Tim Daisy “Configurations” (relay 022) – edition of 250 cd + digital formats
Solo compositions and improvisations performed by Chicago based percussionist and composer Tim Daisy
Selected instruments recorded in various combinations including: drums/marimba/ Califones/metal percussion/bass xylophone/transistor radios/bells/chains/sticks/malletts/brushes
Tim Daisy “Music For Lying Still” (relay 020) –edition of 300cd + digital format
MFLS: drums, marimba, vibraphone, Califones, gongs, metal percussion. (Releases on September 25th, 2017)
Music For Lying Still is Chicago based composer and percussionist Tim Daisy’s latest solo release. Further developing compositional methods and ideas explored by his two previous solo efforts: ‘Relucent: music for marimba, radios and turntables’ (relay 012), and ‘Red Nation 1’ (relay 018), MFLS stands apart from these previous two releases first by adding more instruments into the mix (vibraphone and metal percussion) as well as by utilizing a multitrack, multi-layered recording process to develop the composition. All the sound making devices were recorded separately and then layered and edited together into one continuous, half hour-long composition.
-multi-layered, mystic metaphoric, ambient, experimental low-fi gamelan drone music for people who like to lie still.
-Made in Chicago
‘Relucent’ is Chicago composer and percussionist Tim Daisy’s latest solo effort. A collection of compositions and improvisations combining recent explorations with turntable manipulation and radio static with his expanding vocabulary as both a composer and improviser on the marimba.
Fusing collage and abstraction, the compositions and improvisations on Relucent combine Tim’s multiple influences from the worlds of visual art and sound into a suite of eleven varied and dynamic musical situations. Building on almost two decades worth of experience working with a wide array of musicians and ensembles from both the Chicago and European experimental music scenes, Tim Daisy has created a unique body of work which draws on his past experiences in improvisation and composition, while at the same time forging ahead into new and unknown territory.
Citing multiple influences for his source material including the pioneering inventions of American experimental composer John Cage, the, multi – layered, high energy interplay created by the African balafon ensemble, and the sound collage work of visual artist and composer Cristian Marclay, Relucent documents Chicago artist Tim Daisy’s most recent investigations into the world of sound exploration.
On The Ground is an improvised solo situation developed by Chicago based sound artist, percussionist, and composer Tim Daisy.
Utilizing an ever expanding arsenal of both traditional and non traditional instruments including: radios, turntables, gongs, chains, bells, a snare drum, brushes, scrap metal, circular saw blades, sticks, and alarm clocks; OTG explores the art of sound collage in a solo improvisational context, multi layered free improvisation, with all of the instruments and objects spread out and assembled on the floor.
“Autotelic” is a live solo concert by Chicago-based percussionist and sound artist Tim Daisy. Using a traditional drum set, transistor radios, metal percussion, and various found objects, Tim creates solo improvisations utilizing a vast array of sounds and textures at his disposal.
This concert was recorded live in Chicago, IL at In House as part of the Autotelic Music Series curated by Ishmael Ali.