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Joe Diebes & BOTCH

BOTCH is a performance system for bodies and voices. Relying on flowcharts and protocols from call centers, corporate boardroom meetings, interrogation cells and newscasts, Joe Diebes and the members of the BOTCH ensemble explore the way information technology and aleatory composition play with the more accidental and idiosyncratic tendencies that make humans human.

Sending, receiving, cutting, scrambling, and looping in a system of repetition and extremes this performance explores how human and machine meld into one. Recorded at Experimental Intermedia Foundationon Centre Street in lower Manhattan in March 2015.

Click here for morea six-minute video of a BOTCH performance at HERE Arts Center in New York in January 2012.


Experimental Intermedia Concerts


A radio series of programs recorded at Experimental Intermedia Foundation (EI), the legendary, influential downtown New York loft venue, incubator, showcase, and community center for composers and experimenters in the arts, known for being first and best at presenting (and recording!) new music and new media since the 70s. The concert series is programmed and produced by composer Phill Niblock who has been directing presentations at Experimental Intermedia since 1973 (well over 1,000 performances) and he is the curator of EI's XI Records label. In 1993, he opened a satellite space with window gallery in Ghent, Belgium. For more on the concert series, recordings, archives, and other intermedia adventures of Phill Niblock around the globe visit the Experimental Intermedia Foundation site. This radio project is a partnership between Experimental Intermedia Foundation and The Clocktower Gallery and its radio station at The series is produced and managed with the generous efforts of Byron Westbrook.