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
Lighting design by Steve Brady
Production Stage Management by
Assistant Stage Manager by Arysbells Figueredo
Video editing and social media by Yana Biryukova
Cotume design by Cybele