Robb Kunz is a sound artist and engineer. His artistic work consists of numerous handmade electronics and kinetic elements made from repurposed materials. When activated, they broadcast small bits of a larger and elaborate composition throughout a large acoustic space. These “sculptures” constantly shift direction, acoustically activating a space to seem suddenly alive, as if another geography or dimension is leaking through.
Originally from Oklahoma, Kunz was heavily influenced by powerful tornado and air-raid sirens, which sounded on a weekly basis. Upon moving to Seattle following the 1999 WTO protests, he became a central member of the Infernal Noise Brigade. He is also a member of Degenerate Art Ensemble and founded the Berlin-based group Alcalica. For a living, he engineers and produces recordings and also creates handmade stereo systems out of repurposed and surplus materials.