I meet Robin the day before his show at the spectacular venue where the festival takes place, La Laboral, a grandiose building including a theatre (where most shows in LEV’s program are presented), a huge square, and a desecrated church (where they placed a magnificent Refik Anadol installation). Our conversation is distended, he’s warm and close, and he tells me all about his life: his mother – a composer of experimental and computer music –, his early days as a heavy metal drummer, ditching law school for sampling flushing toilets, asking for grants and loans to buy lasers and equipment, and a disco show he’s determined to put together in maximum five years.
For the moment, though, he’s been around a while with Single Origin, his newest piece. As he himself explains, all of the elements of his life are there: the music, the laser, the performance – “all the things that I enjoy”. An innovative piece that captures anyone who experiences it live in a sort of ethereal cocoon, a multicolour array of laser beams expanding playfully above, below, and around you. Be delighted by his art, and by his charm as well.