Robert Henke

Robert Henke (born 1969 in Munich) is a German musician and professor of sound design at the University of Arts in Berlin.

Life and work

Henke was hired in 1988 in Munich as a studio engineer. In 1990 he started at the Technical University of Berlin to study with the subjects of computer science and communication science, but switched in 1992 to the Academy of Film and Television "Konrad Wolf" in Potsdam -Babelsberg, to take a degree in sound design. Henke finished this successfully in 1996 with a thesis on the real- time modeling of nonlinear distortions of records.

The mid-1990s met Robert Henke at TUB on Gerhard Behle, from which a short time later, the collaborative project Mono Lake resulted. In 1996 Cyan with their debut on Chain Reaction.

As of 1999, decided to call the software company Ableton to life Henke and Behle with Bernd Rogge village. Henke contributed to the development of the software sequencer Ableton Live and published at the same time on the now substantiated with Behle label Imbalance Computer Music - a design for the publication of his own music, or of close friends - new plates.

A higher profile gained Robert Henke with its beginning around 2000 performances and multimedia installations with performances, among others at London's Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Luxembourg Mudam, at New York's PS1, in the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney and on the Sónar Festival in Barcelona.

Discography (selection)

Installations and performances (selection)

  • 2004 - Atlantic Wave terminals
  • 2009/2010 - Mono Lake Live Sorround
  • 2010 - Intersection
  • 2011/2012 - Fundamental Forces
  • 2012 - Mono Lake Ghosts in Surround


  • 2005: ' Live Performance' in Techno Visions - New Sounds, New Spaces Image, Medienturm Gratz, Folio Publisher
  • 2007: Live Performance in the Age of Supercomputers ( first published online)
  • 2009: Live Performance in the Age of Supercomputers Part II
  • 2011: " Death by abundance, What to do when everything is possible?", In Neue Zeitschrift für Musik February 2011