Category Archives: Events

Save the Date for Mel Hsu’s Senior Recital

Ladies and gentlemen, Mel Hsu!

The melodious Mel Hsu ’13 writes in:

Hi Wes!! I realize that there are a bajillion things going on in the spring and that schedules get packed quickly. I just wanted to start getting the word out early that my senior recital is Friday, April 26th at 8:30PM in Memorial Chapel. It would mean the world to me if you could make it. Thank you!!

Date: Friday, April 26
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Place: Memorial Chapel
Cost: Free

Colloquium: “Walking with the Scratch Orchestra”

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Monica Tinyo ’13 reminds you that you can learn about some rad experimental music here at Wes as part of this conference on notation:

Michael Parsons has been active since the 1960s as a composer, performer and writer on new music. He belongs to a generation of English musicians who have explored a range of radical alternatives to mainstream tendencies. In the 1960s he became interested in the work of John Cage and David Tudor and other composers of the New York school. In London in 1969 he was co-founder of the Scratch Orchestra, an experimental collective of musicians, artists, performers and improvisers from diverse backgrounds. Informed by ideas arising from Fluxus, the work of Cage and other experimentalists, they developed an open-ended approach to sound and performance, challenging traditional boundaries and definitions of music.

Michael Parsons will talk about his experience of the Scratch Orchestra, its social context and evolution, and how it has influenced his subsequent work. He will introduce a participatory performance of his Walking Piece, a spatial event originally composed for the Scratch Orchestra in 1969.

Date: Tomorrow, April 3rd
Time: 4:15 pm
Place: MS301
Cost: Free!

Italian Movie Screening: Andata+Ritorno (Round Trip)

AR andata ritorno

Looking for a lovely way to spend your Wednesday evening? Grad student Andrea Ballanti wants you to come see Andata + Ritorno:

A dynamic, fresh movie, a romantic italian comedy full of jokes from the same director of “Santa Maradona.” There is again the actor Libero De Rienzo, this time playing the main character. Beside him, the Spanish, but Italian-speaking actress, Vanessa Incontrada.

“Love doesn’t exist.”
“That’s why we make it.”

Date: Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Fisk 302
Cost: Free

Wesleyan Melodrama Auditions

Buster Keaton ’15 liked to satirize melodramas. Brett Keating ’15 likes to direct them:

Come audition for The Wesleyan Melodrama! The Melodrama is back this year, with more gettin’ crunk than ever.* And Beyoncé. Lots and lots of Beyoncé. Auditions will be held tonight from 6-8 and tomorrow from 5-7 in the Nics Lounge. Come prepared with a song (or not) and be prepared to be funny (or not.)

NO theater experience necessary.

*–Not sponsored by 2nd Stage.

Date & Time: Tuesday, 6-8 PM; Wednesday, 5-7 PM
Place: Nics Lounge
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Brian ’13’s Senior Thesis Recital: Loss & Longing

Orpheus and Eurydice

Brian Lee ’13‘s senior thesis recital is tonight in the Chapel. Will be less than an hour long but more than great. Check it out!

Singers include:
Audrey Kiely ’13
Leah Rosen ’13
Mary Foster ’14
Emily Hunt ’13
Mariana Quinn-Makwaia ’14
Paulina Jones-Torregrosa ’15
Brian Hyunsuk Lee ’13
Nathan Shane ’13
Brian Goodell ’13
Marc Whittington ’14

Date: Today
Time:
7-8 p.m.
Place: Memorial Chapel
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Leadership Luncheon with Elisa Cardona

On Thursday, The Artist Formerly Known as Elisa Del Valle will take the stand in Usdan 110. From Winston Soh ’14:

Come listen to Elisa Cardona, Director of Student Activities and Leadership Development, lead a session on “How Our Socialization and Experiences Shape Us As Leaders.”

Lunch from Thai Gardens will be provided.

Date: Thursday, April 4
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Place: Usdan 110
Cost: Free

Author Colum McCann @ Russell House

The last time Colum McCann was scheduled to come to campus, his reading was Colum McCancelled. Thankfully, Maxwell Bevilawhatever ’12 reports that it’s been Colum McRescheduled:

Come to Russell House this Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 to see author, Colum McCann.

Colum McCann most recent book, Let The Great World Spin, was described by Esquire as the first major post-9/11 novel. The book received awards in the United States, Europe, and Asia, including the 2009 National Book Award in the United States, an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the 2011 IMPAC/Dublin International Award. McCann’s other novels include ZoliDancer, and This Side of Brightness. His work has appeared in The New YorkerThe Paris Review, and other publications, and he writes often for newspapers and periodicals in the United States and Europe.

Date: Wednesday, April 3
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Place: Russell House
Cost: Free

Time Stands Still: Notation in Musical Practice (Conference-Festival)

Time Stands Still

From Monica Tinyo ’13:

Notation is a rich, mutable, and complex area of musical practice, in which composition, theorization, writing, and performance overlap and converge.

Time Stands Still combines talks, workshops, discussions, and performances to explore innovative notation in the 21st century. Featured composers in attendance: Mark Applebaum, Pauline Oliveros, Michael Parsons, Christian Wolff and Wesleyan composers Anthony Braxton, Ronald Kuivila, and Paula Matthusen. The Vocal Constructivists, a London-based choral group directed by Jane Alden, is the ensemble-in-residence. Other featured composers: Caroline Lucas, Juraj Kojs, Ross Feller, Will Redman, Chris Reba, Marc Miller, Liz Meredith, Andrew Greenwald, Adam Tinkle, Jacob Barton, Brian Robison, and An Exciting Event.

A Discussion on the History of the Tea Party and Discussion of Its Role in Contemporary Politics: A Discussion with Elvin Lim

Charlie Smith ’15 welcomes you into his chamber:

Is the Tea Party the product of misguided populism, corporate sponsors, or is it serving a valuable role in transforming the Republican party?

Come discuss the history of the Tea Party and its role in contemporary American politics.

Give this paper a skim before the meeting for some context.

Date: Today, April 2
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 111
Cost: Free, obviously