Phonobellow
A new music theatre work for violin, bassoon, saxophone, piano, percussion, electronics, and performative installation

by David Adamcyk and Zosha Di Castri (2015)
Commissioned by ICE ensemble

with Rebekah Heller (bassoon), Ryan Muncy (sax), Joshua Modney (violin), Cory Smythe (piano), and Nathan Davis (percussion)

Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Fonds de recherche Québécois société culture (FRQSC)

Performance History

• US Premiere: Abrons Center, March 1st, 2015, New York
• Canadian Premiere: MNM Festival, March 5th, 2015, Montreal
• Woman, Music, Power Conference, December 12, 2015, New York
Program Note

Phonobellow, a huge bellows, spreads across the stage like an accordion or an old-fashioned camera. Through images, electronics, sculpture, lighting, and live music performed by ICE, Phonobellow captures how deeply two very different technologies--the high-speed camera and the phonograph--resonated with people in 1877, and and how they continue to reverberate to this day.

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