Robert Henke (aka Monolake) at STEIM!


Robert Henke (aka Monolake) will be at STEIM to give a concert on Thursday Sept 2 and teach a workshop on Sept 3. It will be a rare chance to experience his music in an intimate setting and learn from him directly. The concert will be free but we have very limited capacity so you have to reserve your place! Send an email to to RSVP. To sign up for the workshop use this form.

STEIM Hotpot Lab #9
Intersections and Just Noticeable Difference

Multi-channel concert “Intersections” by Robert Henke (aka Monolake)
Presentation of “Just Noticeable Difference” by Marije Baalman

Thursday, Sep 2, 2010
Venue: STEIM, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam
Time: 20.30 hrs. (Door open 20.00 hrs.)
Charge: Free
Reservation only, limited 70 seats!
For reservations email:


Although he may be single-handedly responsible for defining both a style of music and paradigm of how to make music, Robert Henke (aka Monolake) isn’t content being within the defined. Henke has been extremely successful as a musician/producer coming from Berlin’s dub-influenced dance music scene and as the co-founder of Ableton Live, but it seems that he is in a transition period. In recent years he has become more active in teaching and showing his work outside of the club environment. We felt a natural connection with him after being on a panel together early this year, which has lead to his workshop and presentation at STEIM. For this edition of HPL, he will perform a multichannel concert based on transformations of field recordings he made in 2009 in the city of Hanoi / Vietnam, called Intersections.
Also joining the program is artist / technician Marije Baalman who will talk about her new installation with Chris Salter and Harry Smoak. Just Noticeable Difference is a sensory environment that explores the fluctuation between noise and order, sensation and sense making directly at the level of bodily perception.
As usual HPL is free, but since we expect a large number of attendance please make a reservation, we will close it after 70 seats are filled.

Max for Live Masterclass by Robert Henke

Date: Friday September 3
Cost: € 75
Location: STEIM, Achtergracht 19, Amsterdam

Robert Henke is a Max user since 1992, and one of the authors of the Ableton Live software. In his workshop at STEIM he’ll discuss the usage of MAX / MAX4Live in his own projects and will provide insights into the concept of MAX4Live and strategies for building own devices with it. He will question if and when it can make sense to spend time writing own patches in Max, and when it will be better to simply use what is already there. The workshop will also contain a critical review of own projects in the light of these questions. Since Robert Henke is an enthousiastic live performer, he’ll also will discuss questions of control and interaction using Live and Max in conjunction with hardware controllers, and concepts of how to manage and create complexity in a performance situation, and how and why this can also be useful in a more general music creation process.

This workshop will be from 10-15h with a break at 13h.


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