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In Memory of Pi(e) Day: A Sensory Experience of Sight, Smell, Taste, and Sound

Pi Day? Pie Day. It’s been 12 days, but it’s never too late to celebrate pi(e) day, says Alan Rodi ’12. Experimental Music students and pie-eaters, take note:

A concert in three movements of flavours.

$2 suggested minimum donation for a slice of pie; proceeds go to Brighter Dawns. There will be a limited number of slices available.

The piece is an attempt in making experimental music accessible. Inspired in part by In C, musicians will follow a score of a section of melodic passages around a shifting tonal center, but the means of getting from passage to passage is indeterminate and the only time marker is a single bell that rings between the three movements.

The concert runs exactly 30 minutes with an additional short intermission between the second and third movement for pie distribution. Note: scented incense and deliciously smelling pies will be used during the performance. Any additional musicians should please contact Alan Rodi at arodi(at)wesleyan(dot)edu and be prepared to meet an hour before the schedule time to briefly review the piece.

Audition for Mao: The Musical – September 14, 16, 17

NOTE: Auditions for Mao: The Musical have been extended! Auditions will continue Friday, September 16th from 6:00 PM Р8:00 PM in the Chapel Basement, and on Saturday, September 17th from 1:00 PM Р3:00 PM in the Music Studios Practice Rooms!

Submitted by the illustrious Alan Rodi ’12:

Auditions for Mao: The Musical are being held in the Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, September 14th from 6pm until 8pm. Please arrive with a song and be prepared to express yourself through movement.

A fictional love story set in the backdrop of the rise of Mao Zedong, Mao: The Musical follows Mei, a poor woman who lives alone, and two men who both court for her affections. All is disrupted, however, when Mao arrives.

Both a farce and a tragedy, this modern piece explores the cult following of Mao Zedong through music. A thesis production written and composed by Alan Rodi in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts with Departmental Honors in Music. The production is November 10th, 11th, and 12th.

Auditions will also be Friday September 16th from 6pm-8pm in the Chapel Basement, and on Saturday September 17th from 1pm-3pm in the Music Studios Practice Rooms!

  • Date: Wednesday, September 14; Friday, September 16; Saturday, September 17
  • Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM; 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM; 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Place: Memorial Chapel; Memorial Chapel Basement; Music Studios Practice Rooms
  • Facebook Group: Here!