Tim Hecker shares the haunting new song “Keyed Out” (listen below) from his incoming, ninth full-length Konoyo, which is incoming via kranky on 28th September.
Regarding “Keyed Out” Hecker says: “The track “Keyed out” was written over several sessions and finished in a small temple on the outskirts of Tokyo, during one of our initial trips to record with Motonori. I wanted to resist the temptation to overload the music with layers and layers of hyper-edited texture, as if that would help the piece become more whole. The song is a lonely deteriorating synth line, refracted and isolated, played alongside a small court music ensemble on what was a crisp birdsong-filled November morning.”
Tim Hecker announces more live dates including rare ensemble appearances in the US. Forthcoming performances for Konoyo will feature traditional Japanese Gagaku musicians on the shō, ryuteki and hichiriki in synergy with his own explorations of noise, dissonance, and melody, creating a hybrid of electronic abstraction and otherworldly minimalism, alternately heavy and gentle. Full dates below.
Tim Hecker + The Konoyo Ensemble
October 2 – Tokyo, WWWX (Japan)
October 6 – London, Barbican Centre (UK)
October 4 – Lisbon, Culturgest (Portugal)
October 7 – Krakow, Unsound Festival (Poland)
October 9 – Berlin, Funkhaus (Germany)
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February 18 – New York, National Sawdust
February 19 – New York, National Sawdust [
February 22 – Los Angeles, Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
February 23 – Los Angeles, Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Konoyo arrives on 28th September via Kranky.