Robin Fox is an audio-visual artist working across live performance, exhibitions, public art projects and dance. His work ‘Laser Show’, which synchronises sound and visual electricity in hyper-amplified 3D space, has been performed worldwide, with highlights including the Henie Onstad Kunstcenter, Oslo, Mois Multi Festival, Quebec City, Steirischer Herbst Festival, Graz, Musica Genera Festival, Warsaw and the Yokohama Triennale.
His groundbreaking work with Chunky Move Dance Company has contributed to the work, Mortal Engine, receiving a Helpmann award for best visual production and an honourable mention at the illustrious Prix Ars Electronica 2009. He has also performed with the likes of Oren Ambarchi, Lasse Marhaug, Jerome Noetinger, Stephen O’Malley and Erick D’Orion among numerous other encounters. His recent work, Interior Design: Music for the Bionic Ear, in association with ANAT and the Bionic Ear Institute, was shortlisted for a Future Everything award in the UK 2011 and selected by the Paris Rostrum of Composers in 2012. He has released numerous sound works on labels across Europe, Australia and the US, and released a limited digital edition of AV work Magnetic Trap through s[edition] in the UK.
Public art projects include creating a Giant Theremin for the City of Melbourne, a seven metre tall interactive musical sculpture; White Beam commissioned by the first Dark Mofo, which shot a high-powered white laser through the trees on Salamanca lawns; Skylight – a major city-wide installation premiering in 2016 commissioned by Melbourne Fringe.
In 2016, he became the founding director of MESS (Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio), a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to giving everyone access to the entire history of electronic musical instruments. For more information visit: www.mess.foundation.
He holds a PhD in composition from Monash University and an MA in musicology. The latter documents the history of experimental music in Melbourne 1975–1979.