EMAC Events

Archive 2013 Spring

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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Presented in the Sensing Environments Symposium

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Presented in the Sensing Environments Symposium

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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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