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Student musicians and a cappella groups record and release albums

Student musicians and a cappella groups record and release albums
Tali Natter December 9, 2020
Four recently released albums recorded and edited by students at the College.

Joe Thompson ’81, Director of MASS MoCA, on the past three decades


	Joe Thompson, Director of MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts

	 

	Photo: Megan Haley
Kaira Mediratta December 9, 2020
Joseph Thompson ’81, or Joe as most people call him, is most well known for having run MASS MoCA for the past 33 years, ever since helping to found the institution in 1987.

Jacob’s Pillow theatre, site of college dance collaborations, destroyed in fire

Jacob’s Pillow theatre, site of college dance collaborations, destroyed in fire
Tali Natter December 9, 2020

Kusika, the College’s African Dance group, performing at the 2014 Inside/Outside series at Jacob’s Pillow. (Photo courtesy of Jamie Kraus/Jacob’s Pillow Dance.) On Nov. 17, the Doris Duke Theatre...

The Artist Otherwise Known As: Joel Nicholas ’23

The Artist Otherwise Known As: Joel Nicholas ’23
Bellamy Richardson December 9, 2020

Joel Nicholas ’23 composes electronic music from his studio at home. “I picked up music by ear, pretty much,” student musician and composer Joel Nicholas ’23 said. “In my old house in Rochester...

David Fincher’s MANK is a political story disguised as an historical Hollywood drama

David Fincher’s MANK is a political story disguised as an historical Hollywood drama
Tharini Prakash December 9, 2020

David Fincher’s latest venture MANK, a black and white historical recreation chronicling the writing of Citizen Kane, is a thoughtfully crafted and refreshing departure from the usually bleak and cool-toned...

In Trivial, Quizbowl is not all fun and games

In Trivial, Quizbowl is not all fun and games
Lily Goldberg November 18, 2020

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was late May, and the ballroom of the Hilton Atlanta teemed with hormones and promise....

Artist Otherwise Known As: Helene Ryu ’22

Artist Otherwise Known As: Helene Ryu ’22
Nigel Jaffe November 18, 2020

Helene Ryu ’22 has recently started experimenting with themes of intimacy in relation to others. (Photo courtesy of Helene Ryu ’22.) I don’t recall exactly how my view of Helene Ryu ’22 changed...

After four Cello Shots, College goes wild

After four Cello Shots, College goes wild
Joey Fox November 18, 2020

The cello ensemble Cello Shots — including, from left, Nat Davidson ’22, Esther Kim ’23 and Michael Fallon ’24 — held their fall semester concert remotely last week. (Joey Fox/The Williams Record.) Ten...

Star Choir: Phase 1 Brings a Panel of Experts to Create Art out of Science

Star Choir: Phase 1 Brings a Panel of Experts to Create Art out of Science
Erin Barry November 18, 2020

“In a time when Earth is no longer habitable, a band of humans attempt to colonize Planet 85K: Aurora.” This is how the description for Star Choir, Phase 1: Dialogue begins. “A performance for...

It’s not during Winter Study this year: Students perform at I/O New Music Festival throughout fall semester

It’s not during Winter Study this year: Students perform at I/O New Music Festival throughout fall semester
Bellamy Richardson November 18, 2020

Masked musicians perform six feet apart while unmasked musicians perform behind shields, 15 feet apart. (Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Miller.) When asked what I/O stands for, violist and pianist Rebecca...

Radio Dramas debuts, first production since pandemic

Radio Dramas debuts, first production since pandemic
Nigel Jaffe November 13, 2020

Poster courtesy of Nicolle Mac Williams ’21.5. Tonight, the theatre department will present Radio Dramas, a series of short pre-recorded radio plays selected from Suzan-Lori Parks’ 365 Days / 365...

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