Feature Ring with Moritz Simon Geist

Musik 2021/22 Feature Ring

Feature Ring is an exciting first encounter. The artists meet the day before the concert, research, jam and work out the repertoire: spontaneous, raw and risk-taking!

Bass, techno and robots! Moritz Simon Geist is a media artist, engineer and robot musician. Every sound in his breathtaking performances is played by robots. Small motors beat on metal, 3D-printed robocalimbs vibrate with deep depth. Bass sounds, salvaged parts from old hard drives click and cut. Over several years, Moritz Simon Geist has committed himself to building, optimising, testing and playing his entire DIY robot.

Now it’s time for him to meet the Ring Trio.

Language: German

Duration: approx. 2 hrs. 

“Geist manages to do something increasingly rare in electronic music. When he plays, he keeps all eyes locked on the stage.” Wired, 2018

“Geist’s robots aren’t meant to simulate humans or a band, but to fulfill specific, finely tuned tasks, like industrial machines. These are new machines, manufacturing a new kind of machine music.” Fast company, May 2017

“It doesn’t get geekier than this.” Jon Parales at New York Times

“Sonic Robots is treating some important questions of the future, like the perception of technology, the robotization of society or the artificial intelligence, but still comes in a very playful and entertaining way: through electronic music.” (ARTE)