“If Robert Henke never made a single record, he would still be one of the most significant figures in electronic music. Along with co-founder and one-time collaborator Gerhard Behles, Henke developed the earliest version of Ableton Live, the digital audio workstation and audio sequencer that, among other things, allows musicians to store and trigger samples during shows. Henke has also recorded several innovative electronic albums. On the GravityLP, recorded under the name Monolake, he mined the intersection between abstract computer music and dance-derived techno while on Floating Points, released under his own name, he used digital noise to reconstruct the ambient sounds of our natural world. A consummate thinker who exists outside of all mainstream conversations, Henke has most recently been experimenting with lasers to craft mesmerizing audiovisual installations.
In his lecture at the 2018 Red Bull Music Academy in Berlin, Robert Henke sat down to discuss the importance of limits, working with lasers and the history of Ableton Live.
Hosted by Christine Kakaire”