EMPAC's spring schedule

empac_concert_hall.jpgThe schedule for the upcoming season at EMPAC is out and it includes a bunch of events that look interesting/challening/odd/beautiful.

Here are a few that caught our eye...

(all blurbs from EMPAC)

Jeremy Wade: there is no end to more | January 28
Choreographer Jeremy Wade's playful solo spectacle delves into Japanese kawaii (cute) culture - mashing together a children's TV show, dances, and animated drawings by manga illustrator Hiroki Otsuka.

Margaret Wetheim: Mathematics as Poetic Enchantment | February 10
A dinner and talk with Margaret Wertheim, a science writer and curator, in which she will present her work with the Institute For Figuring, an organization devoted to the poetic and aesthetic dimensions of science and mathematics.

New Nothing: Extra Life + Dan Deacon with Nuclear Power Pants | February 13
A thrashing, zig-zagging, gorgeously heavy band that reconciles the 21st and 13th centuries mixes it up with two beacons of exuberant indie noise dance. (This is Deacon's return trip for his cancelled show from this past fall.)

Douglas Trumbull / 2001: A Space Odyssey | March 18
An engaging talk with special effects legend Douglas Trumbull (2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters, Star Trek, Blade Runner) followed by a screening of Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece of science fiction cinema, 2001: A Space Odyssey on the massive 52' concert hall screen.

The OpenEnded Group: Upending | March 26
An evening-length work that combines breathtaking 3D experimental animation with a new recording by the FLUX Quartet of Morton Feldman's First String Quartet.

Mark Changizi: Alien Vision Revolution | April 21
Why do humans see in color? Why do we have eyes on the front of our heads, like cats, rather than on the sides, like horses? Theoretical neurobiologist Mark Changizi explores why we see what we see, from color to the written word.

onedotzero_adventures in motion | April 30 - May 2
The international onedotzero festival returns to Troy for its second annual celebration of the moving image at EMPAC - expect more of the best in moving image screenings, audiovisual performances, and installations from around the world. Special guests AntiVJ will be in residence at EMPAC in April that will culminate in a spectacular live audiovisual event with Diplo.

Comments

What a cool season! If folks want to hear Steve Lehman, who's performing May 28 at EMPAC, you can check him out on The Jazz Session:

http://thejazzsession.com/2009/11/04/the-jazz-session-105-steve-lehman/

This show was produced right here in Albany.

Jason Crane
Host/Producer
The Jazz Session

Last year's onedotzero fest was very cool - I'm glad to see they are bringing it back to RPI.

Thanks for the shout! We at EMPAC are pretty jazzed on the upcoming calendar of events, and thus it is nice to see what is catching peoples' eyes. Hope some of the AOA readers (and AOA themselves!) can make some / all of the happenings.

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