Performance for Make Room to end the Rental Housing Crisis
01, Feb 2016
Tim recently collaborated with Make Room, a DC-based campaign that brings awareness to the rental housing crisis in America. He was invited to perform a concert in the home of Tom Wall and create a series of short films to help spread the word about this important cause. Watch all three videos on YouTube and learn more at about Make Room.
FIRST LOVES is now available! Tim is joined by pianist Robert Koenig in this new double disc set.
Listen to some of the works that first inspired Tim to be a violinist when he was a kid. Music by Rachmaninoff, Mendelssohn, Wieniawski, arrangements by Kreisler and Heifetz, and one of Tim's recent arrangements, SWAN REMIX, based on themes from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, which he made after his work on camera in the film Black Swan.
Special concert just added! July 4th at Rancho Las Lomas in Irvine, CA, for the Dalai Lama's 80th Birthday. Sign up for the live Stream here. Tim will be performing shortly after 1:30PM PST. Other performers/artists include Forest Whitaker and Aloe Blacc.
Check out Sondre Lerche's new disc Please - Tim arranged and recorded strings on a soulful track called Lucky Guy. Tim and Sondre perform together from time to time, so be sure to check back for any upcoming concerts.
Hear Tim performing on the soundtrack of this video from the Khan Academy, "You can Learn Anything." A great organization, and a fun piece. Jeremy Turner wrote the music, which evolves playfully as the piece progresses. Enjoy!
12 Years A Slave wins Best Picture at the Oscars! So excited to have been a part of the film-congrats to everyone! Tim performed all of the on-screen music in the film, ghost playing for actor Chiwetel Eijiofor. Listen to the official Motion Picture Soundtrack Album on iTunes
Just announced-Tim has joined the lineup for the 24th annual Tibet House benefit concert scheduled on March 11th at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY. Other performers include Iggy Pop, New Order, The National, Philip Glass, Nico Muhly, and Patti Smith.
Be sure to check out the Official Motion Picture Soundtrack Album for the hit film 12 Years a Slave featuring music from the film performed by Tim Fain, as well as songs by Alicia Keys, John Legend, The Alabama Shakes, Chris Cornell, and original music by Hans Zimmer and Nicholas Britell. Tim performed and co-arranged all of the onscreen music in 12 Years A Slave, ghost playing for actor Chiwetel Eijiofor. Listen on iTunes
A Black Swan reunion, celebrating with Benjamin Millepied and Natalie Portman, on September 9, at the American Friends of the Paris Opera Ballet benefit at the French Consulate in New York City. Tim, who appeared both in the movie and on its Grammy nominated soundtrack, performed live that evening to films from "Portals" that Benjamin Millepied directed.
Tim continues to tour extensively in recital with Philip Glass. Upcoming concerts to be announced in South America, United States, UK and Europe. Watch Philip Glass and Tim Fain perform "Pendulum" together live from the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Benefit Concert with Philip Glass, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, Williamsburg Music Hall
15, May 2013
For those of you who might be in New York City, Tim's performing a benefit concert for the Days and Nights Festival in conjunction with the Henry Miller Library with Philip Glass, Bryce Dessner (The National), Nico Muhly, and indie band Real Estate. 8pm, Sunday May 19th, at the Williamsburg Music Hall. Hope you can come down and enjoy some good music, and a fun time. Here's a link for more information.
Here's a new CD that just came out 'Variation' music by Michael Shapiro, featuring performances by Tim Fain and cellist Sato Knudsen. Big thanks to producer/engineer Adam Abeshouse Click HERE for more info
Joanna Newsom Philip Glass and Tim Fain in San Francisco
31, May 2012
It was a very special night performing with Joanna Newsom and Philip Glass at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco this past June. Joanna and I did a new arrangement of her song Sadie, and some trio versions of some of Philip's pieces. Philip and I also played Pendulum together. Stay tuned for more shows!
I just performed at the 22nd Annual Tibet House Benefit at Carnegie Hall--performed with Rahzel, Das Racist,James Blake and Philip Glass and we all came back on stage to join Lou Reed in 'Beginning to See the Light' Check out my FaceBook page for pictures!
Tim Fain in the October 2011 issue of Vanity Fair Magazine! “Violinist Tim Fain plays like a virtuoso and thinks like a cinematographer. His new show, Portals, is a smart mix of sound and vision for the Facebook vision who love Bjork and Beethoven with equal ardor.” -Vanity Fair Read the article
Check out this link to a live broadcast of selections from the duo-recital Philip Glass and I performed in Uppsala, Sweden. And here's avideo of the violin solo from Einstein on the Beach. Check out my Facebook Page for more.
Another benfit—yesterday, for The Kitchen NYC, I played a set with pianist/composer Nico Muhly, at Capitale, downtown. Yoko Ono donated an original drawing, of which everyone got a copy--what fun! A great hang. I'm working with Nico on an upcoming project of mine, a multimedia concert called Portals. Check out the Portals site: www.PortalsProject.com
Check out the Kitchen online—Debra Singer is amazing and this is a very classy group of people...who really know how to party.
More tour dates just announced, for duo recital concerts with composer and pianist Philip Glass. In addition to pieces for violin and piano, I'll be giving the European and South American premieres of the new Partita for Solo Violin:
Just played a benefit concert for the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) out on Ellis Island, with cellist Wendy Sutter and composer and pianist Philip Glass. They opened up a top-secret (hehe!) bridge from the Jersey side, so we actually drove there. After so many years living in NY, this was as close to the Statue of Liberty as I'd ever been. It was beautiful seeing it lit up at night at such close proximity. And of course I was very happy to support the ACLU and celebrate their big 90th.