Tuesday, April 14, 2015
in limbo: Robert Henke, Ulrich Krieger and Amy Knoles
“Blending elements of techno, dubstep, and ambient… Henke presents programmed electronic music
at its most sensually expressive.” – Pitchfork
Beyond the outer fringes of club culture and experimental music, in a limbo where ambient turns over to beats, grooves to soundscape, noise to silence, Berlin EDM maven and inventor Robert Henke—aka Monolake—brings laptop and electronics to play with a pair of fiercely eclectic L.A. musicmakers: rock experimenter Ulrich Krieger and avant-gardist Amy Knoles. Henke is an original developer of the popular Ableton Live music software, while Krieger, performing here on electric sax and electronics, has collaborated with the late Lou Reed, Lee Ranaldo and Merzbow. Daredevil electronic percussionist Knoles is best known as a chamber soloist and founding member of the California E.A.R. Unit. Expect a far-flung musical exploration: the all-star trio does not abide limits.