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Robert Crouch is an artist and curator whose work encompasses sound, performance, and technology. As an artist, he locates his work with the intersection of active listening, sound art, and contemporary electronic music. Similarly, Crouch’s curatorial work focuses on the overlapping disciplines of sound, technology, movement, and performance. In 2014, he organized the North American premiere of Sphæræ, a large-scale inflatable performance space and public artwork by Dutch artist Cocky Eek. In 2017 he co-curated Juan Downey: Radiant Nature, a survey of early interactive and performance work of the late Chilean artist as part of the Getty initiative, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. Crouch is the former Associate Director/Curator at LACE, where he curated solo exhibitions with artists Karen Lofgren, Gina Osterloh, Steve Roden, Sean Sullivan, and Margo Victor, and performances with artists including William Basinski, Celer, Lawrence English, Dominick Fernow, and Yann Marussich. He is also the founding partner of VOLUME, a curatorial collective that functions as a catalyst for interdisciplinary sound based work, and has worked with artists including William Basinski, Nayland Blake, Nate Boyce, Frank Bretschneider, Cassils, Celer, Loren Chasse, Tim Hecker, Isis, Lucky Dragons, Carsten Nicolai, Yann Novak, taisha paggett, Terre Thaemlitz, and Julie Tolentino. He is currently the Executive and Artistic Director for Fulcrum Arts. Robert Crouch is published by Touch Music.