Tim DuRoche has written about jazz, performance, visual art and culture for a number of publications, includingOregon Humanities, Willamette Week and The Oregonian. Recently he has been writing about urban history, planning and cultural policy for Portland Spaces' Burnside Blog. In addition to performing around the world as a jazz musician and composer, DuRoche was the inaugural artist in the 2007–2008 “South Waterfront Artist in Residence” program, where he created SO. WATERFRONT SOUND COMMISSION, a month-long public art project that looked at notions of "neighborhood," through a series of participatory events and conceptual audio tours. DuRoche is community programs manager for Portland Center Stage, where he generates public programs and community partnerships that bridge conversations around sustainability, civic engagement, historic preservation and the arts.