TIM CATLIN is a Melbourne based guitarist and sound artist.
His practice centres around drone-based, immersive works primarily
using electric and acoustic guitar, with a combination of different
techniques, effects and mixing methodologies. These include guitar
preparations, customised playing devices and home-built electronic
effects, electronics, and modified guitar design; and the results
produce finely textured and shifting fields of sound.
His performances have been included in the What is Music, Liquid Architecture,
and Articulating Space festivals as well as at The Australian Centre
for Contemporary Art, Westspace, and Bus galleries (Melbourne) and
The Blue Door (Hong Kong). His sound works, installations, and soundtracks
have appeared at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Australian
Centre for The Moving Image, The Totally Huge New Music Festival,
Immersion Surround Sound Concert Series, and the Cinesonic Conference.
Catlin has collaborated with Otomo Yoshihide, Phill Niblock, Jason
Kahn, Mike Cooper, David Brown, Philip Samartzis, Rod Cooper and many
Slow Twitch a CD of solo guitar works came out on Dr Jim’s
records in 2003. A collaboration with American percussionist Jon Mueller
was published through Crouton in 2007. There are fortchoming duo recordings
with David Brown (Candlesnuffer) and Rome-based improviser Mike Cooper.
Catlin's second CD Radio Ghosts was published through 23five
An interview with Mr. Catlin can be found
by clicking here.