My Awarded Projects
Paper Pianos World Premiere / Mary Kouyoumdjian + Alarm Will Sound
An evening-length theatrical work exploring the dislocation, longing, and optimism of refugees.Created By: EMPAC - The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer
New Work for Wave Field Synthesis by Nina C. Young, Performed by the American Brass Quintet
An installation-performance of fragmented Renaissance polyphony, spatial audio, and video projection creating ephemeral architectural spacesCreated By: EMPAC - The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer
Michael Gordon’s Anonymous Man, Performed by The Crossing
Reflections of home and the homeless inspired by a changing Lower ManhattanCreated By: EMPAC - The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer
Wet Ink Ensemble- Relay / TEXTUREN Tour
Wet Ink Ensemble travels to Switzerland for its first international tour, in support of two recent CD releases on hatART and Carrier.Created By: Wet Ink Ensemble
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EMPAC - The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at RensselaerTroy, NY
EMPAC — The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is where the arts, sciences, and technology meet under one roof and breathe the same air. Four exceptional venues enable audiences, artists, and researchers to inquire, experiment, develop, and experience the ever-changing relationship between our senses, technology, and the worlds we create around us. For more info, please visit: https://empac.rpi.edu
Anonymous Man: Michael Gordon, The Crossing
Composer and Bang on a Can founder Michael Gordon presented his choral work, Anonymous Man, performed by the 24-voice ensemble The Crossing. The hour-long piece expands on Gordon’s architectural approach to composition, layering minimalistic swirls of vocal sounds on top of one another to create a hypnotic group incantation.
Taking inspiration from his neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, Gordon says, “When I moved into my loft on Desbrosses, the streets were empty, since few people lived there. But both then and now, there were the homeless.
Okkyung Lee, Markus Noisternig, and Rama Gottfried
As part of EMPAC’s annual Spatial Audio Seminar, Markus Noisternig and Rama Gottfried joined with experimental cellist Okkyung Lee to perform a program of music composed for spatial audio systems. In addition to playback pieces by composers Natasha Barrett and Olga Neuwirth, Lee and Gottfried performed the latter’s piece, Fluoresce, and Lee improvised with Noisternig, who spatially manipulated the performance through an Ambisonic dome.
Sarah Hennies: Falsetto
Through slowly evolving textures, Sarah Hennies’ music opens up a space where small changes become events. Her music often explores the act of performance: whether through showing the amount of energy it takes to maintain a constant appearance in front of others, the exhaustion of maintaining a sound once it has been established, or the vulnerability of having one’s every small move amplified through observation.