SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2022 AT 2 PM – 4 PM
The Boston Typewriter Orchestra at TurnPark
Tickets: The Boston Typewriter Orchestra
TurnPark Art Space invites you to experience The Boston Typewriter Orchestra on Saturday, October 1st from 2-4PM!
The Boston Typewriter Orchestra is a collective percussive ensemble for typewriter and voice based in the Boston area. Creative. Eclectic. Nostalgic. The BTO entertains with collaborative rhythmic, comedic, and satiric performances. Beyond the show itself, the BTO seeks to educate and evangelize the archaic machines they use, allowing folks an opportunity to connect with history and industrial technology.
What is an instrument? Can music be performed on objects of the business world? What is the intersection of industry and art? Where can we find beauty and purpose in the world’s relentless grind and repetition? For 15 years The Boston Typewriter Orchestra have posed these questions, challenging the very notion of music itself. Liberated from the rules of traditional music, the BTO continues to reinvent itself with every song. Yet through the din, listeners can hear elements of dub, metal, musique concrète, kraut, French house, and garage to name but a few genres they routinely explore.
Founded in 2004, The Orchestra got its start appearing at house parties, art galleries, and street festivals. The group has since performed on local, national, and international radio and television and appeared in the documentary California Typewriter.
BTO is: Derrik Alberelli, James Brockman, Alex Holman, Chris Keene, Steve Mazzulli, Jay O’Grady, Brendan Quigley, and Giordana Mecagni.