Formosa Quartet with bows lifted and pointed to the ceiling on a dimly lit concert hall stage.


Celebrating 10 years of Experimental Media and Performing Arts
October 11–13, 2018

Over the course of three days, and across EMPAC’s four main venues and public spaces, the 10YEARS celebration marks a decade since the building's opening in 2008 by presenting a diverse offering of cross-disciplinary performances spanning music, dance, theater, film, and many experiential spaces in between. Five of these performances have been newly commissioned by EMPAC, were developed over the past year through the artist-in-residence program, and will make their world premiere this weekend.

10YEARS features works by:

In addition to the lineup of performances and installations, Saturday’s events include a research demonstration by the Cognitive and Immersive Systems Laboratory (CISL), a talk on digital archiving strategies by EMPAC Director Johannes Goebel, and an address by Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson preceding Saturday evening’s Ambisonic performance in the Concert Hall.

Formosa Quartet during their finale in the Concert Hall during 10YEARS, October 2018. Photo: Paula Court/EMPAC.


Formosa Quartet - Double Quartet: Strings and Spaces. October 11, 2018

Event Type

Press Mention

Rensselaer Magazine


Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 7PM
Formosa Quartet and the Four Venues at EMPAC
October 12–13 + 15–20, 2018
Dance/Theater, Installation, Commission
Maria Hassabi
Friday, October 12, 2018 at 7PM
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art, Commission
Isabelle Pauwels
Friday, October 12, 2018 at 9PM
Dance/Theater, Commission
Yara Travieso
October 12–13, 2018
Trajal Harrell
Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 4PM
Johannes Goebel
Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 8PM
International Contemporary Ensemble
Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 9:30PM
Dance/Theater, Time-Based Visual Art, Commission
Moved by the Motion (Wu Tsang and boychild with Patrick Belaga, Josh Johnson, and Asma Maroof)