About the Composer

For over fifty years, Timothy McGuinness has been actively pursuing his first love: the world of music and sound.

Beginning in the mid 1960's when his parents gave him a bass guitar for Christmas (he actually wanted a six string), he has enjoyed making music encompassing different genres using a variety of instruments. This includes a collection of stringed instruments, percussion, plus analogue and digital synthesizers; both hardware and software based.

Music Compositions

Some of Timothy's music compositions were created for the following clients:

Government of Canada; departments include CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency), Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the National Research Council.

Anna Wyman Dance Company

Vancouver International Film Festival

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Expo '86: composer of five twenty minute pieces for fireworks and lasers


Sierra Club

Sony Interactive

CBC radio and television


Canadian Airlines (now Air Canada)

Vancouver School Board
plus many more….

Instruction & Tutoring

Vancouver Film School - analogue and digital synthesis, MIDI, music, music editing, Pro Tools, DSP theory and application, SMPTE synchronization

Sound Development Manager for Canada Pavilion at Expo '86. Instructor and programmer for the Government of Canada

Pearson Hospital – teaching MIDI and music to severely disabled adults

Demonstrated digital audio and MIDI in Guangzhou China and EMI studios in Hong Kong.

Institute of Communication Arts – analogue synthesis

Lower Mainland Composer's Society – analogue synthesis & MIDI

Demonstrated the Kurzweil 250 digital keyboard at Digicon '85 with Dr. Bob Moog.


Box of Magic – for Electronic Musician