COLLAPSE: A POST-ECOLOGICAL REQUIEM
MUSIC AND TEXT Daniel Corral
VIDEO DESIGN & ENGINEERING Jesse Gilbert
COSTUME DESIGN Victor Wilde and Bohemian Society
LIGHTING DESIGN Tony Shayne
AUDIO DESIGN & ENGINEERING Jay Eigenmann
LIVE FILM CREATION Sandra Powers
BAM Next Wave Festival 2015 (NY Premiere)
SEPTEMBER 17-19, 2015
Los Angeles-based band Timur and the Dime Museum performs a glam-rock requiem for the natural world. Mixing trenchant commentary with arch theatrical flair, COLLAPSE features music by Dime Museum member and composer Daniel Corral—by turns grungy, poppy, and apocalyptic—alongside interactive projections from video artist Jesse Gilbert to consider the fate of a world shuttling from one man-made ecological disaster to the next. Kazakh-American tenor and protean frontman Timur Bekbosunov—whose shape-shifting personalities are lavishly costumed by fashion designer Victor Wilde—is the magnetically transgressive officiant of this perverse postmodern mass for a planet in crisis.
-The Los Angeles Times
“POST-KITSCH UNDERWORLD GLAMOUR”
“A BRILLIANT ARCHITECT OF TENSION”
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Photos by Kellie Smith