For this salon, Hyphen Hub presented two incredible sound artists who hacked in and explored the history of Hyphen Hub’ home, the now lost legendary music venue—The Red Door—through site-specific performances.
Juan Cortes, a visiting artist from Colombia, connected sensors to the fuse box of the Red Door and performed “60 Hz”, an audio-visual performance in which he captured and translated the electromagnetic signals of the venue by a specially-designed arduino wearable on his hand.
Daniel Neumann, a German-born, Brooklyn-based sound artist and engineer performed “Red Door Slowly Closing”, using and misusing all the equipment he found at the venue: the sound system, microphones, old amplifiers, mixers, and other accumulated obsolete and ancient gear from the basement, closets, and nooks.
The night was moderated by curator Regine Basha and followed by a meet-and-greet with the artists.
Special thanks also to Raul Gonzalez, manager of The Red Door who spoke about the history of sound at The Red Door and to Daniel Belquer who was the production manager of the night.
Note: Hyphen Hub’s original home, The Red Door on W 24th Street, (sadly) permanently closed in 2015. For more information about the space, the owner Giorgio Gomelsky, and to see a video of the venue before it shut its doors, visit our News page.