Monolake Live Surround

with Tarik Barri

Thursday, October 7, 2010

With walls of pulsating sound made danceable by heavy percussion and massive bass pulses, Monolake Live Surround explores the possibilities of spatial sound design in a club environment by using minimal, dub-influenced techno music. This concert experience reflects Robert Henke’s ongoing research project expands the usual club soundscape by using four or more discrete audio channels. The listener/dancer will be placed in a field of sound beyond any physical space defined by speakers and walls, providing an immersive experience that goes beyond the usual club environment.

Emily Berçir Zimmerman + Eric Ameres

As a child of Berlin’s vivid club culture in the 1990s and a frequent guest at the legendary electronic studio of the Technical University, Robert Henke started composing music influenced both by academic computer music and electronic dance music. His more rhythmical works are released and performed under the alias Monolake. He has performed at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Tate Modern in London, ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany, and in squatted houses in Berlin. His music has been licensed for several dance performances and TV series. He is also one of the principal authors of Ableton Live software.

Henke studied sound engineering for film and computer science. He teaches sound design at the Berlin University of Arts, as well as creates and performs music, runs his own record label, does sound installations, and writes about computer-generated sound. He lives and works in Berlin.

Monolake Live Surround
Studio 1—Goodman
October 7, 2010, 8PM
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In Depth

EMPAC 2010-2011 presentations, residencies, and commissions are supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts (with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust), and the New York State Council for the Arts. Special thanks to the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts for support of artist commissions.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
NEFA - New England Foundation for the Arts
State of the Arts - NYSCA