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Feature Photo: Melodies of the Soul

Photo by Kellianne Doyle, Staff photographer

Photo by Kellianne Doyle, Staff photographer

Louise Edwards, Arts Editor

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Double-degree sophomore Raffi Boden on cello, Conservatory sophomore Max Weiner on bass, double-degree sophomore Theo Rosenfeld on saxophone, Conservatory junior Zoe Cutler on trombone and double-degree senior Emily Kuhn on trumpet perform at the Cat in the Cream. On Tuesday, the Jewish Art Collective hosted Melodies of the Soul: An Explosion of Music, which allowed students to express their spiritual identities through music. The event was based off of nigunim, a Hebrew word for wordless melodies. Some of the music performed was original, including “Exodus,” composed by College senior Andrew Seligson for guitar, bass and flute. The composition, inspired by an author who wrote a piece about Genesis, created an intense tone while grappling with interpersonal themes. The sorrowful flute that opened the piece was quickly joined by moving guitar and bass chords. In the past, the Jewish Art Collective has hosted spoken word, storytelling and open mic nights.

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