Courtesy of Acadia MezzofantiMuseum music: A quartet performs for the public in the College Museum of Art as part of the Bowdoin International Music Festival. More than 250 students assemble on campus each year to participate in the prestigious program.
Most theater productions take weeks, or even months, to rehearse before the curtain rises on opening night. The same is typically true on the Bowdoin stage. But not this Saturday night. At 7 p.m. tomorrow, Masque & Gown actors will perform original plays that were written, directed and rehearsed in only 24 hours.
Jenny IbsenCINEMATIC SOUND Music major Sam Kyzivat ’18 plays electric violin at a Reed House event. Inspired by artists like Andrew Bird, he uses a looping pedal to create “orchestral ambient electric violin loops.” He has written songs for short film soundtracks and recently arranged music for Maine Youth Rock Orchestra.
Ann BasuSPACE TO COLLABORATE Students gathered in the Pub last spring during “Battle of the Bands,” an annual event organized by the Bowdoin Music Collective. Leaders are hoping to enrich the campus music scene by providing a place for students to play together.
Chris RitterCIVIC CONCERN Professor Chuck Dorn presents his recently published book in Hawthorne-Longfellow Library. The event was the first in a new series celebrating faculty book launches. Dorn traced the history of 11 colleges and universities in order to investigate their commitment to the common good.
Courtesy of Julianna BurkeVan Go: Julianna Burke (center) with ArtVan staff members Kelly Christopher (left) and Jamie Silvestri (right). Summers on Maine’s Midcoast justify the state’s Vacationland reputation. This year, seniors Julianna Burke and Maya Morduch-Toubman took advantage of Bowdoin’s summer fellowships to engage more deeply with the region’s communities through art, storytelling and photography.
Continuing their success from the summer of 2016, Maggie Seymour ’16 and Olivia Atwood ’17 returned to the stage to perform “15 Villainous Fools” —this time in New York City. Based on William Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors,” “15 Villainous Fools” is a comedy that follows the adventures of two sets of twins.
“Lost in the Dream” is a fitting title for the fourth album released by The War on Drugs. On that album, back in 2014, the Philadelphia-based rock outfit embarked on a blurred journey through shoegaze, alt-country and ambient electronica with lyrics just as hazy to go along.
Courtesy of Bowdoin College Museum of ArtMemento Mori: Finials of a “Chaplet,” an ivory carving on display at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art featuring macabre motifs intended to serve as a reminder of mortality.