Tim Hecker

Public Records in collaboration with Pioneer Works present Tim Hecker as part of Durations Festival, a weekend long multi-instrumentalist exploration of sound, an intentional act of connection, and exploration of time as the intensive movement of body and mind. Hecker is joined by experimental musician, cellist, and Pioneer Works Music Resident Alum MIZU.

We invite all Tim Hecker ticket holders for his show at Pioneer Works complimentary entry to the Durations Festival's Friday late night programming at Public Records, featuring Mule Musiq with Kuniyuki Takahashi, Superpitcher, + Toshiya Kawasaki. Festival pass holders will have access to each show, including Tim Hecker's performance at Pioneer Works.

About the Artists

Tim Hecker is a Juno Award-winning Canadian composer and musician, born in Vancouver. In the past two decades, he has produced a wide output, released by the likes of Kranky and 4AD. He focuses on exploring the intersection of noise, dissonance, and melody in his work, fostering an approach to songcraft which is both physical and emotive, his work being described as “structured ambient”, “tectonic color plates”, and “cathedral electronic music”.

His discography spans over 10 albums including the critically acclaimed Ravedeath 1972, Harmony in Ultraviolet, and Virgins.

Hecker also composes original scores, most recently for the BBC series The North Water and the Brandon Cronenberg movie Infinity Pool.

MIZU uses the vast sound-world of the cello to expose openness, vulnerability, and a sense of wonder in her intricately looped and layered compositions. On her debut album Distant Intervals, released in Spring 2023 on NNA Tapes, MIZU distills her musical memories as a classically-trained performer and weaves together bold new narratives, centered on themes of possibility, becoming, and transformation. Upon its release, the album received critical praise and attention from platforms such as Bandcamp Daily (as Album of the Day), Stereogum, Our Culture, New Sounds, I Care If You Listen, Foxy Digitalis, and Them, and landed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Classical Crossover charts.

Trained as a classical cellist at Juilliard, MIZU began her performance career as a collaborator — featuring as a solo cellist in live performances of Rachika Nayar’s Our Hands Against the Dusk, and premiering a solo cello work by Nico Muhly, amongst many other collaborations. MIZU recently completed a music residency at Pioneer Works.