Robert Lippok and Svetlana Maraš at arkaoda / Friday, 12.10.2018

A great friday night for electronica fans with Robert Lippok performing live at Arkaoda in Neukölln who will present tracks from his new album on Raster Media, Applied Autonomy.

Avant-garde German visual artist and composer Robert Lippok has been an influential player in Berlin’s thriving experimental music scene from a very early age. In 1983, he co-founded dissident punk band Ornament und Verbrechen with his brother Ronald, inspired by industrial trailblazers Throbbing Gristle. An open platform to explore jazz, electronic, and industrial concepts with like-minded collaborators of the East German underground persuasion, the group remained active until the mid-1990s, at which point it was overtaken by the brothers’ next and most well-known collaboration, the palindromic To Rococo Rot.

A significant post-rock/electronic outfit started by the Lippok brethren and Düsseldorf bass guitarist Stefan Schneider, the Krautrockish band ushered in a new generation of electronic acts committed to acoustic investigations and improvisation of all stripes.

Known for his expansive imagination, inventive rhythmic reflexes, and layers of fuzzy tones, Lippok’s solo work is just as wide-ranging – from funky, glitch-y, twisted techno record Redsuperstructure for Raster-Noton (2011), to stage design for operas, gallery exhibitions, and notable collaborations with Italian harpist Beatrice Martini, Canadian percussionist Debashis Sinha or brother Ronald and Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi (the latter trio as Whitetree). Lippok will debut his new solo audio-visual work daytimeastronomy, based on his Redsuperstructure release, at EM15.

Svetlana Maras (1985) is composer and sound artist from Serbia. She works at the intersection of experimental music and sound art . Maras’ work is highly experimental and as such, rejects definite classification. She composes for ensembles, makes works for radio, creates interactive sound and media installations and performs live electronic music.

Her works have been presented internationally, at venues and festivals such as CTM (Berlin), Espace Multimedia Gantner (Bourogne), International Music Institute (Darmstadt), Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens), Museum of Contemporary Art (Belgrade), A38 (Budapest), Ausland (Berlin), ORF Kunstradio-Radiokunst, Radio Belgrade, RTE Nova, ICMC (New York), UCSD (San Diego), ISEA (Dubai), Orpheus Institute (Ghent) among many other places. Maras is a head of Radio Belgrade’s Electronic Studio.

Robert Lippok and Svetlana Maras LIVE

Friday, 12th October 2018 | Doors 21:00 CET | Starts 22:30 CET
arkaoda | Karl-Marx-Platz 16 | 12043 Berlin | | Event @ Facebook

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