Mary Armentrout Dance Theater Presents Work-in-Progress Performance at EMPAC

Troy, NY — On Friday, October 27, at 5PM, Mary Armentrout Dance Theater will present a special work-in-progress performance of a new project commissioned by EMPAC / The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. A promenading performance, Listening Creates an Opening will take the audience across the Rensselaer campus, from a turn-of-the-century classroom to the contemporary EMPAC building. Set to premiere in Fall…

UK Techno Experimentalist Actress Performs his AZD Live Set at EMPAC

Troy, NY — On Friday, October 20, UK techno experimentalist Actress will perform his AZD live set at EMPAC / Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The show will begin at 9PM with Swedish DJ Toxe making her first American appearance. One of the most stylistically elusive figures in UK electronic music, Darren Jordan Cunningham has been releasing music under the name Actress since 2004.…

Choreographer Elena Demyanenko and filmmaker Erika Mijlin offer a work-in-progress performance of their EMPAC commission Echo/Archive

Troy, NY — On Friday, October 6, choreographer-performer Elena Demyanenko and filmmaker Erika Mijlin will present a work-in-progress performance of their collaboration Echo/Archive at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The event begins at 7PM and is free and open to the public, however, capacity is limited so audience members are advised to arrive early. Elena Demyanenko is a Russian-born dancer and choreographer…

Boudry / Lorenz present their film “Telepathic Improvisation,” based on a score by Pauline Oliveros

Troy, NY — On Thursday, September 28, Berlin-based artistic duo Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz will screen their new film Telepathic Improvisation at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The event begins at 7PM and will include a conversation with Victoria Brooks, EMPAC’s curator of time-based visual arts. Shot in the EMPAC Theater during Spring 2017, Telepathic Improvisation takes as its starting point the late Rensselaer professor and famed composer Pauline Oliveros’ 1974…

NYC quarter Yarn/Wire performs the music of contemporary German composer Enno Poppe

Including the world premiere of “Feld,” an EMPAC commission Troy, NY — On Friday, September 22, New York-based quartet Yarn/Wire will perform The Music of Enno Poppe at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The performance will include the world premiere of Feld, a piece newly commissioned by EMPAC. The concert begins at 7:30PM. Contemporary German composer Enno Poppe describes his music as…

Media theorist Abigail De Kosnik to present talk on “The Media Crease”

Considering use and reuse patterns, from creased book pages to digital glitches and erasures Troy, NY — On Wednesday, September 13, media theorist Abigail De Kosnik will present a talk at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Titled The Media Crease: Traces of Reuse in Hard and Soft Copies, the talk will present De Kosnik’s analysis of…

Hieroglyphic Being Brings Outer-orbit Dance Music to EMPAC Studio 1

Troy, NY — On Friday, September 8, Chicago-based electronic musician Hieroglyphic Being will play an extended set at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Known for his prolific output, shapeshifting persona, and highly experimental approach to house music, the DJ and synth artist is committed to the mystical power of dance music to move bodies and expand…