The SlumberThief

live video and live analog electronics soundtrack by Rob Dietz. music and puppetry by Phyllis Chen. conceived by Rob Dietz & Phyllis Chen. consulting and writing by Joe Cermatori. commissioned by OperaCabal.

video teaser/interview

The SlumberThief conjures a minutely expressive dreamscape using toy pianos, music boxes, and an array of sonic and visual oddities. Rob Dietz & Phyllis Chen’s collaboration evokes the minutely expressive fabric of a child’s unconscious, both fantastic and slightly terrifying.

Nov 1, 2012 @ High Concept Laboratories, Chicago
Nov 2, 2012 @ Logan Center Performance Penthouse, Chicago
Nov 3 @ Fulton Hall, University of Chicago Dept. of Music
Nov 13 @ Roulette, Brooklyn

View the full video at Vimeo/Opera Cabal (35 min)

behind-the-scenes pics