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Upcoming shows: The Travelling Band... Aldous Harding... William the Conqueror... Wolf Parade... Lost Horizons... Skinny Lister + Beans on Toast... The Burning Hell... Leif Vollebekk... Euros Childs... Lowly... Jesca Hoop... Schwervon!... Charles Howl... David Thomas Broughton... Haiku Salut: Christmas Lamp Show... Honeyfeet... The Deslondes... Liima... Will Varley... Jen Cloher... The Lovely Eggs... Loney dear... Gun Outfit... The Handsome Family... Karl Blau... Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker... Brooke Sharkey... Lilly Hiatt... Josh Rouse... Pinkshinyultrablast... I’m With Her... The Breath...

When: 7.30pm on Thursday 20 May 2010
Where: Sacred Trinity Church, corner of Chapel Street/Blackfriars Street, Salford M3 5DW

We’re proud to be promoting the debut Manchester show by Montreal’s 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 colour 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 that 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’.

Hecker’s Harmony in Ultraviolet received critical acclaim, including being recognised by Pitchfork as a top recording of 2006. Radio Amor was also recognised as a key recording of 2003 by Wire magazine. His work has also included commissions for contemporary dance, sound-art installations, minimal techo works under the name Jetone, as well as various writings.

Tim has presented his work in a live setting around the world, including performances at Sónar (Barcelona), Mutek (Montreal), Primavera Sound (Barcelona), Victoriaville (Quebec), Vancouver New Music Festival (Vancouver), and Transmediale (Berlin). He currently resides in Montreal.

This jam-packed bill is completed by Rotterdam’s Machinefabriek, Cambridge’s Simon Scott and Leeds’ Fieldhead – so please arrive promptly.

This is a co-promotion with Room Tones.

Tickets available from Piccadilly Records, Seetickets.com and on 0161 832 1111.

All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.

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