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EMPAC Video Archive 2008–2017

AKOUSMA @ EMPAC

November 1, 2014

An acousmatic music performance in the open spaces of EMPAC highlighting the best works from the annual AKOUSMA festival in Montréal, Quebec. Known as “cinema for the ear,” acousmatic music is a compositional form traditionally presented in the dark to help focus and intensify the audience’s sense of hearing. In this performance, EMPAC will be appointed with dozens of specially placed loudspeakers while the audience is seated throughout the building’s lobby and the public hallways across its nine floors. Composers and performers will jointly manipulate their pieces in real-time, creating an all-encompassing aura as electronic sound moves throughout the building.

This event will include performances by Adam Basanta (CA), Olivia Block (US), Gilles Gobeil (CA), Seth Nehil (US), and Louis Dufort (CA).

CURATOR: ARGEO ASCANI

empac.rpi.edu/events/2014/fall/akousma-empac