Argeo Ascani

Former curator, Music

Argeo Ascani was Curator for Music at EMPAC from 2012–18. He first became interested in music with a childhood dream of playing the theme song to the Pink Panther. As a performer, he has traveled and played all over the world. As an educator he taught in the Music History and Contemporary Performance Practice departments at the Manhattan School of Music and has lectured in over a dozen countries. As an album producer, he has produced on labels including Cantaloupe Records, New Amsterdam Records, New Focus Recordings, and Wergo.  

Events and Residencies

2018

Music/Sound
International Contemporary Ensemble
Music/Sound
Formosa Quartet and the Four Venues at EMPAC
Festival
Celebrating 10 years of Experimental Media and Performing Arts
Music/Sound
Communion
Season
10th Anniversary Season
Music/Sound
Okkyung Lee, Markus Noisternig, and Rama Gottfried
Music/Sound, Installation, Residency
Oneohtrix Point Never
Music/Sound
David Lang, Ensemble Signal, Suzanne Bocanegra
Music/Sound, Residency
David Lang, Ensemble Signal, & Suzanne Bocanegra
Music/Sound
Michael Gordon, The Crossing
Music/Sound, Commission
Ellen Arkbro
Season

2017

Music/Sound
Music/Sound, Performance
Music/Sound
Music/Sound, Performance, Commission
Yarn/Wire
Music/Sound, Performance
Season
Music/Sound
Music/Sound, Performance
Spatial Audio Performance
Music/Sound, Workshop
A five-day workshop using Wave Field Synthesis and High-Order Ambisonics
Music/Sound, Performance, Workshop
Spatial Audio Performance
Music/Sound, Performance
Season
Music/Sound
Music/Sound, Talk
Argeo Ascani, Todd Vos, and Jeff Svatek
Season

2016

Music/Sound
Music/Sound, Performance
Kate Soper
Music/Sound
Music/Sound
Music/Sound
Trois Hommages by Georg Friedrich Haas
Music/Sound, Installation
Rob Hamilton
Music/Sound, Installation
Rob Hamilton
Season
Music/Sound
Music/Sound
Time-Based Visual Art
Oskar Fischinger / Mary Ellen Bute / Ryoichi Kurokawa
Music/Sound
Time-Based Visual Art
Peter Strickland
Time-Based Visual Art
Charles Atlas / Ephraim Asili / Christian Marclay / Lucy Raven / Godfrey Reggio
Time-Based Visual Art
Tony Cokes / Alexander Kluge / Sara Magenheimer / Laure Prouvost
Time-Based Visual Art
Clio Barnard and Joyce Wieland
Music/Sound
Nate Wooley
Time-Based Visual Art
Morgan Fisher and Alfred Hitchcock
Music/Sound
Season

2015

Music/Sound
Time-Based Visual Art, Film/Video
Cally Spooner / Mervyn Le Roy
Time-Based Visual Art, Film/Video
Kou Matsuo / Brian de Palma / Deborah Stratman
Time-Based Visual Art, Film/Video
Henning Lohner and John Cage / Lis Rhodes
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art
Jimmy Joe Roche and Dan Deacon / Paul Schrader
Music/Sound, Talk
The Machine is the Message: How Technology Will Fundamentally Change Music
Music/Sound, Performance
Oneohtrix Point Never
Dance/Theater, Music/Sound, Commission
4.35 - R0 - 413
Dance/Theater, Music/Sound, Commission
Mark Fell
Dance/Theater, Music/Sound, Commission
Mark Fell
Music/Sound, Talk
Mark Fell and France Jobin
Music/Sound, Performance
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art
Marcel L'Herbier / Robert Nelson
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art
Cory Arcangel / Andrew Lampert
Film/Video, Time-Based Visual Art
Martin Arnold / Charles Atlas and Philippe Decoufle / Loretta Fahrenholz / Hassan Khan / Gunvor Nelson / Akram Zaatari
Time-Based Visual Art, Film/Video
Dara Birnbaum / Evelyn Lambart and Norman McLaren / Steven Lisberger / Nam June Paik and Jud Yalkut
Season
Series
Music/Sound
Vicky Chow, Stephen Drury, Marilyn Nonken, & Mabel Kwan
Music/Sound, Talk, Commission, Work in Progress
Sabisha Friedberg
Music/Sound
Enno Poppe – Speicher
Music/Sound
Music/Sound
Season
Music/Sound, Residency
Laurel Halo

2014

Music/Sound, Performance
Music/Sound, Commission
Fall 2014
Music/Sound, Performance
Eric Wubbels — being time
Music/Sound, Commission, Exhibition
The Only Thing that Makes Life Possible is Not Knowing What Comes Next
Music/Sound, Performance
Music/Sound
Festival
Music/Sound
Music/Sound
Music/Sound, Talk
Sonic Warfare
Season
Music/Sound, Talk, Commission, Work in Progress
Sabisha Friedberg
Music/Sound, Installation
Sabisha Friedberg
Music/Sound
Music/Sound
Music/Sound, Performance
Mariel Roberts + Nate Wooley
Season

2013

Music/Sound, Performance
Music/Sound, Performance, Commission
Manuella Blackburn
Music/Sound, Performance
Music/Sound, Performance
Music/Sound, Performance
William Basinski
Film/Video, Music/Sound
Brent Green
Music/Sound, Performance
Oneohtrix Point Never
Season
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Performance
Ryoichi Kurokawa
Music/Sound, Performance
Music/Sound, Performance
Season

2012

Music/Sound, Performance
Bach and Beyond
Dance/Theater, Performance, Commission
Ralph Lemon
Music/Sound, Performance
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Performance, Commission
Kurt Hentschläger
Music/Sound, Performance
Music/Sound, Commission
Tim Hecker and MFO
Music/Sound, Performance
Music/Sound, Performance
Michael Gordon
Season
Music/Sound, Installation, Commission
Black Hole Horizon
Music/Sound, Performance
Music/Sound, Performance
Music/Sound, Performance
with Sarah Neufeld
Music/Sound, Performance
Peter Edwards + Sabisha Friedberg
Music/Sound, Performance
Music/Sound, Performance
Talea Ensemble
Film/Video, Music/Sound, Performance
Lucky Dragons
Season

2011

Dance/Theater, Performance, Work in Progress