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© Cav Mulryan

PROFILE

Tim’s practice is concerned with the many ways people listen, specifically how listening environments can be constructed or explored using a diverse range of techniques and technologies. He has a background in recording sound and his practice is anchored in the creative use of field recordings. He is interested in appropriating communication technologies to explore how these devices change the way we experience the world.

In performances Tim improvises with field recordings, microphones, modular synthesisers, sculptural loudspeakers and resonant sound objects which, when combined, create layered listening environments. He uses a variety of self-constructed technologies to playback and manipulate his recordings. The unfolding composition incorporates elements of uncertainty and indeterminacy processed through room acoustics, computational systems and networked infrastructures.

He is particularly interested in the relationships between site, sound and technologies. Presenting work through musical performances, installations, walks and site-responsive interventions his practice attempts to expose the mechanics of systems through sound to reveal the hidden aspects of environments and technologies. Tim works as a lecturer in Digital Media at Newcastle University.

He presents work at galleries, festivals, museums, through residencies and cultural events nationally and internationally. Recently his work has been presented at New Ear Festival, New York (2018), History of Bosnia Museum, Sarajevo (2018), ARC, Switzerland (2018), bb15, Linz (2017), Stereolux, Nantes (2016), Baltic, Gateshead (2017), FACT Liverpool (2016), Eastern Bloc, Montreal (2016) and The Wired Lab, New South Wales, Australia (2016).  

RESIDENCIES

2018
Arc Custom Made Residency, Romainmôtier, Switzerland

2017
bb15, Linz, Austria

2016
Arc Walk and Talk, Romainmôtier, Switzerland
The Wired Lab, Cootamudra, Australia
FabLab, Sunderland, UK
Stereolux, Nantes, France
Warmth Sauna, London, UK

2016
Uncanny Valley – LoveBytes, Sheffield, UK
FACT – Liverpool, UK
Discovery Museum – Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

2014
Pacitti Company – Ipswich, UK

2013
Pedra Sina Residency – Fungal, Madeira, Portugal

SELECTED PERFORMANCES

2018
Berlin Sensor – w/ John Bowers – Spektrum (Transmediale / CTM Vorspiel) Berlin, Germany
Ring Network (Performance) – New Ear Festival, New York City w/ Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya
Beyond the Museum – w/ John Bowers – Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead, UK
Disrupted Witnessing (Performance) – w/ Jacek Smolicki – History of Bosnia Museum, Sarajevo, Bosnia

2017
Returning the EarTim Shaw & Jacek Smolicki – Northern Charter, Newcastle, UK
Interpretation of La Jetée by Chris Marker – Glasgow Film Festival, UK
SPAN with Novak Collective, ItsNiceThat, Google Design and Ed Carter, BALTIC, Gateshead, UK
Ring Network (Performance) – Telematic Hacking, DMU, Leicester, UK
Into the Woods – w/ John Bowers – Allenhead Comtemporary Arts, Northumberland, UK
Amble – Tim Shaw & Jacek Smolicki – Arc Residency, Romainmôtier, Switzerland

2016
Mumurate – Tim Shaw & Sébastien Piquemal – FACT Liverpool, Stereolux Nantes, Eastern Bloc, Montreal
Remote – Tim Shaw & John Bowers – NEAR Festival, APO33, Nantes, France
Returning the Ear – Tim Shaw & Jacek Smolicki – 4s, Barcelona, Spain
Intersect – Tim Shaw, FACT Liverpool, UK & Piksel Festival Bergen, Norway
A Midsummers Nights Drone – John Bowers and Tim Shaw, Allenheads, UK
Ambulation – Compass Festival, Leeds, UK

2015
Unfoldings – John Bowers and Tim Shaw, FACT Liverpool, UK
Murmurate – Tim Shaw & Sébastien Piquemal, Dumfries and Galloway Forestry Commission, Scotland
Fields – Tim Shaw & Sébastien Piqemal
Performed at Café OTO (UK), NIME (USA), ZDB (PGL), NK Project (DE).
Sound Mirrors –  Tim Shaw, John Bowers & Ben Freeth.
Great Hall, Discovery Musuem, Newcastle, UK
Carboniferous – Tim Shaw & John Bowers Sonic Pattern – Sheffield, UK

2014
Salient/Reentry – John Bowers & Tim Shaw Fort Process – Newhaven Fort, UK
Fields – Tim Shaw & Sébastien Piqemal, CTM Festival – HAU2, Berlin, DE (Music Makers Hack Lab)

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017
Collect / Diffuse – bb15, Linz, Austria
Between Stillness and Storm – w/ Aidan Moesby, Bluedot Festival, Jodrell Bank, UK
REACH (Radio Television) – Sanctuary Festival, Dumfries and Galloway, UK
Plain Changes – St. Andrews Church, Heckington, UK
Disruptive Witnessing – w/ Jacek Smolicki – Čolaković Legacy Gallery Belgrade, Serbia

2016
Ring Network – Newbridge Project, Newcastle, UK
Re-Render – w/ John Bowers, ISEA, Hong Kong
GUST – Tim Shaw – LGAC, Cwmbran, Wales
Lack – w/ Hyjei Woo – m20d, Salzburg, Austria

2015
Bergen Invocation – John Bowers & Tim Shaw – Piksel Festival – Bergen, Norway
SoundLines – Tim Shaw & John Bowers FACT, Liverpool, UK
Tuning In – Listening Back in Time – Chris Watson & Tim Shaw Discovery Museum, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

2014
Sounds and Guts – Tender Buttons & Tim Shaw Presented at Spill Festival and Live Theatre
Spillage – Tim Shaw – Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

2013
Sound and Seclusion – Tim Shaw – Victoria Tunnels, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
The Sonic Cosmos – Tim Shaw, Ryan Collins, Guy Schofield – British Science Festival 2013, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK