Electronic music webcast Sunday, December 11

Posted: 12/8/2011 10:04:21 PM

From: Champaign, Illinois USA

Joined: 9/29/2011

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A Live Improvisation Concert Featuring Salvatore Martirano's Sal-Mar Construction

Date: December 11, 2011
Time: 1:00-3:00pm

Location: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, Champaign Illinois USA

This special concert of improvised music will feature a mélange of local musicians performing on a variety of traditional and new music instruments with the Sal-Mar Construction, built from the TTL logic boards of the ILLIAC II by Salvatore Martirano, Sergio Franco, and ILLIAC III designers Rich Borovec and James Divilbiss.

The instrument is believed to be the earliest interactive music synthesizer to combine the essential elements of human conversation and music improvisation into a continuous performance event, and this concert will highlight the unique nature of this early electro-acoustic instrument.

Performers will include Ken Beck, Gregory Danner, Dorothy Martirano, Barry Morse, Jacob Barton, John Toenjes, Jason Finkelman, and Jeff Zahos.

Key Words: Sal-Mar Construction, Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, Udderbot, Theremin, Electronic Music

From Atlas site:


From the Sousa Archives site:


The purpose for the two links is to insure that if one server goes down the other will most likely still be operational.

Posted: 12/8/2011 10:07:05 PM

From: Champaign, Illinois USA

Joined: 9/29/2011

Time of the event is 1:00pm Central Standard Time in the US. I believe that maps to 19:00 GMT.

Posted: 12/9/2011 6:22:24 AM
RS Theremin

From: 60 mi. N of San Diego CA

Joined: 2/15/2005

Hello  MusicPapa,

1 pm CST to GMT is an offset of six hours which would be 7 pm GMT, so 19:00 GMT is correct. At my age that is almost a Mensa Puzzle! Thank goodness it wasn't in the Summer at 8 pm, then we would have to fiddle with the International Date Line and Daylight Savings!


Posted: 12/17/2011 1:26:36 AM

From: Champaign, Illinois USA

Joined: 9/29/2011

They posted the video from the webcast:


The theremin comes in at about the 23 minute mark.

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