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Tim Feeney

tim feeney seeks to explore and examine the timbral possibilites inherent in everyday found and built objects. He treats his percussion set-up as a friction instrument, using bows, scrapers, and rosined drumheads as implements and sympathetic resonators to capture and amplify frequencies that go unheard when an object is struck with a mallet. He supplements this “natural” console with a virtual instrument activated from a laptop, which synthesizes and alters the spectral characteristics of sounds from pure sine tones to speaker pops and white noise.

As an improviser, Tim works with such artists as thereminist James Coleman, cellist/electronic performer Vic Rawlings, saxophonist Jack Wright, and the trio ONDA, with whom he has performed at such experimental venues as the Knitting Factory New York, The Red Room in Baltimore, Boston’s Zeitgeist Gallery, RealARTWays in Hartford, Connecticut, and Chicago’s 3030. As an interpreter, Tim has appeared at venues including the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and his work has been featured on WNYC Radio’s “New Sounds.” A member of Boston’s Callithumpian Consort, Tim has performed on the Musica Nova series at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Germany, and at New York’s club Tonic, as part of its 50th birthday celebration for John Zorn. As a founding member of the percussion quartet So, Tim appeared in concerts and masterclasses at Columbia University, Harvard University, and Williams College, as well as the 2001 Bang on a Can Marathon.

Firehouse 12 Performances

Feeney-Rawlings Duo Monday, June 27, 2005, 8:00p

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