Thursday, April 30, 2009

[HvEXAS] EMPAC | Rafael Toral, The Space Program | Friday, May 8th, 8 PM


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PERFORMANCE
Rafael Toral, The Space Program 
Friday, May 8, 8 PM 
$15/$10/$5
 

EMPAC welcomes Portuguese artist and musician Rafael Toral.

Known best for his masterpiece of avant-rock guitar, Wave Field, Toral has collaborated with such innovators as Sonic Youth, Jim O'Rourke and John Zorn.

In his newest works, The Space Program, Toral uses physical gestures to control oscillators, acoustic feedback, and filters, creating invisible instruments in the air.

Toral constructs a unique relationship between performing and sound materials. This isn't just mouse clicking and screen staring, but an exhilarating post-free-jazz electronic musical language.

» More Information 


CAMPUS COMMUNITY 

SPECIAL EVENT
STUDY DAYS!
Thursday + Friday, April 30 + May 1

EMPAC will keep its doors open until 10 PM on Thursday and Friday to provide a space in the cafe for studying and group meetings. Complimentary coffee will be available to get those synapses firing, and proximity to the concert hall will almost certainly increase the grade of the projects being worked on... Good luck on all your final projects, papers, and tests from all of us @ EMPAC.


COLLOQUIUM
The Art of Science – The Science of Art 
Monday + Tuesday, May 11 + 12, 9 AM 

A superb group of speakers will explore connections among technology, science, and the arts at the upcoming Ninth Annual RPI Colloquium on Teaching and Learning (in the EMPAC Theater). Speakers include Roger Reynolds, the Pulitzer prize-winning composer and pioneer of digital technology and music; Andrea Halpern, a cognitive psychologist exploring how the brain, memory and music work; Marina Wallace, director of Universal Leonardo; and science writer Michael Balter on the origins of symbolism and art. Rensselaer researchers will also share recent innovations in telematic music, virtual environments and augmented reality. Lunch will be provided in EMPAC's Evelyn's café. The first day concludes with a reception and chamber music by the Perfect Duo. 

Details and registration: http://ciue.rpi.edu/colloquium.html.

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Friday, April 24, 2009

[HvEXAS] Reminder: The Official Unofficial Troy Night Out Afterparty: Hard Times. | Fri. 04/24 from 9 pm to 2 am | FREE | Rev. Hall, Troy, NY



(Please forward / re-distribute as you see fit...)

The Official Unofficial Troy Night Out Afterparty: Hard Times.
(presented by Goodship & Revolution Hall)

Friday April 24th, 2009
9 pm to 2 am
Revolution Hall
425 River Street, Troy, New York, 12180
FREE as a bird / got to be 18 to get in (ID required)

+ sound:

the jerks (back from japan + jenks - http://www.goodship.net/blog)
McGillicuddy (http://mcgillicuddy.tumblr.com/)

+ vision:

skfl (http://www.freewebs.com/lonewolfranch/skfl.jpg)

plus guests guests guests guests...

+ words:

Hard times. Yeah, like the Human League track. You know, the song's
about times being hard and such, but at the same point, that mess is
bumpin'. Right? Synthesizers are not necessarily readily available,
thus we at Goodship Industries (patent pending) in conjunction with
Revolution Hall did the next best thing: we made The Official
Unofficial Troy Night Out Afterparty cheap as free! Nil. And we
brought it all back to the holey basics: the jerks, McGillicuddy, and
skfl - plus the time honored tradition of hoping a shifty hobo rolls
up with their chops all tied up neatly in a hankerchief on the end of
a stick. Simplicity itself. And ninjas! Wait - no ninjas. Just good
ol' fashioned BLEEP BLOP. And maybe a SHAKE. Just because...

p.s. For those of you that cannot rein in their needs to once a month,
come on over to EMPAC in Troy for Goodship troublemakers jenks and
skfl rocking the cafe for free this Friday night (04/17) at 9 pm -
also mixed up in the whole weekend will be CML and thejessestiles3000+
- oh yeah, and the U.S. premiere of a long-running European moving
image festival hotness. more info here:http://www.empac.rpi.edu/events/2009/spring/onedotzero/

---

whew.

+ For more information on The Official Unofficial Troy Night Out
Afterparty, please visit http://www.goodship.net/blog or http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=92876245026

+ For more information on Troy Night Out, please visit http://www.troynightout.org
+ For more information on Goodship, please visit http://www.goodship.net/blog
or http://facebook.com/pages/goodship/10343713754
+ For more information on Revolution Hall, please call 518.274.0553 or
visit http://revolutionhall.com/

Thanks.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

[HvEXAS] EMPAC | REMINDER: Tonight: Michael Century Solo Recital | Wed April 22 | 7:30 PM


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TONIGHT! 
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PERFORMANCE
Michael Century 

Wednesday April 22, 7:30 PM 
Free + Open to the Public 

Keyboard fireworks exploiting EMPAC's Disklavier grand piano to the max, with solos and duets for accordion to round out the spectrum.  The program features Stravinsky's 4 hands arrangement of The Rite of Spring (2 virtual), Terry Riley's minimalist Keyboard Study #1played on accordion, several droll duets for accordion and piano by Guy Klucevsek, and an original interactive work by Century for improvising pianist.

http://arts.rpi.edu/pl/iear-events/solo-recital-michael-century

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[HvEXAS] new mutable



mutablemusic

109 west 27 street, eighth floor, ny, ny 10001
phone 212 627 0990 fax 212 627 5504 email info@mutablemusic.com
www.mutablemusic.com


May 2009 Release

LOCAL CUSTOMS
TOM HAMILTON
(Mutable 17533-2)
(UPC: 801021753322)

Jacqueline Martelle, flute; Richard Cohen, clarinets; James Martin,
trombone; Terry Kippenberger, contrabass; Rich O¹Donnell, percussion; Tom
Hamilton, electronic harmony generator

Composer Tom Hamilton¹s stunning new CD, Local Customs, explores some
obscure notions about music theory and performance practice, leading to
sound combinations that are at once unsettling and yet somehow familiar. One
discovers that there is very little in Local Customs that follows from
conventionally intentional music writing. It is perhaps better to regard it
as a group of artifacts of little-known origins, modified through new
transformations into something further unexplained.

The foundation for the piece is an "electronic harmony generator" that plays
an endless sequence of chords exhibiting curious relationships with no
purposeful direction. The musical lines for the ensemble ­ consisting of
flute, clarinets, trombone, contrabass, percussion, and electronic harmony -
accumulated from coding and decoding various readings, investigations, and
experiences during a summer residency in Italy.

Tom Hamilton has been composing and performing for over 40 years, and his
work with electronic music originated in the late-60s era of analog
synthesis. He often explores the interaction of many simultaneous layers of
activity, prompting the use of "present-time listening" on the part of both
performer and listener. Hamilton appears on synthesizer in his own
ensembles, and has participated in groups led by Peter Zummo, David Soldier,
and Michael Schumacher. He has recently performed with Thomas Buckner, Lisle
Ellis, Chris Mann, Al Margolis, and Jacqueline Martelle. His CD London Fix
received an award in the 2004 Prix Ars Electronica. He is a longtime member
of composer Robert Ashley's touring opera ensemble, and his work can be
found in over 60 CD releases of new and experimental music. Hamilton¹s CD
Shadow Machine with guitarist Bruce Eisenbeil has just been released as well
on the Pogus label.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

[HvEXAS] EMPAC | April 24 - April 26 | Basil Twist, Dogugaeshi


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PERFORMANCE
Basil Twist, Dogugaeshi 
Friday, April 24, 8 PM
Saturday, April 25, 4 PM + 8 PM
Sunday, April 26, 2 PM
 
$15/$10/$5

Dogugaeshi takes its name from a 17th century Japanese stage technique, in which sliding paper screens depicting animals, interiors or landscapes are whipped away by puppeteers to reveal new backdrops. It has been called a "wood-and-paint version of multimedia." Basil Twist takes the technique as a departure point for an intimate, contemporary work of puppetry influenced both by the the tradition of dogugaeshi and his own encounters with the remaining rural caretakers of this once popular art form.

Dogugaeshi features original shamisen compositions, created by and performed live by master musician Yumiko Tanaka.

» More Information 


UPCOMING 
RSO

PERFORMANCE
Rafael Toral, The Space Program 
Friday, May 8, 8 PM 
$15/$10/$5
 

Toral is famous for his '90s guitar feedback records and his collaborations with Jim O'Rourke, John Zorn and others. Come check out his new solo project: quirky staged improvisations using small amplifiers, filters, oscillators, and other DIY electronics.

» More Information 
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Friday, April 17, 2009

[HvEXAS] reminder (this weekend!): EMPAC | onedotzero Festival | Friday, April 17 - Sunday, April 19 | Troy, NY


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PERFORMANCE | SCREENINGS | INSTALLATIONS | LOUNGE 
onedotzero_adventures in motion festival
Friday, April 17 — Sunday, April 19 2009

The US premiere of the onedotzero_adventures in motion festival comes to EMPAC Friday, April 17 through Sunday, April 19, with an explosive showcase of internationally curated moving image. Featuring ground-breaking short film screenings, playful installations, spectacular live cinematic performances, vj/dj events and presentations.

All-day screenings feature compilations of short form videos that represent the latest innovative work in moving image including music videos, character animation, experimental digital shorts and motion graphic design.


wavelength 08

extended play 08

Extraordinary installations by Troika and Quayola will be installed in the EMPAC studios and mezzanine, which also includes a lounge and café.

 
Troika: onedotzero_adventures in motion

Quayola: "Strata #1"

Performances include Scanner and Olga Mink's live multi-channel audiovisual performancethat kicks off the festival in the theater on Friday, followed by local luminaries skfl and jenks who will bring the café alive with a mix of bouncy music and cinematic video on multiple screens throughout the space.


Jesse Stiles

Scanner + Olga Mink "The Nature of Being"

On Saturday night local musician and multimedia artist Jesse Stiles presents a new live score for and within Quayola's brilliant video installation viewed on a massive screen suspended on the ceiling. Quayola will then follow with his own performance, Path to Abstraction a live synesthetic audiovisual event.

» Full Schedule
» Buy Three day screening pass
» Buy Mink/Scanner The Nature of Being tickets

scanner 
Mink/Scanner: The Nature of Being
Friday, April 17, 8:00 PM

quayola 
Quayola: Strata #1
Ongoing Friday, April 17 - Sunday, April 19

path to abstraction 
Quayola: Path to Abstraction
Saturday, April 18, 8:45 PM


Epicurean @ Evelyn's Café — As you wander in and out of screenings, grab some succulent snacks and a fabulous cup of coffee brought to you by our good friends Sandy, Claire and Dominique from the Epicurean Café in Troy. Check the schedule for more information.





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Thursday, April 16, 2009

[HvEXAS] Sat April 25th in Albany UPDATE: New flyer and band photo



Here's an updated flyer and a photo for the trio Delicate Sen, including Troy's own Anne Guthrie, acoustician and host of Weird Noises on WRPI 91.5.



SATURDAY APRIL 25th

            8pm

UPSTATE ARTISTS GUILD

       247 Lark St. 

       Albany, NY


CORRIDORS [Brooklyn]

sound + video by byron westbrook


DELICATE SEN

Anne Guthrie / Billy Gomberg / Richard Kammerman [Troy and Brooklyn]

French Horn and electronics


Benny Nelson / Jay Sullivan DUO [Boston]

Analog synth, turntable and harmonium



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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

[HvEXAS] Sat April 25th in Albany: Three great acts from Troy, NYC, Boston!



SATURDAY APRIL 25th

            8pm

UPSTATE ARTISTS GUILD

       247 Lark St. 

       Albany, NY


CORRIDORS [Brooklyn]
sound + video by byron westbrook

Anne Guthrie / Billy Gomberg / Richard Kammerman TRIO [Troy and Brooklyn]
French Horn and electronics

Benny Nelson / Jay Sullivan DUO [Boston]
Analog synth, turntable and harmonium



Here's some info on one of the acts, CORRIDORS, aka Byron Westbrook:

www.myspace.com/corridors (sound and video samples)


Byron Westbrook (b. 1977) is an artist working with the dynamic quality of physical space using multi-channel sound and images. His audio/video performances under the name CORRIDORS involve the distribution of processed instrumental and environmental recordings through a multi-channel environment with a focus on energy distilled from sound and light. He has shared performance bills with Tony Conrad, Sawako, Stefan Tcherepnin, Lichens, Alessandro Bosetti, Jason Kahn, James Blackshaw, Anette Krebs, and Soft Circle, among many others. He has presented at venues such as The Stone, Tonic, Roulette, ParisLondonWestNile, NonEvent (Boston), Les Voûtes (FR), Issue Project Room, Institute of Intermedia (CZ), Experimental Intermedia, Exit Art Gallery. Westbrook has also collaborated with Paris-based composer and former Kitchen curator Rhys Chatham in the drone metal group Essentialist (Table of the Elements), as well as performed in the ensembles of Phill Niblock, Rhys Chatham, Glenn Branca, Duane Pitre and Jonathan Kane. In 2007, he was the recipient of the Jerome Foundation Emerging Artists Commission through Roulette Intermedium and is currently the technical coordinator at Experimental Intermedia Foundation, NYC. Releases are forthcoming for both Corridors and Essentialist. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

CORRIDORS is a multi-channel audio/video environment that uses video projections, amplifiers and speakers strategically placed within a performance space. It was originally developed as a distribution system for improvised guitar feedback and has evolved over the last three years into composed works using varied sound sources through the system, which is also customized for the individual works.  The project emphasizes how redistributed energy of sound and light in space to alter perception.

Audio elements consist of either guitar feedback processed live, pre-recorded instrumental performances and/or found sounds.  These recordings are pre-processed to reduce the sounds to the pure energy of the source material (as opposed to referencing the source). They are then redistributed live through the performance space via the multi-channel system with additional processing to cater to the composition and space.

Following the audio concept, the video elements are sources of light processed to reduce identification of form, object and location, thus highlighting the essential energy and its movement.

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"To call Byron Westbrook a composer of breathtakingly beautiful ambient pieces and drone works is reasonably accurate but painfully reductive; Westbrook, whose work under the name Corridors has involved acoustic instruments, field recordings, spatialized playback and lighting, is the kind of artist for whom the old, mostly disused term intermedia was coined."  -TimeOut New York

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Monday, April 13, 2009

[HvEXAS] The Official Unofficial Troy Night Out Afterparty: Hard Times. | Fri. 04/24 from 9 pm to 2 am | FREE | Rev. Hall, Troy, NY



(Please forward / re-distribute as you see fit...)

The Official Unofficial Troy Night Out Afterparty: Hard Times.
(presented by Goodship & Revolution Hall)

Friday April 24th, 2009
9 pm to 2 am
Revolution Hall
425 River Street, Troy, New York, 12180
FREE as a bird / got to be 18 to get in (ID required)

+ sound:

the jerks (back from japan + jenks - http://www.goodship.net/blog)
McGillicuddy (http://mcgillicuddy.tumblr.com/)

+ vision:

skfl (http://www.freewebs.com/lonewolfranch/skfl.jpg)

plus guests guests guests guests...

+ words:

Hard times. Yeah, like the Human League track. You know, the song's
about times being hard and such, but at the same point, that mess is
bumpin'. Right? Synthesizers are not necessarily readily available,
thus we at Goodship Industries (patent pending) in conjunction with
Revolution Hall did the next best thing: we made The Official
Unofficial Troy Night Out Afterparty cheap as free! Nil. And we
brought it all back to the holey basics: the jerks, McGillicuddy, and
skfl - plus the time honored tradition of hoping a shifty hobo rolls
up with their chops all tied up neatly in a hankerchief on the end of
a stick. Simplicity itself. And ninjas! Wait - no ninjas. Just
good ol' fashioned BLEEP BLOP. And maybe a SHAKE. Just because...

p.s. For those of you that cannot rein in their needs to once a month,
come on over to EMPAC in Troy for Goodship troublemakers jenks and
skfl rocking the cafe for free this Friday night (04/17) at 9 pm -
also mixed up in the whole weekend will be CML and thejessestiles3000+
- oh yeah, and the U.S. premiere of a long-running European moving
image festival hotness. more info here: http://www.empac.rpi.edu/events/2009/spring/onedotzero/

---

whew.

+ For more information on The Official Unofficial Troy Night Out
Afterparty, please visit http://www.goodship.net/blog or http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=92876245026

+ For more information on Troy Night Out, please visit http://www.troynightout.org
+ For more information on Goodship, please visit http://www.goodship.net/blog
or http://facebook.com/pages/goodship/10343713754
+ For more information on Revolution Hall, please call 518.274.0553 or
visit http://revolutionhall.com/

Thanks.

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[HvEXAS] EMPAC | onedotzero_adventures in motion digital film festival | Friday-Sunday, April 17-19 | Troy, NY


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onedotzero_adventures in motion digital film festival 
Friday-Sunday, April 17-19
$10 - All Weekend Screening Pass 
$5/$10/$15 - Scanner/Mink - The Nature of Being 

A captivating weekend packed with visionary new motion graphic video and live cinematic work that spans the range of moving image creative practice, from industry to art gallery. The weekend kicks off with a moving audiovisual performance by Scanner (aka Robin Rimbaud) and Olga Mink and a reception with lush live video and music by EMPAC luminaries skfl and jenkins. Over three days from the mezzanine to the studios, from the Theater to the Café, EMPAC spaces will flicker and pulse with sound and vision courtesy the internationally revered onedotzero digital film festival.

» More Information 



UPCOMING 
Basil Twist

PERFORMANCE
Basil Twist, Dogugaeshi 
Friday, April 24, 8 PM
Saturday, April 25, 4 PM + 8 PM
Sunday, April 26, 2 PM
 
$15/$10/$5

Dogugaeshi takes its name from a 17th century Japanese stage technique, in which sliding paper screens depicting animals, interiors or landscapes are whipped away by puppeteers to reveal new backdrops. It has been called a "wood-and-paint version of multimedia." Basil Twist takes the technique as a departure point for an intimate, contemporary work of puppetry influenced both by the the tradition of dogugaeshi and his own encounters with the remaining rural caretakers of this once popular art form.

Dogugaeshi features original shamisen compositions, created by and performed live by master musician Yumiko Tanaka.

» More Information 



COMMUNITY EVENTS 

STUDENT LIFE CONCERT
Rensselaer Music Association 
Saturday, April 18, 2 PM + 6 PM 
Free + Open to the Public 
 

Join the Rensselaer Music Association for a showcase performance by RPI's talented student musicians. Experience two concerts full of various musical acts including the Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Choir, Percussion Ensemble, Campus Serenaders and many more.

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PERFORMANCE
Michael Century 
Wednesday April 22, 7:30 PM 
Free + Open to the Public 

Keyboard fireworks exploiting EMPAC's Disklavier grand piano to the max, with solos and duets for accordion to round out the spectrum.  The program features Stravinsky's 4 hands arrangement of The Rite of Spring (2 virtual), Terry Riley's minimalist Keyboard Study #1played on accordion, several droll duets for accordion and piano by Guy Klucevsek, and an original interactive work by Century for improvising pianist.

» More Information 




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You've already attended an event at EMPAC. Great! Can't wait to see you again. And you've read about EMPAC's residencies and commissioning programs. We hope you're as excited about them as we are!

Now, you're looking for more ways to be part of the EMPAC community. You've got it: Keep up on EMPAC events, information and conversation by joining the EMPAC Facebook group and by following us on Twitter. On Facebook, you'll find member-posted photos and videos, and be able to join in the discussion of all things EMPAC. On Twitter you'll get our lastest last minute event info reminders, and maybe even a few suprises! Stop by soon.

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