The initiative Cacophony! is primarily coordinated by founder and artistic director, Tim Braithwaite. Based in The Netherlands, Tim’s career is multi-faceted within the broad field of "Early Music."
Having read Music at Royal Holloway University of London, Tim continued his studies in Early Music Singing and Early Music Theory at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.
Tim is currently teaching Renaissance counterpoint and historical solmisation at Amsterdam Conservatoire and historical singing at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.
As a performer, Tim enjoys a regular concert schedule, appearing both as a soloist as well as with a number of leading ensembles within the field of 'Early Music' including Cappella Pratensis, Amsterdam Baroque, Vox Luminis, and De Nederlandse Bachvereniging.
In 2023, Tim became the assistant artistic director of Cappella Pratensis.
"I found the operatic tenors, the rubati and glissandi [in historical recordings of Renaissance polyphony] hysterical at first, but after the workshop I found the current mainstream baroque practice extremely boring. It really changed my way of hearing aspects of the piece, the parts, the parameters, the registers, and also made me rethink the meanings we attribute to sound."