Concert and Talk Goethe Lounge #1: Moritz Simon Geist

'Tripods' © Moritz Simon Geist. Electronic music performed with robots. 'Tripods' © Moritz Simon Geist

Thu, 27.06.2024

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Goethe-Institut, Sydney

'Tripods': Electronic Music Performed with Robots

For our first edition of our new Goethe Lounge series, we're proud to present German music producer and sound artist Moritz Simon Geist who visits Australia to present his algo-kinetic installation work Don't Look At Me at the International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA) in Brisbane. In addition, Moritz Simon Geist will come to Sydney for a special one-off performance of his Tripods live music set at the Goethe-Institut.

Based in Dresden, Germany, Moritz Simon Geist studied mechanical engineering and built on his technical skills to create robots that make electronic music, which led to an astonishing international music career and numerous awards. He has worked with artists such as Mouse on Mars, Tyondai Braxton, Robert Lippok and Rosa Barba, and has showcased his work on several hundred occasions, among them prestigious festivals and venues such as the Venice Biennale, South by Southwest Festival and the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.

In the words of the New York Times: “It doesn’t get geekier than this.”

The performance will be followed by a brief Q&A hosted by Jochen Gutsch, Cultural Program Coordinator of the Goethe-Institut in Australia.
Date: Thursday 27 June 2024
Time: 7pm-9pm
Location: Goethe-Institut, 90 Ocean Street, Woollahra NSW 2025
Entry: FREE with registration. Donations to the artist welcome.

Moritz Simon Geist Tripods Performance at SXSW:

Moritz Simon Geist Don’t Look at Me Installation:

Moritz Simon Geist Entropy Performance:

Moritz Simon Geist at Sendung mit der Maus (in German):

The Goethe Lounge is a loose series of events at the Goethe-Institut in Sydney. Curated by our programming team and presented in collaboration with a range of Australian partner organisations, the Goethe Lounge showcases exciting live music, talks, and other events in a relaxed and inspiring atmosphere.

Accessibility note: This event will happen on the first floor, which is only accessible via a staircase. Unfortunately, our heritage building does not have an elevator. We apologise for the inconvenience; please get in touch if this is a concern or if you need assistance.

Photography note: By entering this event site you agree to being filmed or photographed as members of the audience. You may appear in photos or videos used for marketing or promotional purposes.

Acknowledgement: This event takes place on Gadigal land of the Eora nation. The Goethe-Institut, the artists, and all staff pay their respects to the traditional cusotidans of the land on which we gather.