TIM DUROCHE is a writer, jazz musician, artist and curator and author of Occasional Jazz Conjectures. His writing about visual culture, jazz and performance, planning and urban history, arts education and cultural policy have appeared in a number of print and online publications. He is the host of “The New Thing,” a weekly jazz program on KMHD-89.1 FM in Portland.
As a jazz drummer and composer/sound artist, Tim’s created performances with Beijing Opera musicians, Russian circus clowns, silent film, spoken word, semaphore and morse code, and has created a number of original scores for contemporary dance companies, and worked extensively with an array of US and European jazz innovators, including Dominic Duval, Matana Roberts, Paul Plimley-Lisle Ellis, Wally Shoup, Jon Raskin, Perry Robinson, Phillip Greenlief, Jack Wright, and Frank Gratkowski. Tim has also created a number of public art works exploring sound, site, and civic ecology.