In Mount Analogue, author Rene Daumal uses the word peradam to mean “an object that is revealed only to those who seek it.” This is the concept that inspired sound artist Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe and visual artist Sabrina Ratté to collaborate.
Lowe, better known by his solo moniker Lichens, will use analog synthesis and his voice to “create a consistent equilibrium between the peak and valley of a sound.” The effect has been described as ecstatic. Meanwhile, Ratté will be modifying live video projections in real time.
Sounds like a perfectly multidisciplinary, multimedia way to kick off EMPAC’s spring arts programming.
Peradam will be performed at EMPAC (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy) on Saturday (Jan. 25) at 8 PM. Tickets are $18. Call 276-3921 for more info.