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Robert Henke - Visual Music Artist | Podcast

Co-founder of Ableton By Caro C
Published December 2022
Robert Henke

Part electronic visual music artist and part software developer as co-founder of Ableton, Robert Henke talks to Caro C and delves into the overlap between artist and engineer and how software needs to be accessible in order to encourage and not hinder the creative process.

Show Notes

Chapters

00:00 - Introduction
01:12 - Current Projects
03:23 - Lumière - Working With Lasers
06:49 - Building The Performance Software
08:54 - The Beginnings Of Ableton
11:37 - The Overlap Between Artist And Engineer
17:12 - Working With Audio Loops
20:49 - Making Software More Accessible
27:16 - Developing A Unique Sound
30:18 - Working Without Compression
36:27 - 8-bit: The CBM 8032 AV Performance

Robert Henke - Biog

Robert Henke's work is not easy to describe in a single sentence, and that already says a lot about what fascinates him: complexity and detail, often emerging from seemingly simple processes. Henke is a software developer, fascinated by the inherent beauty and elegance of technical constructions, and co-founder of music software company Ableton where he still plays an active role in the development department. Henke is a Berlin-based electronic music producer who blurs the boundaries between club and listening since the mid 1990s. Henke is a visual artist often working with lasers to create audio-visual performances and installations. He also teaches and writes about computer-based audio-visual art and in general is a very nice person happy to share his knowledge.

https://www.roberthenke.com

 

Interviewer: Caro C - Biog

Caro C portraitDescribed as a "one-woman electronic avalanche" (BBC) and a "sonic enchantress" (BBC Radio 3), Caro has been making her own brand of sensual electronica since the late 90s, reared on a diet of black music, Warp Records and Björk. Caro currently finds herself in ample musical mischief in the Manchester creative mycelium and beyond — making music, teaching, producing podcasts as well as being the instigator and project manager of electronic music charity Delia Derbyshire Day.

 

https://carocsound.com/
Twitter: @carocsound
Instagram: @carocsound
Facebook: www.facebook.com/carocsound/

Delia Derbyshire Day Charity: https://deliaderbyshireday.com

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