The Mivos Quartet, one of the most sought-after string quartets in the internationalnew-music scene, will be in residence at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) to develop and perform a new work by American composer Eric Wubbels. Titled being time, the piece is an audiovariation on the psychological experience of time. Extending nearly an hour, itmoves from sections of extreme slowness and static sustains to high-energy plateaus of dense, saturated sound textures. In the final sequence, quadraphonic electronic sound pushes the performance into an altogether new dimension, creating vivid psychoacoustic illusions by using extremely high sine waves.
The performance begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18/$13/$6. For more information, go to empac.rpi.edu/events/2014/fall/mivos-quartet.