Robert A.A. Lowe

The Graham Foundation

Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610
FREE / RSVP SOON

Robert A.A. Lowe premieres Three-Sided Figure, his new modular synth and voice performance for Lampo.

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. Quality of sound through the marriage of synthesis coupled with voice has allowed for a heightened physicality in the way of ecstatic music, he says. The sensitivity of analogue 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, Rose Lazar, Hisham Akira Bharoocha, Tarek Atoui, Ben Vida, Lucky Dragons, Alan Licht, Doug Aitken, Patrick Smith, Monica Baptista, Lee Ranaldo, Kevin Martin, Chris Johanson, Tyondai Braxton, David Scott Stone, Genesis P-Orridge and Rose Kallal, as well as many others. Select appearances 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), Cinema du Réel at the Centre Georges Pompidou (2014), performances with Ariel Kalma at Lincoln Center (2015), Unsound Festival and San Francisco Electronic Music Festival (2018), and Tarek Atoui’s Organ Within at Kurimanzutto and the Guggenheim Museum (2019). He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

In November 2014, Lowe premiered Early Hypnagog in the Lampo series.

Presented in partnership with the Graham Foundation

Artist Talk: Ahead of his Lampo performance, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe considers his artistic practice and recent curatorial projects. Lampo Annex, Monadnock Building, 53 W. Jackson Blvd. #1656. Friday, April 17, 6pm. RSVP SOON.

Supported by the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund