Timothy Tan (timbretan) is an algorithmic sound artist who believes in sonifying the unheard. Ever since his first encounter with Gumowski-Mira maps in 2016, he has been playing with chaotic maps as algorithmic controls for spatialisation and timbres. timbretan uses audio particle systems to make the listening space as lively as visuals, and even self-develops his chaotic synths. Also a composer, timbretan often grapples with themes of complex puzzles and megalomania, and is no stranger to dark, aggressive and ironic stories.
After finishing his MMus in Sonology (Computer Music) in The Hague (NL), timbretan has returned to Singapore and now experiments with new technologies. His latest works include The Virtual Spatial Musical Instrument (The VSMI), a virtual reality (VR) sound installation; and The Double Double Pendula (The DDP), a sound installation based on two large Rott pendula. timbretan is also interested in incorporating artificial intelligence for his sound art, and does music consultancy work by creating software or music compositions for other people's installations.
Visit his website here: https://timbretan.net