Robert Lippok is an avant-garde German visual artist and composer who has been an influential player in Berlin’s thriving experimental music scene since the early 1980s. He co-founded dissident punk band Ornament und Verbrechen with his brother Ronald in 1983 and also To Rococo Rot, a significant post-rock/electronic outfit, in the 1990s. Known for his expansive imagination, inventive rhythmic reflexes, and layers of fuzzy tones, Lippok’s solo work is just as wide-ranging – from funky, glitch-y, twisted techno record Redsuperstructure for Raster-Noton (2011), to stage design for operas, gallery exhibitions, and notable collaborations with Italian harpist Beatrice Martini, Canadian percussionist Debashis Sinha or brother Ronald and Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi (the latter trio as Whitetree). His latest solo album is Applied Autonomy for Raster-Media (2018).
Robert Lippok At ONSOUND
- Knuckleduster, with Debashis Sinha — Thursday, October 17 at 9:00pm (The Ship Pub)
- Ableton Live, a free workshop — Friday, October 18 10:00am-1:00pm (Memorial University School of Music)
- Plug-In City, a free workshop — Saturday, October 19 9:00am-3:00pm (ALT Hotel St. John’s)
- Waves & Wires — Saturday, October 19 at 9:00pm (The Ship Pub)