Drummer - Composer
Tim Kuhl is a drummer, composer, percussionist, producer, and band leader. Born
and raised in Baltimore, MD as one of five boys in a musical household, he studied
classical and jazz forms before leaving home for New York City. He has toured and
recorded with a diverse range of artists in addition to having been a full time
member of many NYC bands like The Izzys, Christian Gibbs, Invisible Familiars,
Sean Lennon’s The GOASTT, Margaret Glaspy, and the experimental group Little
Worlds, whose Bela Bartok interpretations have garnered international critical
As a composer he has released a number of self-produced jazz and experimental
records culminating in 2012’s St. Helena, which featured an all-star cast of New
York music luminaries.
Tim Kuhl’s follow-up effort to 2012’s critically acclaimed St. Helena was 1982.
Composed of sprawling soundscapes and taut electronic production, 1982 was
conceived and composed on an iPad while touring the world playing drums with
Sean Lennon’s The GOASTT. The album features collaborations with Satomi
Matsuzaki, of Deerhoof, poet Geoffrey Bankowski, and Grey McMurray. Mikael
Jorgensen’s (Wilco) remix can be heard exclusively on Kuhl’s SoundCloud page. Rich
Ragsdale and Lee Gingold created two compelling music videos. 1982 was pressed
to vinyl by Brooklyn’s Flying Moonlight Records.
THE NEON DESIGN is the new single by Tim Kuhl. The composer displays a dark,
cinematic soundscape that subtly distorts while crescendoing to a fierce climax.
Kuhl is heavily influenced by music from Horror, Thriller, and Sci-Fi films of the
1970’s and 80’s.
Kuhl’s next full length album SKY VALLEY will be released in early 2018.