Incidence

by RICHARD CHARTIER

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ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE: After several releases by artists of the collective around Raster-Noton on american label LINE, a long-outstanding invitation was issued into the opposite direction. So last but not least the present release is an expression of long-lasting artistic ties between both labels. In the greyness heavy waves begin to glide into the one-hour work. they swell and flood a vacuum. Chartier is able to intensify this maelstrom in long and graceful moves. In a majestic and subtle manner he creates a subsonic vastness, capturing the listener, disconnecting him from the irrelevant reality. The end mirrors the beginning - revealing the idea of an endless space in an endless composition. finally Incidence is a sound stream seeking to transform time into a certain timelessness. Richard Chartier runs the label LINE, following the traditions of trente oiseaux by focusing on minimalist and not beat-oriented sound experiments. His compositions often test the limits of auditory perceptibility. In this way chartier concentrates on tiniest changes within seemingly static sound masses.

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released November 1, 2006

remastered in 2009 with bonus track

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richard chartier Los Angeles, California

Richard Chartier is considered one of the key figures of reductionist electronic sound art. Chartier's minimalist digital work explores the inter-relationships between the spatial nature of sound, silence, focus, perception and the act of listening itself.

He is also Pinkcourtesyphone.
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