Timb Harris

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Harris performing with Estradasphere in 2007.

Timb Harris is a violinist, best known for his work with the eclectic Santa Cruz-based band Estradasphere (Violin, Trumpet, Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals).[1]

As a performer and recording artist, he has worked throughout the United States and internationally with many of today's leading 'new music' artists (William Winant, Joan Jeanrenaud, Carla Kihlstedt, Mr. Bungle, New York Arabic Orchestra. Al-Madar, Secret Chiefs 3, Fred Frith, Alvin Curran, Chris Brown, Eyvind Kang, ThanatoSchizO,[2] Sunn O)))), The Tuna Helpers, and Master Musicians of Bukkake. His performances can be found in the catalogues of Tzadik Records, Mimicry Records, the End Records, Warner Bros., and more. Locally, you can see Timb perform with New Music Works, the White Album Ensemble, Shakespeare Santa Cruz and various Bay Area symphonies, chamber ensembles and operas.

Born in Burbank, CA in 1977, he grew up playing string, brass, and percussion instruments in a wide variety of ensemble situations including: symphonies, drum corps, wind ensembles, marching bands, and rock bands. He went on to receive a BA from UCSC's music department in music performance on violin.

Timb is a natural educator having held leadership positions throughout his formative musical experience. He has conducted youth orchestras at Arrowbear Music Camp and led musicianship workshops at the University of California @ Santa Cruz.


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