Tim Rayborn is an internationally acclaimed musician who plays dozens of unusual instruments that quite
a few people of have never heard of and frequently canít pronounce. These include medieval instrument reconstructions and folk instruments from Northern Europe, the Balkans, and the Middle East. He has appeared on over forty recordings to date, and his musical wanderings and tours have taken him across the US, all over Europe, to Canada and Australia, and to such romantic locations as Marrakech, Istanbul, Renaissance chateaux, medieval churches, and high school gymnasiums.

Tim has collaborated with numerous artists in various genres, including: Ensemble Alcatraz, Margriet Tindemans, and Sinfonye (early music); Kitka (Balkan womenís choir); Ruben Van Rampaey (Middle Eastern percussion); Grammy nominees Linda Tillery (voice) and Alex De Grassi (acoustic guitar); and film composers for Warner Brothers. He has been heard on BBC (UK and Channel Islands), NPR, Harmonia radio,
and Millenium of Music (US and Oceana).

Tim lived in England for nearly seven years and has a PhD from the University of Leeds, which he likes to pretend means that he knows what heís talking about. He has written a number of books and magazine articles about music and history (with a recent speciality in early 20th-century English music), and undoubtedly will write more. He currently resides in Northern California amid many books, instruments, and cats, and is at least somewhat obsessed with cooking excellent food.


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