Wednesday, February 02, 2011

[HvEXAS] EMPAC | Cinematic Chimera: Prospero’s Books | Thurs. 02/10, 7:30 PM


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a still from Prospero's Books (1991)
Cinematic Chimera: Peter Greenaway's Prospero's Books
Thursday, February 10, 2011, 7:30 PM

Dance, opera, and mime are interwoven throughout Prospero's Books, Peter Greenaway's pioneering and celebrated cinematic adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest.

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Verdensteatret: And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing
image courtesy of the artists

Verdensteatret: And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing
Thursday + Friday, February 17+18, 2011, 8 PM
Studio 1 – Goodman

In a complex landscape of moving image, layered sound, and kinetic sculpture, this hybrid performance employs animation techniques from micro puppetry to shadow play to create an ever-changing composition driven by an abiding sense of wonder.

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Gérard Grisey: Le Noir de l'Étoile
Les Percussions de Strasbourg
Saturday, February 26, 2011, 8 PM
Concert Hall

An evening length percussion piece by French composer Gérard Grisey, using a feed of distant pulsars, is performed around the audience with more than 100 instruments by the six musicians of the world-renowned ensemble Les Percussions de Strasbourg.

Preceded at 6:30 PM by The Harmony of the Spheres, from Antiquity to Contemporary Music, a free talk in the Theater by Jean-Pierre Luminet, the renowned French astrophysicist — a specialist in black holes and cosmology as well as the co-author of Le Noir de l'Étoile — who will speak about the link between music and the celestial bodies beyond our horizon.

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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.

Free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 PM.

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Ali Rahim / Hinne Jamelle / Contemporary Architecture Practice: EXUBERANCE
Wed. 02/02, 6 PM
Presented by Architecture Rensselaer

The International Championship of Collegiate A Capella (ICCA) Quarterfinal
Sat. 02/05, 8 PM
Concert Hall
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Hosted by The Rusty Pipes (a Student Life Signature event)


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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