‘Oyster’ by Joe Diebes

Date(s) - Saturday 04/21/2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Sanctuary for Independent Media


Oyster is a modern multimedia opera about iconic folklorist Alan Lomax and his Cantometrics system of categorizing world music, set in the lull between the McCarthy era and the advancing information technology age.

Trailer for OYSTER – a new opera by Joe Diebes from Joe Diebes on Vimeo.

Joe Diebes combines sound, visual media, and the human voice in multifarious ways. Recent performance projects include his broken-word opera BOTCH (HERE Arts Center 2013) and WOW (with Christian Hawkey and David Levine, BRIC Arts | Media 2014). With Phil Soltanoff he created the sound-theatre work I/O (2008), commissioned by Fusebox Festival and Theatre Garonne (Toulouse).

Joe Diebes – Music, Libretto, and Video
Phil Soltanoff – Stage Direction
Performed by:
John Rose
Christina Campanella
Michael Chinworth
Saori Tsukada
Piano: Melinda Faylor
Co-sponsored by iEAR Presents!, School of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences at RPI
New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cumomo and the New York State Legislature
Developed as a sponsored project with Harvestworks
Oyster was developed through Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center and made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. 



The cost of this event is $20.