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Artistic director/composer and Cleveland native, Timothy Beyer creates music imbued with an expressive and singular voice. Tim has been active as both a composer and performer in an eclectic range of musical mediums. He has composed for a variety of concert music genres, has scored for film, dance, and has produced many works in the electronic music idiom. Much of Tim’s early acclaim came from his inventive use of narrative in his electronic compositions, and this same sensibility pervades his concert music which has been described as something “… found only in our dreams, or nightmares…” (The Washington Post).

Early in his career, Tim spent his time as a touring musician, most notably as a founding member, composer and trombonist for the group Pressure Drop. Tim’s music has been performed throughout the U.S. and Europe by a variety of soloists and ensembles. He is currently working on several recording projects including a vocal/electronic collaboration with composer Andrew Rindfleisch, a collection of his works written for the Minnesota-based ensemble Zeitgeist and a CD featuring his ‘amputate’ series of electroacoustic compositions, the first four of which were created for cellist David Russell, flutist Carlton Vickers, pianist Jenny Lin and violinist Hasse Borup.

Tim also writes children’s books including a retelling of Dante Alighieri’s Inferno for ages 6+ and the history-based storybook Der sehr ungezogene Junge. His most recent effort, Bat and Squirrel, is due to be released in 2024.

“…as much poetry as it was music.” -The Washington Post

“…tones that sounded like the authentic vocalizations of a spirit, gurgling unintelligibly from the other side… shifting textures as the excellent upper strings created the sonic equivalent of a halo, or perhaps more threatening aura…”
-Cleveland Classical