Visions of the Future III
Date: November 21, 2017
Time: 7pm (doors open/DJset) 8pm (performance)
Location: La Mama, Downstairs 66 East
4th Street, New York, NY 10003
La MaMa and CultureHub presented
Hyphen Hub's Visions of the Future III
U.S. Premieres of New Media Performances from Around the World
Hyphen Hub's past Visions of the Future (VoF) event took place at La Mama Experimental Theater in the East Village on Nov 21, 2017 in collaboration with Culture Hub and with financial support from the Dutch Culture USA.
This year's VoF featured U.S. premieres.
Atractor, a Bogotá-based artistic group, presented SWARM, an immersive bio-techno audiovisual and electro-punk collaborative performance of humans with non-humans. A journey through the metamorphosis of the sound waves of bees.
QUADr, an electroacoustic quartet based in Montreal, presented the U.S. premiere of its work /cYcle. Immersed in audio-reactive visual projections, the musicians play on modified bicycle wheels with which they create a large variety of electronic sounds, from deep impacts to bowed strings harmonies, interpreting the electroacoustic composition "/cYcle", written by the ensemble. The artists take up different roles, constantly changing the stage dynamic and revealing new instruments and innovative musical interactions throughout the show. The result is a unique creation, both dark and at the forefront of technological experimentation and musical innovation.
Alexis Langevin-Tétrault piece, Interference (String Network), is an audiovisual performance that explores the possibilities of interpreting an electroacoustic work in real time using a unique audiovisual device. On stage, an audio-reactive play of light is revealed gradually as Alexis builds a network of strings with which he interacts in order to create a sound universe that meets electronica and electro-acoustics
This memorable evening was introduced by Dutch Fashion-Tech Designer Anouk Wipprecht, she combines fashion and technology with interactive creations. The night was moderated by Barbara London a NY based curator specialized in the field of new media.