Foam and Sand is the ambient soundscape and visual project of award-winning composer and conceptual artist, Robot Koch.
Inspired by the composer’s daily habit of meditation, ideas for the project started to take shape during the lockdown. Using tape recordings of slowed-down pianos, modular synths, and other sonic sources, Foam and Sand is a collection of 16 warm and organic ambient tracks. The signature sound is created with loops that magnify the irregularities and imperfections of cassette recordings and that are then shaped by the artist into hazy meditative journeys. Through the process, the grainy subtleties of sound give way to vast and lush atmospheric soundscapes, making audible the complex interplay of micro and macro and highlighting the interconnectedness of these two spheres in life.
Robot Koch is an award-winning artist and composer living between Berlin and Los Angeles. He has been steadily crafting an original sound that expertly combines cinematic atmospheres that inspire emotional reflection to forward-thinking production. Koch has been involved in several conceptual projects that combine music and visuals with themes that range from philosophy to futurism. His audiovisual project Sphere, created with artist Mickael Le Goff, sold out in planetariums and full-dome venues from Berlin to San Francisco and won the award for “best immersive experience” at Macon Film Festival and DTL Film Festival and made into a daily show at Fantasy Dome Las Vegas.
Robot Koch’s music fuses elements of classical tradition to cutting-edge technologies. He has collaborated with the conductor Kristjan Järvi and the Nordic Pulse Orchestra as well as remixing the likes Max Richter and Christian Löffler and playing concerts at Coachella, Mutek, Sonar Festival and Boiler Room. Due to the immersive and cinematic qualities of his sound, Koch has also been commissioned to compose for numerous TV Shows and Feature films over the years. In 2014, Koch won “best electronic music composer” in the German Music Composers Award.