Peter Alaric DeSimone

Chief of Operations:
Erik Jacobson

Electronic musical instruments, gestural interface technology, automated manufacturing, intuitive hardware and software design.

peter at lyratron dot com

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An inspired odyssey...

Lyratron was founded in August of 2011 after four years of research into the development of gesture-based electronic musical instruments. Originally called "Light Harp Industries" (founded 2007), we continue to advance light harp and AirHarp technology, as well as pursue new projects that vary in scope and purpose. We remain guided by the light of intuition and retain our commitment to designing products that are both easy and intuitive to use.

Peter DeSimone is a graduate of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (summa cum laude '17), with a bachelor of science in Technological Entrepreneurship and Management. Peter also holds Associate of Arts degrees in Philosophy and Biomedical Sciences from Santa Barbara City College, and an associate's from New Mexico Tech with coursework in Electrical and Explosives Engineering. Peter's electronic design work has been featured on SparkFun, Ask an Engineer with Limor "Ladyada" Fried, and the 2011 Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition at Georgia Tech. Peter was nominated for the 2013 World Technology Award in the Individual-Entertainment category.
Erik Jacobson is an expert craftsman and CNC machinist with extensive experience in naval weapons systems and law enforcement. Erik is certified in Computer Aided Design (CAD), specializing in AutoCAD and SolidWorks. His advanced CAD skills allowed him to design a commercial-grade ergonomic enclosure for the AirHarp Lira. Erik's down-to-earth, analytical bearing provides a much needed counterbalance to Peter's pie-in-the-sky idealism, and the two work closely together on every aspect of running the company. As Chief Operations Officer, Erik is in charge of inventory, order fulfillment and customer relations.

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