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Timur and the Dime Museum

Thursday, June 10, 2010
Episode Summary
Operatic Vaudeville with a Bohemian Attitude

Blending a tenor's haunting vocals with cabaret-inspired reinventions of songs both old and new. Featuring selections by Russian Gypsy songwriter Vadim Kozin from the 1930s to songs by Radiohead and David Bowie, this eclectic performance will provide the eyes and ears with beautiful and slightly dark entertainment.

Participant(s) Bio
A native of Kazakhstan, Timur Bekbosunov is an emerging interpreter of contemporary music in America. He has made solo appearances with Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Israeli Opera/YAP, American Repertory Theater, Walt Disney Concert Hall, DeVotchKa band, Rosanna Gamson Dance Company, among others. Timur has worked and collaborated with many renowned composers, including Thomas Ades (Powder Her Face), Evan Ziporyn (A House in Bali, Oedipus), Anne LeBaron (Crescent City, Silent Steppe Cantata), Silvano Bussotti (Silvano Sylvano), Anthony Davis (Revolution of Forms), Gian-Carlo Menotti (Five Songs), Meyer Kupferman (In a Garden), Gil Shohat (Songs of Darkness) and Geoffrey Pope (The Stone House). He is currently recording his debut album, The Collection, and collaborating on a Total Eclipse (Kristian Hoffman) project with filmmaker Sandra Powers.