Tim Daisy: drums, percussion, marimba, turntables
Ikue Mori: Electronics
Light and Shade is the latest release by Chicago based composer and percussionist Tim Daisy. A selection of material recorded on various instruments reconstructed, reimagined, and remixed by NYC based electronic musician Ikue Mori. A remote collaboration shaped during a unique moment in time.
Ikue arrived in New York in 1977 and joined the seminal NO WAVE band DNA and started playing drums. In the mid-’80s she started playing drum machines in the unlikely context of improvised music and forged her own highly sensitive signature style and has been involved in the downtown improvising community since. She has collaborated with numerous musicians and artists throughout the US, Europe, and Asia, while continuing to produce and publish her own music. Ikue won the Distinctive Award for Prix Ars Electronics Digital Music category in 1999 and shortly after started using a laptop computer to expand her vocabulary not only playing sounds but to create and control the visual work as well. She received a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in 2006, Instant Award for improvising music in 2019. Recent collaborations include John Zorn, Zeena Parkins, Sylvie Courvoisier, Ken Vandermark, Satoko Fujii and Joan Jonas.
Tim Daisy is an American drummer and composer working in the fields of improvised and composed music. Tim moved to Chicago in 1997 and since that time has performed, recorded, and toured with many national and international improvised musicians and ensembles. He was a member of the Vandermark 5 from 2002 to 2010.
He has also performed with Dave Rempis, Jeb Bishop, Mars Williams, Steve Swell, Jaimie Branch, Katherine Young, Fred Lonberg-Holm, James Falzone, Russ Johnson, Katinka Kleijn, Elizabeth Harnik, Christof Kurzmann, Ikue Mori, Rafael Toral, Mikolaj Trzaska, Per Ake Holmlander, Darren Johnston, Havard Wiik, Jason Stein and Michael Zerang.