Richard Chartier

LINE_ED02 | 4 x CD | Signed/Numbered Edition of 100 (sold out/out of print) | August 2004

In celebration of LINE’s 4th anniversary documenting installations and works by composers exploring the aesthetics of contemporary and digital minimalism we are proud to announce the release of this special limited edition packaging 4 CD set entitled Edition.

Edition is a collection of the 4 critically acclaimed full length LINE cd releases by sound artist/composer Richard Chartier: Series from 2000 (LINE_001), Of Surfaces from 2002 (LINE_008), Two Locations from 2003 (LINE_013), and the brand new live recording Set or Performance (LINE_018). For more information on each CD please view them in the LINE catalog.

This special re-packaging release is strictly limited to 100 signed and numbered units. Lavishly yet simply designed Edition is a double gatefold package offset printed in 3 inks in which the CDs rest on high density foam hubs separated by diecut vellum sheets. Liner notes from each original sleeve are reprinted within.

Richard Chartier (b.1971), sound/installation artist and graphic designer, has created critically acclaimed recordings for labels such as 12k/LINE (USA), Trente Oiseaux (Germany), Spekk (Japan), Mutek_rec (Canada), and Fallt (Ireland), including collaborations with artists Taylor Deupree, William Basinski, COH, and *0 and has appeared on numerous international compilations. His digital minimalist work explores the inter-relationships between the spatial nature of sound, silence, focus, and the act of listening.

Chartier’s sound works and sound installations have been presented internationally including at the exhibits Sounding Spaces at ICC (Tokyo, Japan), I Moderni / The Moderns at Castello di Rivoli (Torino, Italy), 2002 Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art (NY), Resynthesis at The Art Institute of Chicago and with the travelling sound exhibit Invisible Cities created by digital media curators Fehler as well as solo and collaborative installations for Fusebox (DC) and Diapason (NY). He has performed his work live across Europe, Japan, and North America at MUTEK (Montreal, Canada), DEAF (Dublin, Ireland), Observatori (Valencia, Spain), Transmediale (Berlin, Germany), Lovebytes (Sheffield, UK), The Leeds International Film Festival (Leeds,UK), The Rotterdam International Film Festival (NE), Garage (Stralsund, Germany) and other noted digital art/music festivals and at exhibits such as Frequenzen [Hz] at the Schirn Kunsthalle (Frankfurt) and A Minimal Future? Art as Object 1958-1968 at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles). The conceptual performance piece Chessmachine, a multimedia collaborative work by Chartier, Ivan Pavlov and video/installation artists Evelyn Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand recently premiered at the opening event of the 2004 MUTEK festival.

In 2000 he formed the recording label LINE and has since curated its continuing documentation of compositional and installation work by international sound artists and composers exploring the aesthetics of contemporary and digital minimalism. The premiere release on LINE, Chartier’s Series was awarded Honorable Mention in the category of Digital Music by the prestigious Prix Ars Electronica, 2001 (Austria).