Wednesday, February 15, 2012

[HvEXAS] TONIGHT! Lucky Dragons: Actual Reality | Wed. 02/15, 8 PM | EMPAC, Troy, NY

Lucky Dragons: Actual Reality
Wednesday, February 15, 8 PM
Studio 1 – Goodman
$18 general admission / $13 non-Rensselaer students, seniors, and Rensselaer faculty + staff / $6 Rensselaer students

Using an archive of Internet searches for the phrase "actual reality" as raw data for this process, acoustic sounds of musicians (and the audience) are analyzed and resynthesized in real-time and then presented back for reply, creating a call and response. Along with the "real" performance, collected source material—video and audio from previous performances, rehearsals, and incidental audio—is processed and layered on top, creating an endless loop of what is and what has been.

Lucky Dragons is a Los Angeles-based experimental music group, and includes any recorded, performed, installed, packaged, shared, suggested or imagined pieces made by Luke Fischbeck, Sarah Rara, and/or any occasional collaborators that claim the name. Fischbeck and Rara have presented interactive performances and installations at MOCA Los Angeles, the Smell, Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Whitney Museum of American Art (as part of the 2008 Whitney Biennial), the Kitchen and PS1 in New York, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, REDCAT and LACMA in Los Angeles, Frankfurt's Schirn Kunsthalle, ICA London, ICA Philadelphia, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. (music videos + live documentation)

Evelyn's Café will open at 7 PM with a full menu of meals, snacks, and beverages as well as a selection of wines - service continues during and after the performance. Parking 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.

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