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.

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