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You’re f#$%^&’ pretty loud, New Jersey!

In conjunction with our Elevator Music 8 exhibition, Gallery Aferro has invited us to perform on March 5th at 6:00pm! If you happen to be in the Newark area, definitely stop in and check us out!

Saturday, March 5th, 6 – 7:30pm
Main Gallery @ Gallery Aferro
73 Market Street, Newark, NJ

Free and open to everyone!
* Masks are required. Please register for timed admission here.

More information is available on the Gallery Aferro Events page here.

Elevator Music 8

We’re excited to announce that Gallery Aferro has included us in the 8th edition of their rotating Elevator Music exhibition! We composed incidental audio and edited tracks from our last two albums specifically for this project.

Gallery Aferro beckons visitors to walk inside a refurbished, early-1900s Otis Elevator and embrace the creative rhythms and playful whimsy of one of America’s most eclectic musical troupes.

In Elevator Music 8, BTO has taken their upcycled, recontextualized music, and returned to the office, this time in the warm, seemingly stale confines of an Otis elevator car. This original piece produced for Gallery Aferro’s unique installation harmonizes existing compositions with new evocative sounds, callouts, and textures, and explores the intimacy and anxiety we all feel when fleetingly sharing 150 cubic feet with a group of strangers.

In addition to their original works, BTO is pleased to include collaborations here from other sonic visionaries: interdisciplinary artist Brian Dewan of Catskill, New York, and grindcore legends Full of Hell of Ocean City, Maryland. Elizabeth Donovan of Brookline, Massachusetts, delivers the “next stop” announcements, a calming beacon amidst the irascible machines.

This exhibition is running from January 29th to April 1st with a reception on February 5th. Gallery Aferro is located in Newark, New Jersey and details can be found here:

Upcoming

Delegation: The Remixes

New Music Announcement!

Starting Tuesday September 14th and concluding on November 30th, we released a song a week from our new album “Delegation,” a collection of remixes of your favorite all-typewriter band from your favorite non-all-typewriter musicians. Guests include: Blood Wine or Honey, Sexparty, U People, Bob Nastanovich from Pavement, Brian Dewan, ZIZZA, Full of Hell, Jake Zavracky, among others.

Check us out on Bandcamp!

We are delighted to collaborate with these talented and diverse artists. The opportunity to recontextualize our music has not only deepened our love of these tracks, but expanded our own vision for future music. We are honored to share these tracks with you, and look forward to your support this fiscal quarter and beyond.

From the boardroom to the mailroom,
-BTO

Welcome, please excuse our dust

Welcome from the Boston Typewriter Orchestra.  A couple of weeks ago our main site was hacked, requiring us to restore from an archived copy. As we’re just a bunch of guys on manual typewriters, this has taken a bit more time than we’ve liked.  Please be assured, we’re still around and playing, and we’ll have our web presence up and going just as soon as we figure out how to load the archive disk into our newest Smith Corona.  Until then, if you need to contact us, please email: bto@bostontypewriterorchestra.com

Thank you,

Alex for the Boston Typewriter Orchestra

BTO plays IDEAS festival

 width= The Boston Typewriter Orchestra plays the IDEAS Boston conference October 20, 2011.

IDEAS Boston’s mission is to promote innovation and contribute to the economic vitality and competitiveness of the region. Through a unique conference, dissemination of new ideas after the event, and connecting cutting-edge thinkers across sectors, IDEAS Boston serves as an important resource to individual innovators throughout the community, and from a civic perspective helps to build the region’s brand as a hub of innovation attractive to businesses, college students, and workers.

For more information, go to http://www.umb.edu/ideasboston/entry/about

RRKennison video

Thank you to RRKennison (do we know you?), who created this really awesome typewriter porn montage using our latest single “Entropy Begins in the Office”

Entropy Begins at the Office single

Enjoy our latest single, “Entropy Begins at the Office.” Rumors that the song lines up with the 1988 romcom classic “Working Girl” are completely unfounded.

Credits:
Chris Keene, recording @ Zumix, East Boston. Mixed at The Home Office.
Rob Gonnella & Nick Zampiello, mastering @ New Alliance East.
Jonathan Haeber, cover art.

DownloadEntropy Begins At The Office