Collaborative Project to Connect Film, Sound

Collaborative Project to Connect Film, Sound

Lya Finston, staff writer
April 17, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Music

Wilder 115 bustled with creative energy last Sunday as College first-year Rebecca Winer, alongside College seniors and Film Co-op co-chairs Maxwell Kopelowicz and Patrick Gilfether, led a room of adamant musicians and filmmakers in “collab-a-fest,” a creative forum for the second installation of... Read more »

Orcutt Peppers Compositions with Improvisation

Orcutt Peppers Compositions with Improvisation

Bri DiMonda
April 17, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

Bill Orcutt has combined free improvisation, atonal harmonies and blues forms on the solo acoustic guitar for the past 10 years. Orcutt performed an improvised set in Fairchild Chapel last Saturday, where the San Francisco-based artist performed for nearly an hour but played only a handful of songs.... Read more »

Feature Photo: Spring Back

Feature Photo: Spring Back

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
April 17, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Recent Stories

Dancers Leah Newman, College sophomore, Alana Reibstein, College junior, and Jesse Wiener, College senior, slide across Warner Main’s beloved wooden floor while emitting tired sighs in a stunning dance choreographed by College senior Ellen Askonas. Her piece, a bright highlight of the program, appeared... Read more »

Senior Recital Features Gory Plot, Catchy Music

Senior Recital Features Gory Plot, Catchy Music

Alice Fishbein
April 17, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music, Theater & Film

“Pro Tip: Don’t wear anything too nice to this,” warned senior TIMARA major Kaeli Mogg on the Facebook page for her senior recital, REPO: Testify!. I took her advice to heart and was happier for it. I obviously attended the event — which Mogg held in Wilder Main Friday evening and Saturday... Read more »

Ho Brings Refinement to Ukulele, Other Instruments

Ho Brings Refinement to Ukulele, Other Instruments

Sam Rueckert, Staff Writer
April 17, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

The multi-talented Daniel Ho quickly figured out who his audience was when he visited the Cat in the Cream Monday night. Everyone from untrained music lovers to experienced Conservatory students sat in the room. Given the audience’s wide range of musical knowledge, Ho managed to balance his on-stage... Read more »

New GoT Season Shows Promise

Clark Sacktor, Columnist
April 17, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Warning: Spoilers for Game of Thrones seasons one through four and the first episode of season five follow. Overhearing conversations about the last episode of Game of Thrones on the first floor of Mudd library has become commonplace once again with the beginning of the... Read more »

Harry and the Potters Give Magical Performance

Julia Davis, Staff Writer
April 17, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Dance

Wizard rock band Harry and the Potters gave an enchanting performance last Tuesday night at the ’Sco. The band consists of brothers Joe and Paul DeGeorge on the keyboard and guitar, respectively, and a drummer who was solely referred to as “The Ghost of Cedric Diggory.” The drummer’s true identity... Read more »

Duo Brings Pop Music of Rwanda to Broader Audience

Mohit Dubey
April 17, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

The floor-shaking rhythms and heartmelting vocals of Rwandan R&B superstars Meddy and The Ben will fill the ’Sco this Saturday. The show, which will also feature the drum stylings of Oberlin College Taiko, is sure to be one of the most physically moving events to hit the ’Sco this semester. Meddy... Read more »

On the Record with Claire Chase, MacArthur Fellow

On the Record with Claire Chase, MacArthur Fellow

Jake Frankenfield
April 10, 2015
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Claire Chase, OC ’01, is a world-renowned contemporary flautist. The New Yorker and The Wall Street Journal have described her as “the young star of the modern flute” and “a rare combination of grace and guts”, respectively. She is a MacArthur Fellow and a cofounder of... Read more »

Standout Gameplay Elements Separate Darkest Dungeon from Crowd

Avi Vogel
April 10, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features

You look at your roster. The last mission you played through wiped out all of your high-leveled heroes. You try to recruit some new ones, but they all have traits that would make them a detriment to any mission you might undertake. With reluctance, you take four level-zero adventurers with you, cross... Read more »

Ambient Musician Brings Showgoers to Tears

Owen Harrington
April 10, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

Last Saturday evening at about 8 p.m. I entered Fairchild Chapel, beginning the arduous wait until ambient singer-songwriter Liz Harris, also known as Grouper, arrived onstage. The opening act, cave weta, didn’t come until 8:45 p.m. His performance began with a quiet, high-pitched hum, which served... Read more »

Feature Photo: Falling Up

Feature Photo: Falling Up

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
April 10, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Dance

College first-year Anika Lindsay gracefully suspends herself during an aerial performance at Hales Gymnasium last Sunday, April 5. The show, hosted by Oberlin College Aerialists, was titled “Falling Up” and featured a variety of aerial silk acts inspired by American poet Shel Silverstein’s iconic... Read more »