League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots
The League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots, or LEMUR, is a Brooklyn-based group of artists and technologists developing robotic musical instruments. Founded in 2000 by musician and engineer Eric Singer, LEMUR's philosophy is to build robotic instruments that play themselves. In LEMUR designs, the robots are the instruments.
LEMUR is supported in part by grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), the Greenwall Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, and Arts International. LEMUR is also sponsored by Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center.
LEMUR is Eric Singer, Jeff Feddersen, Milena Iossifova, Bil Bowen, R. Luke DuBois, Leif Krinkle, Roberto Osorio-Goenaga, Bob Huott, Ajay Kapur, Rocío Barcia, and Marius Schebella; LEMUR composers include Joshua Fried, Mari Kimura, Brendan Adamson, and Lee Ranaldo; past contributors include Kevin Larke, David Bianciardi, Michelle Cherian, Michael Hearst, Brendan J. FitzGerald, Chad Redmon, They Might Be Giants, and Kate Chapman.