Executive Director of Alan R. Pearlman Foundation
Dina is the only child of Alan and Buena Pearlman and grew up with ARP Synthesizers as a backdrop for her childhood, traveling extensively and being exposed to innovative technology, all styles of music and printed circuits. In her early years she spent time playing in rock and roll bands, as well as performing both dance and theater. For the past thirty years she has worked as a versatile visual arts and design professional, creative director, and educator in photography, graphic and web design.
In the last few years before his illness, Alan Pearlman started to re-examine the brave new world of synthesizers that exists today, many decades after his iconic and groundbreaking 12 years as the inventor and founder of ARP Synthesizers. During this time, he brought his daughter into the conversation. After his death in January 2019, Dina realized that there was a need to keep his legacy and passion alive, and with the help and encouragement of many of his former colleagues and friends, she started the Alan R. Pearlman Foundation and ARP Archives.
Conceived for educational purposes, the ARP were many musicians first experience with synthesizers.
Session: ARP is for Alan R. Pearlman. The Past, Present and Future of ARP Synthesizers
Conceived for educational purposes, the ARP were many musicians first experience with synthesizers. Who was the inventor and the man behind the company of such iconic instruments such as the 2600 and Odyssey? Dina Pearlman will present a multi-media story of ARP past present and future. Demos by Don Lewis and Nick Kwas.