Techno musician Richie Hawtin has been filmed appearing to push a monitor into a female fan who was recording his set at a show in New York.
The incident, which can be seen at the 0.44 mark in the video below, took place at Time Warp in Brooklyn over the weekend. Hawtin is seen pushing the large monitor in the direction of the gig-goer, seemingly in anger at her filming the performance on her mobile phone.
The fan reportedly suffered no injuries from the incident – and her phone also remained intact.
“Regarding the incident at Time Warp in New York this weekend which is being posted and talked about on the web, I would like to apologise here to the girl involved,” Hawtin says in a statement posted to Facebook.
Hawtin continues: “It was not my intention that the speaker fell. Only to nudge the monitors in her direction and for her to understand that perhaps she had filmed enough. I was as surprised as I’m sure she was when it moved the way it did and the top speaker fell off of the stack. For that, I’m extremely sorry and embarrassed about what happened. This was never my intention. Sometimes being in the middle of the spotlight, continual cameras and glaring iPhone lights, things can get stressful and frustrating. I’m sorry that this frustration took an unexpected turn and took away from anyone’s experience of Time Warp. I have tried to reach the girl to apologise personally but have not yet been able to track her down and will continue to try to contact her.”
Hawtin had tweeted after the gig in question: “By the way my head is throbbing it must have been a good one last night”.
Richie Hawtin released the album ‘Ex’ under his Plastikman alias earlier this year.