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Richard Chartier

Minimal sound artist and graphic designer Richard Chartier explores the fine line between silence and digital composition, crafting nearly inaudible music intended for low-volume or headphone listening. Although he has issued his music through a variety of international labels, including 12k, Raster-Noton, and Spekk, Chartier has also used the Line label -- originally a 12k subsidiary, then independent -- as an outlet for himself and dozens of works by the similarly minded likes of Asmus Tietchens, Bernhard Günter, and William Basinski. Series (2000), his debut Line release, received an honorable mention award at Prix Ars Electronica 2001 in Austria. Moreover, a number of compilations have showcased his music, most notably Mille Plateaux's acclaimed Clicks & Cuts, Vol. 2, which extensively compiled some of the world's best glitch producers circa 2001. In addition to his own albums, which numbered in the dozens by the late 2010s, Chartier has also collaborated with all three of the above-mentioned artists, as well as Nosei Sakata (as 0/r), Yann Novak, and Steve Roden. He has performed live at many festivals, including MUTEK in Montreal, and has had his work exhibited in such esteemed institutions as the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), ICC (Tokyo), and the Art Institute of Chicago. ~ Jason Birchmeier

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