Canadian Tim Hecker explores the intersections of noise, dissonance and melody through dramatic and sophisticated drone performances that confront listeners through their physical and emotional immediacy.
Hecker uses noise, omnipresent in nature and technology, to blur the distinction between natural and synthetic. His organic and highly abstract compositions absorb recorded sounds while also synthesizing new ones, and interact with the resonant qualities of the performance space to de-centralise the positions of performer and listener through fully immersive soundscapes. Hecker throws his listeners into stormy ecosystems of sound that seem to manifest beyond our usual timescale and the dichotomy of man-made and grown . Allusions to the forces of nature and their physical strength collide with deeply human melancholy to summon ostensibly conflicting feelings of fear, grief and amazement, contemplative meditation, euphoria, or anxiety.