ISEA Closing Event || Tripods One | Mike Callandar | Abstract Human Radio

  • June 28 - 29, 2024
  • Door 84

    84 Queen Street
    Brisbane City, Queensland 4000
Ticket Price Free This event is now over

9:30-10:30 The Abstract Human Radio

10:30-11:30 Moritz Simon Geist || TRIPODS ONE (Germany)

11:30-12:30 / late Mike Callandar 



Bass, Techno, and Robots! Moritz Simon Geist is a media artist, engineer and robotic musician. Each sound in his mind-blowing performances is played by robots. Small motors beat on metal, 3D-printed robo-kalimbas vibrate with deep bass sounds, salvaged parts from old hard drives click and cut. Over several years Moritz Simon Geist committed to build, tweak, test and play all of his DIY robotic instruments.

Geist’s ‘Sonic Robots’ push the boundaries of the imaginable and invent a new plurality in music creation. In electronic music, many imagine humans playing machines. Few imagined these music machines being actual robots. In 2012, Geist ventured into this exploration with the invention of his well-known oversized 808 robot. The MR-808 robot is an iconic drum machine gone physical, no longer dwelling in the confines of circuitry alone. In the form of a 4 by 2 meter music box, filled with mechanical parts which play the instruments live, a new idea in electro and human-machine interaction was born. Now, he goes even further to pioneer the unknown and futuristic sound world of ‘Robotic Electronic Music’.

In this quest, Geist teamed up with the Berliner sound alchemists ‘Mouse On Mars‘ to dig deep into the history of mechanical music and experiments of early electronic music. What Moritz Simon Geist came up with is a stunning performance of what is possible today – to explore the sound of mechanics that continually describe our world. Geist creates a smashing soundtrack for both the precise automation and physical fragility that shapes today‘s society.

In 2018, Geist publishes his first record. It is the world’s first techno record played entirely by self-made futuristic robots. The 4-track EP will be out 12. Oct 2018, followed by the full-length album out 16. Nov. 2018. The Record will be released on Geists label Sonic Robots Records via Kompakt.

Date & Time

Jun 28, 2024 9:00 pm - Jun 29, 2024 1:00 am

Venue Details

Door 84

84 Queen Street
Brisbane City, Queensland 4000 Door 84