Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in arrangement with Room40
The exploration of space, timbre and dynamics with two icons of electronic music.
For over two decades now, Susanne Kirchmayr (aka Electric Indigo) and Robert Henke (aka Monolake) have shaped electronic music culture in profound ways. Henke with his releases as Monolake, his audiovisual installations, his laser performances and as co-author of the seminal music software Ableton Live. As a composer, DJ and producer, Kirchmayr has acted as a role model for women in electronic music since 1989. She is also the founder of the transnational female:pressure network.
About the concert
Their performance in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall explores their shared interest in complex organised sound, large evolving structures and the exploration of space, timbre and dynamics. For their first joint tour in the Southern Hemisphere, they each premiere newly developed performances.
Henke’s latest Monolake work comprises minimalistic polyrhythms and intricate complex sound fields with deep bass and walls of structured noise. Electric Indigo expands the scope of the audio visual, meshing immersive vision with colossal rhythmic structures that encase morphing harmonic fractures, distant colour gradients and cinematic earth-shaking eruptions.
Praise for Robert Henke & Susanne Kirchmayr
‘Henke is of course a master technician, a textural magician par excellence.’ Fact Mag
‘[Kirchmayr uses] a creative and contemplative approach to treating sounds in unconventional ways.’ Resident Advisor
From 6pm-9pm, grab a drink and enjoy sounds from Midnight Tenderness on the Centre’s Outdoor Forecourt.
This event is supported by the Goethe-Institut Australia.
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Robert Henke electronics
Susanne Kirchmayr electronics
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Thursday 23 March 2023 7.30pm
Duration: 2 hours 30 mins (incl. interval)
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