Tim Hecker (CA)

MUTEK is extremely proud to present Montreal’s Tim Hecker as one of its 2008 headliners. The honor is truly deserved. A veteran of the Montreal experimental community, Hecker has performed at the festival numerous times over the years, as his international reputation has swelled to enviable proportions. Though he began his musical career as the ambient techno act Jetone, Hecker soon dropped all semblance of rhythm for more intense and atmospheric drone compositions under his own name. His work often bridges the divide between artful dissonance and avant-garde classical, delivering pieces that are at once harsh and soothing. He has since amassed a wide cult following with such classic albums as 2001’s Haunt Me, Haunt Me Do It Again, 2003’s Radio Amor, 2004’s Mirages, and 2006’s critical high-point, Harmony In Ultraviolet.

A/Visions 4
MUTEK 2012, montreal

St James Church 02/06/2012

For MUTEK 2012, Montreal ambient producer Tim Hecker himself reached out to programmers to suggest an unprecedented performance with guitarist Stephen O’Malley, of mythical band Sunn O))), using the organ at St-James United Church, a monument in the heart of downtown Montreal. These leading lights of sonic architecture will each perform independently, meeting along the way for improvisational passages as a duo. A festival favourite, Hecker currently stands at the forefront of ambient and experimental music, his international renown having grown steadily over the years. Beginning in 1996 under the Jetone moniker, early on he moved to working on increasingly complex compositions under his own name, melding dissonance, noise, and melody into a unique signature. He has released many albums on the Substractif, Mille Plateaux, Alien8 and Kranky labels. The latest, Ravedeath, 1972, released last year, is nominated for a Juno Award in the Electronic Album of the Year category. 

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MUTEK 2010, montreal

Society for Arts and Technology [SAT] 05/06/2010

A veteran of the Montreal experimental community, Tim Hecker has performed at the festival numerous times over the years as his international reputation has swelled to enviable proportions, most notably in 2008 alongside Christian Fennesz. Though he began his musical career as the ambient techno act Jetone, Hecker soon dropped all semblance of rhythm for more intense and atmospheric drone compositions under his own name. His work often bridges the divide between artful dissonance and avant-garde classical, delivering pieces that are at once harsh and soothing. He has since amassed a wide cult following with such classic albums as 2001’s “Haunt Me, Haunt Me Do It Again”, 2003’s “Radio Amor”, 2004’s “Mirages”, and 2006’s critical high-point “Harmony In Ultraviolet”. This year he returns to the festival stage to present innovations on his most recent recorded outings, including the 2009 album “An Imaginary Country”.

A/VISIONS 3: MACHINE MUSIC REVISITED

Theatre du Nouveau Monde 30/05/2008

MUTEK is extremely proud to present Montreal’s Tim Hecker as one of its 2008 headliners. The honor is truly deserved. A veteran of the Montreal experimental community, Hecker has performed at the festival numerous times over the years, as his international reputation has swelled to enviable proportions. Though he began his musical career as the ambient techno act Jetone, Hecker soon dropped all semblance of rhythm for more intense and atmospheric drone compositions under his own name. His work often bridges the divide between artful dissonance and avant-garde classical, delivering pieces that are at once harsh and soothing. He has since amassed a wide cult following with such classic albums as 2001’s Haunt Me, Haunt Me Do It Again, 2003’s Radio Amor, 2004’s Mirages, and 2006’s critical high-point, Harmony In Ultraviolet.
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