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Thur 18 October 2012
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Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (b. 1975) is an artist and multi instrumentalist that works with voice in the realm of spontaneous music often under the moniker of Lichens.
Robert was previously a member of OBCBYL favourites 90 Day Men before beginning his solo project.
Lichens' first release was The Psychic Nature of Being, a three track album recorded as a one-time improvisation without overdubbing. In 2007, Lichens released Omns, which was intended to be a continuation of the The Psychic Nature of Being using slightly different techniques in recording and editing.
Most recently, creating patch pieces with modular synthesizer and singing to them has been a focus of live performance and recordings.
By way of a recent meeting and collaboration with artist Patrick Smith, Robert has begun to utilize projections with live performances. The current video piece is called "Clouds" which is a vector driven animation made by Patrick Smith.
Robert has worked with Ben Russell, Ben Rivers, Rose Lazar, Hisham Akira Bharoocha, Tarek Atoui, Ben Vida, Mark Borthwick, Lucky Dragons, Alan Licht, Michael Zerang, Doug Aitken, Patrick Smith, Monica Baptista, Lee Ranaldo, White/Light, Kevin Martin, Chris Johanson, Tyondai Braxton, David Scott Stone, Genesis P-Orridge and Rose Kallal, as well as many others.
Performances/Collaborations of note:
Le Printemps de Septembre à Toulouse White/Lichens collaboration (2008)
Doug Aitken's Migration happening 303 gallery NYC (2008)/ Princeton University (2010)
All Tomorrow's Parties fetival Minehead, UK (2008)
Get Weird: New Museum performance NYC (2008)
Les Soirées Nomades: Fondation Cartier performance Paris, France (2009)
Vaugely Paperly exhibition Kavi Gupta gallery (performance coordinator) Chicago (2009)
Doug Aitken's Frontier happening Roma, IT (2009)
40 Drummers (for Loomstate) NYC (2010)
Supersonic Festival performance/cinema curator Birmingham, UK (2010)
Certain Distinctions (sound and dance) for PS1 NYC (2010)
Primavera Sound festival Barcelona, ES (2011)
Irtijal coordinated ensemble performance Beirut, Lebanon (2011)
"Visiting Tarab" commission for Performa 11 NYC (2011)
CPH:DOX film festival performance Copenhagen, DK (2011)
Mono No Aware V exhibition performance NYC (2011)
"Re-visiting Tarab" commission for Sharjah Art Foundation Sharjah, UAE (2012)
Lichens image credit: Tanya Traboulsi