Between Air and Electricity | The Springboard by Eric Leonardson

The Springboard invented by Eric Leonardson in 1994.

Today, Cathy Van Eck, author of the wonderful book, Between Air and Electricity: Microphones and Loudspeakers As Instruments, posted about the Springboard.

She describes my playing techniques, materials, and construction through the process of discovery. Many links to a range of publications, audio, and videos are included. Among them a 2013 concert with Birgit Uhler in Bond Chapel at the University of Chicago.

Quantum Monk II with Fujima Yoshinojo a.k.a. Rika Lin at Links Hall

Photo from a scene during “Quantum Monk II,” my performance collaboration with Fujima Yoshinojo, a.k.a. Rika Lin and company on Saturday, April 22 at Links Hall at Constellation Chicago.

Quantum Monk II with Eric Leonardson #linkshall #beyondthebox #quantummonkII

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Quantum Monk II was part of the Beyond the Box performance series curated by Rika Lin, Beyond the Box continues through May 2017.

Illinois News: Soundwalks in Urbana parks put participants in touch with sonic environments

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Chicago-based audio artist Eric Leonardson will lead soundwalks in two Urbana parks this week as part of the Sonified Sustainability Festival, to celebrate sustainable practices in the arts. The soundwalks aim to make people more aware of the sounds around them, both natural and man-made. Photo by David Zuchowski

On April 26, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign news posted this well-written online article by Jodi Heckel about my public soundwalks in Urbana parks, all part of the Sonified Sustainability Festival. Thanks go to Jason Finkelman and the Student Sustainability Committee for their interest and support. In coming months look for a video documenting the festival’s artists and their performances. Portion of this will include the Springboard and my concert at Krannert Art Museum with Carol Genetti and Guillermo Gregorio last October.

 

Fusion | Art + Technology | Hinsdale Public Library

FUSION | art + technology

Sunday, October 23
Noon-4:00 pm

At 1:00–2:00 pm I perform on the Springboard, then show everyone simple handmade ways to create electronic sound and music.

Program:

Enjoy an all-day, all-ages program at the Library exploring a variety of activities that show what can be created when art and technology are blended together. Check out the poster for full details.
Noon–4:00 pm Northern IL University STEM Lab
Noon–4:00 pm International Drone Racing Association – Chicago
Noon–1:30 pm Babycakes Gourmet Pancakes
1:00 pm–2:00 pm  Springboard performance by Eric Leonardson
2:00 pm–3:00 pm Paint with Light with Ashley Vimont

 

Facebook Event

Hinsdale Public Library
20 East Maple Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
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Sudden Sound Concert | Krannert Art Museum

Eric Leonardson Springboard Trio performs a 7:30pm concert with two of Chicago’s most creative musical performers, Carol Genetti and Gregorio Gregorio on Thursday, October 20 in the Sudden Sound Concert Series at Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign, Illinois. Facebook Event.

Artists’ Biographies

carol genetti photo by dan mohr

(photo by Dan Mohr)

Carol Genetti is a Chicago-based vocalist whose work extends to sound and visual art media. Her palette is primordial, existing in a space where language and music have yet to be formed and formulated into familiar cultural patterns. Genetti’s aesthetic is one of raw power, yet also delicate, subtle, and precise. An exquisite soloist, she is often also heard in the company of other improvising musicians. She has been performing in North America and Europe, mostly as a vocal improviser, mostly in collaborations with other musicians, including Jack Wright, Eric Leonardson, Bob Marsh, Peter Maunu, Olivia Block, Andrew Clinkman, Katherine Young, Jon Mueller, Albert Wildeman, and Jim Baker. Learn more at carolgenetti.com.

Guillermo Gregorio 2015

Guillermo Gregorio, 2015

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1941, American composer and clarinet player Guillermo Gregorio has lived variously in Europe and the United States since 1986. He has performed extensively, and his compositions have been recorded on numerous CDs by the Swiss label hatART and the American labels New World Records, Atavistic, and Nuscope, among others. His works have been played by noted New Music ensembles in the USA and Europe. In addition, as an instrumentalist, Gregorio has worked with many experimental and improvisational groups, including those that recorded the music of Cornelius Cardew, Anthony Braxton, and Philip Corner, among other contemporary composers. As a visual artist and designer painting and graphic design has a central influence in his music. Learn more at ggregorio.com.

Eric & springboard

(photo by Noé Cuéllar, 2010)

Eric Leonardson is an audio artist who performs with the Springboard, an instrument built by the artist to explore the sonic potential of coil springs and other materials and amplified by a piezo disc contact microphone.

The Institute for Implied Imperfection – Broadcast with Jason Soliday

Broadcast live on numbers.fm Saturday, February 20, 2016 at The Institute for Implied Imperfection with Jason Soliday (synths, computer, objects) and myself (Springboard, electronics).

 

June 17: Magma, Springs and Bugs at Školská 28, Prague

skolska28 white on blackMagma, Springs and Bugs
Eric Leonardson: Solo for Springboard
Brane Zorman: Hidden Materia
Featuring: Petr Nikl – Cockroaching – Beetle Works
Wednesday, June 17 – 19:00

Školská 28 Gallery
Školská 28
110 00 Prague 1
tel. +420 222 966 974

This concert is part of LISTENING AROUND THE CORNER a mini-symposium happening the next day, Thursday, June 18 from 6 to 9.30 at Tranzitdisplay Gallery.

June 13-14: Muzički Dom kulture Studentski Grad, Belgrade

dksg_logoI am honored to give a solo performance on June 13 and lecture for the Muzički Program on June 14 at:

Dom kulture Studentski Grad (DKSG)
Bulevar Zorana Đinđića 179
11000 Belgrade, Serbia
tel. + 381 (0)11 2691 442

Download the program (pdf)

Join the Facebook event for June 13 solo performance.
Join the Facebook Event for June 14 lecture on Acoustic Ecology and Ethical Listening

June 12: Organizam IA and UBU, Zagreb

A3-plakat-EricFriday, June 12 at 8:00pm Organizam IA and UBU – Udruga bivših učenika Škole primijenjene umjetnosti i dizajna presents…

Eric Leonardson: SPRINGBOARD – audio-visual performance at Izložbeni salon Izidor Kršnjavi

 

UBU-logoUBU
(The association of former students of the School of Art and Design)
Trg maršala Tita 11
10 000 Zagreb
+385 91 7662 666
ubu@ubu.hr