‘His contribution to the art and culture of techno and electronic music is immeasurable.’ Timeline Music
After enchanting audiences in 2015, German sound artist Robert Henke (Monolake/Ableton Live) returns to the exquisite surrounds of Elisabeth Murdoch Hall to present his laser spectacular in its latest incarnation for Melbourne Music Week.
An extended version of the original Lumière IIIx has been specifically created for Henke’s return to Melbourne Music Week in celebration of both Melbourne Music Week and Melbourne Recital Centre’s 10 year anniversaries.
In his Lumière project, Henke teaches lasers to dance. Powerful lasers draw rapid successions of morphing shapes and connected points in space, precisely synched with carefully crafted sonic events to create a situation of total audiovisual synaesthesia. Lumière has been presented more than 70 times in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, North- and South America. The project has been staged in theatres, concert halls, vast industrial spaces, the yard of a castle and projected on a giant marble wall in a quarry. Each performance is site-specific and unique, and the project is constantly evolving. The experience is ecstatic for both performer and audience. No photograph or video can approximate the sensation of being caught in this audiovisual maelstrom.
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Melbourne Music Week
Robert Henke (Monolake, Ableton Live)
Monday 18 November 2019 7.30pm
Duration: 1 hour 10 mins (no interval)
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