Roger Tellier-Craig’s musical past is profoundly rooted in Montreal’s underground scene – there was iconic rock outfit Godspeed You! Black Emperor, of which he was a member until 2003, as well as the duo Et Sans, which he worked on alongside Alexandre St-Onge. With Le Révélateur, which started out as a solo venture before expanding into an audio-visual duo with video artist Sabrina Ratté, he conjures up a truly cosmic electronic universe, full of chromatic aberrations, krautrock apparitions, and cascades of incandescent synth arpeggios. In 2011, he released Fictions on the Gneiss Things imprint, while a DVD featuring video pieces by Ratté for each composition was also released on Root Strata.
British Film Institute
Inspired by the performance tradition that combines electronic sound and video arts, Le Révélateur's live performance is the result of an intermedial dialogue between Sabrina Ratté and Roger Tellier-Craig. Through the creation of abstract architectural structures and electronic landscapes, Ratté’s video's images are in constant dialogue with the ethereal sounds and futuristic pulses generated by Tellier-Craig. Together, they aim to create an immersive A/V experience where sound and image are inseparable. (30 min).
Coeur Des Sciences
As Le Révélateur, Montréal electronic music experimenter Roger Tellier-Craig turns minimalistic glitches and analogue oddities into expanded landscapes of layered sound. Co-founder of Montréal electro-noise band Fly Pan Am and an early member of post-rock icons Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Tellier-Craig’s unique approach to music making finds new expression in solo project Le Révélateur, as suitable to a club (albeit a more daring one) as it is in an art gallery. In late November 2013, Tellier-Craig took up the challenge posed by the very first MUTEK_IMG festival of experimental audio-visual arts, and most recently performed at music festivals Send+Receive and Tonedeaf. His Nuit Blanche 2014 DJ set picks up where his recent MUTEK radio project, Pulsers left off, fusing the softly atmospheric with washes of abstract distortion.