TIMUR

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GUEST ARTIST 2018

TIMUR, “the extravagantly transgressive tenor, dangerously seductive” (LA Times), has made solo appearances with LA Philharmonic, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Sarasota Opera, PROTOTYPE Festival, Utah Opera, Santa Cecilia Academy, Budapest Palace of the Arts, Hawaii Opera Theater and the Industry LA, among others. He has collaborated with many composers, including Thomas Adès, Evan Ziporyn, David Lang, Silvano Bussotti, David T. Little, Mohammed Fairouz, Louis Andriessen, Anne LeBaron, the late Gian-Carlo Menotti, Peter Eötvös, Veronika Krausas, Michael Gordon, Erling Wold, Tobias Picker and Nick Urata. His band Timur and the Dime Museum, described by NPR’s Here & Now as “post-punk screaming opera”, has appeared on America’s Got Talent, opened for Tiger Lilies, DeVotchKa, and collaborated with the Klaus Nomi songwriter, Kristian Hoffman. In 2014, the band premiered and toured an environmental rock-opera COLLAPSE, produced by its long-time collaborator Beth Morrison Projects, at Redcat Theater, Miami Light Project, Operadagen Rotterdam and BAM 2015 Next Wave Festival. TIMUR is a co-creator of “Silent Steppe Cantata” by Anne LeBaron, a large-scale composition about Kazakhstan. His voice is featured on the Hollywood soundtrack of “Ruby Sparks” and on recordings by Naxos USA, Milan Records, Nonesuch, Deutsche Grammophon and ANTI-. He is currently developing “Love, Honor, Obey,’’ with text by comedian Margaret Cho; “One Body” by John Kennedy; “Permanent Revolution of Frida & Trotsky” by Ori Barel; and two projects with BMP – “Nueva Cancion: Songs of Protest and Resistance” and “Artaud in the Black Lodge” by David T. Little. In 2017, he became a creative director of ACE Pictures Entertainment, a Malaysian film investment company, where he is executive producing a slate of over ten films. More info: theoperaoftimur.com and timurandthedimemuseum.com

 

 

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