“The Fall of the House of Usher”

The Fall of the House of Usher Work-in-Progress: Theater in the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams MA Saturday, November 10, 8pm $16 STUDENTS $16 ADVANCED $20 DAY OF $30 PREFERRED This spellbinding stage version of Edgar Allan Poe’s masterpiece is written and directed by Arthur Yorinks and Jim Simpson…

Artist Wu Tsang wins 2018 MacArthur Fellowship in Advance of Premiere at EMPAC 10YEARS

Sudden Rise is an EMPAC-commissioned performance by the collaborative ensemble Moved by the Motion (Wu Tsang, boychild, Josh Johnson, Patrick Belaga, and Asma Maroof) TROY, NY—Artist Wu Tsang has been named a 2018 recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. Working in residence at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute…

EMPAC’s 10YEARS Celebration Bookended By Adventurous Concert Programs

Formosa Quartet performs a roving classical concert on opening night; International Contemporary Ensemble performs inside 64-speaker dome on closing night FORMOSA QUARTET 10YEARS Opening Concert “Double Quartet: Strings and Spaces” Thursday, October 11, 7PM All EMPAC Venues $18, $13 seniors and students, $6 RPI students LOST HIGHWAY SUITE By Olga Neuwirth, Performed by International Contemporary…

EMPAC Announces Full Lineup for 10YEARS Celebration October 11-13, 2018

Featuring premieres by Wu Tsang and boychild, Yara Travieso, Maria Hassabi, Isabelle Pauwels, and performances by Formosa Quartet, International Contemporary Ensemble, Trajal Harrell, and more TROY, NY—The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will celebrate a decade of adventurous programming at the intersection of art, science, and…

Oliver Trager Brings Lord Richard Buckley to the Guthrie Center in “Dig Infinity!”

Dig Infinity! The Return of Lord Buckley, the Hip Messiah: Written & Performed by Oliver Trager: Friday October 5,  8PM at the Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, MA Legendary bohemian icon Lord Richard Buckley (1906-1960) was the coolest cat and a truly original American performer. As a jazz humorist, cosmic storyteller, earthy philosopher…