For more than a decade, Tim Hecker has been at the forefront of artists working in sonic sculpture and at the intersection of electronic and acoustic composition. Taking heavily processed sounds of pianos, synthesisers, woodwind instruments and, on recent recordings, church organs, Hecker creates dense soundscapes conjuring images of tectonic plates shifting and crashing beneath turbulent weather systems, complete with storms, aurora borealis, and towering clouds.

His previous album, RaveDeath, 1972 was one of 2011′s best received conceptual sound art releases, having been compared to William Basinski’s seminal Disintegration Loops and described as “a dark and often claustrophobic record that is arguably Hecker’s finest work” (Pitchfork).

Julianna Barwick is an American singer and musician whose work is typified on her latest release Nepenthe, combining multi layered vocals with a string ensemble to create haunting, flowing soundscapes often associated with the Northern European New Classical movement and artists such as Max Richter, Sigur Rós and Jóhann Jóhannsson.

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