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Bobby Previte

Diorama is an ongoing performance work in the form of a series of solo drum concerts for one listener at a time in rotating spaces.
The series began in March 2010 at LMCC Swing Space, 14 Wall Street, Manhattan.

In Diorama, the single audience member enters a small room and sits directly behind a drum set. Unaware of their identity, the drummer (in this case Bobby Previte) then plays an improvised piece for them.

At the end there are no words, reactions, or other exchanges of any kind. Diorama seeks to create an intimacy without interaction instead of the more comfortable interaction without intimacy. As one person put it, "It was great to just sit there and receive this intense communication from him and to not be watched or conscious of my own reaction.