A collective endeavor which engages in rhythmic typewriter manipulation combined with elements of performance, comedy and satire. BTO aims to entertain the masses while providing an outlet for the creative urges of its members. *BTO promises to protect customer confidentiality with the utmost vigilance while remaining irreverent at all times.
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:
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Boston Typewriter Orchestra will be performing on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts from 11:00 AM -12:00 noon in the first floor Galleria in the new Linde Family Wing. We’ll be debuting some new material at this fantastic event, not to be missed. Admission is free.
Bread and Puppet Theater Artistic Director Peter Schumann’s most recent visual art exploration, ranging from very large paintings to very small string booklets, which depict matters that concern us all.
Monday, Jan 24 | 6 – 9pm: opening reception, with refreshments, an art talk given by Schumann, short skits performed by the touring company, and live music performed by the Boston Typewriter Orchestra and the Dirty Water Brass Band
Tuesday, Jan 25 through Friday, Jan 28 | 9am to 5pm
Thursday and Friday hours extended up to and after the evening performance and Saturday and Sunday the exhibit will be open one hour before and after each matinee and evening performance.