Wednesday 12. 4.
In Sphere, robot Koch and graphic artist Mickael Le Goff invite the audience on a breathtaking journey through the near and distant universe, during which we observe the surfaces of planets and star explosions up close, all complemented by Koch's immersive musical performance.
Composer Robert Koch, known in the music world as Robot Koch, is a German musician currently based in Los Angeles. Koch became famous as a member of the weird-pop group Jahcoozi, released solo on Monkeytown Records, Bpitch Control and remixed Max Richter and Norah Jones. He comes to Prague with his latest project, Sphere, a unique audiovisual experience created specifically for planetarium projection screens.
Robot Koch, along with graphic designer Mickael Le Goff, invite viewers onto a breathtaking voyage of near and distant universes in Sphere, where we observe the surfaces of the planets and starbursts at close range. Sphere is an immersive experience in which Koch's music is an integral part – the drones, acid synthesizer surfaces, and the electronic pulse are all designed to create a somewhat oppressive, yet liberating, atmosphere of the free cosmos. It's especially outstanding because of the 7.1 surround sound system of the planetarium.
Sphere was released on Koch's label, Trees and Cyborgs, in 2018. Unlike the previous albums, Koch did not collaborate with any vocalists, but his own voice was heard in two songs. Originally for the Zeiss Planetarium in Berlin, the audiovisual project traveled all over the world and will finally arrive in Prague as part of the Festival Spectaculare. Set out with Sphere to explore the universe, which may be closer to us than we think. Ultimately, the discovery of cosmic dales can lead to a path of discovery of our inner selves.