Hoge-Theremin: “Absolutely dedicated to the propagation and continuation of the theremin.”
John Hoge is a thereminist in New York City.
In 2010, the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey worked with John to create their annual Halloween Gala titled “SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES” which features him on the theremin and has become a yearly hit at the theater. He played theremin on stage in “Looking for Limbo” part of the American Living Room Festival 2006 and “Theremin” in the New York Fringe Festival 2007. He has composed music and worked as sound designer for various theatres including The Public Theatre NYC, Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey and Indiana Repertory Theater. For many years he worked as an organist and conductor in New York City churches.
He has performed with the New York Theremin Society directed by Dorit Chrysler. He is the editor of ThereminWorld.com and was often heard on on “Spellbound” the internet radio theremin show. His “Theremin Salons” and workshops and festival performances have helped spread the word about the theremin and its history.
John is part of the installation art duo Santiago-Hoge. This artist collaboration with partner Glen M. Santiago has produced interactive art installations and elaborate Dia de los Muertos ofrendas for over 15 years. They have created large scale commissioned ofrendas for El Museo del Barrio, The New York Tenement Museum, and The Interfaith Center of NY.
You can contact John at: johnbhoge [ a t ] aol.com.
In regards to his performance in “Theremin” Frank Scheck in his review for The New York Post on August 22, 2007 said:
“The production’s best element is the offstage thereminist (John Hoge), who provides the musical accompaniment. The sight of him producing the ethereal sounds simply by waving his hands in the air is visually transfixing.”