Loscil and Lawrence English will also play the Seattle weekender this August.
Substrata 1.2 will take place in Seattle's Chapel Performance Space from August 3rd-5th. In addition to the Montreal-based headliner, the weekend-long festival will feature a number of ambient and experimental artists. Friday night will "explore the breadth of the spectrum of amplified sound" and host performances from Robin Rimbaud as Scanner, and Australian sound artist Lawrence English. The next night holds Hecker's performance and will focus on "deeply sonorous lower frequency and minor key tonalities of the mysterious and the subaqueous," also seeing sets from Loscil, who will debut new piano-based compositions, and Chicago's Pan|American, marking their first US appearance in five years.
Sunday's event will be an "auditory field trip and workshop" conducted by Rimbaud and English, with selected audience members embarking on a hiking trip across the puget sound to explore nature, atmosphere, and field recording.
In addition to those musical performances, Substrata 1.2 will put on two daytime events on Saturday August 4th, namely a lecture from Lawrence English and a panel question-and-answer session with the artist performing at the festival. These two events are free and will not require festival tickets for admission. The festival is "crowdfunded," meaning all funds raised go directly to the festival costs and expenses themselves, and those who cannot attend but still would like to support the festival can donate in lieu of purchasing a ticket.