Timothy Russell

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Tim Russell


School of Education

406 Lathrop Hall
MADISON, WI 53706-1304
(608) 262-1691


Tim Russell lives at the confluence of the aural and the visual. He has been called “The premier composer for Modern Dance in Milwaukee" (Shepherd Express), and a “thrilling show within the show” (DanceTabs). Tim has created over eighty works specifically for choreography, most of which exist live, in collaboration with movement. His commitment to the nowness in performance led him to co-create/curate, along with choreographer Maria Gillespie, Hyperlocal MKE, a Music and Dance improvisation series that exists to this day in Milwaukee. Along with Tim’s long time collaboration with the Gerald Casel Dance Company, his audio shares the stage with choreographic artists such as: Kate Corby, Abby Crain, Danceworks Maria Gillespie, Holly Johnston, Stephan Sara Shelton Mann, Li Chiao Ping, Liz Sexe, Marlene Skog, Wildspace Dance and Jin Wen Yu, bringing Tim and his music across the world from Dock 11 in Berlin to YBCA in San Francisco. He holds an MFA in Music Improvisation from Mills College in Oakland, California, where he studied electronic music, composition and improvisation with the likes of Fred Frith, Roscoe Mitchell and Zeena Parkins. Along with recently assuming the position of Music Director for the University of Wisconsin’s Dance Department, Tim has also been selected as 2019–20 Cowles Visiting Artists at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, a first for a Musician in the field of Dance.


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