Robert Henke @ Klang Und Raum






Robert Henke from Berlin

with Melbourne artists

Sonia Leber and David Chesworth

The Mutagen Server


Saturday February 2nd 2008

Planetarium Scienceworks

2 Booker St Spotswood Melbourne

$27 full / $18 concession.

All tickets from Green Tix -

On February 2nd 2008 there will be an evening of electronic music and projections presented at the Melbourne Planetarium.This will be a surround sound multi channel performance by local artists and our overseas guest, Robert Henke.

Full dome projections will be presented.

The concert will commence 8 pm sharp and conclude at about 10.30pm with a 20 minute interval. Robert Henke will play for about 60 minutes in the second part of the program.

The artists performing are:

Robert Henke -

performing Layering Buddha with full dome projections.

About the work:

You can read about Robert Henke here:

and you can read about Layering Buddha here:

Sonia Leber and David Chesworth -

presenting Almost Always Everywhere Apparent (fragments) ~

a special live performance of their recent installation work

About the work:

Almost Always Everywhere Apparent is a sound and structure project for the vast exhibition spaces at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. Sonia and David were the recipients of the 2007 Helen Macpherson Smith Commission and their project referenced both Jeremy Bentham's Panopticon model prison design and the Cathedral as two architectural apparatuses with a surprising aspect in common: both rely on an unseen, all-seeing observer and both use voices in interesting ways. Here at the Planetarium, this project is transposed into another architectural space: the boundless canopy of the domed ceiling of Planetarium.

The Mutagen Server:

The Mutagen Server are Ollie Olsen and Steve Law.

Ollie and Steve have been collaborating in Melbourne since 1993 performing live at endless parties and experimental music events. Ollie and Steve are well known to those interested in experimental music in Melbourne.

About the work:

This will be a rare opportunity for Ollie and Steve to present their music in a high quality surround environment (as well as being one of the few opportunities they have had to perform together). Both have been exploring gradually evolving textural works in recent times and look forward to generating a hybrid of their different approaches to creating multi-faceted soundworlds. The work to be performed on the night is still in progress, so the audience can expect a performance rich in dynamics and timbral variation, as well as the unexpected of course.


Nat Bates is a sound artist, festival director and a teacher in the field of media arts.

About the work

Drawing inspiration from Bernard Parmegianis musique concrète masterpiece La Création du Monde nats performance at the Planetarium will also be an expression of the cosmic beginnings of planet earth through gradual introductions and transformations of fragments of sound which mutate and coalesce into warm, buzzing timbres and aqueous percolations. However, instead of applying the musique concrète technique of creating hallucinatory sound without revealing the cause, nats ROCKreation of the World is composed entirely of samples from iconic classic rock songs.


Robert Henkes' 2008 Australian tour is proudly supported by the Goethe Institute Australia