Tim Ferrell is a musician, animator and visual artist based in Portland, Oregon.
Born in Tyler, TX, Tim played piano, trumpet and bass during grade school. In 1992, he co-founded a band called Homeslice with guitarist/vocalist Scott Payne and drummer Kevin Fender.
After graduating from high school in 1994, Tim began experimenting in the realm of electronic music with artist Zachary Broadhurst. This collaboration lasted until 1999. In the fall of 1997, when Tim pulled up the roots to attend The Art Institute of Dallas, Tim, Zachary, Mike Ortiz, Alan Cook, and Dave Winberg launched the short-lived artist collective / performance space Moontunes, where he lived with several other artists. The five of them regularly performed in the Dallas area in Mike Ortiz's improv/noise project, Yarn of the Moonfruit.
In 1999, Tim graduated from AI with an Associates Degree in Video Production. It was then that he left Texas behind and moved to Portland, Oregon.
In 2002, Tim quietly co-founded another art / performance / living space in Portland that quickly became known as Lil' Texas. It was during this period that he met Charlie Hodge, Jarkko Cain and Scott McLean, the owners of one of Portland's soon-to-be most notorious (but then not-yet-open) independent music venues, Holocene. Tim designed the lighting and video aspects of the space, making use of video projectors as moving light sources.
While at Holocene, Ferrell also produced music, co-wrote dialogue, and provided character voices for Lydia Greer's shadow puppet shows, "Mr. Okay and the Huff Boys" and "The Glass Mountain."
In 2005, Tim began collaborating with his partner, Manny Reyes, helping to turn Reyes' once-solo act, Atole, into a full ensemble.
In the Summer of 2008, Tim began working as an animator and AV tech with Chris Funk and Seann McKeel on their monthly children's concert series, You Who.
Today, Ferrell attends Portland State University's College of the Arts, and is co-founder of the Time Arts Club, promoting multimedia experimentation and collaboration throughout the city.