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  • Lunchtime Pipe Organ Series: Music for the Holidays!
    Wed, Dec 01
    Epsilon Spires
    Our December program features diverse compositions in celebration of the season performed by Dr Alexander Meszler on our Historic Estey pipe organ.
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  • Advance Base w/ Ruth Garbus & Moon Racer
    Thu, Dec 09
    Epsilon Spires
    Owen Ashworth (from Casiotone for the Painfully Alone) celebrates the Holiday season with minimalist, heavy-hearted, & nostalgia-obsessed songs of longing & regret... Featuring special guests Ruth Garbus and Moon Racer!
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  • Jin Hi Kim: Ritual for Covid 19
    Sat, Dec 11
    Epsilon Spires
    A community performance for healing created by electric komungo performer and Guggenheim Composer Fellow, Jin Hi Kim. This sublime and interactive work is inspired by Korean Shamanistic ssitkimkut ritual to purify the spirits of the deceased while releasing the grief of the living.
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  • THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC w/ Live Musical Score by Lori Goldston
    Fri, Dec 17
    Epsilon Spires
    Spiritual rapture and institutional hypocrisy come to life vividly in one of the most transcendent masterpieces of the silent era. Cellist Lori Goldston (famously of Nirvana's MTV Unplugged) performs an original live score drawing from medieval secular and liturgical music and free improvisation.
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  • The White Reindeer: Folklore from Finland!
    Sat, Dec 18
    Epsilon Spires
    A dark fairytale set amongst the starkly beautiful landscape of Lapland, Erik Blomberg combines ethnographic documentary style with daring avant-garde experimentation to produce a dreamy art-house horror film that metaphorically confronts gender inequality, societal pressures and sexual anxiety.
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  • THE PHANTOM CARRIAGE w/ Pipe Organ Performance by Jeff Rapsis for New Years Day!
    Sat, Jan 01
    Epsilon Spires
    On New Years Eve 100 years ago, one of the most important works in Swedish cinema premiered. Körkarlen is a ghostly tale of time-travel reminiscent of Dicken's "Christmas Carol". It inspired Ingmar Bergman to begin filmmaking and influenced iconic key scenes in Kubrick's "The Shining".
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  • KEYBOARD FANTASIES: Beverly Glenn-Copeland!
    Fri, Jan 07
    Epsilon Spires
    A spirit-lifting documentary about electronic music pioneer Beverly Glenn-Copeland, a black transgender septuagenarian musical genius who finally finds his place in the world. Glenn's emergence from obscurity is an intimate coming-of-age story transforming pain into hope and joy.
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  • Nailah Hunter: Transportive Magic for Harp, Electronics & Voice
    Sat, Jan 15
    Epsilon Spires
    Nailah Hunter is a multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Los Angeles. Her music for harp, electronics and voice shimmers with spiritual radiance, full of magic, wonder, and healing energies. Join us in our beautiful sanctuary for this unforgettable and transcendent experience of sound.
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  • THE BOXER'S OMEN! w/ Live Soundtrack by Sunburned Hand of the Man!
    Sat, Jan 22
    Epsilon Spires
    A NOT-TO-BE-MISSED AUDIO/VISUAL SPECTACULAR! Watch the notorious Martial-Arts Buddhist-Horror Cult-Classic on the Big Screen with a Live Soundtrack Performed by Psychedelic Noise-Rock Freakazoids: Sunburned Hand of the Man! WOWZA!
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  • Economist Richard Wolff
    Thu, Apr 21
    Epsilon Spires Sanctuary
    Richard Wolff, of the radio program Economic Update, explores topics ranging from the consequences of globalization to the contemporary relevance of Marxian economics.
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Video by Maralie Armstrong

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Telesphoros Tower
Telesphoros Tower

Photo by Kristopher Radder

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The Belltower
The Belltower

The belfry contains the permanent installation of the Weather Warlock drone synthesizer

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Video by Maralie Armstrong

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The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary was built in a similar fashion to a European opera house allowing for incredible acoustics and visceral sonic resonance. The versatile stage area has comfortably accommodated chamber orchestras, full-scale opera productions, and dozens of choral singers. The Estey pipe organ has been regularly maintained since installation in 1906 and is in perfect working order for performances ranging from classical to avant-garde. Ornately carved antique pews on 3 levels provide a seating capacity of 425. The venue also features a retractable cinema screen and projection capability. 
 

ART + SCIENCE

Epsilon Spires hosts a multimedia art gallery on the top balcony of the Sanctuary with a curatorial focus on interactive installations that merge art and science to investigate the political implications of perception and subjectivity.