Win FREE TIX to AKOUSMA @ EMPAC at RPI on Friday

October 4th, 2011, 10:05 am by Greg
 Louis Dufort (photo by Diane Charland)

Louis Dufort (photo by Diane Charland)

AKOUSMA is produced by Réseaux, a composer-run organization dedicated to presenting and commissioning electroacoustic. Presenting international works that span the spectrum of electronic music, the eighth annual AKOUSMA festival takes place in Montréal beginning on Wednesday, October 12.

But Nippertonians will get a sneak preview, when four of the fest’s international spotlight artists roll into EMPAC at RPI in Troy for the AKOUSMA at EMPAC concert at 8pm on Friday (October 8).

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Pierre-Yves Macé (from France), France Jobin (Canada), Horacio Vaggione (France/Argentina) and Louis Dufort (Canada) will be interpreting their works live in EMPAC’s Studio 2 over a 16-speaker system surrounding the audience.

Composer Louis Dufort’s music ranges from a cathartic form of expressionism to a focus on the inner structure of sound matter. Named artistic director of Réseaux in 2010, he begins his first season with a concert at EMPAC.

Pierre-Yves Macé (photo by Fabrice Allard)

Pierre-Yves Macé (photo by Fabrice Allard)

Pierre-Yves Macé is a French musician whose music encompasses improvisation on machines, a background in piano and classical percussion, jazz-rock/prog-rock bands, dance accompaniments and an interest in literature and musicology.

France Jobin (photo by Sandor Dobos)

France Jobin (photo by Sandor Dobos)

France Jobin (aka i8u) is a sound/installation/web artist and curator. Her extensive solo and collaborative work has been featured in web work/installations and various music and new technology festivals across North America and Europe.

Horacio Vaggione (photo courtesy of GRM)

`Horacio Vaggione (photo courtesy of GRM)

Horacio Vaggione is an Argentinian-born electroacoustic and musique concrète composer who specializes in micromontage, granular synthesis and microsound, and whose pieces often are for performer and computer‐generated tape.

AKOUSMA at EMPAC takes place at 8pm on Friday, and tix are $18; students and seniors $13.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you!?! We’re giving away a pair of FREE TIX to the performance. To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The winners will be selected at random and notified on Friday. Good luck! Congratulations to Rich!

6 thoughts on “Win FREE TIX to AKOUSMA @ EMPAC at RPI on Friday”

  1. Rich says:

    Macheesmo Akousma!

  2. John A says:

    This looks really cool

  3. Aaron Pause says:

    I would looove to go…EMPAC has some awesomely interesting performances…we’re beyond lucky to have them in our local area…

  4. steven nover says:

    dance the night away

  5. Aaron Pause says:

    did you ever annouce the winner???

  6. Aaron Pause says:

    oops…I see Rich won…way to go Rich!!!

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