"Glam Rock Environmentalism" Artinfo Magazine

“COLLAPSE,” described in turn as a “glam-rock requiem for the natural world” and a “perverse postmodern mass for a planet in crisis,” is nothing if not intriguing. First conceived for Los Angeles’s REDCAT Theater as the brainchild of local band Timur and the Dime Museum, fronted by eponymous Kazakhstan-born opera singer Timur Bekbosunov, the show combines an environmentally conscious message with the format of a Catholic funeral mass and the performance style of a glam rock concert — plus, video projections by Jesse Gilbert, which incorporate live footage, culled clips, and manipulable interactive components. At first, the project sounds a little ridiculous: “Goddamn the Atlantic Salmon!” Be

"Unorthodox musical sounds" Vanity Fair

Can the Mississippi River dead zone ever be alluring? Experimental production COLLAPSE is certainly doing their best to try. By LA band Timur and the Dime Museum, the "multimedia glam-rock meets classical baroque concert" seeks to start a bold conversation about our effect on the environment, all with the help of avant garde costumes and unorthodox musical sounds by Kazakh-American opera singer Timur Bekbosunov. Bring your vegan friends.

"Genre-defying" Exeunt Magazine

When writing about the genre-defying sound of LA band Timur and the Dime Museum, you might run out of hyphens—their charming glam-rock-cabaret-punk-opera-mischievous magpie-style requires experiencing first-hand to fully appreciate the influences embedded in their eclectic approach to music. New York audiences will have a chance to see this first hand when the band comes to town this week with one of their most ambitious projects to date. They will be presenting a piece called Collapse as part of BAM’s Next Wave Festival. Collapse is described as a glam rock requiem for the natural world with music and lyrics by Daniel Corral, video design by artist Jesse Gilbert and one-of-a-kind costumes

"On the vanguard of both drama and rock music" Neat Beet interview

On the vanguard of both drama and rock music is Timur and the Dime Museum, an experimental rock band out of LA that aims to fuse the two together into an explosive combination. The band, independent, has created a new live performance called COLLAPSE, which is an audio-visual requiem for the Earth’s plight. The band’s been slotted to play BAM next week on the 17th to 19th; the band’s message with this new album/live show is one worth hearing and promised to be a spectacle worthy of your eyes and ears. Check out my conversation with Daniel Corral, the band’s primary creative force, and Timur Bekbosunov, its charismatic, operatic frontman and dial in for a music video of “Heat, Beat and Treat;

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