Timothy Cape



I am a London based composer – performer from Donegal, Ireland. I create musical performance pieces which feature instrumental and electronic sound, text, video and physical performance . I often use as a starting point personal experiences, recordings or conversations, and set out to create unlikely relationships between elements both inside and outside the piece. My interest in the inherent musicality contained in the nuances of conversational speech has lead to pieces dealing with political issues such as advertising and the value of work, and other themes such as the ego of the artist and the anxiety of the performer.

I am a member Bastard Assignments –  We are a group of composer-performers who produce experimental music and performance shows in unconventional spaces in London, as well as performing our own work in various contexts. We are resident artists at Snape Maltings in Suffolk for 2017/18. Our 2017/18 season is funded by Arts Council England and PRSF. Two BBC Radio 3 broadcasts of live performances in 2016/17.

Commissions include Spitalfields Music (PRSF) (2016) and Project Instrumental (Britten Pears Foundation) (2014).

I am studying a Masters in Art in the Public Sphere at RCA, London. I take lessons with Jennifer Walshe, funded by the Help Musicians Talent Development Bursary.


timocape [at] hotmail [dot] com


Sounds Like Now article, feat. Bastard Assignments and No New Ideas (2017). View

Article with interview about my Spitalfields Music Open Call commission (2016). View

Interview in The Wire magazine featuring a description of My my my (2015) . View

Guardian article about Bastard Assignments. View

Spectator article mentioning Bastard Assignments. View