Timothy Tate is an Australian creative technologist, researcher, composer and performer who makes use of obsolete recording technologies — magnetic tape/floppy disk drives, primitive sampling devices, CD Players — which he circuit-bends and uses in combination with his own hand-built electronics, to create notated compositions, immersive live performances, experimental electronic instruments and site-specific work. His music often explores notions of ‘composed glitch’ and weaves together complex feedback loops to create rich sonic landscapes. He holds a Master of Music in Composition with Distinction, in addition to a second study in Viola, from the Royal Academy of Music, London and is a current PhD candidate at Griffith University (Queensland Conservatorium of Music | Queensland College of Art), where he is also a Sessional Academic, teaching music, sound art and design.

Timothy Tate. Photo by Greg Harm