Before Car Seat Headrest’s Will Toledo had spoken a word, I already had a sense of the performance to come—a strong, almost violent bass was blaring from the speakers. It was the kind of sound that reverberates through your body, the kind you can feel.
David Cale wrote both the book and music for the show, and also performs it himself, making the musical memoir all the more unique. Cale’s show is a phenomenal experience.
The success of “Bambi” lies in its ability to merge simplicity with complexity in terms of lyrical messages, melodies, riffs and underlying beats.
“Persistence of Memory” is a multimedia exploration of the unconscious mind inspired by the motif of cabinets in Salvador Dali’s paintings and Freudian thinking. Chang began working on the piece in 2012, the same year she established her company, T.T.C Dance.
A spunky, punk-y duo from upstate New York, Diet Cig formed in 2014 after vocalist Alex Luciano interrupted drummer Noah Bowman’s set to ask for a cigarette lighter. Four years down the road, Diet Cig has released two EPs and one studio album to become one of the most intriguing, unique groups in the indie music scene.
For those of us who aren’t in the movie loop, Campus Movie Fest is a week-long event which provides students with all the equipment required to create said film: microphones, cameras and even a laptop loaded with editing software. And on Sept. 26, these films premiered in Tisch Commons.
The A.E. Hotchner Festival—named for the acclaimed writer and alumnus who funds the festival—offers all Washington University students, including graduate students, the opportunity to workshop their original plays with student actors, faculty members and a professional dramaturg, culminating in readings of the pieces and post-show discussions with audiences.
CMF is as fun as it is stressful, heartbreaking and every emotion in between. Making a short film in a week is no small feat. Add Washington University’s hefty workload on top of that, and it’s practically heroic.
The energy from the group was practically electric, and I found myself dancing along to almost every song, interrupted only once by two drunk, 40-year-old women who got a little too close for comfort. But you know what, it was all in the name of a good time.
Sur Taal Laya’s signature style of arranging is to create mashups of Bollywood songs and popular English songs. This fusion creates beautiful sonic experiences that blend South Asian and American cultures.