Timur, tenor


TIMUR, “the extravagantly transgressive tenor, dangerously seductive” (LA Times), has made solo appearances with LA Philharmonic, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Sarasota Opera, PROTOTYPE Festival, Utah Opera, Santa Cecilia Academy, Nouvel Opéra Fribourg, Budapest Palace of the Arts, Hawaii Opera Theater and the Industry LA, among others. He has collaborated with many composers, including Thomas Adès, Evan Ziporyn, David Lang, Silvano Bussotti, David T. Little, Gerald Barry, Mohammed Fairouz, Louis Andriessen, Anne LeBaron, the late Gian-Carlo Menotti, Peter Eötvös, Veronika Krausas, Michael Gordon, Erling Wold, Tobias Picker, Kate Moore and Nick Urata. His band Timur and the Dime Museum, described by NPR’s Here & Now as “post-punk screaming opera”, has appeared on America’s Got Talent, opened for Tiger Lilies and DeVotchKa. In 2014, the band premiered and toured an environmental rock-opera COLLAPSE, produced by its long-time collaborator Beth Morrison Projects, at Redcat Theater, Miami Light Project, Operadagen Rotterdam and BAM 2015 Next Wave Festival. TIMUR is a co-creator of “Silent Steppe Cantata” by Anne LeBaron, a large-scale composition about Kazakhstan. His upcoming solo projects include “Klaus From Space,” with Klaus Nomi’s songwriter Kristian Hoffman; “One Body” by John Kennedy; “Permanent Revolution of Frida & Trotsky” by Ori Barel; and two projects produced by Beth Morrison Projects, set to premiere in 2019-20 season - “Nueva Cancion: Protest and Resistance in songs of Mercedes Sosa” and “Artaud in the Black Lodge” by David T. Little. His voice is featured on the Hollywood soundtrack of “Ruby Sparks” and he appears on many recordings, released by Naxos USA, Milan Records, Nonesuch, Deutsche Grammophon and ANTI-. In addition to his work as a performing artist, he serves as a Vice President of Creative Affairs of ACE Pictures Entertainment, a Malaysian investment company, overseeing film an executive producer, including CLEMENCY, a Sundance 2019 winning drama, starring Oscar-nominated Alfre Woodard; a revenge thriller LEAVE NOT ONE ALIVE, starring Oscar-winner Melissa Leo; horror thriller COLOR OUT OF SPACE, starring Nicolas Cage; supernatural thriller DANIEL ISN’T REAL, starring Patrick Schwarzenegger and Miles Robbins, produced alongside Elijah Wood’s SpectreVision; and COME AWAY, a drama fantasy, starring Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie and directed by Oscar-winner Brenda Chapman.


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