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Phillip Stearns & MSHR

Date: June 19, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: The Red Door, 140 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011

An excerpt of the performance "Apeiron | Peras" by Phillip Stearns

In this Hyphen Hub Salon, we explored the frontiers of experimental sound performance with artists who create unusual electronic instruments.


Phillip Stearns is a Brooklyn-based artist working with electronic media and data security. He employs processes of deconstruction, reconfiguration, and creative misuse to produce works that span a wide range of disciplines from sound art, music composition, and audiovisual performance to digital textiles, interactive electronic installations, and experimental photography.


For the Hyphen Hub salon, Stearns performed and talked to the audience about "Apeiron | Peras", his new audio-visual work performed on custom hardware designed to directly audify and visualize raw electronic signals created using feedback.


MSHR is a collaborative project by Birch Cooper and Brenna Murphy. The Portland duo, who were then residents at Eyebeam, produced unusual installations, sculptures and ritualistic performances that place the human body into a dynamic relationship with sound and light, generating expanded sensory experiences. MSHR's live performances revolve around a unique system of light-audio feedback that employs hand made synthesizers and sculptural interfaces. They performed and talk about their mysterious work "Liquid Hand ~ Time Blade". MSHR returned to Hyphen Hub couple years later to create a larger experience as part of Hyphen Hub’s Visions of the Future. They also were featured around the same time at MOMA PS1 and the New York Museum of Art and Design.


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