Our ninth season of PROTOTYPE was January 8–16, 2021.
MODULATION and Times3 have been extended and are streaming through June 30.
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Over the course of nine festivals, PROTO has transitioned from potential to essential. In January of 2013, PROTOTYPE soared onto the scene with five genre-defying pieces and has since produced and presented 63 innovative works and welcomed 2,034 artists through our proverbial doors. As our 10th anniversary approaches, we’re eager to celebrate all that PROTOTYPE has contributed to the field. Join us as we look back at art from the Netherlands to New York to South Africa and beyond to reflect on the cutting-edge work PROTOTYPE has championed and where our esteemed artists will lead us in the next ten years.
FREE Digital Streams at prototypefestival.org
As our society continues in a form of suspended animation, we look to art to open new avenues of thought, imagination, wonder, and reckoning. MODULATION is a digital, self-guided exploration of the times created by thirteen of the most provocative and diverse voices in the contemporary music idiom. Traveling through themes of ISOLATION, IDENTITY, and FEAR, with the connection of BREATH, an electrifying auditory and visual journey of new creations awaits.
Extended and streaming through June 30
Tickets to MODULATION are $5-$50.
In order to present MODULATION, PROTOTYPE commissioned 13 composers and nearly one hundred collaborators to create this digitally native, user-led adventure – an enormous digital undertaking by both our team and this cadres of artists! The ticket price allows the Festival to create world premiere projects while employing artists to dream, respond, and inspire.
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Such strange times call for a new time signature. Is there still time to sit in the center of a city and hear the tide of traffic? To listen for a heartbeat? Composer Pamela Z and theatre artist Geoff Sobelle collaborate on a site-specific sonic journey through Times Square – past, present and imagined… In this work of sound and space, the listener is brought into a realm where the city and score come together and fall apart and come together again.
Extended through February 1, 2022, available for download | Access from home or Times Square
Tickets to Times3 (Times x Times x Times) are free.
Experience the new PROTOTYPE like never before!
PROTOTYPE’s work “goes from strength to strength, a combination of artistic savvy, raw passion, and a feeling for the zeitgeist;” (Musical America) and this season will be no exception. The zeitgeist of the current moment is one of curatorial risk-taking and creative response; and we want you to be on the front lines of this once in a lifetime PROTOTYPE!
PROTOTYPE’s 2021 Membership Program is the ultimate way to make the most out of your PROTOTYPE experience. By donating $100 or more, you can become a PROTOTYPE Member and have unprecedented insider access to the making of this unique festival.
Accessibility & Safety
English subtitles will be made available. MODULATION is available until 11:59pm on April 30.
TIMES3(Times x Times x Times)
Experience the work at your leisure, either while in Times Square or from the comfort of your couch anywhere in the world! TIMES3 (Times x Times x Times) available until 11:59pm on April 30.
Tickets are now available!
There will be no in person sales for PROTOTYPE this year. Although most of our programming this year is free, you will be required to register in advance. To secure a ticket, you can either register by clicking on the calendar events above or contact us below:
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