Monolake MUTEK, Montreal QC, August 26

Monolake MUTEK, Montreal QC, August 26
Monolake immersed the Society for Arts and Technology in his breed of cerebral and consummate techno as part of INTER_CONNECT Berlin: Eine kleine elektronische Nachtmusik.

Although the German electronic project originally consisted of members Gerhard Behles and Robert Henke, the moniker now solely applies to Henke, while Behles runs a music software company Ableton. As a co-inventor of Ableton Live, it's no surprise that artist, inventor, and engineer Henke has such a firm grip on the basics of electronic music.

Composing and improvising live, Henke used synths and self-invented technologies to produce a constantly evolving atmosphere of brash, churning and explosive techno that, for all its fervour, still remained elegant, refined and immersive. 
Known for his meticulously designed laser and audio-visual shows both under his own name and as Monolake, Henke proved himself a wizard of sonic physics. He consistently challenges the limits of electronic music, and his dynamic production and performance style carried the energy of the evening through to a cinematic close.