the hallicrafters are a shortwave soundscape duo from Brooklyn, NY. Eric Hubel and Algis Kizys have been The Hallicrafters since 1992, manipulating live signal from short wave radios, pulse generators, test equipment, atmospheric static and effects devices, using the ionosphere and calibration live as an instrument. The Hallicrafters have performed most recently at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal, the Electric Eclectic Festival in Ontario, WFMU radio/NJ, and Ear Wax Records in Brooklyn, NY. Historically they have performed at the Cooler, CBGB’s, CB's Gallery in NYC, amongst others, and with such performers as Merce Cunningham.
Eric Hubel is a musician, composer and performance artist, based in New York City. For the past 30 years he has been at the forefront of the avant-garde post industrial movement and has worked with Glenn Branca, Matthew Barney, Jonathan Bepler, Elliot Goldenthal, J. G. Thurlwell, Eve Sussman and the Rufus Corporation. He studied acoustics, composition and electronic music with Gunner Schonbeck, Joel Chadebe, Vivian Fine and, Milford Graves at Benningtom College in the late 70’s. His work has taken him all over the world, and is currently featured in Matthew Barney's "River of Fundament". Recent performances include Brooklyn Academy of Music, Primavera Sound Festival, Villette Sonique, Manchester International Art Festival, Art Basel, Donau Festival, Berlin Atonal, London Contemporary Music Festival, Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Mostra SESC de Artes, Bang on a Can Marathon, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Algis Kizys is a sound artist/composer/musician/director residing in Brooklyn, NY. He has performed with bands such as Swans, Foetus, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, Glenn Branca, Of Cabbages And Kings, Pigface, Lydia Lunch/Retrovirus, Bag People, Problem Dogs, the Termites, amongst others, as well as with visual artists such as Eve Sussman, Simon Lee, and Matthew Barney with Jonathan Bepler. His film credits include Gus Van Sant, Eve Sussman, David Jacobson, and Matthew Barney/Jonathan Bepler. He and Simon Lee have co-directed a film interpretation of Ted Hughes’ “Crow, the Life and Song of the Crow” entitled “Where Is The Black Beast”, both a film and 4 screen installation. He has directed, for stage, Samuel Beckett’s “Krapp’s Last Tape” and Eugene O’Neill’s “Hughie” at the Wallabout Oyster Theatre, Brooklyn. He is currently involved in several improvisational music projects, the Triangles (a comedy and ambient sound broadcast installation trio), and constructing a version of "Krapp's Last Tape" as a film.