Timothy McCormack‘s music centers on the idea that sound has mass and is experienced as a physical object. His work also aims to create intimate social environments which prioritize communication, listening and responsibility towards one another.
He has been commissioned by ensembles such as the Ensemblekollektiv Berlin, ELISION Ensemble, the JACK Quartet, musikFabrik, and the [Switch~ Ensemble]. His music has also been performed by Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Dal Niente, Ensemble SurPlus, the Talea Ensemble, Ensemble Nikel, and ensemble hand werk and programmed on the Wien Modern, Darmstadt, Huddersfield, Maerzmusik, Witten, TRANSIT, Tzlil Meudcan, and Weimar festivals.
McCormack is a PhD candidate at Harvard University, where he studies with Chaya Czernowin. He also studied at the University of Huddersfield with Aaron Cassidy and Liza Lim as well as at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Schloss Solitude Sommerakademie, and the Tzlil Meudcan Summer Courses. He has studied in masterclass or private lesson settings with Steven Takasugi, Hans Tutschku, Roger Reynolds, Mark André, Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf, Amnon Wolman, Jason Eckardt, Olga Neuwirth and Philippe Manoury, and has lectured on his music at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg and at the Universität der Künste Berlin. In addition to music, McCormack has also studied contemporary dance with Jill Johnson and has worked in masterclass or choreographic settings with William Forsythe, John Jasperse, Christopher Roman and Riley Watts.
Last updated: August 30, 2016
Performances from HGNM concerts
Glass Stratum, Talea Ensemble
Decke, JACK Quartet
Containment, JACK Quartet
DRIFT MATTER, Séverine Ballon
traces that time leaves on built form, Ensemble L’arsenale
WORLDEATER, RAGE THORMBONES
The Chain of the Spine, Faint Noise
subsidence, ELISION Ensemble