Tim Daisy

Since 1997, Chicago-based drummer, composer, and marimbist Tim Daisy has been involved in the fields improvised music and composition. He has recorded and performed with many well-respected musicians from the North American and European improvised musical scenes, including Ken Vandermark and Fred Lonberg-Holm, Elisabeth Harnik and James Falzone. Tim arranges tours for and composes music to three of his own ensembles, including Vox Arcana, a chamber music trio with James Falzone on clarinet, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello and Trio Red Space featuring Mars Williams on reeds, Jeb Bishop on trombone and The Steel Bridge Trio featuring Aram Shelton and Safa Shokrai, on reeds. Red Nation, his solo project, explores the art and science of improvisation in an electronic-acoustic environment. Multiple percussion instruments are used, including bells and mixing bowls, chimes, kitchen utensils, metronomes and various found objects. Tim can create improvised situations by himself, using all his tools laid out on the floor in different patterns. One of the thirteen “Drummers For the Future” by Downbeat magazine (2003) Numerous tours across North America and Europe with avant-garde jazz ensembles such as the Vandermark 5, The Engines and The Frame Quartet. Major festival appearances include the North Sea Jazz Festival and The Newport Jazz Festival as well as the Alarme Festival Berlin and Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville. An original work for solo percussion and dance commissioned by the Chicago-based dance ensemble The Seldoms titled “Marchland.” This new work was premiered to wide acclaim in March of 2010 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago: http://theseldoms.org/marchland A 2016 Audio residency at the Dom Kereta “Keret House” in Warsaw Poland which explored spatial limitations and its affect on sound making: https://www.facebook.com/domkereta/ A 2016 Florasonic commission by the Experimental Sound Studio called The Glass House. This site-specific, multi-layered composition ran for three months at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Conservatory. http://www.experimentalsoundstudio.org/pages/event_detail/52.php?id=416 Tim also owns and operates Relay Records, documenting much of the creative work that he has been involved with in Chicago and abroad since 2011. http://www.timdaisyrelayrecords.bandcamp.com Since June of 2014, he has been a co- programmer for the Option music salon at Experimental Sound Studio. The programming explores contemporary perspectives on improvisation and composition in a ‘salon’ format, enabling local, national, and international artists to publicly discuss their practice and ideas as well as perform from https://timdaisy.wordpress.com

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