EMPAC Fall Season Announced

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Source: Troy NY’s EMPAC.

On September 8, Chicago dance music experimentalist Hieroglyphic Being will perform an extended set of his trademark outer-orbit house music. This is only the first of the season’s electronic dance parties in EMPAC Studio 1. On October 20, UK techno legend Actress will share the stage with up-and-coming Swedish DJ Toxe.

The work of German composer Enno Poppe will take center stage on September 22. Performed by New York-based two-piano-two-percussion ensemble Yarn/Wire, the evening will feature the world premiere of Feld, a commission by EMPAC, as well as Tonband, Poppe’s co-composition with Wolfgang Heiniger.

Laure Prouvost is a Turner Prize-winning Belgian artist best known for her films and gallery installations. This fall, she will be working in residence to develop her first major commission for the stage. On November 16, she’ll offer a work-in-progress preview of this new project, They Are Waiting for You.

Mexican multimedia artist Laura Luna works with synthesizers, field recordings, a modded Atari computer, and more to create surreal audio worlds based on science fiction and magical realism. On November 17, she’ll present a concert performance designed in and for the EMPAC Concert Hall.

Closing out the season will be Iranian hand-drumming virtuoso Mohammad Reza Mortazavi on December 8. Regarded as the world master of the tradition Persian drum, the Tombak, Mortazavi will make a rare American appearance in the EMPAC Concert Hall.

MashUP! Fall 2017
Presented by NRB
MON, AUG 28, 7PM

Hieroglyphic Being
FRI, SEP 8, 7:30PM

The Music of Enno Poppe
Yarn / Wire
FRI, SEP 22, 7:30PM

Actress + Toxe
FRI, OCT 20, 9PM

Laura Luna
FRI, NOV 17, 7:30PM

Mohammad Reza Mortazavi
FRI, DEC 8, 7:30PM