Richard Chartier (often mixing under the pseudonym Pinkcourtesyphone) began DJing in 1991, in the heyday of techno.

As a DJ he is best known for his nights FILLER (2001-2003), Mies (2004-2005), and Procedure (2005-2009) in Washington, DC as well as the Treatment (2002-2003) monthly event at Sonar in Baltimore. His special Proto-Synthesis night sprinkled throughout 2000-2003 was a precursor to the renewed interest in Cold Wave and 1977-1983 electronic music. He was proud to DJ at the fateful last night of BUZZ in DC before it was suddenly shut down. He has DJed internationally including at Sonar Festival (Spain), Glade Festival (UK) and ElectroFringe (Australia).

He most currently hosts/DJs with Alejandro Cohen (dublab / Pharaohs) & Maria Minerva at the event PROCEDURE at Melody Lounge in Chinatown, Los Angeles (March 2015-April 2017), now at ETA in Highland Park, Los Angeles (June 2017-present)

His sets can be an eclectic mix, ranging from mid-20th century analog-ica to tech-house to ambient soundscapes to contemporary avant garde electronica with goth/industrial/post punk sprinkles. Textures, rhythms and noise non-chalantly mixed into a flowing soundtrack for you and your cocktail.

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2017
PROCEDURE @ ETA (Los Angeles, CA) Aug 31, 2017 (w/Ale Cohen + Maria Minerva + Steve Roden)
PROCEDURE @ ETA (Los Angeles, CA) July 13, 2017 (w/Ale Cohen + Maria Minerva)
PROCEDURE @ ETA (Los Angeles, CA) June 8, 2017 (w/Ale Cohen + Maria Minerva)
PROCEDURE @ Melody Lounge (Los Angeles, CA) April 25, 2017 (w/Ale Cohen + Maria Minerva)
PROCEDURE @ Melody Lounge (Los Angeles, CA) Feb 28, 2017 (w/Ale Cohen + Maria Minerva)
PROCEDURE @ Melody Lounge (Los Angeles, CA) Feb 14, 2017 (w/Alison Wolfe + Ale Cohen)
PROCEDURE @ Melody Lounge (Los Angeles, CA) Jan 24, 2017 (w/Silent Servant + Ale Cohen)
PROCEDURE @ Melody Lounge (Los Angeles, CA) Jan 10, 2017 (w/Nick Malkin + Maria Minerva)

2016
PROCEDURE @ Melody Lounge (Los Angeles, CA) Dec 27, 2016 (w/Tropic of Cancer + DVA Damas)
PROCEDURE @ Melody Lounge (Los Angeles, CA) Dec 13, 2016 (w/Tropic of Cancer + Maria Minerva)
PROCEDURE @ Melody Lounge (Los Angeles, CA) Nov 22, 2016 (w/LAND +Ale Cohen)
Tonalism at LACE, Los Angeles / Nov 19, 2016 / listen
Laika / Montreal, Canada / Oct 20, 2016 
PROCEDURE @ Melody Lounge (Los Angeles, CA) Sept 13, 2016 (w/Maria Minerva)
PROCEDURE @ Melody Lounge (Los Angeles, CA) Sept 27, 2016 (w/Jan Jelinek)
PROCEDURE @ Melody Lounge (Los Angeles, CA) Sept 13, 2016 (w/Maria Minerva)
After 5 / Hauser Wirth & Schimmel / Los Angeles, CA / Aug 11, 2016
PROCEDURE @ Melody Lounge (Los Angeles, CA) Aug 9, 2016 (w/Maria Minerva)
PROCEDURE @ Melody Lounge (Los Angeles, CA) July 26, 2016
PROCEDURE @ Melody Lounge (Los Angeles, CA) June 28, 2016 (w/Maria Minerva)
PROCEDURE @ Melody Lounge (Los Angeles, CA) June 14, 2016
PROCEDURE @ Melody Lounge (Los Angeles, CA) May 24, 2016
PROCEDURE @ Melody Lounge (Los Angeles, CA) May 10, 2016
PROCEDURE @ Melody Lounge (Los Angeles, CA) April 12, 2016
PROCEDURE @ Melody Lounge (Los Angeles, CA) March 29, 2016
Dublab’s Music for Train Stations at Union Station (Los Angeles, CA) March 11, 2016
PROCEDURE @ Melody Lounge (Los Angeles, CA) Feb 23, 2016
Aeterna Gallery (Los Angeles, CA) Feb 13, 2016
PROCEDURE @ Melody Lounge (Los Angeles, CA) Jan 26, 2016

2015
PROCEDURE @ Melody Lounge (Los Angeles, CA) Dec 29, 2015
PROCEDURE @ Melody Lounge (Los Angeles, CA) Nov 24, 2015
PROCEDURE @ Melody Lounge (Los Angeles, CA) Oct 27, 2015 (w/ Silent Servant)
Mount Analog instore (Los Angeles, CA) October 18, 2o15
PROCEDURE @ Melody Lounge (Los Angeles, CA) Sept 29, 2015 (w/ Mark Van Hoen)
PROCEDURE
  @ Melody Lounge (Los Angeles, CA) Aug 25, 2015 (w/Mike Harding, Touch, UK)
PROCEDURE
@ Melody Lounge (Los Angeles, CA) July 28, 2015
PROCEDURE
@ Melody Lounge (Los Angeles, CA) June 30, 2015
PROCEDURE @ Melody Lounge (Los Angeles, CA) May 26, 2015
PROCEDURE @ Melody Lounge (Los Angeles, CA) April 28, 2015
PROCEDURE @ Melody Lounge (Los Angeles, CA) March 24, 2015

2014
‘Elevation Through Sound’ with Mike Harding of Touch. Dec 3 on Dublab 
Pasadena Arts Council 50th Anniversary Celebration @ Christiansen Alley

2013
LACE Art Auction VIP reception (Los Angeles, CA) May 21, 2013
Kid Congo Powers + Pinkcourtesyphone present MOVE TO TRASH @ Gate54/Saint Ex (Washington, DC) Feb 15, 2013
Kid Congo Powers + Pinkcourtesyphone present MOVE TO TRASH @ Gate54/Saint Ex (Washington, DC) Jan 18, 2013

2012
Kid Congo Powers + Pinkcourtesyphone present MOVE TO TRASH @ Gate54/Saint Ex (Washington, DC) Dec 14, 2012

2011
Sonic Departure @ Civilian Art Projects [ Washington, DC ] June 1, 2011

2010
as Pinkcourtesyphone @ Procedure / Saint-Ex/Gate 54 [ Washington, DC ] November 24, 2010
as Pinkcourtesyphone @ Squirrelly / Sycamore [ Brooklyn, NY ] Sept 9, 2010

2009
Procedure @ Saint-Ex/Gate 54 [ Washington, DC ] January – November 25, 2009

2008
Procedure bi-weekly @ Saint-Ex/Gate 54 [ Washington, DC ] January – December, 2008

2007
Glade Festival [ Thatcham, UK ] 2007
Procedure bi-weekly @ Science Club / Saint-Ex [ Washington, DC ] January-December 2007

2006
ElectroFringe [ Newcastle, Australia ] Sept 29-Oct 1, 2006
Sonar / Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art [ Barcelona, Spain ] June 16, 2006
Viridian [ Washington, DC ] April 27, 2006
Procedure bi-weekly @ Local16 [ Washington, DC ] January-December 2006

2005
L’Hoop Club [ Dresden, Germany ] Nov 26, 2005
Cinema Nova [ Brussels, Belgium ] Oct 29, 2005
94.9 FM Radio Belgrade [ Belgrade, Serbia ] Oct 5, 2005
Electric Campfire [ Chemnitz, Germany ] Aug 20, 2005
Camera Lucida opening @ I-20 rooftop [ NYC ] June 23, 2005
Visual Music Opening / Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden [ Washington, DC ] June 22, 2005
Radar Bar [ Madrid, Spain ] May 25, 2005
PS1/MOMA’s WPS1 Art Radio / listen
Procedure bi-weekly @ Local16 [ Washington, DC ] April -December 2005
Mies bi-weekly @ Blueroom [ Washington, DC ] September 2004-March 2005

2004
Garage [ Stralsund, Germany ] July 31, 2004
Klaus @ Ottobar [ Baltimore, MD, US ] June-July 2004
Radar Bar [ Madrid, Spain ] March 13, 2004

2003
Laika [ Montreal, Canada ] Dec 8, 2003
Ultraworld @ Sonar [ Baltimore, MD ] July 4, 2003
8mm [ Berlin, Germany ] Feb 11, 2003
Treatment monthly @ Sonar [ Baltimore, MD ] resident. Dec 2003-July 2003
Filler weekly @ Blue Room [ Washington, DC ] resident. January 2003-June 2003

2002
Sleaze @ Club Heaven [ Washington, DC ] Dec 25, 2002
Treatment monthly @ Sonar [ Baltimore, MD ] resident. Dec 2002
Red Maple [ Baltimore, MD ] 2002
Soft Cell tour @ 9:30 Club [ Washington, DC ] Nov 19, 2002
Buzz @ Nation [ Washington, DC ] Sept 13, 2002
Soundcheck @ Whitney Museum of American Art [ New York, NY ] June 28, 2002
Starscape [ Baltimore, MD ] June 8, 2002
Filler weekly @ Blue Room [ Washington, DC ] resident. January 2002-December 2002

2001
Bliss @ Black Cat [ Washington, DC ] 2001
Filler weekly @ Blue Room [ Washington, DC ] resident. May 2001-December 2001

2000
Capsule @ Pharmacy Bar [ Washington, DC ] Dec 31, 2000
Proto:synthesis @ Pharmacy Bar [ Washington, DC ] 2 dates in 2000
Capsule @ Pharmacy Bar [ Washington, DC ] several dates in 2000

1990s
as Pinkcourtesyphone in the “comfort lounge” @ Bent / Ozone [ Washington, DC ] mid 1990s
as Pinkcourtesyphone @ Halogen / Bent Bar [ Washington, DC ] mid 1990s
as The Burn Nurse @ Wonderama [ Washington, DC ] mid 1990s
as The Burn Nurse @ Bent Bar [ Washington, DC ] mid 1990s
as DJ coil @ Players [ Harrisonburg, VA ] 1991-1993