Tim Brooks studied piano and composition at the University of York and has spent many years working as a composer with particular interest in creating music that encourages professional musicians, young people and local communities to make music together. As part of this work, he has collaborated extensively with the Ryedale Festival and has composed 7 one-act community operas.
He has also been commissioned several times by the Hull Freedom Chorus resulting in collaborations such as 7 Games, an installation piece for 7 small simultaneous choirs.
His recent orchestral piece, Granchester Variations was premiered to great acclaim by the Cambridge Concert Orchestra. He has written a number of pieces premiered by Late Music and Sounds Lyrical including Ghosts (saxophone and pre-recorded sounds/poetry), Pixel (piccolo and piano), Jeer (baritone and piano), Come with Me (soprano, flute and piano) and Are They Birds? (adult/children’s voices and piano).
He is currently working on a new ‘environmental’ commission, Warriors of the Rainbow, for orchestra and children’s voices for the Skipton Camerata.