Tim Hecker is an electronic musician and sound artist based in Montreal, Canada. Tim previously recorded under the moniker Jetone, but has become better-known internationally for his ambient recordings released through Mille Plateaux, Alien8, Force Inc, Staalplaat, and Fat Cat under his own name.
Tim is an acclaimed producer of electronica, having toured and produced under the name Jetone. His work has included commissions for contemporary dance, sound-art installations, and various writings. Tim has performed extensively including festivals such as Sónar (Barcelona), MUTEK (Montreal), Impakt Festival (Utrecht), Victoriaville in (Quebec), IDEAL (Nantes), Vancouver New Music Festival (Vancouver), and club transmediale (Berlin).
In addition to touring with Godspeed You! Black Emperor and recording with the likes of Fly Pan Am, Hecker has also collaborated with Christof Migone and Martin Tetrault.
His works have been described as “structured ambient”, “tectonic color plates” and “cathedral electronic music”, however for the most part, have focused on exploring the intersections of noise, dissonance and melody, fostering an approach to song craft which is both physical and emotive.