German sound-artist and musician Robert Henke — he also records pretty great minimal techno as Monolake — is in the midst of a tour of Australia and New Zealand.

At 9pm on Friday night he is doing one of his famous Layering Buddha performances at the Adam Concert Room, at VUW. There will also be an address by Henke at 6pm the preceding night, at the same venue.

During the performance the audience is placed in between a ring of six speakers with the performer sitting in between them in the center. The layers of sound are dynamically distributed in space, providing an experience of being really placed in between the sonic cloud where the acoustic result depends on the position of the listener.

More after the break, including audio! Electrons! Downloads! Joy!

You can download a recording of a Robert Henke Layering Buddha show from his site. In glorious binaural sound (mixed down from six channels).

Robert Henke Artist Talk
6pm, Thursday February 28 2008
Adam Concert Room
Entry: koha
Robert Henke: Layering Buddha
9pm, Friday February 29 2008
Adam Concert Room
Entry: $10/8