Friday, June 10, 2011

[HvEXAS] REMINDER: Work in progress performance + multi-channel workshop concert | FREE | Tonight at 7 + 8:30 PM | EMPAC

Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street
Troy, NY, USA

One evening that opens up the process of creation and collaboration; two performances that share the culmination of a residency and workshop. Join us for one – or see both!
Wally Cardona + Jennifer Lacey: TOOL IS LOOT
Friday, June 10, 7 PM

TOOL IS LOOT is a duet made via a curious process of disorientation. For one year, choreographers/dancers Wally Cardona and Jennifer Lacey worked apart, in the US and France, respectively. Each solicited weeklong encounters with non-dance experts, allowing the opinions and desires of an "outsider" to shift what they knew about creating short solos. These experts included an astrophysicist, a sommelier, an architect, a film editor, a medical supply salesman, a kinetic sculptor, a baroque opera singer, an art critic, an acoustician, and a social activist.

Now in residence at EMPAC, Cardona and Lacey come together in the duet, TOOL IS LOOT, with their identities simultaneously undone and strengthened. They ask the question: What comes after you don't know anymore?

Compositions for a Sound Dome
Friday, June 10, 8:30 PM

With 24 loudspeakers suspended in the air as a sound dome, eight composers who participated in the workshop Composing for Large Scale Multi-Channel Loudspeaker Environments present their explorations of sound, music, and space. Led by Hans Tutschku (Harvard University), the 6-day workshop immersed artists in the study and composition of pieces to be performed with many loudspeakers, going far beyond what we know as "surround sound". The unique opportunities at EMPAC allowed participants to work in three spaces with a large number of loudspeakers to develop their ideas. The concert will include a broad range of approaches to this singular sonic challenge.


Evelyn's Café will open at 6 PM with light fare, and Céleste Boursier-Mougenot's exhibition will be open for viewing – make a night of it!

Both events are free + open to the public. Parking for this event is available in the Rensselaer parking lot on College Avenue. 

For more information, please visit the EMPAC website: or call the Box Office: 518.276.3921.

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