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Encyclopedia > Tim Hecker

Tim Hecker is a Canadian musician whose recordings are often classified under the electronica genre. Other terms used when describing his work include experimental ambient, glitch, and minimalism. He is perhaps best known for his recordings under the Jetone moniker. Electronica is a rather vague term that covers a wide range of electronic or electronic-influenced music. ... Ambient music is a loosely defined musical genre that incorporates elements of a number of different styles - including jazz, electronic music, new age, rock and roll, modern classical music, reggae, traditional, world and even noise. ... Glitch (also known as Clicks and Cuts from a representative compilation series by the German record label Mille Plateaux) is a genre of electronic music that became popular in the late 1990s with the increasing use of digital signal processing, particularly on computers. ... Minimalism describes movements in various forms of art and design, especially visual art and music, where the work is stripped down to its most fundamental features. ...


The following description is from www.alien8recordings.com:

Tim Hecker is a Canadian-based musician and sound artist, born in Vancouver. Since 1996, he has produced a range of audio works for both international and Canadian recording imprints such as Mille Plateaux, Alien8, Force Inc, Staalplaat, and Fat Cat. His works have been described as “structured ambient”, “tectonic color plates” and “cathedral electronic music”, however for the most part, have focused on exploring the intersections of noise, dissonance and melody, fostering an approach to songcraft which is both physical and emotive. The New York Times has described his work as “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”. His Radio Amor was considered to be a key recording in 2003 by Wire magazine. 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 extensively including performances at Sónar (Barcelona), MUTEK (Montreal), Impakt Festival (Utrecht), Victoriaville in (Quebec), IDEAL (Nantes), Vancouver New Music Festival (Vancouver), and Transmediale (Berlin). Vancouver (pronounced ) is a Canadian city in the province of British Columbia. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Alien8 Recordings is a independent record label founded in 1996 by Sean OHara and Gary Worsley, under whose operation the label continues to this day. ... Staalplaat is an independent record label located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... Fat Cat Records is a record label. ... Ambient music is a loosely defined musical genre that incorporates elements of a number of different styles - including jazz, electronic music, new age, rock and roll, modern classical music, reggae, traditional, world and even noise. ... Electronic music is a term for music created using electronic devices. ... Noise music is music that uses sounds regarded as unpleasant or painful under normal circumstances. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Wire is a British avant garde music magazine, often nicknamed the chinstrokers bible. It was founded in 1982 by jazz promoter Anthony Wood and journalist Chrissie Murray, and concentrated on contemporary jazz and improvised music. ... Sónar Logo Sónar is a three day annual music festival held in Barcelona, Spain. ... Barcelona is the capital city of Catalonia, an autonomous community in Spain. ... Mutek is a new art forms festival started in 2000 in Montreal. ... City motto: Concordia Salus (Latin: Well-being through harmony) Province Quebec Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area  - % water 366. ... Utrecht refers to various cities and areas: A province of the Netherlands A city in the Netherlands, and capital of the province of the same name A (historic) bishopric of the Netherlands An agglomeration in the Netherlands that includes the city of Utrecht A city in South Africa, in the... Victoriaville is a city in central Quebec, Canada, on the Nicolet River. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Official languages French Flower White garden lily Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 75 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 2nd 1,542,056 km² 1,183... Traditional city flag City coat of arms Motto: (Latin: Shall Neptune favour the traveller) Coordinates : , Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) Administration Département Loire-Atlantique (44) Région Pays-de-la-Loire Mayor Jean-Marc Ayrault (PS) (since 1989) Intercommunality Urban Community of Nantes City (commune) Characteristics Land Area 65. ... Vancouver (pronounced ) is a Canadian city in the province of British Columbia. ... Transmediale is a yearly art festival, held in Berlin, Germany. ... For other uses, see Berlin (disambiguation). ...

In addition to touring with Godspeed You! Black Emperor and recording with the likes of Fly Pan Am, Hecker has also collaborated with Christof Migone and Martin Tetrault. Godspeed You! Black Emperor (Abbreviated GYBE; formerly known as Godspeed You Black Emperor!) is a Canadian post-rock or experimental music band based in Montreal, Quebec. ... The cover of sédatifs en fréquences et sillons Fly Pan Am is a Montreal based instrumental group on Constellation Records. ... Christof Migone is an experimental audio artist and writer based in Montreal, Canada. ...

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Discography

Albums

  • Haunt Me, Haunt Me Do It Again (2001)
  • Trade Winds, White Noise (2002)
  • Radio Amor (2003)
  • Mirages (2004)
  • Mort Aux Vaches (2005)

2001: A Space Odyssey. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Singles

  • My Love Is Rotten To The Core (2002)

For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...

External links

  • Tim Hecker — Alien8 Recordings profile
  • Tim Hecker at the All Music Guide

 
 

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