Timothy Elias Steinman was born in Evanston, Illinois, 1988. In 2006 he left home and moved to Toronto. During this period he wrote an experimental composition, The Satellites Fell From The Sky Like Meteors From The Heavens. The composition was produced for a short film he wrote and directed, entitled The End.
After a year in Toronto, Steinman relocated to Chicago. At this time he transitioned from the art of filmmaking and focused on experimental photography and sound art. His photography is often minimalist and abstract in nature. Steinman’s images are conceptually introspective and are visually inspired by elements of his surroundings.
Steinman’s sound art has been produced under different monikers over the years: Arc of the Hunter, White Antler, Coma Zombie, Black Division, Rabbit and III, to name a few. He has used these monikers as an organizational method depending on chosen sounds and moods reflected in different projects.
During the winter of 2011, Steinman recorded four noise tracks as III, which were released as Warlock / Monolithos 7" and Wraith / Black Mass 7".
The moniker Black Division (circa 2011), which released the Apocalypse trilogy, has been retired and the recordings are considered rare, now selling for $1000 per EP on Monolithos Records. In 2012, White Antler released the Misanthropy EP during the Black Division era.
Arc of the Hunter began in 2012, releasing a single a week during the month of October. Both Arc of the Hunter and White Antler have remained extremely active since their creation. In 2013 Arc of the hunter released Exit XIII and performed on Nik Brink's Clash Compound Radio Show. The performance, Mountain of Lust and Separation was released via bandcamp as a free download. Arc of the Hunter spent most of 2013 working on the production of a 24 minute piece of music, Tropic:Death, which finally saw it's release in 2014.
White Antler experimented with a bass, 1970's rhythm box, and effects in 2014 and released a lo-fi recording, Beams Fucked While the Monument on the Mountain Overlooked. White Antler recorded four improvised analog noise pieces in the autumn of 2015, Sparrow Sings at the Rise of the Cemetery Gates. In 2015, Arc of the Hunter recorded and released two EPs, No. XXVII and Sinsemilla.
Although Steinman usually produces and performs music alone, he has on occasion collaborated with other artists.
Steinman worked as a producer for musician Matt Weitman’s project Hotels On Mars. Steinman and Weitman also have three music projects together, Desert Storm, Half Lotus and Sleep-Thorn.
In 2011, Desert Storm set out to be the most American band and record the most American record ever made. They wished to record a song for every US state but in the end they didn't. 15 lo-fi noise tracks were recorded to cassette and released as the album, America (First Campaign).
Steinman has collaborated with Nik Brink as the Alaskan Public Defenders. They did a remix of the track, Illinois by Desert Storm in 2011.
Throughout 2013 and 2014 Steinman collaborated with Sy Barsheshet and Thomas Walker in Plastic Eater, contributing synths and sound textures. Plastic Eater performed live on a few occasions around Chicago during 2014 and recorded the Fallin / Little King single.
During 2014, Steinman formed the experimental electronic project, Orlando with Duncan Reilly. Orlando I was released in 2015 and collected four of the duos improvisations.
2016 was a busy year for Steinman. The year started off with Weitman flying to Chicago to collaborate on their new project, Sleep-Thorn. Sleep-Thorn released the album, Carve this stave on Scrub oak or on Norway spruce, and you will see the ghost in January of 2016. Orlando soon followed, releasing their second collection of improvised soundscapes, Orlando II in February.
Steinman joined the band, the Slow Rip, the backing band of sound artist Infinite Jess. They released the self titled Infinite Jess and the Slow Rip EP on February 14th.
After Steinman spent some time in NYC, and released an Arc of the Hunter collection of noise recordings that were performed on planes between 2012 - 2014, Celestial Sphere Series: Volume I, Arc of the Hunter and White Antler were featured in the Killing Fields Journal, an internet publication out of NYC. Arc of the Hunter and White Antler recorded a Split album, one drone track each for the publication. Arc of the Hunter began exploring drone based sounds using modular synthesizers some of which were featured on the album Lith I / II, released in October 2016.
Infinite Jess and the Slow Rip released the 8 song album, Coffee at the end of October. The album was followed by a 3 song EP in December, Nice Sunrise.
In 2017, Steinman began releasing a series of zines titled SWIM. The issues were accompanied by a disc of improvised sound. All issues were done in collaboration with other artists.
Arc of the Hunter recorded and released the album LOFI DRACULA, along with an alternately treated DUB version.
SQWKS and White Antler released a split album. M. Weitman's SQWKS tracks were complied on the A side and the White Antler track filled up the B side.
In December, Arc of the Hunter recorded a Christmas track that was released on Christmas day through Monolithos Records, titled Past Life Christmas in Helsinki.
M. Weitman and T. Steinman's band Half Lotus released their long awaited full length album ...And Then God Comes Out Of The Machine on Christmas day 2017.
Steinman maintains an active internet presence via his website, Twitter, Instagram and most recently, Tumblr.
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