Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe

The Graham Foundation

Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe premieres Early Hypnagog, a new work for modular synthesizer and voice, in quad sound, with video by Brown Shoes Only (Nick Ciontea).

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (b.1975, Kansas City, Mo.) is an artist and composer working with voice in the realm of spontaneous music, often under the name of Lichens—creating patch pieces with modular synthesizer and tonal vocal work. The marriage of synthesis coupled with voice has allowed for a heightened physicality in the way of ecstatic music, says Lowe. The sensitivity of analog modular systems echoes the organic nature of vocal expression, which in this case is meant to put forth a trancelike state, to usher in a deeper listening through sound and feeling.

Collaborators include Ben Russell, Ben Rivers, Sabrina Ratté, Rose Lazar, Nicolas Becker, Tarek Atoui, Evan Calder Williams, Ariel Kalma, Lucky Dragons, Doug Aitken, Hisham Akira Bharoocha, Patrick Smith, Monica Baptista, Kevin Martin, Chris Johanson, Tyondai Braxton, David Scott Stone and Rose Kallal, as well as many others. Select performances include Doug Aitken’s Migration happening at 303 Gallery (2008) and Princeton University (2010), La Suite for Serpentine Gallery (2012), In the Wan Light of Napalm and Moon with Evan Calder Williams (2012), Peradam with Sabrina Ratté at EMPAC (2014), and Cinéma du Réel at the Centre Georges Pompidou (2014). He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Presented in partnership with the Graham Foundation