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Thursday, May 5 • 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Hyphen Hub Presents “Repurposed Technology: A Night of Invented Instruments and Hybrid Performance"

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Hyphen Hub is directing the Arts Hub for Creative Tech Week and over two nights we will be showcasing some of the most innovative and interesting performers currently working in art and technology. For this first special night we feature four artists reimagining musical instruments through the use of analogue and digital technology… and creating wondrous new audio-visual performances in the process.

Doors – 7PM
Performance – 8PM – 9.30PM
DJ/Drinks – 9.30PM – 10.30PM

Merche Blasco is an interdisciplinary artist and composer who builds new instruments for electronic music performance. For Hyphen Hub, she will showcase “Lobatus” an electroacoustic improvisation made with home-made gestural controllers, using repurposed technologies including wooden bowls, water, textured acrylic discs, blinking lights, and a blender!

Nadav Assor is an artist who creates videos, installations, performances, and objects via lo-fi, appropriated military-industrial technologies. Assor will perform “Tunneling”  - a site-specific event during which he attempts to gain access to the inner layers buried in the walls of the performance space The tunnel is constructed in real-time, layer by exposed layer, using a green-screen set, power tools, microphones and surgery-like safety gear. Assor utilizes techniques derived from the breadth of the military-industrial-entertainment complex: from tactical wall probes to domestic demolitions, from live esthetic surgery to interactive cooking shows.

Terry Dame is a creative technologist, multi-instrumentalist, instrument inventor and educator. Dame will perform a live set on her interactive sensor-based sound controllers the Horn of Plenty, the CoinBox and Parisian Hammer Keys. Through interaction with light, motion, proximity and force sensors embedded into her sculptural object instruments, she triggers carefully crafted samples, synthesized sounds and funky grooves in unusual ways with unexpected results. Dame is also the curator and host of the monthly series "Weird Wednesdays" at Barbes featuring instrument inventors, players of objects and other musical oddities. 

Ben Neill is a composer, performer and inventor of the mutantrumpet, a hybrid electro-acoustic instrument, who is widely recognized as a musical innovator through his recordings, performances and installations. He will perform "Horizontal", his most recent solo project for the mutantrumpet. Using the unique palette of sounds generated by his instrument, Neill incorporates elements of future garage and deep house while keeping an ambient, reflective vibe with jazzy overtones. The performance will include live interactive video generated from paintings by Los Angeles based artist Andy Moses that Neill then shifts using his mutantrumpet as a controller .
Video Artist Erin Greenwall will also be creating live visuals during the night and the event which will be rounded out with a guest DJ.

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Nadav Assor

I'm an artist and educator, working across media in video, installation, performance, and object-making. My work deals with the performed mediation of cities, bodies and personal narratives via lo-fi, appropriated military-industrial technologies. I've exhibited and performed internationally... Read More →
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Merche Blassco

Merche Blasco is an interdisciplinary artist and composer based in New York. Her practice revolves around building new instruments for electronic music performance, orchestrating participatory sound performances in public spaces, and electroacoustic improvisation.She has presented... Read More →
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Terry Dame

Faculty, School of Visual Arts
Terry Dame is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, instrument builder and educator. Ms. Dame has been performing and composing for film, video, theater, dance and installations in NYC since 1985. | Dame's current sound and music work involves interactive sensor-based technologies for... Read More →
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Ben Neill

Composer/performer Ben Neill is the inventor of the mutantrumpet, a hybrid electro-acoustic instrument, and is widely recognized as a musical innovator through his recordings, performances and installations. Neill has recorded ten CDs of his music on the Universal/Verve, Thirsty Ear... Read More →

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Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center

Executive Director, Harvestworks Inc
Founded as a not-for-profit organization by artists in 1977, Harvestworks has helped a generation of artists create new works using technology. Our mission is to support the creation and presentation of art works achieved through the use of new and evolving technologies. Our goals... Read More →
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Asher Remy-Toledo

Director, Hyphen Hub
Hyphen Hub is a NY based nonprofit that explores, promotes and presents radical new visions of the future through the integration of art and technology. We showcase cutting-edge work in a variety of formats including multimedia festivals, salons and other innovative events. Our global... Read More →



Thursday May 5, 2016 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

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