Robert MacKinnon, Untitled/Ghost #2, guitar, effects, on four-track tape recorder
American, b. 1981, playing from New York City, NY, USA
Robert MacKinnon is a musician, maker and tinkerer living in New York. His music combines folk, punk and no wave influences into a paired down lo-fi feel. In addition to being a musician, Robert creates unique, hand-crafted guitar effect pedals and amps. He is also an artist’s assistant who has appeared in experimental films, art directed music videos and participated in performance art. He also has a freckle tattoo.
Thoughts on the Telephone process
I found Telephone to be challenging, in a good way, and by the time I was finished translating I felt I gained a new perspective on my own creative process. The biggest challenge for me was not having an immediate connection with the piece I was assigned, but after translating it I feel I have a connection with the artist even though I have no idea who it is or what their body of work is like. Overall the process was a positive one, and I would love to play another game of Telephone in the future.