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Noah Lennox uses only a guitar, synthesizer, sampler and his voice to paint an aquatic soundscape, presenting a return to simplicity.

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Experimental pop artist Panda Bear releases sixth solo album ‘Buoys’

February 14, 2019 0 comments

Panda Bear, otherwise known as Noah Lennox, released his new album, “Buoys,”  on Feb. 8. The album, critiqued by some to be oversimplified, explores the point at which modern sound becomes uncomfortable — where minimalism becomes unsettling.

The two-day festival gathered University community members to explore media and literary theory. Attendees participated in workshops, lectures and performances at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts.

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Literary arts festival celebrates cross-disciplinary forms of media

February 12, 2019 0 comments

Interrupt V, a festival hosted by the Literary Arts Department Friday and Saturday, featured artists who commented on and examined the intersections of literary theory and media. The festival was organized by John Cayley, professor of literary arts, and Theadora Walsh GS.

Student performers took to the stage in latest installment of Underground Thursdays, a series of arts-oriented events hosted by the Student Activities Office. January Jam showcased original compositions and unique talents.

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January Jam features music, poetry, comedy

February 5, 2019 0 comments

Parka-clad students shuffled about in the dim lighting of the Underground, carrying notebooks, cameras, instruments and speakers in preparation for performances at January Jam last Thursday.

Artwork by 12 photographers lines the walls of List Art Center Lobby, focusing on abstractions through various approaches. Work by Bill Jacobson ‘77 examines rectangles through photographs of the real world. Some of the exhibited photographs explored the boundaries between two- and three-dimensional artwork.

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List photography exhibit explores concept of abstraction

January 29, 2019 0 comments

Bill Jacobson ’77, alongside eleven other photographers, is complicating the notion of “abstraction” on College Hill. The artists’ work is featured in the List Art Center lobby as part of “Recent Acquisitions: Photography and Abstraction” — a photo exhibit that runs from Jan. 19 to May 26.

“WARM,” Jeff Tweedy’s first solo album featuring original songs, inspires listeners of all ages to empathize with his lyrics and enjoy his rasping sound. His album speaks to both personal and universal emotions.

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Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy releases first solo album, “WARM”

January 24, 2019 0 comments

Jeff Tweedy, singer and guitarist of Chicago alternative rock band Wilco, released his first solo album of original songs, “WARM,” on Nov. 30, offering a tender, personal perspective into his insecurities and the struggles that shape his work and the Wilco canon.

Grimes, the Canadian singer, songwriter and producer, explores the influence of artificial intelligence and group propaganda in her latest single, “We Appreciate Power.”

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Grimes releases technology-themed single ‘We Appreciate Power’

December 4, 2018 0 comments

Singer, songwriter and producer Grimes dreams of a new metal world of robot overlords. Claire Boucher, known as Grimes, released her highly anticipated single “We Appreciate Power” Nov. 29.

In honor of their fifth album featured songs developed during improvisational sessions.

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Sonic Youth celebrates 30th anniversary of ‘Daydream Nation’

November 5, 2018 0 comments

The only way to step forward is to look back — in this case, Sonic Youth, comprising Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon and Lee Ranaldo, commemorate their fifth studio album Daydream Nation’s 30th anniversary, reaffirming their influence and reign over underground, alternative music.

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Slowdive’s “Souvlaki” celebrates 25 years of influence on indie rock

October 15, 2018 0 comments

English indie band Slowdive celebrates the 25th anniversary of their seminal 1993 LP “Souvlaki” this year.

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Yves Tumor releases Warp Records debut

October 8, 2018 0 comments

Italy-based artist Sean Bowie, more famously known as Yves Tumor, released his new album “Safe in the Hands of Love” to Warp Records Sept. 5, demonstrating his ability to unravel everything that we consider to be “experimental music.”

“Good Grief” highlighted the Internal Family Systems therapy method, which encourages engaging  with one’s “subpersonalities.”

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Everett Company’s ‘Good Grief’ grapples with physical, emotional trauma

October 1, 2018 0 comments

Thursday evening, a bustling audience gathered in the Granoff Center for Creative Arts to see Everett Company’s “Good Grief” — a multimedia performance centered around trauma’s grip on both mind and body.