Friday, April 15, 2011

[HvEXAS] REMINDER! Jaroslaw Kapuscinski: Catch the Tiger! | Sat. 04/16, 8:30 PM | EMPAC, Troy, NY

(P.S. Mark your calendars now for the 04/28-04/30 world premiere of Francisco Lopez's Hyper-Rainforestan 80 channel immersive concert based on a decade of natural sounds recorded in the world's rain forests.)

Jaroslaw Kapuscinski: Catch the Tiger!
Saturday, April 16, 8:30 PM

An evening of lighthearted media compositions intertwining video, computer graphics, the music of Chopin, and piano

Intermedia composer and pianist Jaroslaw Kapuscinski creates lighthearted and fanciful pieces in which musical instruments are used to control multimedia content. In these media compositions, he controls projections of videos and computer-generated graphics as he plays piano. The images, words, and music combine to entertain, but also provide insight into the artistic relationship between words and music. The witty integration of his virtuosic piano playing combined with a precisely timed flow of images informs his latest work, Where is Chopin?, in which he plays excerpts from Chopin's 24 Preludes in conjunction with videos of people in various countries listening.

+ A trailer for Where is Chopin?
+ A lengthy lecture on his process:

Tickets are required and are available through the EMPAC box office for $15 general admission; $10 for students, seniors, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute faculty and staff; or $5 for Rensselaer students.

Evelyn's Café will open at 1 PM. Parking for this event is available in the Rensselaer parking lot on College Avenue. 

Additional event information can be found on the EMPAC website: Questions? Call the EMPAC Box Office: 518.276.3921.

Jaroslaw Kapuscinski is an award-winning intermedia composer and pianist whose work has been presented at New York's MoMA; ZKM in Karlsruhe; the Museum of Modern Art, Palais de Tokyo, and Centre Pompidou in Paris; and Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, among others. He trained as a classical pianist and composer at the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw and expanded into multimedia during a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts and through doctoral studies at the University of California, San Diego. Kapuscinski is an assistant professor of composition and director of the Intermedia Performance Lab at Stanford University.

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