Join The Alan R. Pearlman Foundation on November 5th at 10:00am (EST) for an in-person/online event and fundraiser celebrating 50 years of the ARP Odyssey, one of the most popular synthesizers of all time, played by everyone from Herbie Hancock, Deep Purple (John Lord), The Fixx, P-Funk, UltraVox, Billy Preston, George Duke and many many more. Hosted by the Berklee College of Music's Electronic Production & Design Department, the day will feature live performances, panel discussions, special guests, and more! The in-person performances of the SYNTHPOSIUM and fundraiser will take place at David Friend Recital Hall at The Berklee College of Music in Boston. The event will be streamed live via several different sources.
Our concert highlights include:
The confirmed artists, panelists, content creators and guests include: Herbie Hancock, Lisa Bella Donna, Rupert Greenall (The Fixx), David Friend, Mark Vail, DJ Cherish the Luv, Danz (Synth History), Drew Schlesinger, Ian Staer, Jamie Billings, Mike Metlay, Alex Ball, David Frederick, Tom Piggot, Alison Cassidy, Bill T. Miller, the Berklee Synthesizer Ensemble, Greg Phillinganes, the Jennifer Hruska group, BØLT and many more!
Tickets are available to purchase. Please visit our Eventbrite page for more information. Limited seating available for in-person attendees.
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All proceeds will benefit the Alan R. Pearlman Foundation. & our ARP's for all program. The Foundation's mission is to celebrate the legacy of inventor, musician, entrepreneur and engineer Alan R. Pearlman by making his innovative inventions publicly accessible, and inspiring future generations to imagine and create.
"The Odyssey was ARP's primary lead/solo synthesizer. It was designed for musicians who wanted more control than the preset-oriented Soloist could provide, but didn't want the large size and patch cables of the 2600. Over its 8-year lifespan, the Odyssey went through three versions. The changes between them were sonic, cosmetic, and functional – to the point where musicians of today often consider the Odyssey to have existed as three distinct instruments."
To learn more about the ARP Odyssey, please visit our Music Makers & Machines page on Google Arts & Culture. Story by Mike Metlay with editorial contributions from Rich Formidoni, Mary Lock, & Dina Pearlman.
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