Monkey Lab is the first piece that Rob Voisey and I created under the moniker Elevator Machine Room. It is a ‘spoken-word opera’ in the storytelling traditions of Robert Ashley’s operas, Laurie Anderson’s performance art, and Ira Glass’s This American Life. Its artistry relies not only on the content of the story but also on the telling. Many of the methods and structure parallel musical composition. Plot, pacing, and inflection relate directly to form, tempo, and timbre respectively.
Extreme Monkey Reconnaissance (Monkey Lab)
2014 Electroacoustic Barn Dance || 2014.11.14, 2:00 pm
Circuit Bridges: The Brooklyn Bridge || 2014.10.23, 7:30 pm
MC Mill Presents Elevator Machine Room || 2012.08.31, 8:00 am
Alphabet Soup Productions presents "No Pianos Allowed" || 2010.12.08, 9:30 pm
21st Biannual International Electroacoustic Music Festival: American Composers || 2010.10.27, 7:00 pm
Electronic Music Midwest 2009 || 2009.11.09, 7:30 pm