EMPAC spring 2016 season

Cellist Okkyung Lee will be at EMPAC January 28, along with clarinetist Rane Moore, to "explore a greater sonic range of the clarinet and cello."

Right to the point: EMPAC's 2016 spring schedule is now out. And, as always, it's full of performances and events that promise to be interesting, thought-provoking, even challenging.

Here's a compressed version of the schedule...

More details are at the EMPAC site, of course. Follow the links.

January 28: Rane Moore + Okkyung Lee (music/sound)

February 4: On Screen/Sound: Morgan Fisher / Alfred Hitchcock (film/video)

February 11: Vectors and Circles: CISL and EMPAC: Johannes Goebel and Hui Sui (talk)

February 12: For Kenneth Gaburo: Nate Wooley (music/sound)

February 18: On Screen/Sound: Clio Barnard / Joyce Wieland (film/video)

February 25: On Screen/Sound: Tony Cokes / Alexander Kluge / Sara Magenheimer / Laure Prouvost (film/video)

March 2: On Screen/Sound: Charles Atlas / Ephraim Asili / Christian Marclay / Lucy Raven / Godfrey Reggio (film/video)

April 1: Atlas Revisited: Karthik Pandian and Andros Zins-Browne (performance)

April 7: Bearthoven + Battle Trance (music/sound)

April 8: On Screen/Sound: Oskar Fischinger / Mary Ellen Bute / Ryoichi Kurokawa (film/video)

April 14: The Music of Salvatore Sciarrino (music/sound)

April 15: Moved by the Motion: Wu Tsang and boychild, featuring Patrick Belaga (performance)

April 20: Bernd Lintermann: Art and Science: Pushing the Limits of the Creative Process in Media Art I (talk)

April 20: Bernd Lintermann: Art and Science: Pushing the Limits of the Creative Process in Media Art II (talk)

April 21: Amirtha Kidambi's Elder Ones + Longleash (music/sounds)

April 22: Hannah Rickards: One can make out the surface only by placing any dark-colored object on the ground (performace)

April 28: Patricia L Boyd: Work in Progress (talk)

May 5: Nik Bärtsch's MOBILE (music/sound)

May 12: On Screen/Sound: Michael Snow / Miguel Angel Rios (film/video)

May 13: WITHIN 2: Tarek Atoui (performance)


I'd like to think that my creativity, acceptance and intelligence is a bit above average (at least the former two). However, every year I look at this schedule and find myself perplexed and more perplexed.

I thought that the Salvatore Sciarrino sounded interesting until I looked him up and was shrilled out of my seat by disturbing gut wrenching noise.

I guess I'll have to stick to MASS MOCA or perhaps just massive mochas, Lord knows I do love my coffee.

Battle Trance will be excellent.

I think being a bit perplexed is a good thing. It's an opportunity for curiosity. Some of my favorite events at EMPAC over the years have been the ones I stumbled into without any frame of reference for what I was about to experience. The audience is doing just as much "experimenting" as the performers are.

Hi there. Comments have been closed for this item. Still have something to say? Contact us.

The Scoop

For a decade All Over Albany was a place for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. It was kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who could help you find out what's up. AOA stopped publishing at the end of 2018.

Recently on All Over Albany

Thank you!

When we started AOA a decade ago we had no idea what was going to happen. And it turned out better than we could have... (more)

Let's stay in touch

This all feels like the last day of camp or something. And we're going to miss you all so much. But we'd like to stay... (more)

A few things I think about this place

Working on AOA over the past decade has been a life-changing experience for me and it's shaped the way I think about so many things.... (more)

Albany tightened its rules for shoveling snowy sidewalks last winter -- so how'd that work out?

If winter ever gets its act together and drops more snow on us, there will be sidewalks to shovel. And shortly after that, Albany will... (more)

Tea with Jack McEneny

Last week we were fortunate enough to spend a few minutes with Jack McEneny -- former state Assemblyman, unofficial Albany historian, and genuinely nice guy.... (more)

Recent Comments

My three year old son absolutely loving riding the train around Huck Finn's (Hoffman's) Playland this summer.

Thank you!

...has 27 comments, most recently from Ashley

Let's stay in touch

...has 4 comments, most recently from mg

A look inside 2 Judson Street

...has 3 comments, most recently from Diane (Agans) Boyle

Everything changes: Alicia Lea

...has 2 comments, most recently from Chaz Boyark

A few things I think about this place

...has 13 comments, most recently from Katherine