Johann Diedrick
[ the hurricanes in your mouth ]

May 30–June 2, 2024

In [ the hurricanes in your mouth ], Johann Diedrick harnesses sound, movement, and poetry to build shelter from the storm.

Throughout the performance, Diedrick and collaborators weave together influences from Caribbean cosmology, pirate radio, and Jamaican sound system culture to confront the destructive and generative power of the wind. [ the hurricanes in your mouth ] draws connections between the breath in our mouths and the gale of the storm.

Johann Diedrick is a 2023–24 Performance AIRspace Resident at Abrons Arts Center.

Image by Maria Baranova


About Johann Diedrick

Johann Diedrick is an artist and engineer who makes listening rooms, spaces for encountering new sonic possibilities off-the-grid. He works to surface resonant histories of past interactions inscribed in material and embedded in space, peeling back vibratory layers to reveal hidden memories and untold stories. He works in installation, performance, and sculpture, and he shares his tools and techniques through listening tours, workshops, and open-source hardware and software.


  • Directed by Johann Diedrick
  • Music Composition by Caleb Giles
  • Worldbuilding by Alex Smith


  • Performed by Temar France, Syl DuBenion, and Six
  • Music Performed by Caleb Giles and Paul Wellington

About the Performance AIRspace Residency

With support from The Jerome Foundation, a cohort of early career performing artists are annually invited to participate in our Performance AIRspace Residency. Performance AIRspace residents are provided with a monetary commission, premium access to studios and theaters for rehearsals towards the development of a live performance to be presented at Abrons Arts Center.


[ the hurricanes in your mouth ] was created with support from Abrons Arts Center through the Performance AIRspace Residency Program, which is funded by the Jerome Foundation. This program is also supported, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.