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TIM MOTZER (guitar, electronics)

7 February 2021 @ 8:15 pm - 9:45 pm


We have another very special In Our Own Space – Music and Conversation performance by one of the world’s leading musicians. TIM MOTZER comes to us from his home in Philadelphia PA, USA.

After two decades of world touring, 9 solo albums, and over 100 albums of credits, Tim continues to “traverse manifold territories in music” (Guitar Player magazine).

Tim is widely known for his distinct textural acoustic-electro guitar voice, utilizing looping, bowing, electronics, and prepared techniques. He has collaborated with numerous musical luminaries including David Sylvian, Burnt Friedman, Jaki Liebezeit, poet Ursula Rucker, King Britt, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Vernon Reid, David Torn, Markus Reuter, and Pat Mastelotto, as well as with SoundCellar legend Ari Hoenig, among others. Since 2016, Tim has toured the world playing prestigious venues and jazz festivals with Bandit65, an improvising trio he co-leads with guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel and drummer Gintas Janusonis; their 2019 release, Searching the Continuum (Heartcore Records), received a rare five-star review from J.D. Considine in Downbeat Magazine.

His film/TV credits include the hit HBO series True Blood as well as Miami Vice, a major motion picture directed by Michael Mann. As an in-demand, solo live composer/improviser in the world of modern dance, Tim co-creates alongside master choreographers at Princeton University and the University of the Arts. He also has a longstanding collaboration with legendary choreographer Manfred Fischbeck, as part of Group Motion Dance Company. For the past 20 years, Tim has brought his dynamic, eclectic array of musical projects together under his own 1k Recordings imprint, which has over 40 releases and counting. He composes, records, and produces his own solo and collaborative work, along with projects for other artists. To listen/buy Tim’s work on 1k Recordings please visit: 1krecordings.bandcamp.com For additional info on Tim, visit: www.timmotzer.com

“Philadelphia-based guitarist and composer Tim Motzer finds infinite joy in diversity. His output as a leader and sideman criss-crosses multiple musical universes, including jazz, fusion, prog, hip-hop, soul, electronica, and the avant-garde.” Anil Prasad, Guitar Player Magazine

Covid-19 times haven’t stopped Tim’s creativity – in fact he has released no fewer than three solo albums since the pandemic stopped us all in our tracks less than a year ago! You really don’t want to miss In Our Own Space: Music and Conversation with TIM MOTZER

All tickets purchased will also allow exclusive access to a video recording of the performance for one month afterwards. This will provide those who join us on the night with the opportunity to relive the whole event and also give those who cannot make it on the night, the chance to watch it all later. A link to the video will be emailed to you normally 2-3 days after the performance.

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7 February 2021
8:15 pm - 9:45 pm
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SoundCellar presents: In Our Own Space – Music and Conversation direct to your ‘own space’ via Zoom


15% pre-show food discount at The Grasshopper. Our regular host The Grasshopper, is kindly offering a 15% discount on food from their restaurant prior to every SoundCellar gig! Just show your ticket for that evening’s performance (the ticket QR code on your phone, or a printout). A table must be booked here or tel: 01202 741463 and food orders placed at least 60 minutes prior to the start time of the gig (eg by 7pm for a 8pm start).

(2) For young people: (i) U18s – FREE entry when accompanied by an adult; (ii) Age 18 to 25 – entry £10 (with NUS / TOTEM card). Simply select the relevant ticket option when booking. The offers are available for most of our gigs – please check individual listings for details. They are subject to seat availability, so for some gigs, it’s best to book early to avoid disappointment.

Parking is free at The Grasshopper but you must register your vehicle at the bar.