The Brooklyn-based artist Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe is an artist and multi-instrumentalist who works with voice in the realm of spontaneous music, often under the moniker Lichens. He combines modular synthesizer and his singular vocal style to create trancelike compositions for live performance and recordings. In addition to his solo projects, Lowe has collaborated with Ben Russell, Ben Rivers, Rose Lazar, Hisham Akira Bharoocha, Tarek Atoui, Ben Vida, Mark Borthwick, Lucky Dragons, Alan Licht, Michael Zerang, Doug Aitken, Patrick Smith, Monica Baptista, Lee Ranaldo, White/Light, Kevin Martin, Chris Johanson, Tyondai Braxton, David Scott Stone, Genesis P-Orridge, and Rose Kallal, among many others.
He was previously a member of the progressive rock band 90 Day Men. Performances of note include his “Visiting Tarab” commission for Performa 11, New York (2011), the “Re-visiting Tarab” commission for Sharjah Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates (2011), Certain Distinctions (sound and dance), MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York (2010), Les Soirées Nomades: Fondation Cartier performance, Paris (2009), Doug Aitken’s Frontier happening, Rome (2009), Doug Aitken’s Migration happening, 303 Gallery, New York (2008), and Get Weird: New Museum performance, New York (2008), among others.