nameface
works
listening

listening page

The audio examples are temporarily housed on a separate page.

 

chamber and solo without electronics

Aether

2010, for oboe and string trio

Wavelets

2010, for guitar trio

Accretion

2010, for percussion quartet

The Conjecture

2007, for piano trio

Duet for Low Strings

2006, for cello and double bass

Strange Attractor

2005, for mandolin and guitar

Cello Cycles

2004, for solo cello

Still Life with Dance

2001, for pipa, shakuhachi and cello

Variations

2000, for flute, clarinet, cello, marimba, piano

Five Pieces for String Quartet

2000, revised 2009

Houses of Cards

2008, arranged for solo clarinet

1999, for alto flute

Vaudeville Kaleidoscope

1998, for large chamber ensemble

Chamber Suite

1998, for flute, oboe, violin, cello, piano, and percussion

Portrait of a Moment

1996, for clarinet, violin, cello and piano

 

 

electroacoustic

Alphabeticon

2011, for laptop ensemble (6 to 8 players)

Vessels

2010, for two wine glasses and digital audio processing

Microtonal Salutation

2010, for microtonally tuned pianos, vibraphone and digital audio

Regeneration

2009, for Theremin cello and synthesizers

Toys in the Playroom

2008, for noisemakers and live digital processing

Planetary Landscape

2008, 2-channel audio

The Somnambulist

2007, for piano and digital audio

Autocello

2006, 2-channel audio

Gongular Intermatrix

2005, for 6-channel audio (also 4- and 2-channel versions)

Stochasm

2004, for solo violin and live digital audio processing

Onomatopoeia

2002, for Cello and tape

Folding into White

1999, for flute, oboe and digital audio

Triptych

1998, for alto saxophone and digital audio

 

vocal

Afterimages

2004, mezzo-soprano, flute, viola, harp

Original text by the composer

Three Emily Dickinson Songs

2000, soprano, clarinet, percussion, piano and cello

A Place of Wisdom

1993, basso profundo and string quartet

Text from the book of Job

 

choral

Reaching

2004, SATB

Texts by Emily Dickinson

Puzzle Canon Receipts of The Forme of Cury

2007, SATB

Texts from a middle English manuscript of recipes

A Christams Quodlibet

ca. 1996, SATB

 

orchestral

Variations on an Idea

1996

canons

Solfeggio: 50 invertible canons for mixed voices

2005

Puzzle Canon Receipts of the Forme of Cury

2005

Cetera: ten puzzle canons on the Goldberg ground

2005

Seventeen puzzle canons

in progress / in flux

 
bio

Timothy Dwight Edwards is a composer, scholar and educator. His music has been described as having "a sense of purposeful direction that kept us anxious to hear what would happen next" (Chicago Sun Times), and has been performed by numerous ensembles including the Lincoln Trio, the New York Virtuoso Singers, Ensemble Dal Niente, Eighth Blackbird, Pinotage, CUBE Ensemble, Duo Ahlert & Schwab, the Contemporary Chamber Players, the West Village Chorale, and the Chicago Chamber Collective. His chamber and electronic music has been presented at many concerts and festivals including the SIU Outside the Box festival (2008, 2009), The Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011), Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in Sweden Festival, Stockholm, Sweden (2007), Sonic Impact at the Museum of Contemporary Art (2006), Eurofest Zupfmusik in Bamberg, Germany (2006), the 15th Annual Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival (2006), Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art (2006), the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference 2006, Electronic Music Midwest (2005, Kansas City), and the BGSU New Music and Art Festival (2004), Ragdale Fellowship (2004), New Music DePaul (2004).

He has wide ranging experience in the classroom, having taught at the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst prior to joining the faculty at Columbia College Chicago. At Columbia he has taught in both the Music and the Audio Arts and Acoustics Departments. This experience has included courses on music theory, analysis, orchestration, history and composition as well as MIDI, computer music, and digital recording theory and production. Currently he teaches on the faculty of the Department of Music.

As a Technology Fellow at Columbia College Chicago through the Center for Teaching Excellence, he has participated in collaborations with other faculty and facilitated the creation of new software for Macintosh and Windows to teach rhythm dictation (2004), digital audio concepts (2009) and psychoacoustics (2010), and created online music theory practice drills (2011). He has also developed software for exploring the monochord, for emulating analog synthesizers, for complex audio processing applications in live performance, and for teaching the alphabet to toddlers.

His exploration of formal processes and canon in music analysis has led to research in the puzzle canons of Johann Sebastian Bach. His article “The Royal Theme’s Hidden Symmetry: In Defense of the Concise Solution to the Augmentation Canon in J. S. Bach’s Musical Offering” was published in BACH Journal (vol. 31, no. 1, 2010).

He graduated magna cum laude with Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Amherst College, where he studied composition with Lewis Spratlan, and won the Arion Award for creative achievement in music. He also holds a Master of Music degree in African American Music and Jazz Composition and Arranging from the University of Massachusetts. There his compositions and arrangements for big band have been performed numerous times. Edwards' studies in music composition brought him to Chicago for doctoral studies where his teachers were Ralph Shapey, Shulamit Ran, John Eaton, and briefly Andrew Imbrie.

Dr. Edwards is chair of the Chicago Composers' Consortium, a member of the Society for Electroacoutic Music in the United States, The Society of Composers Incorporated, the College Music Society, the Society for Music Theory, the American Bach Sociey and the Riemenschneider Bach Institute.

performances
2011

Vessels, for wine glasses and live digital processing (four channels)

performed by the composer

An intimate evening with the chicago composers' consortium

Curtiss Hall, Chicago

October 29, 2011

Alphabeticon, for laptop ensemble (6 to 8 performers)

performed by C_LEns

New Sounds at Katarina’s

Chicago

October 25, 2011

Vessels, for wine glasses and live digital processing (two channels)

performed by the composer

Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States National Conference

University of Florida, Frost School of Music

January 22, 2011

Stochasm, for violin and digital processing

performed by Tiffany Sevilla on violin and the composer on digital processing

New Music Green Mill

Chicago

June 4, 2011

Aether on Earth, for oboe, violin, viola and cello

dal niente

Chicago Composers' Consortium

Sherwood Community Music School

Chicago, IL

February 11, 2011

Vessels, for wine glasses and live digital processing (six channels)

performed by the composer

Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States National Conference

University of Florida, Frost School of Music

January 22, 2011

2010

Wavelets, for guitar trio

The Avanti Guitar Trio

Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) national conference

Music Institute of Chicago

Evanston, Illinois

November 11, 2010

Stochasm, for violin and live digital processing

Tiffany Sevilla, violin; the composer, processing

Tiny Mahler Orchestra

Heaven Gallery

Chicago, IL

October 24, 2010

-- and --

Columbia College Recital Hall

Chicago, IL

October 23, 2010

Accretion, for percussion quartet

Southern Illinois University Percussion Group, Ron Coulter, director

Illinois State University

Bloomington, IL

April 24, 2010

-- and --

Sherwood Conservatory

Chicago, IL

April 23, 2010

Onomatopoeia, for cello and tape

Erica Lessie, cello

Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) national conference

St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud, Minnesota

April 10, 2010

Accretion, for percussion quartet

Southern Illinois University Percussion Group, Ron Coulter, director

Outside the Box festival

Southern Illinois University

Carbondale, IL

March 29, 2010

Microtonal Salutation, for percussion, microtonal pianos and electronics

Ben Sutherland, percussion, Sebastian Huydts, piano

CUBE Ensemble

Sherwood Conservatory

St. Cloud, Minnesota

March 30, 2010

Onomatopoeia, for cello and tape

Erica Lessie, cello

Sherwood Conservatory

St. Cloud, Minnesota

March 14, 2010

2009

Regeneration, for theremin cello and electronics

Erica Lessie, theremin cello

Chicago Composers' Consortium

Cyber Victorian Parlor Concert

4933 N Oakley

Chicago, IL

Monday, May 11, 2009, 6:00 pm

Triptych for alto saxophone and digital audio

Andrew Carpenter, alto saxophone

New Music Green Mill

4802 N. Broadway

Chicago, IL

Sunday, May 3, 2009, 2:00 pm

Houses of Cards (1999, 2007)

Eric Mandat, clarinet

Humanities Center

University of Wisconsin–Madison

Madison, WI

Wednesday, April 17, 2009, 3:15 pm

Onomatopoeia, for cello and electronics

Elizabeth Start, cello

Outside the Box Festival

Fusion

Carbondale, IL

Saturday, April 11, 2009, 7:00 pm

Onomatopoeia, for cello and electronics

Erica Lessie, cello

Columbia College Chicago

Concert Hall

Chicago, IL

Thursday, March 5, 2009, 7:00? pm

Triptych for alto saxophone and digital audio

performed by Andrew Carpenter

ECSW, University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago

Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 1:00 pm

Puzzle Canon Receipts of the Forme of Cury for chorus, SATB (2007)

performed by the New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, director

Pre-concert discussion with the composers at 2PM

St. Ignatius Episcopal Church

552 West End Avenue

New York, NY

Sunday, January 11, 2009, 3:00 pm

2008

Toys in the Playroom for noisemakers and live digital processing (2008)

performed by the composer

Chicago Composers' Consortium

Columbia College Chicago Recital Hall

Chicago, IL

Saturday, November 22, 2008, 7:00 pm

Conjecture

performed by the Lincoln Trio

LincolnTrio.com

Columbia College Chicago Recital Hall

Chicago, IL

Sunday, April 27, 2008, 2:00 pm

The Somnambulist for piano and digital audio

performed by pianist Lawrence Axelrod, and

Planetary Landscape II for 2-channel digital audio

Outside the Box SIUC New Music Festival 2008

Old Baptist Recital Hall

Southern Illinois University

Carbondale, IL

Monday, April 14, 2008, 7:30 pm

Houses of Cards (1999, 2007)

Eric Mandat, clarinet

Outside the Box SIUC New Music Festival 2008

Old Baptist Recital Hall

Southern Illinois University

Carbondale, IL

Sunday, April 13, 2008, 7:30 pm

The Conjecture (2006)

ISU faculty piano trio: Sarah Gentry, violin, Adriana Ransom, cello, and Tuyen Tonnu, piano

2008 College Music Society Two Greats Super-Regional Conference

Composers' Concert

Center for the Performing Arts Auditorium

Illinois State University

Bloomington/Normal, IL

Saturday, March 29, 2008, 7;30 pm

2007

Houses of Cards (1999, 2007)

Eric Mandat, clarinet

Swedish American Musem Center

5211 N. Clark St.

Chicago, IL

Sunday, November 18, 2007, 7pm

Reaching for SATB chorus

performed by The New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum Music Director and Conductor

"Be Glad Then, America!"

The winning compositions from the 3nd annual Choral Composition Competition

2:00PM: Pre-concert discussion with the composers

St. Ignatius Episcopal Church

552 West End Avenue

New York, NY

Sunday, October 28, 2007, 3:00 pm

Stochasm for violin and digital processing

performed by Tiffany Sevilla on violin and the composer on digital processing

Musicircus

Chicago Cultural Center

Chicago, IL

Sunday, October 7, 2007, 1:00 pm

Onomatopoeia, for cello and electronics

Erica Lessie, cello

Chicago Composers Forum

Music + Art series

Zhou B Center for the Arts

Chicago, IL

Friday, May 18, 2007, 8pm

The Somnambulist for piano and digital audio

performed by pianist Lawrence Axelrod

Society for Electroacoustc Music in Sweden Festival

Nordamerikansk långhelgfestival bland vårblommorna

Fylkingen

Stockholm, Sweden

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Strange Attractor for mandolin and guitar

performed by duo Ahlert & Schwab

Studio für Neue Musik

"strange attractors and beyond"

Musik-Forum München

Versicherungskammer Bayern

Munich, Germany

Monday, April 30, 2007

The Somnambulist for piano and digital audio

performed by pianist Lawrence Axelrod

CUBE Contemporary Ensemble

Columbia College Chicago Recital Hall

Chicago, IL

Friday, March 30, 2007

Planetary Landscape II for 4-channel digital audio

Quadrophonic Conclave at the Green Mill

Chicago, IL

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Stochasm for violin and digital processing

performed by Tiffany Sevilla on violin and the composer on digital processing

Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) national conference

Iowa State University of Science and Technology

Ames, IA

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Planetary Landscape II for 2-channel digital audio

Chicago Composers' Consortium

Columbia College Chicago Recital Hall

Chicago, IL

Friday, March 2, 2007

2006

Stochasm for violin and digital processing

Tiffany Sevilla, violin, T. Edwards, digital processing

Silent Sound

Chicago, IL

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Duet for Low strings

David Murray, double bass and Elizabeth Start, cello

Swedish American Musem Center

5211 N. Clark St.

Chicago, IL

Sunday, November 5, 2006

Duet for Low strings

David Murray, double bass and Elizabeth Start, cello

Swedish American Musem Center

5211 N. Clark St.

Chicago, IL

Sunday, November 5, 2006

Onomatopoeia, for cello and electronics

William Jason Raynovich, cello

Chicago Composers Forum

Beverly Arts Center

Chicago, IL

Thursday, November 2, 2006, 7pm

Afterimages for mezzo soprano, alto flute, viola and harp

performed by Pinotage

Sonic Impact

New Music Chicago

Museum of Contemporary Art

220 E. Chicago Ave.

Chicago, IL

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Duet for lower strings

David Murray, double bass and Elizabeth Start, cello

Butler University

Concert Hall

Indianapolis, IN

Sunday, October 22, 2006, 5pm

Triptych for alto saxophone and digital audio

Idit Shner, alto saxophone

Columbia College Chicago
Music Center Recital Hall

1040 S. Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL

Friday, October 13, 2006, 4:30pm

Autocello, electronics, part of “60x60 Midwest” performance

Electronic Music Midwest
Philip Lynch Theater
Lewis University

Romeoville, IL

Thursday, October 12, 2006, 7:30pm

Conjecture

performed by the Lincoln Trio

LincolnTrio.com

Chicago Suzuki Institute
Trinity Conference Center

2065 Half Day Road

Deerfield, IL

Sunday, July 2, 2006, 7pm

Conjecture

performed by the Lincoln Trio

LincolnTrio.com

Music Institute of Chicago
Nichols Hall
1490 Chicago Avenue

Evanston, IL

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Strange Attractor

Duo Ahlert & Schwab: Daniel Ahlert, mandolin and Birgit Schwab, guitar

eurofestival zupfmusik 2006
Read about the largest festival of its kind in the world at http://www.banjomandolinguitar.co.uk/zupfmusic2006.htm
Bamberg Concert Hall

Bamberg, Germany

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Gongular Intermatrix - digital audio, constructed by the composer

University of Chicago
Fulton Recital Hall

Chicago

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Conjecture

performed by the Lincoln Trio

LincolnTrio.com

Music Institute of Chicago
Nichols Hall
1490 Chicago Avenue

Evanston, IL

Monday, May 1, 2006, 7:30 pm

Triptych for alto saxophone and digital audio

Idit Shner

University of Oregon Faculty Artist Series

Beall Concert Hall
University of Oregon

Eugene, Oregon

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Stochasm for violin and digital processing

performed by Tiffany Sevilla on violin and the composer on digital processing

Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival

Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Black Box Theater
University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida

Friday, April 7, 2006

Triptych for alto saxophone and digital audio performed

Idit Shner

SEAMUS 2006

Beall Concert Hall
University of Oregon

Eugene, Oregon

Wednesday, March 29, 2006, 7:30pm

Triptych for alto saxophone and digital audio

Brian Sacawa, alto saxophone

Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art

Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Friday, February 25, 2006

Triptych for alto saxophone and digital audio

Andrew Carpenter, alto saxophone

North Ameriacn Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference

Harper Recital Hall
University of Iowa School of Music

Iowa City, Iowa

Friday, February 17, 2006

2005

Stochasm for violin and digital processing

performed by Tiffany Sevilla on violin and the composer on digital processing

Roy O. Disney Hall
CalArts
24700 McBean Parkway

Valencia, CA

Monday, Dec. 19, 2005

Stochasm for violin and digital processing

performed by Tiffany Sevilla on violin and the composer on digital processing
Gongular Intermatrix - digital audio, constructed by the composer

New Music at the Green Mill
4802 N. Broadway

Chicago

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005, 2:00 pm

Triptych for alto saxophone and digital audio

performed by Andrew Carpenter

Electronic Music Midwest
Concert Hall
Kansas City Kansas Community College
7250 State Ave.

Kansas City, Kansas

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, 7:30pm

Triptych for alto saxophone and digital audio

performed by Andrew Carpenter
Stochasm for violin and digital processing performed by Tiffany Sevilla on violin and the composer on digital processing

Somnambulist Music Series
Casa de Sandia
1359 West 16th at Loomis

Chicago

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, 8pm

Strange Attractor for mandolin and guitar

Duo Ahlert & Schwab

Somnambulist Music Series
Casa de Sandia
1359 West 16th at Loomis

Chicago

Saturday, May 7, 2005, 8pm

Strange Attractor for mandolin and guitar

Duo Ahlert & Schwab

Music Institute of Chicago
Nichols Hall
1490 Chicago Avenue

Chicago

Thursday, May 5, 2005, 8pm

Allegro from On Behalf of the Round four hands piano arrangement of the string quartet movement,

performed by Philip Seward and Bette Coulson

"2005 Piano Minifest" Columbia College Chicago

Chicago

Wednesday, April 27, 2005, 6:30 pm

Triptych for alto saxophone and computer-manipulated saxophone sounds

Andrew Carpenter, alto saxophone

Sherwood Conservatory of Music

1312 S. Michigan Ave.

Chicago

Sunday, March 20, 2005

 
contact

tedwards -[at]- colum.edu