Nina Young looking up dramatically at a blue beam of light o a dark stage.

Nothing is not borrowed, in song and shattered light 

Nina C. Young
April 11-22, 2022

Continuing her work with EMPAC's Wave Field Synthesis Array, Nina C. Young will be in residence to develop and finalize her EMPAC-commissioned multimedia work. Nothing is not borrowed, in song and shattered light is a ritualistic installation-performance of fragmented Renaissance polyphony, spatial audio, projections, and hanging brass instrument sculptures that creates ephemeral architectural spaces using overhead wave field synthesis and recordings of performance and improvisations by American Brass Quintet. The work is rooted in the legacy of the relationship between architecture and antiphonal music practices. The residency culminates in the premiere of a new work on April 21, 2022 in the theater.

Main Image: Nina C. Young, The Glow That Illuminates, The Glare That Obscures. Courtesy the artist.

Presented By

EMPAC Spring 2022


Friday, April 21, 2022 at 7PM


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.