Robert Lippok’s work in music and sound channels the rawness of his East German industrial and dissident punk and postpunk roots in both East and reunified Berlin (as cofounder of the bands Ornament und Verbrechen and To Rococo Rot). Pouring that molten energy into his solo work, he has produced a body of music that engineers that force into an array of architectural forms. 2018’s critically acclaimed full-length “Applied Autonomy” (Raster Media) follows 2011’s “Redsuperstructure” (Raster-Noton), and builds on collaborations with musician Klara Lewis (at a residency at EMS studio in Stockholm) and visual contributions by Lucas Gutierrez.
Lippok has also been relied upon as a spontaneous and inventive live music and audiovisual performer. That includes appearances at festivals like MUTEK, Unsound, L.E.V, GAMMA Festival St. Petersburg, at Berghain and Funkhaus Berlin, work with the 4DSOUND spatial audio system, collaborations with Doug Aitken at Serpentine Gallery London, choreographer Constanza Macras at Akademie der Künste Berlin, German architect Arno Brandlhuber at NBK Berlin.
He extends his solo practice into workshops and teaching that open up his multidisciplinary approach to design and sound, incorporating architecture and field audio materials, including recent projects in Guatemala and at Vancouver’s Polygon Gallery, and in his performance and production class at NYU Berlin, “Experiments in the Future of Production and Performance”