Kranky 20th Anniversary, Tim Hecker, Pan American, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Ken Camden – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – December 14th, 2013
Kranky 20th Anniversary, Tim Hecker, Pan American, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Ken Camden

Kranky 20th Anniversary

Tim Hecker

Pan American

Keith Fullerton Whitman

Ken Camden

Sat, December 14, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Constellation

Chicago, IL

$18.00

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Kranky 20th Anniversary
Kranky 20th Anniversary
Seminal Chicago label, Kranky celebrates 20 years of existence
Tim Hecker
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.
Pan American
Pan American
Pan American is the alter ego of Mark Nelson, vocalist and guitarist for the band Labradford, who first began recording under the name in 1997.

The debut release for Pan American was a self-titled LP on Kranky in 1998. The 2000 LP 360 Business/360 Bypass included appearances from Rob Mazurek and Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker of Low
Keith Fullerton Whitman
Keith Fullerton Whitman
Keith Fullerton Whitman is a composer/performer obsessed with electronic music; from its mid-century origins in academic studios in Europe straight on through contemporary bedroom "digital music."

Currently he is working towards implementing a complete system for live performance of improvised electronic music that incorporates elements from nearly every era: a reel-to-reel tape machine, a selection of small "jerry-rigged" / "circuit-bent" battery-powered sound-producing boxes, an analog modular synthesizer, an early "consumer" home-computer, and at the core; a contemporary computer running a custom-built Max-MSP based modular system that both controls these elements and acts as a central conduit into which their sounds are captured/collected, processed, then diffused to up to eight separate channels/speakers/amplifiers.

He is also, at present, composing an as-of-yet untitled piece for Egyptian Oud, Serge and Doepfer Analog Modular Synthesizers, and computer control/processing. It is his first through-composed long-form work.
Ken Camden
Ken Camden
On July 29, via Kranky Records, guitar manipulator Ken Camden released Space Mirror, an aptly titled album that trades in glistening atmosphere and futuristic effects.

"Ken Camden spends his time away from Implodes working on a solo career that demonstrates a fondness for sparse, repeating figures, all wrapped up in tracks described by his label as "guitar/not guitar" pieces. This is Camden's second solo album, following the similarly minded Lethargy & Repercussion from 2010. The main difference on Space Mirror is a softer hew to the sound, which is laid out in a cottony expanse that largely replaces the sharper edges of his prior record." - Pitchfork
Venue Information:
Constellation
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618