Phantom Fingerings

IMG_3615bBuilt around a player toy piano, Phantom Fingerings includes a video projection of tiny ghost fingers playing along to a paper player piano roll which triggers the hammers of the toy piano.


P1040074cropaquatint intaglio print on paper


curios_kassinoclowns01_160x90Curios draws the audience into a musical and theatrical Cabinet of Curiosities, revolving around the bizarre and bewitching world of the carnival.

8 Circles

P1040076cropacrylic paint print on paper. laser cut wooden stamps.

SynEntia – Astor

5.1 Surround Sound Audio Vox Novus and Harvestworks invited composers and sound artists to submit recorded works as 5.1 audio 60 seconds or less in length to be included in a special 60×60 project collaboration in New York City. There were over 160 submissions. The 60 finalists were included in a listening event at Harvestworks’ […]


4524242595_f5b644932f_ovideo installation that focuses on busking musicians in the NYC subway tunnels

long-running slow-motion video installation with or without audio

The SlumberThief

IMG_2049live 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.

Möbius (Twist)

Twist-MostlyMozart2013-01croplive performance piece for 2 hand-cranked music boxes, miniature paper “piano roll”, hole puncher, and 2-channel electronic audio processing.

hole punching by Phyllis Chen, live electronics by Rob Dietz. conceived by Rob Dietz & Phyllis Chen.

Down The Rabbit Hole

LookingGlassRewondered-3528crop3x4a multimedia work for toy pianos, music boxes, live-electronics, live and edited video, and amplified objects.

live video by Rob Dietz. music and puppetry by Phyllis Chen. co-created by Rob Dietz & Phyllis Chen.