Robin Fox


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Composer, If Never Was Now

Robin Fox is a leading Australian audio-visual artist working across live performance, exhibitions, public art projects and dance.  His laser works that synchronise sound and visual electricity in hyper-amplified 3D space have been performed in over 60 cities worldwide to critical acclaim. His latest work Single Origin premiered at Unsound Krakow late 2017 and has toured extensively in 2018 with highlights including headline shows at Berlin Atonal, Semibreve (Braga), Mutek (Montreal and Mexico), Sonica (Kings Place London) among many others. Design for dance highlights include Gideon Obarzanek’s Mortal Engine and Connected, Stephanie Lake’s Double Blind, Aorta, Dual, Colossus and Replica, Antony Hamilton’s Drift and Keep Everything and Lucy Guerin’s Motion Picture, Conversation Piece and Dark Chorus. His sound work Interior Design: Music for the Bionic Ear was shortlisted for a Future Everything Award in the UK and selected by the Paris Rostrum of Composers in 2012. He has exhibited video and photographic works in numerous galleries and is continually developing new cross-media projects. Recent major public art projects include the Giant Theremin for City of Melbourne and the White Beam and Colour Organ projects commissioned by MONA. Fox co-directed a sell out season of A Small Prometheus with Stephanie Lake for Melbourne Festival and Transducer co-composed with Eugene Ughetti premiered at Arts Centre Melbourne. Unsound Krakow and the Adelaide Festival commissioned his AV performance collaboration Double Vision with Atom TM (Uwe Schmidt, Atom Heart, Señor Coconut). The work headlined at Mutek (Montreal), Sonar (Barcelona), Luminato (Toronto) and Outline (Moscow). He holds a PhD in composition from Monash University and an MA in musicology. Robin is the co-founder and director of MESS, Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio.