I’m continually impressed by all my friends who are doing theses. Aside from my housemate (who is partially enrolled and therefore able to devote himself to cool side projects even as he finds the time to seduce me into re-watching all of Twin Peaks), thesis-writers manage to balance their already busy lives with the huge commitment of creating an academically creative piece to punctuate their Wesleyan careers.
Asa Horvitz ’10 falls into the category of over-committed creative rock stars. He spends time rehearsing with Wesleyan’s resident supergroup and creating dreamy disco revival in my housemate’s bedroom, yet he has still dedicated himself to composing and directing an original thesis for the music department. All his hard work comes to fruition this weekend: his thesis, A Noise Like Wings, will go up Zilkha gallery at 9 pm on Thursday, 10 pm on Friday, and 9 pm on Saturday.
Asa usually involves himself in very conceptually rich performance pieces, and I’m sure that his thesis will continue the trend. He promises:
a medieval polyphony sung by a quartet, music by the members of Duchampion set to physical action, and reoccuring dreams of forests and the flotsam and jetsam of the parcel post system. Also, a letter sent (in the shape of an eagle) to wake up a person who has forgotten who they are.
Like I said–conceptually rich. He’s got am impressive cast of designers and performers, too. Where do they find the time to be this awesome?
What: “A Noise Like Wings,” an original music thesis performance by Asa Horvitz
Date/Time: Thursday, February 25 at 9 PM; Friday at 10 PM; and Saturday at 9 PM.
Place: Zilkha gallery