Inside Rensselaer
Volume 6, No. 15, October 12, 2012

EMPAC Presents

EMPAC Presents Rebecca
Thursday, October 25

Alfred Hitchcock’s haunting classic that anticipated many of the tropes that would become characteristic of film noir, Rebecca, stars Sir Lawrence Olivier and Joan Fontaine in an adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 novel of the same name.

The film will be shown at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) Theater beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6. For more, go to


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Akousma @ EMPAC

Friday, October 19

Sometimes known as “cinema for the ear,” acousmatic music is a compositional form traditionally presented in the dark to help focus and intensify the hearing of the audience. Using dozens of loudspeakers hung in a ring surrounding the listeners, composers and performers manipulate the pieces in real time for an all-encompassing experience as electronic sound is moved around the space.

Highlighting composers from the 2012 AKOUSMA festival, now in its ninth year in Montréal, AKOUSMA @ EMPAC will explore both the traditional acousmatic musical style, as well as a more hybrid version with performers on stage.

The performance begins at 8 p.m. in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) Theater. Tickets are $18 general admission; $13 non-Rensselaer students, seniors, and Rensselaer faculty and staff; $6 Rensselaer students. For more, go to



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