Posted in music | pictures on May 13, 2014

photos & videos by Greg Cristman

Lumière
Robert Henke's Lumiere
Robert Henke's Lumiere

The screen imagery exploded: into squares, spirals, circles, curves and, with some puffs from smoke machines, three-dimensional shapes unfurling overhead. The lasers were tightly coordinated with the music, with shapes expanding on each wallop; distorted tones got dotted lines, clearer tones got straight ones. For much of the set, the on-screen geometries were hard-edged white or near-white; when the screen suddenly turned blue, the dancing crowd roared. Later, the screen offered flickering numbers, letters and two words: "Love Code." [NY Times]
The Red Bull Music Academy NYC residency continued this past Saturday (5/10) at Brooklyn Masonic Temple with German electronic composer/Monolake member Robert Henke presenting the US premiere of his laser and sound show, Lumière, and dark Tri Angle-signed producer The Haxan Cloak. Robert went on first, doing his set from the front row of the balcony with only the light of the lasers for illumination. The sold-out room emptied out a bit for The Haxan Cloak's set, though both were great. Pictures of the show are in this post.

Red Bull Music Academy continues on Wednesday (5/14) with the Night of Improvised Round Robin Duets at Town Hall (tickets). Performers include Jamie Lidell, Jherek Bischoff, Kaki King, Petra Haden, Shigeto, Nels Cline, Daedelus, and more.

More pictures from Brooklyn Masonic Temple below...

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Robert Henke's Lumiere

Robert Henke's Lumiere
Robert Henke's Lumiere
Robert Henke's Lumiere
Robert Henke's Lumiere
Robert Henke's Lumiere
Robert Henke's Lumiere
Robert Henke's Lumiere
Robert Henke's Lumiere
Robert Henke's Lumiere
Robert Henke's Lumiere
Robert Henke's Lumiere
Robert Henke's Lumiere
Robert Henke's Lumiere
Robert Henke's Lumiere

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The Haxan Cloak

The Haxan Cloak
The Haxan Cloak
The Haxan Cloak
The Haxan Cloak
The Haxan Cloak
The Haxan Cloak
The Haxan Cloak
The Haxan Cloak
The Haxan Cloak
The Haxan Cloak

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Comments (7)

Now that's kind of Artistic but really appealing

Posted by Guard Dogs | May 13, 2014 10:22 AM

Ugh, I bought a ticket for this but arrived a few minutes late and the event staff wouldn't let me in. It was so bizarre and a huge bummer. I waited more than an hour and they let me (and the other late-comers) in for part of Haxan Cloak's set, which was great. Still, wish I'd been inside the venue to see the whole thing :(

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 11:31 AM

after Henke's performance I thought how is Haxan Cloak going to top THAT? And off the bat it didn't look like he was going to.. Audience thinned out, they kicked everyone out of the balcony, power went out for a few minutes, but goddamn HC came back ROARING and provided one of the best live sets I've ever seen. The audience was in stunned suilence for a few seconds when it was all over. A great night out..

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 12:04 PM

wouldn't let you in? why? going to disturb the wonky looking lasers? that's ridiculous

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 12:32 PM

The promoters and the venue had announced well in advance that they, as per the request of the artist, would not allow admission or exit from the show once it had begun. The show even started later than scheduled so there was plenty of opportunity to get there in time. The room was extremely dark and opening the doors would've been very distracting.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 12:40 PM

everyone who attended the show received an email that there would be no late admissions.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 12:40 PM

I arrived at 9:10 and was held outside. The only indication I found about this was an email from Ticketweb in my spam folder that was sent day of show. In any case I definitely accept blame; I just regret that I wasn't on time and missed some cool stuff. I waited patiently and wasn't angry - just disappointed.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 12:47 PM

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