testing:

This semester Ryan Dunn has organized Waveforms under the theme “Remains.”The show includes a performance by Kyle Evans, my TA for Instrument construction, and inventor the electronically modified didgeridoo, performing to real time generated video in addition to this wonderful instrument.

2nd Annual Guthman Musical Instrument Competition Photos and Video

The 2nd Annual Guthman Musical Instrument Competition ended Saturday, February 27 at Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta. Severe snow storms in New York made it difficult, if not impossible for some entrants to make the trip. I didn’t win a prize, but I did have a highly rewarding experience, some of which I can share with you here in the form of video, images, and links.

Visit this page to read Georgia Tech’s March 15 announcement of the 2010 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition winners.

Steven Litt auditions CrudBox

Steven Litt auditions the CrudBox for the 2nd annual Guthman Musical Instrument competition at Georgia Tech. This is a self-built instrument using solenoids, piezo pickups, and sequencing with an Arduino board. Out of eight finalists Steven was one of the four prize winners. The other winners were Tomas Henriques, Keith McMillen, and Loud Objects. Continue reading