AKOUSMA @ EMPAC
Friday, October 19, 2012, 8 PM
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Sometimes known as “cinema for the ear,” acousmatic music is a compositional form traditionally presented in the dark to help focus and intensify the hearing of the audience. Using dozens of loudspeakers hung in a ring surrounding the listeners, composers and performers manipulate the pieces in real time for an all-encompassing experience as electronic sound is moved around the space.
Highlighting composers from the 2012 AKOUSMA festival, now in its ninth year in Montréal, AKOUSMA @ EMPAC will explore both the traditional acousmatic musical style, as well as a more hybrid version with performers on stage.
Featuring performer/composers Nicolas Bernier, Richard Chartier, Jean Francois Laporte, Martin Tétreault, and Louis Dufort.
Tickets are $18 general admission / $13 students and seniors.
More information can be found on the EMPAC website: empac.rpi.edu. Questions? Call the EMPAC Box Office: 518.276.3921.