Timothy Edwards is an active composer living in Chicago where he cooks up an ever changing brew of eclectic musical variety combining rhythmic, avant-garde, jazz and contrapuntal elements that cross boundaries between musical genres and styles to create a highly personal expression. His music and has been performed throughout the United States and in Europe and has appeared at music festivals such as the Bowling Green, and FSU festivals of new music, Outside the Box festival at SIU, Sonic Impact at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Eurofest Zupfmusik in Bamberg, Germany. His electroacoustic music has been presented at numerous concerts, festivals and conferences including the Society for Electroacoustic Music in Sweden, Stockholm, Outside the Box festival at SIUC, the Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art, numerous SEAMUS conferences, Chicago Electronic Music Festival and Electronic Music Midwest. Recordings of Edwards’ music can be found on the Naxos, Navona and Albany labels.
He holds degrees in music from Amherst College (BA magna cum laude), The University of Massachusetts (Master of Music in jazz) and The University of Chicago (PhD in composition), and studied composition with Ralph Shapey, John Eaton, Shulamit Ran, Lewis Spratlan, and Andrew Imbrie and electronic music with Howard Sandroff. His current research combines a knowledge of composition, theory, history and language to trace the development of obscure puzzle music from the late middle ages to the present.