Fall Photos: Brooklyn Rider

Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings), groundbreaking string quartet Brooklyn Rider performed works by Franz Schubert, Bill Frisell, Vijay Iyer, Glenn Kotche, and a U.S. premiere by Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen on Saturday, November 21, 2015 in the Crowell Concert Hall.

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Fall Photos: Hard Data Redux

R. Luke DuBois presented a generative composition for musicians that used data sets and real-time information as the basis for its score on Friday, November 20, 2015 in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery.

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Fall Photos: Dress Rehearsal for Faye Driscoll’s “Thank You for Coming: Attendance”

A dress rehearsal for Faye Driscoll’s Thank You for Coming: Attendance was held on Thursday, November 12, 2015 in the Patricelli ’92 Theater.

Thank You For Coming, a series of works by choreographer/director Faye Driscoll, focus on how you experience yourself in relation to other bodies and the spaces you inhabit. During the Connecticut premiere of the dance theater work Attendance, dancers passed through ever-morphing states of physical entanglement. Intimately staged in the round, Ms. Driscoll crafts a heightened reality of observation, invitation, and interdependence. The audience and performers shared a dynamic, joyful ritual of action and transformation. Ms. Driscoll was Wesleyan’s 2014-15 Creative Campus Fellow in Dance.

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Fall Photos: Eiko Otake – A Body in the Observatory

Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presented a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project “A Body in Places.” She preformed in the Van Vleck Observatory on Friday, November 6, 2015.

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Fall Photos: This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce – Part VII

John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce performed the seventh in a series of CD-length recitals of his piano music in the Crowell Concert Hall on Sunday, November 1, 2015.
Special guest Thomas Schuttenhelm performed the world premiere of Bruce’s The Sacred Guitar—seven improvisatory pieces for electric guitar based on tunes from The Sacred Harp.

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Fall Photos: Daniel Beaty Spoken Word/Poetry Slam

On Thursday, October 8, 2015 in the CFA Hall, award-winning actor and writer Daniel Beaty and Wesleyan students held a free spoken word/poetry slam about identity, community, and topics of the day.

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Fall Photos: Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill

Violinist Martin Hayes and guitarist Dennis Cahill performed adventurous interpretations of traditional Irish tunes with irresistible rhythm in the Crowell Concert Hall on Saturday, October 17, 2015.

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Fall Photos: Graduate Composers’ Introductions Concert

Student composers of the Wesleyan Music Department presented their original works, featuring compositions by Matthew Stein ’16, and graduate students Tomek Arnold, Hallie Blejewski, Warren Enström, Omar Fraire, Cecilia Lopez, Cleek Schrey, and Ron Shalom in the World Music Hall on Tuesday, October 13, 2015.

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