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Clockwork Atom

Leisure System / 2014

Rob Clouth's Clockwork Atom EP, the eleventh release from Berlin-based record label, Berghain residency, and nomadic party-starters Leisure System, is a triumph of emotional composition and twisted beats. Recalling Jon Hopkins at his fiercest and Autechre at their most melodic, Clouth has put together something special for peaktime and morning-afters alike, three timeless tracks with bass to massage your ears and melodies to warm your heart.

Cloud Complex

Traum Schallplatten / 2012

Rob Clouth's Clockwork Atom EP, the eleventh release from Berlin-based record label, Berghain residency, and nomadic party-starters Leisure System, is a triumph of emotional composition and twisted beats. Recalling Jon Hopkins at his fiercest and Autechre at their most melodic, Clouth has put together something special for peaktime and morning-afters alike, three timeless tracks with bass to massage your ears and melodies to warm your heart.

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Libet Tones

Detroit Underground / 2012

Vaetxh's inaugural release Libet Tones for Detroit Underground draws on both musical themes—Electronic IDM and musique concrète—and non-musical themes from mathematics, resulting in four labyrinthine tracks that are studies in free association, a state in which ideas float from the unconscious to the conscious. Record sleeve design by Dmas3.

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Mass

King Deluxe / 2011

"Disembodied, glimmering melody floats above a warped wave of glitchstep (slow-stomping, sputtering electronica) on Vaetxh’s Mass. It’s a strange, sometimes hypnotic collision. The melodies created by sound architect Vaetxh (aka Rob Clouth) for Mass inspire bittersweet memories as the warped bass, choppy samples and thumping beats portray a sincere desire to forget."
- The Downcast

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Islands of Glass

With Polynoid

sound design

Lasers, mirrors, machines, broken glass and a bloody heart.

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Light Leaks

With Kyle McDonald and Jonas Jongejan

sound design
generative
installations

A scattered array of fifty mirror balls reflect light from three projectors, filling a room completely with small reflections, casting patterns that fill the visitor’s peripheral vision. Creating a curious space that alternates between a meditative state, and an uneasy imbalance. Shifting seamlessly between mechanical and melodic, a generative audio system built in MaxMSP creates a never-repeating immersive ambience reflecting the revolving lighthouse theme of the visuals.

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Tunnelblick

With Henning M. Lederer

sound design

Tunnelblick – A constricted circular tunnel-like field of vision. A collaborative project with Henning M. Lederer.

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Displayce

With Device

sound design
installations

Displayce is an interactive installation exploring the relationship between image and sound in a hybrid physical/digital environment. Combining a dynamic projection-mapping with generative surround-sound audio, Displayce creates a uniquely immersive audiovisual experience. The sound engine was programmed in MaxMSP.

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F-Lab

With Sergio Galán and Guillermo Casado

sound design
installations

Four Forces is an interactive experience installed at the Madrid Science museum that encourages visitors to explore the four forces of nature - gravity, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear forces - in a playfully engaging and immersive audio-visual environment. Each force is a visually and aurally distinct experience. Audio engine created in MaxMSP.

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Boots and Cats

With Henry Edmonds

sound design
composition

A viral video me and Henry Edmonds accidentally made.

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The Harry Potter Book Generator

An experiment in generative literature

generative
web

By analysing the Harry Potter books using the markov chain technique, a statistical model of the text is built allowing creation of new text in the same style. Nonsense mostly, but I enjoy it. See it in action here.

File Radio

Pure, unadulterated glitch

generative
sound
image

File Radio plays your file system like a radio. It scans through each file and interprets the bytes as sounds and images in real-time, opening a mesmorising window onto the complex hidden structures in common data. Made with Processing.

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Shifter

Algorithmic Image Processing

generative
image

Shifter is an image processing algorithm written in the Processing language. It takes a source image, splits it up into different layers, then goes through each of the pixels sequentially and copies them to a different location based on the layer. From this simple behaviour, complex patterns emerge when pixels get copied to a location ahead of them in the processing chain and so get copied again, creating self-similar repeating textures.

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Recurser

Algorithmic Image Processing

generative
image

Recurser segments an image based on the brightness, then applies a recursive transformation to each layer. The process sometimes collapses into darkness, and at other times explodes into light.

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Makar

Augmented reality made easier

apps
web

Imagine a second space that overlays reality, a creative space filled with digital artworks that seamlessly augment their real surroundings, transforming the environment into a playground to be explored. Augmented reality is a powerful but technically complex platform, and tapping into its potential can be overwhelming for less technically-minded artists.

Makar is project made for DevArt that attempts to fix this, consisting of a set of user-friendly tools for the authoring and viewing of interactive augmented-reality artworks. The main tools are an Android app for viewing the artworks and assisting with augmentation, and a Processing library and toolset for creating the works themselves.

Check the DevArt page for an in-depth description.

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Coastal Towers

Coastlines turned sideways

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I was walking by the sea and when I suddenly noticed how coastal formations would make epic towers if they were rotated on their sides.

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Planets

Generative planetoids

generative
image

A processing sketch that generates endless planetoids by filling a circle with trail-leaving creatures that try to avoid each other.

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Rob Clouth is an electronic musician, sound designer and new media artist based in Barcelona.

Gig bookings: aaron@lb-agency.net

General: contact@robclouth.com