“The soundtrack, though, was a long way from Vangelis’ creamy futurism, more like the terse, clattering schematic of Kraftwerk’s “Pocket Calculator” set to the insistent propulsion of Neu.”
“When he plays a techno show, Moritz Simon Geist doesn’t reach for a laptop. Instead, he calls on his army of sonic robots—a collection of small, motorized creations that click, clank, and whirr in an intricate mechanical symphony. The result isn’t just a dynamic, throbbing album full of electrifying techno. For Geist, it’s a way to push the frontiers of electronic musicmaking. –Wired
I will contribute with whooping 8 events to the annual worlds biggest showcase festival in Austin, Texas. This includs a robot showcase at the official SXSW opening party, a showcase at the SXSW Interactive Awards 2019 and a talk at the official SXSW conference about “The future of music making”. With robots, obviously.
See you in Austin!
|Date||Time||Show & Location||Location|
Robot Live Showcase,
|German House / Wunderbar, Graeber Haus, 410 East 6th Street|
|Sat 9th||10pm||Robot Live Showcase||Buffalo Billiards|
|Mon 11th||6pm||Robot Live Showcase
Interactive Award Ceremony
|Austin Convention Center
|Tue 12th||6.10pm||Robot Live Showcase at SXSW Music Opening Party w/ CIFIKA, Otoboke Beaver, KOKOKO!||THE MAIN II|
|Wed 13th||12pm||Robot Live Show at FLOODFest Opening w/ Dungeon Family and many more
||Cedar St. Courtjard|
|Wed 13th||8:00 pm||
Robot Live Showcase German Night Wunderbar
|Thu 14th||2pm||Workshop “Music Robots”||German House / Wunderbar, Graeber Haus, 410 East 6th Street|
|Thu 14th||5pm||Conference Talk Futuristic Music Production with Music Robots||Austin Convention Center, Room 16AB|
FACT Magazine, asked my to make a “How to make a track video”, and you wont believe what happend next!
“The music robot maestro takes us through his unconventional process. Moritz Simon Geist is a performer, musicologist and robotics genius who wants to invent the future of electronic music – with robots. We visited his recording studio/robotics lab so he could show us how to make an “industrial Tresor-like” track using scrap metal, a “techno shell” and a variety of different music robots.
Moritz, who has a background both as a classical musician and as a robotics engineer, has performed alongside Mouse On Mars in Amsterdam and Germany and has performed solo shows at Moogfest, CTM and Mutek. This year, he released The Material Turn EP and Robotic Electronic Music via Kompakt, both of which are available now.”
Good news, everyone!
after releasing my debut EP in october, the full album “Robotic Electronic Music” is available as vinyl, CD and digital as of NOW!
Like the EP, the album with 8 tracks was produced by Mouse On Mars, and is released on my new Label SRR with help from Kompakt Distribution.
The last months have been even more busy than usual, and today I am so happy to announce the official release of my debut record, a of wonderful video and of my newly formed record label Sonic Robots Records in cooperation with Kompakt Distribution!
DEBUT ALBUM ANNOUNCEMENT
Its official! On 12th of October the world’s first ever robotic techno record “The Material Turn” will hit the market. The 4-Track EP will be released as a Vinyl + Digital Release, with a limited 300 piece physical edition. Make your Pre-Orders here!
Then, on Friday 16 November 2018 the Full-Length album “Robotic Electronic Music” will be available as Vinyl, CD and Digital. Pre-Orders soon.
And this is what the PR-text says about it:
“It is the world’s first techno record (more…)
In this article I will explain the technical background of my techno music robots. Maybe you have seen my giant MR-808 Robot. Thats where I started dealing with Robotic Electronic Music (R.E.M.) on a daily basis. Since then my whole life is dedicated to experimenting, building and playing shows with music robots. I wake up with them in the morning and think about music robots at night. Why? Because I think that electronic music has to evolve and I am very bored with music synthezisers, modular synthezisers, samplers, and computers. I want Future! Robots! And Techno!
My music robots always consist of four parts: