Tim Smith performs widely as a recitalist and in ensembles in the United States and Europe. He has appeared with Speculum Musicae, Elliot Sharp's Orchestra Carbon, the Vermont Symphony, the Fairfield Chamber Orchestra, the Prism Chamber Orchestra, and at the American Academy in Rome. He has recorded for the Avant, Centaur, New World, Mode, and Opus One record labels.
Lee Hyla writes in a tremendously compressed style in which shape and gesture stand in for conventional melody despite an often clear tonal orientation. Rhythm also plays an important role in activating his musical textures and maintaining linear transparency, and it’s clear from a cursory listen to any of these three works that Hyla writes with a great deal of talent and confidence.