Patrick W. Lauppe
"What I can say is this: you can't go into jazz wanting to make a solid living or wanting to become well known. Those are just not the reasons that attract people to this music. The people who come to be the most artistically successful and who come to feel the most fulfilled with their work are those with a genuine passion and dedication to this music."
Despite trouble with tempo and an anticlimactic finish, the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra delivered rich, subtle renditions of works by Sibelius, Prokofiev, and Strauss.
Similarly, behind all the layers of electronic fuzz and distorted guitars on Lotus Plaza’s new album lie dull songwriting and an unskilled, unadventurous musician who consistently confuses loudness with complexity.
“The relationship of the words to the music was a bit of a secret to be discovered,” said Monson. “Not even the musicians in the band knew that he was using a text, which suggests that he had it memorized.”
Former nun Mary Johnson lost her faith amid abuse from her peers and corruption from her leaders. Now, Johnson has found purpose in telling her story.
Andrea L. Campbell, an associate professor of political science at MIT, argued that Americans form attitudes towards taxes based on both rational self-interest and subjective factors at a Kennedy School lecture on Wednesday.
Woodrell's project is simple: to communicate a detailed, visceral experience of the contemporary Ozarks—their people, their past, their problems, and their often frightening propensity for acts of extreme violence.
In Sanders lecture, Marsalis explores the evolving identity of American dance
In interpreting Franz Kafka and his relationship to reality, Pavel Schmidt creates confounding art.
A free summer music series showcases the rigor of the college’s education.
Garbus and her crew reveal the hidden potential of hackneyed pop forms by injecting them with a pungent dose of dissonant, noisy, and violent elements. What results is a quirky and unpredictable album that sounds clean and expertly crafted as it plumbs the shadows of its unsettling world.
In a week of celebration, the OFA commemorates “40 Years of Jazz at Harvard”
An undergraduate cast directed by Matthew C. Stone ’11 has begun work on a production of “Cleansed” that promises to be a jarring yet ultimately hopeful experience.
Last Friday, the Bach Society Orchestra (BachSoc) filled Sanders Theatre with the 19th-century sounds of its third seasonal concert, exchanging ...
According to New York-based artist Gregory Sholette, the professional art world is dependent upon artistic "dark matter," the excess of amateur art lying just outside its boundaries.