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Residents of Music House Write Letter to ResLife, Proposing to Stay in 200 High Street


Earlier today, members of Music House sent a letter to Wesleying proposing that Music House remain in 200 High Street next school year, sharing the space with the newly-approved Movement House. The letter cites the building’s status as the largest residential concert venue on campus as indirectly creating a workload that is too great for one house manager to maintain, giving specific examples from experiences within Music House that happened last semester. As of now, Movement House will be the only program house occupying the space next year.

The letter says that the residents of Music House who are not satisfied with ResLife’s standing decision to move the program house into a shared space with Full House for next school year and are therefore endorsing the proposal for sharing 200 High with Movement House, are hoping to meet with Movement House residents this Friday. Read past the jump for the full-text of the letter:

Eclectic Does Not Gain Program House Status for 2017-2018 School Year


On Wednesday night, the WSA held a town hall meeting to have a campus wide conversation about Eclectic and the future of 200 High Street, which is currently Music House. According to Director of ResLife Fran Koerting, Eclectic originally lost their program housing status after repeatedly failing to get a 16 out of 21 on the URLC’s housing assessment and being put on probation, with the final straw being the application from last fall.

The meeting was attended by a variety of students, some who are still a part of Eclectic, others who were in Eclectic but have since left, and many students who are not members of Eclectic as well. Ultimately, the URLC voted not to let Eclectic obtain program house status for the 2017-2018 school year. There were 0 votes in favor, 4 opposed, 2 abstentions, and 1 recusal. The future of 200 High will be considered separately by the URLC, and they have said that they will take the wider campus community’s opinion strongly into consideration.

BREAKING: Music House Moving into Eclectic’s House Starting Fall 2016

Last semester, students campaigned against Eclectic’s history of enabling racism and sexual violence with images like this.

NOTE: Updates are provided at the bottom of the post.

Thursday night, we received knowledge that Fran Koerting, Director of Reslife has reached out to the residents of Music House offering the program house the space of 200 High Street, home to Eclectic Society since 1906, for the 2016-2017 academic year. Koerting confirmed this at 12:15PM today and said that an announcement email will be sent around early this afternoon.

The residents of Music House, after discussion, decided that they would accept Reslife’s offer for the space, which the University has owned since the 1970s when Eclectic alumni sold the house to Wesleyan for $1. When asked about offering the space of 200 High Street, Fran Koerting stated:

Favorite Song Listening Party

Bryan Schiavone ’16 writes in:

do you have a favorite song? a song so profound, so beautiful, so perfect that everyone needs to give it a good long listen? well now is your chance to share that with friends new and old.

you’re going to arrive at our cozy lounge, grab a cup of tea or cider, and tell us your favorite song. we’ll listen to all of them and talk about our experiences.

stop in for a bit, bring your knitting/coloring book/journal, and hear music that means the world to other people. this will be an intimate experience.

Date: Thursday, September 24
Time: 7:30-9:30 PM
Place: Music House lounge (230 Wash)

Nagual Comes To Middletown

A special invitation from Ron Shalom GRAD:

Gorgeous sensory overload experimental duo Nagual performs at Music House Wednesday night, with thrash Beatles by THE MURDERTONES (Angus and Luke Macdonald) and renditions of autumn lieder by Ron Shalom, Cecilia Lopez and Daniel Fishkin.

Date: Wednesday, November 12 – TODAY
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: Music House (230 Washington Street)

Killer BOB Concert @ MuHo

From Dylan Awalt-Conley ’15:

The Brooklyn-based sonic experimenters Killer BOB will be gracing us with a concert this Friday at Music House. They self-identify as “post-core” and draw from noise, jazz, punk, mathrock, and metal, without ever really settling into any of those categories. According to the band, their music “explores their collective subconscious dream worlds,” an interest that manifests in spoken word/storytelling segments. Their music also “rocks” and is “really really good for listening to,” according to someone, probably.

Check out a music video for the song “Memory Burns” after the jump.

The student group Cosmos will be opening with a free jazz set. What Jason Derulo song will they cover next?? Come find out and trance the night away!

Date: Friday, October 10th, 2014
Time: 9PM
Place: Music House

Happening Now: Music House “Alumni” Concert

Slightly tipsy, spiraling toward the Matrix and logging on to Wesleying to see what’s happening tonight? Andrew Zingg ’13 has one more possible answer for you:

The elder brothers of top frat Mu Upsilon Eta Omicron (that’s MUHO, ya dummies!) invite you to a remember a simpler time — of *fun* on the top floor and Sing Along With Mitch records attached a bit more firmly to the walls. Old Music House-mates playmate new musics for you for to listen! Come one and all and do it for the mems!


All bands feature at least one former member of the House, except for the Sweaterpuppies. But it’s their first show and they’re cute!

It’s FREE (as if we had to say it…)

Date: Tonight, December 1st
Time: 10pm (yes, we’re late on the draw…)
Place: Music House
Facebook Event: Link.

Photo Evidence: Music House Gets Authored, Punished

Last night, industrial noise-maker Author & Punisher brought his doom-inspired sounds to Music House. If nothing else, the performance marked a special occurrence in my Wesleyan career: it was the first time I have seen an experimental musician make use of Eugene Onegin as live gear on stage.

Festivities kicked off with hardcore powerviolence quartet Backshi, whose subject matter is described as “pegging, bodily functions, queer shit, more hateful than ever.” Featuring Jason Kilbourne ’14, Stephan Stansfield ’13, Max Seppo ’14, and Mike Massone ’14, the band previously performed at last May’s Weezer/Green Day showcase. Their energetic stage presence and general exuberance leads me to endorse them enthusiastically for Spring Fling 2013. Here’s a video:

Author & Punisher. Bakshi. Music House.

If Music House is your house, this is what’s happening in your house tonight, starting at 10 PM. If Wesleyan is your university, this is happening on your campus tonight. Charlie Ellis ’13 wants to introduce you to Author & Punisher:

“Author & Punisher is an industrial doom and drone metal, one man band utilizing primarily custom fabricated machines/controllers and speakers. He has performed and shown these machines in festivals and exhibitions in the United States and abroad extensively, releasing his third album, yet first sculpture/art based album entitled “Drone Machines” in 2010 on Heart and Crossbone Records of Tel-Aviv. The Drone Machines are custom made machines fabricated from raw materials and utilizing open source circuitry. The devices draw heavily on aspects of industrial automation, robotics and mechanical tools and devices, focusing on the eroticism of interaction with machine. The machines require significant force from the performer, aligning he or she with the plodding drone and doom influenced sounds that are created.”

The show will take place in Music House providing an intimate space for epicness.

It’s been too long since I’ve been at a fucking ridiculous MuHo show, so I’m looking forward to it. Pretty sure Bakshi (“4-person powerviolence, singing about pegging, bodily functions, queer shit. More hateful than ever before.) was playing whenever that was, so it’s appropriate and awesome. (Just to keep track: if you watched the video above and saw the opening act described as “powerviolence”, you should be fucking terrified at this point. If you’re not, go past the jump.