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.