Friday, October 12, 2012

[HvEXAS] AKOUSMA @ EMPAC concert | Fri. 10/19, 8 PM | Troy, NY

Friday, October 19, 2012, 8 PM
EMPAC Theater
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
$18 (discounted tickets available)

Sometimes known as "cinema for the ear," acousmatic music is a compositional form traditionally presented in the dark to help focus and intensify the hearing of the audience. Using dozens of loudspeakers hung in a ring surrounding the listeners, composers and performers manipulate the pieces in real time for an all-encompassing experience as electronic sound is moved around the space.
Highlighting composers from the 2012 AKOUSMA festival, now in its ninth year in Montréal, AKOUSMA @ EMPAC will explore both the traditional acousmatic musical style, as well as a more hybrid version with performers on stage.
Featuring performer/composers Nicolas Bernier, Richard Chartier, Jean Francois Laporte, Martin Tétreault, and Louis Dufort.

AKOUSMA is produced by Réseaux, a composer-run organization dedicated to presenting and commissioning electroacoustic music since 1991. Montréal is the North American hub for electronic music, offering a wide range of festivals spanning dance music, acoustics research, and everything in between.
- Louis Dufort:

Tickets are $18 general admission; $13 non-Rensselaer students, seniors, and Rensselaer faculty + staff; and $6 Rensselaer students (must provide ID for discounted tickets).

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 between and after the performances. Parking is available in the Rensselaer parking lot on College Avenue.

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


The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street
Troy, NY, 12180

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