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Meet SOTA Lockdown Challenge Panellist & Composer – Tim Arnold

4 years ago

We are incredibly blessed to have the extraordinary talents of Tim Arnold working with us on our Lockdown Challenge.

Tim has written the piece of music that SOTA students have been invited to choreograph their own dance to that expresses and explores elements of isolation, lockdown, the spread of a virus or dreams of freedom.


The piece of music is a beautiful piece of music called ‘The Fall of a Sparrow’.


Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, film-maker and social activist – Tim Arnold is a maverick artist whose work stretches the boundaries of the imagination and defies genre and category.

In recognition of Tim’s constant change of musical direction, Iggy Pop noted in an interview with NME how Tim’s music reminded him of David Bowie.  Tim scored the soundtrack for Iggy’s latest film, Blood Orange, which featured the theme song, “Money Kills Love.”

Tim’s single video project, ‘What Love Would Want’ was inspired by the United Nations’ ‘He For She’ campaign for gender equality – and has sparked a movement for social and human rights in Europe and North America.

In the UK, Tim is widely recognised as the first artist to write and release a concept album about London’s famous Soho district, 2015’s The Soho Hobo. Enlisting friends Benedict Cumberbatch and Stephen Fry, Tim founded the Save Soho movement – a lobbying group devoted to inclusivity, diversity and advancing the future of performing arts venues in London’s Soho.

Tim is constantly in creative mode – writing, recording or releasing another album or project – each light years apart from its predecessor and without ever repeating himself. Inspiration hard-won through personal experience, and graced with an extraordinary gift of creative expression.

“an animated and fascinating front-man…” ☆☆☆☆ CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE

“Tim’s haunting and compelling, it’ll be fascinating to hear what he does next.” NME

“Possessing a beautiful voice and if you’re looking for references then try Muse, Radiohead, Jeff Buckley and The Beatles” ☆☆☆ ROCKSOUND MAGAZINE

Have you started choreographing your piece yet?