Two cardboard boxes (2003)
cardboard boxes

two cardboard boxes

this piece was written in 2003 for James Saunders and me.

both musicians are uncoordinated and play pages of simple rhythms in complete disregard to one another.

the pages may be played in any order.


Tim Parkinson was born in England in 1973. He studied at Worcester College, Oxford University, followed by private study with Kevin Volans in Dublin.

Since 1997, he has been based in London as a freelance composer, curating, presenting and performing concerts, mostly in London but increasingly in Europe, forming working relationships with individual musicians.

In 2001 he participated in the Ostrava New Music Days in the Czech Republic, attending seminars with Jean-Yves Bosseur, Petr Kotik, Alvin Lucier, Zsolt Nagy and Christian Wolff.

His music has been performed in UK and Europe, and recently in Armenia, New York and New Zealand. Broadcasts of his music have been mostly on Resonance FM 104.4. ( )

Forthcoming projects for 2005 include a new work for four trombones and string quartet for Craig Shepard's Vor und Nach tour to be premiered on 5th March at  Alte Kirche, Boswil, and 6th March at Schlosserei Walter Nenninger, Zürich.

Read "Zetmaschinen" by David Ryan - Dissonanz, August 2003

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