Hyphen Hub returns for its third year of extraordinary and otherworldly performances that showcase radical new visions of the future from around the world. Featuring the U.S. premieres of cYcle by Montreal’s QUADr who make audiovisual magic on bicycle wheels, and SWARM by Bogota-based collective Attractor.
Presented by La MaMa and CultureHub
7pm Doors open/DJ set
QUADr, an electroacoustic quartet based in Montreal, presents 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 interaction throughout the show. The result is a unique creation, both dark and at the forefront of technological experimentation and musical innovation.
QUADr's Alexis LT will also perform Interference (String Network), 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 QUADr builds a network of strings with which they interact in order to create a sound universe that meets electronica and music Electroacoustic.
Bogotá-based artistic group Atractor will present SWARM, an immersive bio-techno audiovisual and electro-punk performance. The artists will take us on an unusual journey through the metamorphosis of the sound waves of bees. "Bee" ready to get immersed in a constellation of visualized sound waves and 3D projections.
The evening will also feature Dutch Fashion-Tech designer Anouk Wipprecht who combines fashion and technology with interactive creations. She will demo a new work as part of her residency at TED HQ in New York with Hackster.io.
This program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.