TIM COGGINS

artist | producer | engineer

ABOUT

tim coggins

Tim Coggins is a music artist and producer. Growing up in the picturesque Blue Mountains outside of Sydney, Tim learned to appreciate music at a very young age. His parents, who built and repaired mechanical music instruments, triggered an interest in classical piano, electronics and automation. Moving to Sydney, he discovered and worked with a diverse variety of ensembles, jazz, hiphop, noise and 20th century music while studying improvisation at the Sydney Conservatorium.

Encouraged by this background in jazz improvisation as well as a obsession for synthesisers, Tim creates music which is an amalgam of touching melodic fragments and organic textures that grasp for the sublime. The juxtaposed acoustic and electronic elements indulge the listener with stirring energies, while mutating patterns, overlapping cyclic rhythms, and weightless harmonies propel them on a sensory odyssey.

His new solo project, which materialised after frequent travelling between Europe and Australia, could be considered as electronic chamber music. It prominently features improvisation with an unusual combination of piano and modular synthesiser. This unification of old and new, brings both instruments into new contexts, allowing the piano to sound almost mechanical and the synthesiser almost human.

Tim is also a talented producer, audio and mixing engineer who stands on a vast knowledge of acoustic and electronic sounds. His fascination with electronics and signal processing allow for creative sound design results in a unique edge for each artist. While in Sydney, he spends his time working at Parliament Studios as well performing with the progressive soul group Baldwins, world music horn ensemble Lyre Byrdland and improvised electronic duo Arkonomy.

LATEST

patterns in the noise

Inspired by Voltaire’s interstellar voyage, Patterns in the Noise (2016) is an exploration into the human mind. In a 30 minute journey which seeks universal truths, this work blurs the space between beauty and chaos, synthetic and organic, questions and answers.

Is no one inspired by our present picture of the universe? This value of science remains unsung by singers, you are reduced to hearing not a song or poem, but an evening lecture about it. This is not yet a scientific age. – Richard Feynman

Released October 20, 2016

Tim Coggins – piano, keyboards, bass, drums, trombone, trumpet, programming, electronics
Blain Cunneen – guitar (track 2, 6, 8)
David Reglar – tenor saxophone (track 8)
Justin Buckingham – flute (track 8)

Produced by Tim Coggins and Nathaniel Sjarif
Mixed by Nathaniel Sjarif at Jungle (Parliament) Studios
Mastered by Darren Ziesing

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audio production

As a producer, Tim is able to undertake a number of roles: musical composition, pre production, performance, sound design, tracking, editing, mixing and project management.

Composition and Pre Production

  • beat making
  • missing parts
  • pre production is important to get right since you cant change many aspects of the song later on!

Arguably the most important part of music production, in this stage I like to focus on song itself. Arrangement, instrumentation, tempo, key, melody, harmony and rhythmic elements are all looked at, discussed and refined to create a cohesive track that flows.

I also help to complete unfinished songs. Writing additional parts, new section and, horn/string arrangements at this stage of production helps direct the following stages and saves time during tracking. If session musicians are being used, I also prepare sheet music to save valuable studio time.

Performance and Sound Design

Tim believes that character is usually more important than what is technically correct.

 

Sound design is crucial element for a song to stand out. With a vast knowledge of synthesis, sampling, pedals, studio effects and audio manipulation techniques, Tim is able to create almost any sound from any other sound.

  • I have a lot of experience with acoustic and electronic instruments
  • I can play
  • access to sydney best musicians if needed
  • MIDI programming and performance
  • synthesis
  • I dont use presets, design things giving uniqueness
  • instruments

Tracking, Editing and Mixing

  • work from parliament studios in leichhardt
  • work in pro tools
  • I like to track with commitments to sound design, eg FX, changing instruments etc,
  • experience recording drums, horns, piano, keyboards, voice, guitars etc
  • editing: i can edit to perfection, leave everything organic or anything inbetween
  • editing: cleaning up unwanted sounds
  • i dont do mastering (but can recommend)
  • professional level mixes that are comparable

Project Managment

  • organising session musicians
  • planning
  • budgets

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contact me

If you have any inquiries, please feel free to email me:

timcoggins @ gmail . com

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