Timm Mason is a Seattle-based musician working at the intersection of process music, algorithmic composition, and improvisation. His solo performances chase an ever-escaping horizon where personal gestures and their reverberations through reactive electronic systems become indistinguishable.
Current work is focused around CICCS, a programmable analog/digital hybrid controller designed in collaboration with Kaori Suzuki (Magic Echo Music). CICCS is an interface which allows custom software to operate patch-programmable modular synthesizers as well as MIDI synths and processing gear. Timm's work-in-progress code library is itself a virtual modular synthesizer that can be internally patched, as well as modulated by external signals.
Timm has been performing around Seattle as Mood Organ since 2004 and is a member of Master Musicians of Bukkake, Midday Veil, TJ MAX, and the MOTOR Collective. He curates the cassette label Masters Chemical Society, issuing experimental music by local and international artists. He has contributed to recordings by Eyvind Kang & Jessika Kenney, DRKWAV, Jessica Sligter, Wolves in the Throne Room, Splashgirl, and Akron/Family.