Tim Hecker (CA)
Artist - 2019
Tim Hecker is a Canadian composer and sound artist who has spent the last decade inhabiting a unique intersection between noise, dissonance, and melody. In his varied and celebrated works, digital and organic sources tightly intertwine. The result is a hybrid aesthetic that recalls electronic abstraction and psychedelic American minimalism. Across his 15-year career he has moved through shades of reflective electronic noise, experiential sound design, and modern composition with a deft and distinguished touch. Cultivating enigmatic, uneasy soundscapes, the beauty and crush of Hecker's sonically processed noise has been compared to "tectonic color plates" and "cathedral electronic music." Tim Hecker is an extensive, vigorous live performer, and the immense power and menace of his live shows makes him a contemporary master of volume and texture. In addition to his solo works, Hecker has worked on a wide range of projects, from installations with the likes of Doug Aitken and Stan Douglas to score work for contemporary dance and film projects.