Feb 11 Lecture, Leonardo Society
by on January 23, 2009 in Concert News Recent Activity

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

8 Responses to Feb 11 Lecture, Leonardo Society

  1. Leo says:

    I have found photos ( http://www.scaruffi.com/leonardo/feb2009p.html), but I can’t find video.

  2. admin says:

    Actually, there was a video made of the talk. The folks who shot the video still need to find a way to transfer it for me, then perhaps I’ll be able to upload chunks of it to YouTube or something. It might take a month or so before it becomes available. Thanks for your interest! – RR

  3. Leo says:

    Hooray! Awaiting video :).

  4. Joe says:

    Great news. I also like the motm 730 demo you just put on youtube.

  5. Brian McWilliams says:

    Hi Robert,

    My question about the ASR10 got me thinking about this tangent… A lot of us ambient music lovers also end up dabbling in ambient ourselves and you are widely regarded for your engineering and gift with sound.

    For that reason, I think a lot of people might be interested to hear about your experiences and recommendations with gear. Even something like issues you are working out in your studio would be great to read about.

    As an example, I just found out that you worked on sound design for Camel Audio’s Alchemy.

    Would enjoy hearing your take on any of the above…

    Best wishes,


  6. KrisBelucci says:

    da best. Keep it going! Thank you

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