Tim Perkis


Tim Perkis is a researcher, engineer, musician and filmmaker, who has been working primarily in the field of digital sound for decades. As a musician, he is a founder of The Hub, a pioneering group in the field of computer network music, as well as a internationally-known performer of improvised music, having worked with many of the leading figures in the field in North America, Europe and Japan. He has taught at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and the California College of the Arts (CCA) and has been resident artist/researcher at Mills College in Oakland California, Xerox Corporation’s Palo Alto Research Center, Paul Allen’s legendary thinktank, Interval Research, and at the Mediterranean Institute of Advanced Research (IMéRA) of the University of Aix-Marseille in France. As an engineer he has designed tools, toys and software for a variety of corporate clients, including Mattel, Sony, and Sennheiser, and consulted with the San Francisco Airport and Art Commission as an expert on technology-based art. He is also producer and director of a feature-length documentary on musicians and sound artists in the San Francisco Bay area called NOISY PEOPLE (2007). His music is available on over a dozen labels, including Tzadik(USA), EMANEM(UK), and Creative Sources (Portugal).

Host of

Noisy People


A series of short (15-30min) podcasts, each one interviewing (usually) one musician or sound artist, produced by Tim Perkis. Focus of interest is largely on experimental, improvisational and improvised music, with occasional forays to whatever attracts Tim’s interest. Logo by

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