Joe Diebes’ BOTCH Opens Tomorrow at HERE

Posted: November 12, 2013 in opera
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HERE launches its 2013-2014 producing season with the premiere of BOTCH, a Resident Artist production by Joe Diebes, developed through the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). An inventive convergence of sound and performance, BOTCH plays 10 performances November 12 – 23 at HERE, located at 145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street.

A broken word opera, BOTCH goes in search of the voice and its mutations in contemporary digital culture. An ensemble of vocalists cut, paste, reverse and scramble language into a complex audioscape of intricate patterns, uncanny mimicry, and pulverized speech. More a processing system than a traditional score, BOTCH unfolds differently each night through the creative misfiring of voices at their outer limits.

Joe Diebes’ BOTCH Opens Tomorrow at HERE.

Music continues to defy explanation and definition, expanding into the relationships of computer and humans, interactivity beating out the passive entertainment options of centuries gone by. As opera, music, classical music, continues to redefine and twist, changing and forging a new path branched in over a hundred ways, new artists continue to test the boundaries of performance.

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