Formed in 2007 by composer Benoit Granier, the Beijing-based Timi Modern Music Ensemble (TimiMME) is a young group dedicated to commissioning, performing, creating, presenting, and recording contemporary music.
With an ear for the new, the unknown, and the unconventional, TimiMME is dedicated to exposing exciting and innovative music as broadly and accessibly as possible to new audiences inside and outside China. The TimiMME mission is to bring together people, sound, culture, tradition, and languages.
Since its creation, TimiMME has grown from a project-to-project basis to a long-term dedication to new music. Projects include the creation of exciting events such as the Irish Music Festival (2009–2011), the What Laptop Music Sounds Like symposium (2009), a collaboration with Beijing's Central Conservatory of Music during the Musicacoustica Festival (2007–2010) and Beijing Modern Music Festival (2008, 2010), as well as a yearlong worldwide series of concerts that brought the group to Boston and New York in 2009.
2010–2011 will be once again a very busy year for TimiMME with a monthly series of concert at Mako Live House as well as commissions for the Beijing Modern Music Festival and Musicacoustica 2011. The group's busy third United States tour includes stops at Berklee, Manhattan School of Music, and the renowned 2011 Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts (Boston).