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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:
Stuck at Home Typing Alone
The Boston Typewriter Orchestra has been having as much difficulty making music as anyone else in this divided time. However when Great Big Story called and asked us to record a song for the quarantine, we jumped at the chance.
Of course our first pitch to try and do a cover of Asia’s “Heat of the Moment” was vetoed since they couldn’t get clearance, so we opted to crank out a version of “Unprisoning Your Think R.H.I.N.O.” from our forthcoming album Workstation to Workstation.
This live version was recorded to a track so follows closely with the studio version. The album is in the process of being completed and is set to be pressed on vinyl and hopefully ready for your turntables by the end of the summer.