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Chris Thile on the artistic process

Before the main event on Saturday evening, Chris Thile spent an hour with a smaller audience answering questions on the artistic process and the state of music in the modern day. Thile is a virtuoso mandolinist, singer, and songwriter, best known as a co-founder of Grammy award-winning Nickel Creek. A leading figure in modern bluegrass,… Keep Reading


Arts (Bi)weekly Poetry Contest Extension

We only received a single entry Written by a local landed gentry, The bad poem cannot be missed, Simply because the poem is this. Hello everyone! The poem contest has been extended for a week. Please email me directly amarian1@swarthmore.edu for submissions. The poem must allude to at least three colors; It must not be… Keep Reading


Dietel Show at the List Arts Gallery

Looming in the tall, glass windows, a gigantic, wooden mushroom floats weightlessly as though it had just stepped out of a children’s storybook. Jagged and cracked in places like the shell of a hatching chick, “Champignon” by Donald J. Gordon visiting artist and lecturer Fritz Dietel, nonetheless shimmers a smooth, honey rich amber, polished to… Keep Reading

Arts/Music in Spaces

Diet Cig and Calypso Baby Preform at Olde Club Show

The crispness of fall came early and the Olde Club show started late last Friday evening. That night the first major concert with an off-campus group performing went off without a hitch. It featured music from two experimental pop groups,  By 10 p.m a crowd had already started to form and it was sizable though… Keep Reading


The Viewing Experience of “A Period of Animate Existence”

On Thursday, the Lang Music Department housed an experimental work of fantastic theatrical imagination. Created by the composer/filmmaker Troy Herion, scenic designer Mimi Lien, and director Dan Rothenberg ’95, this play challenged the audience to envision a future of rapid change and unpredictable technology. Performers from the Crossing, Philadelphia Boys Choir/Philadelphia Girls Choir, Philomusica, and… Keep Reading


Announcing a Poetry Contest!

By the Arts Section To all those able to publicly bare their souls to the oldest student run paper on campus: the Phoenix Arts Section, in pursuit of the above stated principles of renewal, is trying out a series of weekly campus-wide arts contests. In addition to publishing the winner in our paper copies, we… Keep Reading

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