Tim Hecker


Tim Hecker is a Canadian-based musician and sound artist, born in Vancouver. Since 1996, he has produced a range of audio works for Kranky, Alien8, Mille Plateaux, Room40, 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 Harmony in Ultraviolet received critical acclaim, including being recognized by Pitchfork as a top recording of 2006. Radio Amor was also recognized as a key recording of 2003 by Wire magazine. His work has also included commissions for contemporary dance, sound-art installations, as well as various writings. He currently resides in Montreal.



FRONT PORTCH PRODUCTIONS // Regina Greene // regina@frontporchproductions.com


UK & ROW // 4AD // Annette Lee // annettelee@4ad.com

USA // 4AD // Carrie Tolles // carrietolles@4ad.com


TIm Hecker Contributes New Music to On Me

In a premiere of new work, On Me, commissioned by The Music Center On Location and set entirely to the music of Tim Hecker, Jacob Jonas The Company blends contemporary ballet with breakdance and acrobatics to explore the idiom, “to carry the weight of the world on one’s shoulders.”

"Black Phase' Video

Love Streams out now - 4AD/PaperBag


New Album 'Love Streams' & Tour

Tim Hecker has revealed details of his latest album, and first record for 4AD.  The Canadian composer will release Love Streams, on 8th April 2016.

Tim Hecker will present Love Streams at live shows throughout 2016, beginning with a handful of dates this Spring.