What we DO


A group for collaborative projects.

Led by Tim Johnson, Music by Gestalt is a network of musicians that creates a continually expanding palette of sounds. An upcoming short film with prepared piano of clamps, erasures, and screws; an upcoming second album with piano, bass, drums, violin, tenor sax, and electronics; a first album of solely acoustic instruments of piano trio (listen in the above section); Music by Gestalt continues to grow so that it fits into the mold of a project's intended outcome. 

Whether it be the past few short films, dance pieces, installations, and even an interactive lighting project called SPECTRUM; Music by Gestalt focuses on collaborative projects, as the parts contribute to a greater perceived whole. With a few short films done, and our first feature film underway, the “Breaking Down Series”on YouTube, our debut album “Music by Gestalt” released in February of 2019, and a second album–– inviting two additional instruments to the group –– releasing in late March, Music by Gestalt is rapidly becoming a niche-identity for collaborative projects in the LA music scene.