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alexander robinson / Bio

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All vocals, electric bass guitar, synth and other instruments recorded by alexander robinson c.2012 I think that more of it is bass and less synth than most people would think. i programmed virtually all of the beats.
I want actors for my live show, to sit in the audience. 90% of the time they'd act like normal concert-goers, chatting, reading a book, whatever...but at certain cues in the music, the adding of a layer for example, suddenly the actors suddenly burst out into intense emotions, directed either at themselves or whoever: crying, laughing, yelling, lusting...the outbursts would last exactly until next musical cue, possibly another layer being added, at which time, the person returns to completely normal behavior appropriate for that type of setting. a videographer could capture not only the sudden emotional changes in the actors, but also the reaction of those strangers around him/her, whether they realize he/she is an actor or not. does this make the whole audience technically part of the performance? I want it to be immersive...
one quick note about the videos: I can't play the synth (the electronic instrument in the beginning of the songs) because I also record the video on that same cheap $30 tablet I do the synth. thus, I can't do 2 screens at once. I hope that makes sense. the point is: I do play the synth parts, there's no sampling going on (not that there's anything wrong with that.)
In the photo section are some of my photo collages (c. 2013,) some of which have appeared in juried shows. Collage themes: the two-sidedness of people and things, confinement and rebirth, motion and balance, ancient with modern, low brow with high brow, technology and nature, magic, religious ritual, bringing to life inaminate objects, the act of seeing and what's appealing to the eye, a journey and entrance into a hidden world, the "interior." Some of the collages contain a liberal political message, and there are clear influences from Cubism and from Pop Art's infatuation with a mass-produced, all-consuming media.
Given recent rulings, these images, collected from the internet, can be used under the Fair Use Doctrine.
one theme in my music is the ever-more-complex relationship between humans and computers. every song begins with an idea I physically played on bass or I sang, but then, I use the computer to enhance that idea with filters and effects to the point where it would be impossible for me, or I would imagine anyone, to actually physically play it.
I'm also trying to publish my book of short stories, SCOOPING LIGHT OFF THE WATER. the music and visual art is free: the book, ya gotta pay for.

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Artist Name
alexander robinson
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Singer Songwriter / surrealist

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New York, NY

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