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.

Sacrificial Floors with Dirty Electronics and Tetsuya Umeda – UK Tour [September 2018]

UK Tour with Dirty Electronics [February 2020]

UK / France Tour with Phill Niblock & John Bowers [April 2019]

Scandinavian Tour with Jacek Smolicki – Various Venues [2018]

UK Tour with Tetsuya Umeda and Dirty Electronics – Various Venues [2018]

UK Tour with Phill Niblock – Various Venues [2018]

Berlin Sensor with John Bowers – Spektrum, Berlin [2018]
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Beyond the Museum – Shipley Art Gallery Gateshead, UK [March 2018]

Murmurate – Eastern Bloc, Montreal, Canada [September 2016]

Walk, Write, Repeat – AlgoMech Festival, Sheffield, UK [November 2016]

Murmurate – Connect the Dots, Sheffield, UK [November 2015]

Unfoldings – FACT, Liverpool, UK [October 2015]

Carboniferous – Sonic Pattern, Sheffield, UK [June 2015]

Fields – Various Venues Worldwide [Since 2014]

War Workings – Discovery Museum, Newcastle, UK [February 2015] 

Fields – Zé Dos Bois, Lisbon, Portugal [November 2014]


Lixo no Lixo – MAM, Rio, Brazil w / Novas Frequências
Lixo no Lixo
– Silo, Serrinha do Alambari, Brazil
Ambulation – CAMP, Aulus-les-Bains, France
Ambulation – Sonica Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ambulation – Full of Noises, Barrow-in-Furness, UK
Points of Failure – Garage MU, Paris
Points of Failure – ICCA, Moscow, Russia
Points of Failure – Le General, Paris
Walney Walk – Full of Noises, Barrow-in-Furness, UK
Sensing the Gap – Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle, UK
Mythogeosonics – IKLECTIK, London, UK
Mythogeosonics – Reid Concert Hall, Edinibugh, UK
Still – Klub Spatif, Warsaw, Poland
Still – Sanatorium, Sokolovsko, Poland
Microstructure – Full of Noises, Barrow-in-Furness, UK

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
Disrupted Witnessing (Performance) – w/ Jacek Smolicki – Volkskundemuseum Wien, Vienna, Austria
UK Tour with Phill Niblock – Cafe OTO (London), Bradford Fuse, NAWR (Swansea), Glad Cafe (Glasgow) and Attenborough Centre (Brighton)
UK Tour with Tetsuya Umeda and Dirty Electronics – Northern Charter (Newcastle), Centrala (Birmingham), IKLEKTIK (London) and Arnolfini (Bristol)
Returning the Ear – Scandinavian Tour w/ Jacek Smolicki – Illutron (Copenhagen), Inter Arts Centre (Malmö) and Fylkingen (Stockholm)
Universal Transformation Machine w/ John Bowers – Piksel Festival, Hulen, Bergen, Norway
Mythogeosonics w/ John Bowers – Experimental Intermedia, New York, USA

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

Mumurate – Tim Shaw & Sébastien Piquemal – FACT Liverpool, Stereolux Nantes, Eastern Bloc, Montreal
Remote – Tim Shaw & John Bowers – NEAR Festival, APO33, Nantes, France
Interpretation of La Jetée by Chris Marker – Edinburgh Entertainment Festival, UK
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

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

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)