1k Recordings CD Bundle 2014

Tuesday, December 09, 2014


Re-organization going on at 1k. Digging in the archives today. Perhaps a 15YR compilation? The LOS album is capturing peoples ears, & bundle orders have been wonderful! Grab the 1k bundle while they last. Only 6 remain!! This also includes a free download of the Lairs of Self album by Kyra Garey + yours truly! Thank you truly for supporting 1k creative music in 2014!




Tim Motzer First Banana 12/6/2014

Monday, December 08, 2014


Full video of the Tim Motzer - First Banana, Philadelphia performance. (42 minutes)


Tim Motzer - acoustic electric guitar + electronics

Dejha Ti - visuals


Thanks to Steven and Leah from Fire Museum presents: 


Lairs of Self soundtrack

Monday, October 20, 2014

 LAIRS OF SELF - Kyra Garèy & Tim Motzer

A 9 track audio souvenir from the Lairs of Self installation is now available for $6USD as a digital download.

Experience the electronic soundtrack that accompanied the immersive and interactive multimedia experience held on October 17, 2014 at the Crane Arts Icebox, in affiliation with DesignPhiladelphia Festival.

Music composed, recorded, and produced by Tim Motzer, featuring vocals by Kyra Garèy (Berlin, Germany).

Kyra Garèy: Voice:
Tim Motzer: Electronics, moog voyager, percussion, guitars, voice
Adam Teterus & Kyra Garèy: Words & titles

Audio Mix: Tim Motzer, 1k Recordings, Philadelphia
Additional mix assistance: Eric Bogacz.
Mastered: Eric Bogacz at Elevate Sound, Philadelphia.
Produced: Tim Motzer for 1k Recordings
Cover image & design: Sean Martorana & Dejha Ti

C + P 1k Recordings Inc/Motzer, Garèy, Teterus (BMI)


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.


Buy the physical edition or download here:

Tim Motzer Live from Stars End





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
Floor 2
NYC NY 10002

Thursday August 14th
Johnny Brendas Philadelphia 9pm
1201 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19125

An evening of solo performances
Tim Motzer
with solo sets by special guests:
Brandon Seabrook
Mary Lattimore

Saturday August 16
Markus Reuter, David Rothenberg, Tim Motzer
Quinns Beacon, NY


August 22 Coolfli, Wroclaw, Poland solo w Dejha Ti visuals
August 23 Bielefeld House Concert 
August 24 Townhall Kulturverein-Borgholzhausen - solo

 Berlin residency

August 29 Einundzwanzigzwölf Salon der Verzückung w Sasha Pushkin, Bernhard Woestheinrich
August 30 Loophole Berlin
September 3 recording session with Jaki Leibeziet, Bernhard Woestheinrich at Studio Wannsee
September 5 Gallery 14B Berlin, Germany
September 6 Greenhouse Berlin
September 7 Ma Thilda Berlin

Philadelphia Fringe Festival dates
September 20 Shamanic Interfaces fringe fest CEC Philadelphia
September 21 Shamanic Interfaces fringe fest CEC Philadelphia

October 17
Lairs of Self. Design Philadelphia. Ice Box. Crane Arts. Philadelphia

November 8 
Rotunda. Philadelphia solo. 

November 26 
Gilly's, Dayton, Ohio Solo, w Dejha Ti visuals
opening for psychodots. 8pm

November 28 
Southgate House Revival, Newport, KY Solo, w Dejha Ti visuals
opening for psychodots.  8pm

December 6
First Banana, Fishtown, Philadelphia
Tim Motzer solo guitar/electronics + Dejha Ti visuals



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 


Live from Stars End is available at

Tim Motzer - Dejha Ti live performance video

Tim Motzer Live from Stars End album design process film


concert pick by The Key WXPN:









Bandit 65: Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tim Motzer, Gintas Janusonis 4/29 Underground Arts

Friday, April 25, 2014


UNDERGROUND ARTS proudly presents:

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.