Tim Hecker

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With his 2016 re­lease, Love Streams,

com­poser Tim Hecker pro­cessed the em­a­na­tions of an Ice­landic choir into dif­fused beams of re­fracted obliv­ion, with in­cred­i­ble re­sults. Konoyo

(Ja­panese for “the world over here”) finds him col­lab­o­rat­ing with a ga­gaku (clas­si­cal court mu­sic) en­sem­ble in a tem­ple lo­cated just out­side of Tokyo, and re­sist­ing the urge to cre­ate dense co­ag­u­la­tions of sound. In­stead, Hecker’s ma­nip­u­la­tions of the stringed, per­cus­sive and wind in­stru­men­ta­tion are del­i­cate and grace­ful; a wel­come

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