A Tin Men and the Telephone (TM&T) performance incorporates sounds found in everyday life into a show that combines theatrical and visual aspects with music. Tony Roe is the band leader, Pat Cleaver plays the bass and Bobby Petrov drums. They seize on things that normally go unnoticed or appear to just be a nuisance: queues at a service line, directions from car navigation devices, ring-tones, screaming football supporters, the abrasive sound of traffic noise, but also animal sounds – all prove useful to TM&T. Through the subtle and unobtrusive use of new techniques, music and ambient sound are interwoven so closely that dialogues appear and novel experiences emerge. For those who want to hear and see something new!
Three enthusiastic musicians, who grew up with modern classical music, contemporary jazz, hip-hop and Balkan rhythms, present jazz in a new guise. Seductive, funny, challenging, wicked, but always with great musical depth and strong rhythms. TM&T is a musical multimedia performance about the role modern communication tools play and how people lose themselves in them. TM&T has performed at major festivals and venues in the Netherlands and abroad. In 2013 they released the album ‘Appjenou?! through an interactive app.
Tin Men & the Telephone gave a performance for Performance Technologies: masterclass by Chagall, Tin Men & the Telephone, Peter Bergen & Johan van der Kreij.