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MODfest 2019

January 31-February 10. Celebrating its 17th season, MODfest 2019 is Vassar College’s annual exploration of the arts of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Thursday, January 31 - 6:30pm OPENING NIGHT AT THE LOEB

EVENTS

Thursday, January 31 - 6:30pm OPENING NIGHT AT THE LOEB

Join us for the opening reception of Modfest 2019 with a performance by the Vassar College Women’s Chorus featuring “Its Motion Keeps” by Pulitzer-Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw.Image result for caroline shaw

Frances Lehman Loeb Arts Center

Friday, Feb 1 - 7:00pm, 2019 FILM SCREENING: BABY DRIVER

FILM SCREENING: BABY DRIVER

A talented, young getaway driver relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss, he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom. With introduction by Vassar Assistant Professor, Tahirih Motazedian

The Rosenwald Film Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film

Saturday, Feb 2 - 11:00am - 2:00pm VIEWPOINTS: GESTURE, MUSIC, & PERFORMANCE

VIEWPOINTS: GESTURE, MUSIC, & PERFORMANCE

Join us for an interdisciplinary workshop that will explore how the vocabulary of Viewpoints can be applied to music and performance. This workshop is open to current Vassar students and will be led by

Senior Lecturer in Music, Drew Minter, 

          and Interdisciplinary Arts Coordinator, Tom Pacio.Image result for tom pacio image vassar

Ely Hall, Aula

Saturday, Feb 2 - 8:00pm THIRD HONORARY ADENE AND RICHARD WILSON CONCERT

 

 

THIRD HONORARY ADENE AND RICHARD WILSON CONCERT

A brief history of MODfest

The award winning Attacca Quartet presents the world premiere of String Quartet No. 6 by Richard Wilson and

  Gabriella Smith’s Carrot Revolution. Smith’s innovative work was shaped by diverse influences including Bach, Joni Mitchell, Ligeti, Simon & Garfunkel, and traditions of bluegrass and Georgian folk music.

Faculty and guest performers include

Susan Bottisoprano,photo and Sophie Shao, cello 

Skinner Hall of Music

Sunday, February 3 - 3:00pm CABARET “IN MOTION” PICTURES

CABARET “IN MOTION” PICTURES

Students from the Music Department perform songs from the golden age of the silver screen. David Alpherpiano and Jennie Litt, director.

Skinner Hall of Music

Photo source: http://www.litt-and-alpher.com/about.shtml

Wednesday, February 6 - 8:00pm WILEY, WINDY—ROLL AND FALL

WILEY, WINDY—ROLL AND FALL

Looking to invocations of weather in Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, multidisciplinary artist Saski Plum Globig ’19 Saskia Globig will stage a video and movement installation probing the boundaries of randomness and intention, chance and fate. Popular music and found-soundscapes will interrupt each other, dance will interrupt the everyday body, and caution will be thrown to the winds of extreme and quiet weather.

Old Bookstore, College Center