EMPAC Makes Serious Impact

EMPAC @ RPI in Troy has announced its upcoming season of performances, films and exhibitions for the spring of ’10 – only the high-tech, multimedia performance center’s second spring season – and there’s plenty on the slate to intrigue and confound even the most free-thinking of Nippertown arts-goers.

Here are just a few highlights of the upcoming season:

Renegade composer-pianist Frederic Rzewski performs in EMPAC’s Concert Hall at 8pm on Saturday, March 20.

After a last-minute postponement in the fall, Dan Deacon & Nuclear Power Pants make good on their promise, sharing EMPAC’s Studio 1 space with Brooklyn art-popsters Extra Life at 8pm on Saturday, February 13.

Renowned writer/curator Margaret Wertheim discusses the collision of mathematics and poetry during a dinner/talk at Evelyn’s Cafe at 6pm on Wednesday, February 10.

Movie special effects legend Douglas Trumball – whose work was featured in such groundbreaking films as “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “Blade Runner” – discusses his work at 6pm on Thursday, March 18. Followed by a screening of Kubrick’s classic “2001: A Space Odyssey.”

Up-and-coming composer-alto saxophone titan Steve Lehman – a former student of both Jackie McLean and Anthony Braxton – leads his octet in a no-holds-barred performance that’s sure to blow out EMPAC’s Concert Hall at 8pm on Friday, May 28.

One Response to “EMPAC Makes Serious Impact”

  1. Thanks for the shout, Nippertown! Be sure to check the EMPAC site – http://empac.rpi.edu/ – before you head out, as events are added and information is updated on a regular basis. Hope some of you can make it.

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