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 organizes tours and composes music for three of his own ensembles including: the chamber music trio Vox Arcana with James Falzone on clarinet and Fred Lonberg -Holm on cello, Trio Red Space with Mars Williams on reeds and Jeb Bishop on trombone, and The Steel Bridge Trio with Aram Shelton on reeds and Safa Shokrai on bass.
His solo project Red Nation explores the art of improvisation in an electro-acoustic setting. Utilizing multiple percussion instruments including gongs, bells, mixing bowls, kitchen utensils, metronomes, various found objects, turntables, and radios. Tim creates various improvised situations in a solo context, with all of his tools arranged on the floor in various patterns.
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