Tim Parkinson, lives in London, writes music, puts on concerts, plays 'any sound producing means' with James Saunders as 'Parkinson Saunders' since 2003, plays with groups from Set Ensemble to Manorexia, his music performed from Viitasaari to Christchurch, from LA to Tokyo, championed by especially Apartment House and Incidental Music and the excellent associated soloists therein, now has 2 cds out on Edition Wandelweiser, featured in The Ashgate Research Companion to Experimental Music.
Born 7th July 1973, at school 11 years, at university for 3, studied briefly with Kevin Volans in his house in Dublin, went to Ostrava 2001 met Christian Wolff and Alvin Lucier, aside of which never sought any further education except life and self.
Markus Trunk, born in Mannheim in 1962, settled in the UK in 1994. Formal composition studies in Germany, USA and the UK. Enjoys composing concert programmes and experimenting with concert formats for Music We'd Like to Hear.
'Where my inspiration comes from? Mostly other sound - some casual observation, a single peculiar timbre, the way instruments are laid out. Only rarely literature, occasionally visual art: I admire the rigour of Mark Rothko, Agnes Martin and Donald Judd, and especially how they transcend it. I have learned from teachers, too - from Mathias Spahlinger, scrupulousness; from Walter Zimmermann, nerve; from Alvin Lucier, patience, i.e. not to consider a piece finished until it accurately reflects my original vision.'