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Archive 2013

Untitled Apocalypse
EMPAC Studio 1 Goodman
February 22, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Second performance
February 23, 2013 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Allison Berkoy presents Untitled Apocalypse, an immersive, multimedia installation of projection, reactive spectacles, and mixed realities.

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Neil Rolnick's Farewell Concert, Music for Violin, Piano and Computer
EMPAC Theater
February 27, 2013 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

A concert of iEAR Founding Director Neil Rolnick’s recent music for various combinations of violin, piano and laptop computer.

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Composer Kyle Gann is well-known as the Village Voice's new-music critic from 1986 to 2005, and is the author of several books covering multiple facets of new-music research including The Music of Conlon Nancarrow, American Music in the 20th Century, and No Such Thing as Silence: John Cage's 4'33", among others. For this talk he will be focusing on his work with microtonality.
Sponsored by the Arts Department.
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Joshua Thorson: Tell Me Everything
EMPAC Theater
April 10, 2013 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Joshua Thorson is a video-maker who works with narrative conceptually, exploring and exploiting the narrative exchange through the themes of science, religion, transcendence, authenticity, idealism, and trauma. Using tonal shifts and stringent economy, this work both caters to and usurps expectations, opening up “story” to ontology. Thorson’s work has been presented at museums, galleries, and theaters internationally.  Thorson is currently in the process of completing his Ph.D. in Electronic Arts at Rensselaer.
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Film "A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet"
DCC, room 308
April 14, 2013 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

A FIERCE GREEN FIRE: The Battle For a Living Planet is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement - grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conversation to climate change.

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Presented in the Sensing Environments Symposium

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Designing the Vernacular, a C&M Colloquium
Sage 4711
April 17, 2013 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The Department of Communication and Media at Rensselaer presents "Designing the Vernacular" by Sonia Matos, Ph.D, on Wednesday, April 17 at 12:30 PM in Sage 4711.  Dr. Matos, Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, U.K., & Visiting Scholar, MIT’s ACT Program in Art, Culture & Technology, will explore the importance of understanding vernacular knowledge when attempting to safeguard immaterial cultural heritage. A reception follows at 2:30 PM. Food and beverages will be served.

 
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After seminar Q&A with Marilynne Robinson
Alumni House Small Dining Room
April 17, 2013 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Afternoon Seminar Q & A will be held at the Alumni House in the Small Dining Room. Visiting author Marilynne Robinson will respond to questions from the audience.  

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McKinney Writing Contest Awards Ceremony and Reading by Marilynne Robinson
Biotech Auditorium, Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Building

Winners of the 2013 McKinney Writing Contest (Fiction/Drama, Poetry, Essay, and Electronic Media) will be honored at an awards ceremony at the Biotech Auditorium on Wednesday, April 17 at 8 pm.  The evening will also feature a reading and Q&A by internationally acclaimed author Marilynne Robinson.  The reading is free and open to the public.

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Lecture: Pauline Oliveros "Listening In and Out"
EMPAC Studio Beta
April 18, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presented in the Sensing Environments Symposium

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Lecture: Dr. Gavin Schmidt, " What are climate models good for?"
EMPAC Concert Hall
April 19, 2013 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Volmer Fries Lecture presented by the School of Science  in the Sensing Environments Symposium

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Screening: Reach of Resonance
EMPAC Studio 2
April 19, 2013 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Filmed in ten countries, "The Reach Of Resonance" is a meditation on the meaning of the music, which juxtaposes the creative paths of four musicians who use music to cultivate a deeper understanding of the world around them. Presented in the Sensing Environments Symposium.

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Marina Zurkow "The Haunting : challenging our environmental relations"
EMPAC Studio 2
April 20, 2013 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Presented in the Sensing Environments Symposium

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World Drum Performance
Prospect Park
April 21, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Earth Day Musical Procession
Prospect Park to EMPAC
April 21, 2013 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Processional music featuring all the ensembles
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Circadian Rhythms
EMPAC Concert Hall
April 21, 2013 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

World premiere of a newly commissioned work composed and conducted by Susie Ibarra featuring soloists Devash Chandra, Alan George, Matthew Gold, Roberto Juan Robriguez, Jim Weber, Jennifer Milioto Matsue, Eddie Ade Knowles, Mamadabou Mimo Camara and all the ensembles.

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Seeing Madness: Insanity, Media, and Visual Culture
DCC 330
April 29, 2013 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Talk by W. J. T. Mitchell

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[radical] signs of life
EMPAC, Studio 2
May 3, 2013 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2nd performance
May 4, 2013 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

[radical] is a multi-disciplinary, interactive dance performance. Ph.D Candidate Show, Heidi Boisvert in collaboration with Marco Donnarumma, Pauline Jennings, Doug Van Nort, Raven Kwok, Allen Hahn and Amy Neilson

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[radical] signs of life

May 4, 2013 7:30 PM - April 4, 2013

[radical] is a multi-disciplinary, interactive dance performance. Ph.D Candidate Show, Heidi Boisvert in collaboration with Marco Donnarumma, Pauline Jennings, Doug Van Nort, Raven Kwok, Allen Hahn and Amy Neilson

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Larry Kagan: Revealing Shadows
The Butler Institute of American Art
May 5, 2013 12:00 AM - August 25, 2013
FILM FESTIVAL
Rensselaer Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Auditorium
May 8, 2013 7:00 PM - December 31, 1969

Nao Bustamante’s Producing & Directing the Short Film class is pleased to present the first annual short film festival. The culmination of a year's hard work, the festival is a collection of original short films that embrace a variety of genres: romance, science fiction, cult horror comedy,and more. Participating students include: Harrison Bond, Breanna Brown, Wilberto Casillas,

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Filmmaker Penny Lane Presents "Our Nixon"
The Sanctuary for Independent Media
May 8, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

OUR NIXON is an all-archival documentary presenting those home movies for the first time, along with other rare footage, creating an intimate and complex portrait of the Nixon presidency as never seen before

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ARTS GRAD SHOW SPRING 2013
West Hall
May 12, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

May 12th, 6 to 8 pm in West Hall Gallery. Five grad students present an impressive range of work in digital animation and photography,electro-acoustic chamber music, and accompanied film. Free and open to the public.

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We would like to invite you to a talk by Aleksandra Dulic and Kenneth Newby of the Center for Culture and Technology in British Columbia.  They will be presenting work related to the development of their Performing Animator system, a media instrument that facilitates live animation performance, as well as Newby's Flicker Generative Orchestra,  an example of real-time generative compositional processes. 

 
They will present their work on Tuesday, May 28 at 5:00 pm in Studio Beta, EMPAC:
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The Second Septendecimal Cicada Celebration!
Throughout Ulster County
June 14, 2013 12:00 AM - June 16, 2013
The Second Septendecimal Cicada Celebration!
June 5 and 14–16, 2013

throughout Ulster County 
(Kingston, New Paltz, Saugerties)
 Kingston, N.Y.—This summer marks the return of the 17-year cicadas (or Magicicada septendecim, Brood II) to the Hudson Valley. Deep Listening Institute, in collaboration with Mikhail Horowitz, David Rothenberg, and the City of Kingston, has plans to celebrate this reemergence with the Second 17-Year Cicada Celebration, a three-day festival weekend of art, music, poetry, and nature in and around the City of Kingston, Saugerties, and New Paltz.  The life cycle of the periodic cicadas is one of nature’s grandest, and its culmination — with a mass emergence of billions of singing insects once every 17 years — is an amazing spectacle. Our goal is to celebrate and educate, to convey the wonder and the glory of these insects to our friends and neighbors in the Hudson Valley, in the hope that they can look upon them as something infinitely more than a “nuisance” or a “pestilence,” as they have been considered in some quarters in the past.  In 1996, a Cicada Celebration produced by Mikhail Horowitz and Georg and Nancy Donskoj welcomed the cicadas with a “hail and farewell” display of art, video, music, poetry, and an entomological presentation at the old location of Donskoj and Co. on Broadway. This year’s events will feature more of the same, including a few of the “old brood” of artists that performed in ’96.Here are the highlights of this year’s Cicada Celebration 
(additional information available at deeplistening.org/cicadas):

·       Wednesday, June 5 at 9 pm: Events begin at Mohonk Mountain House, with their Summer Nature Week featuring a special cicada concert with David Rothenberg, Pauline Oliveros, overtone singer Timothy Hill, and a cicada invocation by Ione. 
·       Friday, June 14 from 5 to 8 pm: Opening reception of a cicada-related art show with spoken word and acoustic music tributes to the cicadas, curated and hosted by Mikhail Horowitz at the new location of Donskoj & Company, 101 Abeel Street on the Rondout in Kingston.            Artists featured include Anita Barbour, Cristina Brusca, Dennis Connors, Bob Crimi, Yourij Donskoj, Jim Fawcett, Jan Harrison, Susan Horowitz, Richmond Johnson, Hal Krieger, Polly Law, Fawn Potash, Jacquie Roland, Cynthia Winika, and Carol Zaloom.            Poets/performers and musicians include Spider Barbour, Mikhail Horowitz, Wendy Kagan, Alison Koffler-Wise, Gilles Malkine, Pauline Oliveros, Princes of Serendip, Cheryl Rice, and Linda Weintraub.  
·       Saturday, June 15 from 3 to 6 pm: Cicada Celebration outdoor concert in beautiful Rotary Park along the Hudson River near Kingston Point Beach.  Ride the trolley from historic Rondout, bring a picnic and lounge chair!
            Performers include Spider Barbour, Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles Malkine, Ione, David Rothenberg with Tony Levin and Pauline Oliveros, Princes of Serendip (T. G. Vanini and Julie Parisi), Chuck Stein, If Bwana (Al Margolis and Lisa Kelley), and Ryan Ross Smith and Torben Pastore.
·       Sunday, June 16, 1 to 3 pm: Guided visit to Eve’s Point in Saugerties with naturalists Spider and Anita Barbour. 
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Summer Picnic and Concert
Chapel & Cultural Center,2125 Burdett Ave., Troy
June 20, 2013 5:30 PM - June 17, 2013
Thursday, June 20 ✥ 5:30 pm (picnic), 7 pm (concert) 
Please join us as we welcome in the Summer Late-afternoon picnic on the Chapel Terrace begins at 5:30 pm, followed by a very special concert at 7:00 pm with musicians Kimberley Dolanski (soprano), Cecilia Kang (clarinet) and Mary Simoni (piano). The program will feature works by Schubert, Horvit, Vaugh-Williams, and Simoni. All are welcome; Feel free to invite family & friends Suggested donation $5 per person CHAPEL & CULTURAL CENTER 2125 Burdett Ave. ✥ Troy NY 12180 518-274-7793 
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Along the Way A solo improvisation using the V accordion. Along the Way there are many diversions that may lead to unexpected locations. The Way is not necessarily familiar or unfamiliar. It is the Way.  River to River Festival/New York Electronic Art Festival
PACE University 
Schimmel Theater For More Information Visit River to River Festival

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Conference-goers will also have the opportunity to register for the pre-conference workshop 
Sound Sculpting and Deep Listening Through Electronics with Doug Van Nort 
a 3-day Deep Listening Workshop on July 9-11, 2013. 
More Information here:http://deeplistening.org/site/conference-workshop
For additional information please contact Conference Director Doug Van Nort at dvnt.sea@deeplistening.orgThe conference will span two and half days and will feature over 75 presenters from around the world.  Presentations will include lectures, workshops, performances, listening walks, poster sessions and roundtables. 

 
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"Urban Infrastructures for Non-Humans," with bio-artist Natalie Jeremijenko
Butterfly Bridge: Glen Ave between River St. and 6th Ave., in North Troy.
July 17, 2013 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

REGISTER at: mediasanctuary.org/workshopregistration For more information: email info@mediasanctuary.org or call 518-272-2390.Jeremijenko will lead the community to begin building a public art sculpture, Butterfly Bridge. The bridge will demonstrate possibilities of re-imagining our urban infrastructure, and guide us towards a bio-diverse ecosystem – one upon which our own health critically depends.  A Moth Cinema will be integrated into the structure, revealing the nightly dramas of love, survival and the fluttering lifestyles of the dark and mysterious.  This art installation will reveal the fragility of humans’ and insects’ eco systems, as part of an Environmental Clinic for ‘curing’ our local ecologies through citizen participation.
 
The workshop is in collaboration with “Found Art in North Troy” during Uptown Summer, a 5-week series of public arts workshops designed to enhance livability through creative place-making.  Bioart in an Industrial Wasteland and Found Art in North Troy are funded by the National Endowment of the Arts, with additional support from NYSCA, community organizations and volunteers.

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Elyse Singer, Guest Speaker: Technology on Stage

October 21, 2013 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Technology on Stage: Hedy Lamarr & George Antheil's Engineering Collaboration in the Award-Winning, Multi-Disciplinary Play "Frequency Hopping"Monday October 21st at 1pm, Sage 3205Elyse Singer, Playwright & Director  Giving an overview of the process and production of her play, "Frequency Hopping," Singer will open up conversation about the writing and production process with digital media in performance.

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Radical interdisciplinary artist Paul Vanouse integrates art and science, media and performance, to address scientific constructions of race and identity, and empower audiences to dismantle, critique and debunk forensic DNA “fingerprinting” used as criminal evidence in FBI and police practices. Remember the OJ Simpson case? This talk will creatively counter mass-media dramatizations that typically misinform the public, and provide audiences with the conceptual tools to understand current issues surrounding use of DNA imaging and databasing. Part of the "Bioart in an Industrial Wasteland" project. Co-sponsored by iEAR Presents and the RPI ARTS Department! 

at THE SANCTUARY FOR INDEPENDENT MEDIA, 3361 6th Avenue, Troy, NY
Info and directions: 518-272-2390
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A seminar presentation and discussion with  Dr. Hanna Hoelling focusing on the topic: What specific kinds of change does a multimedia artwork undergo, and how does it maintain its identity through those changes? 

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Rensselaer Concert Choir Fall Concert
Chapel & Cultural Center
November 17, 2013 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Rensselaer Concert Choir, under the direction of Nicholas DeMaison, presents an evening of a cappella choral music classics by Monteverdi, Bruckner, Pärt, Ligeti, Thompson and Byrd.

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1+1 = Creative Collaborations
DCC Lobby
November 21, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

“1+1 = Creative Collaborations”, a multimedia collaborative performance, November 21st

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Rensselaer Orchestra Fall Concert

November 23, 2013 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The newly formed Rensselaer Orchestra, under the direction of Nicholas DeMaison, presents its first concert at the EMPAC Concert Hall.  Free and open to the public.

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Solo Studio Performance by Michael Century
West Hall, Room 323
November 26, 2013 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

This is will be an informal run-through of the complete program of Century's solo concert at Toronto's Music Gallery on Nov. 30.

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Meaning of Life, The Universe, and Everything!
EMPAC Studio Beta
December 4, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

An evening of staged readings of student-written final plays from COMM2960: Science + Technology in Theatre

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