Tim Daisy

Chicago – based drummer, 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.

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 toured throughout North America and Europe in a solo context as well as with acclaimed avant– garde jazz ensembles including the Vandermark 5, The Rempis Percussion Quartet, The Engines, The Rempis/Daisy Duo, The Frame Quartet, the Resonance Ensemble and Made to Break.

Major festival appearances including the North Sea Jazz Festival, The Newport Jazz Festival, The Chicago Jazz Festival, Alarme festival Berlin, Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival Montreal, the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, and the Music Unlimited festival in Wels, Austria.


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.

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

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