Thursday, January 13, 2011

[HvEXAS] EMPAC | Suzanne Vega, Duncan Sheik, and Kay Matschullat | Tues. 01/18, 7 PM


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From workshop of Carson McCullers Sings About Love at Weston Playhouse, Weston, VT 
Suzanne Vega, Duncan Sheik, and Kay Matschullat: Carson McCullers Sings About Love
Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 7 PM
FREE + open to the public

Singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega, composer Duncan Sheik, and director Kay Matschullat are in residence at EMPAC, working on Carson McCullers Sings About Love, a new music-theater piece that combines songs with conversation. Vega, in the role of Southern writer Carson McCullers, presents her theory of love. As she speaks and sings her way through the labyrinth of the human heart, we experience the comedic Carson, the pained Carson, and the provocateur she became. Accompanied by musicians who also take on characters, Vega moves seamlessly from spoken word to song and back again.

The informal work in progress showing will include excerpts from the show, with a chance for discussion with the artists.

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onedotzero: wow + flutter & wavelength 10
Thursday, January 27, 2011, 7 & 9 PM
$5 per screening

London's onedotzero_adventures in motion festival will be presenting a mini-night of double feature screenings from the 2010 festival that include animation, music video, and more.

Wine, beer, and food will be available in Evelyn's Café from 6-9 PM.

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Jordan Wolfson, Con Leche (2009)
Uncertain Spectator
November 18, 2010 – January 29, 2011

A group exhibition confronting anxiety in contemporary art, Uncertain Spectator asks individuals to cross a threshold — to place themselves in situations riddled with tension, confront deeply charged emotional content, and grapple with feelings of apprehension. The works presented deal with a general mood of uneasiness arising from recent political and economic events that frames a future rife with imminent threats. Uncertain Spectator not only responds to these unsettling situations, but also creates them by challenging individuals to step outside of a place of comfort both physically and emotionally.

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Michael J. Schumacher: Room Pieces Troy 2010

A building-wide sound installation utilizing the immense size, acoustics, and 100-plus speaker public address system to create a rich sonic environment for anyone passing through the building. A widely varied sound palette creates an ever-changing soundscape that is both pleasurable and unpredictable.

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Both are free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 PM. They will be closed on Monday, January 17.


EMPAC 2010-2011 presentations, residencies, and commissions are supported by grants from 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 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust), and the New York State Council for the Arts. Special thanks to the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts for support of artist commissions.

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