Feb 11 Lecture, Leonardo Society

For my local friends near Silicon Valley, it might interest you that I”ll be speaking briefly on just intonation at a meeting of the Leonardo Society at the SETI institute in Mountain View. Below is the official announcement from organizer Piero Scaruffi. Please RSVP to him if you feel like coming. It’s free and open to the public. – RR


I am pleased to announce that the Leonardo Art/Science Evenings (LASERs)
will now be serving the Peninsula and Silicon Valley too, thanks to
a venue kindly provided by the SETI Institute.
Here is the invitation to the first Mountain View LASER.
Feel free to forward and distribute, but please ask to RSVP to me
in order to attend. We do need a headcount.

Leonardo Art Science Meeting of February 11

You can view this invitation online at
and the whole series at http://www.scaruffi.com/leonardo

Leonardo ISAST invites you to a meeting of the Leonardo Art/Science

Like previous evenings the agenda includes some presentations of
art/science projects and time for casual socializing/networking.

Please RSVP to p@scaruffi.com . Admission is limited.

When: February 11, 2009

Where: SETI Institute
515 N. Whisman Road, Mountain View, California, USA

* 6:30pm-7:00pm: Socializing/networking.
* 7:00-7:30: Amy Ione of the Diatrope Institute on “Perception,
Photography, and the Art/Sci Equation”
* 7:30-8:00: Frank Pietronigro, co-founder and director of the Zero
Gravity Arts Consortium, and Lowry Burgess, former Dean and Professor,
College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, on “I See The Earth
and it is Beautiful”
* 8:30-9:00: Daniel “Cosmo Kichman” Grupp (Artist in residence at
DeYoung Museum) on “Yielding to Irony: Understanding the Illusion of
Importance in Art and Science.”
* 9:00-9:30: Robert Rich, Electronic and Digital Composer, on
“Microtonal Music and Just Intonation”
* 9:30pm-10:00pm: Discussions, more socializing.


piero scaruffi
on behalf of Leonardo ISAST

Two big concerts coming up

August 30, 2008
Riga, Latvia
8:00 PM – Opera Park, Klusa Daba @Balta Nakts (Free admission)
Part of the White Nights international festival
More info at http://www.klusadaba.lv/eng/festival/

September 13, 2008
Black River Falls, Wisconsin USA
Headlining a three day outdoor PsyTrance event, playing sometime Saturday night. $65 ticket price reflects all three days. Info at http://www.chilluminati.org/2008/07/sacred-earth-open-air-2008.html

For these two gigs, I’m preparing a very portable live rig, with a laptop and small controller so I can travel by air. This might be the start of a new trend, travelling without the big modular synth and borrowing some gear at each concert. Should be interesting!