[Video Stuff] The League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots
Eric Singer is the founder of the League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots (LEMUR), an artists collective comprised of traditional artists and musicians as well as engineers, inventors and technologists. LEMUR’s main focus is on creating new and exciting musical instruments using robotic technology as well as motion sensor technology and other interactive elements that bring them to life.
Eric Singer has used a wide range of weird materials to make music with including– but not limited to– fire mounds of gak, slinkys, robots and rubber. Singer has gone on to create a wonderful portfolio of musical robots that have been used in the studio or in live performances by the likes of They Might Be Giants, Foetus, Morton Subotnick, George Lewis and Ikue Mori.
At the front of their studio LEMUR hosts an interactive gallery in which projections are displayed on the floor and can be moved around and jumped on using motion sensor technology. Every time somebody interacts with the projection it triggers an autonomous instrument in the room and the whole place becomes a moving and breathing piece of music.