Monday, February 18, 2013

Beck Does David Bowie!

The Hello, Again performance started with an idea – reimagine David Bowie’s classic, “Sound and Vision.” But it became more than another cover. It became an experience that presented a fresh take on the possibilities of the once familiar, for both the audience and  the performers.
The show doesn’t stop with the live performance. In collaboration with Beck, Director Chris Milk is creating a digital experience that is fully immersive. By capturing the concert with 360-degree cameras and 360-degree binaural microphones, online viewers will have the opportunity to experience the show from any and every seat in the house.
This digital experience will allow online viewers to click through a variety of lenses to view the show, as well as experience three distinct and different sound origins: an outer microphone that captures the 160+ musicians up close, an inner microphone that represents what the studio audience hears, and finally a central microphone that lets you hear what Beck hears.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Swingle Singers Return To The Smith!

Inspired by music from 50 years of Swingle history and contemporary artists, the Swingle Singers continue to push the boundaries with their versions of classic songs.

This new show features music by trendsetting British bands Elbow and Mumford and Sons, as well as audience favourites by Björk, the Beatles, Bach, and many others. With their breathtaking new arrangements, haunting harmonies and epic beats, the current lineup of the Swingles bring an energy that's new, contemporary, and relevant. Their message: Don't reinvent the wheel, reinvent the feel!
After half a century, the Swingle Singers are still at the cutting edge of a cappella. With 50 albums, five Grammy Awards, and more than 4000 performances, they're better than ever. The Swingle Singers invite you to celebrate this landmark year with them!
Canandaigua Magazine article on the Swingle Singers Concert.
The Swingle Singers Homepage.
See them at the Smith Opera House Friday, March 1st at 7:30, Pre-Concert Talk at 6:30pm.
Ticket information at

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

WHWS Broadcast Honor's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

As part of a special live WHWS-FM broadcast in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Youdlyn Moreau ’13 interviews Noah Lucas ’13 while speaking with students about the impact of King’s work on their own lives.