Timothy Janz is a composer, performer and educator based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is fascinated by how music works and is very interested in the 'why' questions pertaining to music. Why are the musical letter names not all the same distance apart? Why do tonal answers in fugues have altered intervals? Why do composers make the choices they make? Why is resonance so important?
As a performer he has played professionally as a flautist in symphonic orchestras and as a singer songwriter in a traditional/roots band. He has grown to love the intricacies of period instruments and performs on Baroque one-keyed flute, Classical eight-keyed flute as well as the modern Boehm system flute.
As a composer he believes that new music does not necessarily need to create entire new worlds or musical languages. He often uses earlier musical styles or compositional techniques as a point of departure for his new compositions.