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Senior Recital – Ben Zucker: Poetics in Motion

BenZucker-304x304Join the CFA for a senior music recital by Ben Zucker ’15, “Poetics in Motion.”

I always have trouble explaining my thesis, but it contains this important quote:

“What writing music comes down to, in the end, is care. We create situations. We care about them and take care of them. And we care for the people involved.” (Michael Pisaro)

I care about you. I care about my music. Therefore, I care very deeply about situations where you and my music can coexist. So as part of the culmination of my Wesleyan education, I am beyond thrilled to present to you the premier of original compositions and then some (“then some” may include solo improvisations and John Cage).

Featuring the amazing playing of:

Siri Carr, Josh Davidoff, Vivian Deng, Ali Felman, Tobias Frohnhöfer, Dina Maccabee, Angus Macdonald, and Ron Shalom

Date: Thursday, March 5
Time: 7-9 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel

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PSA from Nicole Stanton ’15:

You may have seen our wee takeover of Method Magazine recently. We’re
getting our hands dirty, once again.

This semester’s edition is an exploration of place. How can we use art
to make sense of our interactions with nature? We’re imagining the
foraging human, the entanglement of roots and city concrete, spaces of
dwelling.

Share with us how, why, and where you inhabit place.

Submissions due to loammag[at]gmail[dot]com by March 27th. Please holler with
questions or comments.

Date: Monday, March 2nd- Friday, March 27th 

Vigilante Margarita/Bernd Klug/James Strong

11021455_734389261206_1614464370501490656_oA last minute request from Ben Zucker ’15:

EMG (experimental music group) presents
the first EMG show of the year! ?

Vigilante Margarita  The Buenos Aires based trio, Vigilante Margarita is landing in the US for the first time to do a tour in NY and surroundings. VM is: Cecilia Grammatico (drums, samplers), Guillermina Etkin (voice, piano) and Cecilia Lopez (voice, synthesizer). Vigilante Margarita is a Buenos Aires based trio of indie/experimental rock. www.vigilantemaergarita.com.ar www.vigilantemargarita.bandcamp.com 

Gary Lawson on the Decision of 1803

unnamedGary Lawson, a professor at the Boston University School of Law, will speak on whether the United States has gotten too big for its Constitution, whether this massive size contributes to political disfunction, and what might be done to remedy the problem if it is indeed a problem.

Contact radelstein[at]wesleyan[dot]edu for the accompanying paper, “One (?) Nation Over-Extended.”

An informal reception will follow. This is the second of four lectures on Centralization and Decentralization hosted by the Allbritton Collaborative Cluster Initiative.

Date: Wednesday, March 4 (today!)
Time: 4:15 PM
Place: PAC 002

Africanizing Technology Conference

An invitation from Jasmine Mack ’16:

Africa has long been a space of technological innovation and adaptation despite popular Western media depictions to the contrary. In fact, Africa is at the center of global technology stories such as the history of nuclear proliferation. Recently scholars have documented novel uses of contemporary media technologies on the continent, as well as adaptations of older technologies such as studio photography or the automobile, all of which have had rich and complicated social impacts. Writers, artisans, and farmers have also created new technological cultures, while many African medical professionals have responded to technologically ‘poor’ environments by improvising basic solutions. Africanizing Technology aims to highlight and interrogate these and other technology stories on the continent from an interdisciplinary perspective.

More information after the jump: