Going to the movies is a strange phenomenon. Why would people want to sit in uncomfortable chairs and watch movies with strangers when they could rent movies and watch them in the comfort of their own homes? Its the mass experience that is the appeal: we want to learn something from a movie, but we want to learn with others. The St. Olaf Film Club is based on this premise.
Associate Music Professor Dave Hagedorn is the featured artist on Solid Liquid, an energetic new CD recording to be released this fall. In 12 tracks of jazz standards, classical arrangements and new compositions, Hagedorn shows off an impressive array of styles and techniques on his signature instrument, the vibraphone. Accompanying Hagedorn on the CD are local performers Chris Bates, JT Bates, Phil Hey and Tom Lewis.
On Thursday night at the Pause, local musicians Tiki Obmar and Cepia played for a small crowd of onlookers. Although it was an intimate performance, both Tiki Obmar and Cepia played their original form of live techno.