Plonskser lecture series surveys Cuban artistic production

Last Saturday, musicians Neil Leonard and Miguel Nuñez were joined by multimedia artist Nestor Siré in an unorthodox exploration of Cuban artistic production at home and at large. The event was organized as the annual Plonsker Family Lecture Series in Contemporary Art, established in 1994 by Madeleine Plonsker, Harvey Plonsker ’61 and their son, Ted Plonsker ’86.

BROCKHAMPTON heals, finds comfort in ‘Iridescence’

My first experience involving BROCKHAMPTON came with the solo works of Kevin Abstract, a rapper from Texas. In January of last year, I stumbled upon the song “Empty” from his sophomore album American Boyfriend: A Suburban Love Story.

Tendai Muparutsa performs original music at faculty recital

On Friday night, Tendai Muparutsa held his faculty recital as a part of the ongoing series of performances by the Williams College Department of Music. Muparutsa is an artist-in-residence at the College, specializing in African music performance and ethnomusicology.

Soaked Oats bring kiwis (and other fruits) to new concert venue

Soaked Oats, an indie pop band based in Dunedin, New Zealand, are embarking on their debut U.S. tour. Photo courtesy of
If you happened to be walking down Hoxsey Street a couple Saturdays ago, you probably saw a rickety RV on the brink of collapsing in on itself parked outside of 70 Hoxsey.

Conversation with Brad Wells, founder of Roomful of Teeth

Roomful of Teeth, the contemporary vocal ensemble founded by lecturer in music Brad Wells, performed in Chapin Hall last Friday before an enraptured crowd. I got the chance to sit down with Wells and ask him some questions about Teeth before the concert.