Richard Chartier is considered one of the key figures in the current of reductionist electronic sound art which has been termed both “microsound” and Neo-Modernist. His minimalist digital work explores the inter-relationships between the spatial nature of sound, silence, focus, perception and the act of listening itself.
Chartier’s sound works/installations have been presented in galleries and museums internationally including the 2002′s Whitney Biennial. He has performed his work live across Europe, Japan, Australia, and North America at digital art/electronic music festivals and exhibits.
He has been curating releases via his label LINE for over ten years and in 2010 Chartier was awarded a Smithsonian Institution Artist Research Fellowship to explore the National Museum of American History’s collection of 19th-Century acoustic apparatus for scientific demonstration.
In 2011, Chartier curated and designed the new media exhibit Data/Fields at Artisphere in Arlington, Virginia including five noted international artists: Ryoji Ikeda, Mark Fell, Andy Graydon, France Jobin, and Caleb Coppock.
In 2012, Chartier began releasing a series of new works under his alias Pinkcourtesyphone.
Recent and upcoming releases:
Robert Curgenven + Richard Chartier “Built Through” (LINE)
Pinkcourtesyphone “Foley Folly Folio” (LINE SEGMENTS)
Pinkcourtesyphone “Elegant & Detached” (room40)
William Basinski + Richard Chartier TBC (LINE)
Richard Chartier “Interior Field” (mAtter)
As with all my mixes (or as they say “dj sets”) I start with 3 things… a general tone, an opening piece and a closing piece. The rest, dear listener, is up to your translation and interpretation. It’s all a very subjective, and organic, process and journey. My main interest with all mixes is the interactions of textures with a wide range of works from different time periods. Enjoy the 3 unreleased tracks/versions including a new work by my Pinkcourtesyphone project.
Bill Fontana – Spring Peepers in the Adirondack Mountains
Jon Brooks – Workings in the Grey Room
Ø + noto – Hain
Felix Kubin – X-Ray No.9 (original mix)
Zoviet France – White Dusk (excerpt)
Suum Quique – Core Value
Derek Piotr – Deliver (pinkcourtesyphone ‘out of area’ mix)
Robert Curgenven + Richard Chartier – built through crossfade mix (unreleased)
Tod Dockstader – Eight Electronic Pieces #6
Pjusk – Flint
Scala – Hold me down
Emptyset – Other
Bruce Gilbert – nervepath
Conrad Schnitzler – Endtime 6
Bellows – Handcut #8
Belong – Beeside
Daren Seymour & Mark Van Hoen – Supermind’s Light Becomes Part Of The Earth (Feburary 29th, 1956)
Curve – Recovery (ambient mix)
Mokira – Harold Dubb
Frank Bretschneider – Kippschwingungen part 4
Lawrence English – B1 for john cage (unreleased. on LINE in September)
Steve Roden – 5.52
Philus – Rakenne 2
Pinkcourtesyphone – i wish you goodbye (unreleased)