- Percussion and Electronics
A percussionist interested in experimental music, Tim Feeney seeks to explore the musical possibilities inherent in everyday found and built objects. As an improviser, Tim has worked extensively within Boston's "lowercase" community, a group of musicians interested in exploring austere combinations of sound. He performs with musicians, including thereminist James Coleman, cellist/electronic musician Vic Rawlings, and the trio ONDA, in concerts at experimental spaces such as the Red Room in Baltimore, Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art, Firehouse 12 in New Haven (Connecticut), and the Knitting Factory New York.
As an interpreter of contemporary compositions, Tim has performed at venues such as the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Zankel Hall, 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 appeared on the Musica Nova series at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Germany, and at New York's Tonic, as part of its 50th birthday celebration for John Zorn. As a founding member of the So Percussion Group, Tim appeared in concerts and master classes at Columbia University and Williams College, and commissioned David Lang's The So-Called Laws of Nature, premiered at the 2001 Bang on a Can Marathon. He is a co-founder of the duo Non Zero, with saxophonist Brian Sacawa, which has performed American and world premieres of works in concerts at MIT, NYU, the University of Michigan, the Kerrytown Concert Hall, New York's Tenri Cultural Institute, and Eastern Nazarene College.
At Cornell, Tim leads the CU Percussion Ensemble, steel bands, and World Drum & Dance Ensemble. Before moving to Ithaca, he taught at Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, New Hampshire, and at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts. Tim has given recent workshops on improvisation, chamber music and solo percussion performance, and Balinese gamelan at the University of Miami, the Longy School of Music, the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, and the Peabody Conservatory.