Ted Byrnes is a drummer/percussionist living in Los Angeles. An alumnus of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, he comes from a jazz background and has since made his home in the worlds of free improvisation, new music, electro-acoustic music, and noise.

Ted primarily works in ad hoc improvisational settings, but has standing improvisational groups including: a group with Ulrich Krieger, a duo with Nicholas Deyoe, a duo with John Wiese, a duo with Scott Cazan, a trio with Jacob Wick and Owen Stewart-Robertson, among others. Additionally, Ted has played in duo/trio/or ensemble settings with: David Watson, Charlemagne Palestine, Alfred 23 Harth, Tim Perkis, Jaap Blonk, Torsten Muller, Kim Myhr, Jim Denley, Lloyd Honeybrook, Chris Schlarb, Mike Watt, Paul Masvidal, the LAFMS (including Smegma, Airway, Ace Farren Ford’s Artificial Art Ensemble, Rick and Joe Potts, Fredrik Nilsen, Tom Recchion, Vetza, etc), Maher Shalal Hash Baz, and accompanied FLUXUS artist Jeff Perkins on multiple occasions for his projector/light installations.

Select performances include: granted performance / composition of ‘5x5’, piece commissioned by the City of West Hollywood , and granted by SASSAS and Meet the Composer; ensemble percussion performance at the SASSAS 10th Anniversary concert ; Pilgrimage from Scattered Points / Cornelius Cardew Scratch Orchestra (with Steve Roden, Rick Potts, Greg Lenczycki, Dave Muller, Joseph Hammer, Glenn Bach, etc); in trio with Jaap Blonk and Brian Walsh; large ensemble with David Watson presenting a piece composed for Beacon Arts; in trio with Jaap Blonk and Jacob Rosenzweig; in quartet with Alfred 23 Harth, Torsten Muller, and Ronit Kirchman; and others.  

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