Please join Tim’s family, Eileen Doster, Eamon, Ambrose, and Avelicia Doster-Schellenbaum
for a special celebration of the life and work of our dear friend, Tim Schellenbaum
on Monday, February 17, 2020 at 6:00PM
at 66 East 4th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, New York 10003
This event will be both a commemoration of Tim’s life and work,
as well as a fundraiser for Tim’s family.
The Tim Schellenbaum Family Fund will cover outstanding medical expenses; and educational expenses for his children.
Please donate here via La MaMa.
Your donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.
Tim passed away on July 25, 2019. All of us who knew and loved Tim feel his absence. This special event on February 17 will honor Tim with the music, art, and honesty that he gave us in such abundance.
Tim was a musician, composer, sound engineer, and sound designer. He has been described as a quiet ambassador of Americana in its purest sense. While attending The University of New Mexico he became known for his experimental work on WKNM radio and recording and promoting punk music. He stayed true to his roots and wrote music that honored his craft and his Hispanic heritage with his bands Zozobra, Me Wee Beastie, EIEIO. He helped place his beloved Lower East Side on the world's cultural map. As an avant garde musician, he worked with Arthur Russel, Robert Ashley, Rhys Chatham, Glenn Branca, Carol Armitage, and The Nedd Sublett Band.
He worked at numerous downtown venues including The Kitchen, The New Federal Theatre, Theatre for The New City, and PS 122, and was the sound engineer for the Brookfield/Wintergarden space at the World Financial Center.
Proudly he served as the resident sound designer at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club for 25 years. As a resident artist at La MaMa, Tim generously shared his skills as a composer, sound designer and musician with literally hundreds of artists. His imprint on the downtown theatre scene is immeasurable.
He worked with the famous, the yet-famous and the infamous, and was the recipient of 1998 and 2000 Obie Awards and a 2007 IT Award for collaborative design.