What: Tim Hecker, Daniel Lopatin

When: Sunday, May 12, 7:30pm

Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR

Cost: $20/15 presale, $25/20

Info: www.roulette.org / 917.267.0368 / http://roulette.org/events/tim-hecker-and-daniel-lopatin/

Instrumental Tourist by Tim Hecker and Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never), is the first chapter of SSTUDIOS (Software Studios Series), a new venture in the Software Recording Co.’s expanding catalogue. SSTUDIOS invites artists in the field of electronic music to create collaborative works of quality and vision.

With a deliberate focus on source material of a synthetic and mimetic nature, Hecker and Lopatin designed a sound palette from the acoustic resonance of digitally-sourced “Instruments of the World.” The studio meetings between Hecker and Lopatin were conducted to embrace the tropes and techniques of jazz-based improvisation, with little preparation prior.

Instrumental Tourist finds two artists transcending their respective visions and creating a new musical language.

Hecker and Lopatin will be joined by Co La, the sample-based electronic music project of Matt Papich.

About 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. Hecker currently resides in Montreal. http://pointnever.com

About Daniel Lopatin

Oneohtrix Point Never is the recording name of Brooklyn-based experimental musician Daniel Lopatin, whose album Returnal was released by Editions Mego in June 2010. Lopatin’s music is composed and performed primarily on vintage synthesizers, and has been described as drone or ambient music, gentle eddies of sound, and like a cracked mirror refracting the sounds of the past. Lopatin is a first-generation American, the son of immigrants from the former Soviet Union. Lopatin was chosen by Animal Collective to perform at the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival that it curated in May 2011. Lopatin earned a master’s degree in library and information science from Pratt Institute.

About Co La

Co La is the primary project of musician and producer Matt Papich, whose explorations of sample-based electronic music have culminated in Moody Coup. The emotional palette of Moody Coup, Papich’s second album and first for Software Recording Co., is more complex than its exuberant predecessor, Daydream Repeater (NNA Tapes 2011). Where that record’s relentlessly bucolic tone drew from the saccharine core of reggae, exotica, and 60s girl groups, the bedrock of Moody Coup is elusive and abstract.

About Roulette

Roulette – one of New York City’s premiere venues for experimental music for over 33 years – has reopened bigger and better than ever. Located in a newly renovated 1920s Art Deco concert hall in Downtown Brooklyn, the new Roulette features two levels of seating for up to 400 people (600 standing), an expanded multi-channel sound system, projection screen for film and multi-media events, state-of-the-art lighting system, modular stage, and a specially designed floor to accommodate dance. Teamed with bold new programming, the new Roulette promises to be one of the most exciting places in New York City – if not the country – to experience adventurous music and art.

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