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.