Robert Stokowy is an artist and composer from Cologne, Germany who currently lives and works in Chicago. His work consists of experimental compositions, text-based interventions, performances and installations. More conceptual works utilize artistic practices such as photography, writing, printmaking and drawing. All projects are framed and connected by an overarching artistic research process, focusing on inner structural characteristics of found or created sonic environments.
The starting point to Automatic Fruit was a collection of sound recordings that Robert made between 2019 and 2021. Robert stripped the recorded sounds down to the bare bones of their brittle core. Shaving frequencies from the material until the sound itself became fragile. That point of fragility provided the framework for the arrangement and mixing of the sounds.