three square speakers on a pedestals


Lesley Flanigan
Friday, April 29, 2022 at 3PM
Studio 2

Continuing her exploration into the sculptural potential of sound, Lesley Flanigan presents a performance for voice, speakers, electronic tone, and the resonance between.

This EMPAC-commission marks a shift in Flanigan’s approach to her work. Rather than performing live, her voice exists within a cluster of small wooden speakers that act as a choral ensemble staged in the center of the room. In contrast to this ensemble of speakers, large full-range loudspeakers are positioned in the four corners of Studio 2, wrapping the space in a moving wash of pure electronic tone. Inside the installation, the audience will experience a series of compositions that act as a meditation on how we listen, and on how that listening encounters electronic tone, the physical qualities of amplification, and the fragility of voice.


This performance is being presented for campus audiences (faculty, staff, students of Rensselaer) only at this time. Attendance is limited so please register early.

Main Image: Photo: Lesley Flanigan.

Dates + Tickets

Lesley Flanigan
Friday 29
3:00 PM
April 2022
FREE for RPI community only, registration required.

This performance is being presented for campus audiences only at this time.

Presented By

EMPAC Spring 2022




EMPAC Spring 2022 presentations, residencies, and commissions are made possible by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with additional support from the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts; National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts; and Vlaamse Gemeenschap, department of Culture, Youth, and Media. Additional project support by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Alserkal Arts Foundation; National Performance Network (NPN) Creation & Development Fund;  Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation; New England Foundation for the Arts National Dance Project; New Music USA; CCS Bard; and Creative Capital.