activity

2017

Phantom Fingerings
Dec: UnCaged Toy Piano Festival – NYC (location TBD)

2016

Curios
Dec 8: The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland

Curios
Sep 28: OzAsia Festival – Adelaide, Australia

Möbius
Mar 11: The Stone, NYC

2015

Phantom Fingerings, Curios
Dec 4: Museum of the Moving Image
UnCaged Toy Piano Festival

Möbius
Oct 27: Parker Theatre – SUNY-New Paltz, NY

The Memoirist, Carousels
Oct 18: Bard Graduate Center – NYC
Concert: Childish Games and Toys

Curios
Commissioned by Singapore International Festival of Arts
Aug 27-29: Singapore International Festival of Arts – School of the Arts Studio Theater, Singapore
Sep 9: Brisbane Festival – Queensland Performing Arts Centre
performed by Margaret Leng Tan, composed by Phyllis Chen, video design by Rob Dietz, instrument design by Ranjit Bhavnagar, masks by Stanley Allen


2014

Lighting The Dark
Dec 8: Baryshnikov Arts Center – NYC
composed and performed by Phyllis Chen. live video by Rob Dietz. puppets by Jordan Morley.
NYTimes review

NYCsubMix video installation
May 16-18: The Secret Theater – Long Island City
Queens New Music Festival

SynEntia – Astor
May 16: HarvestWorks – NYC
VoxNovus 60×60 Surround Sound Works
5.1 surround sound audio composition

LifeCycles
Apr 26–27: BRIC House – Brooklyn
Look&Listen Festival
live multi-screen visuals. music by John Glover.


2013

Materials And Their Destiny
Oct 1: Shapeshifter Lab – Brooklyn
live multi-projection video by Rob Dietz. music composed by Curt Sydnor and performed by Cotyledons

Mobius (Twist)
Aug 17: Lincoln Center/Mostly Mozart Festival – NYC
live electronics by Rob Dietz, music boxing by Phyllis Chen. composed by Rob Dietz & Phyllis Chen.

Life Cycles
Aug 11: Cherry Valley ArtWorks – Cherry Valley, NY
live multi-projection video by Rob Dietz. music composed by John Glover. paintings by Mark Mastroianni

Materials And Their Destiny
May 11: NYsoundCircuit – NYC
live multi-projection video by Rob Dietz. music composed by Curt Sydnor and performed by Cotyledons

Glass Clouds We Have Known
Feb 16: Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) – Chicago
live multi-projection video by Rob Dietz. music composed by Phyllis Chen and performed by ICE


2012

The SlumberTheif
Nov 13: Roulette – Brooklyn
live video and analog electronics by Rob Dietz. music and puppetry by Phyllis Chen. conceived by Rob Dietz & Phyllis Chen. consulting and writing by Joe Cermatori, commissioned by OperaCabal

The SlumberTheif
Nov 1-3: Opera Cabal, operaSHOP III – Chicago
live video and analog electronics by Rob Dietz. music and puppetry by Phyllis Chen. conceived by Rob Dietz & Phyllis Chen. consulting and writing by Joe Cermatori, commissioned by OperaCabal

NYC_subMix
Apr 14: NYsoundCircuit – NYC
video/audio installation: 3-channel unsync’d video for 3 screens/3-channel audio for 3 speakers (9 tracks randomly shuffled and looped)


2011

Glass Clouds We Have Known
Nov 4: Baryshnikov Arts Center: ICElab – NYC
live multi-projection video by Rob Dietz. music composed by Phyllis Chen and performed by ICE

10 Stones, a video based on John Cage’s visual art
Sep 15: Roulette – Brooklyn
live video by Rob Dietz. John Cage’s Music For Piano #2 performed by Margaret Leng Tan

Glass Clouds We Have Known
Jul 30: Mount Tremper Arts – Mount Tremper, NY
live video by Rob Dietz

WaveBreakers
Apr 23: NYsoundCircuit – NYC
live multi-screen video and electronics by Rob Dietz

Down The Rabbit Hole
Apr 14-16: CUNY CityTech/Theaterworks – Brooklyn
live video by Rob Dietz. music and acting by Phyllis Chen. composed by Rob Dietz & Phyllis Chen.

Down The Rabbit Hole
Apr 1: Flea Theater/Music with a View – NYC
live video by Rob Dietz. music and acting by Phyllis Chen. composed by Rob Dietz & Phyllis Chen.

improvised electronic music performance
Mar 27: Flea Theater/Music with a View – NYC

Down The Rabbit Hole
Mar 4-7: EMPAC – Troy, NY
live video by Rob Dietz. music and theatrics by Phyllis Chen. composed by Rob Dietz & Phyllis Chen.


2010:

NYC_subMix
Apr 21-Jun 5: Baby Grand – NYC
video/lightbox/print/musicbox installation