Tim Hecker

biography

Tim Hecker is a Canadian-based musician and sound artist, born in Vancouver. Since 1996, he has produced a range of audio works for Mille Plateaux, Alien8, Force Inc, and Staalplaat. His works have been described as "structured ambient", "tectonic color plates" and "cathedral electronic music". More to the point, he has focused on exploring the intersection of noise, dissonance and melody, fostering an approach to songcraft which is both physical and emotive. His work has also included commissions for contemporary dance, sound-art installations, and various writings. He is also an acclaimed producer of techno, having toured and produced under the name Jetone. Tim has presented his work in a live setting around the world, including performances at Sonar (Barcelona), Mutek (Montreal), Impakt Festival (Utrecht), Victoriaville in (Quebec), IDEAL (Nantes), Vancouver New Music Festival (Vancouver), and Transmediale (Berlin). He currently resides in Montreal.

selected discography
2005 Mort aux Vaches - Staalplaat (Holland) - Live recording at VPRO Studios, Amsterdam
2004 Radio Marti / Radio Havana - EN/OF (Germany) Collaboration with Stan Douglas
2004 Mirages - Alien8 Recordings (Canada)
2003 Radio Amor - Mille Plateaux (Germany)
2002 Trade Winds, White Noise - Commissioned by Parachute Arts Journal (Canada)
2002 My Love is Rotten to the Core - Substractif / Alien8 Recordings (Canada)
2001 Haunt Me, Haunt Me, Do It Again - Substractif / Alien8 Recordings (Canada)

kranky titles available
Harmony in Ultraviolet
An Imaginary Country