Robert Henke: Lumière III

Powerful and minimalist, loud and poetic, Berlin-based sound and laser artist Robert Henke presents the world premiere of the third edition of his Lumière project in which electronic sound compositions perfectly synchronise with lasers for a surrounding audiovisual experience.

http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=20246

Lumière I and II explored the interaction between shapes, music and sound; lasers drew frantic abstract objects to sudden bursts of sound. Lumière III loses none of this rapidity, but has a new sophistication – the experience is both assaulting yet soothing to the senses. Using high-precision lasers and computer coding algorithms, light dances to drones, glitches and sonic textures. Sounds and synchronised shapes are created by the same underlying code and an audiovisual piece is conceived, an inseparable structure of light and sound.

Tristan Perich opens with his new piece Noise Patterns. Part performance, part sound installation, it oscillates, shifts and builds rhythmic patterns with 1-bit digital audio.

Listen to Robert Henke discuss developing Lumière III on our Contemporary Music podcast

The 7.30pm performance and the 2nd 11pm 0f Lumière III  both sold out.  

Pictures from the event:

Lumiere III  photo by Robert Henke

Lumiere III photo by Robert Henke

Lumiere III  photo by Robert Henke

Lumiere III photo by Robert Henke

Lumiere III  photo by Robert Henke

Lumiere III photo by Robert Henke

Lumiere III  photo by Robert Henke

Lumiere III photo by Robert Henke

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