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Film Series: Sans Soleil

1983. France. Dir: Chris Marker. Documentary. 100 min.


“Like a piece of sci-fi anthropology, Sans Soleil visits humanity as if from another planet.” In a fictional travelogue, ranging from an encounter with a Japanese techno-cult to distant recollections of watching Vertigo as a child, Marker tries to piece together the jigsaw of reality by exploring the insanity of memory.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Photos: Oorutaichi and Groundislava, or: Big In Japan—and WestCo

While you were getting crunk at Senior Cocks on Friday, WestCo Cafe was alight with the flame of two experimental beatmaker wizards: Oorutaichi and Groundislava. The former, Oorutaichi, was totally unfamiliar to me previously, but managed to throw together one of the most engaging and utterly fun electronic sets I’ve seen in a while. Backed by goofy visuals, the DJ lurched around the cafe manically, shouting into his microphone like an overjoyed Dam Suzuki, without straying too far from his mixing boards and distinctly Asian-tinged backing beats. Above is a photo of occasional Wesleying blogger John expressing his appreciation. I didn’t manage to grab video, but this is a pretty accurate indication; though little known in the states, Ka Ya Lee ’13 tells me Oorutaichi’s a pretty big deal in Japan:

I was so glad that everything went great and that a lot of people there were truly enjoying Oorutaichi’s music:) Oorutaichi also LOVED Wesleyan students’ reaction to his music. He was also very impressed by this school in general. Oorutaichi was a very humble, nice person. We hung out and talked about music a lot after the show in my house! I still can’t believe he was there!

Wedidit Collective character Jasper Patterson, otherwise known as Groundislava, rounded off the night with a set of chilled-out, beat-heavy post-dubstep. Groundislava has collaborated with our old friend Baths a bunch, and it showsD. Nassty ’13 would probably call it ‘post-tubstep.’ Photo gallery past the jump.

WESU DJ Training Information Session

Adam Wechsler ’13 wants all you cool kids who love music and have ill-nasty tunes to know:

Do you have a stack of Tuvan throat singing records that the world needs to hear? Did you come home from studying abroad in Berlin with a hard drive full of KMFDM and Einstürzende Neubauten bootlegs? Do you want to show the world how you’re on the cutting edge of deep ecology chillwave? Would you like your voice to be broadcasted across Connecticut with 5000 Watts of power? If so, come to PAC 001 on Monday, October 8th at 5 or Wednesday, October 10th at 7. WESU will be having an information session for any and all interested in becoming a DJ. If you can’t attend one of these info sessions but would still like to get involved, lob an email in the direction of personnel(at)wesufm(dot)org.

When: Monday, October 8th or Wednesday, October 10th
Time: 5PM on October 8th or 7pm on October 10th
Place: PAC 001