Duo pushes definition of music
Last Friday marked the conclusion of the first United States tour of “Duo Baars-Henneman,” a Dutch improvisation group that pushes the boundaries of what can be considered music. Playing in Studzinsky Auditorium, the duo performed ten songs, all of which were made up on the spot. Even so, each song focused on a theme or collection of notes that provided some structure to the otherwise free progressions. The themes were tailored specifically to the group’s American tour. Ig Henneman and Ab Baars comprise the duo and began playing together in the late ’80s. Easily the best-dressed people in the recital hall, they spoke at length before each song, outlining influences that ranged from long-lost children’s books to obscure haikus.
RJD2, Shlomo to bring explosive sets for fall concert
WBOR announced this week that RJD2, Shlohmo and Forget Forget will perform at its annual fall concert. RJD2, a hip-hop producer and musician, will headline the event with what promises to be an explosive, improvisational set. Forget Forget, a Portland-based seven-piece band, will open the show, followed by RJD2 and low-fi producer Shlohmo, who is known for his slow and sputtering beats.
“Hello Nature” shows Wegman beyond Weimaraners
Indeed, though there is nothing awe-inspiring about the scale of Wegman’s work, the exhibit is compelling in its ability to create a narrative that explains the artist’s lifelong fascination with nature. Wegman’s work is playful but incredibly sincere. There is a refreshing innocence to his exploration of nature; in its simplicity, his work captures a sense of childhood reverence for the wilderness.