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Timur Bekbosunov


Website: http://www.theoperaoftimur.com

Phone: 661.253.7816

Room: B322

Timur, “the extravagantly transgressive tenor...dangerously seductive” (LA Times), has made solo appearances with LA Philharmonic, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Sarasota Opera, Opera Boston, Spoleto Festival, Utah Opera, Santa Cecilia Academy, National Palace of the Arts in Budapest, Long Beach Opera and band DeVotchKa, among many others. TIMUR has collaborated with many composers, including Thomas Adès, Evan Ziporyn, Silvano Bussotti, David T. Little, Mohammed Fairouz, Anne LeBaron, Matt Marks, the late Gian-Carlo Menotti, Peter Eötvös, Charles Bernstein and Tobias Picker. His band, Timur and the Dime Museum, described by NPR’s Here & Now as “post-punk screaming opera”, has appeared on America’s Got Talent, opened for Tiger Lilies, Mucca Pazza, The Red Painting, and closely collaborated with the Klaus Nomi songwriter, Kristian Hoffman. The band debuted in NYC as part of PROTOTYPE 2013, and in 2014, premiered a new multimedia work COLLAPSE by Daniel Corral at Redcat Theater, Miami Light Project and Operadagen Rotterdam, produced by Beth Morrison Projects. Timur co-produced “Silent Steppe Cantata” by Anne LeBaron, a large-scale composition about Kazakhstan. His voice is featured on the soundtrack of “Ruby Sparks”, and on variety of recordings, released by Naxos USA, Milan Records, Deutsche Grammophon and ANTI-. He is a faculty member of CalArts and Hawaii Performing Arts Festival. More info: theoperaoftimur.com and timurandthedimemuseum.com

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