I’m not only a visual artist, I also create experimental music with my band mockART. I formed it as a music project in 2005 by myself. However, I included vocals by some friend in some of the early recordings. From the start I also created the covers myself. However, for the early recordings I changed the cover artwork at some point. In those days I only knew some basics about editing images.
After my career as a visual artist picked up around 2010 I stopped recording music for a couple of years and reactivated the project in 2018. In 2020 Christoph Dorner joined as a permanent member so we are a duo now. However, we still like to work with other musicians and guest vocalists from time to time.
Apart from the cover artwork I also created some video clips for selected tracks which you can on your YouTube channel.
But there also is another way how I have connected my musical and my visual endeavours: In 2022 we wrote a soundtrack for the exhibition views | interrupted which I shared with with painter Sonja Ackermann and photographer Christian Rocas. The music was interpreting the artworks in that show and we got a lot of positive feedback.
For the future we will also plan further projects that mix different art forms with music.
Most of our albums were released on CD, and all of them plus our singles can be found on most of the major streaming services like Spotify, iTunes, Deezer, Tidal, Amazon Music and YouTube Music. You will also find us on Facebook, Bandcamp, Myspace and Last.FM.
While roaming the world, snapping photographs, I also recorded some field recordings which I published on SoundCloud as rabirius.