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…

EMPAC at RPI Announces Fall 2017 Season

Featuring Martine Syms, Andrew Schneider, Hieroglyphic Being, Enno Poppe, Boudry/Lorenz, Actress, Ali Moini, Laura Luna, Mohammad Reza Mortazavi, and many more Troy, NY — The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is pleased to present its Fall 2017 season of concerts, theatrical productions, dance performances, film screenings, talks and workshops. View the entire calendar at empac.rpi.edu. The season kicks off on August…

EMPAC Offers Free Building Tours Throughout Fall season

Highlighting new technologies and the center’s programmatic capabilities Troy, NY — Throughout the Fall 2017 season, the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will offer a series of free building tours on the first Saturdayof each month. Led by a different member of the EMPAC team, each tour will focus on a different thematic or technological area, from audio, to…