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  • Lydia Kern: PASSAGES
    Fri, Apr 01
    Epsilon Spires
    Lydia Kern's PASSAGES, a site-specific sculptural installation in the Sanctuary Gallery. On view during events or by appointment April 1st-June 25th.
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  • Lunchtime Pipe Organ Series: Dr. Theresa Chen
    Wed, Jun 01
    Epsilon Spires
    Dr. Theresa Chen is an instructor at Syracuse University, where she is the first Taiwanese-American to teach jazz at a college in the United States. As the Pentecost approaches, Dr. Chen will present pieces to welcome the Holy Spirit, along with her own works crossing between classical and jazz.
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  • Circuit des Yeux, w/ Dutch Experts & Humanbeast
    Thu, Jun 09
    Epsilon Spires
    Eerie and uncannily beautiful, Haley Fohr’s deeply haunting vocals sit at the forefront of her music, atop ambient synths, piano and organ. Her sound is unhurried and filled with space for meditative pauses – transcendent and hypnotic. Featuring special guests Humanbeast and Dutch Experts!
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  • "IT" Clara Bow Romantic Comedy w/ Pipe Organ Score by Jeff Rapsis!
    Fri, Jun 10
    Epsilon Spires
    One of the most popular and delightful films of the late silent era, "IT" (1927) is a sparkling and lighthearted romantic comedy that came to epitomize the radical upheaval of gender roles and social class during the Jazz Age. Live musical score performed by Jeff Rapsis on our historic pipe organ!
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  • MAKE A DISTINCTION: New Non-Fiction w/ Director's Q&A
    Sat, Jun 11
    The Backlot Cinema
    If you can’t name the enemy do you become it? A debut hybrid non-fiction feature, Make a Distinction (2021) maps unseen forces of US imperialism through ostensibly disconnected aspects of daily life. Tonight's screening program begins with Kelly Gallagher's new film: We Had Each Other (2021).
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  • FANTASTIC PLANET w/ Live Soundtrack by The Empyreans
    Sat, Jun 18
    Epsilon Spires
    Nothing else has ever looked or felt like director René Laloux’s La Planète sauvage. This politically-minded, Cannes-awarded, 1973 counterculture sci-fi classic remains a compelling statement against conformity and oppression. Featuring an ambient psychedelic live musical score by The Empyreans!
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  • FUJI||||||||||TA w/ id m theft able
    Tue, Jun 21
    Epsilon Spires
    Yosuke Fujita also known as FUJI||||||||||TA is a Sound Artist, organist and composer based in Japan. The crux of his performances is his hand-built pipe organ, an instrument Fujita based on the traditional Japanese musical concept of GAGAKU, a slow and elegant form of 7th century classical music.
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  • Jude Danielson: Unseen Rhythms
    Fri, Jul 01
    Epsilon Spires
    From mythic realism to pixelated landscapes and celebrity faces, Jude Danielson's paintings and textile works explore the meeting point between pure color perception and recognizable form. Music at 8pm by Intangible Shirt Company (Nicholas Bisceglia, Omeed Goodarzi, Elie McAfee-Hahn & Chris Weisman)
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  • Lunchtime Pipe Organ Series: Jack Langdon
    Wed, Jul 06
    Epsilon Spires
    Organist, composer, videographer, and writer raised in Keyeser, Wisconsin, Jack is a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. His music is gentle and expansive, drawing inspiration from the landscape and folk modernisms of the American Midwest.
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  • MAYA DEREN Films w/ ROB SCHWIMMER on Theremin, Piano & Haken Continuum!
    Sat, Jul 09
    Epsilon Spires
    Improvisational music performed by Rob Schwimmer on piano, theremin and Haken Continuum to accompany four seminal works by pioneering Ukrainian experimental filmmaker Maya Deren.
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  • Multidisciplinary Artist Salon: Transcendence
    Fri, Jul 29
    Epsilon Spires
    A Night of Performances Exploring Transcendence Through Music, Poetry & Image featuring Artists of Color from across the U.S. including Holland Andrews, Shanta Lee, Nialah Hunter, Jasmin Agosto Sageseeker, and U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo. Thematically inspired cuisine and refreshments provided.
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  • Psychedelic Cinema Orchestra presents SOUTH! Shackleton and the Endurance Expedition
    Sat, Aug 06
    Epsilon Spires
    Back in the public eye thanks to a pioneering expedition in Antarctica that has rediscovered HMS Endurance, 107 years after it sank - SOUTH is the extraordinary account of one of the greatest adventures. Experience this unbelievable tale of courage and survival with an energetic live musical score!
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  • Kristoffer Ørum: Mundane Monsters
    Fri, Sep 02
    Epsilon Spires
    Danish artist Kristoffer Ørum combines augmented reality, 3D printing, video, wireless transmissions and sculpture to summon forth everyday beasts from the cracks between the real and the imagined, reconsidering the relationship between nature and culture.
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  • WILLIAM BASINSKI
    Sat, Sep 17
    Epsilon Spires
    A classically- trained musician and composer employing obsolete technology and analogue tape loops, Basinski's haunting and melancholy soundscapes explore the temporal nature of life and resound with the reverberations of memory and the mystery of time. Opening performance by John Also Bennett.
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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.