Hyphen Hub’s Vision of the Future III was a collaboration with La Mama Experimental Theatre Club and Culture Hub with financial support from the Dutch Culture USA. To see highlights of the event, visit https://vimeo.com/244548433
Visions of the Future III presented the U.S. premieres of new media performances from around the world. The lineup included:
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. A special augmented reality app was created for the performance which allowed audience members to see segments of the performance through their smartphones from their seats.
QUADr, an electroacoustic quartet based in Montreal, presented its work /cYcle. Immersed in audio-reactive visual projections, the musicians played 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’s piece, Interference (String Network), was an audiovisual performance that explored 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, who combines fashion and technology with interactive creations. The night was moderated by Barbara London, a New York-based curator specialized in the field of new media.