Alan R. Pearlman Foundation and The Record Co. announce “Arp 2600 Synthposium” Event
The Alan R. Pearlman Foundation has announced the ARP 2600 Synthposium, a virtual event and fundraiser to be held on September 18th, 2021, at 11AM 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.
Ticketing and other information can be found at alanrpearlmanfoundation.org/arp-2600-synthposium-and-fund-raiser
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.
Dina Pearlman, ARP Foundation founder and daughter of Alan R. Pearlman, said:
We are incredibly excited to bring this event to life with the help of our wonderful friends and partners at The Record Co. We are overflowing with awesome content for 2600 fans, and we can't wait to share it with all our generous donors and participants.
Panelists will include: Alsún Ní Chasaide, Alison Stout, Antonio Guitterez (Antonus) BT, Brian Kehew, David Baron, David Friend, David Frederick Jr, David Mash, DJ CherishtheLuv, EMEAPP, Jack Hotop, Jennifer Hruska, Jean-Michel Jarre, Jon Carin, Korg, Lisa Bella Donna, Marie Ann Hedonia, Michael Bierylo, Michael Brigida, Richard Boulanger, Richard Devine, Steve McQuarry, Tom Piggott.
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.
For more information about the Foundation, visit alanrpearlmanfoundation.org