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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. 

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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)

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Arts Professor Nao Bustamante will screen her short film: TABLEAU at NewFest: Experimental Showcase at Lincoln Center on September 11th at 10:00 pm.   Information and Tickets can be found on www.filmlinc.com.

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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 Mozart

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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. 

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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. To register for an audition timeslot, please log onto: https://doodle.com/hass_rpi. Audition is required for new and returning students. Auditions will be held as follows: Instrumentalists (Orchestra/Chamber Ensemble and Roots of Africa Music Ensemble): SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 1–5 pm, West Hall, room 326 (orchestra) West Hall, room 112 (Roots of Africa Music Ensemble) Instrumentalists (Orchestra/Chamber Ensemble): SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 1–5 pm, West Hall, room 326 Vocalists (Concert Choir): TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 10 am–4 pm, West Hall, room 326.

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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.       

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FRAMING THE VIEWSHED: GROUNDSWELL
Sunday, September 22, 2013 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Olana State Historic Site 5720 Route 9G Hudson, NY 12534 

The Olana Partnership and Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM are pleased to announce Framing the Viewshed: Groundswell, a groundbreaking event which features site-specific works in sound, text, installation, and movement. Over a dozen artists will reflect on and react to Olana as an ambitious and early environmental work. Installation, performance, and participation from: DJ Spooky, Pauline Oliveros, Japanther, eteam, robbinschilds, Bobby Previte, Maximilian Goldfarb, Greg Fox, Nadja Verena Marcin, David Kermani, Archie Rand, Nancy Shaver, Beth Schneck, and Cara Turett. 

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The live recoriding of percussionist and composer Susie Ibarra's "Circadian Rhythms" which premiered at EMPAC on April 21, 2013 as part of Earth Week, can now be heard here

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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 ;

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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

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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. 

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Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 6:30pm
 
Museum of Modern Art

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/18491

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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

For additional information please contact Conference Director Doug Van Nort at dvnt.sea@deeplistening.orgThe conference will span two and half days and will feature over 75 presenters from around the world.  Presentations will include lectures, workshops, performances, listening walks, poster sessions and roundtables. 

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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.edu

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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

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“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.story

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/01/dna-art-recreate-faces

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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.

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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.