Future Media Collective Unrecognized
The goal of the Future Music Collective is to help establish and support the creative community of audio and visual artists at Hampshire College. FMC is dedicated to the proliferation of new digital media from both the international stage and within the Hampshire community. Our weekly meetings involve the presentation and discussion of new media discovered by the members of FMC, and a once-a-month showcase of Hampshire students’ original contributions to the future of media. The Future Music Collective will organize a series of outings to experience contemporary media performance and installation, and will promote new media on our campus with a series of diverse and progressive community events. In these ways, FMC gives the Hampshire community an outlet to experience and discuss contemporary digital art, and foster an environment of creative thought and production.
Fall 2011: Yurt Radio Station, Monday Nights at 7
Spring 2011: TBA
Spring 2013: Yurt Radio Station, Monday Nights at 8
Colin Stetson: April 4th, 2012 at the National Yiddish Book Center
Colin Stetson is an acclaimed solo bass saxophone and bass clarinet player from Montreal. Colin is seen as an innovator in the experimental music and free jazz world, and has expanded the sonic possibilities of the bass saxophone (a highly uncommon instrument) into a unique and distinct style. On top of his career as a solo artist, Colin has toured with Tom Waits, Arcade Fire, TV on the Radio, Feist, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, David Byrne, Jolie Holland, Sinead O’Connor, LCD Soundsystem, The National, Angelique Kidjo, and Anthony Braxton.
We have the opportunity to host Colin because he will be passing through the area between shows on tour. He would normally require much, much more money... only stipulation- the agent is planning the tour this week and she needs to know if this show is going to happen.
Colin released a record titled "New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges" in March. Pitchfork's review of the album reads
"Once in a while, I can convince myself that it's impossible to say anything truly new in music... But then I'll come across a new record that sounds like nothing else I've heard: I can't quite place it, but its appeal feels so organic and easy to understand, I don't really feel a need to place it, either. Such is the case with the second solo album from Michigan-born, Montreal-based saxophonist Colin Stetson, New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges."
Opening artists to be determined. Interested students should contact HampshireFMC@gmail.com