InWorlds MFA VR Installation Debut by Chris Baum

InWorlds is a cutting-edge mixed reality performance that invites a volunteer into virtual reality to become a character in a live theater show.  They enter a mysterious world to help a brave and curious creature make sense of a tragedy.  With its unique “mixed reality” presentation, Inworlds lets the audience peer directly into a VR world by covering the entire stage with projected visuals.

During the performance, the audience (and volunteer) goes on a journey through fantastical worlds in a first-of-its-kind interaction between a live actor and virtual reality participant.  Avital Manor-Peleg brings her brilliant masked performance to the stage alongside the volunteer, exploring new forms of social interaction by combining improvisational theater and VR through a story of loss, miracles, friendships and discovery.

Chris Baum, Sound Design
Jon Carter, Design
Jeff Hesser, Art / Design
Dare Matheson, Art / Design
Mike Mandel, Creative Lead / Code
Avital Manor Peleg, Performer / Design
Guy Mendilow, Sound Design
Dawn Rivers, Art
Sam Okerstrom-Lang, Projection Mapping
Ethan Vogt, Creative Consultant
Jonathan Becker, Mask Design

Created by Secret Portal in association with Dudley Square Studios

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Bent Knee LP4 Production Begins by Chris Baum

Bent Knee is back in the studio, fine-tuning new material for our fourth full-length recording, coming 2017. We spent an epic summer writing and performing this music in six different countries, and we're all excited about how our collective compositional voice has grown and evolved since the release of Say So. More soon, but for now, it's back to the workshop.

Oh, and did I mention that we've just signed with the international booking agency APA? Expect to see a lot more of the band in the coming year.


Live at The Space - Concert Film Release by Chris Baum

Bent Knee's new full-length concert film Live at The Space is now streaming in its entirety at Enjoy, and a huge thanks to everyone who came to see the band perform over the summer. 

A high-quality download of the film (alongside 24-Bit WAV files of the audio recordings) is available for purchase at Additionally, the band's 2015 concert film Live at Davis Square Theatre is now available as a downloadable film/album bundle as well:

Leak Water - EP Release by Chris Baum

To celebrate Bent Knee's Fall North American tour with The Dillinger Escape Plan, we've just released a "name your price" EP — a token of appreciation for the fans that have propelled us this far on our journey. The release includes three studio recordings from our past two albums in addition to their live counterparts.

Hurry up and download the thing! This is a limited run and will disappear at the end of the month.

Track Listing
01 Leak Water
02 Being Human
03 Way Too Long
04 Leak Water (Live)
05 Being Human (Live)
06 Way Too Long (Live)

10/12 Baltimore, MD | Baltimore Soundstage
10/13 Providence, RI | Fete Music Hall
10/14 Poughkeepsie, NY | The Chance Theatre
10/15 New York, NY | Webster Hall
10/17 Pontiac, MI | The Crofoot
10/18 Cleveland, OH | House of Blues
10/19 Indianapolis, IN | The Vogue Theatre
10/20 St Louis, MO | Pop's
10/21 Lawrence, KS | The Granada Theater
10/22 Denver, CO | Marquis Theatre
10/23 Salt Lake City, UT | Urban Lounge

Fall North American Tour Dates by Chris Baum

I'll be spending the next few months on the road with Bent Knee (8/24-9/23; 10/13-10/23) and Guy Mendilow Ensemble (9/27-10/12). Dates and details below:

8/24 Brooklyn, NY @ C'mon Everybody^
8/25 Providence, RI @ AS220^
8/26 Boston, MA @ Great Scott^
8/27 Philadelphia, PA @ The El Bar^
8/28 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery^
8/29 Washington, DC @ Black Cat^
8/30 Kennett Square, PA @ Kennett Flash^
9/2 Dayton, OH @ Ladyfest^
9/4 Chapel Hill, NC @ ProgDay^
9/8 Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard^
9/9 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall^
9/10 Madison, WI @ Mickey's Tavern^
9/11 Chicago, IL @ Emporium^
9/13 Toronto, ON @ Monarch Tavern^
9/15 Schenectady, NY @ Union College*
9/17 Dayton, OH @ Dayton Music, Art and Film Festival^
9/18 Worcester, MA @ StART on the Street^
9/22 Somerville, MA @ Davis Square Theatre^
9/23 Cambridge, MA @ MIT^

9/27 Orlando, FL @ Performing Arts Exchange*
9/30 Colorado Springs, CO @ Kathryn Mohrman Theatre*
10/1 Denver, CO @ Mizel Arts & Culture Center*
10/3 Thompson Falls, MT @ Rex Theatre*
10/5 Ronan, MT @ Ronan Performing Arts Center*
10/7 Eureka, MT @ LCHS Auditorium*
10/9 Eugene, OR @ Jaqua Concert Hall*
10/10 Eugene, OR @ University of Oregon*
10/12 Bremerton, WA @ Admiral Theatre*

10/13 Providence, RI @ Fête Music Hall^†
10/14 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theatre^†
10/15 Burlington, VT @ University of Vermont*
10/17 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot^†
10/18 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues^†
10/19 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue^†
10/20 St Louis, MO @ Pop's^†
10/21 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater^†
10/22 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater^†
10/23 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge^†

^with Bent Knee
*with Guy Mendilow Band
†supporting The Dillinger Escape Plan