Joe Diebes creates work that converges around the categories of performance, contemporary music, and visual art. From 1996-2003, as a core member of GAle GAtes et al., he created the sonic element for many large-scale collaborative performance projects. Since then, he has made a range of works including operas, unclassifiable hybrid pieces, and art installations for venues in the U.S., Europe and Asia. He has been awarded residencies at Djerassi, Yaddo, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Engine 27, Jack Straw New Media Gallery, and The Experimental Television Center and has received support from LMCC, Rockefeller MAP Fund and the NYSCA Composer Commissioning Program.
Some venues that have recently presented his work include: Music At The Anthology (NYC), The Noguchi Museum (NYC), Fusebox Festival (Austin), Tramway (Glasgow, UK), Singapore Arts Festival, California State University, David Winton Bell Gallery (Brown University), the 2006 Winter Olympics (Torino), and Yuanfen New Media Gallery (Beijing). His recent collaboration with Phil Soltanoff, i/o, premiered this past fall at Theatre Garonne in Toulouse, France.
At 14 Wall, Joe will work with vocalists to workshop a score for Hypatia, an opera based on a libretto by Mac Wellman that centers on the life and violent death of the 5th century woman mathematician and pagan philosopher.