They Might Be Giants

They might be … robots. Yipes, they might be Cylons. Cylons look like us now! Run!

Robosonic Eclectic: Morton Subotnik, They Might Be Giants, and robotic musical instruments on the same bill? That … doesn’t happen very often. But it does happen this weekend, starting tonight.

With a lineup that includes They Might Be Giants, JG Thirlwell, Mort Subotnick, George Lewis, R. Luke DuBois and J. Brendan Adamson, Lemurplex is kicking off what looks like a really packed couple of weeks of music and research into new instruments here in New York this weekend. Check out the TMBG video and JG Thirwell clip for a teaser of what’s to come. I’ll be there, so say hi if you, uh, know what I look like. (And thanks to all of you who’ve been saying hello at various events. It’s always great to know who’s out there reading.)

League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots

Lemurplex, incidentally, is a terrific place to go learn this stuff if you can find a way to come to New York — not only musical robotics, but music tech in general. See also Harvestworks, which regularly has people in from other lands around the world for residencies / learning / etc. Not everything happens in New York, of course; I hope to put together an up-to-date list of educational venues beyond academia around the globe soon.

Flyer after the jump.

Robosonic Flyer

  • If only I lived in new york. Damn this show looks like it'd be awesome.

  • Hey, Justin, we should do something in Minneapolis. 🙂

    Seriously, in the works for CDM — global events calendar, world tour. More on that soon, but it's definitely something I'd like to develop.

  • Machines

    Talk about a small world! I'm in the Twin Cities as well and would be happy to offer help/volunteer for some type of event.

  • wow. i don't believe i didn't hear about this earlier. thank you so much for the info!

    and if you are in new york and you need more to do this weekend, don't forget about the bang on a can marathon (, (which i've been looking forward to all year and will miss entirely).

  • nonstatic

    i saw an artist named Trimpin do a show just like this a decade ago, that guy was way ahead of his time. look him up, he's a badass.

  • disregarding the delays, concert was awesome. especially subotnick's piece. thirlwell's was good too. and tmbg was tmbg. it was pretty much all good, actually. and a good variety.