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Monolake and Ableton at Dis-patch Festival in Belgrade, Serbia

Ableton conceptualist Robert Henke, aka Monolake, will spend almost two weeks in Belgrade, Serbia, presenting a special program, FOCUS: MONOLAKE, the central theme of this year's Dis-patch festival, which will be held October 18-22 in Belgrade. Simultaneously, Center for Cultural Decontamination will host the world premiere of the new interactive Monolake installation, CYCLONE, a commissioned work for the festival in Belgrade. But that's just the beginning. Robert will perform at Dis-patch two more times, presenting the opposite sides of his musical personality through two exciting live projects-the fresh Monolake club set accompanied by live video and the six-channel drone performance Layering Buddha, whose recorded version on Monolake's home-label Imbalance received an honorary mention at this year's Ars Electronica.

Furthermore, there will be a special panel program supported by Ableton in which Robert Henke, as well as former Monolake member now Ableton CEO Gerhard Behles and others, will work with local musicians and interested individuals through presentations, lectures and discussions. This program will also deal with the future of music distribution, independent industry and the temptations of a redefined music market.

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