Richard Chartier (b.1971) has produced critically acclaimed solo recordings for labels including Trente Oiseaux (Germany), LINE (USA), Meme (Japan), and Fallt (Ireland), as well collaborative works with Nosei Sakata (*0),Taylor Deupree, and Kim Cascone on 12k (USA) and has appeared on numerous international compilations. His minimalist work explores the relationship between sound, silence, focus, and the act of listening. Awarded one of twelve Honorable Mentions in the category of Digital Music by the prestigious Prix Ars Electronica, 2001 (Austria), Chartier's CD Series, was featured in the Whitney Biennial 2002 exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art (NY). Both his visual and sound works have been exhibited in many galleries and artspaces in the US including the Art Institute of Chicago, Fusebox (DC), The Contemporary Museum (Baltimore) the Corcoran Gallery of Art (DC). Over the past several years, Chartier has been invited to perform his work at noted digital music/culture events in North America, Europe, and Japan including MUTEK (Montreal), Lovebytes (Sheffield), Transmissions (Chicago), The Leeds International Film Festival (UK), The Rotterdam International Film Festival (NE) and in conjunction with the sound art exhibit "Frequencies [Hz]" at the Schirn Kunsthalle (Frankfurt).