Come on down to the Red Door (Chelsea, NYC) this Thurs, Nov 20 for an experimental evening of words and waves from the future.
Yucef Merhi is a Venezuelan-born digital art pioneer, hacker and poet. He hacked into late President Hugo Chavez’s email account for six years before turning it into a large-scale artwork, as well as obtaining (and using) the credit card of Damien Hirst. For the salon he will premiere ‘Reactive Poetry” where he will partner with a machine to create a new form of performative poetry. Merhi will then use a hacked Atari console to translate the verse back into 8-bit sounds and visuals.
Alon Ilsar is an Australian instrument designer, experimental percussionist and composer. He merges electronic percussion with percussive gestures for innovative live performances. For the salon, he will reveal his current invention – the AirSticks – a new interface for electronic percussionists to trigger sound simply through gestures in air.
* LIVE PERFORMANCE: The salon will be followed by a special one-off electronic performance compromised of musicians from across the world: Alon Ilsar on AirSticks, Kyle Sanna on guitar, Christian Coleman on drums and Peter Hollo on cello with visuals by Yucef Merhi.
Monday Thursday November 21st, 2013
The Red Door
140 West 24th Street
New York, NY (Chelsea)
7:00PM – Doors Open/Bar/Networking
8:00PM – Hyphen Hub salon: Alon Ilsar and Yucef Merhi
9:00PM – Live electro-acoustic band.
$10 (online)/$15 (door)