a man in a room full of black acoustic tiles with a rigging apparatus hanging above.

Building Tour

Spring 2019
February—March, 2019
EMPAC — Troy, NY, USA

This spring, we’ll continue our monthly series of EMPAC building tours led by different members of the EMPAC team to highlight the diverse and specialized functions of the space. Each tour will run on the first Saturday of the month at 11AM, unless otherwise specified. Admission is free and open to the public. Visitors should meet for their tour at the EMPAC box office on the 7th floor. 

FEBRUARY 2 with Director Johannes Goebel

Join EMPAC’s founding director Johannes Goebel for a tour of the building (and overview of the program) that he helped realize and has led through EMPAC’s first 10 years. Goebel will take visitors through the EMPAC building with an eye and an ear to the “human-scale” functions he strove to achieve in taking the project from a lofty vision to one of the world’s most advanced media centers. 

MARCH 2 with Audio Engineer Todd Vos

From the specialized sound-diffusive panels in Studio 1, to the frequency-calibrated Nomex ceiling fabric in the Concert Hall, and into the miles of fiber optic cable that connect each of EMPAC’s performance spaces to its recording studios, lead audio engineer Todd Vos will take audiophiles on a deep dive into EMPAC’s acoustic design and capabilities. 

MARCH 30 with Senior Curator of Time-Based Visual Art Vic Brooks

Bridging the traditional disciplines of performance, installation, and cinema, Vic Brooks’ curatorial approach has forged new visual creations within the wider context of time-based visual art. This tour will focus on EMPAC’s unique visual production capabilities, ranging from 3D video, green-screen animation, flying cameras, and performances consisting solely of light. 

Main Image: Rob Ray in Studio 1—Goodman in 2008. Photo: Peter Aaron/ESTO.

Dates + Tickets

Tour
Building Tour
with Director Johannes Goebel
Saturday 2
11:00 AM
February 2019
FREE

Visitors should meet for their tour at the EMPAC box office on the 7th floor at 10:45AM. 

Tour
Building Tour
with audio engineer Todd Vos
Saturday 2
11:00 AM
March 2019
FREE

Visitors should meet for their tour at the EMPAC box office on the 7th floor at 10:45AM. 

Tour
Building Tour
with curator Vic Brooks
Saturday 30
11:00 AM
March 2019
FREE

Visitors should meet for their tour at the EMPAC box office on the 7th floor at 10:45AM. 

Event Type
News + Press

Season

Funding

EMPAC Spring 2019 presentations, residencies, and commissions are made possible by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with continuous support from the New York State Council for the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts; and the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts. Additional project support by the National Endowment for the Arts; the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; and the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.