Tim Parkinson


Daniel Defoe – Journal of a Plague Year

Listening to:

Boris Tishchenko


Brady Corbet – Vox Lux

Robert Bresson – Au Hasard Balthazar 

Working on:

The Quarantine Concerts – with Angharad Davies

24 Preludes (2020) – with James Saunders

Domestic performance of ‘untitled two pianos’ – with Phillip Thomas

Tim Parkinson (b.1973) has consistently pursued an independent path, seeking to engage with whatever it means today to be a functioning composer in the world. His music has been described as “reconstructing music from the ground up”, and “sounding like nothing else”, the work invariably returning to fundamental questions around the meaning of sound. 

His music is mostly performed around the world by a dedicated community of friends and musicians, but he has also written for various groups and ensembles including Plus Minus, Apartment House, [rout], Incidental Music, Dedalus, Edges, Basel Sinfonietta, London Sinfonietta; and for various instrumentalists including Angharad Davies, Rhodri Davies, Julia Eckhardt, Tanja Masanti, Silvia Tarozzi, Philip Thomas, Stefan Thut, Deborah Walker. Two albums of music have been released on Edition Wandelweiser (2006, 2010), and in 2019 the electro-opera Pleasure Island was released on Slip, and Piano Music 2015-16 performed by Mark Knoop was released on all that dust.