Geek Of The Week: Lori Napoleon

Geek Of The Week: Lori Napoleon

Over the last couple of years, I’ve featured several of my favorite electronic music pioneers as GOTWs. The list has included Wendy Carlos, Tangerine Dream, Morton Subotnick, and others. Today, I like to add another talented musician to that list, Lori Napoleon. She claims to be inspired by creative expressions that use science and technology. Combine that with an affinity for electronic music and a self-described “primordial urge to build stuff,” and you get Meridian7 and Antenes, Napoleon’s music projects.

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Brooklyn-based Napoleon has a masters degree from New York University (NYU) and her creative performances have spanned everything from hologram projections (above) to DJ sets (below). She has also built several of her own electronic musical instruments including synthesizers and sequencers made from telephone switchboards. Click HERE to see one of her performances.

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Napoleon is “kind of a big deal” in the electronic music subculture. It probably goes without saying that I am a big fan of her work. I actually refer to her as an “e-music goddess.” Needless to say, Napoleon is not only a bona fide music geek, but also a science and technology geek. That’s just undeniably sexy and delightfully dorky at the same time. Now this digital diva can add GOTW to her resume.

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avatar KALE: A geek who works in the IT field and lives in Dallas, TX. He is also a music geek who has played in several local bands. Previous to his IT career, Kale worked as a photojournalist. He brings technical advice and artistic counterpoint to the podcast.