When the first notes of a concert ring out and the audience quiets, a musician hovers in a state of nervousness and excitement. Months of practice, however, must come before the figurative curtain can rise. One of the first things Mirabai Smoot
Here she comes / You better watch your step / She’s going to break your heart in two / It’s true … This the first verse of vocals in the song “Femme Fatale” by The Velvet Underground and Nico. Listening to this
“I had a mock trial tournament this weekend. I wrote a song on the flight there and a song on the flight back.” In this manner, completely humble and matter-of-fact, Veronica Yabloko ’22 described the impressive accomplishments of her past few days.
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