Chicago–based drummer, marimbist and composer Tim Daisy has worked in the fields of improvised and composed music since 1997. He has performed, recorded, and toured with many acclaimed musicians and ensembles from both the North American and European improvised music scenes including: Mars Williams, Ken Vandermark, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Elisabeth Harnik, Dave Rempis, James Falzone, Russ Johnson, Havard Wiik, Mikolaj Trzaska, Clayton Thomas, Per Ake Holmlander, Steve Swell, Aram Shelton, Michael Zerang, Kyle Bruckmann, and Katherine Young.

Tim has performed and recorded original music for modern dance, film, and improvised music ensembles of various configurations. He also owns and operates Relay Records, documenting much of the creative work he has been involved with in Chicago and abroad since 2011. Tim co-curates the weekly OPTION series at Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago. 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



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Has worked with these musicians and ensembles:

dave rempis/mars williams/ken vandermark/elisabeth harnik/katherine young/james falzone/fred lonberg-holm/jason stine/russ johnson/jaimie branch/nate wooley/darren johnston/mikolaj trzaska/steve swell/rafael toral/per-ake holmlander/mark feldman/erik friedlander/rafael toral/joe mcphee/john tchicai/fred anderson/tomeka reid/havard wiik/clayton thomas/jim baker/jason roebke/ingebrigt haker flaten/magnus broo/anton hatwich/frank rosaly/wayne montana/aram shelton/jason ajemian/mark tokar/ikue mori/john irabagon/helen gillet/jeb bishop/nate mcbride/michael zerang/kyle bruckmann/ernst karel/jen claire paulson/marc riordan/wolter wierbos/jasper stadhouders/daniel levin/josh berman/nick macri/adrienne pierluissi/jeff albert/rick reger/christof kurzmann/safa shokrai/kent kessler/didi kern/phillip quehenberger/gigi gratt/joshua abrams/nori tanaka/aaron zarzutzki/peter maunu/amanda deboer bartlett/ryan packard/clark sommers/matt piet/cameron pfiffner/rafal mazur/tomak gadecki/ray dickaty/macio moretti…..

The Vandermark 5/ The Resonance Ensemble/ Dragons 1976/ Triage/ The Rempis Percussion Quartet/Audio One/The Frame Quartet/Inner Ear/Wrack/The Red Door Ensemble/The Russ Johnson Quartet/Made To Break/ The Fulcrum Ensemble/Rempis, Daisy Duo/ Rempis, Piet, Daisy Trio/Sky And Lights/The Festival Quartet/Trio Red Space/Vox Arcana/The Steel Bridge Trio/The Engines/Bridge 61/Arrive/The New Fracture Quartet/The Dave Rempis Quartet/The Seldoms/The 58 Group/Rapid Croche/The Crisis Ensemble.




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