The Goethe-Institut and AFM INC present a music workshop and performance by visual artist and avant-garde composer Robert Lippok at The Polygon Gallery. This is a free event.
**PLEASE NOTE** Workshop is now closed!
An Improvisation Workshop and Performance with Robert Lippok
Saturday, January 27 (Now Closed)
8PM — Doors open
9PM — Performance of that Day’s workshop
10PM — Performance by Robert Lippok
PERFORMANCE IS FREE. Subject to a limited capacity.
Visual artist and avant-garde composer Robert Lippok has been an influential player in Berlin’s thriving experimental music scene since 1983. He co-founded dissident punk band Ornament und Verbrechen with his brother Ronald, inspired by industrial trailblazers Throbbing Gristle. An open platform to explore jazz, electronic, and industrial concepts with like-minded collaborators of the East German underground persuasion, the group remained active until the mid-1990s, at which point it was overtaken by the brothers’ next and most well-known collaboration, the palindromic To Rococo Rot. A significant post-rock/electronic outfit started by the Lippok brethren and Düsseldorf bass guitarist Stefan Schneider, the Krautrockish band ushered in a new generation of electronic acts committed to acoustic investigations and improvisation of all stripes. 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 in the duo Knuckleduster, or brother Ronald and Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi (the latter trio as Whitetree).
Robert Lippok will be in attendance for this event and will lead a workshop at 5:00 pm. Amateurs and professionals alike are invited to come and create with their laptops or voices. Everyone will work on sound objects of various lengths that will be combined into to a sonic structure that will be performed at 9:00 pm. All participants will receive a CD-R with a recording of the performance. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to participate in the workshop.
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Developed and co-presented by the Goethe-Institut and The Polygon Gallery