MATRIXSYNTH: Fifty Years of ARP: The 2500 in 2020 Online Event This Saturday, September 26

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Fifty Years of ARP: The 2500 in 2020 Online Event This Saturday, September 26

via The Alan R Pearlman Foundation:


Celebrating five decades of the 2500 synthesizer with interviews, panels and more

STONE RIDGE, NY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2020– The Alan R. Pearlman Foundation has announced “Fifty Years of ARP: The 2500 in 2020”, a virtual event to be held on September 26th at 12PM EST on Zoom via Eventbrite. The event will be free for all participants with a suggested donation. Registration and other information can be found here.

The event will focus on the ARP 2500, the groundbreaking synthesizer made famous in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. It will feature panel discussions and interviews with original ARP engineers, software developers, artists, composers, producers, educators, and others. Participants will be able to interact live with panelists via Zoom.

"We are beyond thrilled for this deep dive into the iconic ARP 2500,” said Dina Pearlman, ARP Foundation founder and daughter of Alan R. Pearlman. "We’ve assembled an amazing collection of engineers who made the original 2500s, artists who have used them, and ARP historians and organizations that work to preserve them."

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


The schedule for the event is as follows (note the times are Eastern - be sure to adjust for your time zone):

12:00 Introductions and Presentations by Dina Pearlman

Video: Interview with Ken McNeill, member of the original ARP 2500 Engineering Team

Video: G2500 Demo

12:15 Engineers and Developers Panel Discussion (with Chris Meyer, Moderator):
Jim Mitchmurhuizen, Audio Engineer, Musician, Founder of The Boston School of Electronic Music
Barry Ober , Audio Engnieer, member of the original ARP 2500 Engineering Team
John Niclasen, NicomSoft Software engineer and Physicist with Speciality in Astrophysics from Niels Bohr Institute, 2016. Musician. Developer of G2500, the virtual ARP 2500.

12:50 Video Presentation and Introductions
Video Excerpt: EMEAPP
Video Excerpt: Willem Twee Studio
Video Excerpt: Brown University

1:00-1:30 ARP 2500 in Educators Panel Discussion (with Jim Mitchmurhuizen moderator)
Vince Pupillo, EMEAPP
James Moses, Brown University
Kristin Warren, Brown University
Asha Tamarisa, Bates College
Klaus Hans Teuschler, Willem Twee Studio

1:40 Video Presentation and Introductions
Video Excerpt: Pablo Garreton
Video Excerpt: David Baron
Video Excerpt: Asha Tamarisa

1:50-2:20 ARP 2500 Composers & Producers Panel Discussion with Brian Kehew, moderator
Pablo Garreton, Composer and Performer
David Baron, Producer and Composer
Asha Tamarisa , Composer, Performer and Educator
Don Slepian , Composer and Performer

Brian Kehew
Chris Meyer
Jim Micmerhuizen

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