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Thursday, May 19 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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David Friend, former co-founder and president of ARP, talks about the state of the industry when ARP got started in 1969, the evolution of ARP from university electronic music studios to stage instruments, the development of their brand and performing artist program, where they succeeded and where they failed, ARP’s technological innovations, and the impact ARP left on the industry.

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David Friend

David Friend has been a successful technology entrepreneur for over 25 years. After serving as President of ARP Instruments, he co-founded five companies: Carbonite, Sonexis, FaxNet, Pilot Software, and Computer Pictures Corporation. In 2010, David was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the Emerging Technology category for the New England Region. He has been featured in USA Today, Tech Capital, The Boston Globe, Mass HiTech... Read More →

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Instrument Innovators

Since the first humans stood upright, people have been compelled to make sounds and compose them into rhythm and song. Humanity progresses, societies evolve, and expressions, representations, and tastes shift wildly, but the drive to make tools that produce music has, and will always, permeate all cultures. Once instrument builders first began to harness electronic technologies into new possibilities for instrument design, the... Read More →


Thursday May 19, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Full Frame Theater 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

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