Thu Mar 4 @ 8pm
The Toff, 252 Swanston St Melbourne
Maximum Arousal, the lost weekend and room40 is proud to present:
TIM HECKER (Cananda)
JIM HAYNES (USA)
Tim Hecker is a Canadian-based musician and sound artist, born in Vancouver. Since 1996, he has produced a range of audio works for Mille Plateaux, Kranky, Alien8, Force Inc, Staalplaat, and Fat Cat. 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 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 recognized as a key recording of 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 in a live setting around the world, including performances at Sonar (Barcelona), Mutek (Montreal), Impakt Festival (Utrecht), Victoriaville in (Quebec), IDEAL (Nantes), Vancouver New Music Festival (Vancouver), and Transmediale (Berlin). He currently resides in Montreal and currently records for the American label Kranky.
Describing his work through the pithy phrase, “I rust things,” Jim Haynes is a California based artist who has developed a poetic vocabulary of decay that he has applied to photography, sculpture, installation, and sound. Drawing from shortwave radio static, electric field disturbances, controlled feedback manipulation, and numerous textural scrapings, Haynes manifests a broken minimalism whose magnetic drones give the impression of timelessness, when in fact the environment is quite active. This engineering of disparate materials and media seeks to evince the unpredictability of decay, to manifest its potential for a rough hewn beauty, and to bare witness to its inevitability. Haynes has published recordings through the Helen Scarsdale Agency, Intransitive, Elevator Bath, and 23five Incorporated. He has collaborated with Loren Chasse, irr. app. (ext.), and Steven Stapleton. He is also a contributing writer for The Wire.
A night of sound art that is not to be missed!!!