EMPAC fall 2012

tim hecker corn field

Tim Hecker will be performing there at the end of September.

The fall 2012 schedule for EMPAC is now online. A compressed, easy-to-scan version of the slate is after the jump. Be sure to hit the (newly redesigned) EMPAC site for full details.

This season's schedule includes the usual mix of the unusual in all sorts of media -- music, dance, film, animation, science...

Michael Gordon: Rushes
Saturday, September 15, 2012, 8 PM
$18 (discounted tickets available)
The world premiere of a composition for seven bassoons by the founder of NYC's Bang on a Can.

Ella Fiskum Danz: Triptych 0811
Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 7:30 PM
In the context of a two-week production residency, Norwegian dance company Ella Fiskum Danz presents Triptych 0811, a work in progress exploring the inner life of dreams, reality, and ambition.

Melvin Moti: The Eye As I Can See
Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 6 PM
This dinner discussion will consider nuances of visual perception and the paradoxical status of the eye within human perception.

Tim Hecker
Friday, September 28, 2012, 8 PM
$18 (discounted tickets available)
A site-specific performance of new pulse-based works from a leading ambient and experimental electronic musician.

Nora Chipaumire: Miriam
Friday + Saturday, October 5 + 6, 2012, 8 PM
$18 (discounted tickets available)
Renowned choreographer and dancer Nora Chipaumire creates her first character driven work--a deeply personal dance-theater performance that looks closely at selflessness, ambition, perfection, and the sacrifice of the feminine ideal.

Peter Matthaes: Art Fraud: Recognizing Authenticity in Art
Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 6 PM
Peter Matthaes, director of the Museo D'Arte e Scienza, will present a dynamic discussion on art fraud, and the use of science and the senses to recognize authenticity in art.

Selmer Bringsjord + Naveen Sundar G: To Infinity and Beyond!
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 12 PM
Boldly going where no machine has gone before, or ever will, Rensselaer professor Selmer Bringsjord and PhD student Naveen Sundar G. will use EMPAC technology to visualize the infinite.

Solaris | Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 7:30 PM
Tarkovsky's iconic 1972 film charts a psychological territory in which the real and the imagined are inextricably mixed.

Friday, October 19, 2012, 8 PM
$18 (discounted tickets available)
"Cinema for the ear" electronic music performance presenting composer/performers from the 2012
AKOUSMA festival in Montréal.

Rebecca | Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Thursday, October 25, 2012, 7:30 PM
Alfred Hitchcock's haunting classic that anticipated many of the tropes that would become
characteristic of film noir, Rebecca stars Sir Lawrence Olivier and Joan Fontaine in an adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's 1938 novel of the same name.

Kurt Hentschläger: CLUSTER
Saturday, November 3, 2012, 8 PM
$18 (discounted tickets available)
A generative audiovisual performance that explores the weightless choreography of abstract falling human figures.

Manuel Lima: Session: The Power of Networks
Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 6 PM
Manuel Lima, author of Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information, will lead a discussion on network visualization that will be rendered live in image by ImageThink (Nora Herting and Heather Willems).

The Fall | Directed by Tarsem Singh
Thursday, November 8, 2012, 7:30 PM
A visually stunning film directed by Tarsem Singh, The Fall deftly interweaves reality and illusion through an epic narrative recounted to a little girl by a hospitalized stunt man.

Yegor Shevtsov
Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 7 PM
A solo piano work in-progress performance featuring two twentieth-century masterpieces:
Debussy's Etudes and Boulez's Incises.

onedotzero double feature: code warriors: a decade of processing + future cities
Thursday, November 15, 2012, 7 + 9 PM
$6 each
A double feature screening that celebrates the anniversary of the Processing programming language and imagines futuristic urban landscapes.

Ralph Lemon: Four Walls
Friday, November 16, 2012, 8 PM
Saturday, November 17, 2012, 4 PM
$18 (discounted tickets available)
With Four Walls, Ralph Lemon premieres a live multimedia dance installation that provides four points of view on one dance, giving a new shape to a "dance with no form."

Jennifer Koh: Bach and Beyond
Friday, November 30, 2012, 8 PM
$18 (discounted tickets available)
Solo violin recital contrasting the music of J.S. Bach with newly commissioned works by
contemporary composers.

Dimitris Papaioannou: Primal Matter
Saturday, December 8, 2012, 8 PM
Avant-garde choreographer Dimitris Papaioannou embarks on an artistic challenge: an
experiment investigating personal and national identity through an optical illusion created by two isolated bodies on stage, at a time when the issue of paramount concern is, ultimately, what is indispensable--what constitutes the essence.

Tim Hecker photo courtesy of the artist / via EMPAC

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