Real Good for Free: New Music Hat Trick in Troy

Troy is the place to be for the adventurous music fan on Wednesday with three free intriguing events:

First, head on over to EMPAC between 12noon-6pm to see Chris Salter: Just Noticeable Difference (JND): Sensory Reduction Environment, an installation that explores the aesthetic experience at the threshold of sensory perception. Visitors enter an environment of almost total darkness and silence but once inside find that the chamber emits micro-levels of visual, auditory, and tactile feedback that changes in response to their movements. (The exhibit continues through Saturday with a panel discussion with the artist and RPI faculty at 7pm on Thursday.)

Next, head on down the street to West Hall, where the White Light Ensemble is reprising White Light, a 20-minute interactive light and sound performance, followed by a reception and refreshments. 6pm.

And then it’s off to the Gasholder Building for Blair Neal’s thesis performance, Overflow, a one-hour show that uses multiple projectors and a wide range of instruments to explore relationships between music and live interactive visuals, all in a wonderfully resonant space. You are requested to bring a flashlight. And don’t forget to dress warmly. 7pm.

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