Tim Daisy is an American drummer and composer working in the fields of improvised and
Tim moved to Chicago in 1997 and since that time has performed, recorded, and toured
with many national and international improvised musicians and ensembles.
He was a member of the Vandermark 5 from 2002 to 2010. He has also performed with
Dave Rempis, Jeb Bishop, Mars Williams, Steve Swell, Jaimie Branch, Katherine Young,
Fred Lonberg-Holm, James Falzone, Russ Johnson, Katinka Kleijn, Elizabeth Harnik,
Christof Kurzmann, Ikue Mori, Rafael Toral, Mikolaj Trzaska, Per Ake Holmlander,
Darren Johnston, Havard Wiik, Jason Stein and Michael Zerang.
In 2011 he received the New Music America Composers Assistance Award and in 2011, 2012
and 2017 the ASCAP Plus Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and
He has recorded over one hundred and thirty albums as a sideman or leader for labels
including Relay, (which he owns and operates), Not Two, Clean Feed, Astral Spirits,
Aerophonic, Audiographic, Sonorus, Trost, Utech, New World, and Okka Disk.
Tim co-curates the weekly OPTION series at Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago. The
programming explores contemporary perspectives on improvisation and composition in a
‘salon’ format, enabling local, national, and international artists to publicly discuss their
practice and ideas as well as perform