The Alan R. Pearlman Foundation has announced the “ARP 2600 Synthposium”, a virtual event and fundraiser to be held on September 18th at 11 AM EST.
The Alan R. Pearlman Foundation has announced the “ARP 2600 Synthposium”, a virtual event and fundraiser to be held on September 18th at 11 AM EST at The Record Co. in Boston MA, and streamed live on YouTube via Eventbrite. All proceeds will benefit the Alan R. Pearlman Foundation and the ARPs For All Project.
Beginning with a keynote from ARP co-founder David Friend and opening statements by Dina Pearlman and acclaimed artist Jean-Michel Jarre, the event will focus on the ARP 2600, the iconic synthesizer that brought semi-modular synthesis to performers and educators around the world. It will feature panel discussions, musical performances, and interviews with artists, former ARP employees, engineers and more. Participants will be able to interact live with panelists via chat. There will also be a silent auction starting on Thursday, September 16th with a variety of hardware and software synthesizers, books, t-shirts, and other prizes available.
The Foundation continues its work with contributors, collaborators, vendors, manufacturers, venues, and owners of rare original ARP synthesizers. Among their goals is the creation of installations where students can utilize ARP synthesizers as part of their music curriculum, and to explore the endless possibilities of electronic music.