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


(The association of former students of the School of Art and Design)
Trg maršala Tita 11
10 000 Zagreb
+385 91 7662 666

June 6: Frequenzgänge #52, Hamburg

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Centro Sociale
Sternstr. 2
20357 Hamburg

Eric Leonardson: springboard
Lê Quan Ninh: percussion
Birgit Ulher: trumpet, radio, speaker
Angharad Davies: violin
Gunnar Lettow: e-bass, objects, electronics

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Vendlam – On Attenuation Circuit

Attention Circuit has released Vendlam, a limited edition CDr featuring a live concert performance with Doug Van Nort on GREIS and Al Margolis (If, Bwana) on analog synthesizer and violin, and myself on Springboard. Available at emerge.bandcamp.com/album/vendlam

Our performance was recorded on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the Experimental Music Showcase at My Pizza Place, Poughkeepsie, New York. The album design by EMERGE with photography by KLONK is lovely.

Vendlam [ACC 1015] Track titles/times:

  1. mandlev [19:59]
  2. lamvend [5:20]
  3. vlandem [13:44]

Limited edition, 33 numbered copies. Recorded by Eric Leonardson. Mastered by Doug Van Nort. Thanks to Jonathan Chen. www.attenuationcircuit.de

vendlam cover

May 19 Improvised/Experimental Music At Myopic Books

Katie Young collaboration with visual artist Sae Jun Kim
7:30pm Monday, May 19, 2014
Myopic Books
1564 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

Eric Leonardson (springboard) performs with Carol Genetti (voice), Albert Wildeman (bass), and Katherine Young (bassoon)

The music happens in the reading room upstairs. Admission Free

New article published in Leonardo Music Journal 23

Jay Needham and Eric Leonardson performing 'Chronography: animal,' world premiere at the 46th Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Darmstadt, Germany. (Photo ©2012 Katharina Szmidt)

Jay Needham and Eric Leonardson performing ‘Chronography: animal,’ world premiere at the 46th Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Darmstadt, Germany. (Photo © Katharina Szmidt)

Leonardo Music Journal 23 has published “Instruments of Tension: Gramophones, Springs and the Performance of Place,” an article co-authored with Jay Needham. In it, we describe the process and metaphors of our 2012 performance of “Chronography:animal.” This work is based on Jay’s 2009 field recordings from Antarctica and Herbert Ponting’s 1911 photograph of Chris the dog, with sounds produced on Springboard, gramophone horns, and clock mechanisms. Notions of sound in relation to place and history are explored in this work and the article, available to LMJ and Leonardo subscribers.


November 7 and 8, Concert and Soundwalk in Marquette, MI

Thursday, November 7, at 7:00 p.m., in the Peter White Public Library’s Community Room

Concert posterI perform at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center’s “First Thursdays” Concert Series. My concert will be followed by a lecture-demonstration about the Springboard, including the technical, historical, musical and creative concerns that inspired its invention and performance.

Friday, November 8, at 10:00 a.m., Soundwalk at Northern Michigan University

I lead a morning soundwalk with students and faculty on the campus of Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan.

New video from 2013 MEGAPOLIS Fest with Anna Friz

New video from 2013 MEGAPOLIS Audio Festival, just in from Justin Groteleuschen, shows Anna Friz and me performing and talking about our work with 100 radios as “breathing instruments” and “players,” accompanied by Springboard, reeds, and electronics. This performance and talk happened at Union Docs in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, April 13.

Anna Friz + Eric Leonardson @ MEGAPOLIS Audio Festival from MEGAPOLIS Festival on Vimeo.

New Springboard Video On YouTube

A short video by Josh Baum created at Amherst College, offering up close details and sounds of the Springboard.

Springboard – New Video by Josh Baum and Eric Leonardson

Springboard – Eric Leonardson from Joshua Baum on Vimeo.

An intimate performance demonstration of Eric Leonardson’s Springboard, a self-built instrument made from coil springs, wood, and other everyday objects, amplified by a single piezo-electric contact microphone. Its diverse and unusual sounds belie its humble origins. Leonardson built the Springboard in 1994 and has since performed with many artists locally, nationally, and internationally.

Joshua Baum shot and edited this video at Amherst College in 2013.