Tim Motzer Live from Stars End
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
TIM MOTZER Live from Stars End (1k recordings) Release date: June 14, 2014
Tim Motzer - guitars, electronics
"Like a benevolent spell that refuses to break this hour long set is a work the listener visits, not merely listens to. From wild color and barely controlled chaos, where its sheer strangeness sustains our curiosity, to an odd sonic emptiness Motzer plays lithe and liquid solos with breathtaking ease. Part of the now legendary 3 November 2013 all live music broadcast of STAR'S END Ambient Radio Motzer's set seems to be more about shaping form than about the playing of ordered notes. In some places the music seems like a self-organizing system - and that once the work gets to a certain level of complexity it goes in its own direction, while elsewhere it is coaxed and guided by the artist in beautiful sonorities, textures and harmonies. While Tim Motzer's live musical ideas presented on STAR'S END provokes thought and binds genres, his work here is really about the plasticity of time, and how it may be felt as both infinite and finite, elusive and recognizable." Chuck Van Zyl Stars End, WXPN-fm
His latest release, Live from Stars End, finds Motzer in SOLO guitar soundscape mode, but you'd hardly recognize the guitar. Live from Stars End was recorded live in WXPN Studio in Philadelphia as part of a live broadcast last November 2013. Motzer is currenly booking a series of SOLO shows to promote this album. Live shows also feature the celebrated talents of Dejha Ti who is creating live immersive visuals for the performances. The recent Gatherings show in Philadelphia presented Motzer live at St. Mary's Church on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania with spectacular sound and Dejha Ti's stunning visuals in a beautiful majestic space.
TIM MOTZER SOLO record release shows
with visuals by DEJHA TI
Saturday July 19th
AKA music 6pm in-store performance Philadelphia
Friday August 1st
WPRB radio live performance. Princeton, NJ 103.3FM
1am Saturday morning late night.
Wednesday August 6th
Spectrum NYC 7pm
121 Ludlow Street
NYC NY 10002
Thursday August 14th
Johnny Brendas Philadelphia 9pm
1201 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19125
An evening of solo performances
with solo sets by special guests:
August 21-September 16th Europe + UK
August 22 Cocofli Wroclaw, Poland
Sept 5 Berlin TBC
more dates to be confirmed.
Tim Motzer bio
"PHILADELPHIA-BASED GUITARIST AND COMPOSER Tim Motzer finds infinite joy in diversity. His output as a leader and sideman crisscrosses multiple musical universes, including jazz, fusion, prog, hip-hop, soul, electronica, and the avant garde. Motzer gets to explore these genres and the intersections between them via his ubiquitous presence in the wildly deep and varied Philly scene.
After 16 years of world touring, stunning collaborations, and over 60 albums of credits this Philadelphia-based guitarist continues to traverse manifold territories in music and has developed a distinct textural guitar voice utilizing looping, bowing, electronics, and prepared techniques.
He has collaborated with David Sylvian, Burnt Friedman, Jaki Leibezeit (Can), Ursula Rucker, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Markus Reuter, King Britt, Dino JA Deane, Kurt Rosenwinkel among many others.
As a leader, his projects include Goldbug, Instant Takemitsu, Global illage, Base3, Nucultures, & Tim Motzer SOLO. He releases his genre-defying solo work and collaborations on his 1k Recordings imprint and webcasts sessions from his studio on 1ksessions.com. Motzer also composes for film and video, and scores for choreographers in the world of modern dance.
Worldwide Bookings for Tim Motzer
Contact Dee Hessler
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Tim Motzer - Dejha Ti live performance video
Tim Motzer Live from Stars End album design process film
Bandit 65: Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tim Motzer, Gintas Janusonis 4/29 Underground Arts
Friday, April 25, 2014
UNDERGROUND ARTS proudly presents:
KURT ROSENWINKEL, TIM MOTZER, GINTAS JANUSONIS
The Debut of BANDIT 65.
Tuesday April 29, 2014
Underground Arts 1200 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia
KURT ROSENWINKEL - guitars, electronics
TIM MOTZER - guitars, electronics
GINTAS JANUSONIS - drums, percussion, circuit bent toys
DEJHA TI - visuals, projection mapping
Bandit 65 is the power trio of Kurt Rosenwinkel, Gintas Janusonis, & Tim Motzer exploring the intersection of electronics, soundscapes, experimentalism, psych-rock, improvisation, and fiery interplay. It's a wide open canvas. This band is about searching and pushing the envelope live and this night promises to deliver mesmerizing mind-blowing music with live visual projections.
Their debut album, Bandit 65, was mixed by Tyler McDiarmid (John Scofield, Dave Douglas) at StadiumRed, Ornette Coleman's former studio, in Harlem NYC. With a little luck, the album should be available for their April 29th debut at Underground Arts in Philadelphia.
The album Bandit 65 will be available at the show as a pre-order for the physical edition with immediate download upon purchase. Be sure to insure you get the limited edition copy for your collection!
Tickets available at the door or through Ticketmaster:
Kurt Rosenwinkel needs no introduction in jazz circles, a master and preeminent international jazz guitarist/composer who has recently released his latest album as a leader, Star of Jupiter. In 2013, he was invited by Eric Clapton to play Crossroads Guitar Festival at Madison Square Garden. Along with Clapton, Kurt and his band also played with UK guitar legend Allan Holdsworth. Kurt's bio and discography is expansive with 10 albums as a leader including 2003's Heartcore co-produced by Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest, and 2009's Standards Trio - Reflections, both on Verve. He's worked with Human Feel, Paul Motian, Gary Burton, Brian Blade Fellowship, John Scofield, and Joe Henderson.
After 16 years of world touring, stunning collaborations, and over 60 albums of credits this Philadelphia-based guitarist continues to traverse manifold territories in music and has developed a distinct textural guitar voice utilizing looping, bowing, electronics, and prepared techniques. He has collaborated with Ursula Rucker, David Sylvian, Burnt Friedman, Jaki Leibezeit (CAN), King Britt, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Markus Reuter among many others. As a leader, his projects include Goldbug, Instant Takemitsu, Global illage, Base3, and Nucultures. He releases his genre-defying solo work and collaborations on his 1k Recordings imprint, and webcasts sessions from his studio on 1ksessions.com. He composes for film and video, and creates scores & live music for choreographers in the world of modern dance.
Gintas Janusonis is a NYC based, Grammy nominated, internationally acclaimed drummer, composer, and producer who has worked with a diverse range of world class artists, groups, and producers during a 20-plus year career, including Angelique Kidjo, Branford Marsalis, Lee Scratch Perry, RZA, Wu-Tang Clan, Bill Laswell, David Murray, James Spaulding, Melvin Rhyne, Joe Blaney, Otis Clay, The Revelations, Ursula Rucker, Bilal and many more. The wide range of musical styles, groupings, and concepts that he is fluent in and worked in are a reflection of the depth and breadth of his musical vocabulary and conception. He has developed a truly unique voice as a drummer and percussionist that has been deeply informed by his work as a producer, composer, and recording engineer, and by his interest in the artistic possibilities of coalescing electronics and acoustic instruments, and his love for the use of sonic manipulations in his musical palate.
Dejha Ti is known for transforming venues into immersive experiences graced with her live visual compositions and laden with interactive technologies. With no allegiance to any one medium, her versatility feeds her vision. She explores her world as a multimedia artist, director, cinematographer, visual & interactive designer & video mapper—fluid in space, bending technology to work for her.
Tim Motzer 2014 live performance dates.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
MOTZER, CARLSTEDT, WILMS
Saturday March 8 7:30
Tim Motzer with Jeremy Carlstedt and Jeremy Wilms + Intra Faction + Talibam!
Friends and Lovers 641 Classon Avenue, Crown Heights, Brooklyn NY
THE DREAM FLAG PROJECT
Saturday April 5 11:30am
Tim Motzer will be performing with young poets ages 8-16 presenting their dream poems.
National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street, Independence Mall, Philadelphia
TIM MOTZER SOLO + GEORGE WALLACE + THE TANGENT PROJECT
Saturday April 12 8pm
Season opener of The Gatherings Concert Series
St. Mary's Church at University of Pennsylvania, 3916 Locust Walk, West Philadelphia
UARTS DANCE with LIVE SCORE PERFORMED BY TIM MOTZER & MAX GAST
Choregraphed by Manfred Fischbeck
Thursday April 17, and Saturday April 19 7pm
Merriam Theatre, Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia
CHICAGO UNDERGROUND DUO + TIM MOTZER & BART MILTENBERGER
Tuesday April 22 8pm
Opening for Chicago Underground Duo,
Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia 8pm
An Ars Nova Workshop Presentation
UARTS DANCE with LIVE SCORE PERFORMED BY TIM MOTZER
Choregraphed by Curt Haworth
Friday April 25, and Saturday April 26 7pm
ArtsBank, Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia
KURT ROSENWINKEL, TIM MOTZER, GINTAS JANUSONIS
The debut of BANDIT 65
with live visuals by Dejha Ti
Tuesday April 29th 8pm
Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
G. Calvin Weston's FLYING COLORS
Thursday May 15 8pm
Tim Motzer, G. Calvin Weston, Elliot Garland, and Dave Dzubinski
The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, West Phildelphia
Last May Play
Dancers with choreographyby Manfred Fischbeck, music by Tim Motzer, visuals by Dejha Ti
Monday May 19 7pm
Dance Space Mt.Vernon Street, Philadelphia
Dance Improv Workshop - Last Hurrah
Thursday May 29 8pm-10pm
@ Dance Space 1721 Mt. Vernon Street Philadelphia PA
Ursula Rucker Mural Dedication
Friday May 30 5pm until 6:30
1531 Ridge Avenue Philadelphia PA
6900 Stenton Avenue
Sunday June 15
Robert Burden - tap
Tim Motzer - guitar
Mike Pietrusko - traps
TIM TOM CLUB
Thursday June 19 8pm
Tim Motzer, Tom Spiker duo
JIM HAMILTON & TIM MOTZER aka Burundi Dreams
with very special guest URSULA RUCKER
Saturday July 5 9pm
The Mermaid Inn, Chestnut Hill
TIM MOTZER SOLO - IN STORE PERFORMANCE
with projections by Dejha Ti
Saturday July 19th (Time to be set)
AKA Music 2nd St. near Market
The debut of FuZz
Thursday July 24 9pm
presented by Tim Motzer
A happening of progressions, experimentalism, improvisations
with live visual projections by Dejha Ti
a monthly at Underground Arts
BACK TO BASICS REUNION
Hard Rock Philadelphia
TIM MOTZER SOLO
Wedneday August 6 7pm
Spectrum, Ludlow Street, NYC
TIM MOTZER SOLO
Thursday August 14 9pm
Record release Live from Stars End
visuals by Dejha Ti
plus very special guests:
Brandon Seabrook and Mary Lattimore.
Johnny Brendas, Philadelphia
Tim Motzer 13 Questions interview.
Thursday, February 06, 2014
photo: Tim Motzer
Tim is featured and interviewed as part of the 13 Questions series by Prepared Guitar from Madrid, Spain.
Please have a look, and listen here:
photo: Chuck Van Zyl