Interview with

Robot Koch and Savannah Jo Lack

ROBOT KOCH is an award winning producer/composer from Berlin, now living in Los Angeles. He released on labels like Monkeytown Records, Friends of Friends, Bpitch Control and Project Mooncircle. Koch`s unique sound of organic electronic music has been called “Wonderful and Strange“ by legendary John Peel of the BBC already 10 years ago.His cinematic music lends itself to picture and has been placed on dozens of major TV shows and films over the past few years, including NBC`s the black list on and ABC`s how to get away with murder, as well as movie trailer for „San Andreas“. SAVANNAH JO LACK is an Australian violinist and composer currently based in Los Angeles. Her work as a violinist and arranger can be heard on many studio albums, as well as soundtracks and film scores. The award-winning performer bridges the gaps between technical proficiency and expressiveness.  Koch and Lack wrote the songs  together from scratch, instead of superimposing string arrangements over existing electronic compositions, they let both musical worlds grow together organically, which was exciting and creatively challenging for both artists. Particle Fields embraces the stark and rich emotive qualities of both the classical and electronic music worlds, mashing them up to create a new sonic land scape that is both visceral and cinematic.

Facts

1: “what you seek is seeking you”― Rumi

2: “it`s not the job of the artists to give the audience what they want. it’s the job of the artist to give the audience what they need” ― Alan Moore

3: “Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” ― Mary Oliver

Questions

1.What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
Robert: nature
Savannah: the human condition

2. How and when did you get into making music?
Robert: age 15, as a drummer in a death metal band
Savannah: age 22 in an indie instrumental band as raw creative release after years of classical training

3. What are 5 of your favourite albums of all time?
Robert:

1. Moondog – Everything
2. Linda Perhacs – Parallelograms
3. Radiohead – Amnesiac
4. Slayer – Reign in blood
5. John Coltrane – A love supreme

Savannah:

1. Miles Davis – Bitches Brew
2. Björk – Homogenic
3. Pablo Casals – Bach Suites for Cello
4. Beethoven (Guarneri Quartet) – Late String Quartets
5. Bruce Springsteen – Nebraska

4. What do you associate with Berlin?
Robert: the place i left behind me
Savannah: it’s a place of longing for me. my closest and dearest friends live there.

5. What’s your favourite place in your town?
Robert: Griffith Park during sunset
Savannah: Joshua Tree in the rain

6. If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
Robert: go mad
Savannah: be an astronomer

7. What was the last record/music you bought?
Robert: lorn – vessel
Savannah: Jherek Bischoff – cistern

8. Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Robert: someone from the future
Savannah: Daniel Lanois

9. What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
Robert: headlining at magnetic fields festival in the middle of the desert in rajasthan/inda.
Savannah: main stage, woodford folk festival closing ceremony

10. How important is technology to your creative process?
Robert: it`s a means, nothing more. sometimes it`s in the way
Savannah: it’s a connection in the circuit to conveying ideas/emotion.

11. Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career/art?
Robert: i do: not sure how she feels, but i think she appreciates it.
Savannah: same – not sure how my siblings feel, perhaps a mixture of puzzlement & curiosity

Our favorite: Eta Aquarid | The dream 

Link: Robert website | Savannah website

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