By John Glover
Created by Phyllis Chen and Robert Dietz, Slumber Thief is an interdisciplinary work for toy pianist, instruments/objects, live electronics and projection. ‘Slumber Thief ‘was commissioned by Opera Cabal. Video is taken from the premiere at Opera Cabal’s third operaSHOP – presented at High Concept Laboratories and the University of Chicago Logan Center for the Arts. This work sample shows the range and imagination of Phyllis Chen, the performer that ‘Snow’ is being created with and for.