Navigating and Negotiating Sound Architectures of the Night

EMPAC Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Troy, NY
On May 17, 2016, in EMPAC’s Goodman Studio, an evocative multi-media black box theatre work was presented that engaged the poetics of night. Ninety-two abstract architectural models interact on a luminous glass-surfaced interface-table to produce a computer-generated visual and sonic environment in seven movements to the live accompaniment by ten improvisational musicians. The audience freely interacts with the objects and thereby participates in the production of the performance while experiencing it. The purpose-built technical system supporting the performance tracks the presence, location, orientation and movement of the objects, producing four large-scale projections as well as musical scores that move in the space with the movement of objects.The Production, Installation, and Performance (PIP) Projects are funded by the Chris ’49 and Marcia Paris Jaffe Program in Art, Music and Architecture.
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