Electronic Music & Techno with Robots!

The artist group „Sonic Robots“ present performances where electronic music is played live by Robots!
Sonicrobots is led by Moritz Simon Geist and couldn’t exist without:
– Karsten Gebbert (Programming) Twitter
– Martin Novy (Music, Visuals)
– J. Art Geist (Music)
– Mirko Swillus (Programming, Electronics) Twitter

Moritz Simon Geist

#Electronic Music #Robots #Music Hacking #3D-Printing.

Moritz Simon Geist, born in 1981. His projects range from electronic music performances to robotic sound installations. His robotic installations and performances have so far been shown in numerous European festivals and exhibitions including Ars Electronica 2014, Club Transmediale 2013, Mapping Festival [CH]. He has also collaborated with performers such as Mouse on Mars and Tyondai Braxton. He holds talks on the progression of robotics and society. In 2015, he was awarded the Artist-In-Residence-Stipend for the Free State of Saxony.

His background is both as a classical musician and a robotics engineer, with an advanced expertise in 3-D Printing. Moritz Simon Geist lives and works in Dresden, Germany.

“His concept is treating some important questions of the future, like the perception of technology, the robotization of society or the artificial intelligence, but still comes in a very playful and entertaining way: through electronical music.” (Alain Bieber)

“Turning back to physical roots of electronic music, Geist proposes an open source, hack based approach to different levels of music making – the acoustics, performance and production. His robotic ensembles expose the inner workings of electronic music by turning back to the instruments of the 80s, discovering and illustrating the mechanisms behind the well-known electronic music sound diapason. His proposal expresses a long-term dedication and enthusiasm to his ongoing research on musical robots, with the aim of creating a live performance.“ (Neja Tomšič)

Sonicrobots.com is dedicated to robotic music instruments, autonomous tonal music machines, musical hacks and circuit bending.
The blog is run by me (Moritz Simon Geist). I try to investigate on and spread electronic, mechanic and conceptual information on robotic music making. I see hacking – in this case music hacking – as a form of anti-passiveness, through which I think the individual can have an impact on his or her environment, status and state of mind. I like the idea of the individual forming its surrounding rather than consuming passively.



Moritz Simon Geist at Soundcloud
Collaboration w/ Mouse on Mars
Science Fiction Children (Robot Elektro Performance)
Pjetro Moki, Simon Geist (IDM)
Die drei düsteren Eichen (Noise)
The Dots


Sonic robots (Automated music robots)
Redquartett (Nerd-Quartette)
Akliebe (Musik für Bühne und Film)

Talks, Presentations & Publications

„Marvin und der Blues“ [29C3, 2012 CCH Hamburg]
„Schlaflos im Weltall“ [Republica, 2012 ]
“Hackerbrause Quartett” [Redquartett 2012]
OLED-Technologie [Fraunhofer IPMS, 2009]
OLED-Technologie and printed electronics [TPE 2010]

Releases (Audio)

11.06.2011 The Dots – Next Time We Shall Have It All Our Own Way [DKR094]
01.12.2008 The Dots – Fake Modern Love Songs [digitalkunstrasen050]
02.01.2007 The Dots – Fashion for the dressed and naked [digitalkunstrasen017]
05.12.2005 [neureal009] Die III Duesteren Eichen – Ein Kranz von Rosen
13.10.2004 [neureal004] Pjetro Moki – Endoskopia
07.05.2004 [neureal003] Simon Geist – Simon Geist
12.02.2004 [neureal001] Pjetro Moki – Neurogenica




Volkswagen Soundfoundation [2009-2011]
Geräuschfreunde [2004-2005]
Kazoosh) [2011-2012]