Timb "Timba" Harris


1995- Secret Chiefs 3 - violin  
1998- Estradasphere - violin, trumpet, mandolin, euphonium, keyboards  

Studio musician

2008 Atomic Ape - trumpet, effects  
2008-2014 Atomic Ape - violin  
2014 Atomic Ape - viola  

Personal information

Official website

Timb Harris is Estradasphere's most versatile multi-instrumentalist.

As a performer and recording artist, he has worked throughout the United States and internationally with many of today's leading 'new music' artists (William Winant, Joan Jeanrenaud [Kronos Qtet],Carla Khilstedt, Secret Chiefs 3, Fred Frith, Alvin Curran, Chris Brown, Eyvind Kang). His performances can be found in the catalogues of Tzadik Records, Mimicry Records, the End Records, Warner Bros., and more.† Locally, you can see Timb perform with New Music Works, the White Album Ensemble, Shakespeare Santa Cruz and various Bay Area symphonies, chamber ensembles and operas.

Born in Burbank, CA in 1977, he grew up playing string, brass, and percussion instruments in a wide variety of ensemble situations including: symphonies, drum corps, wind ensembles, marching bands, and rock bands.†He went on to receive a BA from UCSC's music department in music performance on violin.

Timb is a natural educator having held leadership positions thoughout his formative musical experience He has conducted youth orchestras at Arrowbear Music Camp and led musicianship workshops at the University of California @ Santa Cruz.