MORITZ SIMON GEIST installation / performance

09. & 10.08.24 | Shedhalle |

The new Installation by Moritz Simon Geist plays soothing,  minimal music in a futuristic way - with robots! The installation is based on the instrument ‘Vibraphone’, deconstructing the sound and the physical shape of the classic jazz instrument. The sound of the robot is generated by tuned aluminum bars, controlled by a complex, distributed robotic actuator system. 
The sound is multifaceted, ranging from gloomy chords to high concise melodies.

None of the sounds in this instrument is played by humans, but by the 36 small robotic actuators. The mechanics introduce slight variations in sound and rhythm, which are organic in contrast to calculated computer generated sounds. On the other hand, the robots are precise enough to play repetitive structures that no human could ever reproduce. This creates a new sound form (“robotic electronic music”) which is both organic and mechanical.