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BOTCH Joe Diebes


With additional support from the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by the Lambent Foundation Fund of the Tides Foundation, The American Composers Forum/JFund the Jerome Fund for New Music, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space Residency. Project space has been donated by Capstone Equities. A preliminary workshop was sponsored by STEIM (Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music) in Amsterdam, funded by The Netherland-America Foundation. Underwritten by the American Composers Forum with funds provided by the Jerome Foundation.

BOTCH played from November 12 - 23, 2013 in the Mainstage.

About the show

WTF!? Where have our voices gone?

A broken word opera, BOTCH goes in search of the voice and its mutations in contemporary digital culture. In this convergence of sound and performance, a dynamic ensemble cuts, pastes, and scrambles language into an intricate audioscape. More of a processing system than a traditional score, BOTCH unfolds differently each night through the creative misfiring of voices at their outer limits.


Created by Joe Diebes
In collaboration with / performed by
Christina Campanella
Michael Chinworth
John Rose
Saori Tsukada
Lighting design by Steve Brady
Production Stage Management by
Ellery Royston
Assistant Stage Manager by Arysbells Figueredo
Video editing and social media by Yana Biryukova
Cotume design by Cybele