Robin Fox

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Australian electro-acoustic improviser and composer known for his performances and installations involving lasers.
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Robin Fox is an Australian experimental artist and classically trained composer best known for his performances and installations utilizing lasers and smoke machines, transforming improvised tones and signals from his laptop into stunning 3-D visuals. As a recording artist, he has collaborated extensively with Anthony Pateras and Oren Ambarchi, and has issued solo albums on Editions Mego. His sharp, sometimes chaotic recordings provide a jolt of neon electricity to the improvised electro-acoustic music scene. Fox and Pateras (both of whom also participated in Martin Ng Turntable Orchestra) debuted in 2003 with Coagulate, a noisy, glitchy improv album released by Melbourne-based shop/label Synaesthesia. The following year, Fox contributed to Pateras' Mutant Theatre album released on John Zorn's Tzadik label as part of their Composer Series. In 2005, Fox, Pateras, and Martin Ng collaborated with MC Vulk Makedonski on an experimental hip-hop project called Beta Erko; the quartet's album I'm OK You're OK appeared on Quecksilber. Also that year, Fox and double bassist Clayton Thomas collaborated for an album titled Substation, released by Lawrence English's Room40 label. Fox and Pateras teamed up again in 2007 for Flux Compendium, released by the esteemed Austrian label Editions Mego. A Fox solo DVD (Backscatter) was released by Synaesthesia shortly before it closed in 2007. Fox and Pateras released another album on Editions Mego, End of Daze, in 2008. This was followed by Fox's 2010 solo album A Handful of Automation for the same label. Polish label Bocian Records released Fox's "More Impossible Futures" 7" in 2011, and Connected (a collaboration between Fox and Ambarchi) appeared on Kranky in 2012. Three years later, Fox returned to Editions Mego for his second solo album, A Small Prometheus.