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The Inferior PLanets Fall Tour to schlep my new double EP vinyl project is almost here! Still  looking for a venue and like-minded musical friends in Salt Lake City. (See the Gig Page for latest updates!)  I will be headlining the 18th annual Music for People and Thingamajigs Festival in the Bay Area (Saturday October 3rd) and if your town is along the route, drop me an email

“This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to appropriations from The McKnight Foundation and the Minnesota State Legislature’s General and Arts and Cultural Heritage funds.”

The official release of Inferior Planets is here!.

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THANK YOU to everyone who contributed!!

 Indiegogo Campaign for Double EP Vinyl Project!

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Tim Kaiser – Inferior Planets – Fundraiser from Lakefront Films on Vimeo.

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in Chicago from Fall Tour


St. Petersburgh


photo by Tyler Scouton







2014 Nashville Circuit-Benders Ball – Photo byStephen Trageser




“Tim Kaiser’s gonkulations and acousto-electric contraptions almost defy description. If I hadn’t seen it for myself, I would not have believed that he creates these sonic atmospheres without keyboard synthesizers or midi!” –Art Tape




photo by John Brassil



from Homegrown Music Fest 2013


“Music Machines” on MakeTV aired throughout US on PBS


Choreography by Anna Galikowska-Gajewska

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Standard Blurbs:

“Tim Kaiser is well known in the atmospheric experimental music scene for his blending of acousto-electric contraptions and Frankenstein electronics to create ethereal, layered drones. His sonic landscapes have been called “experiments in adventurous art” and “eclectic genius” by the likes of Make Magazine, Wired, the New Art Examiner and the Associated Press. Mr. Kaiser was featured on the PBS program MakeTV and has headlined numerous experimental music festivals in the US.”

“Minnesota’s raison d’être for musical exploration and all-around tinkering with instruments, Tim Kaiser commands his creations with simple sweeps of his hands, willing sounds into existence.  He has scored films, been featured on PBS as well as in magazines,  and has toured extensively. How he gets by airport security with his devices is anyone’s guess, but his hand-built instruments are as alluring as the sounds they make. Kaiser has been a founding contributor and champion of  the Weirdo Industrial Complex  for more than 30 years.”

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Press Kit for Venues

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JuJuBe photo by Nebula Girl  

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Podcast Interview with Tony Youngblood of Theatre Intangible

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“Tim Kaiser is a sonic wizard exerting prowess over his hand-crafted instruments. A rig of Frankenstein objects create a wall of sound as they react to light, the flip of a switch, a shifted knob or the plucking of a steel rod. Growing out of this array are audible undulations, sheets of reverb and unknown timbre– all mutable, amorphous and evolving. Kaiser’s tableau of instruments resemble a scientific laboratory, a steampunk console, entertaining our imagination and questioning our definition of music…”


Minnesota Experimental Sound Artists on Ampers 

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  MEECAS 2011 photo by Tom Young