The work of renowned Canadian musician and sound artist Tim Hecker has 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 deeply physical and emotive. His repertoire spans 10 albums over nearly two decades, including the critically acclaimed Ravedeath 1972 (2011), Harmony in Ultraviolet and Virgins (2009). Recently, Hecker announced his latest album No Highs, to be released on 7 April.
For Rewire 2019, Hecker was invited to perform his masterful piece Konoyo alongside the Konoyo Ensemble. Now, Hecker is commissioned by Rewire and co-commissioned by Le Lieu Unique for a unique, collaborative show with installation, stage, and object design by multidisciplinary artist Vincent de Belleval. Utlising custom-made LED lights that are adjusted to Hecker’s music, this show explores different ways to "break up the grid" and find new interactions between light, sound, colours, contrasts, and textures.
Commissioned by Rewire