From avant-garde jazz to dancing camels, a sci-fi stage performance to an orchestral concert at the edge of silence, EMPAC continues to open the dialogue around notions of “the experimental.”
Multimedia artist Daniel Wohl’s creations are musical labyrinths with lush visuals. He will showcase his latest work-in-progress Holographic at Mass MoCA on January 16, 2016.
NARI is the arresting, multi-generational, multimedia mash-up conceived by Gingger Shankar and tells the unsung story of the lives of Lakshmi Shankar and her daughter Viji, two extraordinary artists who helped bring Indian music to the West in the 1970s through their collaboration with Ravi Shankar and George Harrison.
The skinny kids hated him, no matter what he did. They taunted him until he took revenge without amends. Settling in for six weeks at The C.O.W., “Fatty Fatty No Friends” is a tale worthy of an Opera. Or at least an Operetta.
“The Discovery Project” and its music draws inspiration from space and vintage sci-fi explorations reminiscent of H.G. Wells and the Mars rovers.
Working closely with New York-based dancer and choreographer Brittany Bailey and dancer Burr Johnson, Recursive Frame Analysis is multimedia taken to its limits employing arrangements of intensely saturated light, raw synthetic sound, disrupted rhythmic structures, and kinetic energy.
Tarek Atoui has gone far beyond “noise music” with an extensive circuitry of knobs and switches that requires a manic, gestural performance style. The Metastable Circuit is one of his most sophisticated creations, consisting of four tables with controls capable of triggering 250,000 sounds.