Robert Henke is a digital artist. His music is inspired both by radical club culture and contemporary music, and his project Monolake became one of the key icons of a new electronic music scene emerging in Berlin after the fall of the Wall.
His audiovisual work includes algorithmically generated images, laser installations, and the artistic exploration of early personal computer hardware.
Robert Henke is one of the main creators of Ableton Live, a software which since 2001 completely redefined the performance practice of electronic music. He held teaching positions at the Berlin University of the Arts, the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University, and the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM) in Paris.
His installations, performances and concerts have been presented at Tate Modern in London, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, Le Lieu Unique in Nantes, PS-1 in New York, MUDAM in Luxembourg, MAK in Vienna, Palazzo Grassi in Venice, the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia, KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, STRP Biennale in Eindhoven, and on countless festivals including Unsound, CTM, MUTEK, Sonar, New Forms Festival.