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looking west across the hudson valley from the east entrance of EMPAC with the city of troy reflected in the north glass façade

EMPAC Tours

Spring 2024
February 10, April 27, and May 11
EMPAC Lobby

EMPAC building tours take visitors behind the scenes to experience the center’s infrastructure as few do. Each one is hosted by EMPAC staff with a different area of expertise–so whether you attend one or all this season, there’s always something new to learn and discover.

BUILDING TOUR WITH JONAS BRAASCH
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10 at 11AM

Join Jonas Braasch, associate director for research, for a tour highlighting the center’s architectural acoustics and learn how the EMPAC panorama screen system led to the development of the Rensselaer CRAIVE-Lab (Collaborative Research Augmented Immersive Virtual Environment).

BUILDING TOUR WITH TODD VOS
SATURDAY, APRIL 27 AT 11AM

Join this deep-dive into the acoustic design and production capabilities of EMPAC with Todd Vos, lead audio engineer. Audiophiles and novices alike will hear extraordinary details and have their questions answered as the tour moves from the specialized sound-diffusive panels in Studio 1—Goodman, to the frequency-calibrated Nomex ceiling fabric in the concert hall, and its in-house recording studios.

BUILDING TOUR WITH AMADEUS JULIAN REGUCERA
SATURDAY, MAY 11 at 11AM

Each of EMPAC’s performance spaces were designed as a blank canvas, endlessly customizable according to the needs of its diverse productions. In this tour, Music Curator Amadeus Julian Regucera discusses the acoustic and visual potential of each venue for the making of complex artworks, with stories from recent productions with Antonia Barnett-McIntosh and Jessie Marino, Ellen Fullman, M. Lamar, and The Living Earth Show.

Main Image: Looking west from the east campus entrance of EMPAC, the city of Troy is reflected in the glass curtain wall of EMPAC's north façade. Photo: Michael Valiquette.

Dates + Tickets

Tour
EMPAC Tours
Spring 2024
Saturday 10
11:00 AM
February 2024
Free
FREE

No ticket required.

Tour runs approximately 60 minutes.

Please plan to meet in the lobby 15 minutes before tour time.

Saturday 27
11:00 AM
April 2024
Free
FREE

No ticket required.

Tour runs approximately 60 minutes.

Please plan to meet in the lobby 15 minutes before tour time.

Saturday 11
11:00 AM
May 2024
Free
FREE

No ticket required.

Tour runs approximately 60 minutes.

Please plan to meet in the lobby 15 minutes before tour time.

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