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Music, Sun 1 Oct 2017

Tim Hecker / Pan Daijing

Tim Hecker / Pan Daijing



Electronic composer, producer and sound artist Tim Hecker performs his new album Love Streams.

Usually creating heavily textured, distorted sounds, here Hecker’s compositions are more melodic, using acoustic woodwind and choral parts.Hecker’s music treads the line of post-rock and contemporary classical. Collaborations on his most recent album include Ben Frost, Kara-Lis Coverdale and Jóhann Jóhannsson, whose recordings of medieval choral works lift the record to new dimensions and present a juxtaposition between these meditative sounds and Hecker’s electronic experimentation.

Blissful, soothing, profoundly creepy, uplifting and cathartic.


Perched on the cutting edge where Berlin’s music and art scenes blur into one another, Pan Daijing‘s music is steeped in dark noise and cinematic atmospherics, drifting into eerie drone and twisted beats. EP releases on Noisekölln and Bedouin Records have worked as enticing stepping stones towards the Chinese-born artists debut LP ‘Lack ??’, out on PAN in July 2017.

Culminating as the ‘finale’ to her improvisational live performances, the album also offers an insight to her future works. The process was intuitive and raw, born out of her previous explorations. Over the past 2 years, she has composed, recorded and edited different concerts and field recordings across Europe, China, and Canada, forming the basis of the record; ‘Lack ??’ was crafted from this long, painstaking mental and physical practice. The narrative of the album presents a perspective of the world as ‘the theatre of our minds’ – where Daijing sees the record as an ‘opera piece’ in its storytelling and drama.

Daijing’s pieces are created around a very intense and intimate mental catharsis, often expressed through a close physical interaction with strangers in her live sets which seek to engage them in a highly personal way. “When I was finalising this album, they didn’t feel like tracks to me anymore, but more like a psychoanalytical process,” she says. “I saw myself being this absurd, mad person ‘acting’ out the sounds… It’s rather physical, and became like a mindgame. All things came out naturally as part of me.”

Her purgative, often physical performances have recently pummelled the festival stages of CTM, Sonar, and Atonal, whilst also crafting sonic installations for exhibitions and live scored art performances and dance shows.

Coach parties acceptedOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 1 Oct 2017 19:45 to 22:00


Entrance via Leeds Grand Theatre,
46 New Briggate,



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Map reference: SE 303338  Lat: 53.79985 Long: -1.54122

By Road:
Follow the Leeds loop and come off at junction 8.

By Public Transport:
From the railway station, walk up Park Row from City Square to The Headrow. Turn right along The Headrow. Pass The Light complex, and Dortmund Square. Turn left along New Briggate for 50yds. Leeds Grand Theatre is on the right.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Leeds station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups