Tim Hecker

A new commission of light and sound

Friday, November 13, 2015

Canadian electronic musician Tim Hecker returns to forge a new performance of sound and light. Hecker was last in residence at EMPAC in 2012, during which time he recorded a portion of his critically acclaimed album Virgins.

Credited for helping lead and popularize the genre of experimental electronics, 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 musicmaking that is both physical and emotive. Drawing on traditions of metal, techno, classical, and musique concrete, his sound has found itself at home in the liminal space between traditional genres, audiences, and performing contexts.

For this new project, Hecker will be working with lighting designer MFO.

** Please note: This performance uses an extreme theatrical fog effect.

MFO (AKA Marcel Weber) is a Berlin-based visual artist who works with imagery, light, and space. He has created and directed audiovisual performances with artists such as Ben Frost, Kode9, and Clark.

Eliza Bagg, voice
Suzanne Kantorski, voice
Charlotte Mundy, voice
Amelia Watkins, voice

Argeo Ascani
Tim Hecker
Please note: This performance uses an extreme theatrical fog effect.
Studio 1—Goodman
November 13, 2015, 9PM

EMPAC 2015–16 presentations, residencies, and commissions are supported by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts.