Born in 1966, Tim Garland studied composition at the Guildhall School of Music with Robert Saxton before turning full time attention to the saxophone half way through his student career. He played for some months as the fifth member of Ronnie Scotts quintet and then with John Dankworth. He has been the seminal force behind three other bands since: Acoustic Triangle, Nocturnes and Lighthouse.
He was voted Musician of the Year by the 2006 Cross-Parliamentary Jazz Society and in 2009 he won a Grammy for his part in creating The New Crystal Silence which celebrated Chick Corea and Gary Burtons famous partnership. He is Research Fellow in New Music at the Royal Northern College of Music.
Songs To The North Sky was written for Jazz ensemble, strings and percussion. It had its world premiere on the 14 February 2013 at the Village Underground, London performed by Tim Garland and the City of London Sinfonia strings and percussion, conducted by Clark Rundell.