May 10th 2018
workshop, talk


As part of my work at ZKM, I will be presenting at the EASTN-DC (European Art Science and Technology Network) conference in Manchester UK, June 25-30 2018.

Digital Creativity: Celebrate innovations in digital media with concerts, installations, workshops, soundwalks and discussions with media industry partners from around Europe.

  • Jun 25: robotcowboy presentation, Focus: Creation in the afternoon
  • Jun 27: Next City Sounds live performance w/ Yannick Hofmann, Concert One or Concert Two in the evening
  • Jun 28: Zirkonium sound spatialization workshop w/ Ludger Brümmer, Focus: Learning in the morning
May 8th 2018
robotcowboy, talk

NIME logo

robotcowboy will be presented and performed at the NIME (New Interfaces for Musical Expression) 2018 conference, June 3-6 in Blacksburg, VA USA.

The conference theme is "Mirrored Resonances" with thematic areas including Telematics, Sonocybernetics, Immersive Environments, and Democratizing NIMEs.

May 7th 2018
robotcowboy, workshop, talk

GPN18 HfG pic

Hacking, goulash, lectures, cloud, tschunk, workshops, lounge, mate, fun with gadgets...

This year's edition of the Gulaschprogrammiernacht (Goulash Programming Night) organized by Entropia e.V. (CCC Karlsruhe) has come to ZKM & the HfG in Karlsruhe DE from May 10-13 2018. (Image by @cloelkes.)

I will be participating with the following:

January 7th 2018
workshop, performance

ZKM tateur

As part of the annual ZKM "Tag der offenen Tür" (Open House), I gave an intro to Pure Data workshop, MicroOrchestra: Electroacoustic Laptop Performance using Pure Data.

We'll cover some digital audio & musicianship basics and make some beeps, bonks, and various noises along the way. Bring a laptop, a mic, headphones, and things which make interesting sounds.

Also, my colleauges Yannick Hoffmann, Elizabeth Pich, Marco Kempf, and I performed a live Next City Sounds electroacoustic set in the ZKM Kubus using samples from an entire year of live sounds recorded around Karlsruhe.

December 15th 2017
talk, robotcowboy, pdparty

KHM talk

I presented robotcowboy & PdParty to Hans Koch's Synthesizing Sound class at the Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (KHM) on December 13th 2017.

December 4th 2017

robotcowboy at the GigaHertz Award afterparty

I performed as robotcowboy for the Giga-Hertz Award afterparty at ZKM, November 25th 2017.

This was the first successful show using a new "robotcowboy 2.0" setup with my iPhone running PdParty and I had the honor of meeting award-winner Laurie Anderson. Mylar inflatable capsule by Anika Hirt.

October 20th 2017


From October 26-29 2017, I will be showing an updated version of the Balloon Project at the lab30 Media Art Festival in Augsburg, Germany.

Have you ever played with a bubble slowly floating in the air or a balloon that neither rose nor fell? This installation is an experiment with intuitive motion and sound. A machine stands in a room surrounded by balloons. Circulating fans blow the balloons over the machine which creates sound based on their movements. Visitors are invited to influence the motion of the balloons are they trace paths throughout the space.

Update: Video & images from lab30 added to the main Balloon Project page.

More info: &

October 19th 2017

open codes banner

On October 19th 2017, we opened the latest exhibition at the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) here in Karlsruhe, Open Codes: Living in Digital Worlds

Today we live in a globalized world, controlled and created by digital codes. From communication to transportation (of people, goods, and messages), everything is guided by codes that use electromagnetic waves and computers. With the »Open Codes. Living in Digital Worlds« exhibition, the ZKM | Karlsruhe is once again addressing the subject of digitalization and the recording of the world through the binary code.

Open Codes runs from now until August 8 2018:

For the exhibition, I built two projects on the theme of algorithmic exploration:

MusiCode: live coding of musical sequences using common computer music algorithms


LindenmayerExplorer: an editable introduction to the Lindenmayer System algorithm for generaton musical sequences and rhythms


August 24th 2017

Cabinet Magazine #63

One of my documentation images from Heading to Mars is featured on the cover of Cabinet #63 The Desert, quarterly magazine of arts and culture.

July 3rd 2017


As the saying goes: So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, good bye.

After two great years in Denver as the Emergent Digital Practices Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor, I am pleased to announce my new 2-year position as "Artist-Scientist" in the Institute for Music and Acoustics at ZKMin Karlsruhe, Germany. My new duties include software development for creative works & facilitation of artists in residence with a focus on sound & performance. I will also be utilizing the sound studios for the creation of the next iteration of my ongoing performance project, robotcowboy.

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