ROOM40 presents TIM HECKER + GUESTS
Tim Hecker's music is focused on exploring the intersection of noise, dissonance and melody, fostering an approach to songcraft which is both physical and emotive.
"One of Canada's most celebrated sound artists imbuing electro-magnetic b-rolls with humanity and grace." — Pitchforkmedia.com
"foreboding, abstract pieces in which static and sub-bass rumbles open up around slow moving notes and chords, like fissures in the earth waiting to swallow them whole" - The New York Times
Born in Vancouver, Canada and now based in Montreal, Tim Hecker has produced a range of audio works over the last 15 years for Kranky, Alien8, Mille Plateaux, Room40, Force Inc, Staalplaat, and Fat Cat.
In 2009, Tim released 'An Imaginary Country' via Kranky and further cemented his reputation as a singular and significant entity in the world of contemporary music.
'Harmony in Ultraviolet', perhaps the record that's come to exist as the benchmark of his sound was one of Pitchfork's top recordings of 2006. Radio Amor had already been recognized as a key recording of 2003 by Wire magazine.
His work has also included commissions for contemporary dance, sound-art installations, minimal techo works under the name 'Jetone', as well as various writings. Tim has presented his work in a live setting around the world, including performances at Sonar (Barcelona), Mutek (Montreal), Primavera Sound (Barcelona), Victoriaville (Quebec), Vancouver New Music Festival (Vancouver), and Transmediale (Berlin). He currently resides in Montreal.
This performance at Cafe Oto will be presented through a four speaker array.
Official Website: http://www.cafeoto.co.uk/
Added by naomijade on January 18, 2010