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In Residence is an occasional show dedicated to artists-in-residence at EMPAC / Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, USA—hosting discussions on the production of time-based arts and its technological intersections as well as special audio projects.

Since 2003, EMPAC has hosted hundreds of artists in residence and is dedicated to the commissioning, production, and presentation of ambitious works of time-based visual art, music, theater, and dance.

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In Residence is an occasional show dedicated to artists-in-residence at EMPAC / Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, USA—hosting discussions on the production of time-based arts and its technological intersections as well as special audio projects.

Since 2003, EMPAC has hosted hundreds of artists in residence and is dedicated to the commissioning, production, and presentation of ambitious works of time-based visual art, music, theater, and dance.

    Welcome to In Residence

    Welcome to In Residence

    In Residence is an occasional show dedicated to artists-in-residence at EMPAC / Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, USA—hosting discussions on the production of time-based arts and its technological intersections as well as special audio projects.

    Since 2003, EMPAC has hosted hundreds of artists in residence and is dedicated to the commissioning, production, and presentation of ambitious works of time-based visual art, music, theater, and dance.

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    Annie Saunders & Wild Up in conversation with Ashley Ferro-Murray on their upcoming new work, Rest

    Annie Saunders & Wild Up in conversation with Ashley Ferro-Murray on their upcoming new work, Rest

    In this first episode of In Residence, EMPAC curator Ashley Ferro-Murray talks with theater maker Annie Saunders, conductor and composer Christopher Rountree, and their collaborators about the making of their EMPAC commissioned work, Rest. This look behind the scenes of the project features source material from research interviews and original music by composer Emma O’Halloran.

    Rest interrogates sensory overwhelm, sensory deprivation, hallucinations, and the nature of consciousness. The audience experience is inspired by the idea that our perception of reality depends on agreements and disagreements with other people. ⁣⁣Light and sound are central to the staging of Rest. These elements help to sculpt a performance environment that includes moments of near-silence, music, and field recordings from a diverse set of conversations. Materials include conversations with consciousness experts, people sharing their early sense memories, and reflections on our relationships to our smartphones. The work provides a visceral opportunity to feel and consider what ‘rest’ means to us in the modern world.⁣⁣

    The artistic collaborators were in remote residence during fall 2020 to develop an EMPAC-commissioned online iteration of Rest, which will premiere in January 2021.



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    Original music for this podcast by Emma O’Halloran.

    Collaborators currently working to research and create this multi-platform project include:

    Annie Saunders

    Christopher Rountree

    Emma O'Halloran

    Andrew Schneider

    Adah Parris

    Rita Williams

    Rachel Joy Victor

    Jackie Zhou

    Mike Merchant

    James Okumura

    Brian Hashimoto

    Wild Up: 

    Jiji, electric guitar; 

    Jodie Landau, piano, keys, percussion, voice; 

    Allen Fogle, horn; 

    Archie Carey, electric bassoon; 

    Christopher Rountree, artistic director



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    https://www.wildup.org/

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