About Timothy

Finding inspiration in everything from chess games to Korean traditional music, composer Tim Johnson creates engaging, multi-dimensional musical experiences. Dr. Johnson is also a classical guitarist, most recently premiering his work for guitar and Korean janggu entitled: Guitar Sanjo: Open Wide. Other recent performances of Dr. Johnson's music include Bogie vs. Bacall for Pierrot ensemble (2012), performed by Ensemble Paramirabo in New York at the 2014 Mise-en Festival; Fortune Smiles for flute, percussion and electronics performed by Due East in 2013; Prelude, Turnaround and Happy Ending for oboe, string trio and percussion (2010), premiered by Ensemble Dal Niente; and Antyphony: Kasparov vs. Deep Blue for large ensemble, a finalist in the 2008 Alea III Competition. His co-commissioned electronic work Tensile Strength received "Honorary Prize" in the 2008 "Musica Nova" competition. Dr. Johnson is also a noted researcher in microtonality, and is currently helping the Kepler Quartet record Ben Johnston's music.

New Music USA Profile


Chicago Composers Consortium


Super Dimension Fortress Website


Alea III

Searching for Sean Ison, performed by Quintet Attacca

Efflorescence, performed by Ensemble Mise-En


Recordings on electrocd

Recordings on discogs

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