title: Viola Joke
instrumentation: two vaudevillian violists + electronic studio audience
duration: 9 minutes
written in: 2013–14
text: Alex Temple

Viola Joke is a comedy routine that takes place in an apocalyptic nightmare world. And yes, there is a laugh track.


Doyle Armbrust & Chris Fisher-Lochhead, voices and violists
Live at Galvin Hall, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 5.27.16
Video recorded by Dan Nichols and edited by Kristine Mutchler.

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