Timur and the Dime Museum

Timur and the Dime Museum: Collapse

“A punk-operatic spectacle.” —Los Angeles Times

World Premiere

The vocal stylings of mesmeric frontman Timur Bekbosunov join with haunting experimental chamber music and the stagecraft of post-punk cabaret in the world premiere of Collapse, an operatic song cycle composed as a requiem mass by Daniel Corral, who is also the ensemble’s music director. Backed by a five-piece band (accordion/keys, guitar, bass and drums), classically trained Kazakh-born tenor Bekbosunov brings urgent dramatic figuration to Corral’s laments of environmental degradation past, present and impending. Timur and the Dime Museum are accompanied by video projections created and live-mixed by artist Jesse Gilbert, with costumes designed by Victor Wilde of the Bohemian Society.

Timur and the Dime Museum:
Accordion, keys, samples - Daniel Corral
Lead vocals - TIMUR
Electric guitar - Matthew Setzer
Electric bass - David Tranchina
Drums - Andrew Lessman

Music performances at 8PM in the REDCAT Lounge precede every show of COLLAPSE:
March 27 - The Goodnight Ladies
March 28 - Ketchup Soup
March 29 - Jocelyn Raulston and Steven Van Betten

Part of the Radar L.A. Artist in Action program, with generous support from ArtPlace America.

Associated Images: 

Date/Time G M/ST CA
THU 3/27
8:30 pm
$20 $16 $10
FRI 3/28
8:30 pm
$20 $16 $10
SAT 3/29
8:30 pm
$25 $20 $12

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff