Wednesday, September 16, 2009

[HvEXAS] EMPAC | Unfiction: The Sounds of Science | Thursday September 17, 7:30 PM


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Unfiction series 
The Sounds of Science 
Director: Jean Painlevé 
Music: Yo La Tengo 
Thursday, September 17, 7:30 PM

The eight mesmerizing short films of Jean Painlevé in The Sounds of Science screening are at once a mix of surrealist-influenced shorts and serious science documentaries accompanied by a hypnotic and dreamy score by rock band Yo La Tengo.

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Slow Wave: Seeing Sleep 
September 25-27, 2009 

$15 / $10 / $5

A three-day festival of exhibitions, screenings, performance, talks and scientific experiment devoted to the methods for giving form to the elusive, and at times, ineffable enigma of sleep.

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Mads Lynnerup, Take a Day for Yourself! 
EMPAC Mezzanine 
Thursday October 1 - Sunday November 29, 2009 
Open Monday through Saturday, noon - 6 PM 
Reception with the artist: Thursday October 1, 5 - 7:30 PM 
Free + Open to the Public

The genre-crossing Danish artist mounts a whimsical yet searching investigation of the everyday, incorporating video, posters, and ordinary people from the Troy and Rensselaer communities.

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DANCE MOViES Commission 2007-2008 
Saturday October 3, 7 PM 


Four dance films commissioned by EMPAC and premiered at EMPAC's opening festival. Fusing dance with the moving image, these works span a wide geographic, visual and emotional range.

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Per Tengstrand, The Battles of Beethoven 
Saturday October 3, 8:30 PM 

$15 / $10 / $5

On the anniversary of his performance as soloist in EMPAC's Opening Concert, pianist and ambassador of classical music Per Tengstrand presents a concert tracking the evolution of the piano during the life of Beethoven.

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EMPAC 2009-2010 presentations, residencies and commissions are supported by grants from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts' Regional Touring Program, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts (with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; additional funding provided by the Ford Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation;) and the New York State Council for the Arts. Special thanks to the The Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts for support for artist commissions.

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