John Hudak

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Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA
John Hudak has been interested in sound and music from the age of four, when he began to play a variety of instruments. At the University of Delaware and the Naropa Institute for the Arts, he studied English, video, photography, creative writing and dance. John then began to create taped soundtracks for his solo performance-art/dance pieces, that later developed into audio, audio-video, and mixed-media pieces. Language has also been a predominant focus, and John has studied and published haiku poetry, the literary equivalent of the reductive, minimal, and nature-based sound forms that interest him.

John’s current work focuses on the rhythms and melodies that exist in our daily aural environments. These sounds usually remain hidden, as we tend to overlook their musical qualities; or, their musical qualities are obscured through mixture with other sounds. This work takes the form of audio CDs, web-based projects, mixed-media installations and performances. In simplified terms, what John is doing could be considered reframing and transforming sound in our environment so it can be noted, admired, and valued.

Artifact | Proyecto web

Artifactual sounds and images collected from the web. This piece was developed in 1997 with funds from The Greenwall Foundation


John Hudak

Lines of Travel | Interactivo

Interactive sounds and images in varying juxtapositions.


with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts


John Hudak

Voices from the Paradise Network | interactivo

"My mother-in-law passed away recently, reminding me of a technique that a parapsychologist named Dr. Konstantin Raudive (1906-1974) used to record what he pu...
John Hudak


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