Tim Motzer Photography Exhibit @ Gallery 13W
Tim Motzer's first Photography Exhibition at Gallery 13w in West Philadelphia
opening reception is Saturday July 28, 2012 from 7pm-10pm. Tim will be there with
his photographs, photobooks, and his CD's available for sale, Come out and
support this great event.
4504 Regent Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143
I am a guitarist, musician, producer, engineer, and owner of my label, 1k recordings. Since the late '70's, I have been taking photographs - landscapes, rock concerts, people, buildings, abstractions, and the like. I have always been interested especially in the things people don't usually notice, bringing a focus or graphic quality to an ordinary subject. As in music, i love texture, color, and line.
Lately, i have been snapping shots on a iPhone 3GS catching the day to day on concert tours in Europe, the blur of life, buildings, wires, skylines with the aim of transforming the day to day more painterly quality.
This is my first show as a photographer. Photography is a daily passion that accompanies my musical life, be it touring, gigging, or working in the studio. The camera is always documenting the events and surroundings of that life. Photography is music for my eyes, and music is photography for my ears!
Musically, I have been touring the world for over 12 years, collaborating with remarkable musicians, and have recorded on over 60 albums. I continue to explore the language of the guitar, and continue to extend my voice utilizing looping, bowing, electronics, and prepared techniques ala Cage. I release my music on 1k recordings, webcast sessions from my studio at 1ksessions.com, and continue to score for the world of dance and film. My latest project is a multimedia trio called Instant Takemitsu.
More info here:
Tim Motzer photographed by Anne Oschatz in Hamburg
taken at Fabrik in Hamburg by www.anneoschatz.de
Global illage release "The Complete Portland Sessions"
Celebrate the release of our newest album. The Complete Portland Sessions, a special Limited Edition USB release. Over 3 hours of music recorded in Portland Oregon. The powerful alliance of Jim Hamilton, Chris Cuzme, Danny Sears, and Tim Motzer makes this one of the world's premiere improvising ensembles. Global illage is forging new pathways in dark ambient world music with modified percussion and telepathic improvisations over layers of dense sound. Available as a 3 volume download with over 3 hours of remarkable music.
"ALBUM OF THE DAY: Global illage's The Complete Portland Sessions, featuring world-class improvisers Tim Motzer, Chris Cuzme, Jim Hamilton, and Dan Sears. This is an epic, 3 hour + release that captures the quartet in rare form. Conceptually, it's akin to a modern invocation of the spirit of late 60's/early '70's Miles Davis." Anil Prasad (Guitar Player Magazine)
PRE-ORDER SPECIAL USB EDITION NOW , Global illage-The Complete Portland Sessions here:
Download from 1k Recordings the "The Complete Portland Sessions" here:
Downloads also available at iTunes, boomKat, other music, and thrill jocke/fina...
Global illage is:
Jim Hamilton - percussion
Chris Cuzme - saxophones, percussion, bass
Dan Sears - trumpet, flugelhorn, keyboard
Tim Motzer - acoustic-electric guitar, electronics
1 Bug Catcher 16:24
2 Fish Out Of Portland 15:52
3 Of The Spirits and Sages 23:51
4 Sandstorm 15:32
5 Beside The Still Waters 19:49
6 Darkness Leads To The Light 16:05
7 The Earth Doesn't Want Me Today 16:11
8 Wandering Star (Fire Over Wood) 4:31
9 Wandering Star (Inner Truth) 4:44
10 Leave Hope And Fear Alone 20:30
11 Race & Bandit 12:21
12 Smiling Faces In The Sun 11:51
13 The Last Love Song 7:45
Recorded at Portland Underground Recording by PE Strickland in August 2010 Portland, Oregon.
Mixed by Brian Boland at Rittenhouse Soundworks, Philadelphia December 2010.
Mastered by Jeff Chestek at the Hat, Philadelphia June 2012