Hey there, fellow music aficionados! Get ready to buckle up and take a trip to the edge of the universe as we join Season One: Horizon with Electric Indigo and Monolake
Season One: Horizon is all about expanding your musical horizons and discovering new soundscapes that will leave you in awe. With the gorgeous Australian landscape as its backdrop, Melbourne Recital Centre is bringing an incredible lineup of artists, including the one and only Electric Indigo and Monolake.
For more than twenty years, Susanne Kirchmayr, also known as Electric Indigo, and Robert Henke, aka Monolake, have been leaving their mark on the electronic music scene.
Henke, a co-author of the groundbreaking Ableton Live software, has brought us mind-bending audiovisual installations and laser performances, while Kirchmayr has been a trailblazer for women in electronic music since 1989 and founded the female:pressure network, which spans the globe.
And now, they’re joining forces for a performance for Season One: Horizon’s Elisabeth Murdoch Hall that explores their shared fascination with intricate, organized sound, large evolving structures, and the boundless possibilities of space, timbre, and dynamics. In their first tour together in the Southern Hemisphere, they’ll each present brand-new works that they’ve developed especially for this occasion.
Henke’s latest Monolake production features minimalist polyrhythms and complex sound fields, combining deep bass and walls of structured noise. Meanwhile, Electric Indigo expands the boundaries of audiovisual performance, interweaving immersive visuals with colossal rhythmic structures that envelope morphing harmonic fractures, distant colour gradients, and earth-shattering cinematic eruptions.
Henke’s reputation precedes him, hailed by Fact Mag as a “master technician” and “textural magician par excellence.” Meanwhile, Resident Advisor notes Kirchmayr’s “creative and contemplative approach to treating sounds in unconventional ways.”
And before the show, from 6pm to 9pm, you can grab a drink and enjoy the sounds of Midnight Tenderness on the Centre’s Outdoor Forecourt. It’s all part of an evening that promises to take you on a journey with into the unknown, a sonic exploration that only these two electronic music icons could provide.
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