Questions of Practice: Musician & Curator Argeo Ascani on Experimentation

Questions of Practice: Musician & Curator Argeo Ascani on Experimentation

How can a curator approach artistic risk? Argeo Ascani, Curator for Music at EMPAC, Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, prefers to use the term “experimentation” rather than risk. In his experience, the art emerges while moving forward through the process of experimentation.

Argeo Ascani, Curator for Music at EMPAC, Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, on artistic risk. Filmed at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage on May 6, 2015.

Argeo Ascani is Curator for Music at EMPAC, the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He is one of few saxophonists to perform on the entire range of saxophones from sopranino to contrabass, and remains dedicated to performing new music. In 2015, he served as a Pew Fellowships panelist.

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