Tim Barnes is an internationally recognized percussionist, composer, sound designer, and audio archivist. In addition to playing and recording with indie rock greats including Wilco, Sonic Youth, and Silver Jews, Barnes has also made a name for himself as an experimental sound artist, performing at venues such as the Guggenheim, Whitney, and Pompidou museums. Equally at home in both worlds, Barnes runs the Quakebasket record label (best known for its archival releases of solo work by Angus MacLise, the poet and original drummer for the Velvet Underground). He is also the Artistic Director of DREAMLAND, Louisville, Kentucky’s experimental performance space.
#21 in the Rumpus series “Sound & Vision.” For the full profile, click here.