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). 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
Tonal Hacking / Robotics / 8Bit.
Moritz Simon Geist, born in 1981. Music, robot crafting, hardware hacking. His projects range from electronic music productions to robotic sound installations adding a new perspective to the “man-machine-interface”. His installations go beyond the basic physical and technical demand: the main theme is rather the transition from a deterministic (usually binary) computing system into the physical and mechanical world. This transformation entains an greater stress on the “error” of the physical world and lets the object be both more tangible and vulnerable.
His installations and performances have so far been shown on numerous events like the Congress 29C3, Club Transmediale 2013, Mapping Festival 2013, Re:publica 2013 and collaborations such as with Mouse On Mars, Tyondai Braxton and the Stargaze Collective including an uncountable amount of press coverage. Moritz Simon Geist lives and works in Dresden, Germany.
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]
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
Moritz Simon Geist (Head & concept. mechatronics)
J. Art Geist (Music)
Karsten Gebbert (Programming)
Martin Novy (Music, Visuals)
Mirko Swillus (Programming, Electronics)