Varispeed first formed in 2011 to perform an off-the-cuff, site-specific rendition of Robert Ashley’s Perfect Lives. They have subsequently performed the piece with increasingly complex arrangements.
In late 2011, Varispeed made a series of recordings, each around a minute in length, that dealt operatically with the lives of friends, relatives, supporters of our early ventures.
In 2012, Varispeed performed the rarely seen John Cage mediation on speech Empty Words, initially as a 12-hour overnight moving performance and subsequently in excerpt at The Stone in September.
Other Varispeed projects have included Art Jarvinen's Adult Party Games and Robert Ashley's last opera, Crash.