Archive 2013 Summer
RPI Arts Professor of Practice Ade Knowles and Ensemble Congeros will perform on September 13th at the Opening Ceremonies for Latino Heritage Month at 7 pm at the Student Union, McNeil Room. The group will perform pieces including; Bembe, Signifiyin Monkey, Nikrumah, Guaguanco, Afro-Blue and Samba/Comparsa. Guest artist and co-leader of the Chronicles, Jeff Nania will accompany the group.Read More
On Friday, August 30, Michael Century will perform on piano and accordion at a benefit for the Collar City Ramble at Carmen’s Café, 198 First Street in Troy. He will be accompanied by James Hanford (violin) and Kimberley Dolanski (voice)Read More
Arts Professor Pauline Oliveros to perform Pauline Oliveros at 80 with International Contemporary Ensemble at Lincoln Center’s Clark Studio Theater on August 20th at 7:30 pm. This event is part of Mostly Mozart Festival’s series Power of Ten; 10 Concerts performed by ICE featuring 10 world premieres by 10 NY artists. For more information Visit Mostly MozartRead More
Arts Associate Professor Nao Bustamante is one of seven recipients awarded the 2013 Maker’s Muse Award. The award is given to cross-disciplinary artists, whose work breaks boundaries with tenacity and grace. The Makers Muse Award is supported through the Kindle Project, an organization that supports people and projects working towards solutions and alternatives to systems in transition.Read More
The following music ensembles will be offered by the Arts Department of the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) in academic year 2013–14:Rensselaer Orchestra, Rensselaer Concert Choir, Rensselaer Chamber Music Ensemble and Roots of Africa Music Ensemble.Read More
Michael Oatman, Associate Professor of Architecture and Kenneth Ragsdale, Lecturer of Arts present a three month long exhibition entitled 'AN ARMORY SHOW', which will take place at the Opalka Gallery on the campus of the Sage College of Albany at 140 New Scotland Road in Albany, NY. From August 26th through December 15th, 2013.Read More
Rock On students bring a wealth of youthful energy as drummers and percussionists in the student bands. We are pleased to welcome mentor Dr. Eddie Ade Knowles of RPI who will collaborate with drum faculty Chris Mattoon and Jerry Giguere to explore world rhythms with Rock On students this year.Dr. Knowles has literally travelled the world absorbing cultures and rhythms over the last 40+ years. He has been a professor and an administrator but always found time to continue his music. Early on, at the age of 27, Knowles was appointed director of a college discovery program, which at the time was the largest program of its kind in New York City. Though he was also a teacher at the time, he was able to maintain his music career, tour with Earth, Wind, and Fire, and make an appearance on “The Midnight Special” on national television. Still, one of his great loves is being and educator and interacting with the students. www.youtube.com/watch?v=002rSxeSGjc ;Read More
Heather Dewey-Hagborg is an information artist whose most recent project, "Stranger Visions," seeks to make 3D renderings from discarded DNA found on the streets of New York.
The “Stranger Visions” project uses DNA tracking to create crude mock-ups of faces from the objects people leave behind. Dewey-Hagborg works out of a community lab on Flatbush Ave.Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/artist-creates-3d-models-faces-discarded-dna-article-1.1384149#ixzz2XVzILn5V
In her hilarious new fiction short, Nao Bustamante captures another experimental filmmaker, JT (played by noted queer filmmaker Joshua Thorson) as he struggles with his apocalyptic film and the pesky interruptions by one tween next door neighbor.Read More
What's the Score? by Pauline OliverosA solo improvisation for V Accordion, Pauline Oliveros invites the audience to score a sound during her improvisation. A sound might consist of one single note, chord, cluster or noise that is heard at any time during the piece. The scoring of the sounds will be collected and organized by Oliveros into a score to be performed. This score will be donated to MoMA.http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/events/18491Read More
Conference-goers will also have the opportunity to register for the pre-conference workshop Sound Sculpting and Deep Listening Through Electronics with Doug Van Nort a 3-day Deep Listening Workshop on July 9-11, 2013. More Information here:http://deeplistening.org/site/conference-workshop
RPI Arts Professor Kathleen Ruiz will present FLO: The Watershed Project at the Sandylore Symposium: Cultural Knowledge as a Resource for Disaster Response on Thursday, June 13th at The Actors Fund Arts Center (160 Schermerhorn St. Brooklyn, NY) at 6:30 pm. FLO: The Watershed Project is an artistic, scientific and educational game simulation project about the vital important of water, specifically in the New York City West of Hudson Watershed.http://watershed.hass.rpi.eduRead More
Professor of Arts Caren Canier will exhibit four paintings in the exhibition "Summer Pleasures" at Thomas Dean Fine Arts in Atlanta GA, from June 7 - August 3.Read More
“Oliveros, a pioneer in electronic music and a practitioner in what she has termed "deep listening," goes deep in "The Nubian Word." The concept, story and texts are by Ione, who examines the colonial mind through a mystical vision of British Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener, who mapped the Middle East at the end of the 19th century. We encounter him on a Nubian island. Oliveros begins with an extraordinary cosmic electronic soundscape, traveling aurally from outer space to desert, ocean and meadow, where each flower finds its own electromagnetic field. An instrumental ensemble improvises subtly around and inside the electronics, while four singers provide the surface drama. "Remember," one says, "Heaven in your language is not the same as in mine." Oliveros' musical language, formed over a long lifetime of deep listening, is not the same as anyone else's. Here it is distilled in the vastness and fearless intensity of tone.” -Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critichttp://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-industry-first-take-20130603,0,1677455.storyRead More
RPI's Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences program was ranked #5 in AnimationCareerReview.com's recent list of the TOP 50 US Schools for Game Design and Develpomentm, and the HASS Electronic Arts and EMAC programs were ranked #17 in the list of the Top 100 US Schools for Animation, and #11 in their list of the Top 20 Animation Programs in the Northeast.
October 17, 2018 7:30 PM
Under the direction of Prof. Ade Knowles, the Roots of Africa Music Ensemble continues the journey of uncovering and sharing rhythms from Africa and the New World. Come Celebrate with Roots on October 17th at Mother’s, doors open at 7:00 pm, performance starts at 7:30 pm.