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Archive 2013 Fall

December 8th, 2013 6 pm- 8:30 pm in West Hall, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Through their hands on work, undergraduate students in Arts 2020 – Computer Music have utilized a variety of hardware and software including Pro Tools, Reason and Ableton Live. The class focuses on music composition in the context of modern computerized production methods. December 4th, 6pm  West Hall, Room 118

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Study no. 30 explores the concept of the musical score as installation. Inspired conceptually, compositionally, and sonically by tubular wind chimes, a ring of tuned bells appear to float in space, providing simply the potential for performance, and an invitation for audience interaction.    EMPAC Studio 1  •  December 5, 2013, 9am-10pm •  December 6, 2013, 9am-10pm

 

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Rensselaer is pleased to invite community participation from across the Capital District for its annual Holiday Festival Choir performance on Sunday, December 15th at 3:00 PM at EMPAC.  Revised schedule available by clicking on title "Revised Rehearsal Schedule for 2013 Festival Choir," above. 

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Co-sponsored by RPI's Arts Department and iEAR Presents! and The Sanctuary for Independent Media.   Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 7pm – 10pm  at The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Avenue, Troy, NY 12180   ​Admission: by donation ($10 suggested, $5 student/low-income)

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Dr. Ade Knowles, Arts Professor of Practice will be the keynote speaker at the College of Holy Cross’ UNITY Week.  He will also lead Ensemble Congeros with guest artists Jeanine Ouderkirk, Jeff Nania, and David Cudzilo performing African, Afro-Cuban, and New World Percussion.  The event will take place on November 10, 2012, 3:00 pm, at the Seelos Theatre in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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In January 2014, Lecturer in the Department of the Arts Nathan Meltz opens his solo exhibition Laborers at Southern Illinois University’s Vergette Gallery.   Laborers uses printmaking, collage, video, and sculpture to critically investigate the intersection of labor and technology.  Told through images and narratives of robotic characters in technological dystopias, Laborers shows technology’s influence on the institutions of school, war, and the factory as characters struggle to escape jobs that threaten to bore, brainwash, and kill them.   www.nathanmeltz.com

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In this 30 minute interview recorded in Riga for the Latvian State Radio, Century presents and discusses his music, influences, and ideas about media art and technology with Latvian musicologist and radio producer Edgars Raginskis.

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Ken Ragsdale, lecturer in the Department of the Arts, has received a commission from the Port of Portland (Oregon) to install his work “The Quest” in the international wing of the Portland international Airport.

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The concert will take place on Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in EMPAC Studio 2

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Re-New Digital Arts Festival is a a platform for artists, technologists, curators, researchers and scientists alike, and facilitates networking, knowledge sharing and dissemination."

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Nov 1st  Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st., New York City.   Book signing @ 7 pm,  Interactive, Multimedia Concert @ 8 pm.  

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Eddie Ade Knowles, Professor of Practice in the Arts, will lead Ensemble Congeros in a performance at the African & Caribbean Student Association’s Pride of Africa celebration on October 25, 2013, at 8:30 pm in the Rensselaer Union, McNeil Room.

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Arts Professor Dr. Ade Knowles and Ensemble Congeros will perform at Ione's 18 Annual Dream Festival on October 20th at 3:00 pm at the Uptown Gallery, 296 Wall Street, Kingston, NY.  

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Continuing the tradition, Rensselaer is pleased to invite community participation from across the Capital District for its annual Holiday Festival Choir. This SATB volunteer choral group will present a concert at the Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) on the RPI campus in partnership with the Rensselaer Orchestra and Concert Choir under the direction of Nicholas DeMaison on Sunday, December 15th at 3:00 PM.

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Arts Professor Michael Century performs October 12 in the opening concert of  the Art+Communication 2013 Festival in Riga, Latvia.  The concert features audiovisual and electronic music by composers from Italy, Canada, United Kindgdom, Latvia and the U.S., and occurs at Riga's historic Spīķeri Concert Hall.   Art+Communication 2013 is the fifteenth in an annual International Festival for New Media Culture that this year is happening in conjunction with the Fifth International Conference on Media Art Histories, from Oct 8-11.  Century is also presenting a paper at the conference, and will be interviewed on Latvia State Radio Classical music channel. http://festival.rixc.lv/eng/aboutfestival.php http://renew.rixc.lv/index.php

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The concert features audiovisual and electronic music by composers from Italy, Canada, United Kindgdom, Latvia and the U.S., and occurs at Riga's historic Spīķeri Concert Hall.

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Fall Semester Arts Open Studios
December 15, 2017 9:00 AM
West Hall Floors 1-4

Join first and second year Electronic Arts PhD and MFA students for open studios in West Hall.